I gotta admit, it’s been a second since I’ve seen a funny sports anime, let alone a funny football anime.
Keppeki Danshi is as the name suggests, a cleanliness freak called Aoyama. The episode starts with the Japan U-16 team in what appears to be an elimination game against Germany with enough time on the clock for one last play. After that scene, there’s a time skip forward (ngl I thought it went backward and he was in middle school again) to Aoyama in high school where he has a large following due to his cleaning antics. Most of the episode following this is just groundwork establishing characters and backstory.
The show has a Kuroko No Basket feel to it, from the “going to different schools” aspect to the MC being otherwise useless unless he’s in his environment. Similarities aside, it’s was the humor in the episode that really got me hooked but tbh I’d rather not describe it to keep the comedic scenes fresh for you guys that are yet to watch the episode.