Muneyuki Kaneshiro’s manga series Blue Lock, illustrated by Yuusuke Nomura, is getting a TV anime by studio Eight Bit. This means that the Blue Lock anime will premiere merely a couple of months prior to the World Cup, held in Qatar, late 2022. Talk about perfect time, am I right? But it looks like a solid anime, whether it releases in tandem with the World Cup or not. If you don’t believe me, just watch the first Blue Lock anime teaser below!
Whether you enjoy sports anime or not, the colorful characters in Kaneshiro’s manga is enough to get anyone excited. I suggest looking it up, especially if the Blue Lock teaser makes you interested. Who knows? Maybe you’ll enjoy it!
The First Blue Lock Trailer, Showing the Characters, Story and Liquid Animation, by Studio Eight Bit.
Plot: “In 2018, the Japanese national team finished 16th in the FIFA World Cup. As a result, the Japanese Football Union decided to build a facility called Blue Lock to train players in order to lead Japan to a victory in the World Cup, with the condition that disqualified players will never be able to represent Japan. Yoichi Isagi, an unknown high school student, decides to join the program in order to become the best player in the world.”
– Blue Lock Wikipedia
Tetsuaki Watanabe is at the helm of Blue Lock, directing the anime based on Taku Kishimoto’s script, at studio Eight Bit. The soccer anime is currently slated to be released in 2022. For more on the Blue Lock anime, please visit the official website.