Blue Lock: trailer, key visual and details of the anime

Blue Lock: trailer, key visual and details of the anime

Blue Lock

Blue Lock, the manga spokon phenomenon of the moment written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro (As the Gods Will, Jagan) and drawn by Yusuke Nomura (Dolly Kill Kill), will receive an anime by the 8-Bit studio in 2022 and in the last hours have been popular key visuals, trailers, character designs and other information that we discover gradually.

Blue Lock: trailer, key visual and details of the anime

that the announcement had been expected for a few days now considering the confirmation arrived a short time ago, and now, finally, here it is.

Let's talk with the key visual and the first sequences through the trailer released by the official YouTube channel of the Bandai distributor:

Character designs of prominent characters have been revealed - Meguru Bachira (voiced by Tasuku Kaito), Yoichi Isagi (voiced by Kazuki Ura), Rensuke Kunigami (voiced by Yuki Ono) and Hyoma Chigiri (voiced by Soma Saito) - curated by Masaru Shindo, Kenji Tanabe and Kento Toya. Here is how the players look like:

Among the main staff we have Tetsuaki Watanabe (Powerful Pro Yakyuu Powerful Koko-hen) managing the project at 8-Bit with Shunsuke Ishikawa in role of assistant director. Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu !!, Silver Spoon, Fruit Basket) writes the script and the manga writer himself, Muneyuki Kaneshiro, oversees the story. Masaru Shindo (Fruit Basket, Macross Delta, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU), Kenji Tanabe and Kento Toya are character designers and head of animation. Hisahi Tojima supports the animation work and Hiromi Sakamoto directs the action scenes. Jun Murayama composes the music.

Blue Lock: what is it about?

This is the football manga spokon of the moment, as well as winner of the Kodansha Manga Awards 2021, after having registered in May 2021, as reported in our previous article, a milestone of 4 million copies in circulation worldwide.

We also remind you that the Italian edition of the manga was announced by Planet Manga in March 2021 and the 1st number is available for purchase from 29 July 2021 (you can buy the debut at this link through Amazon). Here, instead, you can find our review.

We also propose a synopsis:

“Following the elimination of the Japanese national team at the 2018 World Cup due to the attacker's excess of altruism Isagi Youichi, who preferred to pass the ball to a less technically gifted teammate rather than kick at goal, kicks off a player selection program according to which 300 young people are isolated in an institution-prison (the Blue Lock) where they will be train hard with the goal of creating “the strongest selfish striker in the world. "

The manga has even received acclaim from a great author in recent years who wrote and drew The Attack of the Giants (Shingeki no Kyojin), Hajime Isayama.

The Blue Lock sports manga series, written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yuusuke Nomura, has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine since August 2018 and currently 141 chapters have been published. In Japan, 14 tankobons have been launched in comics and online stores at the moment.

In Italy, as already ascertained, the series began on July 29, 2021 thanks to Planet Manga. The second issue will arrive on August 19th and you can book it here.

Blue Lock Anime Announced With The First Official Trailer

Written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura, Blue Lock is a popular Japanese manga series. Kodansha serialized the manga back in August 2018, and since then, it has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide.

Undoubtedly, Blue Lock is one of the best-written sports manga of all time, and that’s why the entire community was waiting for its anime adaptation. Well, the wait is finally over because the Blue Lock anime adaptation is officially confirmed, and here’s everything you need to know about it.

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    Blue Lock Anime Announced

    Recently, the official website for Blue Lock confirmed that the anime adaptation is in production and is scheduled to release sometime in 2022.

    The announcement stated that Eight Bit animation studio is taking on this project under the direction of Tetsuaki Watanabe. It’s the same animation studio that has given us That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.

    Interestingly, the first teaser visual of Blue Lock anime is also out. You can see all the main characters in the key visual:

    Besides the new key visual, the creators also released a 1 minute 18 seconds long trailer for the anime. Honestly, every frame of the first trailer looks like art, and that’s enough to get us excited for the anime. The trailer flaunts some characters showcasing their skills on the soccer field.

    In case you’re wondering what the new trailer actually looks like; here you go, take a look:

    Finally, Eight Bit animation studio also revealed the cast of the upcoming anime adaptation:

  • Kazuki Ura as Yoichi Isagi
  • Tasuku Kaito as Meguru Bachira
  • Yūki Ono as Rensuke Kunigami
  • Sōma Saitō as Hyōma Chigiri
  • We still don’t have an exact release date for the anime, but after several leaks and rumors, it’s now finally official that we’ll get the Blue Lock anime next year.

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    Shiv is a video game enthusiast who loves exploring everything happening in the gaming community. He enjoys competitive games in particular, even though he loses most of the time. He is an entertainment and gaming reporter at DualShockers.

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