|The Next Knight in the Area|
Area no Tsugi no Kishi
# of Chapters:
51 + 2 Omake
- Main article: List of The Next Knight in the Area Characters
"My name is Keiko Aizawa. I'm the eldest of four kids. When I was a child, my parents, Kakeru and Nana, told me how they led respectively the Japan U-20 Soccer Team and Nadeshiko Japan to victory at the World Cup. Growing up on their stories and teachings, and inheriting their talents, along with my own natural talent, I took to soccer myself at a young age, and sought to follow in their footsteps. I am a Striker like my father, and I hold true to his motto: 'Have fun playing Soccer'. One day, I will hold the title of 'The Next Knight in the Area'." - Keiko Aizawa
- Main article: The Next Knight in the Area Locations
- The Confidence of a Striker
- Enoshima High Girls Soccer Team
- New Soccer & Old Soccer
- The Bet of a Game
- First Game
- Saito & Keiko
- The Recommendation
- World Stage Debut
- Japan vs Greece, 2nd Half
- Suguru's Reincarnation?
- Bad Sister?
- Training Camp, A Captain's Past
- Hiroki & Ryo
- Japan vs France, A New Friend & Couple
- I-H Qualifiers; Enoshima vs Yokohama
- Enoshima High vs Kisaragi Girls High
- Inter-High Intermission, part 1
- Inter-High Intermission, part 2
- Inter-High Intermission, part 3
- Inter-High; Enoshima vs Kamakura
- Heart Wrenching Summer Festival
- Nana's Return, Japan vs Egypt
- Inter-High Finals
- Keiko's Heart
- Torched Past; Rekindled Feelings
- A Summer Surprise
- A Little Sister's Feelings
- Day on the Town
- A New Home
- New Life, New Goals
- Going Abroad, First Day in Panama
- Japan vs Panama
- Japan vs Costa Rica
- Home Again
- Aunt Mito's Omiai
- A Model?
- School Cultural Festival
- The Winter Tournament Qualifiers
- The Price of Ignorance
- Hospital Life
- Two Old Friends
- New Year's
- Birthdays, Valentines &... a Wedding?
- 3rd Year's Graduations
- New 1st Years
- Tsujido 1st Years vs. Enoshima 1st Years
- Never Say Die
Innocence: 2nd verse
♫ I'll listen to my heart whenever I'm in doubt ♫
♫ since it's never skipped a beat. ♫
♫ While searching for our dreams, ♫
♫ I'll never miss a step because you're guiding my feet. ♫
♫ Tonight the light that's shining in the night sky, ♫
♫ fills me with pain because I know I can't fly, ♫
♫ but even so I'm still yearning from the depths of my heart. ♫
♫ The world that was so dark around me ♫
♫ has been transformed by pure blinding light. ♫
♫ Always and forever shining on me! ♫
♫ You need a dreamers heart in order to find the sky that's waiting for you. ♫
♫ And when the doubt inside is fading away, ♫
♫ The sky will open for you.... ♫
- "Human Love" (Chapter 25). Written by Steve Smith, Paul Harris and Ben Harris. Performed by Dirty Vegas. From Goal! The Dream Begins.
- "Face" (Chapter 32). Written by Hidaka Tooru and Shinobu Watanabe. From BECK, translated into Spanish.
- "Looking Through Your Eyes" (Chapter 36). Written by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster. Performed by Bryan White and Andrea Corr. From Quest for Camelot.
- "Overfly" (Chapter 42). Written by Saku. English version performed by Amanda Lee. From Sword Art Online.
- "Kimigayo" (Chapter 47). Written by an unknown poet (Heian period), Yoshiisa Oku, Akimori Hayashi and Franz Eckert (music). National Anthem of Japan.
- "Father and Daughter" (Chapter 50). Written and performed by Paul Simon.
- This is purely a work of fan-made fiction. Any resemblance to real people, organizations, or other works of fiction (e.g. character names), other than from the Canon Area no Kishi, unless purposely named, are purely coincidental.
- Chapter 1 takes place in late-Autumn 2031, while the rest of the story takes place in 2032-33.
- Though the text is in English, to the characters of the story almost everyone is speaking in Japanese
- Quotes when someone is speaking in English will be in bold.
- Quotes when someone is speaking in a language, other than English or Japanese, will be in one of these two formats:
- Languages seen/used in-story: