Soccer Like You’ve Never Seen Before!

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — LEVEL-5 abby is excited to announce the debut of INAZUMA ELEVEN ARES™, kicking off in the United States for the first time on Disney XD. The new series will air on Saturdays at 8:30am starting April 13, 2019. INAZUMA ELEVEN is a Super Dimensional action-adventure where those who have mastered Special Moves have a chance to win at the world-renowned Football Frontier. Join in and watch a humble team battle through action-packed, heart-wrenching matches between the good, the evil and those in between.

“Inazuma Eleven Ares is a series with appeal beyond just anime and sports fans,” said Yukari Hayakawa, Chief Operating Officer, LEVEL-5 abby Inc. “With the over-the-top action also comes a lot of heart. It perfectly sits on Disney XD where we’ve seen success with the Kids 6-11 audience for YO-KAI WATCH. As a beloved franchise around the world, we’re excited to finally bring this property to the U.S. audience.”

The Lightning Eleven, otherwise better known as the Inazuma Eleven, are a group of legendary players seen to be as fast as lighting and as powerful as thunder. The first season follows eleven individuals of a small island soccer club faced with disbandment as they decide to leave their home and chase their dreams. They must come together as a team to overcome the many challenges awaiting them on their journey to become legends.

Building on the foundation laid in Japan and Europe, which previously released 6 seasons and over 250 episodes, four movies and more than eight million Nintendo games sold to date, INAZUMA ELEVEN ARES began its broadcast premiere in Asia, followed by Europe in December 2018. In Japan, Takara Tomy has successfully launched products including TCG, toys, plush, and more. The slate also includes the premiere of the video game in 2019 with the aim to excite both RPG and sports fans alike.

About LEVEL-5 Inc.
LEVEL-5 Inc. plans, creates, and markets video game software and produces mega-hit IPs targeting kids and gamers around the world. The company specializes in cross-media strategies and oversees corresponding counterparts (anime, toys, manga, etc.) for its titles. The company’s flagship LAYTON™ series has shipped more than 17 million units worldwide and the renowned The Ni No Kuni™ series that has seen global success receiving numerous prominent game awards. LEVEL-5’s cross-media titles include INAZUMA ELEVEN™Little Battlers eXperience, and YO-KAI WATCH™ – which has shipped over 16 million units worldwide, garnering a universal popularity, expanding presence into consumer products, including toys and games, among people of all ages. While maintaining its foundation as a console game company, LEVEL-5 Inc. continues to actively explore opportunities on new platforms, recently expanding focus onto mobile platforms as it strives to prosper as a world-class entertainment brand; YO-KAI WATCH Puni Puni, released on mobile platforms and achieving over 14 million downloads to date, stands as a prime example of the effort and expansion. To learn more, please visit

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