The preview images for episode 18 of Blue Lock were revealed on Wednesday. The episode will air on Saturday, February 11. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime with English subtitles.
Blue Lock emerged as not only the best new anime of the Fall 2022 season but also as one of the best anime from the season overall. And now, Blue Lock looks to continue its dominance in the Winter 2023 rankings. Adding intense soccer moments with incredible animation and detailed artwork only adds to the allure that Blue Lock brings to the table. Now that Baro has joined Isagi and Nagi’s squad, it’ll be interesting to see if some of the biggest egos in the series can develop chemistry in order to remain at 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 are handling the character designs.
Blue Lock is 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?
Episode 18 of Blue Lock will air on Saturday, February 11.
Source: Official Website
©Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura, Kodansha/”Blue Lock” Production Committee