After the earthquake when the Japanese team defeated Germany at the 2022 World Cup, the number of followers of the Blue Lock anime/manga has spiked.
In the first match of Group E of the 2022 World Cup final between Japan and Germany, the warriors from the Land of the Rising Sun repeated the same earthquake that Saudi Arabia did against Lionel’s Argentina. Messi. It was a team from Asia coming back from a strong contender for the title.
Right after the second goal was scored by T. Asano, many fans noticed the surprising similarity in Anime/Manga “Blue Lock”. Many people call it “Blue Lock-style Special Victory”.
After the match ended, on the official Twitter account, Blue Lock also posted a tweet congratulating the Japanese team’s victory. In case you didn’t know, the official Japan World Cup jersey is inspired by Manga Blue Lock and Giant Killing.
At the same time, the number of followers of Blue Lock also spiked and quickly turned both the manga and anime versions into the top trending.
Blue Lock is a soccer-themed shounen manga written by Kaneshiro Muneyuki and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. Starting in August 2018, the series is serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine. As of August 30, 2021, the series has sold over 5 million copies in the Japanese market. An anime adaptation of the manga produced by 8-Bit will air in October 2022.
In 2021, Blue Lock was honored to win the 45th Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shounen, and was nominated for the Best Album award in 2022 at the annual Angoulême International Comics Festival. in the French Republic.
After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, the Japanese team had many difficulties in regrouping. A question arises, what do they still lack to win the championship? The Japanese team had all the qualities, but in the end, they realized they lacked the main striker who could lead them to victory. Therefore, the Japan Football Federation launched “Project Blue Lock” gathering 300 of the best young strikers from all over Japan. The purpose of this project is to create one and only one striker who is always “thirst” for goals and “desperate” to win more than anyone, who can make a decisive turning point to turn the game around… Which “I” stands out enough to claim that unique position? And will 300 young men be able to overcome all the challenges that stand in their way?
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