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Matsuno Kuusuke
JP name 松野 空介
JP nickname マックス
Dub name Maxwell Carson
Dub nickname Max
Gender Male Icon
Position FWicon (Forward)
MFicon (Midfielder)
Number 9 (Raimon, Dark Emperors anime)
8 (Dark Emperors game)
22 (Inazuma Japan A)
Element Wind Icon
Team Raimon
Dark Emperors (former)
Inazuma Japan (candidate)
Inazuma Japan A
Seiyuu Yūki Kodaira
Game Inazuma Eleven
Inazuma Eleven GO
Anime Episode 001

Matsuno Kuusuke (松野 空介), also called Max (マックス), is a forward for Raimon. He was a candidate for Japan's national team, Inazuma Japan, but didn't get selected.


  • "Beneath his cute exterior is a multi-skilled sportsman."

Normal form

  • "Beneath his cute and cuddly exterior lies a muti-talented athlete."

Dark Emperors form

  • "His quickstepping ball skills have made him nigh on unstoppable."

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


Max manga

Max in the Manga.

He has light skin, round eyes and an orange nose. He is often seen wearing a pink and blue cat-design cap; 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

Matsuno in Dark

Max in Dark Emperors.

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 Inazuma Japan 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 t

Max in Inazuma Japan A.

eam 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.

Game Appearance

Character Sprite and Avatar

Front Sprite Avatar
Uniform Matsuuno
Soccer uniform MatsuunojapanspriteRaimonplayer7 MatsuunojapanshotDark Emperors Sprite 9

Wii Avatar

Soccer Uniform Max Raimon Wii Sprite

Character View

Front Overview Back Overview
Soccer uniform Matsuunofrontoverview Matsuunobackoverview
Soccer uniform (JPN version, First Game) Max JPN version full view


Inazuma Eleven 3

The only way to recruit Matsuno is to get S-rank in Hirai Shinzou's Taisen Route. He is the prize you get after beating all the teams in the upper-right group.

Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone

In order to recruit Matsuno, you'll need to have:

After this, he can be scouted for an amount of 700 Kizuna Points.


All stats are at level 99 and untrained.

  • GP: 156
  • TP: 160
  • Kick: 60
  • Body: 56
  • Control: 78
  • Guard: 64
  • Speed: 60
  • Stamina: 56
  • Guts: 62

Normal form

  • GP: 156
  • TP: 160
  • Kick: 60
  • Body: 56
  • Control: 78
  • Guard: 64
  • Speed: 60
  • Stamina: 56
  • Guts: 62
  • Freedom: 27

Dark Emperors form

  • GP: 195
  • TP: 223
  • Kick: 74
  • Body: 93
  • Control: 93
  • Guard: 82
  • Speed: 77
  • Stamina: 70
  • Guts: 75
  • Freedom: 14

Normal form

  • GP: 125
  • TP: 127
  • Kick: 51
  • Body: 56
  • Control: 72
  • Guard: 64
  • Speed: 60
  • Stamina: 56
  • Guts: 57
  • Freedom: 22

Dark Emperors form

  • GP: 128
  • TP: 121
  • Kick: 52
  • Body: 61
  • Control: 73
  • Guard: 65
  • Speed: 61
  • Stamina: 61
  • Guts: 62
  • Freedom: 9

  • GP: 135
  • TP: 161
  • Kick: 75
  • Dribbling: 94
  • Technique: 87
  • Speed: 114
  • Stamina: 121
  • Catch: 48
  • Lucky: 97

  • GP: 130
  • TP: 129
  • Kick: 115
  • Dribbling: 107
  • Block: 102
  • Catch: 77
  • Technique: 114
  • Speed: 112
  • Stamina: 107
  • Lucky: 71

All stats are fully upgraded.

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


Normal form

Dark Emperors form

Normal form

Dark Emperors form

Game Exclusive Teams

Inazuma Eleven 2

Inazuma Eleven 3

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.
  • Strangelly, he doesn't seem to fear the presence of Kageno, like his other teammates.


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