Giant Killing is the most relatable anime to real-life football fans #ANIME

Giant Killing


Football is all about 22 random players from 2 team who chasing the ball to take it to opposition’s goal.  Good 11 players can always winning you the game. Is this true about football? In most of football-anime, it’s a fact, but not in real life football. If football can be won by only having 11 good players, it’s impossible for me to love this sport. There’s so much factor outside of having good players, something like a great board (president, director and staff), great manager, great tactics, and even fans is also a really important factor (you can’t win all the games without fans).

Football (Anime)

Football anime, series like Captain Tsubasa, Inazuma Eleven, Days, Area no Kishi and Whistle, also the overpowered skillfull main-character like Tsubasa (from Captain Tsubasa) who can single handledy win you the game will immediately comes into mind.

In reality (highest-level of football), character like Tsubasa (from Captain Tsubasa) who can dribble everyone on the pitch is just a myth (the only player who can do it is Lionel Messi (from what I’ve seen), the best player in football history).

Something like that won’t happen in Giant Killing, because this series represent real life football.

Giant Killing will offer you a brand new experience, because the main character is a manager. No, not only that. This series explain you how the board (president, director and staff), manager, fans and even journalists works at professional football in real life. This is the biggest reason why I said this series is the most relatable anime to football fans.

I’m a football fan, watch football match almost every week, and follow the biggest football community (Football Twitter) everyday, when all of the fans from around the world, media, journalist, and statement from official club, players, president, etc in there. Somehow most of football-anime never explain with details the role for each of them, they always focus on players. Yes, I’m agree players is the most standout, but if you’re a real sport fan, you must be always want more explanation especially from off the pitch. Don’t worry, if you’re looking for something like that, be grateful because you already arrived in the right place.

Giant Killing is so details, it explains every elements in this sport.

It’s not really important and interesting factor for who doesn’t watch real life football, because there’s no relateable factor, but if you’re a real football fans, you will get like three times more have fun while watching it (I mean ‘real’ football fans, not the one who just watch the highlights and judging like elitist).

Enough of element from off the pitch, now time to discuss elements on the pitch. It’s also like real life football. I mean the tactics, most of football-anime series always focus on how skillfull the player is (how 1 player can single handledly win you the game), but not in Giant Killing. The most important factor to win is tactics and strategy, how to defense, how to attack, how to counter-attack, how to keep possesion, how to manage space and time, etc. This is something I always missed in most of football anime, and Giant Killing present it beautifully.

Football is all about teamwork and tactics, player’s individual skill comes after that.


Words means nothing without proves, so here it is :

Talking about tactics :

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Fans :

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Press Conference (with Journalist) :

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Board :

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Player who got benched by manager, to analyze what’s their fault :

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Comparison with real life football :

Talking about tactics :

Fans :


Board :


Press Conference (with Journalist) :


Press Conference

So for you guys who love football and looking for anime that can relate to what you love, this is a perfect choice.

Thanks for reading!


Bonus, the photo of the best player in football history :


Remember the name, Lionel Andres Messi

Messi-Clasico Celebration 2