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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 – 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 GO VS Danball Senki W Movie DVD/bluray

Inazuma Eleven GO VS Danball Senki W Movie
Out on DVD/BD June 5, 2013!

Purchase at CDJapan:
DVD [regular] | DVD [limited]
bluray [regular] | bluray [limited]

Limited Edition bonuses:
-Inazuma Graphig (paper craft), 1 random out of 4 types
-Danball Senki W Golden Bookmark
-Original Outer Case
-Film Strip
-Password for secret characters in 3DS games (game sold separately)
-Settings artbook (~20 pages)
-Set of 4 postcards

Extra disc:
-Movie CMs, TV announcements
-Mascot PR video, Message Overcoming Time-Space
-Mameshiba Collaboration videos
-InaDan highlight videos (Inazuma/Danball versions)
-Seiyuu countdown relay
-InaDan Gag clips
-Mascot videos (Santa/traditional wear)
-TV Eyecatch promotions
-Non-credit ED

Other extras:
-InaDan Telephone compilation
-Hissatsu technique explanation subs (not quite sure what this is)
-Audio commentary track with seiyuu and production staff:
LEVEL-5 President Akihiro Hino, Director Miyao Yoshizaki, Terasaki Yuka (Tenma), Oohara Takashi (Tsurugi), Saiga Mitsuki (Shindou), Kubota Megumi (Ban), Oda Hisafumi (Jin).

New extra!
First press also DVD/BD also comes with a serial code to download the mp3 of the InaDan Drama CD. The download is planned to be available from sometime August 2013 through December 30, 2013.

Drama Contents:
Minamisawa returns to Inazuma Town?!
Raimon Eleven go to pick him up from the station. But Minamisawa doesn’t show up…
Instead, Inazuma Japan members show up one after another…
A super-dimensional drama that overcomes generations is about to start!

Appearing characters:
Gouenji Shuuya (CV: Nojima Hirofumi)
Kidou Yuuto (CV: Yoshino Hiroyuki)
Zaizen Touko (CV: Takagaki Ayahi)
Kudou Fuyuka (CV: Tomatsu Haruka)
Kino Aki (CV: Orikasa Fumiko)
Fudou Akio (CV: Kaji Yuuki)

Kurumada Gouichi (CV: Nojima Hirofumi)
Nishizono Shinsuke (CV: Tomatsu Haruka)
Hayami Tsurumasa (CV: Yoshino Hiroyuki)
Minamisawa Atsushi (CV: Kaji Yuuki)
Aoyama Shunsuke (CV: Orikasa Fumiko)

(As you can see, there are a lot of repeats between the generations… lol. Also, why is Touko there if Kurama [CV: Takagaki Ayahi] isn’t?)

News – Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy
After the events in Chrono Stone, it’s Football Frontier International Vision 2 (FFIV2). A new Inazuma Japan has been selected, but…
Everyone except Tenma, Tsurugi and Shindou are new faces for some reason to be revealed at a later time.
Matatagi Hayato 瞬木隼人 (FW) (CV: Ishikawa Kaito) – From track and field club. Seen as a problem child for some reason.
Nozaki Sakura 野咲さくら (MF) (CV: Endou Aya) – Gymnastics
Kusaka Ryuuji 九坂隆二 (MF) (CV: Okabayashi Fumihiro) – Delinquent
Morimura Konoha 森村好葉 (DF) (CV: Aoi Yuuki) – ordinary shy girl
Tetsukado Shin 鉄角真 (DF) (CV: Tai Yuuki) – From boxing club
Manabe Jin’ichirou 真名部陣一郎 (DF) (CV: Nojima Hirofumi) – Math contest champion
Minaho Kazuto 皆帆和人 (DF) (CV: Yonaga Tsubasa) – Detective parent/s, good at solving problems
Ibuki Munemasa 井吹宗正 (GK) (CV: Suzuki Tatsuhisa) – Basketball club
Potomuri ポトムリ (CV: Miki Shin’ichirou) – Mysterious Clown 😛
Minori (CV: Takagaki Ayahi) – New Manager

Official Site

News – InaDan Movie Character Poll Open

It opened early :O
Vote once a day!

Voting Period: November 9 – December 17 at 17:00
Results posted on December 21.

The characters in the top 5 votes will debut in a “dream unit CD”. There will also be official Twitter icons made from the top characters.
Furthermore, from December 14 onwards, number of votes on each character as well as rankings/top 5 will not be shown. (Smells a little rigged, but hey the trolls rig too :P)

News – InaDan Poll Opens November 11

The Poll site for Inazuma Eleven movies has been renewed with the announcement of the upcoming popularity poll for the InaDan movie. Voting will open November 11. The characters in the top votes will debut in a “dream unit CD”.

The bottom corner of the page says Gojou Masaru has graduated from the popularity polls and will not be in the poll this year.

(by the way, I’m also opening up a Danball Senki wordpress of similar style to this site. sochira de mo yoroshiku~)

News – Next Inazuma Eleven Movie announced: Inazuma Eleven GO VS Danball Senki W

I’ll be frank, just check the Anime News Network post for more info.

The sneak peek also hints at offering amazing visuals, as well as many pre-opening promotions to come.

Also, to clear up any confusion, the characters from both series will be in the same world in this movie, and it won’t just be two separate movies or such.