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Eyeshield 21 is an anime that ran from April 2005 to March 2008, with a total of 145 episodes. It is based on a manga series of the same name written by Riichiro Inagaki. Besides the TV show, the manga also spawned a movie, video games, and a trading card game. The show centers around American football. The main character is Sena Kobayakawa (voiced by Miyu Irino in the original version and Yuri Lowenthal in the English dub), a high school student who is frequently bullied but turns out to be a very talented football player, thanks to his great speed and agility. He joins the Deimon Devil Bats football team under the pseudonym "Eyeshield 21," a name given to him because of the green-shielded helmet he wears during the games to hide his identity, since rival teams will want to recruit him if they find out how truly talented he is. Early on, the series focuses on one game per episode, following the training and drama on the football team. The series ends with several episodes about the final game between the Devil Bats and their ultimate rival, the Oujou White Knights.

Other major characters who appear throughout the show include Devil Bats quarterback, team leader and tactician Yoichi Hiruma (voiced by Atsushi Tamura in the Japanese version and Derek Stephen Prince in the English dub), cheerleader captain Suzana Taki (voiced by Shoko Nakagawa), and Sena's childhood friend Riku Kaitani (voiced by Yuuki Masuda).

The first several episodes of Eyeshield 21 were released with dubbed English voices, but production on the English dubs ceased before all the episodes could be finished. All 145 episodes are available with subtitles.

3 Seasons, 145 Episodes - New Series
April 6, 2005
Anime, Sports
8.0/10
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Eyeshield 21 Full Episode Guide

  • The final play comes down to Sena against Shin one on one.

  • Shin successfully made the final touchdown for White Knights, making the score 27-22 to the White Knights.

  • 3 yards till the goal line and 1:21 on the clock left.

  • Deimon makes a safety, making the score 20-15 and getting the ball back.

  • The score is 20-13, Ojo to Deimon.

  • Sakuraba attempts the Devil Backfire but fails and makes a nasty fall losing consciousness.

  • The episode starts off with Oujou throwing a long pass. Monta intercepts it without turning around to watch the ball. Hiruma points out that Monta no longer needs to see where the ball's heading and dubs Monta's move Devil Backfire. Deimon's ball, Hiruma throws long overhead passes and Monta uses the Devil Backfire to catch it. After 5 minutes, the field dries and Sena is able to run at full speed again. Sena grabs on to Monta when he catches a ball and uses the Devil Hurricane for a touchdown.

  • Sena uses a speed-boost to compete in power with Shin who knocks him away with some effort, giving Hiruma the chance to tackle the runner.

  • Hiruma and Mamori review the game's footage to find a strategy.

  • Having achieved the speed of light as well, Shin declares himself the winner off the battle between him and Sena.

  • Shin stops the passing game of Deimon forcing them to use Sena.

  • Takami once again tells Deimon which direction he will running The Ballista.

  • The Bats are on their fourth down and 40 yards away from the goal.

  • Monta catches all the passes of Hiruma.

  • Ikari makes his debut play.

  • The battle between Ojo and Deimon has started, and Deimon gets to attack first.

  • It's the match between the Ojo White Knights and Deimon Devil Bats!

  • The two teams' catchers and running backs are interviewed the day before the match.

  • A few days before the game between Deimon and Ojo, Hiruma takes the team on a helicopter trip to remind them where Ojo is weakest.

  • Hiruma and the rest of the team go to spy on Ojo at their high school festival while Hiruma, Kurita, and Musashi get trapped doing a quiz show.

  • Ojo White Knights vs. Sado Strong Golems!

  • As a celebration of their progress, Mamori decides to buy Sena and Riku new shoes.

  • Riku loses his cool and gets angry at the Wolves. This puts the whole team into frustration. Reassured by his teammates (including a very sick Tetsuma with a cold), Riku regains his calm and returns to the field with the debut of his perfected technique: Rodeo Drive Stampede! The game ends with 21:48, victory for the Gunmen.

  • Seibu Wild Gunmen vs. Misaki Wolves!

  • The Hakushu Dinosaurs will play against the Taiyo Sphinx.

  • After winning the game, the players line up to shake hands.

  • It turns out that before Monta was tackled down, he reached his hand out and grabbed the grass on the "out of bounds area,"

  • 58 seconds remain on the clock with the score at 35-28.

  • Sena grabs the ball and is about to score a touchdown when Agon gets in the way. Agon is about to strike down Sena, but when Agon suddenly insults the Devil Bats' dreams of going to the Christmas Bowl, Sena's newfound fury gets the best of him, and he tries to attack Agon. Agon chops Sena's arm away, and then tries to stop Sena, who uses the Devil Bat Ghost to get away. Agon chases after Sena, who suddenly realizes that the God Speed Impulse won't work on something Agon can't see, so he pushes down on Agon's helmet in his blind spot. Sena actually slams Agon's head into the ground and scores a touchdown, making the score 35:28.

  • At the beginning of the episode Shin comments that even though each individual in Deimon is lacking, as a team they are already regarded as the strongest in Kanto, hinting the result of the game.

  • The first half ends with 32-0, Shinryuji in the lead.

  • The game begins. Shinryuji gets the lead on Deimon.

  • Finally, the match with Shinryuji is about to begin!

  • Unsei explains to Sena and the others why he trains so hard.

  • Monta battles Ikkyu in a catching battle. Monta loses but vows to beat Ikkyu next time with 100% effort.

  • The Devil Bats are given a night cruise on a ship to relax before the game.

  • A recap of the Shinryuji and Hiruma, Kurita, and Musahi's involvement.

  • An interview with Hiruma and Agon. Later, Sena protects Mamori from Agon.

  • Deimon vs. the NASA Aliens.

  • In the fourth death game against the Taiyo Spinx, Deimon is left short-handed after Jumonji gets arrested for beating up some punks who were harassing a young girl.

  • Kyoshin and Bando team up to beat Deimon in the 3rd death game.

  • Sena, Monta, and Suzuna visit Mizumachi in the hospital.

  • The regional champions go to a place where they decide which regional teams will play against who for the Christmas Bowl.

  • Sena starts having nightmares about football.

  • Deimon has a school festival, where a large contest is being held.

  • Game 2 of the Death Game.

  • The challenge to the Death Game has started. The first team to play against are the Hashiratani Deers. Kurita must face up to defeat his long time hero Onihei.

  • Recap of the Fall Tournament

  • 0-17 Blizzard to Deimon. Ivan's twin brother Wan has been placed on the field with current goals.

  • Devil Bats vs Blizzards. Trailing 17-0 after the first half, the Blizzards send in their secret weapon to injure Sena.

  • Devil Bats vs. Savanna Survivors. In the end, the Devil Bats easily win.

  • The Huh-Huh brothers take on a bull in order to train for the Creme Puff Cup.

  • Sena takes up wrestling in order to try to defeat Ivan's mammoth tackle.

  • Panther and a couple of the Devil Bats play a street game against a rival neighborhood to help Panther regain his love of football.

  • The Cream Puff Tournament is a tournament in America where 4 teams representing different continents face each other.

  • A "halftime show" of short player-centric stories, interspersed with chibi shorts.

  • Deimon has beaten the Spiders and are going to the Kanto Tournament, where the high-school champs of Kanto face each other to choose who will go to the Christmas Bowl.

  • With four minutes left in the game, the score is 36-30, Bando to Deimon.

  • Taki begins to cause problems for the Devil Bats in the critical fourth quarter of their game against the Spiders.

  • With the wind's speed increasing, passing is impossible, and Deimon is left with no other choice but to have Sena run the ball.

  • Musashi arrives just in the nick of time and scores a 45-yard field goal, and Deimon is now only behind by eleven points.

  • Using a combination run with Hiruma, Sena is finally able to score a touchdown. Meanwhile, at the hospital, Musashi is told by his father to return to the Devil Bats. Encouraged also by his co-workers, Musashi rushes to the field to rejoin the team.

  • Using a trick kick in the beginning of the game, Akaba recovers the ball and Kotaro scores a field goal.

  • Before the match, Sena removes his helmet to reveal his identity to the world. Mamori accepts who Sena is. The game against the Bando Spiders begins.

  • Mamori tries to help Sena, but Sena can't find enough time to transform into Eyeshield 21!

  • Sena and Suzuna go to retrieve their helmets and cleats at a store where Sena sees a helmet with an eyeshield on it.

  • Deimon realizes that they will need a kicker to win their game against the Bando Spiders.

  • The Bando Spiders face off against the Ojo White Knights.

  • After losing to the Seibu Gunmen, Tetsuma rescues Monta from getting Deimon suspended from playing.

  • Kid tells Hiruma that he fell directly into his trap, and that everything is always too good to be true.

  • As the Deimon-Seibu game goes on, Sena finds out that he's more than a match for his friend Riku and brings the Devil Bats close to victory with his Devil Bat Tornado.

  • Finally, with all the Devil Bats on the field, Hiruma can unleash the true power of the Devil Bats, but will it be enough to overtake the Seibu team?

  • After seeing the dire straits the Deimon team is in, and a stern talking to from his father, Musashi rejoins the Devil Bats.

  • With the triple threat of Riku, Tetsuma, and the Kid bearing down on the Devil Bats, it looks like their luck may have run out.

  • The game with Seibu has begun and the Devil Bats are getting all they can handle from their running back, Kaitani Riku, the boy that taught Sena how to run.

  • As the time approaches for the game against the Seibu Wild Gunmen, Hiruma, Kurita, and Musashi all recall the promise they made to go to the Christmas Bowl.

  • Ishimaru and the track team need an extra man, so they ask Sena to help out. How will Sena keep his secret now?

  • Hiruma takes advantage of the school's field day to make it a training session for the team.

  • Riku appears and talks about his past and how Sena could run because of him.

  • With the game and their tournament hopes in the balance, Sena and the Devil Bats get help from an unlikely source.

  • With pressure by the Devil Bats, Mizumachi and Shun conclude that it's time to unleash the true power of the Kyoushin defense.

  • The game continues with a stalemate with both teams trying to break the trend and score, knowing that this will lean the game highly in their favor.

  • The Devil Bats have made a comeback, the score is 14-12, and Deimon has the ball!

  • Sena finds it difficult to run against the Kyoushin team, so it's up to Hiruma to lead his team down the field.

  • Sena and the Devil Bats start their game against Mizumachi and the Kyoushin Poseidons.

  • When Monta and Sena are sent to spy on the Poseidons' final practice before the game, they are caught, and Kakei tells Sena that he wants to challenge Eyeshield 21!

  • Komusubi starts learning sumo. With his special training, he finds a way to overcome the physical difference between himself and Mizumachi and Kakei.

  • With the game with the Scorpions behind them, Deimon prepares to play the Kyoushin Poseidons. However they may be with out one of their linemen, Komusubi's run away.

  • With Hiruma MIA and the Scorpions in the lead, it looks like the Deimon team's Christmas Bowl dreams are doomed... until Mamori remembers the game plan Hiruma entrusted to her.

  • Sena and the Devil Bats play their game with the Dokubari Scorpions, who consider football to be just as much of a mind game as a physical one. However their captain Kanagushia failed to take into account Hiruma's superior tactics....

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