Matsuno Kuusuke (松野(まつの) 空介(くうすけ)), also known as Max (マックス, Makkusu), is a forward for Raimon. He was a candidate for Japan's national team, Inazuma Japan, but didn't get selected.


Inazuma Eleven
  • "Beneath his cute exterior is a multi-skilled sportsman."
Inazuma Eleven 2
Inazuma Eleven 3

Inazuma Eleven GO 2 : Chrono Stone

  • "A multi-talented athlete! He's got the skills, but he gets bored easily."


Max has light skin, round black eyes and is average/slightly short in height. He has shoulder-length burnt orange-red/reddish-brown hair tied into a ponytail and an orange nose similar to that of a cat, though his Ares design has a normal nose. He is often seen wearing a pink and blue cat-design cap and he wears a different cap, white with colorful flowers on cat-design, when sleeping.


He is quite blunt and overly confident, his honesty sometimes causes him to say things his teammates don't want to hear, however he generally means well. He's a fast learner, enjoying challenges and trying new things, however taking a while to warm up to them.


Season 1

Matsuno excels at all sports and was involved in many other sport clubs. He joined and helped the Raimon soccer club mainly in stamina and endurance. He enters Raimon seeing one of Endou Mamoru's posters asking for players to join the club.

Season 2

He and most members of Raimon are later sent to the hospital due to their injuries from the attack on Kasamino by Gemini Storm. Because of this, he became a member of the Dark Emperors in order to gain more power. They fought with Raimon, where he and Handa show their new hissatsu, Revolution V. They then begin to crush Raimon with their shots, but Endou was able to change them back to the way they originally were and make them realize what they were doing was wrong.

Season 3

He was one of the 22 selected to join Inazuma Japan, being placed in Team A, which is Endou's team. They had a match so that their coach could see their skills. During the match he made a pass to Hiroto which leads his team to the first goal, however he failed to be chosen to be in the team. In the game, he was one of the players to be chosen as a member of Inazuma Japan, however, he lost. He is later shown at the graduation of the Raimon team. Both the old Raimon team and new Raimon had a match, where is shown that his skills are improved since the last match as he was able to dodge Toramaru.

Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stone

He only appeared at the end of episode 50 when Tenma and his team traveled to the moment when Raimon won the Football Frontier in order to have a friendly match with them.

Inazuma Eleven Reloaded

After Raimon won the Football Frontier, they were congratulated by other people at school. Hibiki suggested them to have a practice match against Spain's team, Barcelona Orb, which Max also took part in. However, Raimon were completely underpowered compared to them and Max was surprised to see that none of their techniques worked. He tried to steal the ball from Bergamo Regult, but failed. In the end, Raimon lost 0-13, with everyone including him being fatigued. The president of Japan's Soccer Association told them they had to disband and transfer to other schools in order to strengthen Japan's soccer. Like the rest of his teammates, he was shocked by the news and agreed with Kabeyama's comment when the latter said that he felt stressed about the idea.

Inazuma Eleven Orion no Kokuin

He appeared in the last episode, where the reformed Raimon team was ready to have a match with Inakuni in the Football Frontier Autumn Tournament.

Game appearance

Character sprite and avatar

Front sprite Avatar
School uniform School uniform (Inazuma Eleven Japanese and American version) School uniform (Inazuma Eleven European version)
Jacket uniform Raimon's jacket (Inazuma Eleven Japanese and American version) Raimon's jacket Inazuma Japan's jacket
Raimon uniform Raimonplayer7.png Raimon's uniform (Inazuma Eleven Japanese and American version) Raimon's uniform Raimon's uniform (GO games)
Dark Emperors uniform Dark Emperors Sprite 9.png
Inazuma Japan uniform Matsuunojapansprite.png Matsuunojapanshot.png

Wii avatar

Soccer uniform Max Raimon Wii Sprite.png

SD avatar

Raimon SD Avatar Matsuno Kuusuke (Raimon).png
Oden SD Avatar Matsuno Kuusuke (Oden).png
Aliea Meteorite SD Avatar Matsuno Kuusuke (Aliea Seki).png

