The BEST Episodes of Giant Killing

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 1, 2020

Network: NHK

Experiencing a long streak of poor performances for several years in the Japanese professional football league, the East Tokyo United (ETU) hires Takeshi Tatsumi as manager to try to break the curse that seems to have fallen over the team. Having spent three years in England, Tatsumi made the accomplishment of taking an amateur team to the top 32 teams of the FA Cup. Many consider him a bad choice and protest against this decision. They hold a grudge against Takeshi because they consider him a traitor for leaving ETU at the height of his career when he was still a football player. Unfazed by the negative mood that looms over the field, Tatsumi seems confident that he might be able to bring glory back to his team once again.

#15

#1 - #15

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 11, 2010

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27 votes
Directors: Yuu Kou
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#16

#2 - #16

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 18, 2010

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27 votes
Directors: Yuu Kou
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#01

#3 - #01

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 4, 2010

Tatsumi returns to ETU from managing FC Eastham to the 4th round of the FA Cup, his return only to be greeted by jeers of the disillusioned ETU supporters, who think of Tatsumi as a traitor for abandoning ETU for an overseas club. Meanwhile on the practice pitch, Tatsumi shocks the squad by announcing that he’ll hold a scrimmage between a younger inexperienced ETU side against the seasoned ETU starters to see who will make up the starting eleven of his ETU side…

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Writers: Toshifumi Kawase
#02

#4 - #02

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 11, 2010

The awaited scrimmage between the ETU starting line-up and the reserves begin. Tensions esclate within ETU as Tatsumi’s sharp analysis of the current ETU squad allows him to lead the reserves to an unexpected victory over the starting lineup. Further surprises await ETU as Tatsumi announces that “Mr. ETU” Murakoshi, the iconic captain, is to be stripped of his captaincy…

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#03

#5 - #03

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 18, 2010

ETU embark on their pre-season training camp at Dream Island with a disunited team following the results of the scrimmage match. Escalating tensions between the younger players and the first team members create chaos in the training pitch, but their clamors are soon silenced by the return of Gino, ETU’s mysterious Number 10…

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#04

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Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 25, 2010

ETU put the fruits of their pre-season training camp to the test by taking on reigning champions Tokyo Victory in a pre-season friendly…

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#05

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Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 2, 2010

ETU put the fruits of their pre-season training camp to the test by taking on reigning champions Tokyo Victory in a pre-season friendly…

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#06

#8 - #06

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 9, 2010

Tatsumi is forced to go to a press conference attended by all the managers and player representatives participating in the league, where he makes acquaintances with a man whose eccentric nature rivals that of his own. Meanwhile, ETU, in high spirits after their inspired draw in the friendly against previous season champions Tokyo Victory, prepare for Matchday 1 of the new J. League season…

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#07

#9 - #07

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 16, 2010

Following their disastrous start of the season, ETU continues down a rocky road of defeat as the team crashes to a poor start. Frustrations grow larger by day in the locker room, while Tatsumi proposes an unconventional strategy in getting the team into winning ways…

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#08

#10 - #08

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 23, 2010

Yet another defeat at the hands of newly relegated side FC Sapporo sees both supporters and the boardroom infuriated with Tatsumi’s performance on the pitch, as Goto desperately tries to convince both parties that Tatsumi is the only many fit for the job…

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#09

#11 - #09

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 30, 2010

Since Tatsumi became manager, ETU has lost 4 matches in a row. The Skulls fan group can’t conceal their anger any longer. At the peak of their anger, they stop the players’ bus and demand an apology from Tatsumi. Tatsumi stops Murakoshi from appeasing the crowd and tries to go out himself. Does he have a secret strategy against Nagoya Grand Palace?!

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#10

#12 - #10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 6, 2010

The fans are demanding that Tatsumi is canned. The opponent they face during their last stand is Nagoya Grand Palace, led by ETU’s former manager Fuwa. In a stark contrast to ETU, Fuwa has been winning cup and league matches. He is an absolutely rational coach who used expensive foreign players to raise the power of the entire team. In the beginning, the Brazilian trio goes on a fierce offensive, but Tatsumi’s plans are already in motion…

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#11

#13 - #11

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 13, 2010

ETU vs Nagoya Grand Palace. In the first half, ETU is faced with a relentless assault, but thanks to Tsubaki’s repeated smooth plays, the danger of losing a point is always averted. Fuwa slowly starts to realize that Tatsumi’s plan has been set in motion. However, ETU does not launch a full assault. While Matsubara can’t hide his worries about the defense-only match, Tatsumi is grinning smugly. And the thing Tsubaki sees when he gets on the field is…!

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#12

#14 - #12

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 20, 2010

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#13

#15 - #13

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 27, 2010

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#14

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Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 4, 2010

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#17 - #17

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 25, 2010

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#18

#18 - #18

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 1, 2010

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#19

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Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 8, 2010

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 15, 2010

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#21

#21 - #21

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 22, 2010

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#22

#22 - #22

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 29, 2010

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#23

#23 - #23

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 5, 2010

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#24

#24 - #24

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 12, 2010

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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#25

#25 - #25

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 19, 2010

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Directors: Yuu Kou
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