Raising the Curtain! Inter-High Qualifiers (開幕！インターハイ予選 Kaimaku! Intā Hai Yosen?) is the thirteenth episode of the Area no Kishi anime. It aired on March 31, 2012.
The Inter-High Soccer Kanagawa Qualifier tournament begins, as Enoshima faces Shonan High. As the team went to the stadium, Kakeru met his former teammates as well as schoolmates during middle school.
Enoshima High Soccer Club begins their first game against Shonan High at Keiso University. With Kakeru and Kota on the bench during the first half, the team tries the retreat defense with 2-5-3 formation. Leaving with 2 goals lead during the first half, the king, Araki, fought with his self as he tries to conquer his own weaknes during the game. During the second half, Kakeru entered the game together with Kota and scored a goal with a nice pass from Araki. After a prolonged game, Enoshima are the victor by a long shot with a score of 4-1, Enoshima High Soccer Club wins their first battle toward the top.
That night, Nana has Kakeru wear a mask to restrain his vision. As a result, Kakeru accidentally performs a high quality feint that passes Nana.
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