Captain Tsubasa ( キャプテン翼, Kyaputen Tsubasa, also known as Flash Kicker or Holly & Benji )
Tsubasa Ozora is a young Japanese Elementary school student who is deeply in love with soccer and dreams of one day winning the FIFA World Cup for Japan. He lives togetherwith his mother in Japan, while his father is a seafaring captain who travels around the world.
Tsubasa Ozora’s motto of “The ball is my friend”. Ever since he was little, he always went out with a soccer ball. His mother now having concluded that he was indeed born only to play soccer.
At the beginning of the story, both of them move to the city of Nankatsu, a town well-known for their talented high school soccer teams, and where Tsubasa meets Ryo Ishizaki(Bruce Harper), who often sneaks out from his mother’s public bathrooms, Sanae Nakazawa (also known as Patty ), his future wife, a young girl who also loves soccer and helps cheer the Nankatsu High team ( NewTeam ) on, and Genzo Wakabayashi( aka Benjamin Price), a highly talented young goalkeeper. Tsubasa meets Roberto Hongo, one of the best Brazilian soccer players, who is a friend of Tsubasa’s father, and who arrives in Japan and starts living with Tsubasa and his mother. Roberto becomes a mentor to Tsubasa and helps him to harness his soccer skills, convincing him to join Nankatsu Elementary and its fledgling high school soccer team, which Roberto coaches later as he passes his techniques onto Tsubasa.
Tsubasa also meets Taro Misaki (Tom Becker), who has travelled around Japan and
soon joins Nankatsu, and the two become the best of friends, forming a partnership soon to be renowned as the “Golden Duo” or “dynamic duo” of Nankatsu.
He meets such talented players as Kojiro Hyuga (Mark Landers), Jun Misugi(Julian Ross), and many others. His Nankatsu team wins the U-16 World Championships for Japan, before leaving the country to play in Brazil.
Tsubasa starts playing, with his mentor Roberto as the manager, for São Paulo, in Brazil’s premier professional league, winning the final against Flamengo.
Road to 2002
While Tsubasa moves from São Paulo to Barcelona, Kojiro Hyuga is bought by Juventus (F.C. Piemonte in the anime). Tsubasa plays very well in training, displaying all his skills, but the Dutch coach Van Saal, who coached Barcelona at the time) demotes him to FC Barcelona, the reserve team that plays in the second division, because Tsubasa and Rivaul cannot play together whilst Rivaul holds a key position for playmaking.
And the Physics?
What’s the lenght of Captain Tsubasa’s pitch?
How fast do Tsubasa & Co. run?
These calculations are not extraordinarily difficult: in other words, what I have done to find these values is pure and simple analysis.
You can find answers to these questions in my book, published through Amazon’s KDP:
Many people have a deep fear of Physics.
The fear of Physics may not seem as scary as a fear of darkness. There are many reasons why people develop a fear of Maths and Physics.
Maths and Physics have a similar image to that of cabbages, in that you are not supposed to like them and if you do, people think you are strange. We are taught directly or indirectly by relatives and the media that Physics is very hard: no-one can do Physics well; no-one likes Physics. Because of all this, Physics has been put on a pedestal as ‘very hard’ subject: If you can do it, you are revered as some kind of genius.
Students find Physics difficult, because they have to contend with different representations such as formulas and calculations, experiments, tables of numbers, graphs, diagrams and maps.
People think that Physics has too many things to learn: too much theory; too many formulas; too many laws and rules to be learned.
People also find that Physics is not interesting ( … seriously?!) and that makes it difficult for students.
In this book, I wanted to prove that Physics could be interesting: you can learn laws and rules with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that time passes!
I hope you will enjoy reading this book!