Over the past eight years, football has seen a change in the way full-backs are played, with many becoming advanced playmakers off the pitch, as explained by Fukuda. , which is AOE friendly. play style. This means that AoE is no longer the focal point of attacks on the pitch, unlike most other sports anime which often see the main character leading the scoring, such as Hinata in Haiku!!!.
Aoi plays a great underdog character, but shows incredible talent that will develop throughout the series. However, with so many elite players surrounding him in the beginning, opposition and teammates will be at large with his abilities to create even more obstacles.