The Blue lockanime got a new trailer and key visual, along with a premiere date of October 8th. This was announced in a special live stream on ABEMA TV. Studio 8bit animated the series and Tetsuaki Watanabe directed it. The new trailer features the theme songs “Chaos ga Kiwamaru” by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (opening) and “WINNER” by Shugo Nakamura (ending):
A new key visual for Blue Lock was also revealed, along with new cast members that include:
- Junichi Wanima (CV: Ryota Suzuki)
- Keisuke Wanima (CV: Ryota Suzuki)
- Sae Itoshi (CV: Takahiro Sakurai)
- Ikki Nico (CV: Natsuki Hanae)
The anime previously revealed a series of character trailers and visuals featuring the main characters and cast. The featured characters were Isagi Yoichi (CV: Kazuki Ura), Bachira Meguru (CV: Tasuku Kaito), Rensuke Kunigami (CV: Yuki Ono), Hyoma Chigiri (CV: Soma Saito), Baro Shoei (CV: Junichi Suwabe), Tsurugi Zantetsu (CV: Kazuyuki Okitsu) and joint release for Seishiro Nagi (CV: Nobunaka Shimazaki) and Reo Mikage (CV: Yuma Uchida).
Muneyuki Kaneshiro wrote the original manga, which was illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. It was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine (the magazine ofFirepower,Edens Zeroetc.) as of August 2018. The series also won Best Shonen at the 45th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2021, an award previously won by Tokyo Revengers in 2020.Kodanshaannounced an English language print release for Summer 2022 and they describe the story:
After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Team Japan is struggling to regroup. But what is missing? An absolute Ace Striker who can guide them to victory! The Football Association is determined to produce a striker who is hungry for goals and hungry for victory, and who can be the decisive tool to turn a losing game around… To do this, they have assembled 300 of the best and brightest youngsters players of Japan. Who will emerge to lead the team… and will they be able to overcome their brawn and egos against anyone who stands in their way?
source: Official Twitter
©Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura, Kodansha Production Committee/Blue Lock