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Someoka Ryuugo / Kevin Dragonfly
Voiced By: Yasuyuki Kase (Japanese), Scott Evans (English, anime) (English), Nigel Pilkington (UK English, games), Kyle Hebert (US English, games), Luis Alfonso Padilla (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"Raimon's fearsome goal scorer is really all heart."

  • Adaptational Curves: In the manga, he is drawn with a much more muscular build than in the anime.
  • Ambiguously Brown: While his facial structures (big nose and big lower lip) and buzz-cut suggest he might be partially African, he still doesn't fully resemble one, especially when compared to actual black characters. In fact, GO made him look even less African-like, with a hairstyle which is not commonly seen on black people.
  • Animal Battle Aura: Dragons.
  • Beauty Mark: He has a mole below his left eye.
  • The Big Guy: Physically, he's one of the biggest and most muscular members, as well as one of the strongest, being the second best striker after Gouenji. Personality wise, he's equally big.
  • Bishōnen Line: The dragon in his hissatsu techniques.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's one of the tallest and strongest members, as well as one of the most brash, loud, passionate and a really cool friend to hang out with.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: A sad thing about those who dislike Someoka is that they don't see past his brash side. He's actually one of the more caring characters.
  • Cool Shades: In GO.
  • Cool Teacher: In GO, he acts like a mentor-figure to Nishiki, encouraging him when he felt he was weak during the time he went to participate in the Italian Pro-League. Nishiki is also happy when Someoka brings him onigiri.
  • Dark Skinned Red Head: Pink haired actually, but still close enough to count.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: When Gouenji joined the team, Someoka was the only one who disliked him due to his jealousy on him and the fact that he didn't want to lose the ace sttiker position to somebody else. After they combine their forces and create Dragon Tornado, he starts to accept Gouenji as the ace striker, but this leads him to dislike Fubuki when he replaces Gouenji for that role, after the latter being Put on a Bus. In both cases, he eventually warms up to both guys, though.
  • Face of a Thug: He looks like a thug and a bully, but he isn't one.
  • Fiery Redhead: He's quite hot-tempered.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In the beginning, he was jealous on Gouenji due to the admiration he got from the other members, as well as his powerful shots when Someoka himself still didn't have a hissatsu.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Mostly in season 1, where he often gets annoyed by his teammates' antics.
  • Hot-Blooded: He's hot-tempered and enjoys fighting.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: As a Dark Emperor, he sports two long and spiky sideburns.
  • Image Song: Bad Boys Brothers' Blues.
  • In-Series Nickname: According to his Eleven License, his title is "The Passionate Dragon Striker".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He might be hot-tempered, sharp-tounged and competitive about the ace striker position, but he still proves to be a genuinely caring person.
  • Meaningful Name: "Ryu" means dragon, a reference to his Animal Battle Aura.
  • Mighty Glacier: Ryuugo is the other striker, has powerful kick strength and insane amounts of stamina even for this show, but he's rather slow. Out of all the forwards on Raimon & Inazuma Japan, he's the more offensive and straight forward compared to the others who balance between strength and agility.
  • Nice Hat: In GO, he wears a fancy white fedora.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Dragon Crash, Dragon Tornado, Wyvern Crash and Dragon Slayer.
  • Put on a Bus: Because he tried to stop Sakuma's Koutei Penguin No. 1, he injures his leg. Said injury gets worse due to being badly treated, combined with his desire to perfect his new hissatsu technique. Because of that, he is taken off the team and stays in the hospital for the rest of the 2nd game/season.
  • Real Men Can Cook: He's surprisingly a good cook in GO and has a tendency to bring food over whenever he goes to Nishiki, whose favourite food is his onigiri.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Fubuki's blue. Coincidentally, he has pink hair.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The manly man to Fubuki's Sensitive guy.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He's much calmer as an adult compared to how he was as a teenager. Arguably, he starts to show his soft side more often even in the original series in later seasons.
  • Territorial Striker: At first he has trouble accepting Gouenji and later Fubuki after the former is Put on a Bus and the latter replaces the former as the ace strikers, but he warms up to both eventually.
  • Tsundere: Type A. Don't expect him to be facing you when he gives heartfelt advice.
    Someoka(To Fubuki): I've been watching you this whole time waiting to leave it to you... since I hate you so much.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: During one practice, Handa calls him out on making a foul when he decides to get past one of the defenders by pushing him to fall on the ground.
  • The Worf Effect: As season one progresses, his hissatsu and combination hissastsu become ineffective at scoring goals, with non-forward members of his team either contributing more than him or getting injured enough to refrain from playing in the match. While this fades in season 2 thanks to Fubuki, he becomes a victim of this in the Football Frontier International: Dragon Slayer works once on it's own, and is frequently worfed until he performs a shoot chain with Hiroto and Gouenji, despite both having weaker individual shots that score better than his.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has pink hair.
  • Younger Than He Looks: He's a middle-schooler, but he looks like he's at least 30.

Handa Shin'ichi / Steve Grim
'Voiced By: Hiro Shimono (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (US English, games), Gabriel Ortiz (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"He is a jack-of-all trades, in other words, well balanced."

  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Dislikes the New Guy: Had this attitutde towards Kidou when he first joined the team, mainly because he didn't like the way he changed their usual style of playing, even though it was for the better.
  • Dismotivation: He'll play soccer with everyone, sure. But that doesn't mean he has to enjoy training...
    • Lampshaded in the last episode of the original series.
    • Hypocritical Humour: After he proudly says that they all grew out off the days they were so unmotivated, Shourin points out that he was the least motivated back then, which he doesn't want to hear.
  • Ironic Name: In the dub. "Grim" sounds too out of place for someone nice and "normal" like him.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: His stats are thoroughly average across the board and will remain roughly equal to each other as he levels up, unless you train a specific stat.
  • Lazy Bum: He prefers reading over training.
  • Nice Guy: He's usually kind and caring with his teammates.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to some of the people he hangs out with, he can be considered this.
  • Ordinary Middle School Student: While every member of Raimon can easily be considered one, it's most notably his main gimmick.
  • Out of Focus: He, along several other characters note , got hit with this trope the most. Despite being part of the main team, they don't have much screen time or Character Development in the first season and they rarely appear in the second and third seasons, aside from the beginning and the ending. At least Handa is still lucky enough to make an appearance in GO. The others? Not so much.
    • Put on a Bus: Twice. First time, they were injured to the point of staying in the hospital for the enirety of the 2nd season/game, with the bus coming back only at the very end. Second time, neither of them were selected for Inazuma Japan, so they were put on a bus once again, until the end of the series.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: His design, personality and stats are all average.

Kabeyama Heigorou / Jack Wallside
Voiced By: Megumi Tano (Japanese) and Richard Magarey (English, anime), Kyle Hebert (US English, games), Bruno Coronel (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"This bulky full back forms a one-man defensive wall."

  • Absurd Phobia: As seen in episode 5, he's afraid of snails of all things.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the game, his The Wall hissatsu is very useful to stop the opposite team's forwards. In the anime, it becomes useless after a while, being frequently broken through to show how strong the enemy is.
  • Afro Ass Kicker: His hairstyle is sort of an afro and he can be quite badass when the situation calls for it.
  • Big Eater: He's often seen eating a lot more than anyone in the team, whether he's eating with the others or simply having a snack. For instance, he had ten plates of noodles and would have ordered yet another had it not been for Tsunami's attempt to encourage him to create a hissatsu together, which made him lose his appetite.
  • The Big Guy: Physically, he is the most massive member and has a lot of physical strenght, as he's able to take hits others can't even when his hissatsus don't work. In terms of personality, he subverts this, for being a cowardly Gentle Giant.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The big guy to Kurimatsu and Megane's little guys.
  • Butt-Monkey: Thanks to The Worf Effect and because he's often a victim of Kogure's pranks.
  • Cool Big Bro: At least his brother considers him to be this, boasting of how his team defeated Teikoku. And proves to be when he helps his team win with the Inazuma Otoshi.
  • Cowardly Lion: Although he gets scared easily, he can be pretty awesome when he overcomes his fears, most prominently in the episode where he had trouble doing the Inazuma Otoshi due to his fear of heights, but after getting over it he manages to master it and help his team score.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite being rather goofy and childish in addition to being easily scared, he's quite capable as a player (unless he suffers from The Worf Effect) and he's the only one from the original team besides Endou who doesn't leave the team in season 2.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Both "The Wall" and "The Mountain" are earth-related techniques.
  • Face Your Fears: When he is assigned the task to master the Inazuma Otoshi with Gouenji, he struggles at first due to his fear of heights, which he has to overcome. He succeeds.
  • Gentle Giant: Despite his big size, he's very bashful and cowardly, but also nice.
  • Gonk: Because of his fat and disproportionate body, big nose, big lips and weird hairstyle, his design is clearly not one of the best.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kabe" means "wall" and "yama" means "mountain". His signature hissatsu is "The Wall" and later "The Mountain".
  • Rhyme Theme Naming: Also a Family Theme Naming. In the dub, his name Jack rhymes with that of his brother, Zack.
  • Rolling Attack: Super Armadillo, in-game.
  • Running Gag: He always has to go to a restroom when nervous.
  • Stone Wall: He's very strong, blocks very well (in the game, at least) and is able to take hits that send other people to hospital, which is the reason why he's one of the few characters that never leave the team at any point. However, he doesn't have any offensive moves and he's unable to move fast without getting tired.
  • Those Two Guys: Often seen with Kurimatsu in season 2 and 3 and with Megane when the former is Put on a Bus.
  • Verbal Tic: Adds "-ssu" to the ends of his sentences.
  • Vocal Dissonance: His voice is relatively high-pitched for somebody of his size.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's initially scared of heights of any kind, which become a problem when he has to perform a hissatsu that recquires high jumping, but he manages to overcome it thanks to the others' determination.
  • The Worf Effect: Mainly "The Wall", which is very useful in the game to stop upcomming forwards, but rarely works in the anime post season 1. Slightly justified in that the series wouldn't have been about Endou if Kabeyama had blocked every shoot, and Alieas Academy starting out leauges above everyone else, but still.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has dark green hair.
  • Younger Than They Look: It's hard to believe he's actually one of the younger characters when he looks like he's anything but.

Kurimatsu Teppei / Todd Ironside
Voiced By: Hino Miho (Japanese) and Richard Magarey (English, anime), Ernesto Lezama (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"The team's mood-maker whose great courage makes up for his small size."

  • Advertised Extra: For somebody who appears in Outer Code you'd expect he would appear in the actual Ares anime and play against the protagonist's team. He doesn't.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The little guy to Kabeyama's big guy.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Becomes Raimon's captain by the end of the series.
  • The Cameo: He briefly appears at the end of episode 5 of Outer Code alongside his family.
  • Cheerful Child: One of the youngest and smallest members, with a cheerful, fun-loving personality.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He crosses it after The Genesis make both Endou and Kazemaru cross it and cause the latter to leave the team. He himself loses his will and leaves the team as well.
  • Fan Nickname: Chestnut.
  • Keet: Aside from a few moments of self-doubt or concern about his teammates, he's mostly upbeat and positive.
  • Massively Numbered Siblings: As seen in Ares, he has three younger brothers.
  • Pointless Bandaid: He wears one on his nose.
  • Product Placement: Owns a DS, and is seen playing it in the series' earliest cutscenes.
  • Put on a Bus: In both season 2 and 3.
    • In season 2, he leaves the team on his own because The Genesis broke down both Endou and Kazemaru, which made him unable to tolerate the situation any longer and comes back at the end of the season, where him among other players that left the team become the Dark Emperors.
    • In season 3, Coach Kudou takes him off the team after the match against The Empire due to being injured and gets replaced by Fubuki.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the game, he gets badly injured by Genesis along with Kazemaru, while in the anime, he instead crosses the Despair Event Horizon and leaves the team on his own after the same thing happens to the former.
  • Teens Are Short: He's noticeably shorter than his teammates, who themselves are rather short for their age, with most adults dwarfing them in size.
  • Theme Naming: Like his siblings mentioned above, his first name ends with "-pei".
  • Those Two Guys: Often seen with Kabeyama.
  • Verbal Tic: Replaces "desu" with "deyansu".

