The official Twitter account for the Blue Lock anime adaptation has revealed a new character trailer, this time featuring one of the supporting characters, Baro Shoei. The anime previously confirmed an October 2022 release date, with studio 8bit in charge of the production. Suwabe Junichi voices the arogant striker featured in this trailer, and you can watch the video on Bandai Namco’s YouTube channel:
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
There’s also a visual for Baro Shoei:
Muneyuki Kaneshiro (As the Gods Will: The Second Series) writes the original manga, while it’s illustrated by Yusuke Nomura (Dolly Kill Kill). It’s serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine (the magazine of Fire Force, Edens Zero, etc.) since August 2018. The series also won Best Shonen at the 45th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2021, an award that was previously won by Tokyo Revengers in 2020. Kodansha has announced an English print release for Summer 2022, and they describe the story:
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?
Baro Shoei is the 5th to get his character trailer, and we can expect some more teasers before Blue Lock finally premieres in October.
Source: Blue Lock Official Twitter
©Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura, Kodansha/”Blue Lock” Production Committee