Many fans had been anticipating the introduction of one of the most well-liked anime versions of a manga from Kodansha, and 2021 finally brought it. According to its description, Blue Lock is inspired by Muneyuki Kaneshiro’s fiction and Yusuke Nomura’s illustrations. Released by Kodansha and featured in Weekly Shonen Journal, the manga was an instant success. After a successful start in August of last year, it has been running continuously ever since.
The narrative of the Blue Lock anime is well-developed. The panels themselves are engaging, but it’s the introduction of new characters that makes them much more intriguing. As the title suggests, soccer takes center stage in Blue Lock’s plot. The manga’s graphic design has long been regarded as one of the best in the industry. Blue Lock is a typical sports anime in that it focuses on growth, changes, and stumbling blocks.
Here’s everything we know about it.
Blue Lock Anime Release Date
The release date for the anime “Big Lock” has been set on August 12th, 2021 Eight Bit is rumored to be the studio behind it. There has been no word from the producers on when or who would license the animation for worldwide broadcast. But it has been announced that the program would debut in the middle of 2022.
Blue Lock Anime Plot
Jinpachi Ego, an intriguing coach, is hired by the Japanese Football Federation to build a World Cup-winning squad. The Blue Lock is a venue that Jinpaichi hopes will bring the world’s top strikers together to compete. The post of striker in the squad he is assembling will go to the last man remaining. Those who don’t make it to the striker’s position must also meet another requirement. They won’t be allowed to represent the team again.
Yoich Isagi, a striker, is our main character. However, he harbors resentment toward himself for failing to get his high school football squad to the national championships. He enters the Blue Lock to become the world’s best hitter in his heart, plagued by regrets and the persistent thoughts of “What if?”
Blue Lock Anime Cast
To bring their figures to life, the anime cast only the greatest voice performers in the business. Yoichi Isagi is being portrayed by Kazuki Ura. One of Kazuki Ura’s first jobs in the profession is included in this feature. Another fresh vocalist, Tasuku Kaito, lends his vocals to Meguri Bachira. Rensuke Kunigami will be voiced by Yuki Ono (Kuroko no Basuke) and lastly, Saito Soma will voice Hyoma Chigiri.
Tetsuaki Watanabe and Shunsuke Ishikawa are the co-directors of the Blue Lock series. Yutaka Uemura, and Maneyuki Kineshiro, the manga’s primary authors, serve as the manga’s idea advisors for the anime’s script by Taku Kishimoto. Primary character concepts are drawn by Masaru Shindo, who also serves as senior animation supervisor. Kento Toya and Kenji Tanabe are tasked with creating the rest of the roles.
There are still many unknowns regarding anime. It is unlikely that these specifications will be changed very soon due to its projected launch date of 2022. It may be some time before this information is made public. You may always read the original manga from authorized sites like izneo while you wait.