Announced by the official website, the Blue Lock soccer anime will air for two counts with a total of 24 episodes this Fall.
Kodoani.com – The official website of Blue Lock has revealed some new information about the upcoming football anime, including a new trailer.
According to the website’s press release, Blue Lock will have two episodes, airing consecutively, for a total of 24 episodes. The site also posted a new trailer on its YouTube channel, which features a snippet of the ending song “WINNER” sung by Shugo Nakamura. The opening theme song, “Chaos ga Kiwamaru” will be sung by Unison Square Garden.
The trailer shows Japan’s crushing defeat at the World Cup before the introduction of the Blue Lock project. It shows a glimpse of aspiring trainer Jinpachi Ego as he introduces a tough training regimen to young athletes, one of whom is protagonist Yoichi Isagi. The intense expressions of soccer players create an almost demonic or monstrous aura as they compete against each other to be the best of the best.
Produced by Eight Bit and directed by Tetsuaki Watanabe (Haikyuu!! and Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us), the anime will be voiced by talents including Kazuki Ura, who will play Yoichi and Hiroshi Kamiya in the series. as Coach Ego. The voice actors’ previous roles make Ura and Kamiya suitable for their new roles in Blue Lock, like Ura played Kyosuke Aiba in Futsal Boys!!!!! and Kamiya as Levi in Attack on Titan.
Written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura, the series began serialization in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in August 2018. As of August, the manga has more than 10 million copies in circulation. At the 45th Kodansha Manga Awards, Blue Lock won for Best Shōnen Manga. Blue Lock received a nomination for the 2022 Harvey Awards, along with Chainsaw Man and Spy x Family, which will also premiere this fall.
Blue Lock is not like the usual sports anime series, such as Haikyuu!! or Free!, which emphasizes teamwork and working together towards a common goal. Blue Lock is about training athletes with a “people for themselves” mindset. Instead, the Japan Football Association hired a mysterious and eccentric coach named Jinpachi Ego to fix the current state of Japanese football. The team ranked 16th at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Believe that the only way the Japanese team can rise to the top of the rankings is through a self-righteous striker – playing the way they do with Ego – the coach. take on the Blue Lock project: a regiment that trains the best 300- and upcoming soccer players in Japan and forces them to compete with each other for the right to become the national team’s striker. Yoichi is an unknown soccer player who decides to enter a training program to become the best player in Japan.