Blue Lock is a manga series from Japan. The series is about sports, especially football. It takes place after the 2018 World Cup, when the Japan soccer team didn’t do as well as they had hoped. On August 12, 2021, it was announced that 8-Bit would make an anime version of the book. It would come out in 2022. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the new anime show.
Blue Lock is going to be made into an anime sometime in 2022, which has been confirmed. The exact date hasn’t been announced, but the preview trailer says it will come out in 2022. No information has been given about how long the series will run or how many episodes it will have. The show isn’t likely to come out before the Fall 2022 anime season.
In the rest of this article, you’ll find out everything we know and don’t know about the first season of Blue Lock. You’ll learn when it might come out, if there’s a trailer, what it might be about, and a lot more about this interesting new football anime series.
Blue Lock: Release Date Details
The series started as a manga, and on August 1, 2018, it began to be published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine. Due to health problems, the author put the series on hold at the beginning of October 2021. It started up again on the 27th of the same month. On November 16, 2018, the first tank on volume came out in Japan. Since then, 17 more volumes have come out.
The Attack on Titan author Hajime Isayama, for whom Yusuke Nomura used to work as an assistant, told him to read the series. Honya Club’s “2020 National Bookstore Employees Recommended Comics” list included Blue Lock as one of the top three sports manga series. In 2021, the book also won the 45th Kodansha Manga Award for shonen manga.
By the time the 13th book came out, 3.6 million copies of Blue Lock had been sold. In her review of the first two volumes of the series, Rebecca Silverman of Anime News Network said that the idea of “dystopian sports” is what makes Blue Lock stand out from other sports shows, but that it is so “blatantly absurd that it doesn’t work at all.”
Silverman liked the art of the series and pointed out Tite Kubo’s little details. He said that the first two volumes aren’t perfect, but they have enough to make you want to read more.
On August 12, 2021, it was announced that Blue Lock would be turned into an anime TV show. The series will be made by 8-Bit and directed by Tetsuaki Watanabe. Shunsuke Ishikawa will be the assistant director, Taku Kishimoto will be in charge of the scripts, Masaru Shine will design the main characters and be the chief animation director, Hisashi Tojima will be in charge of the action, and Jun Murayama will be in charge of the music.
It is set to start airing in 2022. We don’t have a specific release window or date yet, so we can only guess, but we don’t think the show will start before the Fall 2022 anime season.
Plot Of Blue Lock
When Japan loses to Belgium at the World Cup in Russia and again misses the chance to advance to the quarterfinals, JFA manager Anri Teieri realizes that Japan’s football can no longer improve because her colleagues only care about making money, while you want Japan to win the World Cup.
So, she gave her approval to the “Blue Lock” project, which was led by Jinpachi Ego. Its goal was to pick 300 of the best Japanese high school football players and send them to a special academy. Yoichi Isagi was chosen, even though he lost the qualifying game for the high school national championship because he didn’t have the guts to score the equalizer. Instead, he passed the ball to a less skilled teammate, who did terribly.
Isagi will try to turn himself from an athlete into the strongest forward in the world who will lead Japan to football glory. He will do this in a competitive environment with new technologies and tough opponents.
In the first part of their plan, Ego and Taieri want to win the Under-20 World Cup for the first time in history. They also want to put the best Blue Lock players on the field in a team called Blue Lock Eleven, which also includes Isagi. If they win, the Blue Lock players will represent Japan at the Under-20 World Cup.
Cast Details Of Blue Lock
We don’t know much about the people behind Blue Lock right now. We know some of the names, but we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out about the rest. We have a list of the characters you want to know more about, so we’ll add new details as they become available. Here are the people we think we’ll see in Blue Lock:
As for the crew, if you’re interesting, here are the names behind this new soccer anime:
Director: Tetsuaki Watanabe
Character Design: Masaru Shindō
Music: Jun Murayama
Prop Design: Hisashi Higashijima, Yuri Nakajima, Kaori Kyōzu
Special Effects Animation Director: Akane
Color Key Artist: Sakura Komatsu
Art Design: Shinji Sugiyama
Art Director: Sawako Takagi
Backgrounds: Studio Wyeth
Composing Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Asagi
3D CG Director: Norimitsu Hirosawa
3D CG: Aura Studio
Visual Concept: Toshiyuki Yamashita (Hyperbole)
Special Effects Processing: Toshiyuki Yamashita, Rina Mitsuzumi
2D CG Monitor Graphics: Yasukazu Asano (Emitai)
Editing: Mai Hasegawa (EditZ)
Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go
Sound Producer: Bit Grooove Promotion
Animation Producer: Tsutomu Hirano
Trailer Of Blue Lock
Now that you know everything there is to know about the upcoming Blue Lock adaptation, we can tell you that there is a trailer, but it’s just a very short preview trailer that doesn’t say much about the upcoming adaptation. This video came out at the same time as the news of a movie version, and you can watch it for yourself:
Sometime this year, a real trailer is sure to come out, and it could be when we know for sure when the Blue Lock series will come out. Until then, all we have about this exciting new soccer series is this PV trailer.
Where Do I Watch Blue Lock?
As expected, there is no way to watch Blue Lock right now because there is no season two to watch. Even in Japan, the first season hasn’t come out yet, so we don’t really know where we can stream it. But since we know how things work, we think that Crunchyroll will pick up this show, just like it has done with many other shows in the past.