Blue Lock Release Date Status: Is It Officially Renewed In 2022?

The premiere date, along with a brand new teaser and key image, for the upcoming Blue Lock anime adaptation has been announced. As a medium, anime is typically associated with action, tremendous assaults, incredibly strong villains, and an even stronger protagonist, therefore it’s rare that we get a TV series centered on sports.

Blue Lock aspires to be original and different from other shows of its kind in the anime genre. The novel idea of adapting soccer for an anime audience is what earned this series the acclaim it received. The author, Muneyuki Kaneshiro, began serializing the Blue Lock manga in August of 2018.

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Twenty volumes have been published so far, and more are expected to come out soon. The series quickly became more well-known than any other manga about sports at the time. The anime was given the go-ahead back on August 12th, 2021, when it was noted how well welcomed the series was by its audience.

Blue Lock Plot

After Japan’s loss to Belgium in the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup meant that the country once again failed to qualify for the quarterfinals, JFA manager Anri Teieri realized that the country’s football was no longer making any headway because her colleagues were only interested in monetary gain.

Therefore, she gave her blessing to Jinpachi Ego’s “Blue Lock” project, which aims to recruit 300 of Japan’s most talented high school football players and send them to a specialized academy.

Yoichi Isagi is one of the chosen players, but his high school national championship qualification match ended in defeat because he had the guts to score the equalizer and instead tried to transfer the ball to a less gifted teammate who also failed.

Isagi will try to make a name for himself at Blue Lock, a facility with the ambitious goal of molding one of the facility’s 300 young athletes into the world’s most powerful forward so that Japan may win the World Cup in football.

In the first part of their plan, Ego and Teieri want to win the Under-20 World Cup for the first time in history by fielding the best Blue Lock players in a team called Blue Lock Eleven, in which Isagi also finds a place, against the formation Japan Under-20 official; if they win, the Blue Lock players will represent Japan at the Under-20 World Cup.

Blue Lock Cast

Anime fans can catch this show during the “NUMAnimation” block on TV Asahi and its networks. The show will be available on Crunchyroll. Voice actors in the anime include:

Blue Lock Cast
Blue Lock Cast

Yoichi Isagi

Yoichi Isagi is now a sophomore at this school. On the Ichinan High School football squad, he primarily operated in the forward position, or as a striker. He was initially assigned to Team Z upon his arrival at Blue Lock, for the purpose of the First Selection. To excel as a striker worldwide is one of his primary ambitions. The main character. His vocal talents are provided by Kazuki Ura.

Rensuke Kunigami

Rensuke Kunigami is a fiery forward who wants nothing more than to become a soccer legend. The first time he went through selection at Blue Lock, he was put on the Z team. Yki Ono lends his voice to him.

  • Tasuku Kaito as Meguru Bachira
  • Kazuki Ura as Yoichi Isagi
  • Yūki Ono as Rensuke Kunigami
  • Sōma Saitō as Hyōma Chigiri
  • Masatomo Nakazawa as Wataru Kuon
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Jingo Raichi
  • Shōya Chiba as Yūdai Imamura
  • Shugo Nakamura as Gin Gagamaru
  • Daishi Kajita as Asahi Naruhaya
  • Ryūnosuke Watanuki as Okuhito Iemon
  • Aoi Ichikawa as Gurimu Igarashi
  • Kenichi Suzumura as Ryōsuke Kira
  • Hiroshi Kamiya as Jinpachi Ego
  • Eri Yukimura as Anri Teieri
  • Junichi Suwabe as Shouei Barou

Blue Lock Release Date

The Blue Lock website and official Twitter account both state that the premiere date of the series will be October 8, 2022. The animation studio Studio Eight Bit, who did such fantastic work on The Fruit of Grasaia and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, is behind the new series.

The show will premiere on TV Asahi and other regional networks in Japan, while Crunchyroll will make it available to viewers around the world. The new key image for Blue Lock features series protagonists Asahi Naruhaya, Rensuke Kunigami, Hibiki Okawa, Reo Mikage, and the rest of the main cast.

Blue Lock Trailer

Unfortunately, there is currently no way to watch Blue Lock since there is no season two available. Let’s watch the previous trailer of the same anime.

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