Shishido Sakichi / Sam Kincaid
Voiced By: Nara Tooru (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (US English, games), Eduardo Ramírez (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"He is becoming the team's key-man by developing his own pace."

  • Adapted Out: In the manga, where he's replaced by Tamano Gorou.
  • Blinding Bangs: They're rather short, but still long enough to obscure his eyes.
  • Butt-Monkey: Not as much as Kabeyama or Megane, but he has his moments of misfortune and his English bio describes him as being a victim of his teammate's jokes.
  • Evil Redhead: As a Dark Emperor.
  • Funny Afro: His first idea of a hissatsu is one involving two soccer balls in his afro. And when he creates his first proper hissatsu, Someoka gives him friendly noogies, messing his hair in the process.
  • Got Volunteered: He was the first to try Endou's idea to stop a tyre tied to a tree in episode 5 only because everybody else backed off, showing that they chose him. Instead of stopping it, he gets thrown in the air.
  • Hammerspace Hair: Attempts to create a hissatsu with his head, but fails. Granted, two soccer balls in one afro is still impressive.
    Shadow Hair!!
  • Youthful Freckles: He has some freckles and due to being a first-year, he is one of the younger members.

Shourinji "Shourin" Ayumu / Tim "Timmy" Saunders
Voiced By: Masako Jo (Japanese), Angélica Villa (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"Although small bodied, he is a master of kung fu footwork."

  • Badass Adorable: Justified, as he looks like a little kid who's shown to be quite capable at martial arts.
  • Bald of Evil: As a Dark Emperor.
  • Fastball Special: In their Dark Emperor versions, he and Shishido learn a technique called Shooting Star, which involves his partner throwing him high in the air before doing a powerful kick towards the opponent.
  • Glass Cannon: His kicks are shown to be powerful, as seen when he frees Kabeyama who got stuck into a locker with a powerful kick, but he's rather physically weak and gets taken down rather easily, mainly seen in the matches against Zeus and Gemini Storm.
  • In-Series Nickname: Usually just called Shourin. Timmy in the English dub.
  • Meaningful Name: "Shourin" might be derived from "Shaolin", in refference to his martial arts skills.
  • Older Than He Looks: Looks like he's several years younger than other characters, despite being only one year younger.
  • Out of Focus: He has a few hissatsu moves that contributes to the team, but outside of that, his personality and development aren't explored compared to the more outgoing members of the team.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Even in a high ponytail, his hair goes past his knees.
  • Short Hair with Tail: If baldness + the small bang he has count as hair cut short, he has this.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: They kinda look like England's.
  • Wingding Eyes: His eyes are naturally "+'s". He's not dead or dazed though.
    • Until he gets influenced by the Aliea Meteorite, after which he "opens" his eyes.

Matsuno "Max" Kuusuke / Maxwell "Max" Carson
Voiced By: Yuuki Kodaira (Japanese), Ricardo Bautista and later Arturo Castañeda (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"Beneath his cute exterior is a multi-skilled sportsman."

  • Absentee Actor: He appears in every episode of season 1 except 22, where he's unexplainably missing from the training session.
  • Badass Adorable: He's described as a cute multi-talented sportsman.
  • Brutal Honesty: His honesty makes him sometimes say things his teammates don't want to hear.
  • Evil Redhead: As a Dark Emperor.
  • Iconic Item: His trademark hat.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Max", even in the dub.
  • Informed Ability: His actual status in the game is forward, but he never plays that position, instead playing as a midfielder.
  • Instant Expert: Well, not instant, but he does catch on new sports pretty quick.
  • Jumped at the Call: In the first episode, when Endou was searching for more members for the soccer club. He joined it because he wanted "to cure his boredom".
  • Nice Hat: He wears a hat with cat ears which adds to his cuteness.
  • Out of Focus: He's part of the original Raimon with little screentime or depth to his character. This almost got subverted in season 3, but he failed to make it onto Inazuma Japan.
  • Shading/Colour Dissonance: Despite having ginger hair, it's shaded black in the manga panels, similarly to the more dark-haired characters.

Kageno Jin / Jim Wraith
Voiced By: Yūichi Nakamura (Japanese), Hugo Núñez (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"The color of his eyes is a mystery thanks to his fringe."

  • Adorkable: He becomes flattered when he gets attention, in a shy and adorable way.
  • The Benchwarmer: After Domon joins the team, he gets demoted to reserve player for the rest of the first season. However, one of the Inazuma Eleven veterans, who was a reserve player himself in his youth, teaches him that he shouldn't hold back because of this.
  • Blinding Bangs: He has long V-shaped bangs which obscure his eyes, giving him a ghostly-appearance.
  • Casting a Shadow: He knows a few shadow hissatsus in the game.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He might be gloomy and he often has a black aura, but he's still genuinely nice. Coincidentally, his name means almost the same thing.
  • First-Name Basis: In the video games, he is one of the few male characters (and the only one for his team) who are reffered to by their given name. Averted in the anime, where he is called by his last name, just like the other guys.
  • I Just Want To Have Attention: He joined the soccer club becasue he wanted to be more appreciated, so he might not have had many friends before.
  • Meaningful Name: "Kage" means "shadow", something he considers himself due to failing to be noticed.
  • Out of Focus: Just like the other members that only play for the main team in season 1. Perhaps even more so, because he spends most of the season as a reserve who's used only twice to replace an injured member, and he has one of the smallest record of matches he played of any member who joined the team.
  • The Quiet One: To the point that other characters tend to freak out when he speaks.
  • Rapunzel Hair: His hair is roughly waist-length, though depending on the frame of the animation, it's sometimes shorter.
  • Running Gag: He always scares other people when he appears out of nowhere or when they don't expect him to speak (which they never do).
  • Shrinking Violet: At least it's heavily implied, given his withdrawn and quiet nature, low self-esteem, hair covering his eyes and downright admiting at one point that he felt nervous after a simple conversation.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Often comes up behind people unnoticed.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has light purple hair.
  • Younger Than They Look: He looks more like a young adult or someone in his late teens than a 14-years-old middle-schooler.

Megane Kakeru / William "Willy" Glass
Voiced By: Nanae Katou (Japanese), David Lee McKinney (English, anime), Alina Galindo (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"A highly popular student...or so he says!"

  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 9 is the only episode where he actually helps his team playing soccer instead of being a benchwarmer whose only contribution is to name techniques.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Specializes in these kinds of hissatsu.
  • Backup Twin: In the start of the 3rd season, it's revealed he has a younger (and much better in athletics) identical twin called Megane Kazuto, who would have been this if he'd been accepted into Inazuma Japan; as Kakeru moves on to become a manager.
  • The Benchwarmer: Due to being the weakest player in the Raimon team, he spends most of the matches on the bench, especially in season 1. He starts playing a bit more during the Aliea Academy Arc, since a lot of the original members are forced out of the team throughout the season.
  • Berserk Button: He hates when other people name a hissatsu before him (unless he admits that it has a good name) or steal his line when he wants to explain something.
  • Brainy Brunette: He has brown hair and he's quite nerdy.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's often not taken seriously or insulted by his teammates, especially when he tries to brag about things they know he isn't good at and fails humourously when he tries to prove them wrong. He's also the victim of many humourous gags.
  • Combat Commentator: His main job is to name new techniques, sometimes in the middle of the matches, or explain various things about the game's rules and often gets upset when somebody else does so before him.
  • Genre Savvy: He proves to be more of one than Shuuyou Meito when he figures out the animes which inspired them to cheat and divulges their secrets.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Non-lethal, but in the match versus Shuuyou Meito he injures himself when he bounces the ball with his face to redirect it into the goal and help his team score.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: The Megane twins look almost identical, with the exception that Kakeru has blue glasses and one spike on each sides of his head, while Kazuto has purple glasses and two spikes on each side.
  • Joke Character His stats are rather underwhelming across the board...
    • Lethal Joke Character: ..but from the second game onwards, he starts learning incredibly powerful moves like God Break at high levels.
  • Jumped at the Call: When Endou was searching for new members for the soccer club, he accepted this offer, but rather than joining it from the start, he waited until the team has only one member left so he could be "the hero who saves the team". However, he changes his mind after seeing how his teammates fell one after another because of Teikoku and from then on, he's almost always on the bench.
  • Meaningful Name: "Megane Kakeru" literally means "wearing glasses" and he's the only member of the team who wears glasses.
  • Nerd Glasses: He wears the variant with thin and large frames, though they mainly seem large because of his small eyes.
  • Non-Action Guy: Depending. Aside from the match against Shuuyou Meito, he doesn't really contribute with anything besides naming techniques in season 1, and the few times he plays aren't very good. He does play in most of the matches in season 2 (mainly as a filler spot, though), but becomes a full example of this trope in season 3 when he's demoted to manager.
  • The One Guy: In the anime and game, he is the only manager in Inazuma Japan who is a guy.
  • Otaku: He takes advantage of this when they have to play against a team of Otaku because he's able to figure out how the opponents cheated using a method they had seen in an anime.
  • Running Gag: He (almost) always gets upset when somebody names a hissatsu before him.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Claims to be a soccer ace. He's really not.
  • The Smart Guy: The most analytical and technologically gifted member of the team, but doesn't have much skills in soccer compared to Kidou.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Kakeru has a twin brother named Kazuto.
  • This Loser Is You: Perhaps unintentional, but surely many watchers can relate with how poor they are in sports of any sort.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He once fell in the ocean after going overboard in an attempt to see a coral in closer view, despite being warned not to do that and knowing well that he can't swim. Had it not been for Tsunami, he could have drowned.

Domon Asuka / Bobbi Shearer
Voiced By: Jun Konno (Japanese), Michael Pizzuto (English, anime), Emmanuel Bernal (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"Used to live in the USA. Behaves flippantly, but is deep-hearted."

  • Adapted Out: He's one of the characters who don't appear in the manga adaptation.
  • Ambiguously Brown: He's fairly dark-skinned, which isn't explained by him being Japanese and American and flashbacks show that he had this colour when he was younger.
  • The Atoner: Briefly in-game, vowing to chase Fuyukai when he plots for the Raimon Eleven to get into a bus accident.
  • Bad Liar: He lied as The Mole and keeping the secret that Ichinose still needed surgery to Aki. The only reason why he never got caught in the first case was due to the team slowly becoming more optimistic and he felt the same way, but didn't want her to be hurt.
  • Becoming the Mask: At first, he joined Raimon as a spy sent from Teikoku, but joined the team for real after seeing how hard they were working.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Only in his introduction as the new guy, though.
  • Can't Catch Up: One of the reasons why he ended up liking Raimon more than Teikoku is because he feels that he can catch up with the others, unlike with his former teammates. He also states that Endou is different from Ichinose, because unlike with the latter, who was always ahead of him, he can run and fight alongside Endou.
  • Childhood Friends: With Ichinose, Aki, and Nishigaki.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Mostly seen with his childhood friend Ichinose after the latter joins the team.
  • The Mole: He was part of Teikoku until he joined Raimon as a spy.
    • Even Evil Has Standards: He quits being a spy after finding out their coach, another spy from Teikoku, plots to blow up the bus Raimon were using.
    • Heel–Face Turn: Well, he wasn't really a bad guy in the first place, but apologizes for being a spy and joins the team for real.
  • New Transfer Student: He transferred from Teikoku to Raimon and joined their soccer club as a spy until Becoming the Mask. However, he goes back to America with Ichinose in the FFI arc, but they still come back for Raimon's graduation match.
  • Nice Guy: He's generally a friendly and easy-going guy, which is why it didn't take long for him to enjoy his new team and pull a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Odd Name Out: In the first season, Domon is the only defender whose surname doesn't start with "K".
  • Playing with Fire: Volcano Cut. He roundhouses towards his target, making a wall of flames spouting out from the ground, similar to a volcanic eruption. Another notable fire hissatsu he knows is The Phoenix with Ichinose and Endou.
  • Put on a Bus: He and Ichinose leave the team in season 3 to play in America's national team.
  • Taking the Bullet: In the match against Teikoku, he gets injured when he deflects one of the shots with his face to help Endou defend.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has bluish-green hair.

