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Japanese: ホイッスル!


Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 6, 2002 to Feb 3, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Marvelous
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Comet
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: SchoolSchool, Team SportsTeam Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.391 (scored by 63376,337 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20942
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4941
Members: 13,391
Favorites: 78

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Kazamatsuri Shou's dream has always been to become a professional soccer player, but he has one problem: he's not very good at the game. He was accepted to the prestigious Musashi no Mori Junior High, known for its top rate soccer team, but he was never able to rise beyond the rank of third stringer. After transferring to Sakura Jousui Junior High, he can finally play soccer. And, with the support of his new friends and teammates, his strong determination, and lots of hard work, his soccer skills are developing rapidly and setting Shou well on his way to achieving his dream.

(Source: ANN)


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Okimura, Tadayoshi
Storyboard, Animation Director, Character Design
Komukai, Minako
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Double Wind" by Minako Komukai

Ending Theme

"Sweet Days" by Minako Komukai

May 14, 2009
Vash (All reviews)
I'll start off first by throwing this out there, I don't really like soccer all that much. Watching it is pretty damn boring, and playing it isn't much better in my opinion. Now, with that out of the way, let me just say that I really loved this anime. I know, you're like, "But he just said he pretty much hates soccer. Is he weird?" Yes, this anime indeed be about soccer, but it is much more than just that. This anime follows a middle school boy, Shou Kazamatsuri, who enjoys soccer and works extremely hard to get better and rise to the top. We read more
Aug 12, 2008
Mangaloverxox (All reviews)
I enjoyed this story very much. It was actually a realistic soccer story and it didn't have to deal with any other side stories. it maintained me entertained for the whole anime and the ending was very exciting, and it left you asking for more. I recommend this anime to the true soccer fans, who know the reality of soccer and that know how hard it is and how much you have to work to make it in the sport.
May 14, 2016
NQ2Resq (All reviews)
When I first began watching Whistle!, there were many things that could classify it as a bad anime. Granted, it is old, but the animation was very choppy and uncoordinated. The main character's voice actor was not the best either, and a lot of the lines were delivered without clear articulation and emotion. However, despite these, there was something about it that drew me in. Next thing I knew, I had finished the last episode and was craving more.

The story for Whistle! revolves around Kazamatsuri Shou, a 2nd-year junior high school student who has an unquenchable passion for soccer. Throughout the anime, most of these read more
Oct 21, 2016
Geddon616 (All reviews)
Do you like fun Football anime that just keeps on giving then this is the one you want.

Whistle has everything you want in a great sports anime but lets start from the beginning.

The story shows the Mc not really being all that great in the beginning but this is one of those anime that lets you see his improvement through the entire story and it makes it even more fun to watch and you just want to root for him or his friends as they become better at football and learn to improve alot. The story feels as if it makes a progress. read more

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