One of the best things about anime is the diversity of genre it provides to you that you can find an anime about literally anything you can think of including cooking, gambling, fishing, boating and sports stories are actually one of the most popular themes you will probably see. Anime for years has been used to represent various sports such as Volleyball in “Haikyuu”, basketball in “Slam Dunk and water polo in “Re-Main“. And now there is a new upcoming series that the fans of the sports genre definitely will love called “Blue Lock“, a soccer-themed anime based on the manga by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura.
Blue Lock is a totally different football anime in comparison to Ao Ashi and Captain Tsubasa solely focusing solely on one playing position – The Striker. Blue Lock’s story starts with when Japan loses to Germany in the World Cup in a shameless manner the Japanese Football Association launches a new rigorous training program to find the national team’s next striker. Three hundred high school players are pitted against each other for the position, but there is only one of them can be selected.
Here is everything we know about Season 1 of the anime “Blue Lock”:
What is the release date of Blue Lock?
Blue Lock anime is set to premiere on October 9, 2022, at 1:30 AM JST on Japanese TV channels and local streaming services and is confirmed to run for 24 episodes starting October 9, 2022 till March 19, 2023 with a new episode releasing every Sunday.
Based on this information, the release schedule for various international regions will be as follows:
Pacific Daylight Time: 7:30 am PDTCentral Daylight Time: 11:30 am CDTEastern Daylight Time: 12:30 am EDTBritish Standard Time: 5:30 pm BSTIndian Standard Time: 10 pm ISTCentral European Summer Time: 6:30 pm CESTAustralian Central Daylight Time: 12 pm ACDTPhilippines Time: 12:30 pm PHT
Countdown for Next Blue Lock Episode:
A new episode Blue Lock will be out on streaming websites once this countdown will end.
What is Blue Lock about?
The story starts when the Japanese national team finished 16th in the FIFA World Cup. As a result, the Japanese Football Union hires the soccer enigma Ego Jinpachi. His master plan to lead Japan to stardom is Blue Lock, a training regimen designed to create the world’s greatest egotist striker. Those who fail Blue Lock will never again be permitted to represent Japan. Yoichi Isagi, an unknown high school soccer player who is conflicted about his playing style, decides to join the program in order to become the best player in the world.
Blue Lock Anime Release Schedule
Blue Lock will have 24 episodes, and a new episode will release every Wednesday. Here’s the episode list and the expected air dates of each episode:
List of EpisodesRelease DateEpisode 1October 9, 2022Episode 2October 16, 2022Episode 3October 23, 2022Episode 4October 29, 2022Episode 5November 6, 2022Episode 6November 13, 2022Episode 7November 20, 2022Episode 8November 27, 2022Episode 9December 7, 2022Episode 10December 4, 2022Episode 11December 11, 2022Episode 12December 18, 2022Episode 13December 25, 2022Episode 14January 8, 2023Episode 15January 15, 2023Episode 16January 22, 2023Episode 17January 29, 2023Episode 18February 5, 2023Episode 19February 12, 2023Episode 20February 19, 2023Episode 21February 26, 2023Episode 22March 5, 2023Episode 23March 12, 2023Episode 24March 19, 2023
Where to watch Blue Lock Season 1 online? Is it available on Crunchyroll, DisneyPlus or Netflix?
Fans in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil can enjoy the latest episodes of Blue Lock officially on Crunchyroll and VRV in both English dub and sub. And fans in southeast Asia can watch it on Aniplus Asia Network and Bilibili.
The series is also currently available on Amazon Prime, Netflix and Disney+ exclusively in Japan and might be added to worldwide streaming very soon.
Meanwhile, the Ani-One youtube channel is streaming the show in south-East Asia with subtitles in English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, Malay and Vietnamese.
The episodes will first air on TV Asahi in Japan and then will arrive on online streaming platforms within the next 1-2 hours.
Pacific Time: 9-10 AMCentral Time: 11-12 AM Eastern Time: 12-1 PM British Time: 5-6 PM Indian Time: 10-11 PM
How many episodes season 1 of Blue Lock will have?
