Giant Killing

Information
Giant Killing, Giant Killing
Premiered: Spring 2010
Aired: Apr 4, 2010 to Sep 26, 2010
Producers: NHK
Studios: Studio Deen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Viewed: 458
Scored: 7.63/10 (26,525 voted myanimelist)
Synonyms: Giant Killing
Genres: DramaSeinenSports
East Tokyo United (ETU) has been struggling in Japan's top soccer league for the past few years. It has taken everything they have just to avoid relegation. To make matters even worse, the team has lost five matches in a row, leading to abysmal team morale. Even the fans are beginning to abandon them, and rumors hint that the home ground municipality is going to withdraw their support. With countless coaches fired and poor financial choices in hiring players, it is a downward spiral for ETU. The board of directors, under pressure from general manager Kousei Gotou, takes a gamble and hires a new coach—the slightly eccentric Takeshi Tatsumi. Though considered a great soccer player when he was younger, Tatsumi abandoned ETU years ago. However, since then, he has proven himself successful as the manager of one of England's lower division amateur teams. Tatsumi's task won't be easy; ETU fans call him a traitor, and the team is pitted against others with larger budgets and better players. Yet even the underdog can take down a goliath, and Tatsumi claims he is an expert at giant killing. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Characters
Tatsumi, Takeshi
Main
Tsubaki, Daisuke
Main
Yoshida, Luigi
Main
Murakoshi, Shigeyuki
Main
Miyano, Tsuyoshi
Supporting
Zelberto
Supporting
Mochida
Supporting
Nagata, Fukukaichou
Supporting
Nagata, Yuri
Supporting
Nagata, Kaichou
Supporting
Natsuki, Yotaro
Supporting
Pakka
Supporting
Pepe
Supporting
Sakai, Yoshinori
Supporting
Sano, Tadashi
Supporting
Sera, Kyouhei
Supporting
Sugie, Yusaku
Supporting
Tanba, Satoshi
Supporting
Tanuma, Gorou
Supporting
Tanuma, Kouta
Supporting