Saturday, 7 June 2014

Picture of the Day: Nostalgic Cartoon

The giant Kojiro Hyuga towering everyone at Hysan Place
World Cup fever is starting to heat up with the kick off happening June 12, though in Hong Kong only die-hard fans will be watching, since the games will be played in the middle of the night our time.

If you see some bleary-eyed colleagues come into work or call in sick, you'll know why...

Near Hysan Place in Causeway Bay there's a giant statue of a footballer by the name of Kojiro Hyuga.

If you're a football fan who lived in Hong Kong in the mid-1980s, you'll remember Hyuga starring in a Japanese animated cartoon called Captain Tsubasa on TVB. His Cantonese name is Siu Chi-keung and his friend Ozora Tsubasa (Tai Chi-wai), who were known for their "tiger shots" and "super shots".

And like every other young obsessive footballer, their dream was to play in the World Cup and win the golden trophy...

So does this 5 metre-tall statue created by Adidas bring back fond memories for anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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