Eyeshield 21

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Synonyms: Eyeshield21
Japanese: アイシールド21


Type: TV
Episodes: 145
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2005 to Mar 19, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:00 (JST)
Studios: Gallop
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.921 (scored by 8373683,736 users)
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Ranked: #6782
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1179
Members: 170,426
Favorites: 1,922

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Shy, reserved, and small-statured, Deimon High School student Sena Kobayakawa is the perfect target for bullies. However, as a result of running errands throughout his life, Sena has become agile and developed a skill for avoiding crowds of people. After the cunning Youichi Hiruma—captain of the Deimon Devil Bats football team—witnesses Sena's rapid legs in motion, he coerces the timid boy into joining his squad.

As Hiruma wants to conceal Sena's identity from other clubs, Sena is forced to hide under the visored helmet of "Eyeshield 21," a mysterious running back wearing the number 21 jersey. The legendary Eyeshield 21 can supposedly run at the speed of light and has achieved remarkable feats in the United States during his time at the Notre Dame College.

Accustomed to avoiding his problems in the past, Sena's specialty might just help him become the new secret weapon of the Deimon Devil Bats. As he interacts with his teammates, Sena gradually gains more self-confidence and forges valuable bonds along the way.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Eyeshield 21 was original scheduled to stream in North America on Toonami Jetstream and NFL Rush in collaboration with the National Football League, but the plan fell through and the anime made its debut only on Toonami Jetstream, which later dropped the series. It would then become available in its entirety on Crunchyroll. Sentai Filmworks later licensed and released the first 52 episodes on DVD from 2010 to 2011.

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Miyake, Masanori
Nishita, Masayoshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Matsuoka, Hiroki
Sound Director
Ootani, Hajime
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Breakthrough" by Coming Century (eps 1-35)
2: "Innocence" by 20th Century (eps 36-64)
3: "Dang Dang" by ZZ (eps 65-103)
4: "BLAZE LINE" by BACK-ON (eps 104-126)
5: "Hanno no Runningback" by SHORT LEG SUMMER (eps 127-145)

Ending Theme

1: "Be Free" by Rikken'z (eps 1-13)
2: "Blaze Away" by TRAX (eps 14-35)
3: "Goal" by Arashiro Beni (eps 36-64)
4: "Run to Win" by Mamori (Aya Hirano), Sena (Miyu Irino), Kurita (Koichi Nagano), Rimon (Kappei Yamaguchi) (eps 65-100)
5: "A day dreaming..." by BACK-ON (eps 101-116)
6: "Flower" by BACK-ON (eps 117-126)
7: "Song of Power" by SHORT LEG SUMMER (eps 127-144)
8: "Dang Dang" by ZZ (eps 145)

Feb 18, 2009
How long is it? 145 episodes. What’s it about? American Football. All of it? Yes. (And if you liked this series but found it either too long, or a bit childish, definitely check out Cross Game, a highly underrated sports series that is on a whole different maturity and story level.)

Eyeshield 21 is definite shonen sports anime. Heck, its even sponsored by the Japanese NFL and received backing in the United States as a football series on a sports channel. And now,…don’t get turned off. Because if you do, you’re missing out on one of the most entertaining series people disregard just because of its ...
Dec 21, 2008
At first glance, many thought that American football is all about muscle and killing intent. As a child, I watched NFL games and saw players hurt, injured, worst; crushed, suffer fractures and other accidents that led them to disability. As a sportsman(once a varsity basketball player), I hate games runned by power and skill alone.

Enters Eyeshield 21 that features a with unorthodox players such as shorty, porky and a Demon. The plot is very simple, about an errand boy who became a superstar in a game played by monsters and his team, the Devil Bats journey to National Championships, the Christmas Bowl. It highlights the ...
May 10, 2010
Well, Eyeshield 21, I have to say, I held off on reading/watching the manga/anime, specially because it's a manga/anime about sports, and that doesn'g sound very exciting. But I decided to give it a try anyway, and find out wha the anime really was, and what it was, is awesome.

Plot: Well, the story follows student Kobayakawa Sena, who just got accepted to Deimon High School, Sena is pretty much a whimpy kid who gets bullied around by others, while running away from some bullies, a Senior Student, Hiruma Youichi, the captain of the Football club notices that Sena is really fast, and wants him to ...

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