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News – Inazuma Eleven Ares no Tenbin Airing Date Announced

After some delays, the airing date for the new Inazuma Eleven anime has at last been announced.

The new Inazuma Eleven anime “Inazuma Eleven Ares no Tenbin” will begin airing on TV Tokyo from April 6 (Friday) at 5:55PM JST (Note: 12AM in Pacific Time). The first episode will be a one-hour special.

Source: TV-Tokyo
Inazuma Eleven Official Twitter

In case anyone is wondering, I won’t have the time to be doing Magazine scans + summaries or such as I have for previous series, but if anyone is willing to provide high quality scans, I might be able to squeeze in some summaries if people are interested. All with proper crediting of course!

News – Inazuma Walker Show to Stream Online

Starting September 30 at 21:00 JST (9/30 5am PST), a new monthly show called Inazuma Walker will air on Niconico and YouTube.

The hosts of the show will be LEVEL-5 CEO Hino Akikiro and Moo-chan (also from LEVEL-5). There are plans to present new information, invite special guests, and possibly air new “high quality” Inazuma Eleven anime even before the new anime starts.

Inazuma Walk Vol. 0 Program Contents:
-Presentation on the all-new original anime
-Information on “Inazuma Eleven Ares”
-Full audio commentary on “Inazuma Eleven” episode 1
-Talk corner about secret information
-Presentation of the new super-dimensional projects to come!!


Source: Famitsu
Official site

News – New Inazuma Eleven details

I’ll be brief about this and just point you all to the Siliconera article which is translated from Game’s Talk. Looking good! We should be getting much more info during LEVEL-5’s VISION conference in July.

News – LEVEL-5 VISION 2016 Date and Program Contents Announced

LEVEL-5 has announced that Vision 2016 will take place July 27, 2016, with the subtitle -NEW HEROES-.

The main topics to be presented at the conference are (order not given)
-Presentation of cross-media project #5
-Presentation of cross-media project #4 “Snack World”
-Presentation of latest news for “Youkai Watch” series
-Presentation of mystery title “I…”
-Presentation of other new title(s) in development

Time: 15:30-17:00 JST (July 26 11:30pm-1am PST)

In addition, LEVEL-5 will stream a special Niconico stream on Friday, June 24 20:00 JST (4am Pacific timezone) to make a presentation about Youkai Watch 3rd series and the mystery title “I…”

The stream will be available to Niconico users when it begins.

(I expect a full majority of the June 24 stream to be about Youkai Watch though. I’ll be asleep and will catch up later~)

News – New Inazuma Eleven Series To Be Presented at LEVEL-5 VISION 2016

New Inazuma Eleven series is in the works and we will get more information on it during this year’s LEVEL-5 VISION 2016 conference! President Hino made an obvious hint back in March by indicating that the new work in one of his previous popular titles starts with “i”. Now with the character design reveal, as well as mentions of Avatars and time travel, there’s really no denying it or thinking it’s a troll.

While we should be getting a majority of the news during the conference itself (and probably a PV for the game), President Hino is already leaking bits of information about the new series on his Twitter once again, including a character design and
making a few notes about the new series: “The new ‘i’ will be more like the original without Avatars and time travel (it’s not the time to be laughing lol), but will still have new elements that I think will surprise you. Please look forward to it! Oh, and just for the record, it won’t be about the pro league.”

*edit* LEVEL-5 VISION 2016 conference date has not been announced yet, but I will post information about it when it is available!

News – Future of Inazuma Eleven

In a recent interview with Trendy Net Nikkei, LEVEL-5 President Akihiro Hino had some things to say about his work. The interview is mostly about Youkai Watch and breaking into the Smartphone market, but there is a section about his other titles and specifically Inazuma Eleven…:

If it doesn’t bring new interest to the table, there’s no point in selling it
He was asked to give his rating of LEVEL-5’s other titles in the year 2013
Pres Hino: Our company has a lot to think over when it comes to the Inazuma Eleven, Danball Senki, and Professor Layton series. I spoke with the staff about this as well, but it seemed like we were just milking as much as we could from our past fortune. We put out new titles like Youkai Watch and Fantasy Life, but even then we thought Inazuma Eleven could be our pillar of support through it all. But that was a naive thought.

I hadn’t intended to depend on any certain series in the first place. But I thought Inazuma Eleven would be fine regardless and continue to sell. But the world isn’t that easy. If you aren’t presenting something new, customers won’t laugh at the same joke every time. I think I was being a bit naive about that aspect.

Case in point, the latest works Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Big Bang/Supernova, Danball Senki Wars, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, etc have lower sales numbers than their predecessors. In layman’s terms, people are tired of the same thing… Even if all these series have a future, there’s no point in making more if they present nothing new.

