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Matatagi Hayato

Matatagi Hayato (瞬木(またたぎ) 隼人(はやと)) is a forward for Inazuma Japan and later Earth Eleven.

In Inazuma Eleven Chou Jigen Dream Match, he is a forward for Inazuma Battle Eleven.


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Pre-Dark Side (Story) form
  • "He was once part of the Kaiou Track Club. He has swift legs, like a strong squall."
Dark Side form


Matatagi has short spiky brown hair and black eyes. He has an average height and he has a slightly-tanned skin.

After his "Dark Side" activated in episode 26, the three spikes at the right side of his hair changed to a blue highlight.


Matatagi is shown to be polite and gets along well with his teammates in Inazuma Japan. However, he also has a strong perseverance and is easily distrustful of other people. He has a "Dark Side" that no one knows as shown in the start of the series and always talks to himself in a mysterious manner. He cares a lot for his two younger brothers, Yuuta and Shun. Among most of Inazuma Japan's members, he decided to train at the start and even showed up to train, even though he didn't need to after the match with Fire Dragon.

In later episodes, he becomes more caring about his teammates but his dark side is still shown; this suggests that he still doesn't completely trust his teammates.

After his Dark Side activated in episode 26, his true personality came out. In contrast with his other personality, he is very arrogant and quite rude to his teammates which made most of them feel uncomfortable. He also plays aggressively to his opponents without hesitating. However, he still has a distrust towards people who act affectionately towards him at first encounter, shown when he voiced his distrust towards Banda Koroogyu.


Before Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

His father left his family when he was little and his mother was ill so she couldn't work. Around the time when Matatagi was little, he wanted to buy a race car that was popular around kids his age but he couldn't because he had to take care of his two younger brothers, Yuuta and Shun. One of his friends asked him to bring his younger brothers and play with everyone in his class but he refused. He later talked to his brothers and they agreed in going and he went to talk to his friend. However, he didn't let him join because Matatagi didn't have a race car. Luckily, he found a raffle and won a racecar. When he brought it to play with everyone, they all paid attention to the race car and didn't care about his presence. After that, he was really frustrated of being betrayed by those who said that they were his friends and threw it into the sea. Ever since then, Matatagi could never believe in "friends" and developed a strong distrust towards other people.

There was another time when his two younger brothers unintentionally stole food because of hunger so Matatagi took the blame to protect them. The incident made other people lose their trust with him. Whenever someone heard about an incident, they would look at him with disdain. This could have made him distrust people even more.

The reason why he's taking part in the FFIV2 is to be able to afford a big house for his family.

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In episode 1, he was shown to be a Kaiou Gakuen student, since he was wearing Kaiou's uniform. He was then chosen by Kuroiwa Ryuusei to be a forward for Inazuma Japan.

After being chosen, Inazuma Japan, had an exhibition match against Teikoku. At the beginning of the game, Shindou used Kami no Takuto FI and passed the ball to him, but he didn't even try to catch it. Later on in the game, he tried to steal the ball from Itsumi Kunihiko and was shown to be faster than Tenma, which shocked Tenma. However, he didn't succeed in stealing the ball and Itsumi said that speed wouldn't be enough to steal the ball. After that, Teikoku continuously made shots, which his team was unable to stop. Shindou then used Kami no Takuto FI so Tsurugi and Tenma could score with Fire Tornado DD. The match ended with 10-1 with a victory for Teikoku.

In episode 2, along with Inazuma Japan's other memebers, he introduced himself as a former member of Kaiou's track and field club. During their practice, Tenma told him that his speed can become handy and that it could be the key for his own hissatsu technique. Afterwards, he thought that a person like Tenma couldn't be trusted.

As night fell, Tenma saw him training even more. They talked for a while and he stated that he was coming up with a hissatsu technique, but he wanted to train first.

On the day of the match against Fire Dragon, he was accused by Manabe of stealing his wallet, but Tenma stopped the argument. Manabe then revealed to the three Raimon players that the eight of them were getting paid to play soccer, which shocked them. Matatagi also told Tenma that he joined Inazuma Japan to afford a big house for his family. When the match started, he got the ball from Tsurugi but he didn't pass back and it was stolen easily.

