Giant Killing

All Episodes 2010

  • Ended
  • #<Network:0x00007fa5007bd480>
  • 2010-04-03T15:00:00Z
  • 25m
  • 10h 50m (26 episodes)
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Studio Deen
  • Drama, Anime
Giant Killing follows a ragtag bunch from East Tokyo who are struggling in Japan's top football league. Nearing the bottom, they have lost 5 matches in a row which hasn't done much to team morale. Even with the fan's turning their backs on the team, it seems as if the end is near. East Tokyo United can only blame their coach right now. However, their Coach is going to do something drastic to prove to his team and fans, that against the biggest club in the nation, he can make this team win...

26 episodes

Series Premiere

2010-04-03T15:00:00Z

1x01 (1) #01

Series Premiere

1x01 (1) #01

  • 2010-04-03T15:00:00Z25m

Takeshi Tatsumi led the 5th division team of Eastham, England to 32nd place in the FA cup. Now he's been called back to coach his old home team, the small and weak "East Tokyo United (ETU)". On the first day of training, Tatsumi picks the starter candidates with nothing but the times from 30 meter sprints.

2010-04-10T15:00:00Z

1x02 (2) #02

1x02 (2) #02

  • 2010-04-10T15:00:00Z25m

Tatsumi takes on the veteran team with his new starter candidates in a skirmish. The young players follow Tatsumi's instructions in order to strike at the weaknesses of the veterans, and thus secure their own starting spots. The next day at a press conference, Tatsumi announces another big shocker. Murakoshi then let's his anger explode at Tatsumi.

2010-04-17T15:00:00Z

1x03 (3) #03

1x03 (3) #03

  • 2010-04-17T15:00:00Z25m

On the first day of camp, Tatsumi's instructions were: self-training. On top of that, Tatsumi makes it even harder by insisting that they all share a single ball. When the players start arguing about what should be focused on, finally a brawl breaks out. While the coaches are trying to break it up, a late player called "Prince" appears.

2010-04-24T15:00:00Z

1x04 (4) #04

1x04 (4) #04

  • 2010-04-24T15:00:00Z25m

The first match for the new ETU under Tatsumi's lead is against the champion, Tokyo Victory. The Victory players take note of Gino wearing the captains mark, and the new starter, Tsubaki. During camp Tsubaki did not show much potential, but in this match he shines in tandem with Tatsumi's tactics, shaking up the Victory bench. Tatsumi starts to explain his reasons to coach Matsuhara who was surprised by Tsubaki's good performance.

2010-05-01T15:00:00Z

1x05 (5) #05

1x05 (5) #05

  • 2010-05-01T15:00:00Z25m

Second half of the Tokyo Victory match. Tsubaki screwed up and gave the opponents a chance to score. Tatsumi tries to fire up Tsubaki by saying that he shouldn't worry about a foul. In order to combat Victory's increasing pace, Tatsumi puts in offensive players midfield. Though Tsubaki was motivated by Tatsumi, it doesn't go well and his efforts turn our disastrous. Meanwhile, Murakoshi re-examines himself as a player and tries to find a hole for the counter attack.

2010-05-08T15:00:00Z

1x06 (6) #06

1x06 (6) #06

  • 2010-05-08T15:00:00Z25m

A league press conference is being held. While everybody is in formal attire, Tatsumi wears his normal clothes. He meets Nagoya Grand Palace's manager Fuwa, who has history with ETU, and meets last season's 2nd, Osaka Gunners' manager Dulfer. When the ceremony begins, Goto and Yuri are worried; quite right, as Tatsumi lets loose once again. A dubious Frenchman takes a liking to Tatsumi and takes him away...

2010-05-15T15:00:00Z

1x07 (7) #07

1x07 (7) #07

  • 2010-05-15T15:00:00Z25m

A league match against manager Kurashi's Javelin Iwata. After a lucky shot puts Iwata in the lead, ETU is totally overrun by Iwata's assault. After being dissatisfied by the way the game went, the free reporter Fujisawa asks Tatsumi a question at the press conference. While he answers it cooly and whips up another frenzy there, the next match against Sun Arrow Hiroshima is another loss...

2010-05-22T15:00:00Z

1x08 (8) #08

1x08 (8) #08

  • 2010-05-22T15:00:00Z25m

After hearing a rumor that Kuroda is about to transfer, Matsuhara feels uneasy. However, Tatsumi declares again that the starting players will be picked with the soccer tennis game. Amongst the disgruntled players, Kuroda finally lets his anger explode and boycotts the training. Matsue, who also left the training, begins to tell Kuroda about a mistake that they as center backs had not noticed yet.

2010-05-29T15:00:00Z

1x09 (9) #09

1x09 (9) #09

  • 2010-05-29T15:00:00Z25m

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?!

2010-06-05T15:00:00Z

1x10 (10) #10

1x10 (10) #10

  • 2010-06-05T15:00:00Z25m

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...