Each of these series have their niche fans, and it’s true that many are saying “I look forward to the next game!”, but if we can’t continue presenting them something new and interesting, even those fans will part ways. If those fans are going to say “I won’t buy it this time”, then we shouldn’t force ourselves to make it. Each team is doing their best to make things right now, but there’s no point if they don’t present something new. 

Inazuma Eleven Online that’s being made with NHN PlayArt is linked to this concept of new?
Pres Hino: This title is targeted for adult users. I feel that NHN would make an appealing online version of Inazuma Eleven. I’m helping them make the game with targeting the adult audience in mind.

What do you imagine next for Inazuma Eleven?
Pres Hino: I’d like to change the gameplay altogether. Along with making it interesting, the gameplay needs to be completely new. It can’t be just another game where you collect characters, have matches and have a new system. That just makes it the same as the previous games, so I’m aiming to change the essence of the gameplay next time. If we don’t change that, even if we release a Part 7, then people will say they’ll just keep playing Part 6 (Big Bang/Supernova).

First week sales of the games to put things into perspective:
1st week sales:
Inazuma Eleven (DS): 41,474
Inazuma Eleven 2 (DS): 280,597
Inazuma Eleven 3 (DS): 505,161
Inazuma Eleven 3 Ogre (DS): 175,604
Inazuma Eleven GO Shine/Dark (3DS): 135,259
Inazuma Eleven GO 2 Neppuu/Raimei (3DS): 168,179
Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy Big Bang/Supernova (3DS): 91,643

News – Best Eleven Movie Summer 2014 (Updated)

An official site was opened to celebrate the news of the 5-Year Anniversary Best Eleven project getting a movie to be shown in theaters starting this summer!

Inazuma Best Eleven:
Shuu, Gouenji, Tsurugi
Shindou, Kidou, Tenma, Aphrodi
Kazemaru, Kinako, Kirino
Endou (Endou Kanon reserve)

Battle Eleven:
Hakuryuu, Baddap, Matatagi
Fei, Fudou, Saru, Gran
Beta, Ozrock, Zanark
Desarm (Rococo reserve)

Related trading Card Game, manga, and character song album to be released in the future as well. Stay tuned!

Also, President Hino of Level-5 says that Inazuma Eleven series is done for now but he would like to come back to it in the near future. “Please support Youkai Watch in the meantime!”

*edit 5/9/2014*
June Animage reveals that starting June 13, TOHO cinemas around Japan will be showing the movie “Inazuma Eleven Choujigen Dream Match” for two weeks.
(The two week limit and lack of advertising worries me that they’ll only be putting this on DVD and not bluray in the future, but I guess we’ll see)

News – Inazuma Eleven Series 5 Year Anniversary “Hontou ni Arigatou” Tracklist

Inazuma Eleven Series 5 Year Anniversary “Hontou ni Arigatou”
日本語タイトル: イナズマイレブンシリーズ 5周年記念「本当にありがとう」/ イナズマオールスターズ
Purchase at CDJapan
Release: February 19, 2014

CD1 (Note: CD1 is all previously released tracks)
1. Mamotte Miseru! (I’ll Protect It!)
Endou Mamoru (CV: Takeuchi Junko)

2. Soyokaze Dream (Zephyr Dream)
Matsukaze Tenma (CV: Terasaki Yuka)

3. Resistance
Kidou Yuuto (CV: Yoshino Hiroyuki)

4. Honoo no Riyuu (The Reason For Flames)
Gouenji Shuuya (CV: Nojima Hirofumi)

5. Great Tamashii
Nishiki Ryouma and Zanark Avalonic (CV: Ryou Iwasaki & Konishi Katsuyuki)

6. Honoo no PURAIDO (The Pride of Flames)
Gouenji Shuuya (CV: Nojima Hirofumi), Fubuki Shirou (CV: Miyano Mamoru), Someoka Ryuugo (CV: Kase Yasuyuki)

7. Yuujou no Keshin
Amemiya Taiyou (CV: Eguchi Takuya)

8. YASASHII MIRAI (A Kind Future)
Fei Rune (CV: Kimura Akiko), Nanobana Kinako (CV: Yuuki Aoi)

9. Ice Road
Fubuki Shirou (CV: Miyano Mamoru)

10. Maji de Kansha! from Inazuma All-Stars
Endou Mamoru (CV: Takeuchi Junko)
Someoka Ryuugo (CV: Kase Yasuyuki)
Matsukaze Tenma (CV: Terasaki Yuka)
Shindou Takuto (CV: Saiga Mitsuki)
Tsurugi Kyousuke (CV: Oohara Takashi)

