The upcoming Blue Lock anime will have 24 episodes that will air in two consecutive cours. The anime begins broadcasting on October 8 and is being animated by studio 8bit.
The information about the number of Blue Lock episodes was revealed earlier at an event attended by the main cast: Soma Saito (Hyoma Chigiri), Kazuki Ura (Yoichi Isagi), Yuki Ono (Rensuke Kunigami) and Tasuku Kaito (Meguru Bachira). Tetsuaki Watanabe is directing. Kenji Tanabe and Kento Toya are in charge of character designs. Taku Kishimoto is doing series composition. Jun Maruyama is composing the music, while Taku Kishimoto is signing off on the script. The theme songs include:
- Opening: “Chaos ga Kiwamaru” Unison Square Garden
- Ending: “Winner” by Shugo Nakamura
The anime is based on a manga written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. Kodansha licensed the manga and describes the plot 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 Football Association 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 … 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?
Source: Official Twitter
©Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura, Kodansha/”Blue Lock” Production Committee