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 3630936,309 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1762
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #197
Members: 77,214
Favorites: 4,419


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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.



Jan 7, 2024
Eyesheield 21 is among my favorites. The style is unique, and I find it refreshing compared to many other manga. I enjoy how the charters are comical and the entire thing feels goofy and lighthearted, but each individual has deeper desires and motivations. Not everything is the power of friendship and happy, they are divided at times and do face consequences or criticism.

My personal favorite character was Himura. The different psychological tricks he used on the opposing teams kept me entertained, as well as his unhinged/random behaviors.

The only things I really did not enjoy was the racism, completely unnecessary and came out of ...
Nov 3, 2023
Every review I write is confronted with 3 major problems. Memory, Patience and Sense of Purpose.

1 - My memory is horrible, writing a review on a certain subject implies mastering that subject to a certain extent. And that, personally, requires revisiting, noting and re-reading. Activities that I usually practice, but it requires the use of the second part, patience.

2 - To write a review, I need to write primarily in my native language (Portuguese) to then translate into English, an unfortunate submission to the Anglo-Saxon imperialism that I face with each text on a foreign website. To ensure that my analysis is not nullified by ...
Mar 4, 2022
Mixed Feelings
First review, manga has a lot of issues (lots of weird ass racism). Characters vary from bland to good and theres way too many so I'm not invested in them. It's a gag manga that isn't very funny. It's super predictable to the point where I see pretty much everything comming. But when the manga is good, its usually real good.

There are a lot of really sick moments that drew me in, and while the characters aren't great. Their relationships are neat

why is there a limit on review lenght thoughhwhy is there a limit on review lenght thoughhwhy is there a limit on review ...

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