The Blue Lock Season 1 is confirmed to run for 24 Episodes as per the official site. The anime series will air from October 9, 2022, to March 19, 2023, and a new episode will be released every Sunday at 1:30 AM JST.report this ad
Blue Lock English Dub Release and Cast
Crunchyroll is also releasing the series in English dub with a two weeks gap between the Japanese dub version. Following are the announced dub cast members:
Ricco Fajardo as IsagiDerick Snow as EgoDrew Breedlove as BachiraAlex Hom as KunigamiAaron Dismuke as ChigiriLee George as GagamaruAlejandro Saab as SaeMatthew David Rudd as BaroKasi Hollowell as AnriKyle Igneczi as IgarashiAaron Campbell as RaichiMark Allen Jr. as KuonAnthony DiMascio as IemonSpencer Liles as NaruhayaJesse Pinnick as ImamuraDavid Matranga as IkkiMonty Thompson a OkawaGarrett Schenck as BuratsutaBill Jenkins as IsseiKatie Stone as IyoBlake Shepard as KiraCole Feuchter as Tada
Staff details of the anime
Directed byTetsuaki WatanabeShunsuke IshikawaWritten byTaku KishimotoMusic byJun MurayamaStudioEight BitLicensed byCrunchyrollOriginal networkTV AsahiEnglish networkAnimax AsiaOriginal runOctober 9, 2022 – March 19, 2023Number of Episodes24
Is Blue Lock available on Netflix?
Blue Lock is currently available on Netflix but only exclusive to Japan where the episodes are added on weekly basis. The series will be added to the worldwide catalogue once all the episodes will be out.
Is Blue Lock a Boys-Love, Yaoi or Gay anime?
Blue Lock is classified as a Shonen-Sports anime and doesn’t have any romance or elements of the Boys-Love genre. However, the show is still quite popular in queer and shipping community.
Is the Blue Lock manga finished?
No, the Blue Lock manga by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura is still ongoing and has published 22 volumes so far with the latest one released on December 16, 2022. The twenty-third volume is set to hit markets in March 2023. The series also has an ongoing manga spin-off manga titled Blue Lock: Episode Nagi by Kōta Sannomiya.
More about Blue Lock Anime:
Written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura, Blue Lock is a Japanese Soccor manga serialised in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine since August 2018. The series has been collected in 19 volumes so far and is still ongoing.
An anime adaptation by Studio 8Bit premiered in October 2022. The series also has inspired a spin-off manga titled “Blue Lock: Episode Nagi”.
After failing to win the World Cup, there’s unrest in the Japanese Soccer community. Many of the older patrons of the sport aren’t too disturbed by the lack of trophies, but newcomer Anri Teiri is furious – and she’s determined to fix what she sees as the problem with Japanese players. To that end, she hires maverick trainer Jinpachi Ego, who devises a strange yet rigorous plan: he takes the three hundred best young soccer players in the country, sends them to a state-of-the-art training facility, and whittles them down until he has the absolute best striker in the nation.
Yoichi Isagi is one of the boys chosen for the camp. He may be number 299 out of 300, but nothing – and no one – is going to stand in his way of coming out on top.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Blue Lock anime:
When is the release date for Blue Lock anime?
Blue Lock anime is set to premiere on October 9, 2022, at 1:30 AM JST on Japanese TV channels and local streaming services.
How many episodes will Blue Lock have in Season 1?
Blue Lock Season 1 will have 24 episodes, with a new episode releasing every Sunday.
What is the story of Blue Lock anime about?
Blue Lock anime follows the story of Yoichi Isagi, an unknown high school soccer player, who joins a rigorous training program to become the next striker for the Japanese national team. The program, called Blue Lock, is designed to create the world’s greatest egotist striker.
Where can I watch Blue Lock anime online?
Fans in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil can enjoy the latest episodes of Blue Lock on Crunchyroll and VRV in both English dub and sub. Fans in Southeast Asia can watch it on Aniplus Asia Network and Bilibili. The series is also available on Amazon Prime, Netflix and Disney+ in Japan, and may be added to worldwide streaming soon.
Is there an English dub available for Blue Lock anime?
Yes, and fans in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil can watch Blue Lock anime on Crunchyroll and VRV in both English dub and sub.
Will Blue Lock anime be available on Netflix?
Blue Lock anime is currently available on Netflix in Japan, and may be added to worldwide streaming soon.
What is the main character’s name?
The main character’s name is Yoichi Isagi.
How often blue lock episodes are updated?
A blue lock episode is released every Sunday.
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