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'Blue Lock' TV Anime Reveals Supporting Cast, First Promo, Fall 2022 Premiere

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May 13, 7:38 AM
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The official website of the television anime adaptation of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yuusuke Nomura's Blue Lock manga revealed on Friday ten supporting cast members, a key visual (pictured), and the first promotional video. The anime is scheduled to premiere in October 2022 on TV Asahi and its 24 affiliated station's NUMAnimation programming block.

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Wataru Kuon: Masatomo Nakazawa (Given)
Jingo Raichi: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Days (TV))
Yuudai Imamura: Shouya Chiba (All Out!!)
Gin Gagamaru: Shuugo Nakamura (Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy)
Asahi Naruhaya: Daishi Kajita (SD Gundam World Heroes)
Iemon Okuhito: Ryuunosuke Watanuki (Mob Psycho 100)
Gurimi Igarashi: Aoi Ichikawa (Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu)
Ryousuke Kira: Kenichi Suzumura (Captain Tsubasa (2018))
Jinpachi Ego: Hiroshi Kamiya (Haikyuu!!)
Anri Teieri: Eri Yukimura (Leadale no Daichi nite)

Tetsuaki Watanabe (Mahoujin Guruguru (2017) assistant director) is helming the anime at animation studio 8bit. Taku Kishimoto (Haikyuu!!) is handling the series composition and penning the script. Yuu Shindou (Macross Δ), Kenji Tanabe (Binbougami ga!), and Kento Toya (Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu) are designing the characters. Jun Murayama (Re-Main ending theme arrangement) is composing the music.

Kaneshiro and Nomura began serializing the soccer manga in Weekly Shounen Magazine in August 2018. Kodansha published the 18th volume on March 17, with the 19th volume scheduled to ship on May 17. Blue Lock has a cumulative 8.3 million copies of its volumes in circulation.

Kodansha US licensed the manga in English for digital release in January and published the 12th volume on March 15. The 13th volume will ship on May 17.

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I'm lowkey worried and uncertain about the soccer animation because they seem to put more detail onto the facial expressions but only time can tell to see the uncertainty for the better or worse.
 
 
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LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO
Definitely wasn’t expecting ego to sound like that, don’t know how to feel abt it. On the whole the voices go pretty well. Really like that theme they used in this and all the character pvs, go well with the egoistic theme. Key visual seems a bit underwhelming but wow that trailer was amazing. Obviously not the finished project but I’m very hopeful now, and confident the anime will be a success. Looks like they nailed the animation, and the scenery + character designs were top notch.

Pretty much as good as we could’ve hoped for, and surprising to say the least.

Also nice to see its this year, but I’m worried abt it having to compete with other huge anime.
 
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As you'd expect, the production is very weak. They are trying to go for more of a "moving-manga" approach so most manga fans are probably going to be satisfied. The most interesting thing about this is how it's coming out in Fall 2022 lmao. Dude, what is this season.

 
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Almost zero animation, not exited about this.
 
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FurySlasher said:
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO
Definitely wasn’t expecting ego to sound like that, don’t know how to feel abt it. On the whole the voices go pretty well. Really like that theme they used in this and all the character pvs, go well with the egoistic theme. Key visual seems a bit underwhelming but wow that trailer was amazing. Obviously not the finished project but I’m very hopeful now, and confident the anime will be a success. Looks like they nailed the animation, and the scenery + character designs were top notch.

Pretty much as good as we could’ve hoped for, and surprising to say the least.

Also nice to see its this year, but I’m worried abt it having to compete with other huge anime.

Agree with you, my friend!! I hope for huge amount of episodes!! More sport series to masses!!
 
 
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I'm going to give this a shot even though the animation is kind of stiff in some areas.
 
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The Fall season is officially goated now....Peak Soccer is here!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Production IG is the only studio I trust for any kind of sports anime. I don't have high hopes for this one.
 
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Is there anything left which isn't coming this fall?
 
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Isagi x Bachira bromance is coming, LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
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Isagi x Bachira bromance is coming, LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOO

Great news indeed!!
 
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Saw a tweet some time ago claiming this was gonna be co-produced by Crunchyroll, let's see if it its true...
 
 
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I hope it lives up to the manga since the manga is so good

Absolutely cant wait for this want it already lol

Also fall is super stacked has so many good shows coming out then

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Hiroshi Kamiya as Ego. Not what I expected.

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Production IG is the only studio I trust for any kind of sports anime. I don't have high hopes for this one.
OMG BASED BRO only trust IG animate sports anime
 
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Ah lelek lek lek - let's get it!
 
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Was this not already airing? Or is that some other football garbage?

Christ, this genre is repetitive. Worse than Isekai at this rate.
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I'm lowkey worried and uncertain about the soccer animation because they seem to put more detail onto the facial expressions but only time can tell to see the uncertainty for the better or worse.


Pretty much this.

Kento Toya is a Chief Animation Director though, so I'm still fairly excited.
 
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Actually, excited for this one there haven't been a lot of sports animes I've enjoyed besides Free and a few others so I'm defiantly checking this out can't wait for the manga as well.
 
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how do you tell football anime gonna flop? when they screw up big time with their captain tsubasa game with terrible fps and bad core gameplay.