The BEST Episodes of EyeShield 21
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 5, 2021
Network: TV Tokyo
Poor Sena, all of his life from pre-school and on he has been a gopher, running back and forth answering to some bully's every whim. But that's about to change! It's Sena's first year in High School, and Sena has vowed not to get picked on. Then Sena is forced to join the football team because of his speed, but the team Captain, Hiruma, doesn't want anyone in the school to know about him, or he will be forced onto every sports team in the school. So they disguise Sena as EyeShield 21 and put a tinted eye shield on his helmet. And that's where the adventure begins...
#1 - Minds Made Up!
Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Nov 2, 2005
The Devil Bats' Death March begins. They will have to trek from Houston, Texas all the way to Las Vegas, Nevada in 40 days. Meanwhile, in Japan, Panther meets Shin, who exposes Panther's weakness.
#2 - Clash! Cameleon vs Poseidon
Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired Apr 5, 2006
Chamelon and Poseidon start their game. Poseidon has a great advantage because they have tall players. On the other hand the Chameleon team is disunited. Habashira's team gave up halfway through. Habashira tries to encourage them and force his team to win, but fails. In the end Rui confronts Hiruma and cries out through his tears, "WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME!"
#3 - Fear Of The Poisonous Scorpion!
Season 1 - Episode 53 - Aired Apr 19, 2006
The scorpion is playing really dirty. They are also predicting the Devil Bats' every move. Hiruma disappears during the game. Kurita must stay strong to win against those cowards.
#4 - Spider's Threat
Season 1 - Episode 75 - Aired Sep 27, 2006
The Bando Spiders play against the Oujou White Knights. The Spiders are in the lead due to Kotarou's kick. Deimon is stunned that a small Bando player can take down Otawara and the team seems to know Oujou's passing routes. However, in the end, Oujou wins 14 to 3 and are set to play the Wild Gunmen.
#5 - Secret Weapon In Silverly White
Season 1 - Episode 94 - Aired Feb 7, 2007
Devil Bats vs Blizzards. Trailing 17-0 after the first half, the Blizzards send in their secret weapon to injure Sena. Meanwhile, the NASA Shuttles try to convince Coach Apollo to return to the team.
#6 - Now! To The Kantou Meet!
Season 1 - Episode 96 - Aired Feb 21, 2007
Recap of the Fall Tournament
#7 - Cameleon's Counterattack!
Season 1 - Episode 98 - Aired Mar 7, 2007
Game 2 of the Death Game. Zokugaku vs Deimon. Using only 1st year students, Deimon tries to beat the Chameleons.
#8 - Half Time Of Fate
Season 1 - Episode 137 - Aired Jan 23, 2008
Hiruma and Mamori go through the games footage to find a strategy. Meanwhile in Ojo’s locker-room, Shin says a 7-point gap is not enough as Eyeshield 21 is a player that improves with shocking speed during a game. As Suzuna motivates Sena, Hiruma finds a way to defeat Shin. He tells Sena to push Shin away using his arm strength. Right before the second half the sun comes out. After which Hiruma comments that if they get through the first 10 minutes the rhythm of the match will turn in their favor.
#9 - Ground Battle After The Rain
Season 1 - Episode 138 - Aired Jan 30, 2008
Sena uses a speed-boost to compete in power with Shin (playing leadblock,) who knocks him away with some effort, giving Hiruma the chance to tackle the runner. However, the speed-boost and many Devilbat Ghosts in the first half, end up being to big a burden on Sena’s legs and the give out on the next play. Hiruma tells him to keep playing but not run anymore, giving him chance to rest his legs. Everyone is now so focused on stopping Shin that it is obvious to Ichiro Takami, but Hiruma does not stop them from going after Shin. Takami uses the Everest Pass but it turns out that Monta was still focused at Sakuraba. Knowing he cannot make it if he looks back at the ball, Monta jumps up without looking.
#10 - Quitters?
Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired Nov 9, 2005
It's day 3 of the Death March, and Toganou and Kuroki decide to quit and run away. Juumonji tries to convince them to come back.
#11 - The Final Trial!
Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Dec 7, 2005
The Devil Bats truck gets stuck in a pothole; with one final push together as a team, Deimon overcomes the last obstacle. Arriving in Las Vegas, on the pirate boat outside Treasure Island, Doburoku confronts Sena to see if the ghost move is complete. Sena passes through Doburoku with the new Devil Bat ghost move, and Doburoku realizes Sena's unlimited potential. At the hotel, everyone rests in preparation for the journey home. The next day, Hiruma sells Doburoku's truck and tells him to go to the casino and bet his all on roulette 21#'s on red 21. The money pays off Doburoku's debt and he returns to Japan with the team.
#12 - The Distant Peak
Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Dec 14, 2005
The Devil Bats return to Japan, but Hiruma informs them that Oujo lost to Shinryuuji. Speaking of Oujo, Sakuraba reaches a breaking point and seriously considers his future as a football player.
#13 - Time That Began To Move
Season 1 - Episode 83 - Aired Nov 22, 2006
Musashi arrives just in time and scores a 45-yard field goal, and Deimon is now only behind by eleven points. Towards the end of the episode, a strong wind arises, confusing the players.
#14 - At The Gates Of Hell!
