The Knight in the Area

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  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (250)

The Knight in the Area is a sports anime series that aired from January to September 2012 in Japan. It follows the story of two brothers, Kakeru and Suguru Aizawa, who both dream of becoming professional soccer players. The series kicks off with Kakeru, a first-year high school student, who has been living in the shadow of his older brother Suguru, who has already made a name for himself in the soccer world. Suguru is the captain of the famous Enoshima High School soccer team and has been hailed as a prodigy with immense talent and potential.

Kakeru, on the other hand, has always been more reserved and introverted, with a deep-seated fear of failure that has held him back from pursuing his passion for soccer. However, things take a sudden turn when Suguru abruptly quits soccer, leaving Kakeru to pick up the mantle and carry on his brother's legacy.

Determined to keep his brother's dream alive, Kakeru joins the Enoshima High School soccer team and strives to become the best soccer player he can be. With the support of his teammates, including the feisty and determined Nana Mishima, Kakeru begins to grow in confidence and skill, proving himself a worthy successor to his brother's mantle.

However, Kakeru's journey to become a professional soccer player is fraught with obstacles and challenges. He must navigate the politics and rivalries within the Enoshima team and contend with other talented players who are fiercely competitive and determined to crush his dreams.

Along the way, Kakeru discovers the true meaning of friendship, teamwork, and perseverance. He learns that being a great soccer player is not just about physical prowess and technical skill, but also about having a strong sense of drive, spirit, and heart.

The Knight in the Area is a thrilling and inspirational sports anime that will tug at your heartstrings and make you want to get up and chase your dreams. The animation is top-notch, with crisp and vibrant visuals that bring the soccer matches to life with breathtaking realism.

The soundtrack is also excellent, featuring dynamic and engaging music that perfectly captures the excitement and drama of each game. The voice acting is superb, with standout performances from Shizuka Ito as the spirited Nana Mishima and Kana Hanazawa as Kakeru's childhood friend and love interest, Seven.

Overall, The Knight in the Area is a must-watch anime for anyone who loves sports, coming-of-age stories, or tales of perseverance and triumph over adversity. With its relatable characters, thrilling soccer matches, and heartfelt messages, this series is sure to capture the hearts of viewers of all ages and backgrounds.

