Ranked #78

Eyeshield 21 (Manga)

Eyeshield 21

Alternative Titles

English: Eyeshield 21
Japanese: アイシールド21


Type: Manga
Volumes: 37
Chapters: 333
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 23, 2002 to Jun 15, 2009
Authors: Inagaki, Riichiro (Story), Murata, Yusuke (Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.611 (scored by 15881 users)
Ranked: #782
Popularity: #106
Members: 26,640
Favorites: 2,656
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Wimpy Sena Kobayakawa has been running away from bullies all his life. But when the football gear comes on, things change—Sena's speed and uncanny ability to elude big bullies just might give him what it takes to become a great high school football hero! Enjoy all the bone-crushing action and slapstick comedy that this heartwarming coming-of-age story has to offer.

(Source: VIZ Media)


Eyeshield 21 was published in English by VIZ Media under Shonen Jump Advanced imprint from April 5, 2005 to October 4, 2011.

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Jun 12, 2009
Sports manga in general (with a few notable exceptions) branch off into two main groups - the martial group and the teamwork group. The martial sports manga (featuring boxing, judo, etc.) usually sport characters with grit and guts struggling against one another. This type of sports manga also often suffers from overemphasis of the main character and weak side characters who only serve to show how awesome the lead is by comparison. The teamwork sports manga (featuring baseball, basketball, etc.) usually sport a large, well-developed cast. At the very least, the main team of a team sports manga will have read more
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Aug 6, 2013
Eyeshield 21 is a sports manga that focuses on high school students and American football. That fact alone often turns people away usually because they are not interested in sports and understandably assume a manga about sports would be uninteresting. This is far from the truth. Eyeshield 21 has such a wonderful story, good pacing and length, well developed and in depth characters, and fantastic art style that whether or not the viewer likes football is irrelevant. Those who dive into Eyeshield 21 and stick with it will most certainly have a nice payoff and will remember the series for years to come.

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Jul 18, 2008
I recommend reading the manga of Eyeshield 21 , because it's funnier than the anime and gives much details about all the characters ( specially of you are a fan of Hiruma )
unfortunately Eyeshield 21 anime completed and I don't know if they're making a second season of it .. but if you can't wait for that just read the manga .. Ya ha!
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Aug 7, 2010
First time writing a review but since this manga didn't have that many I thought I could try

I think this is quite a realistic manga. Of course it's not that realistic in comedy and with what happens to the characters, but the focus, American football, is realistic. At least I think. It's hid under the veil of shounen, where all attention is given to single persons or groups at a time, where time seems to stop as people discuss about what's happening and sometimes seem to read each others thoughts while doing that. Even with all that the game is not supernatural or anything. But read more
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