Ichinose Kazuya / Erik Eagle
Voiced By: Yūki Kaji (Japanese), Scott Evans (English, anime), Enrique Horiuchi (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"This comeback kid is known as the midfield magician."

  • The Ace: Especially in his debut episode, where he was on a higher level than anyone on the team, even Gouenji and Kidou. He's also known as a genius junior high player in general.
    • Broken Ace: After being injured by a car, he moved away for medical treatment, and although he was able to overcome this at first, in the third season he learns that his injuries hadn't healed completely and recquires another operation, with little chance that he'll be able to play soccer again if he pushes himself too far. He tried to give his best in the match against Inazuma Japan and even scored two goals, but also tried to hide his sadness from his former teammates because he didn't want them to go easy on him.
  • Adapted Out: He is one of the characters who don't appear in Tenya Yabuno's manga.
  • Always Someone Better: Domon felt he was always behind, not alongside, Ichinose.
  • Animal Battle Aura: Tri-Pegasus shows, well, a pegasus, and later evolves to The Phoenix, in reference to him coming back from his supposed death. Another hissatsu with an animal aura he knows is Pegasus Shot.
  • Ascended Extra: He wasn't supposed to show up until the Aliea Arc, but in the anime he joins the team near the end of the first arc.
    • His seiyuu was effectively confused by this. Kaji played the first game to get a grasp on Ichinose's character, only to find out he doesn't show up. He actually does show up, just in a hidden part of the game very few people bother to look for.
  • Blow You Away: Spinning Shoot. He creates a large whirlwind by spinning on his hands.
  • Blunt Metaphors Trauma: Has a tendency to make mistakes in American sayings, but Aki corrects him.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: When he discovered he needs another surgery, he tried hiding his medical condition from most people in order to not worry them and because he really wanted to play against his former teammates. When he decided to tell Aki the truth, he hesitated, so he told her about joining a pro league team instead.
  • Childhood Friends: With Aki, Domon, and Nishigaki.
    • Childhood Friend Romance: Hinted to have developed into one with Aki by GO when Tenma asks her if she had received any calls from America lately.
  • Child Prodigy: He was very proficient at soccer back when he was younger and played for America's junior team.
  • Determinator: He didn't give up easily during Unicorn's match against Inazuma Japan, despite the fact that his injuries from his accident hadn't healed completely and won't be able to play soccer again if he pushes himself too far.
  • Distressed Dude: A milder example, but after being tricked by Rika to eat her 'lovey-dovey dish', she says to his teammates that he has to marry her and the only way for Raimon to take him back is through a soccer match against Osaka Gals.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Spinning Shot and Flame Dance.
  • Faking The Death: After being injured by a car when he jumped on the road to save a puppy, he moved away for medical treatment and heard that he won't be able to play soccer again, so he requested his father to tell his friends that he had died. Fortunately, his medical treatment and love for soccer helped him overcome this obstacle and visited his friends in Japan to tell them the good news.
  • Foreign Exchange Student: He transfers to Raimon from his school in America after canceling his flight due to deciding to stay there for a while. He comes back to his school in America after the FFI, but still comes back to play in Raimon's graduation match.
  • Friendly Rival: Even if he was taken off the second half due to his medical condition, he claims that it was fun to play against Endou and his former teammates during Unicorn's match against Inazuma Japan.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Even in saving a puppy, it counts.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Domon.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: It seemed he was going to be set up as the Unlucky Childhood Friend, and kept quiet when Aki tried to confess to Endou.
  • Implied Love Interest: According to Tenma's question if Aki had received any calls from America, he might have a romantic relationship with her in GO, but it's never stated or confirmed to make it an Official Couple.
  • In-Series Nickname: The Magician of the Field, as well as The Phoenix.
  • Long-Distance Relationship: In GO, Tenma asks Aki if she had received any recent calls from America, which hints to a romantic relationship between her Ichinose, who apparently still leaves in America.
  • Nice Guy: He's especially nice to the girls and is shown to put their feelings above his own. Although he seems to have a crush on Aki, he doesn't show any grudge when he figures out she likes Endou and despite not liking Rika back in the way she does, he's usually patient with her and never snapped aside from a brief moment in the season 2 finale.
  • Playing with Fire: The Pheonix naturally falls under this, since it's based on the famous fire bird. He also learns Flame Dance, which involves him spinning upside down surrounded by flames.
  • Posthumous Character: Subverted. He was just Faking the Dead.
  • Put on a Bus: He and Domon leave in the FFI arc to play in America's national team against Endou.
  • Stepford Smiler: When he learns he needs another operation, with a miniscule chance that he’d be able to play football ever again.

Aliea Academy Arc

Zaizen Touko / Victoria "Tori" Vanguard
Voiced By: Ayahi Takagaki (Japanese), Andrea Kwan (English, anime), Cecilia Gómez and later Nayeli Mendoza (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"Under her guidance, any problem can be solved in no time at all."

  • Action Girl: More so in the video game since her "The Tower" hissatsu often gets broken through in the anime.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the game, her The Tower hissatsu is nearly unstoppable if you train her well. In the anime, it's almost always destroyed by the enemy, along with Kabeyama's The Wall.
  • Alliterative Name: Victoria Vanguard in the dub.
  • Blush Sticker: In-game.
  • The Captain: Of SP Fixers. Doesn't wear a Red Armband of Leadership, however.
  • Fiery Redhead: Although the fiery part comes more from being a passionate tomboy rather than being hot-tempered.
  • The Gadfly: She often makes Aki and Natsumi jealous when she becomes too close to Endou. At first she did it unintentionally, but later she starts to do it on purpose, just to see their reactions, after which she states that she was joking.
  • Genki Girl: She's very positive and upbeat, almost loving soccer as much as Endou does.
  • Goroawase Number: The number on her Inazuma Japan jersey is 105, which can be pronounced "to-ko", like her name.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Her hair is supposodely red, but it often looks more like a pink.
  • Meaningful Name: "To" means "tower", named after her signature hissatsu "The Tower".
  • Nice Hat: She always wears a blue hat with yellow and white markings.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Her pink hair supports her cheerful and tomboyish attitude.
  • Shock and Awe: In the game, the final step of The Tower involves the lightning striking the ball to stop it. In the anime, while the lightning is still present, it's the stone tower that (sometimes) stops the ball instead.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Before Rika joined the team, she was the only female player from Raimon.
  • Tender Tomboyishness, Foul Femininity: Downplayed with Touko and Rika. They are both sporty girls, but Rika is generally more interested in feminine activities like cooking, fashion and cute guys compared to Touko (despite ironically being a richer girl). Touko is more level-headed and tends to get along well with everyone in the team, although she's not above annoying Aki and Natsumi by intentionally getting close to Endou. While Rika is not a complete meanie, she has some selfish moments, such as tricking Ichinose into marrying her (which ultimately doesn't happen) or pulling a Pushed at the Monster on Touko and Haruna.
  • Those Two Girls: With Rika, particularly in season 3, where they're often watching the boys' matches and training sprees together.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Rika's Girly Girl.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Her and Rika are the only girls from Raimon.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite often arguing with Rika and finding her antics annoying, it's made clear they are best friends. Especially made evident when Touko became concerned about Rika when the latter was captured by the angels and wanted to save her.
  • The Worf Effect: Her The Tower hissatsu starts out pretty strong in the first episodes, but it becomes weaker later to show how strong the enemy is. At least it gets a bit better after it evolves.

Kogure Yuuya / Scott "Scotty" Banyan
Voiced By: Nami Miyahara (Japanese), James Daniel Wilson (English, games), Igor Cruz (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"A snickering trickster, but does his slight frame conceal unexpected power?"

  • Accidental Athlete: How he first created Senpuujin. When he accidentally tripped over, he started spinning on his hands and managed to stop Desarm's shoot.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 100 is one for him and Hiroto, although they don't get any Character Development or learn any new techniques.
  • Anime Accent Absence: Despite being from Kyoto, he speaks regular Japanese.
  • Bonding over Missing Parents: With Haruna, who tells him that she understands his feeling of losing his parents since she also lost her parents in an accident. However, Kogure tells her that it's not the same case as his, since he was downright abandoned by his mother.
  • Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce: One of his most recurring pranks is to pour over people's food chilli sauce which literally sets heir mouth on fire.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: In his introduction.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Becomes Manyuuji's captain by the end of the series.
  • Dual Mode Unit: In the second game, he's one of three characters who can use a special mechanic named Chara Change. His position stays the same, but in his normal form his default hissatsu is Senpuujin, while in his evil form it's the skill Yakubyougami.
  • Evil Laugh: "Ushishishi".
  • Fragile Speedster: Kogure is the fastest and most agile of the Raimon 2 and Inazuma Eleven defenders due to his martial arts and top-level ball control but he can’t take a hit outside of Senpujin and needs backup from the other defenders to mount an offensive counter attack.
  • Hidden Depths: He didn't have the greatest childhood, so he gets excited over little things he hasn't experienced like plane flights and camping.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: When he tries to prank Gouenji by putting chilli sauce in his food, he doesn't realize Gouenji already switched his plate with Kogure's, so he ends up being the one whose mouth catches fire.
  • Horned Hairdo: His hair is shaped into four horns, two on each side of his head, fitting his mischievous personality.
  • Hypocritical Humour: He gets angry when Someoka looks down on him, but he has no problem doing the same thing with other members, like Tachimukai.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: As Haruna realized, the reason why he prefers coming at his teammates who give him chores instead of letting him train, which makes him believe they don't think he's as good as them, through pranking them instead of through soccer, is because he's not confident in his own soccer. He gets over it pretty quickly with help from Haruna and his training with Furukabu.
  • Jerkass: He enjoys to mess up with people and insult them.
  • The Napoleon: Very short but very rude and impulsive.
  • Older Than He Looks: Lampshaded by Hijikata in episode 86. In his snazzy little tux, he looked like he was going to the Shichi-Go-San festivalnote 
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother abandoned him at a train station when he was younger, which is what caused him to become a Jerkass who enjoys to mess up with people.
  • Pointy Ears: He isn't inhuman, but his devil-like ears still suit his personality pretty well.
  • Power of Trust: After being abandoned by his mother, he stopped trusting other people, even when they actually mean well, so he needs to learn this. And says he had by the end of Season 2.
  • The Prankster: He loves to prank other people. He doesn't care who the person is, but Kabeyama and Megane in particular are victims of his pranks. The only one who has the slightest control over his pranks is Haruna and even she came at him once when she gave him a frog.
  • Running Gag: Chili sauce in people's food, of course. And shaking hands with Haruna, only for him to give her a frog.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: In season 2 and 3, he takes Shourin's place as the little guy skilled in martial arts. Personality-wize, however, he's a lot more childish and naughty than him.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has blue hair.

