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Eyeshield 21

Eyeshield 21

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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)

Statistics

Score: 8.611 (scored by 16854 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
Ranked: #762
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #109
Members: 28,502
Favorites: 2,795
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Volumes: /37
Chapters: /333

Synopsis

Timid, diminutive, and frequently the target of bullies, Sena Kobayakawa has just enrolled at Deimon Private High School. When he angers a group of delinquents by refusing to act as their errand boy, he makes an incredibly speedy getaway, an ability he has developed through years of running from his tormentors.

Youichi Hiruma—the demonic captain of the Deimon Devil Bats football team—happens to be nearby, and seeing Sena's "golden legs" at work, forcibly recruits him as a running back despite Sena's desire to be team manager instead. Made to don the number 21 jersey and a special helmet to hide his identity as a player, Sena becomes "Eyeshield 21," the team's closely guarded secret weapon. Soon he realizes his love for the sport, and aims to help the Devil Bats reach the Christmas Bowl, the high school football championship.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Eyeshield 21 has sold more than 20 million copies in Japan and also has games produced by Konami and Nintendo.

The series was published in English by VIZ Media under Shonen Jump Advanced imprint from April 5, 2005 to October 4, 2011 and has been licensed in France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Taiwan, and South Korea.

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Torisunanohokori
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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Mahadesu
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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AkagamiShanksu
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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MacAnkkuli
Aug 7, 2010
First time writing a review but since this manga didn't have that many I thought I could try

Story
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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