Is Eyeshield 21 an anime?

Eyeshield 21 (アイシールド21 Aishīrudo Nijūichi?) is a manga about American football written by Riichiro Inagaki and illustrated by Yusuke Murata. It has been adapted into an anime movie in 2004 (shown at Jump Festa ), an anime television series in 2005, several video games and a trading card game from Konami.

How many chapters are in Eyeshield 21?

Inagaki chose American football as a central subject of Eyeshield 21 after realizing that it fit perfectly with his idea for the series. The manga was originally serialized in Shueisha ‘s Weekly Shōnen Jump from July 2002 to June 2009. The series consists of 333 chapters collected in 37 tankōbon volumes.

Why is Eyeshield 21 so popular in Japan?

In Japan, the Eyeshield 21 manga has sold over 20 million volumes. The manga and anime have been featured at various times in weekly top ten lists of best-selling in their respective media. The anime has been watched by a large number of television viewers in Japan, helping to raise American football’s popularity in the country.

Why was Murata chosen to design Eyeshield 21?

Before being asked to work on Eyeshield 21, Murata had read some of Inagaki’s manga and noted that they “had many cool design concepts of uniforms and equipment”. He said, “it could be turned into a great manga story” and he would “be happy to take the challenge”; eventually he was chosen.