Urabe Rika / Suzette "Sue" Hartland
Voiced By: Fujiko Takimoto (Japanese), Ana Lucía Ramos (Latin American Spanish)

"An Osaka girl striker whose ability is second to none"

  • Abhorrent Admirer: She's not unattractive – just clingy, and Ichinose just doesn’t like her back in that way.
  • Action Girl: She's the captain and forward of an entire team of action girls.
  • Ambiguously Brown: What makes it more confusing is that her mother is white, so either her Disappeared Dad is dark-skinned or she's just heavily tanned.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She ties her soccer uniform into a knot to do this.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of CCC Osaka Gals.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The girl is a scatterbrain with ideas that come right the hell out of nowhere, has numerous Ship Tease fantasies that wouldn't make any sense, and is bizarre even for Endou and Touko to handle at times.
  • Deep South: In the dub, as the standard Accent Adaptation of her Osakan roots. Her last name spells it out pretty clearly.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her conversation with her mom when she brings Ichinose to her house for the first time reveals her father left them.
  • Distressed Damsel: For a short arc in the FFI, set up to wed the Demon Lord.
  • The Idiot from Osaka: Rika and her team are from Osaka, but she is far from the brightest ball in the shed. She also isn't intelligent outside of soccer.
  • Love at First Sight: In her debut episode, she falls in love with Ichinose the moment she sees him.
  • Love Freak: She's obsessed with romance and the interactions betweenother characters that she sees as potential couples. This includes:
    • She's awfully interested in Touko and Tsunami's interactions, but that ship never sets sail.
    • She later becomes interested in an Endou/Fuyuka pairing when she notices the latter's concern with trying to help Endou come up with an idea for a new hissatsu. She tricks Fuyuka into following some tips that will inspire Endou which are really just tips for a date, but in the end Rika's plan backfired due to Endou knowing nothing about romance. In this case, she doubles as The Matchmaker.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Towards Ichinose, she always gets too close to him for his comfort.
  • Petal Power: Rose Splash. When Rika shoots the ball towards the goal, the trajectory is covered by a trail of roses.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: After buying lots of stuff from the Liocotte Island, she suggests Touko to call up the FFI Administration Committee and have them send a limousine so they'll take care of all the baggage and believes they can get away with this if they tell them that Touko is the Prime Minister's daughter. Touko isn't exactly supportive of the prospect.
  • Self-Proclaimed Love Interest: Claims to be in a romantic relationship with Ichinose and introduces him to her mother as her boyfriend. Doesn't realise he's not interested in her, even when he explicitly tries to tell her that he's not her boyfriend.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: She doesn't appear at all in the "Maji de Kansha" opening.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She considers herself the best striker in the team, or as she prefers to say, "The Queen of the field". While not as bad as Megane, this is still far from the truth. When she tries to steal the ball from Gouenji during practice to prove herself, she loses it immediately. Also, Gouenji, Fubuki and Aphrodi have stronger hissatsu that score better, while Rika rarely managed to score with any of her techniques.
  • Supreme Chef: Makes excellent Okonomiyaki, as seen when Ichinose liked her "Lovey-Dovey-Dish". Justified, since her mother works in a restaurant.
  • Tender Tomboyishness, Foul Femininity: Downplayed with Touko and Rika. They are both sporty girls, but Rika is generally more interested in feminine activities like cooking, fashion and cute guys compared to Touko (despite ironically being a richer girl). Touko is more level-headed and tends to get along well with everyone in the team, although she's not above annoying Aki and Natsumi by intentionally getting close to Endou. While Rika is not a complete meanie, she has some selfish moments, such as tricking Ichinose into marrying her (which ultimately doesn't happen) or pulling a Pushed at the Monster on Touko and Haruna.
  • Those Two Girls: With Touko.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Touko's Tomboy. She's as interested in soccer as Touko, but unlike her, she's also interested in things like love and fashion and has an overall more feminine casual outfit.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Her and Touko are the only girls from Raimon.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has light blue hair.

Tachimukai Yuuki / Darren LaChance
'Voiced By: Shinnosuke Tachibana (Japanese), Richard Magarey (English, anime), Alan Prieto (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"He aspires to match the goal-keeping heroics of his idol, Endou Mamoru."

  • Ascended Fanboy: He was originally a big fan of Endou who aspired to be a goalkeeper and learned to do his hissatsu techniques by watching him on television. He ends up being his teammate and even fulfills his role as a goalkeeper when Endou plays as a libero.
  • The Benchwarmer: As the reserve goalkeeper of Inazuma Japan, he is the member who played the least matches in the Football Frontier International. He only played as a goalkeeper when Endou was benched at the beginning of the match against Fire Dragon and when Endou was absent during the match against The Empire. He also played as a midfielder once, against Desert Lion.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Plays this role to Shinsuke when the latter assumes the goalkeeper post in GO.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: His Majin is blue, wood elemental, contrast to Endou's earth elemental golden Majin.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Becomes Yokato's captain by the end of the series.
  • Instant Expert: Was able to master God Hand techniques by watching Endou do them on television.
  • Lethal Chef: He's oblivious to the fact that his food is too spicy since he likes spicy food.
  • Mega Manning: He was able to copy God Hand just by watching Endou repeatedly on TV.
  • Shrinking Violet: Downplayed. He's fairly shy, but not cripplingly so.
  • Sincerest Form of Flattery: In-series. Until he learns his own unique hissatsu.
  • Unaffected by Spice: He enjoys spicy food, and actually foils one of Kogure's pranks by shrugging off the heat from a dish that Kogure had sabotaged by adding a fiery sauce to. Kogure tries the same dish and instantly regrets it.
  • The Worf Effect: His main goalkeeping hissatsu, Mugen The Hand, is often broken through and after a while it doesn't work without evolving and then the circle repeats itself. Justified, he's a first year rookie that needs to catch to the number one soccer team, aliens, and the rest of the world.

Tsunami Jousuke / Hurley Kane
'Voiced By: Shuuhei Sakaguchi (Japanese), Lizzie Waterworth (English, games), Ricardo Méndez (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"This easy-going guy plays with the grace and balance learned on surfboard."

  • Accidental Athlete: He shows that he has a potential talent for soccer when the team accidentally throws the ball at him while he's surfing and is able to defend himself with a powerful kick.
  • Anime Accent Absence: Despite being from Okinawa, he speaks regular Japanese.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Tachimukai in season 3, helping him master his new unique hissatsu, and to Tenma in the GO game, whom he encourages when the latter is given the role of the captain.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of Oumihara. Anime only, though.
    • Considering he had only been playing soccer for a day or two at that point, fanon usually considers it a joke.
  • Catchphrase: "Compared to the vastness of the ocean, this is nothing (to worry about)!"
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Well, pink-haired anyway.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He doesn't like carrots. Somehow, Fuyuka knew this and prepared for him carrot jelly, which he actually likes.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: They do while surfing, but not on the football pitch.
  • Goroawase Number: The number on his surfboar is 273, which can be read as "tsu-na-mi", like his name.
  • Image Song: Bad Boys Brothers' Blues.
  • Informed Ability: His status as a defender is pretty much this in the anime, since he doesn't have any individual defensive techniques, only offensive. In fact, when Tachimukai wanted to learn a new GK technique and the first-years tried to help him, he ended up being more helpful than them for having stronger kicks, despite being a defender like them.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Since he's laid-back and doesn't mind being treated oddly by others (e.g.being addressed without honorifics by the juniors), he doesn't realise when he says something offensive to others, like annoying Touko for stating soccer is easier than surfing and the managers for saying they look better than he thought when he sees them in their formal dresses.
  • Making a Splash: He has water based hissatsus.
  • Meaningful Name: Tsunami is a pun on the eponymous natural disaster, fitting his sea-related techniques (a few of them even contain the word "tsunami").
  • Megane: In the GO video game, to the suprise of the Fandom.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He has a good number of shirtless scenes, mostly in the second season, he has a nice tan and he's considered handsome by many in the fandom. It helps that he's also older than the others.
  • Perpetual Smiler: When he was serious, his team quickly came to the conclusion that he felt sick.
  • Plucky Boy: He always takes difficult things lightly, stating that it's nothing compared to surfing.
  • Shirtless Scene: He has a lot of these due to being a surfer.
  • Surfer Dude: He's introduced as a normal surfer dude and even after he starts to play soccer all his techniques are related to the sea and usually mentions it when making comparisons.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He's afraid of plane flights.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has pink hair.

Yamino "Shadow" Kageto / Shadow Cimmerian
Voiced by: Kensuke Satou (Japanese)
"A soldier born out of darkness. His power is overwhelming."

  • Casting a Shadow: Dark Tornado. It's like Fire Tornado, but made of dark flames instead of the standard orange ones. He also learns mostly shadow hissatsu in the game.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He is mostly a decent person, despite being a gloomy goth who is a darkness-elemental.
  • Guyliner: He seems to wear black eyeliner.
  • In-Series Nickname: Mostly called Shadow.
  • Meaningful Name: "Yami" means darkness and "Kage" means shadow. Both are related to his personality, element and the latter is also where he gets his nickname from.
  • New Transfer Student: He transferred to Raimon during the Aliea Gakuen arc. In the dub, Kidou mentions thst he comes from Mikage Sennou, even though his original school is not stated in the Japanese version.
  • Out of Focus: The most out-of-focus member from Raimon, in no part due to playing for the team mostly off-screen.
  • Refusal of the Call: He didn't join the Inazuma Caravan in season 2. It's not because he wouldn't have liked to, he just felt like his shoot wasn't ready yet.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: In the video games, he's no more than a recurring scout character, therefore not a canon member for Raimon. In the anime, he becomes an official member in the last two seasons.

Football Frontier International Arc

Tobitaka Seiya / Archer Hawkins
"A very mysterious youth who went by the name "Tobi the Kicker"

Voiced By: Mine Nobuya (Japanese), Nigel Pilkington (English, games), Daniel de Roble (Latin American Spanish, anime)

  • Anime Hair: Probably has the most outrageous hairstyle in the entire series, including even Aliea students. Despite the umbrella section at the top of this page, Tobitaka defintely deserves a special mention here.
  • Animal Motifs: He's associated with hawks. His hair is also shaped like a bird.
  • Blow You Away: His main hissatsu Shinkuuma displaces the air in front of the kick, drawing the air and the ball into that spot. It also creates a sort of dark void which looks like a shadow.
  • Bully Hunter: He isn't on good terms with his rival Karasu and his gang and when they were about to harm his teammates, he stood up to the bullies and was willing to let the team go to the stadium without him. However, one of his delinquent friends' gang offers to fight them in his place.
  • Casting a Shadow: His main hissatsu Shinkuuma/Hollow Demon is actually a wind hissatsu, but the void it creates makes it look like this.
  • Character Tics: When insecure, he combs his hair.

Utsunomiya Toramaru / Austin Hobbes
Voiced By: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese), James Daniel Wilson (English, games), Rolando de la Fuente (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"A fan of Gouenji's with an unknown amount of potential."

