Eyeshield 21

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  • TV-PG
  • 2005
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.6  (725)

Eyeshield 21 is an anime television series that was first broadcasted in Japan from 2005 to 2008. It is an adaptation of a popular manga of the same name written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Yusuke Murata. The anime series is produced by the animation studio, Studio Gallop and it has a total of 145 episodes.

The show follows the journey of a high school student named Sena Kobayakawa, who has extraordinary speed and agility. Sena has always been bullied throughout his childhood and he has never been able to stand up for himself. However, his life takes a turn when he is recruited by the school's American football team, the Deimon Devil Bats, to be their running back.

At first, Sena is reluctant to join the team but he soon discovers that he has a talent for the sport. The team is led by Yoichi Hiruma, a devious and cunning strategist who will do anything to win. Hiruma forces Sena to wear an eyeshield to conceal his identity from their opponents and gives him the nickname "Eyeshield 21".

The team faces off against various opponents throughout the series, each with their unique skills and personalities. They participate in the high school football tournament, the Fall Tournament, hoping to win and become the best in Japan.

The characters in Eyeshield 21 are diverse and interesting. Sena is the protagonist and his character arc is one of the highlights of the series. He grows and develops from a timid and insecure individual to a confident and skilled player. Hiruma, on the other hand, is a complex character who is often portrayed as an anti-hero. He has a dark and troubled past, which is slowly revealed throughout the series.

Other notable characters in the series include Mamori Anezaki, the team's manager and Sena's childhood friend, and Musashi, a large and intimidating lineman who is fiercely loyal to Hiruma. The show also features a range of other supporting characters, such as rival teams and their members, who add depth and excitement to the story.

One of the strengths of Eyeshield 21 is its animation quality. The show features dynamic and fast-paced action scenes, which are enhanced by the use of computer-generated imagery. The characters' movements are fluid and detailed, and the visual effects add a level of intensity to the football matches.

The show's soundtrack is also noteworthy, with a mix of upbeat pop and rock songs, as well as more somber and emotional tracks. The opening and ending themes change throughout the series, adding variety and freshness to the show.

Overall, Eyeshield 21 is a highly entertaining and engaging anime series. It combines elements of sports, action, and comedy to create a unique and enjoyable viewing experience. The characters are likable and relatable, and the story is gripping and full of twists and turns. Whether you're a fan of football or anime, or both, this show is definitely worth checking out.

Eyeshield 21 is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (147 episodes). The series first aired on April 6, 2005.

