Giant Killing

Giant Killing

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East Tokyo United (ETU) has been struggling in Japan's top soccer league for the past few years. It has taken everything they have just to avoid relegation. To make matters even worse, the team has lost five matches in a row, leading to abysmal team morale. Even the fans are beginning to abandon them, and rumors hint that the home ground municipality is going to withdraw their support. With countless coaches fired and poor financial choices in hiring players, it is a downward spiral for ETU. The board of directors, under pressure from general manager Kousei Gotou, takes a gamble and hires a new coach—the slightly eccentric Takeshi Tatsumi. Though considered a great soccer player when he was younger, Tatsumi abandoned ETU years ago. However, since then, he has proven himself successful as the manager of one of England's lower division amateur teams. Tatsumi's task won't be easy; ETU fans call him a traitor, and the team is pitted against others with larger budgets and better players. Yet even the underdog can take down a goliath, and Tatsumi claims he is an expert at giant killing.

User Rating: 4.6 ( 1 votes)


English: Giant Killing
Japanese: ジャイアントキリング
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2010 to Sep 26, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: Sports, Drama, Seinen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 480p
Type: Eng Sub


Yuu Kou – Director
Jouji Furuta – Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiroshi Kimura – Episode Director
Hiroyuki Tsuchiya – Episode Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “My Story ~Mada Minu Ashita e~” by THE CHERRY COKES
ED1: “Get tough!” by G.P.S

Episode List

01: Episode 1
02: Episode 2
03: Episode 3
04: Episode 4
05: Episode 5
06: Episode 6
07: Episode 7
08: Episode 8
09: Episode 9
10: Episode 10
11: Episode 11
12: Episode 12
13: Episode 13
14: Episode 14
15: Episode 15
16: Episode 16
17: Episode 17
18: Episode 18
19: Episode 19
20: Episode 20
21: Episode 21
22: Episode 22
23: Episode 23
24: Episode 24
25: Episode 25
26: Episode 26


Unexpectedly good sports title. No DBZ bullshit on the field. The second half drops pacing, but is good nonetheless.


I barely watch any sports anime but this one got me. Not sure why exactly but I loved it.




Have you thought about how difficult it is to be a football coach?


Good sports anime. They show the team/players losing and nobody is charmed and guaranteed to win a match. Key part of a sports story imo.



    "We, who hurt each other so terribly, will sit here licking each other's wounds. We damaged goods will each seek the other out in comfort. If you are to die tomorrow, I'm fine with my life ending then as well. But if you want to live for me for one more day,I'll go on living with you today as well. And thus begins a tale of kindred, bound by their scars. Soaked in red and written in black, a story of blood. One of which I'll never speak. Our very own, precious as it is, story of scars. And I have no intention of reciting it to anyone."