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!
Tsubasa Ozora is a young boy with a dream: become a famous soccer player. Through countless adversities including tough rivals and difficult championships, Tsubasa will see if he has what it takes to be a winner. Now, Tsubasa must learn new skills and face his fears to become the best that there is and ultimately reach his goal: the World Cup!
I doubt there's anything more similar, Captain Tsubasa and Inazuma Eleven are both about a group of young football players and that's pretty much it. Everything is packed with overpowered techniques, and oh boy, Inazuma Eleven takes it to a hole another level.
Another nice anime based upon a soccer freak and the spirit of the game. Very nice animation,must watch for soccer lovers.
Failure has a new name: the "never-winning" Kickers. Having lost every match and scored zero goals, the downtrodden soccer team can’t find a single team to play against them. With low spirits, the Kickers are on the verge of breaking up – that is, until the high-spirited and energetic Daichi joins the team! Determined and filled with hope, Daichi organizes a match against the Devils – the strongest team around – in an attempt to revitalize the Kickers and stop the breakup; and thus, the Kickers take their first steps towards a better future. For their friends, for love, for joy, and for the ball!
There aren't a lot of sports anime out there that are aimed solely at young ones; Ganbare and Inazuma Eleven are two such anime. If you liked one, try out the other.
Inazuma and Ganbare! are about a group of really young football players who loves playing the game, that's pretty much it.
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.
I prefer Inazuma 11 its just epic, it follows the real football rules and adds good tactics and powers.
In a world where children battle it out in the ring with Crush Gears, Kouya Marino would like nothing more than be a champion in his own right. However, he can’t seem to leave the shadow of his brother, a crowned champ of the sport. What’s worse, all of the members of the Tobita Crush Gear Club, including the famous Takeshi, leave to form their own team. In order to prove he’s got what it takes, Kouya must help rebuild the club on his own – and first, he’s got to find worthy teammates. Alongside Kaoru, Jirou and other new friends, Kouya will try to help the Tobita Crush Gear Club regain its glory once more.
While Inazuma Eleven is solely a sports anime, it and Crush Gear involve a kid trying his best to revive a dying club. There's plenty of shounen goodness and action to be found in both, and they will appeal to the same audience.
Welcome to the game of Live On! In it, people known as Cardlivers use collectible cards to summon mysterious creatures for battles. One such Cardliver is Kakeru, an elementary school student who wants nothing more than to beat his friend Ai in a game. During a stroll through a park Kakeru runs across a hurt puppy named Petal and, using a card that it gives to him, transforms into a wondrous wolf and defeats the dog's would-be and sinister captors. Alongside Petal, Kakeru sets forth with his new cards to become the best Live On player around!
Admittedly, Live On Cardliver is a card battle anime while Inazuma Eleven is solely sports, but they both have a very, very similar feel and I'm almost certain they'll be enjoyed by the same audience. Each is stereotypical shounen fare with an overly eager protagonist and plenty of glorified battles (whether on the field or with monsters). Try it on for size.