The new cartoon story called “Soccer Shojo Kaede” (Soccer girl Kaede), is based on the life of Homare Sawa who is the captain of the women’s World Cup Champions Japan.
The story release date has been brought forward following the squad’s success at the women’s World Cup 2011. In the story the heroine (named Kaede), is followed through her school years dreaming of winning medals representing her Country at World Cup and Olympics. The story highlights the friends she makes through the sport and the setbacks she has to face.
The author Takahashi had several interviews with Sawa after the Japanese finished fourth in the Beijing Olympics. Sawa told of her life devoted to soccer and the highs and lows that came with following her dream.
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