Best Inazuma Eleven Characters

If you're a fan of anime, then you've probably heard of Inazuma Eleven - the wildly popular soccer-themed show that captured the hearts of fans worldwide. The series has a vast cast of characters, each with their unique personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. From the determined captain to the quick-witted goalkeeper, there's a character for everyone to relate to and cheer for.

In this list, we'll be taking a look at the best Inazuma Eleven characters, celebrating their exceptional skills on and off the pitch, their dynamic backstories, and their compelling character arcs throughout the series. These are the players who left a lasting impression on fans, making us laugh, cry, and root for them with all our hearts.

So, whether you're a long-time fan of the series or a newcomer looking to dive in, get ready to meet the best of the best, as we count down the top Inazuma Eleven characters that stole our hearts and left us begging for more.
The Top Ten
1 Shawn Froste

Simply, he's a combination of both defense and offense, a perfect player if I say so myself. And he's just so adorable. Inazuma Eleven Orion be damned, he's still my favorite. None of the other guys caught my attention so far. Besides, I'll always choose the OG characters above everyone else.

He's my favorite. Ever since the beginning, his personality is shown to be very mysterious, and his issues going on with his 'other self' made him a very unique and the most interesting character among everyone else. I mean, come on, the entire third season was about him, and his backstory was also very touching, through which he earned a lot of respect from viewers. His character development was also shown very naturally when Axel helped him out of his trauma. I was happy for him when he overcame his split personality disorder, but somehow I still miss the old, hot and cold Shawn. XP Don't get me wrong, his shots were really cool, especially Eternal Blizzard. So yeah, Shawn/Fubuki for life.

I think Shawn is the best character in all the Inazuma Eleven series. I think he is just so cool and cute! And his hissatsu techniques are just so awesome! He is my favorite character in all the Inazuma Eleven series! Too bad that he isn't exactly one of the main characters of the series. I think he should be. I just love Shawn so much. I am one of his biggest fans! Plus, he is friendly and nice with everyone! In conclusion, I think Shawn is the best! Shawn is better than Axel, even if I must admit that Axel too is cool. But I still prefer Shawn! And I know it can sound weird, but I am not exactly a big fan of Mark.

Simply, it's my favorite. I don't know why in upcoming series they do not get as much importance as the other players like Axel and Jude Sharp. In Orion, its screen time was too short. The creator has to think about it. I like the split personality of Shawn Frost. That makes him different from other players. According to me, he is a complete player.

2 Axel Blaze

For me, Axel Blaze (Gouenji Shuuya) is the best player in the show Inazuma Eleven. Everybody knows that Axel is the greatest striker in Inazuma Eleven. Even though he is weak at defending, he has scored the most goals in the show. He is not only great as a forward, but he is also excellent at controlling the ball, dribbling, assisting, and sportsmanship. Being a good brother also makes him the best player in Inazuma Eleven, because greatness is not determined by skills alone.

Axel Blaze is a combination of defense and attack. He has incredibly cool and strong shots and always gives his best. He also has great leadership and would be an excellent captain, like he was to Shawn Froste and Austin Hobbes.

Axel is insane. From the start of the series to the end, he consistently shows his incredible power and skills. I love him so much. Axel's attitude and skills are the best in the whole series. Shawn is also great, but in every tournament final, Axel is involved in the winning goal. Even in the movie against Ogre, Axel scored two goals, one of which is the winning goal. At the start of the series, his intro is awesome. Lastly, he is the most powerful and awesome striker. He should be at the top.

Probably, if anyone is watching Inazuma Eleven, they will say Axel Blaze is the best. He is the one playing with Inazuma Eleven from the start. Shawn Frost is not as good as Axel Blaze. Axel has a goal in every game. He has saved so many games for the Inazuma team, especially his entry in episode 52, which is the best.

3 Arion Sherwind

Tenma is the best character in Inazuma Eleven and also one of the best characters in anime history. His passion for soccer is as profound as his love for music. As you know, music is the most divine of all the arts. It can't be explained or needs to be understood. Tenma's love for soccer is simply experienced, and his feelings are his own, with complete freedom. No wonder Pegasus evolves in every match. Saying he's like a god is not an exaggeration. He just plays with a soccer ball in every series, and there's no question that he's the best player in Inazuma Eleven if you watch his ending moment.

A simple boy with an innocent love for football. He may not be as skilled and powerful as others, but his sheer love for football allows him to hold his own against others. He doesn't doubt anyone and has the capability to cheer others on, helping them find the right way with his healing words. Also mentioned as a Second Stage Child, he has the potential to overwhelm anyone in soccer with his indomitable will. He is simply a perfect character.

He is a fantastic captain for Raimon and always tries his hardest even when there are clearly people on the team better suited for the job. Even when he realized this, he didn't give up and kept working hard despite his feelings. He is sweet and lovely and never lies about what he believes in. Plus, he has a nice dog - what more could you want, my lads?

