Inazuma Eleven: Ares (Inazuma Eleven Ares no Tenbin in Japan) is an anime based off the game of the same name. It's a part of the greater Inazuma Eleven series.
The anime is an Alternate Continuity ot the original anime. The alien attack of the second season never occured. Raimon Eleven has disbanded due to the Japanese teams being deemed weak compared to their international competition. The members of Raimon Eleven have sent to different soccer teams across Japan.
The series stars Sonny Wright (Inamori Asuto in Japan) and his small-town football team. Japanese soccer teams require sponsorships to survive, but their island is too rural to get a sponsorship. The team is sent to the mainland to play. Sonny's team replaces the Raimon Eleven as Raimon Junior High's soccer team.
The anime ran from April 2018 to September 2018 in Japan. It is the second of the Inazuma Eleven to receive an English dub. In America, the show began airing in April 2019 as a replacement for Yo-Kai Watch on Disney XD's schedule.
This anime provides examples of:
- Artistic Age: Some characters are taller and more older-looking than their parents and some are so short they don't even look like elementary schoolers, but they're all middle schoolers within a few years difference of one another.
- Downer Beginning: The anime begins with not only the local football/soccer team being dismantled, Sonny's mother also died at the same day.
- Missing Mom: Sonny's Ill Girl mother dies at the start of the series.