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"鼓動とともに駆け抜けろ! (Running through along with the beat!)"
―The anime catchphrase., [TV Asahi]

The Knight in the Area (エリアの騎士 Area no Kishi?) is a on-going manga written by Hiroagi Igano and illustrated by Kaya Tsukiyama. The series was adapted into an anime by Shin-Ei Animation and broadcast on TV Asahi and it ran from January 7, 2012 to September 28, 2012, lasting to a season of 37 episodes.


Kakeru Aizawa is the younger brother to Suguru Aizawa, a football prodigy belonging to Japan's under–15 national team. Prior to the series, Kakeru quits his position as a forward after a traumatic experience prevented him from playing with his left leg and settles for a managerial position. After the two are hit by a truck, Suguru dies and has his heart transplanted into Kakeru. With it, Kakeru returns to football to achieve his brother's dream of winning the World Cup.


Anime Staff

  • Director: Hirofumi Ogura
  • Series Composition: Hirofumi Ogura
  • Character Design: Hitomi Tsuruta
  • Character Design Assistant: Yosuke Yabumoto
  • Art Director: Akira Suzuki
  • Director of Photography: Kenji Takahashi
  • Assistant Animation Director: Taizō Iwanaga
  • Assistant Director: Shinobu Sasaki
  • CG Director: Takeshi Sanada
  • Color Design: Hiromi Imaizumi
  • Key Animation: Sachie Tanaka
  • Mixing: Takaaki Uchiyama
  • Sound Effects: Kentarou Washio

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