Published on November 23rd, 2022
Japan stunned the whole world with an upset victory over one of the tournament favourites, Germany, during the FIFA World Cup taking place in Qatar. Blue Lock fans were quick to notice that how the victory came to be was actually close to what the Blue Lock project will look like in real life.
If you don’t know, Blue Lock is a hit anime and manga series, which takes place in present-day Japan, where Japan lost the Football World Cup and exited in the early stages. Japan’s Football federation hires a coach who believes that Japan is lacking an egoistic striker in their team. To find that next striker in Japan, he starts a prison-like facility for young players, and the facility is called Blue Lock.
In Germany vs Japan match, Germany took an early lead with Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan scoring on a penalty at 33 minutes. However, Japan made a remarkable comeback in the later part of the game with striker Ritsu Doan and Takuma Asano scoring back-to-back goals in a matter of 15 minutes, resulting in a historic win for Japan.
The 2nd goal scored by Japan especially caught the eye of many Blue Lock fans. Just like what happens in Blue Lock, Takuma Asano had the opportunity to pass the ball to his teammate, which for many will look like a better option at that time, however, he took the opportunity to strike the ball, which ended up being a splendid goal for Japan.
In case you missed it, Japan’s official World Cup jersey is inspired by Blue Lock and Giant Killing manga. So believe it or not, most of the players would be familiar with the Blue Lock series. The official Twitter account of the Blue Lock series also tweeted out, celebrating this amazing victory. The Tweet wrote ‘Awesome!! Ego!!’.
Blue Lock anime series is currently airing in Japan. Fans from outside of Japan can watch the anime on Crunchyroll. The anime series is listed with 24 episodes so there is a lot of content for you to enjoy.
Source: Blue Lock Twitter