Inazuma Eleven Ares Announced

New Inazuma Eleven Anime, Game Revealed

Game developer Level-5 announced Inazuma Eleven: Ares no Tenbin, a new game and television anime in its Inazuma Eleven franchise, during its "Level-5 Vision 2016 -New Heroes-" presentation on Wednesday. The company also streamed a short pilot film, animated by OLM and featuring the theme song "Teppen e Dash" by pugcat's.

In the story, protagonist Asuto Inamori's soccer club is disbanded after the school's soccer field is destroyed. He and friends go to Tokyo to attend Daimon-chuu (Daimon Junior High) to play soccer. The story is set after the first Inazuma Eleven, but will take place in a parallel world from all other Inazuma Eleven games apart from the first because the story has taken a different course.

The cast includes, from left to right in the image above:

• Hiroshi Kamiya as Ryōhei Haizaki
• Ayumu Murase as Asuto Inamori
• Jun Fukuyama as Yūma Nosaka

The television anime will premiere summer 2017 with plans for streaming. The series will also have an internet-exclusive anime spinoff titled "Locker Room," as well as behind-the-scenes program.

Level-5 also unveiled a wearable link device called the "Eleven Band" that will be compatible with the game. Manufactured by Takara Tomy, the device allows players to exercise to accumulate points to raise the statistics of in-game characters.