If you’re a soccer fan, you should definitely check out some anime on the sport. Our list of the best soccer anime of all time has been put together today.
Even though they refer to the same sport, in North America football and soccer are two distinct sports. Nonetheless, this list includes both.
Let’s get right to the point, shall we? Here are our top 13 soccer-themed anime.
13. Forza! Hidemaru
Soccer animation with its ensemble of bizarre anime characters from the twenty-first century keeps me daydreaming.
Among Hidemaru’s friends are rabbits, dogs and horses, as well as a few hippo girls.
It’s based on Makoto Mizobuchi’s manga seriesHidemaru the Soccer Boy, which ran in CoroCoro Comics for a short time.
12. Soccer Fever
We get to experience the World Cup’s greatest games with Brian Thompson, a former sports reporter, in this anime about soccer.
First held in Uruguay in 1930 until 1994, when it was moved to America, this story begins with the first selection. Thompson’s life, from his youth to the present, is also shown to us.
11. Moero! Top Striker
Hikaru Kicker, a 13-year-old football fanatic, is the protagonist of this anime. When he used to cry a lot, a friend of his father’s gave him a football to play with all the time.
One of Genova’s strongest soccer teams, Margerita, was beaten by their squad after a long and tough journey.
After several setbacks, their club progressively grows stronger and eventually defeats Margerita, one of Genova’s most formidable soccer teams.
Is it conceivable that he could score the winning goal in the final game?
10. Ganbare, Kickers! (Fight! Kickers)
Actually, in the anime series about soccer, the players don’t want any glory for themselves but rather play for their school.
Their team is in trouble, but things take a turn for the better when newcomer Gregor joins the squad. The Devils, who Gregor incites from the outset, are their most formidable adversaries.
It’s not all about football, of course. It is common for the Kickers to hang out and do things together when the captain, Mario (Hongou Masaru), is not being pursued by his female admirers.
9. Akakichi no Eleven
To win, the coach of Shinsei’s high school soccer team pushes his players to their limits. As a result, the squad is victorious thanks to their efforts.
The first in a long line of Japanese soccer soaps, Captain Tsubasa and beyond, this series is a melodrama rather than a sport. Manga by Ikki Kajiwara and Kosei Sonoda based on the story.
8. Captain Tsubasa
A little boy’s life revolves around soccer, and he tells his experience in a heartfelt manner.
The persona of the protagonist Captain Tsubasa is an 11-year-old boy who comes to Nankatsu city with his mother in order to follow his ambition of playing soccer in elementary school to the best of his ability.
Tsubasa’s love for football and the support of his best friend help him pursue his goal.
7. Area no Kishi (The Knight in the Area)
An anime about two brothers who share a love of soccer, Kakeru and Suguru.
When Kakeru was suffering on the field and became a manager, Suguru became a rising star in the Japanese junior soccer system.
This anime is well worth your time if you’re looking for an epic and emotional journey through the worlds of soccer and adolescence.
6. Ginga e Kickoff!!
GeK is the star of this soccer-themed animation! Shou Oota, a sixth-grader with a passion for football that can only be found in an anime character, is the subject of the plot.
Although it’s unfortunate, he is in the same predicament that Mamoru was at the beginning of Inazuma Eleven: shortage of team members.
For the first time since joining the team he has managed to bring in some of the most talented players, including Erika a transfer student, who was his first aim. In an effort to surpass oneself.
5. Aoki Densetsu Shoot! (Legendary Blue Shot!)
Toshihiko Tanaka, Kenji Shiraishi, and Kazuhiro Hiramatsu are the protagonists of this Aoki Densetsu Shoot anime. The three high school freshman became great friends while playing soccer together in junior high school.
One of Kakenishi Junior High’s soccer teams, the Kakenishi Golden Trio, has a lot to do with their success.
In their senior year of junior high, they decided to continue their education in Kakegawa High, where they met a young man they admired much and with whom they formed an unbreakable bond.
As a child, Kazamatsuri Shou dreamed of being a professional footballer. However, due to his lack of skill, he never made it.
He was admitted to Musashi no Mori Junior High, a prominent school famed for its elite soccer team, but he never made it past the third string.
In spite of this, he’s now able to play soccer at a new school thanks to his tenacity, attention, and a lot of hard work on the field.
3. Giant Killing
One of the weakest teams in Japan’s top division, ETU, is the subject of “Giant Killing,” a documentary that tracks the team’s progress.
Even though Takeshi Tatsumi has been appointed as the club’s new manager, a former player who was instrumental in the club’s rise to prominence, things may be about to change.
Addicting and thrilling, this novel tells the tale of how one lowly soccer team with a bad record fought back and made it into the national league. Once you’ve shown him that you’re the best manager around, though,
2. Hungry Heart: Wild Striker
The story revolves around Kyosuke Kano, who has always been overshadowed by his famous soccer-playing brother Seisuke.
After a lot of slander, he decided to join the team and became friends with Rodrigo and Sakai, two other first-year players with the goal of becoming the best and most professional player in the soccer world.
1. Inazuma Eleven
One of the best soccer anime ever made. Inazuma Eleven, a soccer club at Raimon Middle School, is modeled on other schools in Japan that are vying for the title of the country’s greatest soccer squad.
It is a team that is driven to be the greatest in America.
The grandson of the first generation of the Inazuma Eleven squad struggles to put together a team that includes the top players and eventually succeeds.