Blue Lock has finally made its complete anime adaptation premiere as part of the new surge of anime debuting this Fall. The series’ opening theme sequence has debuted, accompanying the first episode!
Among a crowded lineup of excellent properties, the leading sports offering this time around is the adaption based on Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura’s original manga series. This competitive soccer series is unlike many others; its premiere demonstrated how intense it is. This has a similarly stressful beginning theme section.
Blue Lock’s new theme
Blue Lock’s first episode aired with only its opening theme sequence playing throughout the end credits (which means no ending theme sequence debut yet), and it teased all of the faces fans will see during Isagi’s trials in the titular Blue Lock facility. The opening theme sequence, titled “Chaos ga Kiwamaru” and performed by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN, has been posted with a creditless version on the series’ YouTube channel.
You can see it for yourself here:
If you want to see Blue Lock’s new episodes as they are broadcast in Japan, Crunchyroll now has them available for streaming.
Why Blue Lock has garnered so much hype
Blue Lock, based on the same name manga, is already generating a lot of buzz and excitement. This is especially unusual given that it is a sports anime; while these series have their followers, the number of individuals interested in a soccer anime is not typical.
The manga’s enormous popularity, how the tale utterly upends sports anime assumptions, and the rather stunning animation shown in previews all contribute to the high enthusiasm. Here’s why fans are already kicking and screaming over Blue Lock, which will be released in less than two months.
Blue Lock may appear to be a standard soccer manga until its tournament-style basis is exposed. This, combined with the tension throughout the narrative, places it considerably closer to a shonen battle manga than a traditional sports book. The Blue Lock anime is off to a good start with the hype and sales driving the manga.
The animation quality in the first episode was also superb, which is a far cry from several current anime that had significantly awful animation. The animation was created by Eight Bit, the same studio that worked on the popular That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime adaption, lending credence to Blue Lock’s potential excellence.
Tense soccer situations will leap off the screen thanks to precise animation, thrilling spectators in a way that more realistic soccer anime would not. With all of this potential, it’s easy to see why fans of the manga and newbies alike are excited to watch Blue Lock.
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