Heartwarming / Inazuma Eleven

An anime starring a Hot-Blooded protagonist playing soccer with The Power of Friendship is bound to have a few moments that fills you with hope.

  • This anime uses this a lot, switching off from "We have to keep on fighting!" to moments that involve a character needing some moral support due to some issues... Many of these scenes tend to provoke some Ho Yay though.
  • After Raimon win the Football Frontier, Gouenji visits his sister in the hospital to tell her that they have won. There, he hears her voice and sees that she has opened her eyes, which shocks him a bit, but also makes him shed Tears of Joy while repeating what he has said earlier.
  • One memorable scene that's of this nature was when Fubuki and Someoka were talking at a rooftop. It doesn't help that Someoka says the words "Let's be like the wind together someday." while a breeze was blowing and it was sunset.
  • Go Episode 24: Minamisawa apologizes for his actions to Raimon after the game, including thanking Tenma. However, they advise him to help his new team get even stronger & they allow him to return to Raimon when he’s ready.
    • Natsumi tries to cheer up Endou after he find out Ishido’s true identity, reassuring him that the soccer they love will be brought back and he’ll return his friend back to the light, even cooking him (admittedly not good) food.
    • Endou and Hitomiko acknowledge that Raimon will take of Kariya, who earlier convinced Kirino to trust him, and helping Tenma and Shinsuke create a new hissatsu tactic. And while a Funny Moment occurs, Kariya now has friends that trust him.
  • In the games, Team Hissatsu are always hearwarming, especially if one of the members involved used to be part of an opposing team. You can engage in some Video Game Caring Potential by recruiting Mahoro and having him play on the same team as Amagi, or recruiting Atsushi back to Raimon.
    • Fire Tornado Double Drive in particular stands out, as it really sums up how far Tenma and Tsurugi have come over the course of the game. They started out as mortal enemies, now they're Bash Brothers.
  • Some of the character songs can easily fall under this, to name a few:
    • Tenma's character song, Soyokaze Dream is about Tenma's perseverance and his efforts to improve himself. If that doesn't get you, the extremely upbeat tone is bound to make you feel tingly.
    • Fubuki's song, Ice Road follows Shirou's thoughts after merging with Atsuya and learning to accept Raimon's support.
    • Hikaru and Kariya's duet, Houkago Chemistry takes the determination from Soyokaze Dream and takes it Up to Eleven with the song going on about pushing your limits.
  • Ares Episode 2: Inukai Raimon got a sponsor despite losing the match.