  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: His mother is probably single, since when she became ill, Toramaru took the reins of running the restaurant, not his father.
  • Animal Battle Aura: Tigers.
  • Cheerful Child: Despite being rather shy in the beginning, he shows his true energetic personality and true strenght after revealing his past.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Both his hair and eyes are a black stylized as dark blue.
  • First-Name Basis: One of the few Japanese male characters who are called by their first name.
  • Momma's Boy: Non-negative example;
  • Number Two: To Ishido Shuuji/Gouenji Shuuya in GO.
  • Purple Is the New Black: His hair is black, but it's stylized as dark blue.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: Caused his teammates from gradeschool to resent him, so he started holding himself back during plays to give others the chance for glory.
  • Storm of Blades: His Gladius Arch hissatsu conjures up a number of short swords and sends them flying at the goal along with the ball.
  • Supreme Chef: Justified, he's a kid who runs a restaurant. If he wasn't he'd be out of business.
  • Younger Than He Looks: The rest of Inazuma Japan thought he was their age. Nope, he's eleven.

Hijikata Raiden / Thor Stoutberg
Voiced By: Sakurazuka Yakkun (Japanese), Jorge Ornelas (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"A southern power player with a big heart who's great at taking care of others."

  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: His parents are never seen or mentionednote . He probably doesn't have considering he's the one who takes care of his younger siblings and when he left Okinawa to join Inazuma Japan, he left them in the hands of an acquaintance, but the reason for his parents' absence is not clear.
  • Ascended Extra: Even though he was introduced in the second game, he wasn't relevant in the story mode until the third game, when he joined Inazuma Japan. And even then, he didn't have any significant plot (see Out of Focus). In the anime, his role is expanded in both corresponding seasons.
    • In season 2, he was the one who took care of Gouenji and provided him a place to hide from three messengers who were threatening him to harm his sister if he didn't join Aliea Academy.
    • In season 3, he had an important part in helping the Kingdom's members escape from Garshield's influence and not be afraid to play their own soccer.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: In both Japanese and English, he's named after a god of thunder.
  • Berserk Button: He hates watching people not giving their all or being unable to support someone if he has the ability. Part of why his anger with Roniejo stems from the latter's seem of uncare now that he should be free from Garshield's influence.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He became angry when Endou accidentally made his siblings cry.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He’s big, loud, but a fun loving person that speaks with his heart, and is a physical powerhouse on the soccer field.
  • Giant Foot of Stomping: Super Shikofumi creates a giant foot above his head that stomps the opponent and steals his ball.
  • Large Ham: While usually composed, he occasionally slips into his larger than life persona and has fun with it.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: He has five younger siblings.
  • Multicolored Hair: He has purplish hair and an orange streak in the front. Seems to be a family trait, since his siblings also have two colours in their hair.
  • Out of Focus: He isn't given even a small plot, unlike the other new members. The animé changes this by switching him into Gouenji's role dealing with Mac Roniejo and his teammates' families when it's revealed that The Kingdom's coach has been blackmailing them.
  • Promotion to Parent: He is the eldest of several siblings, and cares for them in his parents' stead, who are missing for an unknown reason.
  • Shock and Awe: Like his dub name, most of his hissatsu techniques are lightning based. Blade Attack is a drop kick result in a lightning blast hitting the ground and cutting through the earth, and Thunder Beast is a combination hissatsu where Hijikata kicks the ball powered up by yellow lightning as a pass to Fubuki, who kicks to combine his lightning and Fubuki’s ice into a literal Thunder Beast.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His soccer uniform is sleeveless, to show his muscular arms.
  • Younger Than He Looks: He's sometimes mistaken as not being a student because of this.
The Movie

Endou Kanon / Canon Evans
Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi

    Opponents and Rivals 
Football Frontier Arc

Sakuma Jirou / David Samford
Voiced By: Megumi Tano (Japanese), Michael Pizzuto (English, anime), Nigel Pilkington (English, games), Hugo Núñez (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"Supports the team as a strategist, coordinating the other players."

Genda Koujirou / Joseph "Joe" King
Voiced By: Yūichi Nakamura (Japanese), David Lee McKinney (English, anime), Nigel Pilkington (English, games), Ricardo Méndez (Latin American Apanish, anime)

"There's no angle that the King of Keepers hasn't got covered."

  • Animal Battle Aura: Beast Fang shows either a Panther or a Lynx.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: His dub name: Joseph King. His title: "The King of Keepers".
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: In his Shin Teikoku guise he has two scar-like marks over his right eye (they're probably not actual scars since they disappear once he goes back to normal).
  • Heel–Face Turn: Along with the rest of Teikoku after they realize it was a mistake to follow Kageyama's orders.
    • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Becomes heel again after Kageyama manages to turn him and Sakuma against Kidou and convinces them to join Shin Teikoku. Like Sakuma, he becomes good after Shin Teikoku's defeat, but unlike him, he doesn't get selected to join Inazuma Japan, instead he joins Neo Japan, a team that tries to replace Japan's current representative team. Becomes a permanent face after Neo Japan's loss.
  • Heroic RRoD: After using Beast Fang. He gets better.
  • Red Baron: Genou, which can translate into "The King of Goalkeepers". This is really only used in the video games.
  • Stone Wall: He is the King of Keepers for a reason.
    • Also literally, as with his Infinite Wall technique.
  • This Is a Drill: Drill Smasher V2.

Torii Ryouta / Hugo Tallgeese
Voiced by: Jun Konno

Sugimori Takeshi / Thomas Feldt
Voiced by: Go Shinomiya (Japanese)

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the dub, his team is named "Brainwashed Jr High", as a reference to how the players were brainwashed in order to get stronger.
  • The Captain/Red Armband of Leadership: Of Mikage Senou.
  • Emotionless Boy: His entire team is made of soulless players with no emotions left after being brainwashed in an attempt to improve their skills. Until being beaten by Raimon, he doesn't understand the idea of soccer being fun.
  • First-Name Basis: For some reason, all the members of his team are called by their given name in the video games.
  • Icy Gray Eyes: He has teal-gray eyes and certainly fits the cold and unapproachable type, at least in the beginning.
  • Passing the Torch: He gives the captain role to his best friend Arata after graduating middle school.
  • Rocket Punch: Rocket Kobushi forms an energy fist in his right arm, which he fires towards the shoot to stop it. His Dark Emperor version knows an evolution named Double Rocket, which does the same with both of his fists.
  • Those Two Guys: With Arata, at least in season 1. In season 2 he's seen with Shadow instead.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has indigo spikes and not much else on his head.

Shimozuru Arata / Neil Turner
Voiced by: Kayo Yunagi (Japanese)

  • Bishōnen: He's pretty and somewhat androgynous.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Like the rest of Mikage. His game bio says that he used to be nice before becoming agressive due to brainwashing.
  • The Captain: He's Mikage's captain in Ares after Sugimori's graduation.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: He has tanned skin and reddish-pink hair.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: A bit. He has pink hair and fairly visible eyelashes. His Ares design exaggerated his eyelashes, making him look even more like a girl.
  • Emotionless Boy: Same as Sugimori.
  • First-Name Basis: Mostly called by his first name, Arata, even in the anime (unlike Sugimori, who is only called in the games).
  • Icy Gray Eyes: Like Sugimori, he fits the cold and unapproachable type. He's also one of the few characters with literally gray eyes rather than bluish-gray or dark gray/black.
  • Playing with Fire: He used Fire Tornado during Mikage Sennou's training and his challenge with Endou.
  • Power Copying: He copied Gouenji's Fire Tornado after gaining Raimon's data and Saginuma's Gungnir V2 when he played for Neo Japan.
  • Those Two Guys: With Sugimori.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has pink hair.

Noberu Raito / Light Nobel
Voiced by: Koichi Yamadera

  • Bowdlerize: In the game, his team uses more dirty tricks to win the matches, including altering the match results by hacking into the FF's database and making the members of Raimon eat poisoned food at a Maid Cafe. In the anime, their dirty tricks resume to hissatsu techniques, like Goal Zurashi, which moves the goal away from the shot, Gorimuchuu, which is used to obscure the former hissatsu and Fake Ball, which involves the ball being replaced with a watermelon.
  • Broken Pedestal: Megane recognizes him as the author of one of his favourite manga series, Princess Magical Nana Silky, but is disappointed when his team cheats during the match using methods they had seen in animes.
  • The Captain/Red Armband of Leadership: Of Shuuyou Meito in the anime.
  • In-Series Nickname: He's mostly called Novel, even in the dub.
  • Meaningful Name/Punny Name: "Raito Noberu" is Engrish for "light novel", a reference of his hobby, that of being a manga writer.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: He wears these.
  • Otaku: He's the author of a manga series, as well as the captain of a team of Otakus who want to win so that they can use the prize money to go to America to get Cosmic Pretty Reina, a limited edition doll.
  • Those Two Guys: With Mangaka.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has green hair.

Manga Moe / Mark Gambling
Voiced by:' Megumi Tano

  • Alliterative Name: Both his last and first name start with "M".
  • Broken Pedestal: Megane recognizes him as the artist of his favourite manga series, Princess Magical Nana Silky, but is equally disappointed in him for cheating during the match.
  • The Captain/Red Armband of Leadership: Of Shuuyou Meito in the manga (no pun intended).
  • In-Series Nickname: He's mostly called Mangaka.
  • Meaningful Name: Manga is a Japanese comic and "moe" can be translated as "pseudo-love". His name roughly means "lover of Japanese comics".
  • Nerd Glasses: Like Novel, but their frames are transparent instead of being opaque. In fact, many of his teammates wear glasses.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a pink beret with a pencil, brush and paint splatter sticking out of it.
  • One Steve Limit: In the dub, his first name is the same as Mark Evan's and Mark Krugger's.
  • Otaku: He's the artist of a manga series and part of a team of Otakus.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His left eye is covered by his bangs.
  • Those Two Guys: With Novel.

Kirigakure Saiji / Sail Bluesea

Voiced by: Yumiko Kobayashi

Mukata Masaru, Tomo and Tsutomu / Marvin, Thomas and Tyler Murdock
Masaru is the purple-haired one, Tsutomu is the green-haired one and Tomo is the pink-haired one
Voiced by:' Kiyotaka Furushima (Masaru), Yūichi Nakamura (Tomo) and Go Shinomiya (Tsutomu)

  • Alliterative Name: Masaru, both in the original and in the dub.
  • The Captain/Red Armband of Leadership: Masaru becomes the captain of Kidokawa Seishuu after Gouenji transfers to Raimon due to his sister accident.
  • Cool Shades: They wear matching orange shades with white frames, which are about the only cool thing about their designs.
  • Gonk: They have big weenie-like lips and strange haircuts, which are made fun off even in the show.
  • Half Identical Triplets: They look almost identical, except for their hair colours and slightly different haircuts, although all of them sport mowhawks.
  • Odd Name Out: Masaru, for being the only one whose name doesn't start with "T".
  • Series Continuity Error: In the original games, they're described as third-year students, while in the Galaxy game, they're described as second-years. Ares went with the latter canon.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: They are all brothers.
  • Verbal Tic: All of them end their sentences with "like yeah".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Masaru has purple hair, Tomo has pink hair and Tsutomu has green hair.

Nishigaki Mamoru / Malcolm Night
Voiced by:' Akio Suyama

Aphrodi (Terumi Afuro) / Byron "Aphrodi" Love
Voiced By: Yuko Sanpei (Japanese), David Lee McKinney (English, anime), Lucien Dodge (US English, games), Arturo Mercado Jr. (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"His elegant and artistic style leaves his opponents spellbound."

