There’s always sports anime every season and disregarding the sequels brings us to a newcomer titled Giant Killing.
I’m always skeptical of sports related anime because they end up for the most part like Prince of Tennis and Eyeshield 21. Of course, there are always exceptions like Cross Game which proved to be a solid series.
In Giant Killing, the main character is a former ace soccer player turned manager for a professional team that has been on a losing streak. He plans to turn this team around and defeat the very best opponents in the Japanese soccer league.
The first two episodes brings us a fresh take on the sports genre with the main character being the manager, and not a player, for once. They play actual soccer without any impossible moves and the tone of this series is more on the serious/realistic side. But it’s not all simply playing soccer, there’s drama and disputes about his unconventional methods and personality which serves to spice things up.
As long as Giant Killing doesn’t stray from its current path, we should see something interesting.