Each episode runs just under 23 minutes, offering a glimpse at goalkeeper Mark Evans' efforts to develop a soccer club for his school. In the initial episodes, Mark meets Axel Blaze, a student specializing in playing soccer's forward position. Axel's skills inspire Mark's ragtag soccer club to train seriously and strive to be better soccer players.
In the game itself, players recruit teammates from over 1,000 different candidates and direct the team through matches using the 3DS touchscreen. If the anime episodes win you over, Inazuma Eleven is available for $19.99 on the 3DS eShop.