  • Adaptational Nationality: In the original timeline, he's eventually revealed to be Korean when he plays for its national team, Fire Dragon. In Orion no Kokuin, he joins Inazuma Japan, which means he's at least partially Japanese.
  • A God Am I: But not for long.
  • Agent Peacock: Long flowing hair, check. Long eyelashes, check. Elegant style, check. Named after a goddess, check.
  • Ambiguously Evil: In GO.
    • Averted after we learn Ishido's true motives.
    • Friendly Enemy: He sided with neither Fifth Sector or the rebellion. His objective was to help Kidokawa Seishuu repair their unity, and he showed a lot of respect for Raimon.
  • The Atoner: After his team loses to Raimon, he watches every match between them and Aliea and asks Endou to join them before the match against Diamond Dust to make up for his past mistakes, even telling them that he'll never use the Aqua of the Gods again. He helps them win the match and during the match against Chaos, he scores some points for them, but gets injured in the second half when he tries to get through their tough defense. He's also concerned about Fubuki and is an important factor in helping him recover from his split personality.
  • Badass Fingersnap: Heaven's Time is activated by him snapping his fingers, which creates a Bullet Time, and after he goes past the slowed down opponents, he snaps his fingers again, which reverts time to normal and creates cyclones which send the opponents in the air.
  • Bishōnen: Considering he's named after the goddess of beauty, this might be intentional.
  • Breakout Character: The fact that he was one of the characters voted the most by fans to join Inazuma Japan in Orion is what earned him a place in the team, meaning he's finally going to become one of the main characters, presumably for a longer time than when he joined Raimon in season 2.
  • Bullet Time: Heaven's Time allows him to stop or slow down time and dribble past the defence easily and after the effects wear off, the opponents are blown away.
  • But Not Too Foreign: While he studies in Japan, he's at least partially Korean. Confirmed by Word of God to be a first-generation Korean.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of Zeus.
  • Character Tics: Has a tendency to comb his hair with his fingers.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Very much so, but then again, he's supposed to be attractive; Lampshaded by Endou in the dub.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: His blond hair fits his light element.
  • Final Boss: His team is the last one Raimon has to face off to win the Football Frontier tournament. In the game, they can be challenged again as Ura Zeus, which is the last and strongest team in the first game.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: In the show, he joined the Caravan for a match and a half.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Zeus loses to Raimon, he sets aside the Aqua of the Gods and starts to train hard by himself. He then joins them for a while and helps them in the matches against Diamond Dust and Chaos, but leaves the team after getting injured in the latter match.
  • Light 'em Up: His shot type hissatsus involve the ball being charged with a bright light.
  • Light Is Not Good: He might be a light elemental with golden hair who wears a white uniform, but he's also the Final Boss of the first game.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Possibly the most exaggerated example. He's an Agent Peacock with Rapunzel Hair.
  • Multicolored Hair: In GO, he has light blue highlights in his blond hair.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is Afuro, but the only one who ever calls him by his name is Tenma in the Chou Jigen Dream Match movie. Everybody else, including the commentators, calls him Aphrodi.
  • Power Gives You Wings: All his shot type hissatsu, God Knows and its evolved forms, involve him growing wings and flying up into the sky before storing his energy into the ball.
  • Rapunzel Hair: He has waist-length hair.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Especially when they start glowing.
  • Sharpdressed Man: In GO, he wears a black tuxedo with a white dress shirt underneath and a red tie.
  • Super Serum: The Zeus' players think they're gods, but they were just using a performance-enhancing serum named Aqua of the Gods to power themselves.
  • Theme Naming: All of Zeus' players are named after gods and goddesses. He's named after the goddess of beauty.
  • Time Master: Heaven's Time. See Bullet Time above.

Aliea Academy Arc

Fudou Akio / Caleb Stonewall
Voiced By: Yūki Kaji, Héctor Cuevas Ireta and later Ignacio Casas (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"An aloof rebel who uses trick plays to mess with his opposing players."

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the original series, he's mostly depicted with teal-gray eyes, while in Ares they are dark green. Also, his skin tone isn't as pale as it used to be.
  • Aloof Ally: In the third season. He prefers to solve his problems himself and even lied to Kidou and Sakuma about Kageyama not being on the island to stop him by himself. However, after the match against Team K, he finally starts to understand that he needs his friends and warms up to them.
  • Ambiguously Evil: No one in Inazuma Japan is convinced he comes with clean motives. They're wrong.
  • Ambition Is Evil: After his father left his family, his mother told him to become stronger and not end up like his father, but he mistook what she meant and became power-hungry and arrogant.
  • The Benchwarmer: In the beginning, he is not allowed to play any matches for Inazuma Japan, mostly because he's used as a secret weapon and partially due to his lack of team spirit. He's first allowed of the bench during the match against Fire Dragon and later becomes more used on the field.
  • Break the Haughty: He was benched during the Asian preliminaries in the third season, much to his displeasure, and didn't get a single chance to play until the match against Fire Dragon in the final, when the coach revealed he was their secret weapon.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of Shin Teikoku.
  • Confusion Fu: His playmaking depended on his tactics' unpredictability.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His father became a Scapegoat for his boss's mistakes, so he resigned from his job and the family was forced to be on the move, always being hunted by debt collectors. When his mother urged Fudou to become stronger, he takes it to the wrong extremes.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a tendency to make sarcastic and negative remarks, a thing that is lampshaded early on in season 3.
  • Delinquent Hair: Sports a mowhawk with white streaks at the sides.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father left his family after he lost his job.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He may dislike tomatoes, since he leaves them uneaten in one cafeteria scene.
  • The Dragon: To Kageyama, in Shin Teikoku. Main reason why nobody in Inazuma Japan trusted him.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: He's part of the Koutei Penguin 3gou trio along with Kidou and Sakuma.
  • Goroawase Number: On the jacket he wears in Galaxy, there is the number 210 written on it, which can be read as "fu-do", like his name.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: As a child, he had his head full of hair rather than the mowhawk and the rest of his head bald he sports as a teenager. Inverted in GO, where he has longer hair and no bald spots.
  • Hypocrite: He makes fun of the others when they make combination hissatsus, despite the fact that he hasn't got a single individual hissatsu.
  • Image Song: Bad Boys Brothers' Blues.
  • Insult Backfire: When Goujin gets enthusiastic that he appears in the photo on the internet, Fudou snarks at the wild instinct he shows in the photo, but Goujin takes that as a compliment.
    Goujin: I'm totally saving this photo!
    Fudou: Is it your wild instinct? Hmph, aren't you lucky.
    Goujin: Yeah, thanks!
  • Jerkass: He's rude, sarcastic, cynical, sharp-tongued and enjoys seeing people suffering, whether they're his teammates or rivals.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He's right when he says that Teikoku should win using their own abilities instead of relying on Kageyama's technology and Sakuma agrees with him.
    Sakuma: Only in times like this I agree with Fudou.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He improved to this: caring for his teammates, working with them on new hissatasu techniques, etc after he Took a Level in Kindness.
  • Loser Son of Loser Dad: In actively avoiding this, he became resentful and arrogant. Go figure.
  • Manipulative Bastard: With the power from the Aliea Crystal, he's able to convince Genda and Sakuma into joining Shin Teikoku.
  • Multicolored Hair: After he ditches his tattoo he instead dyes some strands of his hair silver.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Heavily implied. His family became poor after his father lost his job and left the family and ten years later in GO he's found sleeping on a bench, implying he's still poor and homeless.
  • Pointy Ears: In Ares, he has noticeably pointier ears than in the original series.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His GO design features a hot pink jacket, which is possibly a Call-Back to Emperor Penguin 3gou.
  • Rebel Relaxation: Since Kudou doesn't allow him to play in the Asian preliminaries until Fire Dragon, he usual ends up relaxing on a bench or an surface away from the team when he's not training.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: At first, nobody in Inazuma Japan trusts him because of his former relationship with Kageyama and his arrogant personality, but with the help from Endou and Kidou, he learns to coordinate better with the team and they finally accept him.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: Some consider his GO design to be this.
  • Smug Snake: He starts off as an egotistical Jerkass who treats his teammates and allies with equal disdain and believes he can do it all by himself, but he gets better.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He starts to care more for his teammates after the match against Team K.
  • Tsundere: Type A. He acts as if he doesn't care about his teammates' safety, but he actually does.

Reize (Midorikawa Ryuuji) / Janus (Jordan Greenway)
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Voiced By: Yuki Kodaira (Japanese), Michael Pizzuto (English, anime), Javier Olguín (Latin American Spanish, anime)

"A cold-hearted youth who thinks that those who lose are worthless."

  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of Gemini Storm.
  • Determinator: Midorikawa's desire to avoid Can't Catch Up is one of his biggest strengths and weaknesses. His having strained himself cost him being able to stay with Inazuma Japan longer.
  • Glass Cannon: Midorikawa is very fast, and has powerful shots. However, he has weak body and low stamina. This becomes a problem in the anime post Heel–Face Turn because he pushes himself too far as a member of Inazuma Japan. It works for a while and his hard work benefits by creating Lightning Accel to increase his speed, but even the new coach realizes that if he goes any further he might not be able to play soccer ever again after the Asian finals.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: In his alien version, he has very narrow eyes. His normal version's eyes, while they still have a tsurime shape, are noticeably wider.
  • Heel–Face Turn: With the rest of Aliea Academy by the end of Season 2.
  • Heroic RRoD: Coach Kudou is seeing this coming, as per Determinator entry. If he didn't get booted out of Inazuma Japan, he would most likely overexerted himself to the point that he'd be permanently crippled from playing soccer.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: Reize has a tendency to say "Earth has a saying that goes like this: [Insert proverb]".
  • Meaningful Name: In the dub. Janus was a two-faced Roman god, fitting the stark contrast between the cruel and callous alien persona and his true friendly, eager personality.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: His character arc was given more focus in the Asian preliminary matches until his injuries from Fire Dragon prevented him from returning to the team.
  • Those Two Guys: On Inazuma Japan, he forms a close partnership with Hiroto, who acts as his male Cool Big Sis whenever he's struggling.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has olive green hair.

Desarm (Saginuma Osamu) / Dvalin (Dave Quagmire)
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Voiced By: Takahashi Hikida (Japanese), Lewis Macleod (English, games), Hugo Núñez and later Luis Alfonso Mendoza (Latin American Spanish, anime)

  • Affably Evil: Despite being an extreme Blood Knight out all the Alias captains (which is saying a lot), he treats Raimon with respect, especially Fubuki as a Worthy Opponent and strives for them to become stronger. Arguably, he's the second nicest after Hiroto. When they eventually lose to Raimon as Neo Epsilon, he almost shakes Endou's hand until Gazelle arrives to return him back to base.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of Epsilon. And Neo Japan's as well.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Black hair and black eyes, although it's the sclerae that is black rather than the iris.
  • Dual Mode Unit: In the second game, he's one of three characters who can use a special mechanic named Chara Change. In his normal Desarm form, he's a goalkeeper with the default hissatsu Wormhole and in his Epsilon Kai form, he's a forward with the default hissatsu Ganymede Proton.
  • Dumb Muscle: In Ares, he increased in muscle mass, but also decreased in intelligence.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He fits the description perfectly, having pale skin and black hair and being without a doubt sinister.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Neo Epsilon lost to Raimon. Bordered on becoming a Heel again due to not being selected for the national selections. Becomes truly a Face by Neo Japan's loss.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Really, he is currently the only character who played all four positions in the anime. In the original series, he played as a goalkeeper in his Desarm form in Epsilon, as a forward in Epsilon Kai and as a midfielder in his normal form in Neo Japan. In Ares, he played as a goalkeeper again, first in Eisei Gakuen and then in Inazuma Japan (although he didn't do too much in the latter case), but also played as a defender in the match against Soccer Acrobatic Troupe and changed his position to midfielder before the match against Perfect Spark.
  • One Steve Limit: In the dub he's one of at least three characters named David, along with David Samford (Sakuma) and David Evans (Daisuke).
  • Overly Long Gag: His letter to Inazuma Japan.
  • Pointy Ears: He loses them after he gets released from the effect of the Aliea Meteorite, showing that he isn't an alien as everyone believed.
  • Power Gives You Wings: He's able to copy Aphrodi's God Knows hissatsu during Neo Japan's match against Inazuma Japan with the help from two Zeus members.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: When his team takes revenge for losing to Raimon the last time, they become Epsilon Kai and all the members get completely red glowing eyes.
  • Refused by the Call:
    • The sole Aliea captain to not become part of a national team. It hits him, hard.
    • Averted in Orion, though, where he gets selected to join Inazuma Japan.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: His hair is shaped like a scarf and gives this impression.
  • Space Master: Worm Hole warps space and time for the ball traveling towards him to land in a net devoid it of it's strength. Fubuki trained forever to break through it, and Eternal Blizzard only overpowered Worm Hole once.
  • Technicolor Eyes: He has orange eyes which also get a black sclera when he's affected by the Aliea meteorite.
  • This Is a Drill: Drill Smasher creates a giant metallic drill on his hand to pierce through incoming shots and it's Desarm's trump card in case Worm Hole was ever overpowered. It easily defended against Fubuki's Eternal Blizzard in episode 42 but but lost to Gouenji's Bakunetsu Storm in episode 52.
  • Training from Hell: He went through this not once, but twice as Neo Ellipson and training for Neo Japan, often pushing himself to the very core in order to surpass his fellow Aliea commanders who made it to the national teams except for him. While said training made him stronger, it almost brought to a Face–Heel Turn lustinf for victory until his teammates remind him of the fun they had improving.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: Wormhole.

