• A 24 volume manga series-over 9 million copies sold in Japan to date! • Originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan. • Previewed and promoted in VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump magazine. • Also a 39-episode anime series in Japan (2002)-released to coincide with the World Cup. • Released Bi-monthly (every other month).
Everybody has a dream, and for Shô Kazamatsuri, that dream is simple: he wants to be the best soccer player he can possibly be. He's the spirited leader of the Josui Junior High team and everyone looks up to him. In turn, he tries to keep the team together at any cost!
Fresh from their victory in Korea, the Tokyo Select Team enter the Japan Toresen--the national youth team tournament. Their first game is against the powerful Kantô Select. And their leader is a figure from Shô's past--Toshiki Sugama. Even if they make it past this rival, another team is waiting in the wings with a new batch of surprises.