History Manga / Eyeshield21

17th Aug '16 4:23:51 PM trixus
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* BrilliantButLazy: Agon.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Agon. He doesn't even need motivation to be the best in the room it's more the discipline that comes with training that would help him.
10th Aug '16 6:55:55 PM Willbyr
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Between its [[EvilGenius captain's]] [[{{Blackmail}} extortion]], [[ClusterFBomb swearing]] and [[TrainingFromHell training from hell]], the ultra-rookie team, the Deimon Devil Bats are forced to crawl their way up from the bottom while trying to put together a roster that actually has enough players to play. The goal: the high school national championships, the Christmas Bowl.

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Between its [[EvilGenius captain's]] [[{{Blackmail}} extortion]], [[ClusterFBomb swearing]] and [[TrainingFromHell training from hell]], TrainingFromHell, the ultra-rookie team, the Deimon Devil Bats are forced to crawl their way up from the bottom while trying to put together a roster that actually has enough players to play. The goal: the high school national championships, the Christmas Bowl.



** A FourthWallMailSlot column talking about how easygoing Ishimaru is claims that it'd take something like "[[{{Cyborg 009}} kidnapping him and turning him into a cyborg for a black-market organization]]" to rile him.

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** A FourthWallMailSlot column talking about how easygoing Ishimaru is claims that it'd take something like "[[{{Cyborg "[[Manga/{{Cyborg 009}} kidnapping him and turning him into a cyborg for a black-market organization]]" to rile him.
6th Aug '16 11:34:08 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* PomPomGirl: They are one of the most iconic parts of Am Football. Taki Suzuna gets the most focus.
1st Aug '16 1:26:21 PM trixus
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* InsultBackfire: The Amino Cyborgs take it as a compliment that their muscles look artificial.

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* InsultBackfire: The Amino Cyborgs take it as a compliment that their muscles look artificial.artificial (because they are).
* IrrationalHatred: Agon considers people without talent trash that get in his way simply by breathing. He stole Kurita's sport's merit pretty much because he felt someone like him doesn't deserve happiness.
1st Aug '16 11:37:16 AM trixus
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* Hakushu's main players are a dark version of it: Marco will take a tackle from Kurita full strength and get back up, Kisiragi goes back in the game after being tackled by Gaou so he can help his team and Gaou became TheJuggernaut because he wants someone to come at him with killing intent as a way to become himself stronger. Their determination is also why they are ready to seriously injure the other team.



* DramaticWind

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* DramaticWindDramaticWind: During Deimon-Bando match.



* ElaborateUniversityHigh

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* ElaborateUniversityHighElaborateUniversityHigh: Ojou'S school is a good example.



*** TheBrute: Subverted. Marco clearly has former team ace [[DirtyCoward Tengu]] slotted for this role, due to his status as their best linebacker, but Tengu pissed off Gaou (which never ends well) and Marco was forced to use himself and Gaou to fill the gap in the defence.

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*** TheBrute: Subverted. Marco clearly has former team ace [[DirtyCoward Tengu]] slotted for this role, due to his status as their best linebacker, but Tengu pissed off Gaou (which never ends well) and Marco was forced to use himself and Gaou to fill the gap in the defence.defence (Maria even says they are stronger that way. Played straight with Mitsui Saburou, the third best kicker in Kantou, who also doubles as linebacker. He was just kept hidden by Marco who doesn't want to show his strengths until necessary.



** There is no explanation what so ever for Agon's behaviour - [[ForTheEvulz the man is just plain evil.]]

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** There is no explanation what so ever for Agon's behaviour - [[ForTheEvulz the man is just plain evil.]]]]Although people enabling him since he is that good at everything didn't help.



** Apollo's hatred of black is due to losing his place in the NFL to a cocky one who is naturally good while he was hardworking. He is still horribly racist toward Japanese for no reason.



* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Shun Kakei's "fox eyes", though he just really hates Eyeshield posers.

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* GoodEyesEvilEyes: Shun Kakei's "fox eyes", though he just really hates Eyeshield posers. Agon can turn it on and off by removing his glasses to charm the ladies and putting it back when he is in his "crush trash" mode.



