Just a few days ago, Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct where they discussed many of the upcoming games coming to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS over the near future. One of the surprises in that Direct was the announcement that Inazuma Eleven was being added to the Nintendo 3DS eShop as soon as the stream was over.
Now, Nintendo has revealed that they have made the first three episodes of the Inazuma Eleven anime series available for free on the 3DS eShop. If you are interesting in checking them out, all you have to do is look in the video listings for the Inazuma Eleven game. If the anime grabs your attention, you can choose to buy the game itself for only $19.99.