Ranked #2020
Area no Kishi (Manga)

Area no Kishi

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 2006 to ?
Authors: Kibayashi, Shin (Story), Tsukiyama, Kaya (Art)


Score: 7.741 (scored by 2117 users)
Ranked: #20202
Popularity: #908
Members: 4,861
Favorites: 61
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Believing himself to be useless at football, Aizawa Kakeru opts to become the manager of his school's football team, while his brother Suguru is its ace, and is even good enough to represent Japan. However, Kakeru may be harbouring a strong talent within himself that only Suguru can see, and the two often get into arguments over Kakeru's denial of his skills. Things are made more complicated with the return of Nana, an old playmate of theirs that Kakeru has a crush on. Join the brothers in their journey to the national and even international championships! (Source: MU)

Story written under the penname Igano, Hiroaki.

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Adaptation: Area no Kishi
Prequel: Area no Kishi Gaiden: Enokou Early Days
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Aizawa, Kakeru
Mishima, Nana
Aizawa, Suguru
Araki, Ryuuichi
Murasaki, Mai
Tooru, Asuka
Silva, Leonardo

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Jan 6, 2010 11:04 AM
Area no Kishi is a manga about football. This is not just any sportmanga, but a wellwritten one. The story is incredible deep and wellwritten. You will be suprised how wellwritten this sportmanga is. You might even shed a tear or two. This is not the typical sportserie wich usually is Sport / comedy. Area no Kishi is a sport / slice of life serie. Its 100% serious.

Area no Kishi is about Aizawa Kakeru. Aizawa is a talented fotbollplayer who aims for becoming a pro, just like his older brother Suguru who is already good enough to play in the U-15 national team.
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Feb 25, 2011 10:44 PM
Okay, this is my first time writing a review so bare with me. Okay so basically I probably suck at writing reviews but this story frustrated me so much that I had to speak out ! Kakeru, is the main character who is always running away because he feels as though he's not good enough for football (soccer) but then after some turn in events he tries with all his might and gives it his all, but even so..every character who knows about his heart (which is now he's genius brother's won't spoil) they all act as though it's his brother and every time he read more
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