Burn (Nagumo Haruya) / Torch (Claude Beacons)
Voiced By: Kiyotaka Furushima (Japanese), Gabriel Ortiz (Latin American Spanish)

Gazelle (Suzuno Fuusuke) / Storm (Bryce Whitingale)
Voiced By: Fujiko Takimoto (Japanese), Rebeca Gómez (Latin American Spanish)

Gran / Kiyama Hiroto / Kira Hiroto (GO) / Kiyama Tatsuya (Ares) / Xene (Xavier Blitz)
Clickhere  to see Kiyama Hiroto
Voiced By: Takahiro Mizushima (Japanese), Michael Pizzuto (English, anime), Eduardo Ramírez (Latin American Spanish, anime)

  • Adaptation Name Change: His name is changed from Kiyama Hiroto to Kiyama Tatsuya in Ares. Justified, since the real Hiroto is Spared by the Adaptation and he doesn't have to be a Replacement Goldfish anymore.
  • Affably Evil: Even Endou is surprised to discover him on Aliea's side! He even see Endou as an interesting person and is genuinely worried about Fubuki after their first match.
  • Benevolent Boss: In GO. Most of his employees are his friends.
  • Bishōnen: Manages to be one without looking too feminine.
  • Breakout Character: He is easily one of the most popular characters from Aliea Academy, his popularity is still going strong to this day.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of Genesis. Incidentally, the Genesis captain's band is actually blue. In the anime, he also takes the lead of Inazuma Japan during the second half of the Argentina match. In Ares, he is the captain of Eisei Gakuen.
  • Challenge Seeker: He shows bits of this when he seeks out Raimon for a match.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Depending on when he's Gran or Kiyama.
  • First-Name Basis: One of the few male characters who are mostly called by their first name.
  • Easily Forgiven: He didn't even think twice to forgive his father for all his misdeeds.
  • Evil Redhead: More like a redhead Anti-Villain, but still.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When his father told him to release the limiter, which is a device to hold back the power they have actually gained through training, he refused because he didn't want to hurt his teammates' bodies.
  • Happily Adopted: He cares a lot for his adoptive father and sister.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Well, he's not really a bad guy in the first place, but like the rest of Aliea Academy, he quits being an "alien" by the end of Season 2 and becomes one of the main heroes in season 3.
  • Horrible Camping Trip: Inverted: It started out badly, ends almost too awesomely and both he and Kogure never realized that the time haven't even gone by yet.
    • No Sense of Direction: But hey, who can still rely on their sense of direction in a magical forest with magical creatures anyway? ; the good news is, at least he knows how to set up a camp for the night.
      • It Can't Be Helped: "Endou-kun and the others might be worried about us, but it can't be helped. Let's camp out here for the night, or we might get lost" (said when he is actually ALREADY lost)
  • Identical Stranger: An orphan who just happened to be the spitting image of Kira Seijirou's son.
  • I Have Many Names: Wouldn't you believe it. He collectively had the most names among the massive cast of Inazuma Eleven. From Kiyama Hiroto and Gran in the original series, Kira Hiroto in GO and his real name, Kiyama Tatsuya, in Ares.
  • Image Song: Starline.
  • Megane: In GO, he wears glasses.
  • No Name Given: Partially. We know that his real family name is Kiyama but what about his real first name?
  • Overlord Jr..: Still, he’s incredibly nice.
  • Parental Favoritism: Burn isn't given the chance to face off with Gran for the Genesis title. Ironically, this favoritism caused him to strain himself to meet his father's expectation.
  • Replacement Goldfish: And he's completely fine with it. He knew that he's just a replacement of the real Hiroto for his 'father', but still forgives and loves him either way.
  • Science Is Bad: Inverted. His love for technology is obviously there throughout the series, and he doesn't believe in old folklores like Kappas, until he meets one.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Just like any other member of Aliea Academy that is. In their first meeting, Hiroto disappears after Endou turned his back for a few seconds to take a soccer ball, he thought that Hiroto's a ghost.
  • Taking the Bullet: When Ulvida (with the limiter still off, mind you) kicked a soccer ball against their father. It’s bad enough for Hiroto to be taken away in an ambulance in the game version.
  • Those Two Guys: With Midorikawa.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's the nicest member from Aliea Academy.
  • Ugly Guy's Hot Son: Sure, he's adopted, but the real Hiroto looks almost completely identical to this one and plays it straight.

Ulvida (Yagami Reina) / Bellatrix (Isabelle Trick)
Voiced by: Miho Hino

Football Frontier International Arc

Fideo Ardena / Paolo Bianchi
Voiced By: Hiro Shimono

"The Italian ace striker, who is called "The White Meteor."

  • The Ace: He is an ace striker and the match between his team and Inazuma Japan ends in a tie instead of being defeated at the last minute as usual.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: Fideo is actually a Spanish word, not Italian. note 
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Fideo is thin and average in height, while his teammates and good friends Blasi and Angelo are a big guy and a short guy respectively.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of Orpheus, Italy's representative.
  • Cool Sword: Odin Sword is his Signature Move, shooting the ball with the shape and power of the legendary Norse god's sword.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He and his team are on the receiving end of this in their match against Little Gigant.
  • Foil: To Kidou
  • Heroic BSoD: After losing against Little Gigant. He gets better.
  • The Idealist: After learning Kageyama's past, he starts to trust him and believe he's actually a good person deep down. He tells his coach that they have a similar past, but he must have continued to play soccer for the same reason as he did, he actually loves his father and his plays. His talking to Kageyama and the match is what turned him into a good guy.
  • In-Series Nickname: "The White Meteor".
  • Not So Different: From Kageyama, whom he tells that the reason why he continued to be involved with soccer, despite claiming to hate it, is for the same reason as Fideo did, because he actually loves his father and the soccer itself. Also from Kidou, because they both love soccer due to remembering their fathers when they play it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Kidou's Red.
  • The Rival: Mostly to Kidou
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Fidio/Fideo.

Edgar Valtinas / Edgar Partinus
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

"A quiet but brave leader, who has the highest merit of his team."

  • Bishōnen: Rika considers him and several other boys an army of hotties.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of Knights of Queen, England's representative.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and blue eyes, although his eyes have two different shades.
  • Gentleman Snarker: While mostly gentlemanly and polite, he is not above delivering stealth insults to people he feels superior to, which annoys the members of Inazuma Japan during their dinner party with his national team. After losing to their team (and a few others), he becomes a proper gentleman.
  • Identical Stranger: Most consider him to look like an older Kazemaru.
    • Kazemaru's GO appearance does look almost exactly like him. Hairstyle included.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: He has a strong sence of justice for his country, saying that his team's job as its representative is to win for it and fulfil other people's dream. Fittingly enough, his team is called Knights of Queen. He also shows a lot of respect for ladies.
  • Old-School Chivalry: To the point where he selflessly risks losing the use of his leg in order to reflect Heaven Drive with Excalibur during the match to save Rika. Thankfully it doesn't cause him much damage.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: They cover his right eye and most likely fit the sexy and charming type.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Has two distinct shades of blue in his eyes, so he may have central heterochromia.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He acts rather arrogant towards Endou and Inazuma Japan at first, but he later treats them with more respect.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has light blue hair.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's a third-year middle-school student, but looks more like an adult.

Mark Kruger
Voiced by: Yūichi Nakamura

"America's star player. He, together with Ichinose, pull the team along."

Dylan Keith
Voiced by: Chihiro Suzuki

"Top scorer of the FFI qualifier tournament. He is called "Mister Goal"."

Teres Tolue / Thiago Torres

Voiced by: Junji Majima

  • Stone Wall: Literally. His technique Iron Wall is yet to be defeated in-series.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has dark green hair.
  • Younger Than They Look: According to a book called "Inazuma Eleven All Players Directory" and the games, he's a third-year middle school student, but looks more like an adult. Doesn't help that most of his teammates also look like adults.

Mac Roniejo / Mac Robingo
Voiced by: Shuuhei Sakaguchi
"Strength, talent, determination-this guy's got the lot. He's the perfect player."

  • A Father to His Men: His teammates see him as a father figure.
  • The Capital of Brazil Is Buenos Aires: Contrary to his very powerful team, Brazil is not that great when it comes to soccer in real life. note  Also, his entire team is made up of very poor people and he has a special move named "Strike Samba" that obviously shouts "Carnaval".
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of The Kingdom, Brazil's representative.
  • Dance Battler: His true soccer has this fun, rhythmic style.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His entire team is made up of people saved from poverty, and they've been blackmailed into straining themselves to consistently win; as their families were practically taken hostage under threat of their jobs and homes being taken away from them.
  • In-Series Nickname: "King of Fantasista".
  • Last-Name Basis: Despite not being Japanese, he is mostly called by his last-name.
  • Trigger Phrase: A sound, actually. A blow of a whistle activates the human performance enhancing RH Program, which makes him unwillingly play more violently than usual.

Demonio Strada / Giulio Acuto
Voiced by: Chihiro Suzuki

Rococo Urupa / Hector Helio
Voiced by: Yuki Kaida

"A Victorian boy from out in the sticks. It's already clear that he has incredible potential."

  • Alliterative Name: Hector Helio in the dub.
  • Bishōnen: Manages to be one while still being recognizable as a guy.
  • The Captain / Red Armband of Leadership: Of Little Gigant, Cotarl's representative.
  • Final Boss: His team is the last obstacle Inazuma Japan has to face off to win the Football Frontier International in the story mode.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In the Ogre version of the third game. When he is told by Ogre that Daisuke would be returning to Japan with Endou after their reunion, he gets jealous enough that he goes up against Endou with every intention of crushing him completely. He gets over it rather quickly though.
  • Kids Are Cruel: Rococo was bullied as a child by his peers for apparently being physically weak.
  • Magikarp Power: He used to be the weakest of his team physically, but the coach saw into his Fighting Spirit and made him who he dubbed "The Best Goalkeeper in the World".
  • The Rival: He's the strongest rival and personal opponent to Endou seeing as they were raised by Endou's grandfather with a love for soccer and trained to be the best goalkeeper in the world. They even end up scoring goals against each other in the finals of the Football Frontier International and the two make it their personal mission to surpass him.
  • Similar Squad: Leads one against Inazuma Japan. It's not made blatantly obvious, but Little Gigant's main 11 are expies of the original Raimon Eleven, from Endou down to Someoka, while the bench players are Tachimukai, Kogure, Megane, Fubuki, and Tsunami.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is blue, but under certain lighting it looks green.

