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Inazuma Eleven is a series of videogames, television shows, and movies, which ask a very important question - what if all the worlds problems could be solved using the power of youth sports! (and maybe friendship). In the world of Inzuma Eleven, all soccer players have some sort of super power. For example, some players can summon penguins to help them score goals, and others can coat the field in ice temporarily. Occasionally someone will use one of these abilities outside of a soccer game, but that's rare. The mechanics behind this are never really explained or explored, other than the fact that it works better if you believe in yourself.
I stumbled across this show in 2021, and it quickly became one of my favorites, just because of how absurd some of the plotlines get. I haven't seen many sports anime, but I feel like they don't usually have multiple time travel plots?
The first television series' plot includes - fake aliens, real evil magic space rocks, fighting demons, and using youth sports to test your super soldier drugs.
The first movie is about time travel.
The spinoff's plot includes - soccer communism, time travel (again!), and a tornament to decide who's planet will get sacrified to a black hole (with real aliens this time!).
The reboot's plot includes - using youth sports to test your super soldier drugs (again!) and a hostage situation.
The second movie is about soccer communism but there's also a ghost.
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There are also inazuma eleven trading cards! I have no idea how the game is played, but the cards are neat!