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E 37
37. E 37
September 28, 2012
Kakeru, Araki, and Seven have their own individual battles on the field to finish.
E 36
36. E 36
September 21, 2012
Atsukikita's ball hunting is wearing down Enoshima physically and mentally. Unless the secret of new Total Football is found, Enoshima is will not make it to the half time.
E 35
35. E 35
September 14, 2012
After much practicing, Enoshima can only hope that after much practice, they will be ready for Atsukikita.
E 34
34. E 34
September 7, 2012
Enoshima first match for the championship is against Keisei, and the results are shocking.
E 33
33. E 33
September 1, 2012
Kamakura is hosting a 2 day training camp for Enoshima soccer club. This is their last time to play as a team before Arakai leaves for the under 16 training camp and the start of the winter championship.
E 32
32. E 32
August 25, 2012
The soccer club has agreed to help the theater club put on their production of Romeo and Juliet.
E 31
31. E 31
August 18, 2012
USA vs. Japan, this game will decide the fate of those who stays for team Japan.
E 30
30. E 30
August 10, 2012
Over 100 players have been invited to the U-16 Representative Training Camp, but there is only space for 30. The players only have 15 minutes to demonstrate they have what it takes to be there.
E 29
29. E 29
August 3, 2012
Mai is not melding well with her team, Nadeshiko Japan, and is jealous of any attention given to Seven. Meanwhile, Iwaki has revamped the team's workout schedule much too every ones dismay.
E 28
28. E 28
July 27, 2012
The team watches Kamagaku play against Shukyu; the level of play on the field has the team questioning their own abilities.
E 27
27. E 27
July 20, 2012
The team is working at a local beach restaurant, where a battle for love breaks out between Ryouma and Araki.
E 26
26. E 26
July 13, 2012
The gang goes to watch Silva play in a match. Later on Mai stops by to play with the team during practice and Kakeru becomes enthralled with her capoeira-inspired playing style.
E 25
25. E 25
June 30, 2012
The battle is over, one team will walk away winners and the other team will have a player carried out.
E 24
24. E 24
June 22, 2012
The goal that should have happened, didn't. With the score 3 to 1, it's time for an old player to make his comeback.
E 23
23. E 23
June 8, 2012
The match against Yoin continues and they are proving to be a well-trained team, able to counter any strategy Enoshima throws at them. The team is waiting for a miracle.
E 22
22. E 22
June 1, 2012
Yoin High is a fierce team with cunning plays and pro level players, Enoshima has been off guard. Watching in the stands are some of Japan's top players, waiting to see what Kakeru will do.
E 21
21. E 21
May 25, 2012
The team is currently on edge, to relax them Coach Iwaki has given them the day off. A festival nearby is the perfect place. While there Kakeru is pulled away by Mai-chan, and the rest of the team tries to win an exclusive prize.
E 20
20. E 20
May 18, 2012
Kakeru took the full force of Hibino's free kick to the head. Will the force of the blow bring back the Suguru personality from before or something worse?
E 19
19. E 19
May 11, 2012
After a dashing first goal by Araki, Shonan has successfully locked down Enoshima offense. When Kakeru is put into the game he must face Hibino.
E 18
18. E 18
May 4, 2012
Nadeshiko Japan is having a sendoff match against JWSL. The new player Mai views Seven has her rival and it is causing a team breakdown. Can the new coach of Nadeshiko Japan pull the team together?
E 17
17. E 17
April 27, 2012
Suguru is alive within Kakeru is what a few people think. Mine his therapist, believes it's the answer to new found wants and skills. Leonardo Silva believes it's true, so his rivalry against Suguru can continue.
E 16
16. E 16
April 20, 2012
After a fierce tackle, Kakeru gets back up a new man. His skills and footwork are eerily similar to those of a past player. Both teams want the win and continue pushing themserlves to the breaking point.
E 15
15. E 15
April 14, 2012
Enoshima has never played against such an unorthodox team before. Tsujidou's physically strong and defensive style of play is cause for concern. Can the Enoshima players get control of the game before one them explode?
E 14
14. E 14
April 6, 2012
Coming down off their first win, Kakeru lack of dribbling skills has become the topic of conversation. Does he have what it takes to be a true striker? Later, while practicing at the park, he is confronted by Hibino…
E 13
13. E 13
March 31, 2012
Enoshima first match is against Shonan High, a team they lost to in the 2nd match. Kakeru former school mates have come to cheer him on. Will the knight get his chance on the field?
E 12
12. E 12
March 23, 2012
With the Soccer club still split the former Coach Kondu has returned to talk to his former players. He will show the unsatisfied players the rhyme and reason behind Coach Iwaki's management.
The Knight in the Area 11
11. The Knight in the Area 11
March 16, 2012
A rift has formed between the former SC and FC soccer clubs. The SC players consider the coach weak while FC wants to keep soccer fun. To make matter s worst, Kakeru has found out some news about Leonardo Silver, Suguru's biggest rival.
The Knight in the Area 10
10. The Knight in the Area 10
March 9, 2012
Nana's secret is out. Kakeru, Motoba, and Kota discover Nana's secret and have a chance to witness her skills during an exhibition match against Germany. The match is intense and Kakeru swells with conflicting emotions.
The Knight in the Area 9
9. The Knight in the Area 9
March 2, 2012
The 64 members of the Enoshima Soccer club are on a training camp in Shizuoka. During the camp, Seven leaves to play in an exhibition match against the Miami Hurricanes and pulls off some amazing plays. At the end of their training, a test of courage is performed with the winner receiving a special gift.
The Knight in the Area 8
8. The Knight in the Area 8
February 24, 2012
After a heart pounding game, the coaches of the SC and FC club share some big news. And Seven receives an unexpected request; Looks like her past in America is catching up on her.
The Knight in the Area 7
7. The Knight in the Area 7
February 17, 2012
The King of FC Soccer has returned and is forcing SC players to break from their script. Araki's trick style of play rejuvenates the tired FC players and Kakeru's heart beats with a new determination.
Clash! FC vs. SC!!
6. Clash! FC vs. SC!!
February 10, 2012
The representation match, FC vs. SC has started and as predicted the Soccer Club is physically dominating. Down by 2 with only 25 minutes left in the second half, FC is going to need a King size miracle to turn the game around.
Enoshima High Football Club!?
5. Enoshima High Football Club!?
February 3, 2012
It is the inaugural ceremony for Enoshima High school, and the clubs are out in full force looking for new members. Mako, over hearing Kakeru desire to join the Soccer club, invites him to join the Enoshima High FC. But wait, what is the Enoshima High SC?
Last Pass
4. Last Pass
January 27, 2012
Meeting Renaldo Silver, discovering the identity of the mysterious grey, and finding Suguru's diary. It all leads to Kakeru making an important decision, but is his heart in the right place?
A Brother's Pulse
3. A Brother's Pulse
January 20, 2012
Kakeru has finally awoken and is recovering well. He is stronger, faster, and more energetic than before. He has come to terms with the loss of his older brother, but his friends and family seem to be keeping a secret from him.
Knight in the Area
2. Knight in the Area
January 13, 2012
Kakeru is the only one who can keep pace Suguru, but after each failed goal, his old nick name of 'Mr. No Goal' starts to be heard. Suguru keeps the pressure on Kakeru hoping he will change, but the change coming might be for the best.
I Like Soccer
1. I Like Soccer
January 7, 2012
Kakeru is the manager of the junior high school soccer team, while his older brother Suguru, is the captain and rising star in Japans soccer world. During an intrasquad game, Kakeru is placed as the forward. Will this bring back his love for soccer or will old memories stop him dead?
  • Premiere Date
    January 7, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (250)