Nakata Hidetoshi
Voiced by: Hiroshi Tsuchida

"This international football icon is an undisputed legend!"

Sein / Cress Heavens
Voiced by: Yuki Kaida

Desuta / Kyle Hells
Voiced by: Kensuke Saitou

The Movie

Baddap Sleed / Bash Lancer

Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya

    The Adults 
Football Frontier Arc

Hibiki Seigou / Seymour Hillman
Voiced by: Kinryu Arimoto (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (US English, games), Jesús Cortéz (Latin American Spanish, anime)

  • Big Good: More prominent in GO, since the aim of the Resistance is to replace Big Bad Ishido/Senguuji as the Holy Emperor.
  • The Captain: Was, anyway. Of the legendary Inazuma Eleven.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's the oldest and easily the nicest out of all the coaches.
  • Cool Shades: The only times he appears without them is when he was young and before his surgery in episode 114.
  • Japanese Delinquent: Was one in his youth.
  • La Résistance: He's the leader
  • Mandatory Unretirement: Endou's challenge ended his and the rest of the Inazuma Eleven's extended 10-Minute Retirement.
  • Refusal of the Call: At first.
  • Soap Opera Disease: Develops and suffers from a heart disease by the 3rd game/season.
    • Holds out for most of the arc, but...
    • Worry not, he survives the operation.
  • Supreme Chef: He has to be since he works in a restaurant.
  • Younger Than They Look: He looks like an old man who is at least in his 60s, but considering the incident with the bus happened 40 years ago, when he was Endou's age, he is actually around 54 years old.

Chief Director Raimon Souichirou / Sonny Raimon

Voiced by: Koichi Sakaguchi

Onigawara Gengorou / Gregory Smith

Fuyukai Suguru / Frank Wintersea

Voiced By: Go Shinomiya (Japanese), David Lee McKinney (English), Ricardo Bautista (Latin American Spanish)

  • Dirty Coward: Due to fearing Kageyama, he has no problem obeying to him and tampering with the bus that Raimon would take to the regional finals match, so that it would crash on the way there. Even after Natsumi finds out his plan and forces him to confess in front of everyone, he shows no remorse and is proud of what he has done.
  • Hate Sink: He clearly isn't supposed to be likable since he crossed the Moral Event Horizon by trying to kill the kids just to save his own.
  • Welcome Back, Traitor: In GO he somehow found employment back in Raimon even after being fired by Natsumi. His being allowed to work in a setting with children again after trying to kill them speaks highly of how screwed the situation is.

Kageyama Reiji / Mr. K / Grandfather (GO Chrono Stone) / Kuroiwa Ryuusei (GO Galaxy)
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Eng Dub: Ray Dark / Mister D / Astero Black
Voiced By: Sasaki Seiji (Japanese), Richard Magarey (English, anime), Robbie Stevens (English, games), Jorge Santos (Latin American Spanish, anime)

  • Ambition Is Evil: After being abandoned by his father due to losing a soccer match to Daisuke, after which he began to lose every match he plays, he develops a fear of losing and does anything in his power to win, which is why he became evil and started to play dirty.
  • Back from the Dead: [[In Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy, it's shown that he's alive again, after it was made pretty obvious that he was supposed to have died in Season 3. He was apparently the successful product of an experimental medical procedure to revive the already dead.]]
  • Big Bad: For the first season and the first half of the third season.
    • Demoted to Dragon: However, he still had more impact than the very short-lasting Garshield.
    • The Heavy: For the most part it looked like he was the main antagonist.
  • Broken Pedestal: Kidou used to see Kageyama as a god when he strived to be the best at soccer, but completely changes his opinion about him when he finds about his plan to destroy Raimon before the regional finals, triggering Teikoku's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Freudian Excuse: Soccer destroyed his parents and life, in short.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Got one in GO. Most likely from the "accident" he got from Garshield.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam / Redemption Equals Death / Killed Off for Real: Courtesy of Garshield.
  • Heel Realization: Him watching Fidio play made him remember how his dad played, back when he loved soccer.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Before the regional finals match against Teikoku, he tries to toy with Endou's emotions and convince him to lose by telling him the story about how Kidou has to win three consecutive matches to reunite with his sister Haruna, because winning will ruin their lives. At first, Endou holds back because of this, but his teammates manage to convince him not to do so.
  • Meaningful Name: Kageyama means "shadow mountain", fitting and later subverting his status as the Big Bad.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Best way to make sure the team he coaches doesn't lose is to crush the opposing team to death with iron bars. Fortunately, Kidou warns Endou and his teammates about possible traps and they survive without a scratch.
  • Revenge: On the soccer world for ruining his father, no less.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: No one was fooled though, the kids only didn't know about him in the flesh. Well, maybe not Hikaru.
  • Parental Abandonment: His father left his family after losing to Daisuke and his mother died shortly after that becasue of an ilness.
  • Pet the Dog / Even Evil Has Standards: What he does for the blind little girl Rushe, who got caught up in an accident he had set up despite having nothing to do with football. He pays for her hospitalization bills and an operation to restore her eyesight.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Manages a team of this. Doesn't help that he himself handpicked them.
  • Sinister Shades: The only time they come off is after being killed by Garshield. His shades become Kidou's Tragic Keepsake after that.
  • Trickster Mentor: Yet again, shown when he was coach of Inazuma Japan/Earth Eleven.
  • Walking Spoiler: Even until GO.

Aliea Academy Arc

Kira Hitomiko / Aqualina "Lina" Shiller

Voiced By: Junko Kitanishi (Japanese), Toni Rodríguez (Latin American Spanish, anime Season 2), Diana Pérez (Latin American Spanish, anime Season 3)

Furukabu / Mr. Veteran

Voiced by: Asou Tomohisa (Japanese), Richard Magarey (English, anime), Eduardo Fonseca (Latin American Spanish, anime)

  • Badass Driver: The escape from Aliea's base: driving and screaming as the ground collapsed behind the Inazuma Caravan!! Sadly, it wasn't included in the show.
  • Cool Old Guy: You'd be surprised that he's an expert on soccer training in-game.
  • Same-Sex Triplets: In the games, there are three identical Furukabu brothers.

Prime Minister Zaizen Sosuke / Stuart Vanguard

Voiced by: Yūichi Nakamura (Japanese), Alan Prieto (Latin American Spanish)

Kira Seijirou / Astram Schiller

Voiced by: Katsuhisa Hoki (Japanese), Michael Pizzuto (anime) (English)

  • Adaptational Heroism: In Ares no Tenbin, due to his son never dying, he never created Aliea Academy, he just created a normal team with the children from his orphanage.
  • Big Bad: Of the Aliea Academy Arc.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: After Genesis is defeated, he realizes the whole alien project was a mistake.
  • Eyes Always Shut: His eyes are mostly closed.
  • Heel Realization: He has a change of heart after Hitomiko and Raimon's power of friendship make him realize the whole alien project was a mistake.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After realizing how much the children from Genesis love him as a father figure, he starts to regret the decision of using such loving children as tools for his revenge.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: He outlives his birth son Hiroto, who died ten years (six in the anime) ago in an accident.
  • Parents as People: In Ares no Tenbin. Even though he loved his birth son, Hiroto, he had grown so busy with his personal projects that it almost reached Parental Neglect levels and whenever Hiroto did see his father, he would be asking about Tatsuya's progress rather than, say, ask about what his birth son is doing, unintentionally convincing Hiroto that Tatsuya is the son that his father wanted rather than Hiroto himself, leading to Hiroto going for delinquency and cause a strain in the relationship between Hiroto and Tatsuya himself. Hitomiko even notes that this is likely why Hiroto ended up the way he is.
  • Revenge: His beloved Hiroto was not brought to justice when he got killed in circumstances involving the son of a politician. So what will he do about it? Overthrow the government, that's what.
    • Crusading Widower: The parent version in this case. While he is a widower, the death of his son is the one thing that motivated his desire for revenge.
    • Knight Templar Parent: When the Aliea Meteorite first hit the earth, he decided to use its power for his revenge over Hiroto's death.

Kenzaki Ryuuichi / Godric Wyles

Voiced By: Ken Narita (Japanese), David Lee McKinney (English, anime)

  • Flat Character: He wants to take over the world because... reasons.
  • The Starscream: He slips away with several fragments of the Aliea meteorite as his boss is being apprehended and uses them to form the Dark Emperors.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark teal hair.

Football Frontier International Arc

Kudou Michiya / Percival Travis

Voiced by Hiroki Tochi (Japanese), Rolando de la Fuente (Latin American Spanish, anime)

  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Trumps even Hitomiko.
  • Brutal Honesty: He makes no bones about the fact that Inazuma Japan have zero chance on the world stage without some serious training.
  • Death Glare: When Rika tried to call him out for not letting Inazuma Japan practice outside, he gave her this glare and she lost the courage to do this.
  • Megane: In the Ares series, he wears glasses.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His left eye is covered by his short bangs.
  • Silent Scapegoat: Back when he was the coach of Sakurazaki he was the one who took the responsibility when his team was forfeited from the match against Teikoku due to a fight that happened before the match that resulted in the opposing team members being injured.
  • The Stoic: He's usually strict and doesn't smile too much.
  • Trickster Mentor: Like any subsequent coach, including Endou and Kidou themselves as coaches in GO, he often recquires the team to figure out his strategies themselves.
  • When He Smiles: He's first seen smiling after Inazuma Japan win the preliminary final of the FFI. After that, he becomes nicer.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Dark purple, although it might be just a stylized black.

Mr. Araya (Endou Daisuke) / David Arrows (David Evans)

Voiced by: Yuzuru Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Yoshino (young)

  • Disappears into Light: At the end of Chrono Stone.
  • Dream Team: He wrote a book that had his dream of the ultimate soccer team in it. Which has become a museum artifact in the future. It also leads Raimon to travel back in time to find out who the members are.
  • Faking the Dead: Until Garshield is finally dealt with.
  • Forgets to Eat: According to Endou, he sometimes thought about soccer so much that he forgot to eat.
  • Heroic Willpower: His resolve to not be erased from the timeline by Protocol Omega 2.0 results in him becoming a Chrono Stone. He's also able to talk and move thanks to his willpower while in this form.
  • Identical Grandfather: When he was young, he looked exactly like his grandson, Mamoru.
  • The Illegible: His writing from his secret notebooks is so messy, he's the only one along with Endou (and later Fuyuka) who can read it.
  • Posthumous Character: Apparently, as this is a central theme during the 1st Season. He's revealed to be only Faking the Dead in Season 3.
    • Played straight in GO. However, timeline screwing happened during Chrono Stone, and he ended up in the present timeline coaching Raimon.
  • Walking the Earth: Making soccer teams, no less.
  • Walking Spoiler: He just isn't a regular old man.

Garshield Bayhan / Zoolan Rice
Voiced by: Yousuke Akimoto

  • Arch-Enemy: To Daisuke.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a long, curly beard.
  • Big Bad: He's the actual main antagonist of the series, for being the one who has been planning most of Kageyama's actions.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's the greedy, mean and selfish boss of a for-profit corporation who is out to make as much money and gain as much power as possible by using soccer as a tool, without caring about the others as long as this helps his objectives.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Until Season 3 took place we get no prior knowledge of his presence as Kageyama's superior.


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