Inazuma Irebun, lit. "Lightning Eleven") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tenya Yabuno based on a series of video games created by Level-5. The manga has been published by Shogakukan in CoroCoro Comic since the June 2008 issue. The manga series won the 2010 Kodansha Manga Award and 2011 Shogakukan Manga Award in the Children's Manga category.An anime television series based on the game aired on the TV Tokyo network from October 5, 2008 until April 27, 2011. The series was produced by Level-5 in conjunction with TV Tokyo and OLM. The series also airs on TVB in Hong Kong, Modern Nine TV in Thailand, Indosiar in Indonesia, NTV7 in Malaysia, Tooniverse in South Korea, Rede TV! in Brazil, Cartoon Network in India, Philippines, South Asia, East Asia, Taiwan, Pakistan, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Australia and New Zealand, Rai 2 in Italy since June 14, 2010, FDF in Spain and Panda Biggs in Portugal since December 2, 2010 and on Disney XD in the Netherlands since July 4, 2011, and on Disney XD in both Ireland and the United Kingdom from July 25, 2011. It formerly aired on CITV in the United Kingdom but now airs on Kix. In Germany, it aired on RTL II since June 10, 2012. An Arabic dub has been airing on Spacetoon for the MENA region since 2010, as well as the channel's other overseas territories. But only arrived in South Africa on Dstv on January 2, 2017 on channel 308, Nicktoons.
The first 26 episodes were formerly available in the United States on Hulu, in both English and Spanish (European) versions. However, the Japanese version is not available at this time. Additionally, the European Spanish dub merely translates the English dub. There is a separate Latin American dub that translates from the original Japanese, but it is also not available in the United States at this time. The first three episodes can also be freely viewed via the Nintendo 3DS eShop, which were released alongside the North American release of the first video game.Endou Mamoru is a