Kyaputen Tsubasa

Kyaputen Tsubasa (1983)

269 mistakes in season 1

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Starring: Arihiro Hase

Genres: Animated, Drama, Family, Sport

The New Soccer Star - S1-E1

Factual error: Tsubasa is daydreaming over a picture of Italy winning the 1982 World Cup. The uniform in the photo though has trunks and collars of the wrong color, a yellow that has never been part of any of Italy's sets. And even if it's certainly not a photorealistic cartoon, the features/hairstyles of the team depicted have nothing to do with the winning team; the winning team was not composed of gingers with big perms; the majority had black hair of medium to short length. (00:02:45)

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Character mistake: For being such a football fan, Tsubasa surely keeps poor care of his gear, since he goes everywhere wearing football boots, and the studs are certainly not suited for 24/7 usage on asphalt. Even worse for Genzo, who for no reason walks around the city in his full goalkeeper uniform and boots. He's a professional with a private coach who is very strict. Besides...who would keep goalkeeper gloves off the pitch all the time?

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Other mistake: Star keeper Genzo Wakabayashi has a trademark hat with his name and a cool logo. According to his manga character design he was supposed to wear the Adidas logo, but copyright issues arose and the Nankatsu logo is a great substitute visually - sadly it makes no sense, because he is sporting it already at the beginning of the anime and the team with that logo will be properly formed only later in the series.

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A Long Way to Brazil - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Roberto is looking at the team having a laugh with the still injured Ishizaki, there are 10 of them in the first shot with no keeper included and 10 including the keeper in the second. Both are wrong though, since Ryo has a substitute that is playing, so should be 11 players all along. Later in the episode when they run for the special training, it's 12 people, with Ishizaki still sidelined, but in the close-up of Roberto's foot you can see them run past, and it's 11 players. (00:07:05 - 00:10:10)

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The Last Chance - S1-E9

Other mistake: Misaki's dad just arrived at the stadium, and seeing his son play, he strokes his beard with a satisfied look. Problem is, he's still standing and the hand that rubs his chin was holding a toolbox he did not have time to put down (or anywhere to place it on, for that matter). (00:10:40)

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The Last Chance - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Taro Misaki's flashback starts with him juggling the ball as he wears a pink shirt and black pants. The pants change to green in the next shot, but even more surprising, he gets blue hair. (00:09:45)

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The Last Chance - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Mr. "OONN", the goalkeeper of Urabe's team, gets to wear a uniform completely different from his teammate's, but we saw him walk into the stadium exactly with the same tracksuit as the others 2 episodes earlier. And that he's wearing again in this same episode after the decisive goal. (00:07:05 - 00:13:45)

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A Perfect Duo - S1-E8

Factual error: In this episode we have a random person showing up and being admitted to the team and playing as substitute on the spot, with nobody protesting. He puts on the (sweat-soaked, presumably!) uniform of another player and just goes ahead without any check from the referee or assistants. Given that the match is between two schools without necessarily having the official football federation involved, it is understandable, but they do not even ask the opposing coach if they are OK with something so obviously outside of any established rule. And they are still playing in a packed stadium, with official referees and even a radio commentator! Only in anime.

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A Perfect Duo - S1-E8

Plot hole: For no reason and without the fact being addressed at all, 2 defenders take the kick off for the second extra time (and naturally lose it instantly, while Tsubasa and Misaki would never have). (00:18:00)

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A Perfect Duo - S1-E8

Audio problem: When Urabe gets in the field to ask to be a substitute, western dubs (verified in the Italian and spanish dubs) have Ryo (or "Bruce") ask him who he is. Ryo knows perfectly well who Urabe is, and they played a friendly match just a couple episodes before too. (00:06:45)

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A Perfect Duo - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Wakabayashi is still on all fours, dejected after being bested by Tsubasa. He lost his baseball cap parrying the shot in the right corner, but now both his beret and his wounded pride are towards the opposite side of the goal. (00:05:00)

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Kick-Off for the Future - S1-E3

Trivia: International versions change Roberto's message to his coach at San Paulo FC, adding for some reason that he met a girl he fell in love with. This girl is never referenced nor appears, since, well, she does not exist? Roberto mentions that he met Tsubasa instead, who he wants to bring to greatness. (00:12:40)

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