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 –
|Wataru Kuon||Masatomo Nakazawa|
|Jingo Raichi||Yoshitsugu Matsuoka|
|Yūdai Imamura||Shōya Chiba|
|Gin Gagamaru||Shugo Nakamura|
|Asahi Naruhaya||Daishi Kajita|
|Okuhito Iemon||Ryūnosuke Watanuki|
|Gurimu Igarashi||Aoi Ichikawa|
|Ryōsuke Kira||Kenichi Suzumura|
|Jinpachi Ego||Hiroshi Kamiya|
|Anri Teieri||Eri Yukimura|
Previously Announced Cast
|Meguru Bachira||Tasuku Kaito|
|Yoichi Isagi||Kazuki Ura|
|Rensuke Kunigami||Yūki Ono|
|Hyōma Chigiri||Sōma Saitō|
|Assistant Director||Shunsuke Ishikawa|
|Script||Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!, Fruits Basket)|
|Concept Advisor||Yutaka Uemura (Saga of Tanya the Evil’s Director)|
|Character Design & Chief Animation Director||Masaru Shindō (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)|
Kodansha Comics describes the story as –
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?
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.