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Eyeshield 21 volume 31


By Chris Zimmerman
Apr 29, 2010 - 17:26

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There’s only five minutes remaining in the final showdown between the Deimon Devil Bats and the Hakushu Dinosaurs. As the clock ticks away the two teams trade positions, Sena, Hiruma, and Kurita struggle to find a way to power through the unmatched defense of Gao and Marco.

Afterward, the team decides to gather some info on their next opponents, the Teikoku Alexanders, touted as the strongest team in all of Japan. After getting caught sneaking in, they are surprised to find that they are more than welcome to study the Alexanders’ techniques. When questioning their over confidence, Sena and the others are shocked to find that not only is their top player the real Eyeshield 21, their entire team consists of the best athletes.

Eyeshield 21 at this point has grown into a superb series, with well developed characters, intense action, and touching humor. While the battle against the Dinosaurs was among the series finest, the look into the Alexanders roster ups the ante, as the team prepares for their toughest challenge to date. With the Christmas Bowl in their sights it would appear the series is prepping for an explosive conclusion. As a fan, I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Rating: 9.5 /10


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