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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!
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!
Believing himself to be useless at soccer, Kakeru Aizawa instead becomes the manager of his school's soccer team, while his brother Suguru is its ace, and is even good enough to represent Japan in the championships. However, Kakeru may have a yet unknown strong talent within himself that only his brother Suguru can see, and they often get into arguments over Kakeru's denial of his skills. Things are made more complicated with the return of Nana, an old friend of theirs that Kakeru has a crush on.
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.
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...
Ginga e Kickoff!! and Giant Killing both focus on soccer. In Ginga e Kickoff, the main character Sho Ota loves soccer and loves it so much that he goes out of his way to form a soccer team, and a good one at that. Sho shows his passion for soccer, and in the end, they all have no regrets. In Giant Killing its a little different, the main character is not a player on the team but the coach. He has a history though as an amazing soccer player. He helps the weaker players become stronger and the strong ones become more honorable. He really is the heart of the anime, anyone else would ruin the anime and i wouldn't be making this recommendation. I think you'll love both anime because they share the topic of soccer and they show a losing team becoming a winning one. I'm not saying you have to agree with me but i still highly recommend that if you liked one of these anime, you'd definitely like the other.