Will Blue Lock manga receive an anime adaptation? When will be able to see the animated characters of the comic? Blue Lock is a Japanese manga series written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. The story is about an egoistic coach Jinpachi who is hired by the Japanese Football Association in order to won the world cup. He makes a prison like facility named Blue Lock where three hundred super strikers from different high schools are thrown. The strikers have to push their limits if they want to survive and the winner will become the national team’s striker, those who failed will be banned from joining the teams forever.
Blue Lock Anime Adaptation Release Date
Yes! The anime adaptation of the football manga has been announced by the Japanese TV according to a Reddit thread with a small teaser where Yoichi is shown with other high school football players. Blue Lock anime will be released sometime in June 2022 as the anime creators have started developing the animation according to ANAF.
However, the reddit trailer doesn’t mean we are gonna get an anime version. MAPPA recently stated they have a new big project being announced, as well as Blue Lock saying a huge reveal. The anime has recently published digitally in English on 16 March 2021 inside the United States and on 2 June 2021 inside France so, it will take some to launch worldwide and it is not safe to say that it is officially confirmed.
No real trailer has yet revealed by the Blue Lock anime studios but some people are claiming the teaser below as the promotional video of the anime adaptation.
Probably, Production IG will pick up this series as they have already curated several football anime as Haikyuu, Run with the Wind, etc.
What to expect from Blue Lock Anime?
The story of this anime starts with Japanese soccer team where Football association of the country decides to bring hire a powerful and determined coach who can made Japanese team strong enough to bring the world cup. Jinpachi, the coach is a very egoistic person and say to association that their strikers are not excited for their goals. So, he made a prison like facility whom he called as Blue Lock to eliminate the weak players from the team. He nominates 300 super strikers from all over Japan and kept them under Blue Lock, only one player will remain at the end. The remaining player will won his/her pass to play for the national team of Japan.
Out of those three hundred players, Yoichi also receives the invite for joining the Blue Lock. He is a good football player but after reaching the event, he realized that other players are sturdy too.
How will he able to tackle with them? Will he able to won the event in the Blue Lock anime now?