CD2 (Note: Many familiar songs but with all new recordings and different characters participating!)
1. Mata ne… no Kisetsu (Season of See You Again…)
Inazuma All-Stars
Endou Mamoru (CV: Takeuchi Junko), Gouenji Shuuya (CV: Nojima Hirofumi), Kidou Yuuto (CV: Yoshino Hiroyuki), Kazemaru Ichirouta (CV: Nishigaki Yuka), Fubuki Shirou (CV: Miyano Mamoru)
Matsukaze Tenma (CV: Terasaki Yuka), Shindou Takuto (CV: Saiga Mitsuki), Kariya Masaki (CV: Tai Yuuki), Manabe Jun’ichirou (CV: Nojima Hirofumi)

Kirino Ranmaru (CV: Kobayashi Yuu)

3. Erabareshi Monotachi (The Chosen Ones)
Matatagi Hayato (CV: Ishikawa Kaito). Kusaka Ryuuji (CV: Okabayashi Fumihiro), Minaho Kazuto (CV: Yonaga Tsubasa), Manabe Jun’ichirou (CV: Nojima Hirofumi), Tetsukado Shin (CV: Tai Yuuki)

Shindou Takuto (CV: Saiga Mitsuki), Ibuki Munemasa (CV: Suzuki Tatsuhisa)

5. Ryuusei Boy
Kino Aki (CV: Orikasa Fumiko), Otonashi Haruna (CV: Sasaki Hinako), Raimon Natsumi (CV: Kobayashi Sanae)

Sorano Aoi (CV: Kitahara Sayaka)

7. Te wo Tsunagou
Shindou Takuto (CV: Saiga Mitsuki), Kirino Ranmaru (CV: Kobayashi Yuu), Seto Midori (CV: Mina)

8. Raimon Junior High School Theme
Endou Mamoru (CV: Takeuchi Junko), Kabeyama Heigorou (CV: Tano Megumi)
Matsukaze Tenma (CV: Terasaki Yuka), Tsurugi Kyousuke (CV: Oohara Takashi), Nishizono Shinsuke (CV: Tomatsu Haruka), Kariya Masaki (CV: Tai Yuuki), Kageyama Hikaru (CV: Fujimura Ayumu), Sorano Aoi (CV: Kitahara Sayaka)
Kino Aki (CV: Orikasa Fumiko), Otonashi Haruna (CV: Sasaki Hinako), Raimon Natsumi (CV: Kobayashi Sanae)

9. Bokutachi no Shiro (Our Castle)
Matsukaze Tenma (CV: Terasaki Yuka), Tsurugi Kyousuke (CV: Oohara Takashi), Shindou Takuto (CV: Saiga Mitsuki), Nishizono Shinsuke (CV: Tomatsu Haruka), Kirino Ranmaru (CV: Kobayashi Yuu), Sorano Aoi (CV: Kitahara Sayaka), Seto Midori (CV: Mina), Yamana Akane (CV: Yurin)

10. Hontou ni Arigatou! (Thank You So Much!)
Endou Mamoru (CV: Takeuchi Junko), Matsukaze Tenma (CV: Terasaki Yuka)

Samples on Official Site!

News – Preorder bonus for Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

Preorder bonus for Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Big Bang/Supernova has been announced:
-Treasure Data DVD Raimon Graduation Album
Covers all 6 series. Includes a booklet to reflect on all the memories! The booklet contains QR codes to obtain the players.
The DVD includes opening videos, line art (at least 300 illustrations), and a special message recording from the voice actors.
-From December 5 to January 13, you can download two rare Souls, Hakutou Washi (Bald Eagle) and Ginrou (Silver Wolf).
(Special Note: Preorder bonuses are very limited and the only likely places to get them are through AmazonJP or the official Inazuma shop, and neither ship overseas. A very unsure chance if CDJapan will have them.)

Official Site

Title: Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Big Bang
イナズマイレブンGO ギャラクシー ビッグバン

Console: Nintendo 3DS
Released: December 5, 2013
Buy Inazuma Eleven GO2 Galaxy Big Bang at
CDJapan | YesAsia

Title: Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy Supernova
イナズマイレブンGO ギャラクシー スーパーノヴァ

Console: Nintendo 3DS
Released: December 5, 2013
Buy Inazuma Eleven GO2 Galaxy Supernova at
CDJapan | YesAsia

News – 2 Versions for Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy, LEVEL5 Vision 2013

Official Site has been updated announcing the two versions for upcoming 3DS game Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy:
Big Bang

Scheduled for release Winter 2013.

LEVEL5 Vision 2013 plans to hold a streaming version online when it takes place on August 26 (Mon).

Streaming through nico