EyeShield 21

Season 1 Episode 2

Let's Play American Football!

Aired Unknown Apr 13, 2005 on TV Tokyo



  • Trivia

    • Shin's jersey number - 40

    • American Football Clinic Trivia Q & A of the episode:

      Q: How many meters is 40 yards?

      A: It's abour 36 meters. American Football players usually test their speed in the 40-yard dash! YA-HA!

  • Quotes

    • Hiruma: Anyone that doesn't get at least one person to sign up to play.... *cocks pistol* will be PUNISHED!

      Sena/Kurita: ....

  • Notes

    • Hiruma comments that the current high school record in the 40-yard dash is 4.4 seconds, held by Seijuro Shin.

    • In the anime, Hiruma blackmailed Satake into playing football with information that said that Satake wet his bed until he was in sixth grade. Originally, in the manga, the info was about how Satake stole underwear from the girls' swim team.

    • Kurita's time in the 40-yard dash: 6.5 seconds

    • Hiruma's time in the 40-yard dash: 5.1 seconds.

    • Sena's time in the 40-yard dash: 5.0 seconds

      Sena's time in the 40-yard dash the second time around: 4.2 seconds (only when Cerberos is chasing him)

    • Epilogue of the episode:

      Sena and Kurita's celebration draws to an abrupt end when Hiruma exclaims how he had to do all the recruiting. He kicks the two out of the clubhouse. Since Kurita didn't recruit anybody, he has to play the punishment game, which involves carrying a boatload of supplies to the game tomorrow.

    • Sena recruits Ishimaru, a member of the track team.

  • Allusions

    • Hiruma named his dog "Cerberus," which is the name of Hades' 3-headed serpent dog in Greek mythology.

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