The match against Tokyo Musashino Football Club Youths, the current top-ranked team of the Tokyo Metropolis League, is underway! Team Esperion has resolved to utilize long balls against Musashino’s high press, but is that enough to counter Musashino’s formidable defences? Just as the team falls into despair, Tachibana makes a breakthrough! How will the clash between him and his former teammates unfold?
Esperion is up against Tokyo Musashino Youths, the current top-ranked team of the Tokyo Metropolitan League. However, Ashito and his team will be going up against familiar faces, Kaneda and Nakano, who failed to make it to the Esperion team during the tryouts. Between Ashito, who has lost his way, Tachibana, who has lost his confidence, and Togashi, who is in some unknown conflict with the promoted members… Can the problematic Esperion stand a chance?
Ashito’s first official match after switching to the fullback position is spent warming the bench, but he doesn’t let that get him down, choosing instead to work on mastering the head turning exercises he had seen Kuribayashi doing. As he does, he realizes that he is on the cusp of grasping something that may lead to a brand new way of playing for him. Will he make the breakthrough in time to help his team towards victory?!
Despite Ashito’s stunning performance in the A-team promotion match, Fukuda reveals his real plans for Ashito—to have him permanently switch over to play as a defender! His dream of playing the forward position dashed, Ashito now wavers in his determination to become a professional soccer player. Will the friends and teammates help him overcome this test and stay the course?
Tokyo City Esperion’s B-team is struggling in their first regular season match against Seikyo High, as they face the challenge of coming back from a score of 0-3. Change is sparked when Ashito grasps a certain something about his play style, which leads to the team scoring a surprise goal in the midst of a seemingly dire situation! Is this goal mere coincidence, or will it open the floodgates to even more goals to come?!
Ashito has lost badly in his first official J-Youth club match, but undeterred by his defeat, he lowers his pride to seek help from the coach who refuses to acknowledge him. Meanwhile, the A-team is back from training camp, and the youth club finally begins training in earnest with everyone present—starting with an A-team versus B-team match! Despite having to face one unexpected obstacle after another, Ashito will not let anything hinder his momentum!
Ashito’s journey in the J-Youth team of Tokyo City Esperion begins, but he quickly realizes the
disparity in skill level between himself and his peers who were groomed from young. At his first
practice session, the newbies are immediately pitted against each other in an intrasquad match. What will this trial by fire reveal about Ashito, and where will it lead him?
After proving himself in the tryouts, Ashito Aoi gets accepted into the Tokyo City Esperion FC’s youth development program! However, that would mean moving to Tokyo and leaving behind his family and friends. With his heart set on going pro, Ashito bites the bullet, vowing to become the top player in the world! How will he fare against the formidable soccer giants in Tokyo?
Aspiring professional soccer player Ashito Aoi is taking part in Tokyo City Esperion Football Club’s youth team tryouts. He’s made it to the final test match along with a group of other young entrants, but the coaches have set up an unexpected hurdle for them to clear. Ashito is about to play the most physically and mentally taxing soccer game he’s ever known, and he’ll have to draw out all of his hidden potential to ace it!
Ashito Aoi is a young, aspiring soccer player from a backwater town in Japan. His hopes of getting into a high school with a good soccer club are dashed when he causes an incident during a critical match for his team, which results in their loss and elimination from the tournament. Nevertheless, he catches the eye of someone important who happened to be visiting from Tokyo. How will things turn out for Ashito?