Information:Genres: Comedy, Drama, Ganbatte, Romance, Sports, School, Shounen, Soccer
Tags: Club, Coming of age, High School, Present, School, Soccer, Based on a Manga, Soccer, Sports
Release Date: 07.01.2012 ‑ 29.09.2012
Studios: Shin-Ei Animation
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: TV (2012)
Episodes: 37, ~25 min.
Eria no Kishi
Area no Kishi
Believing himself to be useless at soccer, Aizawa Kakeru instead becomes the manager of his school's soccer team, while his brother Suguru is its ace, and is even good enough to represent Japan in the championships. However, Kakeru may have a yet unknown strong talent within himself that only his brother Suguru can see, and they often get into arguments over Kakeru's denial of his skills. Things are made more complicated with the return of Nana, an old friend of theirs that Kakeru has a crush on.
The Knight in the Area tells the stories of middle and high school students as they grow up through their soccer clubs, compete in national tournaments, and strive for world titles. Main character Kakeru, his respected elder brother Suguru, and childhood friend Nana Mishima
, along with all the teammates, rivals from other schools, and world class soccer players around him radiate their own brilliant light as they face adolescence with all their strength. The story also incorporates the strong bond between Kakeru and Suguru, the love of their family, the friendship of their teammates and rivals, and fleeting first loves... all coming together to ignite passion in the hearts of all viewers.