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Eyeshield 21 

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Kobayakawa Sena is a little guy who always get picked on by the bullies in school. Since elementary school, he always play the role of the 'errand boy' to the extent that he has become ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Kate Higgins ...  Mamori Anezaki 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Neil Kaplan ...  Additional Voices 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Dave Mallow ...  Stadium Announcer 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Liam O'Brien ...  Shozo Togano 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Tony Oliver ...  Koji Kuroki 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Sam Riegel ...  Additional Voices 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Michelle Ruff ...  Additional Voices 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Patrick Seitz ...  Additional Voices 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Roger Craig Smith ...  Additional Voices 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Michael Sorich ...  Additional Voices 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Steve Staley ...  Additional Voices 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Kirk Thornton ...  Kazuki Juumonji 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Wally Wingert ...  Additional Voices 106 episodes, 2005-2007
Crispin Freeman ...  Additional Voices 38 episodes, 2005


Kobayakawa Sena is a little guy who always get picked on by the bullies in school. Since elementary school, he always play the role of the 'errand boy' to the extent that he has become swift and fast in his movements. Coincidentally, Hiruma Youichi and Kurita Ryukan are looking for a fast running back for their American Football team (Amefuto) and want to put Sena in the team. To hide their new 'star' player from the eyes of other High Schools, Hiruma encases Sena in a Amefuto helmet with a dark visor and name him Eyeshield #21. Written by Anonymous

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6 April 2005 (Japan) See more »

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Hilarious characters, lazy animation
2 February 2016 | by ddangtruong23See all my reviews

I admit that I had zero knowledge about American football before reading the manga that this series was based on. Yet it intrigued me almost immediately and helped me familiarize myself with the sport. The main factor that allows it to achieve this effect was the likable and hilarious characters. They're all weird, goofy, and funny, yet not annoying like many other manga characters. Seeing them interacting with each other is really cute and heart-warming. I also like how the teams all have fun an distinctive themes that they base their plays around, since it makes every game more memorable. These strong points are mostly retained in the anime, though I feel the Japanese voice-over is too tame for some of the larger-than-life characters (like Hiruma).

However, my main complaint is about the art quality. The original manga has its art done by Yusuke Murata (also known for One Punch Man), a manga artist that I personally think is the best currently, yet this series doesn't really show his brilliance. The characters seem much less expressive than they are in the manga and their movements are limited due to the low frame rate and constant animation recycling. Overall, the art in this anime just feels very lazy, which is especially bad for a series about sports.

Also, like its manga, the anime includes a few silly filler episodes that serve no real purpose and I personally think should have been left out.

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