Character view

Front overview Back overview Front close view Back close view
Raimon uniform (IE1 JP/USA version) Max JPN version full view.png
Raimon uniform (IE1 EU version, IE2 & IE3) (R) Max 3D (1).png (R) Max 3D (2).png (R) Max 3D (3).png (R) Max 3D (4).png
Dark Emperors uniform (DE) Max 3D (1).png (DE) Max 3D (2).png (DE) Max 3D (3).png (DE) Max 3D (4).png
Inazuma Japan uniform (IJ) Max 3D (1).png (IJ) Max 3D (2).png (IJ) Max 3D (3).png (IJ) Max 3D (4).png
Raimon uniform (GO) (R) Max 3D (GO) (1).png (R) Max 3D (GO) (2).png (R) Max 3D (GO) (3).png (R) Max 3D (GO) (4).png

SD character view

Front overview Back overview
Raimon SD 3D 00009 (1).png SD 3D 00009 (2).png
Oden SD 3D 50404.png
Aliea Meteorite SD 3D 53703.png


Inazuma Eleven 2

In order to recruit Max, the Dark Emperors and the team Ura Raimon A on Oumihara's coach's taisen rote have to be defeated first. After that, go to Shuuyou Meito's coach's taisen route and beat the lower route with an S-rank.

Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!!
Inazuma Eleven GO
Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone
Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy


All stats are at level 99 and untrained.

Inazuma Eleven

Japanese/American version

  • GP: 240
  • TP: 240
  • Kick: 79
  • Body: 89
  • Control: 99
  • Guard: 94
  • Speed: 79
  • Stamina: 79
  • Guts: 74

European version

  • GP: 156
  • TP: 160
  • Kick: 60
  • Body: 56
  • Control: 78
  • Guard: 64
  • Speed: 60
  • Stamina: 56
  • Guts: 62
  • Freedom: 27
Inazuma Eleven 2
Inazuma Eleven 3
Inazuma Eleven GO
  • GP: 135
  • TP: 161
  • Kick: 75
  • Dribbling: 94
  • Technique: 87
  • Block: 99
  • Speed: 114
  • Stamina: 121
  • Catch: 48
  • Lucky: 97
  • Freedom: 94
Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone
Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy

All stats are fully upgraded.

Inazuma Eleven Strikers

Raimon form

  • TP: 160
  • Kick: B
  • Guard: B
  • Body: B
  • Speed: B
  • Control: B
  • Catch: C

Dark Emperors form

  • TP: 160
  • Kick: C
  • Guard: B
  • Body: B
  • Speed: B
  • Control: A
  • Catch: B
Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Xtreme
Inazuma Eleven GO Strikers 2013

Inazuma Eleven SD

All stats are at S-rank, level 50, limit break 10, fully upgraded, all skills learned and all kizuna unlocked.


  • GP: 223
  • TP: 104
  • Kick: 46
  • Dribble: 56
  • Block: 34
  • Catch: 27


  • GP: 222
  • TP: 108
  • Kick: 34
  • Dribble: 51
  • Block: 47
  • Catch: 25

Aliea Meteorite

  • GP: 221
  • TP: 109
  • Kick: 56
  • Dribble: 50
  • Block: 37
  • Catch: 24


Anime only
Inazuma Eleven
Inazuma Eleven 2
Inazuma Eleven 3
Inazuma Eleven GO
Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone
Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy
Inazuma Eleven Strikers
Inazuma Eleven Strikers 2012 Xtreme
Inazuma Eleven GO Strikers 2013

Inazuma Eleven SD



Aliea Meteorite

Game exclusive teams

Inazuma Eleven 2: Kyoui no Shinryakusha

Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!!

Inazuma Eleven GO

Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone

Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy



  • Despite his position being forward, he plays only as a midfielder. Also, in the game, Otonashi Haruna says that Raimon cannot rely on Megane as a forward and that they must scout another, as opposed to her mentioning Max's real position as a forward. Past the first game, his normal version doesn't learn any Shoot Hissatsu technique’s
    • This can also be applied to some of his stats having quite low kick as a forward and higher dribbling/control stats.
  • According to the ending credits of Inazuma Eleven Reloaded, his classmates are Kazemaru Ichirouta and Kageno Jin.


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