** It's really not clear when people can get expelled of the field for bad behavior: Agon was kicked out when he punched his teammate during the Christmas Bowl but Hiruma never get anything for shooting at his team, Tetsuma was benched for a game because he attacked Monta (he wanted to stop him from hitting a referee which would have got him in trouble) but Gaou terrorized a whole stadium post game and nothing ever happened to him.



* HiddenDepths: Pretty much everyone.



** One egregious case: The Kantou Area Commisioner is so HotBlooded (literally), that his office ''didn't need a heater in the midst of winter.'' .

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** One egregious case: The Kantou Area Commisioner Commissioner is so HotBlooded (literally), that his office ''didn't need a heater in the midst of winter.'' .''



** Habashira Rui, his scary KinifeNut act is just to motivate his team into being something better than petty delinquents.



** Gaou of the Hakushu Dinosaurs targets quarterbacks intending to break their bones in games. His only karma was that his team lost against the Devil Bats, and despite intentionally breaking Hiruma's arm, he's still invited to be a part of the Japan high school all-star team.

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** Gaou of the Hakushu Dinosaurs targets quarterbacks intending to break their bones in games. His only karma was that his team lost against the Devil Bats, and despite intentionally breaking Hiruma's arm, he's still invited to be a part of the Japan high school all-star team. He does get a few beatings during the world cup but Gaou likes the challenge too much to call that retribution.



* LargeAndInCharge: Played straight and subverted. Mr. Don of team USA played this straight, as well as [[HuskyRusskie Rodchenko of the Russian Team]]. There are several subversions, though: Teams led by less-than-competent players, while his second-in command is larger and [[HypercompetentSidekick more competent]], like the Kyoshin Poseidons (nominally led by Kobanzame, who defers practically every decision to the tall Kakei, including recruiting and tactical planning), the Taiyou Sphinx (led by [[FakeUltimateHero Harao]], but held together by rock-solid Center Banba), and the Hakushuu Dinosaurs (led by Marco, a talented player and a capable leader, but their biggest strength is [[TheJuggernaut Rikiya Gaou,]] without whom they wouldn't be half the team they are). Another type of subversion: Shinryuji is led by the biggest player, 3rd year senior Yamabushi, but the team is pretty much steered by [[JerkJock Agon]].

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* LargeAndInCharge: Played straight and subverted. Mr. Don of team USA played this straight, as well as [[HuskyRusskie Rodchenko of the Russian Team]]. There are several subversions, though: Teams led by less-than-competent players, while his second-in command is larger and [[HypercompetentSidekick more competent]], like the Kyoshin Poseidons (nominally led by Kobanzame, who defers practically every decision to the tall Kakei, including recruiting and tactical planning), the Taiyou Sphinx (led by [[FakeUltimateHero Harao]], but held together by rock-solid Center Banba), and the Hakushuu Dinosaurs (led by Marco, a talented player and a capable leader, but their biggest strength is [[TheJuggernaut Rikiya Gaou,]] without whom they wouldn't be half the team they are). Another type of subversion: Shinryuji is led by the biggest player, 3rd year senior Yamabushi, but the team is pretty much steered by [[JerkJock Agon]].Agon]] or Unsui.



** Gaou doesn't ''seem'' to be this at first, but in reality he is. Kid notes that Gaou's blitz speed keeps increasing, such that he starts getting closer to Kid with each play. Furthermore, regardless of the fact that he doesn't actually fall for feints, he was ''still'' fast enough to nail Riku with his right hand while Riku was on the left side of his body (for reference, Riku ''wins fights'' simply by using his running style).

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** Gaou doesn't ''seem'' to be this at first, but in reality he is. Kid notes that Gaou's blitz speed keeps increasing, such that he starts getting closer to Kid with each play. Furthermore, regardless of the fact that he doesn't actually fall for feints, he was ''still'' fast enough to nail Riku with his right hand while Riku was on the left side of his body (for reference, Riku ''wins fights'' simply by using his running style). It helps that Gaou as an enormous reach due to his size.



