Jul 6, 2021
This review contains a lot of spoilers.
English is not my language. It may contain errors due to translation.
I found this anime here on MyAnimeList out of the blue, I don't even remember how. I like to watch unknown anime, so I looked to see if it was subtitled in any language... Amazingly enough, I got it subtitled in English on YouTube.
Well, the anime starts by showing that the main character runs fast like a horse (yes, as exaggerated as it may be, that's exactly what it is).
His father and mother died, and he was left with only his younger sister. Both of them stayed in
the house of various relatives, until they got to the point of living on a farm, which does not belong to any of their relatives. Because of this, the protagonist started to feel hatred for people.
Well, because he runs very fast, two men who are involved in soccer go after him. I honestly don't know where or when these men found out about him. They insist that the protagonist join the soccer team, but he doesn't want to. They insist so much that he challenges them.
For some reason they take the protagonist's horse away, just like that, out of the blue, to become a racehorse. Then they promise to let him see the horse if he joins the soccer team. It's kind of lame, because he doesn't even try to stop them from taking his horse away, and he doesn't even want to play soccer.
The story fails to explore these little things, which leaves everything very "meh" and kind of played out of nowhere.
As I said before, it's stupid that the protagonist's nose just lets them take his horse away to bet races and he doesn't stop it. He doesn't even demand to make any money from it. Seriously, it's very silly. All so that later he can be blackmailed into playing for a soccer team.
You can see how clueless this is, right? It would be better if it was a horse racing anime than a soccer anime.
The protagonist is starting in a national youth team, but out of the blue they say that the world-renowned São Paulo team is going to Japan, and that next year the players in the youth team already have to be drafted to play against strong, world-renowned teams. Yeah, okay... WTF? How come?
Another stupid thing: They quote Pelé, a world-known player, and one of the most important soccer players in Brazil (the country I unfortunately live in). So far so good, normal to quote someone famous. BUT THEY DIDN'T PORTRAY HIM AS A BLACK MAN, AND PELÉ IS A BLACK PERSON, NOT JUST A BRUNETTE. Seriously, it's not because it's an anime from the 70's that they didn't know what a world famous player looks like.
One of the worst things comes after what I mentioned above
THE YOUTH TEAM PLAYS AGAINST SÃO PAULO, WHICH IS A WORLD FAMOUS TEAM. They are showing on TV, youth players against a professional team... what a stupid anime.
They are literally professionals against amateurs, who are trying to evolve in soccer to one day become professionals.
You know what is funny? The protagonist plays against São Paulo, and he has been playing soccer for not even a year. The protagonist has been training soccer for less than a year, and he is already battling with professionals?
The São Paulo player even praises the protagonist (who learned to play at the professional level overnight). And there is another problem in this? he personally goes to talk to the protagonist, BUT HOW CAN A BRAZILIAN PLAYER KNOW HOW TO SPEAK JAPANESE FLUENTLY? Yes, there are Brazilians who speak Japanese, but a soccer player? The right thing is to speak in English, because it is the world language.
They even travel around the world in world championships... Yes, a teenager who plays soccer for less than a year already competes in world championships.
And yes, the protagonist becomes a soccer star. Hahahahahahahaha
Ah... what a stupid anime!
I had mentioned that the protagonist runs fast like a horse, but this is totally ignored during the anime.
As you can see, this anime is stupid, illogical and full of nonsense.
I cannot accept that a teenager who plays soccer for a few months is already playing in a world championship, traveling around the world.
I don't even like soccer and I was already offended by how badly this anime is written, imagine a person who is fanatical about this sport?
Anyway, that's it. Don't even waste your time watching this crap.
Reviewer’s Rating: 1
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