Blue Lock anime revealed a trailer and a key visual, along with October 2022 premiere date. Studio 8bit is animating the series.
The main cast for the anime includes:
- Soma Saito as Hyoma Chigiri
- Kazuki Ura as Yoichi Isagi
- Yuki Ono as Rensuke Kunigami
- Tasuku Kaito as Meguru Bachira
Blue Lock anime previously revealed a series of character trailers and visuals, dedicated to the core cast. Hyoma Chigiri, Rensuke Kunigami, Isagi Yoichi, and Bachira Meguru were among those who got both.
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 anime is based on a manga written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. Kodansha has announced an English print release for summer 2022 and 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 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