The preview images for episode 1 of Blue Lock were revealed on Wednesday. The first episode of the series titled “Dream” will air on Saturday, October 8. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime.
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Blue Lock came in at #6 for our most anticipated anime of the Fall 2022 season poll, making it the most anticipated sports anime of the year. After the back-to-back cours of Ao Ashi, the soccer trend continues this fall season as fans of the sports anime genre look forward to a more intense soccer anime in Blue Lock.
Blue Lock is an anime adaptation of the original manga series written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura which began publishing in 2018 under Weekly Shonen Magazine. Blue Lock is directed by Tetsuaki Watanabe and is animated by studio 8bit. Taku Kishimoto is in charge of the series composition and script. Kenji Tanabe and Kento Toya will handle the character designs. And Jun Murayama will produce the soundtrack.
Make sure to vote for episode 1 of Blue Lock in our first weekly poll of the Fall 2022 season
Blue Lock Synopsis
Blue Lock will be a direct adaptation of the manga that Kodansha Comics describes 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?
Source: Official Website
©Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura, Kodansha/”Blue Lock” Production Committee