Blue Lock anime release date confirmed in October 2022 by new OP/ED trailer PV, key visual

Blue lock's new characters in the new trailer
Blue lock’s new characters in the new trailer. Pic credit: Crunchyroll

The Blue Lock release date is on October 8, 2022, the Fall 2022 anime season.

It might have taken some time, but Blue Lock appears to be getting ready for its television premiere. It was just a matter of time before the crew of the eagerly anticipated anime broke their silence on its debut as the fall season approached.

And today, a brand-new Blue Lock trailer has debuted online, confirming the premiere date for the sports anime!

New Blue Lock trailer and key visual

A new trailer, a key visual, and the October 2022 premiere date for Blue Lock anime were all released. It was made public through a special live webcast on ABEMA TV.

The series is being animated by Studio 8bit, under the direction of Tetsuaki Watanabe. The theme songs unveiled in the new trailer are “Chaos ga Kiwamaru” (opening) by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN and “WINNER” (ending) by Shugo Nakamura.

This show is a must-watch if you enjoy series like Haikyu or Kokoro’s Basketball!

Check out the sensational trailer below:

Blue Lock’s latest trailer

Additionally, the public was introduced to new cast members and a key visual for Blue Lock.

Blue Lock's new key visual
Blue Lock’s new key visual. Pic credit: Crunchyroll

The new Blue Lock cast members are:

  • Junichi Wanima (Ryota Suzuki)
  • Keisuke Wanima (Ryota Suzuki)
  • Sae Itoshi (Takahiro Sakurai)
  • Ikki Niko (Natsuki Hanae)

Blue Lock previously released several character trailers and other visuals for the anime’s cast and main characters. Characters included Isagi Yoichi (Kazuki Ura), Bachira Meguru (Tasuku Kaito), Rensuke Kunigami (Yuki Ono), Hyoma Chigiri (Soma Saito), Baro Shoei (Junichi Suwabe), and Tsurugi Zantetsu (Kazuyuki Okitsu), as well as a collaborative release for Seishiro Nagi (Nobunaka Shimazaki) and Reo Mikage (Yuma Uchida).

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Blue Lock manga and plot

The original manga is written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. It has been published in serial form since August 2018 in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine, which also publishes Fire Force, Edens Zero, and other series.

At the 45th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2021, the series also took home the prize for Best Shonen, which Tokyo Revengers had won the year before.

Kodansha has announced an English print publication for the summer of 2022.

Blue Lock Plot

The main character of Blue Lock is Yoichi Isagi, a young and promising striker who is one of the people selected for the Blue lock program. He gets the invitation just as he’s losing his cool over his team’s crushing defeat at the nationals.

He thinks they might have won if the player had made the decisive shot rather than handing the ball to his teammate. Yoichi can’t help but seize the chance to pursue his goal because it holds the potential to produce the best attackers in the league. However, what he will encounter is not your usual boot camp.

Blue Lock deviates from the standard teamwork concept, unlike other sports anime, even though the series’ central theme is a generally team-oriented sport. Unlike feel-good shows like Days and Haikyu!!, the anime is more akin to a battle royale with a sporting touch.

The athletes are compelled to compete with one another to hone their abilities with Jinpachi Ego and his singular point of view in charge. It turns into a case of survival of the fittest, just like other battle royale series.

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Even though the anime won’t necessarily depict death, the gruesome elimination process simulates it. After all, disqualified players from the Blue Lock will not be permitted to represent their nation in international soccer competitions.

Blue Lock, a soccer-themed anime, undermines the idea of teamwork and instead emphasizes individualism and egoism. It resembles deadly battle royale anime more than cheery, youthfully enthusiastic shonen anime.

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