Blue Lock Episode 6 screenshots, story synopsis tease fierce battle against twin soccer players

Blue Lock Episode 6 screenshot, featuring freaked out Isagi, Bachira, and Kunigami when they discover a teammate's betrayal.
Blue Lock Episode 6 screenshot, featuring freaked out Isagi, Bachira, and Kunigami when they discover a teammate’s betrayal. Pic credit:

The Blue Lock Episode 6 release date is on November 12, 2022!

Crunchyroll is streaming Blue Lock in its original Japanese language with English subtitles.

On November 9, 2022, the official website for the anime adaptation of Muneyuki Kaneshiro (story) and (illustrations) Yusuke Nomura’s Blue Lock sports, thriller manga released 5 screenshots and synopsis for Blue Lock Episode 6 titled “I’m Sorry”.

What is the plot of Blue Lock Episode 6?

Blue Lock Episode 6 screenshot, featuring Team Z's strategist Kuon.
Blue Lock Episode 6 screenshot, featuring Team Z’s strategist Kuon. Pic credit:

After the match against Team Y, Isagi has risen in the rankings and become the center of Team Z. Isagi doesn’t want to be left behind by his fellow teammates and decides he needs to concentrate on building up his endurance so he’ll be ready for the moment when he smells a goal. That’s the only way he can make his invisible weapon stand out.

Their next opponents will be Team W, led by the Wanima Twins, Keisuke Wanima and Junichi Wanima, who stand in their way with their eye contact, which allows them to communicate their next moves, and formidable combinations.

Kuon, Team Z’s strategist, comes up with a plan on how to deal with the twins, which he dubs “Operation 3X3 All Stars”. They will change formations 3 times, giving 30 minutes to groups of three that have compatible weapons.

Blue Lock Episode 6 screenshot, featuring one of the twins Keisuke Wanima, goading Chigiri.
Blue Lock Episode 6 screenshot, featuring one of the twins Keisuke Wanima, goading Chigiri. Pic credit:

On the field, the twins challenge Hyoma Chigiri, who used to play on the same team as them, and this touches on past trauma. The twins mock Chigiri with his nickname “The Glass Prodigy” and say he should be careful or else he’ll injure his glass leg again.

Blue Lock Episode 6 screenshot, featuring one of the twins Junichi Wanima mocking Chigiri.
Blue Lock Episode 6 screenshot, featuring one of the twins Junichi Wanima mocking Chigiri. Pic credit:

Chigiri, who claimed to have joined Blue Lock in order to find a good reason to “give up” soccer, gets temporarily psyched out, but Isagi tells Chigiri he doesn’t care about his past and only cares about the present Chigiri, who is a member of Team Z.

Blue Lock Episode 6 screenshot, featuring a shocked Igaguri when he discovers a teammate's betrayal.
Blue Lock Episode 6 screenshot, featuring a shocked Igaguri when he discovers a teammate’s betrayal. Pic credit:

All around them Team Z is stepping up to take on the twins, including Igaguri.

Meanwhile, Team Z takes the lead in the match thanks to Wataru Kuon’s performance. Everyone is excited by the good start to the match, but Igashi “smells” something strange on the field. Will Chigiri reveal what his weapon was? We’ll have to wait until Blue Lock Episode 6 in order to find out!

What is the plot of Blue Lock?

The Blue Lock trailer begins by explaining how in 2018, the Japanese national team finished 16th in the FIFA World Cup – a disastrous defeat. The Japanese Football Union regroups and decides to hire the soccer enigma, bowl-haircut sporting, Ego Jinpachi (voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya in the trailer) to help them figure out what their team is missing.

Ego Jinpachi’s master plan to lead Japan to stardom is Blue Lock – a training regimen designed to create the world’s greatest egotist strike or “Ace Striker” whose responsibility would be to guide the team to a win as its leader. In order to create a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, the Japan Football Union gathers 300 of Japan’s best, brightest, and incredibly eccentric youth players.

The story centers on a high school soccer player named Yoichi Isagi, who has a unique play style, and feels he’s hit a wall by himself. He decides to join the program in order to test himself and aim for the top.