So glad to see a character like him in the top 2. I love him a lot. He's the soul of the GO series. Just appreciate how he carried the Inazuma Japan team in the Galaxy season, as well as his potential as a captain. He really deserved it. Some people used to dislike him, considering him the most hated protagonist along with Asuto. But that's in the past, or according to a few people. For the haters here, this is a fact: Tenma is a great character by any means. Anyway, now he's one of the best characters in Inazuma history.

4 Fidio Ardena

Very skilled as a striker, in defense, and in field play, he can do everything. He is kind and likable, rational, and his Sword of Odin is iconic and beautiful. He loves the game and is inspiring. And he's achieved this with almost no screen time.

When you are younger, you usually go crazy about strikers like Axel. However, remember, Axel can only perform incredible shooting techniques and has just adequate field play (we only see him excel in field play during the Epsilon Prime game). When you grow older, you start to see that Fideo is amazing in both offense and defense, with amazing field play, and is actually much better than our biased minds want to make us think. I used to be a big Axel fan, but now I can say that Fideo is the best player as he can perform amazing feats and brings out the best in everyone.

Even though he's not had much screen time, I think it's safe to say that he's pretty similar to Endou. He's passionate about soccer, full of hope, friendly (even to his enemies/rivals), able to see the light in everyone, and I doubt he'll ever have enough of playing his most beloved sport. To think that he can balance being a strong forward and a captain - that's no easy job, honestly. He brings hope to his teammates when they've lost theirs. For example, when the rest of the team had lost their spirit because "Mr. K" was not being a "real coach," he was the one who made a result-determining decision to trust Kageyama, which then led his team to work in harmony like gears in a machine. Or maybe the time when they were no longer able to continue the FFI, and his team was feeling hopeless, he still saw light and knew they could still do something. And you've got to admit, he's charming and lovable.

What, Fidio should be ranked 5th or 4th. He is cool with others and so kind.

5 Yukimura Hyouga

Just look, he gained 1% of the votes. He probably needed to be on the Raimon team.

6 Kevin Dragonfly

Hot-tempered but great. Once he gets to know people, he becomes incredibly nice and kind.

He is just amazing.

7 Jude Sharp

I think he is the best player in Inazuma Eleven. He is good at everything in soccer except goalkeeping. He is the best game strategist in this anime. He is far greater than the other players when it comes to dribbling and ball control, and he is great at assisting and defending. With this, he is proved to be the greatest player in Inazuma Eleven.

Best character there ever is on this show. If it weren't for Jude, Raimon would have lost in the tournament, as they wouldn't have been able to become in sync again. He deserves to be 1st, not 4th.

Highly intelligent and kind towards those he cares about. Has compassion and shows empathy towards others. Learns from his mistakes and is incredibly amazing.

The best midfielder, no doubt about that. The smartest character in the show. He was a very good player with a lot of tactics too.

8 Ibuki Munemasa

Coolest goalkeeper ever. Mark may be a main character, but Ibuki has the coolest goalkeeping techniques.

Super awesome guy. So cool.

Great character, amazing techniques, and badass design. Pretty much what Endou should have been.

He is the coolest goalkeeper ever. He is the strongest goalkeeper ever, except for Mark, Rococo, and Darren.

9 Mark Evans

In my opinion, he is the second character, just after Jude. At the beginning, he seems very immature, but throughout the seasons, he becomes more mature and shows seriousness. We all saw him get married to Nelly in Go. He shows a lot of protectiveness towards his most innocent friends, such as Shawn and Xavier, and he is an excellent goalkeeper. Even in all other roles, with just a little training, he's better than most.

Mark Evans is my favorite character out of everything in the whole world. He is brilliant and taught me how to have determination. I personally think he should be number 1, with Axel in second. Mark is clearly the strongest goalkeeper in Inazuma Eleven and simply has the best personality. Just my opinion. Love ya, Mark Evans.

The best goalkeeper in every show. Not to mention all of his tactics. He was able to master the Hand and developed Majin the Great. Before that, he executed God Hand in just one match. He's the best captain and character in the entire series, no doubt.

Mark should've been number one! He's the one who was constantly inspiring his teammates, and he's always supporting them when they're at their lowest point! He's worked so hard to become the person he is now. And I really think he should've been at the top of the list!

10 Raimon Natsumi

Best girl in the entire show!

Greatest coach for Japan.

He is the best.

The Contenders
11 Kageyama Reiji

Absolute genius. He creates many players such as Jude Sharp and Fudo. He has a special ability to create a player with uniqueness and is a mastermind of the game. Leading Royal Academy and having such a good coach is unpredictable.

Best villain. No discussion.

12 Erik Eagle

Erik Eagle is the best midfielder in the entire Inazuma Eleven series, according to me. He is known as the midfield magician for a reason. He is the best dribbler in the entire series. The USA could have beaten Inazuma Japan if Erik was there. Sadly, he had an operation. He is the best!

Erik is awesome. His skill is unbelievable. He is the best dribbler. But sadly, his team lost in the FFI because he was not there.

The best player in the Inazuma Eleven series.

In the midfielder category, he is at the top. He deserves the title of field magician.

13 Hakuryuu

OMG, coolest dude ever!

