On the official Twitter account for the manga written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yuusuke Nomura, Blue Lock, it was announced that the literary franchise has exceeded three million cumulative copies in circulation (including digital copies). "Thank you all for your support. A large-scale reprint of all volumes published to date has been decided. With this, the cumulative copies in circulation for volumes 1 to 12 have exceeded three million. We have broken the mark! Please continue to support Blue Lock. Thanks a lot!".
Kaneshiro and Nomura have published the manga in Kodansha publisher's Weekly Shonen Magazine since August 2018. The publisher published the eleventh compiled volume on October 16, followed by the twelfth on December 17 in Japan.
Blue Lock Synopsis
The story begins with the elimination of the Japan National Team from the 2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup, prompting the Japan Soccer Union to initiate a training program to prepare a team of high school students who will participate in the 2022 World Cup. Isagi Yoichi, a forward, receives an invitation to join this program shortly after his team misses an opportunity to participate in Nationals, due to passing the ball to his less skillful teammate, who obviously He missed the shot, denoting Isagi's cowardice by not daring to finish the play himself. His coach will be Ego Jinpachi, who intends to put an end to the idea of “weak Japan in soccer” by applying a new training regimen radical: isolating 300 young strikers in a prison-like institution called "Blue Lock," and subjecting them to rigorous training that will create "the world's greatest, most talented, and selfish forward. world".
Source: Official Twitter Account
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