Blue Lock anime adaptation is finally official and will release anytime in 2022. The announcement states that Eight Bit animation studio is taking on the project under the direction of Tetsuaki Watanabe along with the voice cast actors. 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 Release Date Confirmed 2022
Yes, The anime adaptation of the football manga series has been officially announced by the official website of Blue Lock and is scheduled to release sometime in 2022. A small trailer has also released by the creators where Yoichi is shown with other high school football players showing his soccer skills. Blue Lock anime will be released sometime in June 2022 as the anime creators(Eight Bit Animation Studio) have started developing the animation according to a tweet by official Japanese anime.
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. It is safe to say that we will be able to see anime adaptation of Blue Lock in April 2022. Until that time, Haikyuu season 5 will be also ready premiere.
Blue Lock Anime Trailer
An official trailer of 1 minute and 18 seconds has been released by the creators of the blue lock anime. It shows that the anime project has been took over by Eight Bit animation, the same production that has animated That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime.
The voice actors cast has also revealed:
- Kazuki Ura as Yoichi Isagi
- Yūki Ono as Rensuke Kunigami
- Sōma Saitō as Hyōma Chigiri
- Tasuku Kaito as Meguru Bachira
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 or he rediscover himself as Fushi in To Your Eternity season 2.