The Devil Backfire is a named catching technique created by Deimon Devil Bats member, Tarō Raimon. It was first seen in the Deimon Devil Bats vs. Shinryūji Naga match.


It is a catching technique that allows the user to catch the ball with only the knowledge of its pass trajectory, height and the strength of the wind without directly looking at it.


The user first glimpses the ball and takes note of its trajectory, height as well as the strength the wind is blowing. Then the user can predict where the ball would go and with that knowledge, unless the user is in the wrong position or jumps too late (if the pass is an overhead pass), he can catch without looking at the ball directly.[1] Also, unless the user doesn't have enough catching experience, doing the technique will be impossible.[2]

Known Users


  1. Eyeshield 21 manga:225th Down, page 7
  2. Eyeshield 21 manga:225th Down, page 8

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