Parents' Guide to

Inazuma Eleven

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Misfit soccer team teaches perseverance, overcoming fears.

TV Hulu Anime 2014
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

Inazuma Eleven - You 've got to be careful!

Dear Reader, I LOVE Inazuma Eleven! But, I will warn you it does have some language you should look out for: like; "wussy" "darn it" , "Oh god!" "Oh my god !' "heck" "crap". I only watched the first two episodes in season1 and the language,(was as bad as that.) So, I just wanted to tell you that . (Maddison Edwards Age 15 , going to turn 16 on January 7, 2023!!!!) (YAY!!!!)
age 13+

The show is quite boring sometimes and also the power of their football is fake. You shouldn’t really watch it. It is quite bad because some teams are hitting people which causes injuries and blood. There are no dark scenes or gore just pulling and grasping t shirts which is not football. It’s a waste of time to watch it and you’ll get bored of the show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The visual similarities between this series and its partner Nintendo DS game series are immediately evident. The show's anime style makes a natural transition to the TV screen, and dialogue does a decent job creating backstories for the main characters. And with soccer action that oscillates between normal speed and slow motion to show off the players' mad skills, young footballers will find plenty to cheer for.

Inazuma Eleven also is a classic underdog story, and with a likable Mark at the helm of the ne'er-do-well team and his grandfather's guiding spirit behind him, you want to wish them well. The contests are marked by some combative talk ("shut your face" and "crap," for instance) and there's some bullying at play, but otherwise this is an inviting tale of team dynamics, friendship, and the joy of realizing potential.

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