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Oct 26, 2005
The Devil Bats are resting at the Wild Gunmen ranch. The coach has agreed to train them. Hiruma mentions that Deimon does not allow extra-curricular activities after the third year so it's his and Kurita's last chance for the Christmas Bowl. That means they must improve in 40 days, not 405 (a year plus 40). Hiruma says the team must do the death march and that he will complete it even if it kills him. On the day the Devil Bats are supposed to return to Japan, the whole team chooses to go through the death march along with Hiruma and Kurita.
#15 - A Solitary Death March!
Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Nov 30, 2005
Yukimitsu collapses during the run. If he does not complete the run, he will be dropped from the team.
#16 - The Night Before The Game!
Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Jan 18, 2006
Kurita and the other Devil Bats learn that one loss means their entire dream will end. Once he gets home, Kurita goes into hiding, not wanting to be the cause of the Devil Bats' failure. Can the others convince him to come out?
#17 - The Legendary 60-Yard Magnum!
Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired Feb 8, 2006
Monta and Sena are reluctant to recruit the legendary kicker "60 yard Magnum" Musashi back onto the team. Being misled by soccer students who say a person called "MUro SAtoSHI" is Musashi, Monta and Sena try to recruit him into the American Football team. Meanwhile, a player called Sasaki Koutarou, the Bando Spiders' famed "smart" kicker, appears to challenge Musashi. Will Sena and Monta be able to convince Musashi to rejoin the team?
#18 - A ha ha! My Debut!
Season 1 - Episode 44 - Aired Feb 15, 2006
Taki must pass the entrance exam to be able to play for Deimon. Suzuna tells them Taki has failed every single school with American football in Japan (except Deimon which has accepted every student due to their small number of application students, but Natsuhiko left Japan before being accepted). It turns out Taki is indeed an idiot and Suzana leaves in frustration, with Sena following to comfort her. As it turns out, Taki can answer the question if it is somehow related to American Football. Taki does the exam; a bare pass is 200. At night as the marker is marking the sheet when Hiruma's shadow appears behind him. As the marker announces Taki is safe with 203 points, Hiruma's shadow disappears, and the marker also mentions how he feels that he is the one who "made it." Deimon beats the Zokugaku Chameleons in a practice match because of Taki. At the end, the Zokugaku Chameleons are seen carrying their motorcycles on their backs home as their punishment from their manager, Megu Tsuyumine.
#19 - A Battle Of Effort, Fortitude, And Will!
Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired Mar 15, 2006
Deimon's game against the Guts begins. Hiruma tries to put pressure on them with words about this being their last chance to go to the Christmas Bowl. However, the Guts' coach has replaced the regular players with athletes from other clubs in order to win, and the regulars aren't allowed to play. The Guts intercept the ball near the beginning of the game and score a touchdown and get the extra point, but after seeing them play, Hiruma lowers the Guts' previous 1% chance of winning to 0%.
#20 - The Refined Spirit Of A Lineman!
Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired Mar 22, 2006
The Devil Bats meet the captain of the Hashiratani Deers, Yamamoto Onihei. The Devil Bats go watch the Deers game against the Kyoshin Poseidon, in order to see the team that might become their future opponents. However, they are all disappointed to see the veteran Hashitarani Deers lose to the Kyoshin Poseidons.
#21 - The Courage To Stand Firm.
Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired Mar 29, 2006
Sena learns the truth about the "real" Eyeshield 21 from a Poseidon player, Kakei Shun. Discouraged after hearing that he may never catch up to the real eyeshield, Sena learns from Shin that it isn't size that matters, but an unwavering spirit.
#22 - The Strongest Kick Team
Season 1 - Episode 80 - Aired Oct 25, 2006
Using a trick kick in the beginning of the game, Akaba recovers the ball and Kotarou scores a field goal. Things start to look bad for Deimon as they are apparently caught in a loop from the Spider's web, giving Bando a significant lead. Meanwhile, Musashi watches the game from his father's hospital room.
#23 - The Devil In The Storm
Season 1 - Episode 84 - Aired Nov 22, 2006
With the wind's speed increasing, passing is impossible, and Deimon is left with no other choice but to have Sena run the ball. Making use of Monta's catching abilities, and Hiruma's Devil Bat Laser Bullet, Deimon scores a touchdown.
#24 - The Invisible Lock
Season 1 - Episode 100 - Aired Mar 21, 2007
Sena starts to have nightmares about football. Hiruma gives the team a break to rest up. Riku invites Sena to watch the Ouju White Knights train. Shin and Sakuraba are training in the forest and Sena and Riku go after them. Everyone in the team goes to practice, leaving Sena in the woods. Sena gets lost and is saved from a bear by Shin. Shin tells Sena he is experiencing pressure from feeling he must win the game and that he should relieve it by practicing to gain confidence in his skills. Sena is able to relax now.
#25 - Devil vs God!
Season 1 - Episode 112 - Aired Jul 4, 2007
The game begins. Shinryuji gets the lead on Deimon. Agon proves to be unstoppable, even for Hiruma. Agon and Unui show their best technique because of Hiruma's provocation. The Dragonfly is a move where Agon or Unsui is the quarterback and they pass to each other with an overhead throw. This confuses the opponent as to who has the ball.