Japanese sports-thriller manga series, Blue Lock, finally gets the official release date, and this is a sports anime that Haikyuu fans should not miss out on. After all, Blue Lock is expected to be the next big sports anime according to how the manga series is getting such a good response from the readers. Blue Lock anime is scheduled to release on October 8.
While Haikyuu fans are waiting for the confirmation of season 5, Blue Lock is the one anime that can quench fans’ thirst of sports anime. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Blue Lock anime series.
Blue Lock manga series has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine since August 2018. The story takes place in modern-day Japan where the Japanese soccer team performs poorly and finishes 16th in FIFA World Cup.
Given the current state of Japanese soccer, the Japanese Football Association hires the enigmatic and eccentric coach Jinpachi Ego to help them win the World Cup. Jinpachi believes that Japan has lacked an egoistic striker hungry for goals, and because of that, they lost the World Cup.
To find the next striker, Jinpachi initiates the Blue Lock, a prison-like facility where three hundred talented strikers from high schools all over Japan are isolated and pitted against each other. One and only survivor of Blue Lock will earn the right to be the national team’s striker, while those who are defeated will be permanently disallowed from joining the team.
Yoichi Isagi, the series’ main character, is a striker who couldn’t help his high school soccer team to qualify for the national tournament. Yoichi couldn’t help but wonder if the results would have been different if he refused to pass the ball to his teammates and played selfishly. Yoichi hopes to use the Blue Lock Project’s golden opportunity to dispel his doubts and pursue his ultimate goal of becoming the greatest striker in the world and leading Japan to World Cup victory.
A new trailer for Blue Lock series has been released:
Blue Lock anime voice cast includes:
- Junichi Wanima (CV: Ryota Suzuki)
- Ikki Niko (CV: Natsuki Hanae)
- Sae Itoshi (CV: Takahiro Sakurai)
- Keisuke Wanima (CV: Ryota Suzuki)
The key difference between Haikyuu and Blue Lock series is that Haikyuu focuses more on teamwork and friendship while Blue Lock focuses on individual talents and skills. If you like watching a mature main characters in Shonen series, Blue Lock will definitely become one of your favourites. While the fans
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