14 Darren LaChance

Darren is a childish one, indeed, but look at his determination! He managed to master God Hand, Majin the Hand, and Mugen the Hand, which Mark couldn't master! He is a little sensitive, as he couldn't bear much when Scotty and the others made fun of him so that he could learn "Fiend Hand." Otherwise, he is a nice young boy with a cheeky voice and good behavior.

15 Domon Asuka
16 Jack Wallside

He is heavy, good for your defense, bad for your scales.

17 Tori Vanguard

Amazing girl! Epic tomboy! We share the same personality. "I wanna stay with Raimon! Mark and the others are gonna beat them, and I feel like they're the only ones doing anything at all!"

18 Fei Rune

He reminds me of a cute little bunny who sometimes shows you a tough side.

He is like a stuffed toy. I want to squish him.

I like the character development.

19 Endou Daisuke
20 Xavier Hunter

Xavier loved his father, Mr. Schiller, and hurt himself to save him, although Schiller was just using him for his plan and had no affection towards him as a son. This shows what a nice kid he was. Despite this, he is good friends with Mark and others and supports his team members well. Nice personality. One of my favorites.

He is out of the Top 5, but he's a good character. His shots are powerful, and he is very innocent and friendly. But at 13/14, he still needs his big sister to protect and defend him (not a bad thing, but strange).

SERIOUSLY, PEOPLE... Sure, I like Shawn, Axel, and Mark, but Xavier is the best! He's calm, and he PROVED that even without Jude and Mark, they can win. And they would've won against the Empire if he was the first one to be chosen as the captain. Respect him. He deserves it.

Best character in the Inazuma series. He has the most powerful individual shot: Tenkuu Otoshi/Celestial Smash, scoring the first goal in the final match of the third season.

21 Nathan Swift

He's my favorite character. He's kind, competitive, and really cares about his friends, for example, when he left the athletics club to help Mark. He's really cool, the fastest on the team, and his moves are awesome. However, he's insecure and gets overwhelmed under much pressure. I cried when I first watched the episode where he left the team years ago. I could keep talking for hours about how and why I love him, but I'll stop here.

He originally was from the athletics club but quickly learned and developed his soccer skills. He's been with Raimon from the beginning and was more dedicated to the soccer club than several of the original seven members.

Kazemaru is hot and cute. I fall in love with him every time I watch Inazuma Eleven. I wish he would get more scenes in Inazuma Eleven Go. I just can't wait. Kazemaru, I love you.

He is caring for his team and is a great defender and midfielder. He is the fastest on the team!

22 Byron Love

A threatening villain with amazing abilities. God knows it's one of the most iconic shots in the entire series and absolutely beautiful. Heaven's time fits nicely with the theme and offers a satisfying ability. This, combined with character development and a redemption arc, makes for an amazing character.

Genuinely one of the most subtly compelling characters in the series. We see him go from a quite literally god-like final boss to an ally on the path to redemption, to a friendly rival who (let's be real) could have beaten Inazuma Japan, to an adult playing the role of a hero to the Kirkwood students. Then, in the Ares timeline, we see his struggles to redeem himself in his eyes before getting the spot in Inazuma Japan he deserves. Any scene with him in it is always memorable. On top of this, he has a brilliant design and moves to match his spectacle (Heaven's Time, God Knows Impact, Chaos Break, and Air on G String to name a few). Besides, the Greek mythology influences make him even more unique among his teammates outside of Zeus.

Why so much hate for Byron? All of Byron's comments have lots of dislikes. I think haters are jealous of Byron because he's the best character in Inazuma Eleven!

He is the thing of my dreams. He makes me quiver every second he's on screen. My friend kind of looks like him if he were a ginger kid in his twenties.

23 Tsurugi Kyousuke

Victor is a natural. His kicks are super powerful, and he likes Axel! Yay! Plus, he is caring toward Arion (Tenma) and his brother. He is quiet most of the time, and that's what I like about him.

He's such a mature boy. He knows how to control his temper and is a real soccer lover.

His moves are all cool. The dark element, combined with the animation, is fantastic.

Should be in the top 5! He is literally just as good as Axel!

24 Shindou Takuto

Although he did cry a lot, I feel he is a great leader and also a great musician!

I like him more than Jude!

25 Jordan Greenway

Midorikawa is an amazing character. He is a nice person who always supports his friends (the nearest example is the Outer Code episode of Sun Garden). He has a happy personality and nice quotes. A plus is that his Reize hairstyle looks like ice cream. He simply deserves more than 17th place.

He overcame a lot and had huge character development! It's a shame the writers got rid of him during the FFI series, though. He's one of my favorite characters. He and Mark (Endou) have very similar drives to be good at soccer, but sadly, that wasn't shown much on the show.

Just please don't ship him with Xavier in yaoi, or I will die - epic Jordan fan alert! Janus is cocky (I like that about him. Wow, he burst a ball!). Jordan is just... awesome, epic, hardworking, trustworthy, caring (usually), has good sayings, and is friendly. I fancy him.

Always trying to improve and trying to redeem himself after his past mistakes. He tries to show how he has changed and will work past the limit to be the best he can be.

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