Giant Killing First Impressions

Giant Killing

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.

Rating: Good

6 Comments to “Giant Killing First Impressions”

  1. Ah! so did you end up finishing Cross Game? Still need to crawl out of my shell and look into some of the new shows, but Giant Killing is on the list, mostly because I’m a huge soccer nut and World Cup matches are soon approaching! Also, badass protagonist helps too.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Naw, I didn’t end up finishing the Cross Game anime yet, but I have read the manga. The protagonist’s nonchalant attitude does make him more pro.

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  2. K. says:

    Oh, nice. I’ll look into this serie. xD

    I’ve been watching Inazuma Eleven, another soccer anime. It’s like dbz soccer and whatnot lol.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Heh, DBZ soccer; I can exactly imagine what you mean.

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  3. […] you felt compelled to root for ETU and cheer along. Giant Killing deserves a higher rating than I initially gave it, so I will gladly upgrade it. I do hope they decide to make a second season since the manga […]

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