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- "鼓動とともに駆け抜けろ！ (Running through along with the beat!)"
- ―The anime catchphrase., [TV Asahi]
The Knight in the Area (エリアの騎士 Area no Kishi?) is a on-going manga written by Hiroagi Igano and illustrated by Kaya Tsukiyama. The series was adapted into an anime by Shin-Ei Animation and broadcast on TV Asahi and it ran from January 7, 2012 to September 28, 2012, lasting to a season of 37 episodes.
- List of Story Arcs
Kakeru Aizawa is the younger brother to Suguru Aizawa, a football prodigy belonging to Japan's under–15 national team. Prior to the series, Kakeru quits his position as a forward after a traumatic experience prevented him from playing with his left leg and settles for a managerial position. After the two are hit by a truck, Suguru dies and has his heart transplanted into Kakeru. With it, Kakeru returns to football to achieve his brother's dream of winning the World Cup.
- Director: Hirofumi Ogura
- Series Composition: Hirofumi Ogura
- Character Design: Hitomi Tsuruta
- Character Design Assistant: Yosuke Yabumoto
- Art Director: Akira Suzuki
- Director of Photography: Kenji Takahashi
- Assistant Animation Director: Taizō Iwanaga
- Assistant Director: Shinobu Sasaki
- CG Director: Takeshi Sanada
- Color Design: Hiromi Imaizumi
- Key Animation: Sachie Tanaka
- Mixing: Takaaki Uchiyama
- Sound Effects: Kentarou Washio