The soccer field lit up on July 2 when the Shoot! Goal for the future The television anime was created and with it came a continuation of the original 1990s Shoot! anime featuring Toshi and his admiration for Yoshiharu Kubo. A generation later, the students of Kakegawa High School and Atsushi Kamiya pick up where the team left off.
To celebrate the series premiere and show off a cool aspect of the production, Shoot! Goal for the future released a special trailer showing how the Kubo streak came about and how Japanese soccer superstar Shinji Ono, who currently plays for Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo, was the mo-cap actor in the scene.
Shinji Ono, who is also the anime’s football technical advisor, had to act out the scene dodging 11 players with just one other person.
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Noriyuki Nakamura (Dragon Slayer The legend of heroes movie) directs Shoot! Goal for the future at EMT Squared, featuring the soccer anime broadcast weekly on Saturday evenings. Crunchyroll is stream the series as it airs. The official Shoot! Goal for the future website describe the series as such:
Atsushi Kamiya, former captain of Kakegawa High School and world famous “brave captain” of a famous Italian soccer team… And Kakegawa High School student Hideto Tsuji, who doesn’t seem interested in the now weakened soccer team… Their meeting is the beginning of a new legend…
Daryl Harding is Japan correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan called TheDoctorDazza, tweets about @DoctorDazzaand posts photos of his travels on Instagram.