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After reflecting on the current state of Japanese soccer, the Japanese Football Association decides to hire the enigmatic and eccentric coach Jinpachi Ego to achieve their dream of winning the World Cup. Believing that Japan has lacked an egoistic striker hungry for goals, Jinpachi initiates the Blue Lock—a prison-like facility where three hundred talented strikers from high schools all over Japan are isolated and pitted against each other. The sole survivor of Blue Lock will earn the right to become the national team's striker, and those who are defeated shall be banned from joining the team forever. Selected to join this risky project is Yoichi Isagi, a striker who failed to bring his high school soccer team to the national tournament. After choosing to pass to a teammate who missed instead of scoring on his own, he could not help but wonder if the results would have been different had he been more selfish. Using this golden opportunity given by the Blue Lock Project, Yoichi aims to clear his doubts and chase his ultimate desire—to become the greatest striker in the world and lead Japan to World Cup glory.
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2022 to ?
Premiered: Fall 2022
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Asahi, Kodansha, Toy’s Factory, Crunchyroll, Bandai Namco Arts, Bandai Spirits, Bit grooove promotion, Bandai Namco Filmworks, Bandai Namco Music Live
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: Eng Sub
Let’s hope the anime does it justice!
Edit: O hell yeah it does.
Edit 2: Movie and Season 2 announced! BLUELOCK IS REAL!
Characters & Voice Actors
Fumiyuki Gou – Sound Director
Taku Kishimoto – Script, Series Composition
Shuugo Nakamura – Theme Song Performance
ED1: “WINNER” by Shuugo Nakamura
football on steroid
Looks like another Haikyuu or Kuroko where the series gets praise mainly because of how pretty and hot the dudes are.
The characters are all absolutely crazy and the animation art style is really unique and impactful.
It’s praised because it’s the only sports anime to acknowledge sports for what they’re really about: not teamwork, but crushing your enemies
I’m just watching this anime to pretend it’s me playing futbol with crazy anime eyes, while theme music plays in the background
NEXT LEVEL intensity and sports anime!! 1 episode in and this destroyed the very Foundation of sports anime and I’m HERE for it.
Kuroko no Football, manga is quite solid, hope this anime will be as well.