Inazuma Eleven (イナズマイレブン Inazuma Irebun?, "Lightning Eleven") is a role-playing sports video game for the Nintendo DS developed and published by Level-5. It was released on August 22, 2008 in Japan. A European release was confirmed by Nintendo and was released on January 29, 2011, three years after the Japanese release. The UK release was held back to 26 August 2011 for marketing reasons.

Since the game's launch, it has received two sequels for the Nintendo DS; Inazuma Eleven: Firestorm / Blizzard and Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen, as well as two spin-offs for the Wii; Inazuma Eleven Strikers and Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 XTreme. The third sequel to the main series, which takes place 10 years after the events of the third game, Inazuma Eleven GO, is available on the Nintendo 3DS. An Inazuma Eleven manga based on the games began serialization in CoroCoro Comic on May 15, 2008, while an anime based on the games, produced by OLM, started airing on October 5, 2008. Mitsui has also created a collectible card game tie-in.[1][2] The game served as the debut of a pop idol group, Twe'lv.

[1] removeundo removeundo addInazuma ElevenInazuma Eleven is a soccer-themed RPG for the Nintendo DS by way of developer Level-5.
[2] removeundo removeundo addInazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no ShinryokushaThe sequel to the soccer RPG Inazuma Eleven...with aliens!
[3] removeundo removeundo addInazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no ChousenThe third DS game in the Inazuma Eleven series.
[4] removeundo removeundo addInazuma Eleven 4This is the fourth game in Level 5's successful soccer RPG series and the first to be released on the Nintendo 3DS. It's set 10 years after the events of the first trilogy and revolves around the new main character Tenma Matsukaze.
[5] removeundo removeundo addInazuma Eleven BreakInazuma Eleven Break sees the Inazuma Eleven franchise expanding to the Wii.