Thirdverse and BLOCKSMITH&Co. New Blockchain Game “CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-” launches today!

Thirdverse Group(Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Hironao Kunimitsu) and BLOCKSMITH&Co.. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Tetsuya Sanada), a subsidiary of KLab, Inc. that oversees KLab's Web3-related business, today announced that "Captain Tsubasa - RIVALS-," a new blockchain game utilizing the IP of the iconic Japanese soccer manga "Captain Tsubasa'' has been launched. RIVALS", a new blockchain game utilizing the IP of Japan's leading soccer manga "Captain Tsubasa''.


How to Start the Game

"CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-" is a browser game you can play from your PC or smartphone browser. To start, you will need an invitation code to create an account and at least one player NFT to play the game.

Service URL:

System requirements (recommended)

  • Smartphone: Devices released in 2019 or later

  • PC: Latest version of Microsoft Edge/Google Chrome/Safari

Invitation Codes

This game is an invitation-only game. You are able to get your invitation code by either of the following ways:

  • Ask a friend that has already started the game to share their invitation code

  • Go to the dedicated channel for invitation code sharing (#code-share) in the Discord server ( Verification is required to join the server.

NFT Purchases

NFTs are available in the in-game marketplace.
Please also check out our social media channels for various campaigns in the future.

Official Links

Since the service announcement on October 18, 2022, Various NFT distribution campaigns were conducted on the official Twitter and Discord, and applicants selected from a total of more than 65,000 community members received the initial invitation and NFT for game play.

About "Captain Tsubasa - RIVALS

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“CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-" is a blockchain game where players can train players from the original "Captain Tsubasa" manga and compete against other players. The game offers two game modes: "RIVAL Mode" which fully recreates the original story, and "PvP Mode" where players and supporting characters can compete against each other online.

The characters come in generative NFTs, together with special-shot 3D movies as well as generative BGMs that are played inside the game. Enhance your one-of-a-kind NFT, form your unique team, and play against your rivals.

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The project has partnerships with global blockchain companies such as Polygon, OKX, and YGG. The company has also entered into a partnership with Nankatsu SC, a soccer club with the same name as the team of Tsubasa Ozora, the main character in "Captain Tsubasa. In addition, professional soccer players Yuto Nagatomo and Andres Iniesta have been appointed as official ambassadors of "Captain Tsubasa - RIVALS-", attracting a great deal of attention.

©Yoichi Takahashi/Shueisha
©Thirdverse, Co., Ltd.

Comment from the producer of "Captain Tsubasa - RIVALS”

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I am Fujiyoshi, the producer of "CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-". This game is designed to be as simple as possible, easy and not too time-consuming, so that players both experienced and new to blockchain games will be able to enjoy the game.
We are aiming to build a game experience that is simple but with depth of enhancing characters and forming teams. Hope you all enjoy!

Ongoing Campaigns

  • Rival Scout Race

  • Minting Item Giveaway Event

  • #KickoffTsubasaRivals

There are several campaigns ongoing celebrating the launch of “CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-”.
Join these event/campaigns to get additional rewards!

1. Rival Scout Race

  • Period: Jan 12 - Feb 12, 2023

  • For: All users

  • Overview: Top 100 users who invited the most friends using invitation codes will be rewarded by $TSUBASAGT, depending on the rank. The total prize pool is 59,600 $TSUBASAGT.

This campaign is separated into three terms and users that ranked top 5 for each team will receive bonus rewards of 300 $TSUBASAGT.

2. Minting Item Giveaway Event

  • Period: Jan 12 - Jan 26, 2023

  • For: All users

  • Overview: "Minting item" - an item that could be used for NFT mint will appear in all users’ wallets for a limited period. By using this, users will be able to mint NFTs with only 1 NFT whereas usually 2 is needed.

*NFT minting: Creating a new NFT by multiplying two NFTs you have.

3. #KickoffTsubasaRivals

  • Period: January 12 - January 16, 2023

  • For: All users

  • Overview: 10 winners for NFTs and 5 winners for 200 $TSUBASAGT will be selected out everyone that tweeted with the #KickoffTsubasaRivals hashtag during the period. Increase your odds by attaching the screenshot of your Player NFT together!

Check out this article for more information about each campaign.

What is "Captain Tsubasa"?

“Captain Tsubasa" is a soccer manga by Yoichi Takahashi that began serialization in Shueisha's "Weekly Shonen Jump" in 1981 and has had a tremendous impact mainly on Japanese soccer fans.
Subsequently, a sequel series depicting the growth of the main character, Tsubasa Ozora, and his friends was published.
Captain Tsubasa Rising Sun" will be serialized in Shueisha's "Grand Jump" until 2019, and from 2020, it will be published in "Captain Tsubasa Magazine," an extra edition of "Grand Jump.
The total number of copies of the book and paperback in Japan has exceeded 70 million.
It is a very popular work that has been translated into 20 languages and published in many foreign countries as well as in Japan.

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Official Links

Official website:
Twitter (English):
Twitter (Japanese):


Representative: Tetsuya Sanada, President and CEO
Establishment: April 1, 2022
Capital: 10 million JPY
Head office: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-6122
Business: Development and distribution of Game&SocialFi services such as blockchain technology, crypto assets utilizing NFTs

About KLab Inc.

Name: KLab Inc.
Representative: Hidekatsu Morita, Representative Director, President and CEO
Establishment: August 1, 2000
Capital: 5,363.64 million JPY (as of October 30, 2022)
Stock listing: Tokyo Stock Exchange, Prime (3656)
Head office: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6122
Business: Planning, developing, and operating online mobile games

About Thirdverse, Co., Ltd.

Company name: Thirdverse, Co., Ltd.
Representative: Hirohisa Kunimitsu, CEO
Established: April 30, 2013
Head office: 11F KANDA SQUARE, WeWork, 2-2-1 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Business: Virtual reality and web3 game development and distribution
Corporate website:

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Thirdverse, Co., Ltd.