In episode 3, he asked Tenma, Tsurugi and Shindou to let him play along with them because he was aware of their plan of only playing by themselves. When Tenma passed the ball to him, he smoothly passed through Fire Dragon's members. Most of his teammates then joined but Manabe ordered them to pass the ball to the other person near them, which made them not pass to Matatagi. When the second half began, he tried to pass through Fire Dragon on his own because the other members still didn't trust him. However, after hearing Tenma, the others started trusting him. After that, Matatagi passed the ball to Tetsukado. When he received the ball from Manabe, he was marked by Lee Chung-Yun but Matatagi managed to run faster than him and he was able to pass the ball to Tenma.

In episode 4, he and Sakura were the only ones who came to practice. Matatagi practiced dribbling around cones to improve himself. The next day, both him and Sakura still were the only ones who came. Later, the two of them were seen at Steel Tower Plaza with Tenma as he told them about Endou, but didn't mention his name.

In episode 5, Matatagi watched the rest of the newcomers take the withdrawal test, apart from Ibuki, since they both had their reasons for not taking the test. Matatagi's reason was mainly because he wanted to make his brothers proud of him and that he doesn't want to leave, as he wants to earn the money to buy his family a big house for them to live in. Everyone who took the test seemed to fail, just as Kuroiwa had expected.

In episode 6, Matatagi and the rest of the team played against Big Waves. Tsurugi managed to score the first goal of the match with his new hissatsu, Bicycle Sword. But Big Waves wouldn't let Inazuma Japan get past their defense with their hissatsu tactics, Suck Out, which Matatagi got caught in. Big Waves' captain, Cole LaRuze, scored twice with Megalodon, making the score 2-1 for Big Waves. Throughout the match, Sakura ruined Inazuma Japan's chances by playing on her own. The episode ended with Big Waves in the lead, leaving Inazuma Japan in a struggle.

In episode 7, Matatagi and the rest of the team continued to play against Big Waves. Matatagi managed to pull off a new hissatsu shoot, Parkour Attack, and scored the second goal for Inazuma Japan, tying the score. Sakura finally came to her senses and broke through Suck Out with Shindou using Kami no Takuto FI. She then passed to Manabe who scored the third and final goal for Inazuma Japan, leading them to their second win.

In episode 8, Matatagi was seen training with the other members of Inazuma Japan. The next day, there was no training so he went to his house to see his younger brothers for a while. When he came, his younger brother, Shun, got an injury on his face because he got found out hiding his friend's toy. Then, Matatagi reminded Shun that whenever he does something, he must do it without letting people find out. Later, when Tenma came back from the police station, he was seen together with the other members because they all had heard that Kusaka got caught by the police. Manabe and Minaho then told everyone about Kusaka's background and his contract of joining Inazuma Japan.

When the Shamshir match started, Tsurugi passed to Matatagi. He dribbled but got stolen by Said Ashraf. Said quickly scored with Oil Rush, which let Shamshir get the first point.

In episode 9, after the first-half ended, he and most of the team agreed on not letting Kusaka play in the second-half. However, after Tenma convinced everyone to let Kusaka stay, they somehow agreed. Though when the second-half began, all of them played by not passing the ball to Kusaka so he will not get into a rampage again. Matatagi then got the ball and tried to score but failed. Later, he received the ball from Kusaka, who was finally able to control his Berseker Mode, and scored a goal with Parkour Attack. The match continued with Tsurugi scoring with Bicycle Sword and Kusaka scoring with Kyoubou Head. The match ended with Inazuma Japan winning, with a score of 3-2.

In episode 10, he and the other members were training in the Black Room for the past three days. He also agreed on winning FFIV2 because the others also agreed on doing it except for Manabe, Minaho and Konoha. Later, Aoi came and told them that their opponent in the semi-finals is Mach Tiger. Afterwards, Manabe left and said that it would be too hasty for Inazuma Japan to win. Matatagi noticed the two of them still fighting and his "dark side" was shown saying that strangers can never understand each other so just get along well on the surface. However, no one noticed what he was saying except for Minaho.

In episode 11, he and Tetsukado were the only ones who joined Tenma, Kusaka and Aoi to look for Konoha but didn't get any luck.

