Both Ginga e Kickoff!! and Area no Kishi center around young atheteles with a lot of potential who love soccer.
Area no Kishi has a deep and tragic story line , however it still is a really wonderful and funny anime. It shows us how powerful a team can be when they work together. And also shows of how important friends can be.
Ginga e Kickoff!! Might not have such a deep story line as Area no Kishi but it still shows how all of the characters grow and mature and like Area no Kishi it shows us how important team work is.
Raimon Middle School's soccer club is led by the boisterous and determined Mamoru Endou. Armed with his grandfather’s notebook on special training and a fierce spirit, Mamoru desires to lead the team to victory, but there’s just one problem: the team is weak, unskilled, and disheartened. However, when several new members come on board, including soccer star Shuuya Gouenji from Kidokawa Seishuu Middle School, things begin to look up for the team. With ruthless opponents to defeat, special moves to acquire and the Soccer Frontier tournament to win, Mamoru and the gang will kick and block their way to victory!
They are both very much the same the only difference between the 2 is that Inazuma Eleven has "special/super shots" and Ginga E Kickoff is more realistic on that matter, but both series focus on team building and winning tournaments.
It’s been ten years since team Inazuma Japan, comprised mostly of students from Raimon Junior High, won the worldwide soccer tournament known as Football Frontier International. Using that victory as a springboard, the once near-defunct soccer club now has a whole building dedicated to it, and has even become a top choice for incoming students. One such youth is Tenma Matsukaze, a new enrollee who has been looking forward to joining the famed team for years. However what he finds shortly after becoming a member is shocking - youth soccer has come under the control of a mysterious group known as the Fifth Sector, and most of the match results are predetermined! Now Tenma, along with the help of a certain Raimon player from years past, must convince his new teammates to stand up to the feared organization and restore integrity to the game he loves so much!