Blue Lock: new anime series to watch in 2022

Blue Lock, a popular manga from Weekly Shonen Magazine, will be adapted into an anime in 2022. Viewers can expect high-stakes action and plenty of hot, sweaty, muscular young guys in this movie starring 300 young and a man who wants to build the best striker for the Japanese national soccer team.

What you need to know about ‘Blue Lock’. (Photo: Anime Corner)

What should you know about “Blue Lock”?

As of August 2018, Blue Lock is serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine, written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and drawn by Yusuke Nomura. After the Japanese national football team was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup, the Japan Football Union hired a mysterious nicknamed Ego Jinpachi to improve Japan’s performance in the World Cup. His goal is to bring 300 U-18 forwards to Blue Lock’s newly built facilities and teach them how to be the best forward in the world.

Only one striker will be chosen as Japan’s next national striker; the other 299 will never be allowed to play for the national team. Yoichi Isagi was one of the 300 chosen, having recently suffered a sad loss in the National High School Football Playoffs after switching to a teammate rather than shooting himself. Yoichi Isagi and the other attackers are followed as they compete to grow their egos and become the best attacker in the world.

Release date

The Blue Lock anime series is set to launch in 2022, although a specific date has not been revealed. The anime will be directed by Tetsuaki Watanabe and animated by Eight Bit Studio, which is best known for That Time I Got Reincarated as a Slime. Jun Murayama will compose the music, while Taku Kishimoto will handle the series creation and script.

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