Blue Lock Prepares Its Comeback With A Trailer

2024-05-30
Blue Lock Prepares Its Comeback With A Trailer

On the official website for the anime adaptation of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yuusuke Nomura's manga "Blue Lock," a special video for the project's second season was revealed. The video introduces two new characters, including Eiji Mikami as Yo Hiori and Kakeru Hatano as Nijiro Nanase.

It should be recalled that this second season is scheduled to premiere in Fall-2024 (October-December) in Japan, while the spin-off film "Blue Lock: Episode Nagi" was well received in theaters during its screenings in Japan.

Blue Lock Prepares Its Comeback With A Trailer

On the other hand, Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yuusuke Nomura have been publishing the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine since August 2018. The twenty-four-episode first season premiered during the Fall-2022 (October-December) season, followed by the movie "Blue Lock: Episode Nagi," released in April of this year.

Production Equipment

  • Tetsuaki Watanabe (Powerful Pro Yakyū Powerful Kōkō-hen) directs the anime at 8-Bit Studios (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken), with assistance from Shunsuke Ishikawa.
  • Taku Kishimoto (Haikyuu!, Silver Spoon, Fruits Basket (2019)) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Yutaka Uemura (Youjo Senki) is in charge of concept designs while Masaru Shindou (Fruits Basket, Macross Delta, Oregairu) is in charge of character designs and animation direction, with assistance from Kenji Tanabe and Kento Toya.

Synopsis of Blue Lock

The story begins with the elimination of the Japan National Team from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, prompting the Japan Football Union to start a training program to prepare a team of high school students for the 2022 World Cup. Isagi Yoichi, a forward, receives an invitation to join this program shortly after his team loses an opportunity to participate in Nationals, due to passing the ball to his less skilled teammate, who obviously missed the shot, which denoted Isagi's cowardice in not daring to finish the play himself.

Their coach will be Ego Jinpachi, who intends to put an end to the idea of "weak Japan in soccer" by implementing a radical new training regime: isolating 300 young strikers in a prison-like institution called "Blue Lock," and subjecting them to rigorous training that will create "the greatest, most talented, most selfish striker in the world."

Source: Comic Natalie

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