In episode 12, the match with Mach Tiger started and he tried to score a goal with Parkour Attack. It was stopped with by Napa Ladam's Death Scythe Middle. He was also shocked when Kusaka suddenly confessed his feelings to Konoha, along with Inazuma Japan's other memebers. He passed to Tsurugi in Shindou's Kami no Takuto FI. The ball was then passed to Kusaka and he tied the score with Kyoubou Head. Later, Tenma passed him the ball to but it got stolen again by Death Scythe Middle. Afterwards, the first-half ended with a tie. When Konoha apologized to Kusaka saying that she couldn't accept his feelings, he and the rest of Inazuma Japan were surprised.

In episode 13, after Mach Tiger scored the second goal, he started to get worried and anxious because of Mach Tiger's tricky plays and passes. Later, he was surprised by Manabe when he stole the ball from Sarit Charat with his hissatsu, Defense Houteishiki. He then received the ball from Minaho and passed to Tsurugi, who tied the score with Bicycle Sword. Thanks to Minaho's command, he got to know that Sarit was going to charge at him and passed the ball directly to Shindou. Inazuma Japan scored the third goal with Tenma's God Wind and won the semi-final.

In episode 14, he and Minaho had a conversation together. Minaho told him that he had noticed his "darkness". Matatagi asked what he intended to do with that but their conversation ended when Manabe came. In the practice match against Resistance Japan, he easily got the ball stolen from Namikawa when he didn't know where to pass. After Resistance Japan scored 2 goals, he and the other 7 members felt that they couldn't catch up to Resistance Japan and got caught up in their paces, compared to Tenma, Tsurugi and Shindou. After Hakuryuu scored the third goal with White Hurricane, the match with a score of 3-1, making Resistance Japan victorius. He also joined the training in the Black Room with the others after being told by Fudou that Inazuma Japan couldn't win their next match with their current level.

In episode 15, he didn't attend practice but instead practiced in the Black Room, like the other 7 members. He was seen practicing passing through big snow balls while dribbling the ball. Later, his younger brothers visited him and told Tenma and Aoi that Matatagi said winning is impossible. Though Tenma and Aoi said they must have not listened to him correctly, as they didn't think Matatagi would say such a thing.

In episode 16, he dribbled up the field alone. When Tenma realized that Mitya Eremin and Sergei Chernov were about to use Rolling Cutter to block him, he told Matatagi to pass him the ball, but Matatagi didn't listen and was blocked by Rolling Cutter. When the match resumed, both Sakura and Kusaka told him to pass the ball to them, which confused him. Dmitri Sobirov took this oppurtunity to steal the ball. While all the other members understood the importance of trusting each other to win, Matatagi thought that they could not understand how painful they will feel after they were betrayed. However, he did cooperate with the others in dribbling.

In episode 17, he was told by Tenma to steal the ball from Maxim Adrov, but failed due to Storm Wolf's movements. While all the others were discouraged after another goal, he stated that even now they could not yet touch the ball. When Tenma stated that if this was their last match they would then go their separated ways, he stated that they were still good enough since they had fulfilled the contract. Though Kusaka snapped at him, who rejected the idea. Later, when everyone decided to win the match because they all felt that they changed after joining Inazuma Japan, Matatagi just remained silent with a small smirk.

After listening to the duo's strategy, he passed the ball back to Minaho, who passed it back to Ibuki. He was shocked to see Konha unleashing some of her aura, and scored a goal with Parkour Attack after receiving a pass from Tenma. Thanks to his shoot, Inazuma Japan finally was in the lead and won the match with a score of 5-4. Then, a light suddenly appeared from the sky as the audience fell asleep. He was shocked when he saw Storm Wolf's members revealed to be aliens and the spaceship in the sky.

In episode 18, he was angry at Bitway Ozrock and asked him what did he do to Shun and Yuuta but Bitway Ozrock replied that he just put them to sleep. He was shocked after hearing the truth about FFIV2 from Gouenji.

In episode 19, he went to his house with his younger brothers. He said that he wanted to stay with them but they replied that he doesn't need to worry and even said that he is a hero that will save Earth which showed that he had told them about Grand Celesta Galaxy. The next day, he and the other members of Earth Eleven had a match against Raimon.