2010-06-12T15:00:00Z

1x11 (11) #11

1x11 (11) #11

  • 2010-06-12T15:00:00Z25m

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...!

2010-06-19T15:00:00Z

1x12 (12) #12

1x12 (12) #12

  • 2010-06-19T15:00:00Z25m

Nagoya can’t break ETU's defense line, so they put Carlos up front and attack with their strongest formation. This is exactly what Tatsumi has been waiting for. ETU is desperate to withstand the Brazilian onslaught. They block their shot and begin their own counter attack. That was Tatsumi's plan all along. The ball goes to Gino and ETU's attack finally begins. Who will score?!

2010-06-26T15:00:00Z

1x13 (13) #13

1x13 (13) #13

  • 2010-06-26T15:00:00Z25m

ETU control the Brazilian trio and successfully take the lead. 15 minutes left and Nagoya comes attacking back. But, ETU's composure as a team allows them to withstand the onslaught.

2010-07-03T15:00:00Z

1x14 (14) #14

1x14 (14) #14

  • 2010-07-03T15:00:00Z25m

Delighted over their first win, Goto takes ETA out to the shopping district and thinks about reviving the old cheering squad. But, the old fans don't seem 100% on board when asked. Though he tries hard, it is not successful and night sets in.

2010-07-10T15:00:00Z

1x15 (15) #15

1x15 (15) #15

  • 2010-07-10T15:00:00Z25m

ETU faces off against FC Sapporo for the prelims in the Japan Cup.

2010-07-17T15:00:00Z

1x16 (16) #16

1x16 (16) #16

  • 2010-07-17T15:00:00Z25m

Natsuki returns to practice with ETU. He was their top goal scorer the previous season.

2010-07-24T15:00:00Z

1x17 (17) #17

1x17 (17) #17

  • 2010-07-24T15:00:00Z25m

The team loses a critical starter for a week with a sprained ankle.

2010-07-31T15:00:00Z

1x18 (18) #18

1x18 (18) #18

  • 2010-07-31T15:00:00Z25m

ETU is coming off its fourth match in a row. No one is sure if the team is in top shape or not when the match against Albireos Niigata begins. The built-up pressure and excitement leads Akasaki to get a yellow card while defending. At halftime, Akasaki says something that sparks a giant argument. The coach and others try to break it up in haste when they come to a quick conclusion.

2010-08-07T15:00:00Z

1x19 (19) #19

1x19 (19) #19

  • 2010-08-07T15:00:00Z25m

The battle against the Osaka Gunners is about to begin. They employee a highly aggressive offensive formation utilizing four forwards. This is a point of pride for all of Osaka.

2010-08-14T15:00:00Z

1x20 (20) #20

1x20 (20) #20

  • 2010-08-14T15:00:00Z25m

ETU begins their match against the Osaka Gunners. They are holding their ground man-to-man for now, but...

2010-08-21T15:00:00Z

1x21 (21) #21

1x21 (21) #21

  • 2010-08-21T15:00:00Z25m

ETU has their backs to the wall due to the Osaka Gunners' vicious attacks. They stiffen their defense and brace for a comeback.

2010-08-28T15:00:00Z

1x22 (22) #22

1x22 (22) #22

  • 2010-08-28T15:00:00Z25m

Sugie and Kuroda, both vital defensemen for ETU, give up two goals in the first half. How will they recover?

2010-09-04T15:00:00Z

1x23 (23) #23

1x23 (23) #23

  • 2010-09-04T15:00:00Z25m

Just before the match against Osaka, a question is posed to Natsuki... Does the ball belong to your team? Or you?

2010-09-11T15:00:00Z

1x24 (24) #24

1x24 (24) #24

  • 2010-09-11T15:00:00Z25m

ETU continues their run. Will they prevail? Only time will tell.

2010-09-18T15:00:00Z

1x25 (25) #25

1x25 (25) #25

  • 2010-09-18T15:00:00Z25m

ETU has tied the game with a goal off a free kick earned by Tsubaki's legs and stamina. While Matsubara is excited and presses for the next strategy, Tatsumi responds with a disappointing "My plan was to keep Osaka at one point and to win 2-1. I dunno about the 3rd goal." Matsubara is shocked, but Tatsumi continues "I am counting on him changing the fact that ETU lacks the last bit of strength in the end."

Season Finale

2010-09-25T15:00:00Z

1x26 (26) #26

Season Finale

1x26 (26) #26

  • 2010-09-25T15:00:00Z25m

Akasaki appears in a match as an Olympic team member. Tatsumi removes Akasaki from the next game's starting lineup so he can regain his strength. Meanwhile, Gino complains about the condition of his foot and Tatsumi pulls him from the starting lineup as well. With the starting lineup for the next match against Kawasaki settled and two of the primary players sitting out, Tatsumi has a thought: To organize a certain event with the local people, the ETU staff, and all the players!?

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