Eyeshield 21
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Eyeshield 21

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Japanese: アイシールド21
English: Eyeshield 21
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 37
Chapters: 333
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 23, 2002 to Jun 15, 2009
Genre: Sports Sports
Theme: Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Inagaki, Riichiro (Story), Murata, Yusuke (Art)


Score: 8.471 (scored by 3638636,386 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1732
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #197
Members: 77,394
Favorites: 4,374


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Volumes: /37
Chapters: /333


Timid, diminutive, and frequently the target of bullies, Sena Kobayakawa has just enrolled at Deimon Private High School. When he angers a group of delinquents by refusing to act as their errand boy, he makes an incredibly speedy getaway, an ability he has developed through years of running from his tormentors.

Youichi Hiruma—the demonic captain of the Deimon Devil Bats football team—happens to be nearby, and seeing Sena's "golden legs" at work, forcibly recruits him as a running back despite Sena's desire to be team manager instead. Made to don the number 21 jersey and a special helmet to hide his identity as a player, Sena becomes "Eyeshield 21," the team's closely guarded secret weapon. Soon he realizes his love for the sport, and aims to help the Devil Bats reach the Christmas Bowl, the high school football championship.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Eyeshield 21 has sold more than 20 million copies in Japan and also has games produced by Konami and Nintendo.

The series was published in English by VIZ Media under Shonen Jump Advanced imprint from April 5, 2005 to October 4, 2011 and has been licensed in France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Taiwan, and South Korea.



Jun 12, 2009
Sports manga in general (with a few notable exceptions) branch off into two main groups - the martial group and the teamwork group. The martial sports manga (featuring boxing, judo, etc.) usually sport characters with grit and guts struggling against one another. This type of sports manga also often suffers from overemphasis of the main character and weak side characters who only serve to show how awesome the lead is by comparison. The teamwork sports manga (featuring baseball, basketball, etc.) usually sport a large, well-developed cast. At the very least, the main team of a team sports manga will have ...
Aug 6, 2013
Eyeshield 21 is a sports manga that focuses on high school students and American football. That fact alone often turns people away usually because they are not interested in sports and understandably assume a manga about sports would be uninteresting. This is far from the truth. Eyeshield 21 has such a wonderful story, good pacing and length, well developed and in depth characters, and fantastic art style that whether or not the viewer likes football is irrelevant. Those who dive into Eyeshield 21 and stick with it will most certainly have a nice payoff and will remember the series for years to come.

The focal point ...
Dec 17, 2011
Mixed Feelings
+ Hiruma and Kurita
These two are the most memorable characters, Hiruma is the evil genius who devised the game plan while Kurita is the gentle giant.

+ cute girls
the girls are as i have mentioned above are cute, but the author decided not to exploit this, so don't expect any fanservices.

+Diversed characters
Even the supporting characters are well developed, you will find many interesting characters

-repetitive story

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