The upcoming anime adaptation of Blue Lock has announced new cast additions to be cast in the first season. New cast members include Koki Uchiyama as Rin Itoshi, Katsuyuki Konishi as Jubei Aryu, and Shinnosuke Tachibana as Aoshi Tokimitsu. Previously announced supporting characters include Ryota Suzuki as Junichi Wanima and Keisuke Wanima, Takahiro Sakurai as Sae Itoshi, and Natsuki Hanae as Ikki Niko. The anime is animated by 8bit and will premiere on October 8 this year.
Tetsuaki Watanabe directed Blue lock anime, while Kenji Tanabe and Kento Toya are in charge of character design. Taku Kishimoto is composing the series, Jun Maruyama is composing the music, and Taku Kishimoto is writing the script.
The Blue lock The anime has previously released character trailers and previews for its main cast. 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).
Blue lock is based on a manga by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine since August 2018. Kodansha USA has licensed the manga in English, describing the plot as:
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 lost 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: Funny Natalie
©Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura, Kodansha Production Committee/Blue Lock