All eyes are riveted on center court, where Ryoma and Genichiro Sanada are locked in a furious contest of strength, skill and willpower. Will Ryoma find a way to contain the tremendous power of Genichiro's "Furin Kazan" shot? Or will Genichiro lead Rikkai to yet another victory? -- VIZ Media
The Seishun boys are just one match away from the national title! Ryoma brings out every shot he knows against Seiichi “Child of the Gods” Yukimura. But Yukimura's strange powers cause Ryoma to lose his sense of touch, then his sight. Swinging blindly, his hearing even begins to fail. Can Ryoma come back to win the Nationals for Seishun, or does he “still have a long ways to go”?!
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Meanwhile, a prodigy from Kansai is making his way toward Tokyo. Packing serious power--and a temper to match--in his small frame, this wild 7th-grader has talent and skill that could rival even Ryoma's. -- VIZ Media
But at halftime it doesn't look too good.The kids from Josui find themselves down by two goals. For Shô, losing to his former school is not an option. Even when he suffers a debilitating injury, Sho is determined to lead his team to victory! -- VIZ Media
After playing an incredible and inspirational match against their cross-town rivals, the gang at Josui Junior High is now fielding queries from players who want to join their team. One of these hopefuls is Yuki Kojima, the team's pretty manager. She's not only cute and sweet but she's also an awesome soccer player, to boot.Slowly but surely, Shô is surrounding himself with a bunch of all-star athletes...now all he has to do is find a coach! -- VIZ Media
But soccer is a team sport and that means Shô must also work extra hard at being the best teammate he can be. No matter how good he gets, he still needs the support of 10 other players to score a single goal.
One player, however, has vowed to single-handedly crush the upstarts at Josui Junior High. His name is Ryoichi Tenjo and he is easily the best soccer player Shô has ever seen. Nobody has been able to stop Ryoichi in the past. Now, it's up to Team Josui to teach the arrogant hothead a lesson in humility. -- VIZ Media
An inspiration to everyone he meets, the indefatigable spark plug won't quit until he leads Josui Junior High to victory!
Though the season is still young, Shô has already learned the value of teamwork. He understands that an outstanding singular effort isn't always enough to ensure a winning record.
The rest of Josui's squad, however, is still grappling with the whole team unity concept. This flaw becomes amplified during a match against Iwa Tech, an opponent that takes pride in its impenetrable line of defense. It'll take the efforts of more than one or two players to get close to Tech's goal. It's time that Shô and his crew finally put their individual differences aside to form a unified team. -- VIZ Media