Blue Lock Anime Slated for October 2022 Release, Reveals New Promo

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On Friday, the official website of Blue Lock anime confirmed that the anime will premiere in October. The website also published a promotional video for the anime, a new key visual, and ten new additional cast members were revealed.

Blue Lock anime will air on TV Asahi and its affiliates in the “NUMAnimation” programming block. The anime is based on Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura’s Blue Lock soccer manga of the same name.

Check out the PV and Visual –

Blue Lock Anime Visual

New Cast

CharacterActor
Wataru KuonMasatomo Nakazawa
Jingo RaichiYoshitsugu Matsuoka
Yūdai ImamuraShōya Chiba
Gin GagamaruShugo Nakamura
Asahi NaruhayaDaishi Kajita
Okuhito IemonRyūnosuke Watanuki
Gurimu IgarashiAoi Ichikawa
Ryōsuke KiraKenichi Suzumura
Jinpachi EgoHiroshi Kamiya
Anri TeieriEri Yukimura

Previously Announced Cast

CharacterActor
Meguru BachiraTasuku Kaito
Yoichi IsagiKazuki Ura
Rensuke KunigamiYūki Ono
Hyōma ChigiriSōma Saitō

Staff

RoleStaff
DirectorTetsuaki Watanabe
Studio8-Bit
Assistant DirectorShunsuke Ishikawa
ScriptTaku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!, Fruits Basket)
Concept AdvisorYutaka Uemura (Saga of Tanya the Evil’s Director)
Character Design & Chief Animation DirectorMasaru Shindō (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
Kenji Tanabe
Kento Toya
MusicJun Murayama

Synopsis

Kodansha Comics describes the story as –

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After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s team struggles to regroup. But what’s missing? An absolute Ace Striker, who can guide them to the win. The Japan Football Union is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument in turning around a losing match…and to do so, they’ve gathered 300 of Japan’s best and brightest youth players. Who will emerge to lead the team…and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way?

Manga

In August 2018, Blue Lock manga was launched in the Weekly Shōnen Magazine. Last year, the manga received the Best Shōnen Manga award at Kodansha’s 45th annual Manga Awards. As of March 17, 2022, 18 volumes have been released.

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