However, those who fail Blue Lock won’t be permitted to represent Japan ever again, and the other potential striker candidates are ready to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way. Will Yoichi have what it takes to become an Ace Striker?

Fans of the sports anime Kuroko no Basketball are sure to enjoy this 24-episode-long anime, which premiered on October 8, 2022, on TV Asahi and its affiliates in the “NUMAnimation” programming block in Japan. Crunchyroll will also be airing the Japanese version of the series with English subtitles on October 8, 2022. The Blue Lock English dub release date is TBA.

On September 23, 2022, the first two episodes of Blue Lock were screened in 10 theaters in Japan and will continue to be available for patrons until October 6.

Who are the Blue Lock cast members?

Blue Lock cast members include:

  • Tasuku Kaito – Meguru Bachira
  • Kazuki Ura – Yoichi Isagi
  • Yuuki Ono – Rensuke Kunigami
  • Souma Saitou – Hyouma Chigiri
  • Masatomo Nakazawa – Wataru Kuon
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka – Jingo Raichi
  • Shouya Chiba – Yuudai Imamura
  • Shugo Nakamura – Gin Gagamaru
  • Daishi Kajita – Asahi Naruhaya
  • Ryuunosuke Watanuki – Okuhito Iemon
  • Aoi Ichikawa – Gurimu Igarashi
  • Kenichi Suzumura – Ryousuke Kira
  • Hiroshi Kamiya – Jinpachi Ego
  • Eri Yukimura – Anri Teieri
  • Junichi Suwabe – Shouei Barou
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu – Zantetsu Tsurugi
  • Natsuki Hanae – Ikki Niko
  • Ryouta Suzuki – Junichi Wanima and Keisuke Wanima
  • Takahiro Sakurai – Sae Itoshi
  • Kouki Uchiyama – Rin Itoshi
  • Katsuyuki Konishi – Jyubei Aryu
  • Shinnosuke Tachibana – Aoshi Tokimitsu

Who are the members of the production team?

Blue Lock production team members include:

  • Director – Tetsuaki Watanabe (Powerful Pro Yakyuu Powerful Koukou-hen)
  • Animation – 8-Bit
  • Assistant Director – Shunsuke Ishikawa
  • Scriptwriter – Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!, Silver Spoon, Fruits Basket 2019)
  • Story Supervisor – Muneyuki Kaneshiro
  • Concept Advisor – Yutaka Uemura (Saga of Tanya the Evil director)
  • Main Character Designer and Chief Animation Director – Masaru Shindou (Fruits Basket, Macross Delta, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
  • Other Character Designers and Chief Animation Directors – Kenji Tanabe and Kento Toya
  • Action Director – Hisashi Tojima
  • Music Composer – Jun Murayama

Where can I read the Blue Lock manga?

The sports, thriller Blue Lock is written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. On August 1, 2018, the series began publication in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine, and its chapters have been collected into individual tankobon volumes. On November 16, 2018, the first volume was released by Kodansha. Twenty volumes have been released as of July 15, 2022.

The English version of the manga was licensed by Kodansha USA and it began its digital release in North America on March 16, 2021. In January 2022, Kodansha USA announced they would release the manga in print volumes.

The popular sports manga has also been published in other languages worldwide, including France by Pika Edition, Germany by Kaze, Taiwan by Tong Li Publishing, South Korea by Haksan Publishing, Italy by Panini Comics, Spain by Planeta DeAgostini, Thailand by Vibulkij Publishing, Indonesia by Elex Media Komputindo, and Argentina by Editorial Ivrea.

In 2021, the Blue Lock manga won the Best Shonen Manga award in Kodansha’s 45th annual manga awards.

On June 9, 2022, a spin-off manga focusing on the character Seishiro Nagi titled Blue Lock: Episode Nagi began serialization in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. Kouta Sannomiya wrote and illustrated the spin-off manga.

The Blue Lock franchise is also inspiring a smartphone game titled Blue Lock Project: World Champion, which will be a soccer training simulation. Pre-registration starts in Fall.

Takumi Minamino, who plays soccer for AS Monaco and the Japanese national team, has become Blue Lock’s official “ambassador” and “honorary captain”.

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