On the official Twitter account of the manga series “Blue Lock” it was announced that it will receive an anime adaptation. You can see the first teaser below.
Blue Lock Anime Release Date
The anime adaptation of the sports manga Blue Lock is directed by Tetsuaki Watanabe (Episode Director of “Haikyu!!’) in Studio 8bit. Shunsuke Ishikawa (Episode Director at ” NANBAKA “) acts as Assistant Director, while Taku Kishimoto (“Fruits Basket“) takes over the series composition and Muneyuki Kaneshiro (author of the original work) acts as supervisor.
In addition, Masaru Shindou, Kenji Tanabe and Kento Toya serve as character designer and chief animation director, Hiromi Sakamoto as action director and Sawako Takagi as art director. Jun Murayama is responsible for the musical accompaniment.
The film stars Kazuki Ura (so far no roles known) as Yoichi Isagi and Tasuku Kaito (Kohaku Oukawa in “Ensemble Stars!”) as Meguru Bachira. In addition, Yuuki Ono (Alciel in “The Devil is a Part-Timer!”) as Rensuke Kunigami and Souma Saitou (Kazuomi Inui in “Miracles of Love”) as Hyoma Chigiri complete the cast. The Japanese TV launch is planned for 2022.
The sports manga “Blue Lock” is a collaborative effort by author Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrator Yusuke Nomura. The series started in 2018 in the “Weekly Shonen Magazine’ of the Kodansha publishing house. To date, 15 anthologies have been published in Japan.
Blue Lock Teaser
Character, Cast and Staff of Blue Lock
I. Character and Cast
|Kazuki Ura||Yoichi Isagi||Tatsuya Moriguchi (Full Dive)|
|Tasuku Kaito||Meguru Bachira||Kohaku Oukawa (Ensemble Stars!)|
|Yuuki Ono||Rensuke Kunigami||Taiga Kagami (Kuroko no Basket)|
|Souma Saitou||Hyouma Chigiri||Tadashi Yamaguchi (Haikyuu!!)|
II. Producton Team
|Series Composition||Taku Kishimoto|
|Main Character Design||Yuu Shindou|
|Original Creator||Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yūsuke Nomura|
|Character Design||Kenji Tanabe, Kento Toya|
Blue Lock Storyline
After the catastrophic defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s team is struggling to regroup. But what is missing? An absolute ace striker who can lead them to victory. The Japanese Football Association is determined to create a goal-hungry and victory-hungry striker who can be the decisive tool to turn a lost game around … and for that they have gathered 300 of Japan’s best and brightest youth players.
Who will lead the team… and will they be able to beat anyone who stands in their way with their muscles and ego?