Anime Blue Lock – Plot, Author
Blue Lock (ブルーロック) is a Japanese sports drama anime produced by 8-bit (Eight Bit Co., Ltd.). An anime based on the manga of the same name written by Kaneshiro Muneyuki in 2018 and published by Kodansha. The anime’s release date has been announced for October 9, 2022. In total there will be two parts (or two seasons) of 12 episodes each. The second part (season) will be released in 2023. Main characters – Yoichi Isagi, Jinpachi Ego, Rensuke Kunigami, Meguru Batira, Hyouma Chigiri, Gin Gagamaru, Anri Teieri, Seishiro Nagi, Ryosuke Kira, Wataru Kuon, Reo Mikage, Zantetsu Tsurugi, Shoei Baro, Gurimi Igarashi, Okuhito Iemon, Asahi Naruhaya and Jingo Raichi.
The Blue Lock anime is about how the Japan Football Association is trying to realize an ambitious, but at the same time extreme and grotesque project. The focus of this story is the player Yoichi Isagi, who dreams of making it to the national team and is ready to do anything for a meteoric rise in his sports career.
In 2018, the Japanese football team left the world championship after the defeat. Sports functionaries developed a scout program, for participation in which school students were recruited. They were going to train with them in order to prepare for the next World Cup.
The Japan Football Association has signed eccentric coach Jinpachi Ego. He received full power over his wards and put forward an ultimatum demand to sports functionaries: in order for the Japanese national football team to win the World Cup in 2022, he needs a born striker. The coach said that losers have no place in the national team. Classes under his leadership began to take place in extreme conditions.
To fulfill his mission, Jinpachi Ego set about building the Blue Lock, a huge sports complex with all the hallmarks of a high-security penitentiary. The most talented Japanese forwards live and train here, who are ready to do anything to become members of the national team, but this fate awaits only one lucky one. Everyone else will never return to professional football. Team play and camaraderie are not encouraged in Blue Prison. There is a struggle for survival and achievement of the ultimate goal.
Forward Yoichi Isagi became a participant in this program. He played in a team that could not get into the national championship because of him. In the decisive match, the football player could become the author of an important goal, but after the pass to the newcomer, he realized that he was mistaken, since the inexperienced player did not hit the goal. In Blue Prison, Yoichi Isagi will get a second chance if he can make it through this hell.
Anime series creators
Japanese sports anime is a separate genre of animated films from the Land of the Rising Sun. Among anime fans, not all are fans of it. Blue Prison may be able to break this prejudice. This animated series has a gripping storyline and an interesting visual style.
Anime “Blue Lock” (Japanese “ブルーロック”) was created based on the manga of the same name by writer Kaneshiro Mineyuki and artist Yusuke Nomura. In 2018, it was published by Weekly Shonen Magazine, owned by Kodansha Publishing House. The manga was published in seventeen volumes with a total circulation of over six million copies. In 2021, Muneyuki and Nomura won the Kodanshi Award for Best Shounen Manga.
The anime series “Blue Lock” was created by the studio “8-Bit”, which is responsible for the release of “Tokyo Ravens”. 3D computer graphics were handled by Aura Studio specialists.
The animated series was directed by Tetsuaki Watanabe, who previously had a hand in the creation of Volleyball! The anime was written by Taku Kishimoto, the author of Fruits Basket. The production designer for the animated series is Masaru Shindo. It features a soundtrack composed by Jun Murayama.
Main characters and seiyuu
- The creators of “Blue Lock” invited Kazuki Uru to voice Yoichi Isagi.
- Tasuki Kaito gave his voice to Meguru Batira.
- Hyouma Chigiri will be played by Soma Saito, who previously voiced William James Moriarty from Patriot Moriarty and Tadashi Yamaguchi from Volleyball!.
- Rensuke Kunigami in the anime “Blue Lock” will speak in the voice of Yuki Ono.