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Eyeshield 21

Eyeshield 21

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Eyeshield21
Japanese: アイシールド21

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 145
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2005 to Mar 19, 2008
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.131 (scored by 23847 users)
Ranked: #3692
Popularity: #556
Members: 48,144
Favorites: 1,079
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy football shounen sports

Synopsis

Welcome To the Gridiron of the Damned! Huge hulking bodies throw themselves at each other, while a tiny lithe body runs between them for the goal! No, it’s not a game of football, it’s Sena Kobayakawa trying to evade the monstrous Ha-Ha brothers down the halls of Deimon High School! But wait! Sena’s incredible skills at not getting caught have been spotted by the devilish (possibly actually demonic) captain of the school’s embryonic American style football team, and when Sena asks to be the teams manager, he gets thrust onto the field as a running back instead! But there are two BIG catches: first, to keep the identity of their new “star” player an absolute secret, Yoichi makes Sena wear an opaque visor on his helmet and gives him the alias of “Eyeshield 21.” And the second catch? Well, in order to hit his fastest “speed of light” running mode, Sena usually has to be absolutely terrified. Not that THAT will be a problem with the monstrous players that he’ll soon find himself running from! The insanity hits the streets when the feet meet the cleats in EYESHIELD 21!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Eyeshield 21
Side story: Eyeshield 21: Maboroshi no Golden Bowl, Eyeshield 21 Jumpfesta 2005

Characters & Voice Actors

Anezaki, Mamori
Anezaki, Mamori
Main
Hirano, Aya
Japanese
Hirano, Aya
Higgins, Kate
English
Higgins, Kate
...
Hiruma, Yoichi
Hiruma, Yoichi
Main
Tamura, Atsushi
Japanese
Tamura, Atsushi
Prince, Derek Stephen
English
Prince, Derek Stephen
...
Kobayakawa, Sena
Kobayakawa, Sena
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Lowenthal, Yuri
English
Lowenthal, Yuri
...
Kurita, Ryokan
Kurita, Ryokan
Main
Nagano, Kouichi
Japanese
Nagano, Kouichi
Rivero Pichardo, Francisco Javier
Spanish
Rivero Pichardo, Francisco Javier

Staff

Nishita, Masayoshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ooba, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Katagai, Shin
Episode Director, Storyboard
Okumura, Yoshiaki
Episode Director



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Feb 18, 2009
Poparteeb
How long is it? 145 episodes. What’s it about? American Football. All of it? Yes. (And if you liked this series but found it either too long, or a bit childish, definitely check out Cross Game, a highly underrated sports series that is on a whole different maturity and story level.)

Eyeshield 21 is definite shonen sports anime. Heck, its even sponsored by the Japanese NFL and received backing in the United States as a football series on a sports channel. And now,…don’t get turned off. Because if you do, you’re missing out on one of the most entertaining series people disregard just because of its read more
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Jun 1, 2007
VK11
Eyeshield 21 - Japan's take on American Football. It's actually quite interesting.

Ok, so for a review on this anime. As far as sports-driven themed anime series, Eyeshield 21 does not disappoint its audience. In a nutshell, Eyeshield 21 is the story of Kobayakawa Sena and his rise from a scared little kid to a full-fledged ace running back that looks down linebackers and defensemen 20x (no joke) his size.

The story is pretty simple. Our protagonist team (Deimon) wants to make it to the championship game (in Japan known as the Christmas Bowl) and needs to make it read more
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Recommendations

Both main characters have look very similar and have very similar personalities in addition both anime shows are very hilarious while having their serious moments. The supporting casts for both shows also contribute similarly to their respective anime.
reportRecommended by VK11 - Add to favorites
Both Ippo and Sena are thrown into a world which they have no knowledge about, yet both seem to find their place and their talents which help them rise to the top. Also, they both have a group of friends to support them.

The biggest similarity both shows have is both main characters seem like ordinary people, with the potential to become extraordinary, and are thrown into an extraordinary situation in which their natural talents seem to develop at a fast pace.

Opening Theme

#01: "Breakthrough" by Coming Century (eps 1-35)
#02: "Innocence" by 20th Century (ep 36- 64)
#03: "Dang Dang" by ZZ (eps 65-103)
#04: "BLAZE LINE" by BACK-ON (ep 104-126)
#05: "Hanno no Runningback" by SHORT LEG SUMMER (eps 127-145)
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Ending Theme

#1: "Be Free" by Rikken'z (eps 1-13)
#2: "Blaze Away" by TRAX (eps 14-35)
#3: "Goal" by Arashiro Beni (eps 36-64)
#4: "Run to Win" by Mamori (Aya Hirano), Sena (Miyu Irino), Kurita (Koichi Nagano), Rimon (Kappei Yamaguchi) (eps 65 - 100)
#5: "A day dreaming..." by BACK-ON (eps 101-116)
#6: "Flower" by BACK-ON (eps 117-126)
#7: "Song of Power" by SHORT LEG SUMMER (eps 127-145)
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Recent News

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