* MobstacleCourse

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* MobstacleCourseMobstacleCourse: Sena's footwork come from avoiding people while running errands.



* PoorPredictableRock: Most of the opposing teams have one or two defining strengths or gimmicks, like the Seibu Wild Gunmen's quick-draw passing, the Taiyo Sphinx and their "Pyramid Line", or the Bando Spiders' kicks. In that vein, the Devil Bats themselves fit the trope early in the series, by always relying on Sena's speed or Monta's catches. Later, their reliance on the Devil Bat Ghost also came back to bite them. Basically lampshaded in the match against the Wild Gunmen, after Musashi returns to play. Kid makes the observation that without a good kicker, Hiruma's tactics were basically analogous to a person playing rock, paper, scissors - but only using rock and scissors.

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* PoorPredictableRock: Most of the opposing teams have one or two defining strengths or gimmicks, like the Seibu Wild Gunmen's quick-draw passing, the Taiyo Sphinx and their "Pyramid Line", or the Bando Spiders' kicks. In that vein, the Devil Bats themselves fit the trope early in the series, by always relying on Sena's speed or Monta's catches. Later, their reliance on the Devil Bat Ghost also came back to bite them. Basically lampshaded in the match against the Wild Gunmen, after Musashi returns to play. Kid makes the observation that without a good kicker, Hiruma's tactics were basically analogous to a person playing rock, paper, scissors - but only using rock and scissors. By the Kantou tournament Deimon's strength is that they have too much offensive cards at hand to be stopped.



* RatedMForManly

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* RatedMForManlyRatedMForManly: It's about football.



** Many people are unaware that American football games can end in ties and were thus perplexed by the [[spoiler:America vs Japan]] match ending in a tie. However, even in the NFL, if the score is still tied at the end of the sudden death overtime period whole in the regular season, the match ends as a tie. Obviously, this cannot occur during the playoffs, so the game continues until someone scores. In regards to the World Cup, an explanation is given: Morgan was so confident that the Americans would crush all their opposition that he didn't bother to write an overtime rule into the tournament guidelines.

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** Many people are unaware that American football games can end in ties and were thus perplexed by the [[spoiler:America vs Japan]] match ending in a tie. However, even in the NFL, if the score is still tied at the end of the sudden death overtime period whole in the regular season, the match ends as a tie. Obviously, this cannot occur during the playoffs, so the game continues until someone scores. In regards to the World Cup, an explanation is given: Morgan was so confident that the Americans would crush all their opposition that he didn't bother to write an overtime rule into the tournament guidelines. The Taiyou-Deimon's match could have gone in overtime but no one wanted to miss the Spring tournament's semi-final between Ojou-Shinriyuji and the Sphinx were too tired to challenge the Nasa Aliens tomorrow without getting trounced.



* SelectiveObliviousness: Mamori as a running gag in regards to Sena's identity as Eyeshield 21. He's practically ClarkKenting it and yet she keeps missing the signs. She's knows Sena is the same build as Eyeshield. She knows he's joined the Football club and she's never seen Eyeshield 21 without his mask. When she figures out that Sena leaves before Eyeshield 21 shows up, here is her thought: "Everytime Eyeshield 21 shows up... Sena never seems to be around. Maybe they... don't get along well?" The justicification is that she sees Sena as such a wimp, she simply ''cannot'' think of him as someone who could be a successful football player. It's even lampshaded by Hiruma: "Preconceptions are harsh..."

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* SelectiveObliviousness: Mamori as a running gag in regards to Sena's identity as Eyeshield 21. He's practically ClarkKenting it and yet she keeps missing the signs. She's knows Sena is the same build as Eyeshield. She knows he's joined the Football club and she's never seen Eyeshield 21 without his mask. When she figures out that Sena leaves before Eyeshield 21 shows up, here is her thought: "Everytime Eyeshield 21 shows up... Sena never seems to be around. Maybe they... don't get along well?" The justicification justifification is that she sees Sena as such a wimp, she simply ''cannot'' think of him as someone who could be a successful football player. It's even lampshaded by Hiruma: "Preconceptions are harsh..."
31st Jul '16 11:48:11 PM trixus
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* BoringInvincibleHero: Subverted. The Devil Bats win against teams who are genuinely worse than them, and lose against the better ones.

