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Shou Oota ''loves'' soccer. Unfortunately, his team has broken apart after the core players - the notorious Triplet Demons - had a falling out with their coach and the upcoming middle-school entrance exams had the rest of the team leaving. Resolved to rebuild his team from the ground up, he starts the search for new members. He might not be very good at playing, he may be alone, but he has two weapons in his arsenal: he never takes "no" for an answer and he never gives up.

Things start looking up when he befriends Erika, an Osakan girl looking for a team, and he keeps meeting interesting people in the park like Misaki, a renowned professional soccer player, and a local drunkard who knows more about the game than is readily apparent...

''Anime/GingaEKickoff'' started broadcasting as part of the Spring2012Anime season, and it has been slated at least for 39 episodes.

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!Tropes appearing in ''Anime/GingaEKickoff''

* {{The Ace}}s: The Furuya Triplets and Aoto.
* AstronomicZoom: Seen in the OP and scattered across the series. "Ginga" means "galaxy", after all.
* BadassCrew: The Predators later on manages to score at least 5 goals vs [[spoiler:Camp Nou]].
* TheBeautifulGame
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Misaki gives a silly speech when refusing Oota and Erika's request for coaching about how the god of soccer made them meet per chance and eventually he'll give them the coach they request. And then coincidences start piling on.
* BigSisterMentor: Misaki quickly realizes that Oota and Erika have great potential, and mentors them as much as she is allowed to.
* ButNotTooForeign: Aoto Gonzalez Takuma is half-Spanish. Erika quickly notices his blue eyes.
* ChekhovsGunman: The drunk guy in the park in the first episode is there for a reason.
* CranialEruption: Oota gets a couple of big head lumps after the little accident with the manager in the first episode.
* CreditsRunningSequence: Running colored silhouettes of the team against a soccer-themed photo background.
* CrossPoppingVeins: Oota shows these when he gets really frustrated at being out-played by ''a dog''.
* CrushBlush: To make obvious Erika likes Aoto
* DareToBeBadass: Misaki encourages Erika to keep playing with boys.
* {{Determinator}}: Oota will shrug off everything thrown at him in his quest to play soccer with his dream team.
** Reika as well, and the whole team seems to acknowledge it.
** Ouzou during the [[spoiler:rematch against Amarillo]]
* DrowningMySorrows: Masaru's way of coping with her soccer falling out.
* EvolvingCredits: Once the team is refounded, the credits substitute the ImagineSpot with a PreviouslyOn {{montage}} narrated by Oota.
* EyeCatch: Featuring the characters the current arc has the focus on.
* FallenOnHardTimesJob: Masaru doesn't even have a job at the beginning of the series.
* FatGirl: Reika.
** FormerlyFat: Eventually.
* FinishingEachOthersSentences[=/=][[TwinTelepathy Triplet Telepathy]] The Furuyas can guess correctly what any other brother is about to say.
* FlashBackEcho: Masaru has one to his times as an elementary school coach triggered by hitting the post in a goal.
* GenkiGirl: Erika
* GraspTheSun: Done by Oota in the OP.
* GrewASpine: Reika joins the team despite Kota's hostility and her family's desires.
* GrinOfAudacity: Ryuuji and Ouzou have this {{Perpetual|Smiler}}ly. Also their brother, Kota though as much.
* HalfTruth: When recruiting Erika Oota glosses over the fact that the team at the moment has exactly one member. And he was a bench warmer.
* HotBlooded: Erika would count as hot blooded, but compared to Oota she's a candle next to an inferno.
-->'''Erika''', laughing: You're really something! You don't hold back at all!
-->'''Oota''': Really? I get that a lot. They say I'm loud and annoying.
* HyperAwareness: Oota has an uncanny abiliy to keep track of details that comes very handy in game.
** Eventually, Ouzou acquires this skill too, and could even see what Oota is seeing.
* ICouldaBeenAContender: Masaru Hanashima got a CareerEndingInjury and had to retire just as his team hit it big. He went on to coach kids.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Erika is from Osaka, and she talks in thick Osaka-ben dialect. She's loud and engages in ''[[BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine manzai]]'' routines once in a while, often playing ''tsukkomi'' to Oota's candid ''bokke'' suggestions.
* ImagineSpot: The OP has Oota imagining his future team playing in Barcelona's Camp Nou. [[spoiler:It actually happens in the last few episodes.
* InSeriesNickname
** Erika, the "Speed Star"
** Kageura, the "Emperor of Amarillo"
** The Furuyas, the "Triplet Demons"
** Masaru, the "Lightning Light"
* IShallTauntYou: The Furuyas taunt Masaru in order to get him to play the mini-game.
* JerkJock: The Furuya triplets are incredibly arrogant and selfish, but...
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: surprisingly fair once you get on their good side.
