New Chapters for NEXT DREAM Original Story from Yoichi Takahashi Debut in "Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team"!

KLab Inc.(TSE Prime Market: 3656)

Tokyo, Japan - March 25, 2022 - KLab Inc., a leader in online mobile games, announced that its head-to-head football simulation game Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team will add new chapters to NEXT DREAM, the original story by the author of "Captain Tsubasa" Yoichi Takahashi, starting Friday, March 25, 2022.


The brand new original story NEXT DREAM began September 2021. Players and their transfer destinations were steadily introduced in the prologue and set up the stage for the continuation of the story.

The updated scenarios from February 2022 have begun to reveal where the main characters are heading and mark a conclusion to the story prologue.

In the scenario available starting today, fans will finally be able to read the beginning of the main story. This includes the start of the league matches for each country and setting the stage for the characters to compete against one another.

New scenarios will be added monthly in the future, so please be sure to check out the game.


The plot for the new original story NEXT DREAM was created by Yoichi Takahashi, the author of "Captain Tsubasa", and is produced by KLab under his supervision.

The story takes place after the Madrid Olympics in Captain Tsubasa Rising Sun, currently being serialized in the Grand Jump special edition Captain Tsubasa Magazine (Shueisha). It highlights the appearances of familiar characters in new roles and brand new characters every month in the game.

The Story So Far of NEXT DREAM

The story begins when familiar players, including Tsubasa Oozora, receive offers from overseas club teams and transfer to various parts of Europe.

Genzo Wakabayashi, who lost his chance to play in Hamburg, Germany. Kojiro Hyuga, who experienced setbacks in Italy. Taro Misaki, who gave up on going to France because of the accident. Don't miss the new stories as these three make their comebacks in Europe.


What Comes Next?

The Japanese players who moved to Europe will face off in the German league! Fans can look forward to the heated competition between players and the future of new characters.

Where to Read the NEXT DREAM Story

The NEXT DREAM story features new illustrations (partial voice overs) and can be accessed in the Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team game app. The story can be accessed with minimal game play and without the need to clear in-game matches and events.

In addition, the scenarios released so far can be read any time and new scenarios will be added once a month.

Where to Read NEXT DREAM
1. Download the game app "Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team"
2. Clear the tutorial (only the first match)
3. Select NEXT DREAM from "Scenario" on the menu screen

New PV Premieres and Website Updated!

Check out the brand new PV of NEXT DREAM premiering today!

The NEXT DREAM official website has also been updated to introduce more detailed information. Fans will be able to learn more about the story including a list of teams and what characters have appeared so far.


NEXT DREAM Official Website

NEXT DREAM In-Game Campaigns Begin!

New in-game campaigns start today to celebrate the new story!

In addition to a new Transfer including characters from the story, there will also be limited events like the "New Story Release Celebration Cup" so fans can enjoy the new story and game campaigns.


Event Period: Friday, March 25 until Friday, April 1 (UTC+9)


Brian Kluivoort and Leon Dick of Amsterdam (NEXT DREAM) debut as new players in this Transfer! This is a Step-Up Transfer where 1 SSR player is guaranteed on Step 3 and 1 Pick-UP SSR player is guaranteed on Step 5.

*Returns to Step 1 after the final Step (Step 5).
*There is an SP exchange limit.

About Captain Tsubasa

Created by Yoichi Takahashi, Captain Tsubasa is a Japanese manga that centers on the sport of football. Since premiering in Shueisha’s landmark manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump in 1981, the series has grown into a legend that has inspired and delighted countless football fans around the world 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 Ozora. The series’ popularity continues to thrive, with Captain Tsubasa Rising Sun finishing its appearance in Shueisha’s manga anthology, Grand Jump in 2019, and a special issue called Captain Tsubasa Magazine began serialization in 2020.

The series has sold over 70 million volumes in Japan alone. Captain Tsubasa’s popularity extends beyond borders, having been translated and published around the world in 20 languages, finding fans and winning the hearts of football lovers around the globe.

Overview of Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team

Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team
Supported OSes
Android™ 4.4+, iOS 10.0+, HarmonyOS 2.0+
* Not available on some devices.
Supported Regions
Global (Excludes Japan and Mainland China)
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, and Thai
Head-to-head football simulation game
Free-to-play (In-app purchases available)
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