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* BoringInvincibleHero: Subverted. The Devil Bats win against teams who are genuinely worse than them, and lose against the better ones. Even at their best they have zero defense which means they can't stop the other team from scoring.



* CallingYourAttacks

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* CallingYourAttacksCallingYourAttacks: Hirua encourages it since it makes it sound like a special move only they can do (Devil Bat Ghost, Devil Backfire,etc.)



** Yamato Takeru's ability was implied to come like this, too

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** Yamato Takeru's ability was implied to come like this, tootoo. He was tackled by stronger people in America in and out of the field for being Japanese and kept on training.
25th Jul '16 1:24:05 PM Willbyr
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** Possibly Kobanzame from the Kyoshin Poseidons. He has a slightly longer-than average nose, lies about his confidence and abilities on a regular basis, claims any good idea that comes up is his, is [[ImprobableAimingSkills incredibly accurate]] (albeit only over short distances), secretly has absolutely no self-esteem, believes that he is holding all of his friends back but is too terrified of being alone/loves the team so much that he simply ''[[{{Determinator}} will not quit]]'', and is good at his job precisely ''because'' he's a horrible coward. Sounds very similar to [[CowardlyLion Usopp]] from OnePiece, doesn't it?

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** Possibly Kobanzame from the Kyoshin Poseidons. He has a slightly longer-than average nose, lies about his confidence and abilities on a regular basis, claims any good idea that comes up is his, is [[ImprobableAimingSkills incredibly accurate]] (albeit only over short distances), secretly has absolutely no self-esteem, believes that he is holding all of his friends back but is too terrified of being alone/loves the team so much that he simply ''[[{{Determinator}} will not quit]]'', and is good at his job precisely ''because'' he's a horrible coward. Sounds very similar to [[CowardlyLion Usopp]] from OnePiece, ''Manga/OnePiece'', doesn't it?
27th Jun '16 1:54:24 PM Willbyr
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''Eyeshield 21'' is a lesser-known but very well received sports manga. One of its defining traits is its unique and individually interesting characters (including those from other teams). Each have an instantly recognizable personality and appearance and their interactions make up a large bulk of the comedy in the manga, alongside the Demon Quarterback Captain's antics. Similar to ''SlamDunk'', it explains the rules of the sport (American Football) as the story progresses, allowing even a beginner to follow along with the games.

Creator/SentaiFilmworks started releasing the series in North America, sub-only, in May 2010. Though with the quality of the anime, most would say it would be wise to stay clear from it. (This is likely due to its short-lived dub which aired on [[{{Toonami}} Toonami Jetstream]] a couple of years earlier. [[{{Macekre}} It wasn't well received.]])

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''Eyeshield 21'' is a lesser-known but very well received sports manga. One of its defining traits is its unique and individually interesting characters (including those from other teams). Each have an instantly recognizable personality and appearance and their interactions make up a large bulk of the comedy in the manga, alongside the Demon Quarterback Captain's antics. Similar to ''SlamDunk'', ''Manga/SlamDunk'', it explains the rules of the sport (American Football) as the story progresses, allowing even a beginner to follow along with the games.

Creator/SentaiFilmworks started releasing the series in North America, sub-only, in May 2010. Though with the quality of the anime, most would say it would be wise to stay clear from it. (This is likely due to its short-lived dub which aired on [[{{Toonami}} [[Creator/{{Toonami}} Toonami Jetstream]] a couple of years earlier. [[{{Macekre}} It wasn't well received.]])


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27th May '16 2:10:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Hiruma. Also, Clifford.
10th May '16 5:21:46 PM eshur0s
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*** There was an instance earlier in the series that is easily overlooked, but during the filming of the Nasa rematch video, Sena notes that Monta was looking at the camera the entire time when he made the catch.
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