Kageyama Reiji (影山(かげやま) 零治(れいじ)) is the coach for Teikoku Gakuen and Zeus. When he was young, he was a member of the Inazuma Eleven.

In season 2, he is the coach for Shin Teikoku Gakuen. Later in season 3, he uses an alias Mister K (ミスターK) and becomes the coach of Team K and Orpheus.

In Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy, now known as Kuroiwa Ryuusei (黒岩(くろいわ) 流星(りゅうせい)), he is the coach for Inazuma JapanEarth Eleven and Faram Dite.

In the alternate timeline of Inazuma Eleven Ares no Tenbin, Kageyama once again takes up the role of Teikoku Gakuen's coach. He later becomes the coach for Shadow of Orion in Inazuma Eleven Orion no Kokuin.


  • "A suspicious man that is called Grandfather. His goal is shrouded in mystery..."
Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy


In the first two seasons, his hair was gray and was in a long ponytail. In season 3, his hair became blonde and loose as a disguise. He is always shown with black glasses. He has an evil smile which resembles his evil character. He is also one of the tallest characters in the series.

As Kuroiwa, he is an old man with long white hair tied in a low ponytail and a beard. On the right side of his face there is a huge scar, partially covered by a pair of sunglasses.


After being abandoned by his father after his loss to the Inazuma Eleven, he developed an extreme phobia of losing and thus does anything in his power to win, even going as far as playing dirty. He is extremely evil like Garshield Bayhan and does so using many traps in order to win. Fideo was trying to teach him how soccer is really fun and at the end he became a good person and understood the magnificence of soccer.


Inazuma Eleven

Season 1

Kageyama is very known for arranging evil acts in secret. He ordered that the Raimon Eleven must not be able to get to the District Match, which they did even though many obstacles waited for Raimon. During this time Kidou wondered if what he was doing was right, until they arrested Kageyama for the evil things he had done, such as trying to crush Raimon with raining girdles. Detective Onigawara said Kageyama's father was Kageyama Tougo, who lost to Endou Daisuke, and after that he began to lose every match he played. His mother also died of an illness. Though he was arrested for a while, he was able to get out and made another team called Zeus. Zeus badly injured Teikoku Gakuen, making Kidou crave for revenge and this made Kidou join Raimon. During this time, his team Zeus, was able to gain tremendous power because of the Aqua of the Gods, however, in the end his team lost.

Season 2

During the Aliea Gakuen Arc, Kageyama made another team called Shin Teikoku Gakuen. There both old teammates of Kidou, Genda and Sakuma, used the power of the Aliea Meteorite because of Fudou's persuasion. They battled Raimon and they drawed, making Kageyama angry and Kidou's old teammates come back to their senses. During the time that the ship was sinking, everyone left except for Kidou. Kidou faced Kageyama, unleashing his anger at him, but since the ship was sinking, Detective Onigawara had to carry Kidou to the helicopter. Before they left, Kageyama told Kidou that he was the greatest creation he ever made. Kageyama was able to escape.

Season 3

During the FFI Arc he had blond hair. From episode 91 to 93, he was trying to get the representative seat from Orpheus, by creating another team called Team K. He tries to trick Kidou coming back to him during these episodes, saying he can't escape from him because the Kidou he knows is the one he created. To Orpheus' surprise, their new coach is Kageyama. But in episode 104, Fideo saved Kageyama from darkness since he trusted him so much, and because he knew about his past. In episode 106, he died from a car accident arranged by Garshield Bayhan. Garshield killed Kageyama because of the information he may leak to the police since Kageyama surrendered. Kageyama expected this move from Garshield, which is why he gave a "present" to Rushe before he died. Kidou Yuuto was the one who was most upset about his death.  Kageyama actually smiled for the very first time. He told Kidou that he wanted to play fairly this time, with real soccer. This made Kageyama change his ways to become a good person.

Kageyama was mentioned again in episode 114, where Detective Onigawara told the team when Endou had asked if the RH program information was downloaded into the pendrive, saying that Kageyama told the police everything he knew about the RH program before his death.

Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone

He appears in the game, but on an exclusive event by connecting both Neppuu and Raimei game. After doing so, the Grandfather event is unlocked. He appears as the coach of The Excellar. He was brought back to life and after the match they played and lost to Raimon, he dismissed Garsha Wolfein and Vanfeny Vamp since both of them cannot live up to the mission. Potomuri talks to him about who could be the players that can save the planet. He also states that this is his final mission as a coach. The mission though, was never explained and it was left as a cliffhanger in the game.

Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

Kuroiwa was introduced at the start of the story as the coach for the new Japanese team, after which he revealed that only eleven people will be selected for Inazuma Japan. At the end of the episode, after Inazuma Japan lost with a score of 10-1 against TeikokuKidou Yuuto said: "What are you thinking Coach Kuroiwa?","No, my mentor, Kageyama Reiji", giving a clue that Kuroiwa indeed could be, as suggested by his similar appearance, Kageyama Reiji. 

