Giant Killing

TV (26 eps)
3.979 out of 5 from 2,399 votes
Rank #772

Years ago, the East Tokyo United soccer team was a force to be reckoned with, captained by the talented and charismatic Takeshi Tatsumi. But after leaving suddenly to join an amateur team in England, ETU's record and morale quickly plummeted, their meager status kept afloat only by the efforts of new captain Murakoshi. Now, several years have passed and Takeshi is in town once more, this time to bring the team back to victory. But with fans resentful of the man's former departure, clashing personalities on the team and Takeshi's unorthodox and lackadaisical coaching style, ETU's rise to fame won't be easy...

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pokopori's avatar by pokopori on Sep 26, 2010
Score: 7/10

I'd like to say its a typical sports anime but it is in some ways and it isn't...The general plotline is typical.  A weak soccer team meets an eccentric but talented coach and soon, they begin winning games and fulfilling their potential.  Nothing crazy and unexpected here.The animation wasn't the typical type.  The art style was different, which is, dare I say, refreshing.  Nothing special... read more

Caboose19's avatar by Caboose19 on Sep 30, 2010
Score: 7/10

Giant Killing was a show that I had high hopes for that in the end just couldn't deliver. The premise of the show managed to be both worn out and new at the same time. You have a lack luster sports team that is struggling to stay afloat and a new coach comes with lofty goals and a plan to turn things around through strategy. I've seen this played out in western media a lot but this is the... read more

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