In episode 20, he and the others went around Galaxy Nauts Gou, searching for the suspicious person who later turned out to be Nishizono Shinsuke. When Earth Eleven was welcoming Shinsuke after he got accepted into Earth Eleven, he was the only one who didn't join the conversation and even said that Shinsuke is irritating. When they reached Sandorius, he had a match against the aliens along with Tenma, Shinsuke, Tetsukado and Kusaka. The aliens continued to use rough play so that they couldn't participate in the upcoming match. During the match, he was about to be tackled by the aliens until Kazerma Worg came in and stopped.

In episode 21, when he reunited with the other members after the match between the aliens, he and Tetsukado were shocked by the strange culture items that some of them brought back from the city.

In episode 24, he, along with his team, heard from Potomuri the truth about him and Mizukawa. They were also shocked and scared as Potomuri was only a spirit. Later, when they arrived in Sazanaara, him, Tenma, Manabe and Minaho had a soccer battle with Sazanaara citizens. They made the match very difficult for them because of their advanced speed and trickery. Tetra then said that there was an interesting kid in Earth's team. Another member also indicated that Matatagi is actually a strong player, which confused Tenma. After the match ended, Guraami went up to him and smiled in an amused manner. He then told Matatagi that he is a "lonely guy" and pitied him for being someone that none of his friends really cared about, which infuriated him greatly.

In episode 26, the match between Sazanaara Eleven and Earth Eleven started. Although Powai Pichori promised that they wouldn't see Earth Eleven's "azurs", they secretly observed all of their azurs, especially Matatagi and Tenma's, which they were planning to destroy. Powai and her teammates then started teasing Matatagi and revealed his true intentions, which was that he could never consider any of his teammates a friend and that he couldn't trust anybody. However, Tenma talked him out, saying that even if he is a bad person, he would still take the real Matatagi as his friend. After hearing Tenma's speech, Matatagi's Dark Side was successfully activated. He then quickly scored a goal for Earth Eleven with his Soul, Hayabusa.

In episode 27, he stole the ball from Chuluka, but immediately got blocked by Ness Biicha's Waterfall. He was also shocked to see Minaho shooting the ball towards his own team's goalpost instead of passing the ball to him. However, he quickly understood Minaho's actions and scored the tying goal with Hayabusa. After listening to Minaho's strategy, he also started playing randomly like the rest of the team. Later, in Galaxy Nauts Gou, he communicated with his younger brothers on Earth and Shun showed a him a toy robot that he stole from the neighborhood. However, Matatagi said that the toy robot, originally a space hero, now became a thief's property. His words made Shun feel guilty about his actions and Matatagi convinced him to return it to his neighbor.

In episode 31, he used his Soul again and successfully scored the tying goal for Earth Eleven.

In episode 32, he voiced his distrust towards the people of Ratoniik. He mentioned that he didn't trust people who act all nice towards him. When Banda Koroogyu said that he was looking forward for Ratoniik Eleven's match against Earth Eleven, Matatagi demanded if this is the same with a match that staked on their planet's fate, to which Tenma snapped at him.

In episode 37, unlike the entirety of Earth Eleven, he was not shocked to see Tsurugi being the captain of Faram Dite, stating that it was only a matter of time until Tsurugi would change his position. Shinsuke then told Matatagi that Tsurugi wasn't that type of person, he snapped at Shinsuke, telling him to face the truth. Later, he used Parkour Attack and scored the first goal for Earth Eleven.

Game appearance

Character avatar

Kaiou uniform Matatagi Hayato Kaiou galaxy sprite.pngDark Side Matatagi in Kaiou's uniform.png
Earth Eleven uniform Matatagi's avatar.pngDark Matatagi Earth Eleven Uniform Avatar.png
Earth Eleven jacket Normal Matatagi Jacket Sprite.pngDark Matatagi Galaxy Jacket Sprite.png
Casual (Kid) Young Matatagi Hayato Icon Casual.png