He was later seen talking on the phone with Endou Mamoru, telling him that "it went as expected" and that everything is going according to plan, which meant that he's planning something along with Endou Mamoru.

In episode 2, he asked Tenma to teach the new players the basics of soccer. When night fell, he had a talk with Tenma, Shindou and Tsurugi. Shindou asked him to reselect the players of the Inazuma Japan, but Kuroiwa refused. After that, Shindou told Kuroiwa that only him, Tenma and Tsurugi will be the only players playing real football tomorrow.

At the beginning of the match, the assistant coach wanted a clear response from Kuroiwa on the question: "You aren't leading Japan's team to defeat because of some scheme, are you?", which was followed by "Like receiving bribes from agents in other countries, for instance, and purposely forming a weak team. That's the rumor floating around" . On this Kuroiwa answered with: "Let them say what they want".

Kuroiwa in episode 3 only had one conversation, and that is at the very end of the episode with Potomuri. Potomuri said, "I was not expecting you to win the first round", on which Kuroiwa answered: "The Inazuma Japan that I have chosen will never fail" on which he answered with: "I do wonder where that confidence of yours comes from". Only a close up on Kuroiwa's glasses follows.

Kuroiwa appeared in episode 4, telling Tenma to start training, without the members who didn't turn up to join. Potomuri was seen talking to him, saying that Tenma is troubled, and that it seemed like Kuroiwa is enjoying the sight of it. Shindou went to Kuroiwa's office to speak to him and asked for more members for the team. However, Kuroiwa replied that he'll think about it. At the end of the episode, Kuroiwa told Tenma to e-mail each of the six members who didn't join training that they have the chance to leave the team if they participate in the Inazuma Japan Withdrawal Test. Inazuma Japan's trainer was talking to Gouenji about Kuroiwa, and asked why he picked him as coach. The trainer also said if Gouenji gives Kuroiwa power, he will try to take over the soccer world again, but Gouenji said that he trusts Kuroiwa, as he has seen both light and darkness. 

In episode 5, he proposed the Inazuma Japan Withdrawal Test, to give the chance to any of the players of Inazuma Japan to withdraw from the team. He stated that after this test, no one from the team would want to leave, implying that he knew that none of them would pass the test and leave the team. Just as he suspected, they all failed and stayed in the team. Matatagi Hayato and Ibuki Munemasa were the only two of the newcomers of Inazuma Japan that didn't take the test, which they had specific reasons for.

In episode 14, he is seen first mentioned when Fudou was talking to the players of Resistance Japan. Fudou mentions that Ryuusei told him to 'destroy Inazuma Japan'. He watches the practice match between the two teams later on, which Resistance Japan win 3-1. After the match against Resistance Japan, Minori asks him why he held the practice match, to which he replied that the players should know the 'consequences' of playing soccer.

In episode 18, he describes how he survived Garshield's attack. Although his heart had stopped, the doctors revived him through an illegal way by using a new test drug on him that hadn't been approved by the government yet.

In episode 19, he and his team set out to play in the Grand Celesta Galaxy

In episode 35, he was demanded by Shindou as to why he didn't tell the team the truth about Manuuba Gibutsu, as Shindou had spotted him using the computer to compare the real Tsurugi and his imposter. Kuroiwa then revealed to Shindou his ambition of becoming the god of soccer, and to make soccer a tool to toy with the galaxy's fate. After knowing the truth, Shindou angrily told Kuroiwa that their team would not follow him anymore, to which Kuroiwa didn't give any apparent response.

In the beginning of episode 36, he declared that he would leave the position of Earth Eleven's coach. He then told Shindou and Tenma that Earth Eleven didn't need him anymore, and that he would go to the people who needed him. Shindou angrily told him that this is not Earth, to which Kuroiwa gave a smirk and left the team.

At the end of episode 43, he was seen being teleported to a unknown spaceship and smiled as he vanished.

Inazuma Eleven Reloaded

He briefly appeared at the end of the episode, where it was shown that Midouin Munetada was helping him escape from jail.

Inazuma Eleven Ares no Tenbin

He first appeared in episode 8 as Teikoku's coach. He introduced the two new members, Fudou Akio and Shimerigawa Kageru. He had a clever plan, which involved giving his team special shoes that helped them preserve their stamina, although at the expense of speed. Seeing their difficulty to move and how useless was Teikoku's new goalkeeper, Shimerigawa, Inakuni Raimon's members tried all of them to charge forward and score, but Teikoku's defenders managed to stop most of their shoots. After he deactivated their shoes, the match turned into Teikoku's favor, due to them having preserved their stamina in the first half, while Raimon's players were exhausted. After Kazemaru stealed the ball from Hiyori, a flashback scene occurred where Kageyama, whom he was not happy to see, returned as Teikoku's coach. Kageyama also manipulated Kazemaru into working for him after reminding him of Raimon's loss to Barcelona Orb and his desire to make Teikoku stronger.