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Erika is quick to point to the class that she's from Osaka, not Kansai.
* {{Keet}}: Oota just can't stay put, he's always positive and has only one volume set, "[[NoIndoorVoice loud]]".
* TheLoad: Reika joins the team without any previous training and terribly out of shape. But she's the eleventh player they need.
** She eventually gets better.
* MagneticHero: Oota's enthusiasm and team spirit are contagious.
* MyEyesAreUpHere: SubvertedTrope; Oota was actually looking at the team name in Erika's shirt.
* MyGreatestFailure: Masaru retired from coaching because he blames himself for pushing too hard his old team and getting a member seriously injured in the process.
** He nearly left [[spoiler:The predators because of Kota's injury]].
* NearlyNormalAnimal: Zach plays mean soccer.
* NewTransferStudent: What a coincidence, it's Erika. And the only open seat is behind Oota.
* NoIndoorVoice: Oota
* [[ObaSan Oji-san]]: Masaru doesn't like being called this. He's not that old!
* {{Ojou}}: [[spoiler: Reika]] turned out to be an upper class rich girl. The HimeCut was a clue.
* PermaStubble: Masaru has a five o'clock shade, later revealed to be a BeardOfSorrow.
* PigeonHoledVoiceActor: YuuKobayashi playing a HotBlooded boy.
* PluckyGirl: Reika and Erika
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Oota goes after old members of the team first, especially the Triplet Demons.
* TheQuietOne: Kota doesn't speak much.
** Also his rival/teammate Aoto.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Furuya triplets in a sense.
* RoyalBrat: The Furuyas live in a big manor, with their own tennis court.
* SameSexTriplets: The Furuya Triplets, males.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Masaru and Kyouko
* SeriousBusiness: Kota isn't amused when Reika gives "dieting" as one of her reasons for playing soccer.
--> '''Kota''': Diet!? Are you making fun of soccer!?
* ShrinkingViolet: Reika is shy and soft-spoken. Also, Oota when he was younger. They both grow out of it.
* SpikyHair: Oota's hairstyle is naturally spikey.
** Kota even more so, and his brothers whenever they decide to [[TwinSwitch confuse]] their opponents.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Kyoko isn't a passive girlfriend, oh no. She'll help Masaru despite himself.
* SplitScreenReaction: Oota, Erika and the triplets get one when Masaru does one of his formidable shots in episode five.
* SpoilerOpening: You can see that Reika is going to lose a lot of weight and she along with Tagi and Aoto be part of the team.
** Taken UpToEleven in fact the first time you see her in the anime is after she lost the weight.
** They later face [[spoiler:Camp Nou]] in a minigame.
* StealthMentor: Kota towards Reika in a sense.
* TheStrategist: Oota's strength as a player is his ability to read the game.
** In a more traditional sense, Ryuuji is this, often filling up the role of the coach.
* StrengthEqualsWorthiness: Erika asks Oota to beat her dog, Zach, at soccer if he wants to play with her. She has a personal heading contest with Oota later, in episode four.
* TakingTheBullet: Oota gets the retaliation shot for Erika when confronting the Triplet Demons for the first time.
* TeamPet: Zach, Erika's black retriever.
* [[ThinkTwins Think Triplets]]: The Furuyas are [[TricksterTwins devious]] and pretty good analysts.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Erika and Reika.
* TomboyishPonytail: Erika's practical hairstyle.
* TookALevelInBadass: Reika learns to play pretty fast. Her physical fitness is another matter. She gets considerably better when she does lose the weight
** Oota and Ouzou after playing Blind Soccer.
* TradeYourPassionForGlory: Mine, an old team mate of Masaru, has become a successful bureaucrat obssessed with PR over the actual game.
* TrueCompanions: The Predators.
* [[TwinSwitch Triplet Switch]]: Being nearly identical besides their [[IdenticalTwinIDTag personal hairstyle]], the other two can just pull their hair back or matted it down, to confuse opponents.
* TsurimeEyes: Befitting their arrogance, the Furuya Triplets have obvious slanted-upwards eyes.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Kota and Aoto are deathly afraid of ghosts.
* WingdingEyes: Erika gets spiralling eyes after Oota's most silly actions and Oota oftens gets starry-eyed.
* YearsTooEarly: After Oota gets intensive training in heading, he suggests to repeat their contest. Erika answers with this.
* YouDidntAsk: Oota asks Erika why she didn't tell him she was transferring to his school.
* YouGoGirl: Erika dislikes being treated as "just a girl", while at the same time she vaguely realizes that her days playing at the same physical level of guys are numbered. But she'll keep playing with guys for as long as she can!
* YoungerThanHeLooks: Kageura, one of Amarillo's players, could easily pass for a college student; he's twelve years old.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Erika.