Character view

Front overview Back overview Front close view Back close view
Kaiou's uniform (Pleasing form) Kaiou Matatagi 3D (1).png Kaiou Matatagi 3D (2).png Kaiou Matatagi 3D (3).png Kaiou Matatagi 3D (4).png
Kaiou's uniform (Dark Side form) Dark Side Kaiou Matatagi 3D (1).png Dark Side Kaiou Matatagi 3D (2).png Dark Side Kaiou Matatagi 3D (3).png Dark Side Kaiou Matatagi 3D (4).png
Earth Eleven's uniform (Pleasing form) Earth Eleven Matatagi 3D (1).png Earth Eleven Matatagi 3D (2).png Earth Eleven Matatagi 3D (3).png Earth Eleven Matatagi 3D (4).png
Earth Eleven's uniform (Dark Side form) Earth Eleven Dark Side Matatagi 3D (1).png Earth Eleven Dark Side Matatagi 3D (2).png Earth Eleven Dark Side Matatagi 3D (3).png Earth Eleven Dark Side Matatagi 3D (4).png
Earth Eleven Jacket (Pleasing form) Matatagi 3D (1).png Matatagi 3D (2).png Matatagi 3D (3).png Matatagi 3D (4).png
Earth Eleven Jacket (Dark Side form) Matatagi Dark Side 3D (1).png Matatagi Dark Side 3D (2).png Matatagi Dark Side 3D (3).png Matatagi Dark Side 3D (4).png


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Pleasing form
His palpack card can be randomly dropped by a special Gacha Machine in Sandorius that is unlocked after Ixal Fleet is defeated in the story mode. Additionally, the following requirements are needed:

  • Item: Romantic Astronomical Telescope (ロマンチック天体望遠鏡, randomly dropped by Artist Team at Kisaragi Mako's taisen route)
  • Item: Supersonic Zipping Car (超速のビュンカート, randomly dropped by Edge Works (エッジワークス) at Inazuma Town's Steel Tower)
  • Topic: Far Universe (遥かなる宇宙の話題, obtained on the first floor of Raimon's second school building)
  • Topic: Secrets (隠しごとの話題, obtained in Gurdon's extension town (シンテンシティ))

After this, he can be scouted.


All the stats are at level 99 and untrained.

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Dark Side form

  • GP: 167
  • TP: 134
  • Kick: 178
  • Dribbling: 107
  • Block: 97
  • Catch: 90
  • Technique: 114
  • Speed: 154
  • Stamina: 109
  • Lucky: 88
  • Freedom: 220

Pre-Dark Side (Story) form

  • GP: 156
  • TP: 129
  • Kick: 157
  • Dribbling: 102
  • Block: 88
  • Catch: 90
  • Technique: 102
  • Speed: 147
  • Stamina: 109
  • Lucky: 88
  • Freedom: 220

Pleasing form

  • GP: 162
  • TP: 139
  • Kick: 141
  • Dribbling: 114
  • Block: 90
  • Catch: 94
  • Technique: 107
  • Speed: 154
  • Stamina: 109
  • Lucky: 95
  • Freedom: 220


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Dark Side form

Pre-Dark Side (Story) form

Pleasing form

Legend Gate, Inazuma Japan vs Resistance Japan

Mixi Max

Best Mixi Max matches

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Pleasing form


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Dark side form

Game exclusive teams

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Matatagi's appearance in the Danball Senki Wars game.

  • Before joining Inazuma Japan, he was a member of Kaiou's athletics club.
  • In the game, his original form is called "Pleasing Matatagi" (爽やかな瞬木, Sawayaka na Matatagi), which also appears as a recruitable character in the post-game gacha.
    • The reason for the nickname is a reference to his use of the word Sawayaka (generally pleasant, almost unrealistically so) to describe human nature to have a double-faced attitude, which was exactly was he was doing himself by hiding his Dark Side.
    • However, his form during the game's story mode is actually an unrecruitable different form with different stats and hissatsu techniques from the recruitable one.
  • He has a character song called Kimi ga Ireba with Tetsukado Shin, and Erabareshimono Tachi with Kusaka Ryuuji, Minaho Kazuto, Manabe Jinichirou and Tetsukado Shin.
  • He, along with Matsukaze Tenma and Ibuki Munemasa, appeared in Danball Senki WARS, another game made by Level-5.