In the second half, Fudou and Sakuma decided to stop following his commands and ordered to have their normal shoes back, because they should have played their own soccer instead of relying on technology. What they didn't know until the match ended was that going against Kageyama's orders was part of the commander's plan all along. During the last minutes of the match, he switched Shimerigawa with Genda and told the former that he only chose him because he needed somebody weak to boost up Raimon's confidence. Despite all his scheming, his team lost with a score of 3-4.

Midouin admitted to his secretary that he didn't have any expectations from Kageyama in the first place. He just allied with him because he was a fan of the darkness he was surrounded in.

Inazuma Eleven Orion no Kokuin

Kageyama came to Russia and became a coach for Shadow of Orion in the Football Frontier International's final round. Despite his supposed alliance with Orion, he ultimately describes the Zhao Jinyuns as "heroes" following Shadow of Orion's defeat, and Kageyama briefly meets with Zhao Jinyun after the match, where it was revealed that Zhao Junyun learnt his knowledge of soccer from Kageyama.


Inazuma Eleven Chou Jigen Dream Match

In the Inazuma Eleven Chou Jigen Dream Match movie, he appears as the coach of Inazuma Battle Eleven.

Game appearance

Avatar and sprite

Front sprite Back sprite Avatar
Casual Kageyamafront.png Kageyamaback.png Kageyamareijishot.png
Casual (Mister K) Mrkshot1.pngMrkshot2.png
Casual (Kuroiwa Ryuusei) Kuroiwa Ryuusei avatar.png

SD Avatar

Teikoku (Asuto Arc) SD Avatar Kageyama Reiji (Teikoku (Asuto-hen)) (Kantoku).png
Teikoku (Endou Arc) SD Avatar Kageyama Reiji (Teikoku (Endou-hen)) (Kantoku).png


Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

In order to recruit Kuroiwa, the following requirements are needed:

  • Coin: Silvercoin.png × 1
  • Item: Waruburi Sunglasses (わるぶりサングラス, randomly dropped from Sunglasses Club (サングラス同好会) outside Raimon's gym)
  • Photo: Complex Control Equipment (複雑な制御装置の写真, taken at the control room in Galaxy Nauts Gou)
  • Photo: Augusta Potted (オーガスタの鉢植えの写真, taken in Kuroiwa's room in the Galaxy Nauts Gou)
  • Topic: Evil Mechanism (悪だくみの話題, obtained at Inazuma Town's shopping district's boulevard)

After this, he can be scouted.


Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

At lvl. 99

  • GP: 153
  • TP: 155
  • Kick: 157
  • Dribbling: 126
  • Block: 119
  • Catch: 109
  • Technique: 144
  • Speed: 100
  • Stamina: 71
  • Lucky: 94
  • Freedom: 200


Anime only

Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

Coach effect

Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone

  • Power of Tactics increased by 50.
  • Total TTP decreased by 30.

Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

Kuroiwa Ryuusei


  • Increase the power of all tactics by 50.
  • Total TTP decreased by 30.

Inazuma Eleven SD

Teikoku (Asuto Arc)

  • Earth figure's Kick, Dribble, Block & Catch +2.

Teikoku (Endou Arc)

  • MF's GP +5, Kick & Dribble +2.

Game exclusive teams

Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy



  • Kageyama's first appearance as Kuroiwa was in Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone under the name of Grandfather.
  • It was stated in the first episode of Galaxy, that Kuroiwa is famous for his achievements overseas. However, these achievements of his are unknown.
  • He returns as Kuroiwa Ryuusei in Galaxy. He reveals how he survived Garshield's accident in episode 18 (although he did actually die as his heart stopped beating, but the doctors used a forbidden drug on him as a test subject).
  • Although his "death" in the anime is an intentional attack by Garshield, in the game it is mentioned as an actual accident.
  • Since his accidential revival, he has the ability to see what humans possess the DNA of souls, which is why he chose the eight beginners to be in Inazuma Japan and Earth Eleven.
  • His number in Faram Dite, 96, is a pun on his new surname Kuroiwa (as the pronunciation of 96 is the same as kuro).
  • In the Galaxy game, he has hissatsu that are related to or created by members of Teikoku.
  • Since Hikaru is his nephew, Kageyama must have at least one sibling.
  • As Kuroiwa Ryuusei he wears clothes from Italy. This is likely a memento of Orpheus, Italy's national team, and his attachment to them.


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