‘Oliver and Benji’ returns to TV: where to see the legendary series

    We recently recommended the best series for which it could be worth subscribing to Crunchyroll, the Netflix of animebut it turns out that you don’t have to go that far to enjoy one of the most beloved Japanese animation stories in our country. Captain Tsubasaknown in Spain as champions or, more generally, Oliver and Benji, returns to television on the occasion of the World Cup in Qatar, and does it in the best possible way: totally free. The series can be seen both on streaming as in linear emission without paying a penny and right now. Do you want to know how?

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    To start heating up the atmosphere for the 2022 World Cup, RTVE has recovered one of the most valued anime franchises in Spain: Oliver and Benji. Of course, what the public entity is offering its viewers may not be exactly the series that some nostalgic viewers will remember. Is about Champions towards the World Cup: Oliver and Benjithe reboot from the story of soccer player Oliver Atom made to promote the 2002 World Cup, organized jointly by South Korea and Japan. Since November 14, the Clan channel has been in charge of broadcasting this relaunch of the series of Oliver and Benji of the 80s. Although Netflix first announced that the series would enter its catalog towards the middle of last October, it was finally the children’s signal of Televisión Española that has retained the retransmission rights of Champions towards the World Cup: Oliver and Benji.

    The 52 episodes of the reboot, produced by the Madhouse studio and originally broadcast between 2001 and 2002, can be seen from Monday to Friday at 2:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Clan. Also, Champions to the world will also be available on streaming and completely free of charge on the corporation’s platform, RTVE Play, as the episodes go through the airwaves.

    what’s it about Champions towards the World Cup: Oliver and Benji

    Despite what it may seem from its title —Captain Tsubasa: Road to 2002, in its original version—, the anime that has landed on the national grid thanks to RTVE does not focus solely on the world championship, nor does it show alternative versions of the beloved characters from the original series directly immersed in the championship. In Champions to the worldwho grew up with the Oliver and Benji original you will find all the pieces more or less in their place, but with a visual finish somewhat more capable of withstanding the test of time (because no, the first series was not as spectacular as you remember…). The deja vu will be especially acute in the first few episodes, because the reboot tells the story from the beginning: the arrival of Oliver Atom to his first football team, the New Team; his time in the school championships… The big difference is that, in this series, things don’t stop there: the star striker ends up playing with the Japan National Team and, don’t miss it, wearing the FC Barcelona shirt, which in the reboot it was called FC Catalonia. If the idea of ​​seeing an anime character at the Camp Nou appeals to you, this is your chance.

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‘Oliver and Benji’ returns to TV: where to see the legendary series