Ranked #1422


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ホイッスル!


Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 6, 2002 to Feb 3, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: School, Shounen, Sports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.541 (scored by 3,536 users)
Ranked: #14222
Popularity: #3011
Members: 7,067
Favorites: 50
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Kazamatsuri Shou's dream has always been to become a professional soccer player, but he has one problem: he's not very good at the game. He was accepted to the prestigious Musashi no Mori Junior High, known for its top rate soccer team, but he was never able to rise beyond the rank of third stringer. After transferring to Sakura Jousui Junior High, he can finally play soccer. And, with the support of his new friends and teammates, his strong determination, and lots of hard work, his soccer skills are developing rapidly and setting Shou well on his way to achieving his dream.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kazamatsuri, Sho
Kazamatsuri, Sho
Komukai, Minako
Komukai, Minako
Sato, Shigeki
Sato, Shigeki
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Kiuchi, Hidenobu
Fuwa, Daichi
Fuwa, Daichi
Kiyasu, Kohei
Kiyasu, Kohei
Mizuno, Tatsuya
Mizuno, Tatsuya
Maeda, Takeshi
Maeda, Takeshi


Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Fukutomi, Hiroshi
Yamada, Takashi
Yamada, Takashi
Komukai, Minako
Komukai, Minako
Theme Song Performance
Sahashi, Toshihiko
Sahashi, Toshihiko

More episodes Episodes(0/39)

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Opening Theme

"Double Wind" by Minako Komukai

Ending Theme

"Sweet Days" by Minako Komukai

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May 14, 2009
I'll start off first by throwing this out there, I don't really like soccer all that much. Watching it is pretty damn boring, and playing it isn't much better in my opinion. Now, with that out of the way, let me just say that I really loved this anime. I know, you're like, "But he just said he pretty much hates soccer. Is he weird?" Yes, this anime indeed be about soccer, but it is much more than just that. This anime follows a middle school boy, Shou Kazamatsuri, who enjoys soccer and works extremely hard to get better and rise to the top. We read more
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Aug 12, 2008
I enjoyed this story very much. It was actually a realistic soccer story and it didn't have to deal with any other side stories. it maintained me entertained for the whole anime and the ending was very exciting, and it left you asking for more. I recommend this anime to the true soccer fans, who know the reality of soccer and that know how hard it is and how much you have to work to make it in the sport.
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Sep 20, 2013
First and foremost, I really have to say that the plot is really interesting, such that it is different from most sports anime I know.

1. The main character Shou may not seem to have the attribute that a striker (forward) ought to have, but yet he does not give up and makes use of whatever he has to put up a play to his advantage.

2. His growth along with the interaction with the other characters were equally as important and good.

However, the thing is that this anime seems to be under budget, I really don't like how the voice casting for Shou is done, read more
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Jul 16, 2013
After watching hungry heart wild striker it took me a bit of persistence to give Whistle a go but i'm glad i did. Amazing anime! I loved the characters, the music really fitted in nicely, the plot was to a point good but short but overall the anime was excellent! Dissapointed they didn't make another season or carry on the anime as theres more to have seen. It could well have turned out to be an anime such as captain tsubasa in the sense of going on a journey with the tokyo team and there adventures.
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Anime: Hungry Heart: Wild Striker
Both shows follow a singular "ace" that progresses through tournaments and becomes increasingly better at soccer. Whistle is a little more on the realistic side (and also more childish), whereas Wild Striker has a few "super" moves, but is also more fun and for a slightly older audience. Young kids = Whistle, Older crowd = wild striker. 
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Anime: Area no Kishi
Both are about soccer and both are similar. 
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Anime: Bamboo Blade
To be exact, there is only one similarity that I can think of.

At first, both clubs had many members, but due to reasons, a lot of the club member left and both clubs had minimal members.
- Bamboo Blade: a member was a sadist that scared all of the members away and the seniors were studying for their exams
- Whistle!: Mizuno Tatsuya and Kazamatsuri Sho made a deal with the team captain that whoever won the match would be captain, but because the team captain loss and couldn't deal with Mizuno being captain, many members left

Somehow, both clubs manages to  read more 
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Anime: Inazuma Eleven
Whistle! is also about Football! But more realistic than Inazuma Eleven! Though the enjoyment is a little less! XD 
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Anime: Ginga e Kickoff!!
Younger kids playing soccer, aiming to be the best they'll be. Both main teams start out without a coach, lose (obviously) and then get a coach that makes their teams even better. Main characters are very similar, also both shows have good girl characters. 
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Anime: Hikaru no Go
Whistle and Hikaru no go aren't really the same but I know some people like me look for similiar characters. The two mains personalities arent the same but they both find a activity that they like and are determined to play/win. They both at first suck but then they keep practicing and eventually get good (although i think hikaru has more natural talent). Hikaru is a little better than whistle in terms of keeping you interested (i think). 
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