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New “Captain Tsubasa” Mobile Game Under Development - To Be Released in 2017

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Tokyo, Japan – February 8, 2017 – KLab Inc., a leader in online mobile games, announced today that it is currently developing a new smartphone game application based on Captain Tsubasa.

The new game features the familiar special moves that play such an integral role in the world of Captain Tsubasa, as well as famous scenes that allow players to relive their favorite storylines all over again. The game is slated for release in Japan in 2017, with plans to take a global version of the game to the international playing field in the future.

About Captain Tsubasa

Created by Yoichi Takahashi, Captain Tsubasa is a Japanese manga that centers on the sport of soccer. Since premiering in Shueisha’s landmark comic anthology Weekly Shonen Jump in 1981, the series has grown into a legend that has inspired and delighted countless soccer fans across Japan for decades.

Even after the end of the initial serialization, the story has continued to evolve with new works highlighting the growth and development of main character Tsubasa Oozora. The series’ popularity continues into the present day, with Captain Tsubasa Rising Sun currently appearing in Shueisha’s bi-monthly manga anthology, Grand Jump.

The series has sold over 70 million volumes in Japan alone. Captain Tsubasa’s popularity extends beyond borders, having been translated and published in over 10 countries and regions around the world, finding fans and winning the hearts of soccer lovers around the globe.

KLab and Captain Tsubasa: A History of Success

The new game announced today is not the first title developed by KLab to be based on Captain Tsubasa. The company released Captain Tsubasa: Tsukuro Dream Team as a browser game in March 2011. The game is still available today.

Tsukuro Dream Team went on to become the most ported game ever released by KLab, with versions available on seven platforms. A popular title featured in the Top 10 game rankings on Mobage and GREE, this classic game is still enjoyed by fans across Japan five years after its initial release.

Captain Tsubasa: Tsukuro Dream Team is one of KLab’s best known titles, and holds the honor of being the second-highest earner of all time for the company.

Rewards Received by Captain Tsubasa: Tsukuro Dream Team

April 24, 2012 - Smartphone Version mixi Game Award for Excellence (Men’s category)
April 25, 2012 - Mobage Award 2011 Gold Prize
August 3, 2012 - GREE Platform Award - The first half of 2012 - Award of Excellence

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About KLab

KLab is a leader in online mobile gaming. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Tokyo, the company is listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. KLab has consistently ranked as one of the top 50 grossing game publishers worldwide since 2012. With its emphasis on quality and innovative games, KLab continues to grow at a rapid pace, expanding beyond the Japanese market with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and the United States. For more information about KLab, please visit http://www.klab.com/jp/english/.