World Match Debut (世界戦デビュー Sekai Sen Debyū?) is the thirty-first episode of the Area no Kishi anime. It aired on August 18, 2012.
After a scoreless first half in which the Japanese U-16 team looks sluggish, Araki and Kakeru are placed in broadening the scoring chances for Japan. Kakeru uses his Phi-trick to get a scoring opportunity, but his shot is blocked. After his second phi-trick is stolen, Kakeru is removed from the game. Japan goes on to win 3-0. Araki is chosen for the team and Kakeru is given the assignment to improve for a future shot at the U-17 and U-20 Japanese team. Upon returning to Enoshima, Seven gives Kakeru a trick she thinks may make his Phi-Trick unbeatable, and the Enoshima teammates begin helping Araki lose weight knowing if he doesn't lose weight he'll be cut from the Japanese U-16 team before the first match.
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