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Area no Kishi


Alternative Titles

English: The Knight in the Area
Japanese: エリアの騎士

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 37
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2012 to Sep 29, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Asahi
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.401 (scored by 16,320 users)
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Ranked: #18862
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Popularity: #1326
Members: 34,448
Favorites: 149
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Episodes: /37

Synopsis

Kakeru and Suguru are brothers who both have a flaming passion for soccer. However, while Suguru becomes a rising star in the Japanese youth soccer system, Kakeru decides to take on a managerial role after struggling on the field. But due to a cruel twist of fate, Kakeru ends up reevaluating the role he has chosen.

In hopes of one day being able to enter the World Cup by becoming a member of the national team, Kakeru trains harder than anyone else. He isn’t alone in this quest for glory, though. Kakeru's childhood friend, Nana, is a soccer prodigy of her own, with the wicked nickname “Little Witch”. She is a top-ranked player and is already playing for Nadeshiko Japan, the Japanese women’s national team. Nana's success gives Kakeru the extra push he needs to reach for his goals.

Soccer and adolescent fervor combine for an epic, emotional ride. Check it out for yourself in Area no Kishi!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aizawa, Kakeru
Aizawa, Kakeru
Main
Sanpei, Yuuko
Japanese
Sanpei, Yuuko
Mishima, Nana
Mishima, Nana
Main
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka
Aizawa, Suguru
Aizawa, Suguru
Supporting
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Kumai, Motoko
Japanese
Kumai, Motoko
Araki, Ryuuichi
Araki, Ryuuichi
Supporting
Ishida, Akira
Japanese
Ishida, Akira

Staff

Ogura, Hirofumi
Ogura, Hirofumi
Director
Ookuma, Akira
Ookuma, Akira
Sound Director
Kibayashi, Shin
Kibayashi, Shin
Original Creator
Inai, Keiji
Inai, Keiji
Music


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"Higher Ground (ハイヤーグラウンド)" by S.R.S

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More reviewsReviews

Ddortp
Nov 15, 2014
As a MASSIVE Football/Soccer fan I was thrilled to see that there was a Football/Soccer anime, and to my surprise it was actually very good.
- Decent Story
- It had a good OP
- It had good artwork and animation (My opinion)
- Actually followed football rules
- Most characters were enjoyable
- A good mixture of genres
- Serious when it needed to be and fun when it needed to be
Whether your a football fan - like me - or not, you should* enjoy this anime

*You will most probably enjoy it
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Alpharon
Jan 15, 2012
Esta review también está en español.

Football Chronicles, Chapter 2: Area no Kishi
Note: some football animes will be named in this review for the sake of comparison. This is, mostly, to see how the game is faced in each series. Of course, no spoilers.
Also, football as the real, english one (aka soccer), not the american one.

For a loyal follower of the world's most popular sport like me, there's nothing better than the news of a new football anime Area no Kishi/The Knight in the Area is the more recent bet... what can we expect from it? Let's see...

The story of this anime focus in Kakeru Aizawa, read more
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kamahamnida
Jan 6, 2012
Among the new animes this season, Area No Kishi ranked top in my 'must watch list' simply because i love soccer. I was hoping for a soccer anime with no superpower involved and upon hearing about Area No Kishi, i was excited. After watching the first episode, i am not disappointed with it but i am expecting more.

Story(8)
For the story i am giving it a 8 because of both the potential development of the protagonist, Kakeru, as a player as well as his development in terms of romantic relationship with Seven. First episode was quite promising for me, and i certainly am looking forward to read more
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jonathanjosephh
Nov 16, 2013
Area no Kishi, The Knight in the Area.

Note: Football will be referred to as "soccer" for familiarity's sake.

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Story (7)

The story starts off with two brothers, one slightly older and significantly better at soccer. At first, it seemed like the story would revolve on the younger brother trying to catch up with his older brother. In a way, that was the case-- but I can't go in-depth without spoiling the anime. However, this anime involved a sports anime cliche.. losing the "main" tournament and winning (not necessarily in this case) the next. I would also like to note that this anime had a lot read more
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