Giant Killing is an ongoing Japanese football manga series created by Masaya Tsunamoto and Tsujitomo now made to fifth year. A 26-episode anime adaptation animated by Studio DEEN began airing in Japan on NHK, BS2 and BShi on April 4, 2010. In 2010, it won the Kodansha Manga Award for best general manga. The adventures of the East Tokyo United, ETU, has been struggling in Japan's top football league for a few years. It has taken everything they have just to avoid relegation.To make matters even worse, the fans are starting to abandon the team. In an effort to improve their performance, ETU has hired a new coach, the slightly eccentric Tatsumi Takeshi. Tatsumi, who was considered a great football player when he was younger, abandoned the team years before but has proven himself as the manager of one of England's lower division amateur teams. The task won't be easy, the teams East Tokyo United is pitted against have bigger budgets and better players. However, Tatsumi is an expert at Giant Killing. ETU home stadium in this manga was modeled on Hitachi Kashiwa Soccer
Stadium. Because of the popularity of the series, Adidas has made replicas for the East Tokyo United kit of its 2012/13 home shirt available to the public. They jersey are currently only available in Japan despite the shows popularity worldwide via downloadable episodes.
Short note : East Tokyo United is a small club located in the muncipalty of Taito District in Tokyo. It is typically referred to by its initials: ETU. The team has two match kits. The first sports the teams colour of black and red. The second is a white kit typically used for away games. Their match kit is manufactured by Adidas and sponsored by OEDO Express, Circle Donuts, Rolling and Jet Beer.