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The Ultimate Evil!
101. The Ultimate Evil!
September 13, 2009
The regional champions go to a place where they decide which regional teams will play against who for the Christmas Bowl.
Overcome Your
102. Overcome Your "Fear!"
September 20, 2009
Sena, Monta, and Suzuna visit Mizumachi in the hospital.
The Invincible Double-Blocker!
103. The Invincible Double-Blocker!
September 20, 2009
Kyoshin and Bando team up to beat Deimon in the 3rd death game.
One Lineman Short!
104. One Lineman Short!
September 20, 2009
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.
The Last Death Game!
105. The Last Death Game!
September 20, 2009
Deimon vs. the NASA Aliens.
The Demon God Agon Kongo!
106. The Demon God Agon Kongo!
September 27, 2009
An interview with Hiruma and Agon. Later, Sena protects Mamori from Agon.
Shinryuji is the Enemy!
107. Shinryuji is the Enemy!
September 27, 2009
A recap of the Shinryuji and Hiruma, Kurita, and Musahi's involvement.
Sena's a Famous Detective?!
108. Sena's a Famous Detective?!
September 27, 2009
The Devil Bats are given a night cruise on a ship to relax before the game.
His Talent at Catching!
109. His Talent at Catching!
September 27, 2009
Monta battles Ikkyu in a catching battle. Monta loses but vows to beat Ikkyu next time with 100% effort.
The Wall Called
110. The Wall Called "Talent"
October 4, 2009
Unsei explains to Sena and the others why he trains so hard.
The Devil Bats Move Out
111. The Devil Bats Move Out
October 4, 2009
Finally, the match with Shinryuji is about to begin!
Devils vs. Dragons
112. Devils vs. Dragons
October 4, 2009
The game begins. Shinryuji gets the lead on Deimon.
The 12th Athlete
113. The 12th Athlete
October 4, 2009
The first half ends with 32-0, Shinryuji in the lead.
The Power of the Rank and File
114. The Power of the Rank and File
October 11, 2009
Hiruma tells Sena that he has to blitz Agon on every play, but it just does not seem to work.
Fighting to be Number One
115. Fighting to be Number One
October 11, 2009
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 Will of a Warrior
116. The Will of a Warrior
October 11, 2009
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.
Timeouts: Zero
117. Timeouts: Zero
October 11, 2009
58 seconds remain on the clock with the score at 35-28.
A Huddle with no Answers
118. A Huddle with no Answers
October 18, 2009
It turns out that before Monta was tackled down, he reached his hand out and grabbed the grass on the "out of bounds area,"
119. Post-Battle
October 18, 2009
After winning the game, the players line up to shake hands.
The Dreadnought Team - The Dinosaurs
120. The Dreadnought Team - The Dinosaurs
October 18, 2009
The Hakushu Dinosaurs will play against the Taiyo Sphinx.
The Wolves' Battlefield
121. The Wolves' Battlefield
October 18, 2009
Seibu Wild Gunmen vs. Misaki Wolves!
Rodeo Drive Stampede
122. Rodeo Drive Stampede
October 25, 2009
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.
The Knight with no Blind Spots
123. The Knight with no Blind Spots
October 25, 2009
As a celebration of their progress, Mamori decides to buy Sena and Riku new shoes.
The Ultimate Spear
124. The Ultimate Spear
October 25, 2009
Ojo White Knights vs. Sado Strong Golems!
Ojo High's School Festival
125. Ojo High's School Festival
October 25, 2009
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.
The Oath to Become an Ace
126. The Oath to Become an Ace
November 1, 2009
Torakichi realizes that Sakuraba's not the ace of Ojo.
It's just, so we can win
127. It's just, so we can win
November 1, 2009
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.
The Demon vs. The Light Speed Man
128. The Demon vs. The Light Speed Man
November 1, 2009
The two teams' catchers and running backs are interviewed the day before the match.
The Challenge for Sovereignty
129. The Challenge for Sovereignty
November 1, 2009
It's the match between the Ojo White Knights and Deimon Devil Bats!
The Opening Fanfare
130. The Opening Fanfare
November 1, 2009
The battle between Ojo and Deimon has started, and Deimon gets to attack first.
Ikari's Prison Chain
131. Ikari's Prison Chain
November 1, 2009
Ikari makes his debut play.
The Knight who Controls the Skies
132. The Knight who Controls the Skies
November 1, 2009
Monta catches all the passes of Hiruma.
The Kingdom's Ballista
133. The Kingdom's Ballista
November 1, 2009
The Bats are on their fourth down and 40 yards away from the goal.
The Impregnable Fortress
134. The Impregnable Fortress
November 1, 2009
Takami once again tells Deimon which direction he will running The Ballista.
135. Superman
November 1, 2009
Shin stops the passing game of Deimon forcing them to use Sena.
#21, Defeated
136. #21, Defeated
November 1, 2009
Having achieved the speed of light as well, Shin declares himself the winner off the battle between him and Sena.
Our Fate Lies in Halftime
137. Our Fate Lies in Halftime
November 1, 2009
Hiruma and Mamori review the game's footage to find a strategy.
The Battlefield, After the Rain
138. The Battlefield, After the Rain
November 1, 2009
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.
The 9999th Catch
139. The 9999th Catch
November 1, 2009
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.
The Two Aces
140. The Two Aces
November 1, 2009
Sakuraba attempts the Devil Backfire but fails and makes a nasty fall losing consciousness.
Turn on the Devil Stun Gun
141. Turn on the Devil Stun Gun
November 1, 2009
The score is 20-13, Ojo to Deimon.
The Demon's Twin Wings
142. The Demon's Twin Wings
November 1, 2009
Deimon makes a safety, making the score 20-15 and getting the ball back.
A Form of Desperation
143. A Form of Desperation
November 1, 2009
3 yards till the goal line and 1:21 on the clock left.
The Final Moment
144. The Final Moment
November 1, 2009
Shin successfully made the final touchdown for White Knights, making the score 27-22 to the White Knights.
Everyone, Let's Play Football! Ya-Ha!
145. Everyone, Let's Play Football! Ya-Ha!
November 1, 2009
The final play comes down to Sena against Shin one on one.
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  • Premiere Date
    April 6, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (725)