Publishers WeeklyThe underdog-with-exceptional-ability-makes-good plot is typical of boys' manga, but seeing another country's view of a great American competitive sport-in this case, football-provides added entertainment. Since football isn't a popular sport in Japan, Sena Kobayakawa's school's team only has two players: Ryokan, a large, friendly boy who dreams of someday competing in the Christmas bowl game, and Hiruma, the quarterback better known for frightening the underclassmen. At 5'1", Sena has always been smaller than his classmates, so he's been used as their gofer and errand boy. As a result, he's developed outstanding running speed. He wants to be team manager, but he winds up competing under the name Eyeshield 21 to keep other teams from knowing his name and stealing him away. The three must recruit enough players to form a team of 11 in order to play their first game. The thin-line art style gives the players a certain delicate beauty, while exaggerated reactions put readers directly in touch with the characters' emotions. Game scenes are drawn in loving detail that captures football's violent grandeur. This promises to be Viz's third sports hit, joining popular series on tennis and soccer. (Mar.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Eyeshield 21, Volume 7 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The book is very funny and quite interesting when it comes to the secondary character. Also it has alot of supense when it comes to the ending part of the book if Sena is able to make the tackle before Homer could throw the shuttle pass. I am hoping that they put panther in the game.
Eyeshield 21 is an interesting and good manga for people who don't play football and those who do. The story is filled many interesting characters that seem to be a part of us. The main character Sena is filled with doubt about his own ability, but starts to gain more confidence through out the story so far. I can't wait to see how much Sena and each other character change in the up coming volumes!