Even David Beckham would turn green with envy at the sight of the footie skills on display in new anime Inazuma Eleven. The show is based on a Nintendo DS game of the same name produced by Japanese game developer Level-5 Inc, the same people responsible for puzzle game Professor Layton and the Curious Village. The game has also been turned into a manga that is currently running in CoroCoro Comic. The animation production for the anime is being handled by Oriental Light and Magic who have previously worked on shows like Gunsmith Cats, Makai Senki Disgaea and Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl. Raimon Middle School's football team is on the verge of being disbanded: there are only seven members, and none of them seems particularly interested in playing. The school administrators give the football team one last chance to stay together when the strongest team in Japan challenges them to a friendly match. The condition for the team's continued existence is that the club must get at least 11 members and win the match against the visiting team. Team captain Endou Mamoru manages to recruit a further three members. And then he comes across transfer student Goenji Shuya, a striker with incredible skills. Unfortunately Goenji steadfastly refuses to join. With only 10 members, will the Raimon Football survive? Why doesn't Goenji want to play, and why has the strongest team in Japan asked to play a friendly against an unranked team? For answers to these questions, look out for the anime on Hong Kong screens soon.