Blue Lock is an anime adaptation of the sports-themed shounen manga written by Kaneshiro Muneyuki and is expected to premiere in 2022.
Recently, the second character trailer for the Blue Lock TV anime was released, showcasing the skills (both on and off the field) of Bachira Meguru, one of the key characters of the upcoming series. Anime Blue Lock is scheduled to air in Japan in 2022 and is one of the most anticipated names this year.
Blue Lock is a sports-themed manga written by Kaneshiro Muneyuki and illustrated by Nomura Yusuke. Released in August 2018, the series is serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine. As of August 30, 2021, the series has sold more than 5 million copies in the Japanese market. An anime adaptation of the manga produced by 8-Bit will be broadcast on television in 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.
Regarding the plot, after the 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?
The film’s production team includes:
Directed by: Tetsuaki Watanabe. Assistant Director: Shunsuke Ishikawa. Screenplay: Taku Kishimoto. Conceptual Advisor: Yutaka Uemura. Character designer/main visual director: Masaru Shindo, Kenji Tanabe, Kento Toya. Main action director: Hisashi Tojima. Director of Photography: Hiromi Sakamoto. Music: Jun Murayama. Art Director: Sawako Takagi. 3D CG director: Norimitsu Hirosawa. 3D CG: Aura Studio. Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go.
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