Inazuma Eleven (manga)

Inazuma Eleven

Cover of Inazuma Eleven first volume as published by Shogakukan in Japan on September 26, 2008
(Inazuma Irebun)
Genre Sports (association football), Comedy, Fantasy
Written by Tenya Yabuno
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine CoroCoro Comic
Original run June 2008October 2011
Volumes 10
Anime television series
Directed by Katsuhito Akiyama, Yoshikazu Miyao
Produced by Fukashi Azuma (eps 1-38), Sayako Muramatsu (eps 1-120) → Shinnosuke Wada (TV Tokyo/eps 121-127), Kiyofumi Kajiwara
Written by Atsuhiro Tomioka
Music by Yasunori Mitsuda
Studio OLM
Licensed by
Arait Multimedia
Network TV Tokyo
English network
Original run October 5, 2008 April 27, 2011
Episodes 127
Anime film
Inazuma Eleven: Saikyō Gundan Ōga Shūrai
Directed by Yoshikazu Miyao
Produced by Kiyofumi Kajiwara, Katsumi Ota, Makoto Wada
Written by Atsuhiro Tomioka, Tatsuto Higuchi, Hiroshi Ōnogi, Kenichi Yamada, Akihiko Inari, Yoshifumi Fukushima
Music by Yasunori Mitsuda
Studio OLM
Released December 23, 2010
Runtime 90 minutes

Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン Inazuma Irebun, lit. "Lightning Eleven") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tenya Yabuno based on a series of video games created by Level-5. The manga has been published by Shogakukan in CoroCoro Comic since the June 2008 issue. The manga series won the 2010 Kodansha Manga Award and 2011 Shogakukan Manga Award in the Children's Manga category.

An anime television series based on the game aired on the TV Tokyo network from October 5, 2008 until April 27, 2011. The series was produced by Level-5 in conjunction with TV Tokyo and OLM. The series also airs on TVB in Hong Kong, Modern Nine TV in Thailand, Indosiar in Indonesia, Tooniverse in South Korea, Rede TV! in Brazil, Cartoon Network in India, Philippines, South Asia, East Asia, Taiwan, Pakistan, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Australia and New Zealand, Rai 2 in Italy since June 14, 2010,FDF in Spain and Panda Biggs in Portugal since December 2, 2010 and on Disney XD in the Netherlands since July 4, 2011, and on Disney XD in both Ireland and the United Kingdom from July 25, 2011. It formerly aired on CITV in the United Kingdom but now airs on Kix. In Germany, it aired on RTL II since June 10, 2012. An Arabic dub has been airing on Spacetoon for the MENA region since 2010, as well as the channel's other overseas territories.

The first 26 episodes can be seen in the United States on Hulu, in both English and Spanish (European) versions. However, the Japanese version is not available at this time. Additionally, the European Spanish dub merely translates the English dub. There is a separate Latin American dub that translates from the original Japanese, but it is also not available in the United States at this time. The first three episodes can also be freely viewed via the Nintendo 3DS eShop, which were released alongside the North American release of the first video game.


Endou Mamoru is a cheerful goalkeeper in Raimon Jr High, with six other players in the team. But there was a day when the team was almost lead to disbandment by Natsumi unless they are to win the match against the Teikoku Gakuen, currently the best team of Japan. He tried to save the club by gathering four more players to the team. In the second series, Endou and Raimon had to gather players from all over Japan to defeat the new enemies, Aliea Gakuen. In the third series, the Football Frontier International was announced, and Inazuma Japan was assembled, the coach being Kudou Michiya.




The Inazuma Eleven manga series, based on the video game series of the same name, was written and illustrated by Tenya Yabuno. It began publication in the June 2008 issue of the Shogakukan magazine CoroCoro Comic and ended in the September 2011 issue.[1] A total of ten tankōbon (bound) volumes of Inazuma Eleven have been released in Japan between September 26, 2008 and October 28, 2011.[2][3]


No.Release date ISBN
1 September 26, 2008[2]ISBN 978-4-09-140699-6
2 February 26, 2009[4]ISBN 978-4-09-140780-1
3 June 26, 2009[5]ISBN 978-4-09-140830-3
4 October 28, 2009[6]ISBN 978-4-09-140852-5
5 February 26, 2010[7]ISBN 978-4-09-140898-3
6 June 28, 2010[8]ISBN 978-4-09-141068-9
7 October 28, 2010[9]ISBN 978-4-09-141128-0
8 February 28, 2011[10]ISBN 978-4-09-141204-1
9 June 28, 2011[11]ISBN 978-4-09-141064-1
10 October 28, 2011[3]ISBN 978-4-09-141347-5

Anime television series

The animated series, Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン Inazuma Irebun, lit. "Lightning Eleven"), was produced by OLM, Inc. and directed by Katsuhito Akiyama. 127 episodes aired on TV Tokyo from October 5, 2008[12] to April 27, 2011.[13]

The series is also available for video on-demand streaming via Toon Goggles[14]

The second series, Inazuma Eleven Go! (イナズマイレブンGO!), adapted from the manga of the same name, began airing on May 4, 2011.[15]

Anime film


A series of three guidebooks to the first anime series have been published by Shogakukan. The books detail the television episodes and include player information and uniform catalogs.[16][17][18]




Inazuma Eleven won "Best Children's Manga" at the 34th annual Kodansha Manga Awards.[19][20]

According to Kogyo Tsushinsha, the first film, Inazuma Eleven Saikyō Gundan Ōga Shūrai, debuted in second place at the Japanese box office for the weekend of December 25 and 26, 2010.[21] By February 6, 2011, the film had grossed US$ 21,099,188 by its seventh week of screening in the country.[22][23]


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  2. 1 2 イナズマイレブン / 1 [Inazuma Eleven 1] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  3. 1 2 イナズマイレブン / 10 [Inazuma Eleven 10] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  4. イナズマイレブン / 2 [Inazuma Eleven 2] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  5. イナズマイレブン / 3 [Inazuma Eleven 3] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  6. イナズマイレブン / 4 [Inazuma Eleven 4] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  7. イナズマイレブン / 5 [Inazuma Eleven 5] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  8. イナズマイレブン / 6 [Inazuma Eleven 6] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  9. イナズマイレブン / 7 [Inazuma Eleven 7] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  10. イナズマイレブン / 8 [Inazuma Eleven 8] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  11. イナズマイレブン / 9 [Inazuma Eleven 9] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  12. イナズマイレブン 第1話~第13話 (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Archived from the original on June 9, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  13. イナズマイレブン 第124話~第127話 (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Archived from the original on June 9, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  14. "イナズマイレブンGO!" (in Japanese). Web Newtype. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  15. "TV ANIMATION イナズマイレブン[全選手名鑑]" [TV Animation Inazuma Eleven (Full Player Directory)] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-07-24.
  16. "TV ANIMATION イナズマイレブン[全選手名鑑] / 2" [TV Animation Inazuma Eleven (Full Player Directory) /2] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-07-24.
  17. "TV ANIMATION イナズマイレブン[全選手名鑑]/ 3" [TV Animation Inazuma Eleven (Full Player Directory) / 3] (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2011-07-24.
  18. 講談社漫画賞 (過去の受賞者一覧) (in Japanese). Kodansha. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
  19. "34th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards Announced". Anime News Network. May 11, 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  20. "Japanese Box Office, December 25–26". Anime News Network. January 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-24.
  21. "Japanese Box Office, February 5–6: Gantz Stays at #1". Anime News Network. February 11, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-24.
  22. "Japan Box Office: February 5–6, 2011". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2011-07-24.
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