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Football TV Anime 'Ginga e Kick off!!' Announced

by dtshyk
Jan 17, 2012 5:53 PM | 31 Comments
According to Nikkan Sports, NHK has announced a new TV anime series "Ginga e Kick-off!!". It's based on Kawabata Hiroto's novel "Gunga no World Cup" and the first episode will be aired on April 7th. The protagonist is a boy who had belonged to a football club, which was dissolved due to the lack of members. He meets a professional player of the women's football league and decides to reorganize the club.

Ginga e Kick off!! anime official website

Staff
Director: Uda Konosuke
Series Composition: Yamada Takashi ("Heartcatch Precure!")
Production Studio: TYO Animations

Source: Nikkan Sports

Ginga e Kickoff!! on MAL

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Nice I'm excited.

Jan 23, 2012 2:59 PM by Vizard

giusex27 said:
more soccer animes? seriously?

What's wrong with soccer, now?

Woot, soccer w/ girls? COUNT ME IN

Jan 23, 2012 8:22 AM by Tiago97

Its called football for a reason not soccer, you play it with your foot not with your hands like americans do. Deal with it!

Jan 23, 2012 8:17 AM by trusttt

Soccer anime hmm maybe..

Jan 19, 2012 7:05 AM by Aozure

FOOTBALL .... ANIME ..... GIRLS?

Im in :D Add some romance and we got ourselves a winner.

Jan 18, 2012 12:39 PM by Zelnaga

Do I really see girl players there...?

Count me in! :D

Jan 18, 2012 11:49 AM by Aishia

I wish this was anime about them playing American football instead. Wouldn't make any sense, but that would be what was so great about it.

Jan 18, 2012 10:19 AM by Kaji02

Meh, didn't really like the character designs. I just hope it's not an Inazuma Eleven v2 (which is actually not that bad for a kids' show, but not my piece of cake).

Jan 18, 2012 9:40 AM by Tomah

Roloko said:
destructo22 said:
Oh, I thought it was gonna be like american football for a sec lol.


lol me too. Dx

same here

Jan 18, 2012 9:05 AM by Mr_Gutts

Well, depending on how good and how long running Area no Kishi is I might or might not check this out.

Jan 18, 2012 8:36 AM by Pullman

probably watch it since its football!

Jan 18, 2012 7:56 AM by Ahmer

I won't say no to more football anime! Looking forward to this :3

Jan 18, 2012 5:22 AM by YamiLoire

destructo22 said:
Oh, I thought it was gonna be like american football for a sec lol.

No no, football is the word Americans think they made up themselves, but actually stole from the Brittish, because they wanted another word for their special form of Rugby, but when they couldn't come up with a nice name themselves, they just took football and hoped no one would notice it.

Jan 18, 2012 1:44 AM by Merushi

They should make a curling anime for a change.

Jan 18, 2012 12:24 AM by seishi-sama

Football again..I want some tennis.

Jan 18, 2012 12:14 AM by Seny

dtshyk said:
The protagonist is a boy who had belonged to a football club, which was dissolved due to the lack of members. He meets a professional player of the women's football league and decides to reorganize the club.


Hmmmmmmm reminds me of something.........related to lolis and basketball XD

Jan 17, 2012 10:52 PM by Nikko_ni_ni

Sports.. well I'm interested.

Jan 17, 2012 10:03 PM by AlexSadist-sama

I might be mistaken but I thought there already was a soccer anime this season. I might be wrong though so Don't take my word for it.

Jan 17, 2012 10:01 PM by privatetuker

Oh, soccer? Good. I thought it'd be American Football for a second there, too. Well, then, this isn't so bad.

Jan 17, 2012 8:59 PM by Forest-kun

velcom said:
giusex27 said:
more soccer animes? seriously?

Soccer and Baseball are popular in Japan. Expect mainly those two. Sport's anime's are more about character development most of the time anyway.


Except Prince of Tennis. (It's not even Tennis anymore. XD)

mdz said:
Imagine an anime on American Football, that would suck.


Eyeshield 21...

Jan 17, 2012 8:44 PM by Mirorin

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