Hungry Heart: Wild Striker

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Japanese: ハングリーハート Wild Striker


Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 11, 2002 to Sep 10, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2002
Broadcast: Wednesdays at Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SportsSports
Theme: Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.561 (scored by 1242412,424 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14832
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3972
Members: 22,809
Favorites: 220

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Kyosuke Kano has lived under the shadow of his successful brother Seisuke all his life who is a professional soccer player. Tired of being compared and downgraded at, he abandoned playing soccer until a boy from his new highschool discovered him and asked him to join their team. Kyosuke joins it and befriends two other first year players named Rodrigo and Sakai with the dream of becoming professional soccer players themselves.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Kaburagi, Hiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Shiraishi, Michita
Episode Director
Fukushima, Toshinori
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "2nd Stage" by Kids Alive (eps 01-42)
2: "Kiseki no Tsubasa" by Natsuki Kato (eps 43-52)

Ending Theme

1: "Mi Title" by Utaibito Hane (eps 1-12)
2: "Tell Tell Bouzu" by KOKIA (eps 13-39)
3: "Watashi no Taiyou" by KOKIA (eps 40-51)
4: "2nd Stage" by Kids Alive (eps 52)

Jan 17, 2008
VK11 (All reviews)
When I first started watching this anime, I really didn't expect anything special. I was simply looking for a sports anime that I could watch in my free time and also was relatively long (52 episodes) that hopefully enjoyable. Hungry Heart Wild Striker brings nothing new to the table. It's not a revolutionary anime by any means, and its relatively unknown compared to some of the other mainstream sports anime like Prince of Tennis, Eyeshield 21 Major, Shoot!, etc. However, after watching this anime, you cannot help but feel a special bond to it after following the journey and life's ups read more
Sep 18, 2010
trzr23 (All reviews)
Hungry Heart Wild Striker

An old and relatively unknown anime. Does it deserve popularity? Scroll down…


Although there are not a lot of good sports anime out there, Hungry Heart Wild Striker is definitely a great sports anime and is definitely undervalued and underappreciated. Although it does contain some stereotypical shonen elements and characters, the anime is actually much deeper than it appears on the surface. It deals with some real issues that soccer players face such as injuries, uncooperative teammates, going pro and many more. Also, this anime’s story line is really strong and keeps you going through all the episodes. The read more
Jul 19, 2009
FallenHope (All reviews)
Story: This is just a typical story of a guy who gave up soccer cause he was being compared with his brother too much. Soon he starts kicking his own game with his new teammates to play in the same professional team as his brother one day. That's about how it starts out and throughout the plot it expresses it.

Art: The artwork won't be counted as too bad for a pretty old anime in my eyes. It's not like all the new ones with action and very thing in high quality but is VERY worth watching still.

Sound: The sounds are pretty good with their read more
Nov 21, 2015
Tsuki_215 (All reviews)
Story 9

Heart: Wild Striker(HHWS) is a story about main character (MC) who wants to be a Professional football player and be like his brother who is already a Pro. The MC is constantly compared to his successful brother, which causes a lot of friction in MC's life.

The story line is one of the strong points of this anime. The story is inspirational and uplifting. What makes this anime standout from rest of the sports anime is its slice of life approach in telling the story. Also unlike other shounenish sports anime, where story is driven by the MC, this anime provides ample amount read more

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