Blue Lock anime adaptation revealed another character visual and trailer, this time for Hyoma Chigiri. The anime is slated to begin airing this year, but the exact date is still unknown.
Hyoma Chigiri is described as a football/soccer prodigy, who is forced to take it easy after a serious injury.
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
Studio 8-Bit is animating the series, under Tetsuaki Watanabe’s direction. The anime is based on a manga written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro 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?