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Blue Lock

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Japanese: ブルーロック
English: Blue Lock
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Aug 1, 2018 to ?
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Sports Sports
Theme: Team Sports Team Sports
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Kaneshiro, Muneyuki (Story), Nomura, Yuusuke (Art)


Score: 8.501 (scored by 7916279,162 users)
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Ranked: #1502
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #54
Members: 175,010
Favorites: 13,118

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Blue Lock
Volume 1


After reflecting on the current state of Japanese soccer, the Japanese Football Association decides to hire the enigmatic and eccentric coach Jinpachi Ego to achieve their dream of winning the World Cup. Believing that Japan has lacked an egoistic striker hungry for goals, Jinpachi initiates the Blue Lock—a prison-like facility where three hundred talented strikers from high schools all over Japan are isolated and pitted against each other. The sole survivor of Blue Lock will earn the right to become the national team's striker, and those who are defeated shall be banned from joining the team forever.

Selected to join this risky project is Yoichi Isagi, a striker who failed to bring his high school soccer team to the national tournament. After choosing to pass to a teammate who missed instead of scoring on his own, he could not help but wonder if the results would have been different had he been more selfish. Using this golden opportunity given by the Blue Lock Project, Yoichi aims to clear his doubts and chase his ultimate desire—to become the greatest striker in the world and lead Japan to World Cup glory.

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Blue Lock has been published digitally in English by Kodansha Comics USA since March 16, 2021, and in print since June 21, 2022. The series has also been simulpub through K Manga. It has been published in French by Pika Édition since June 2, 2021.

In 2021, the series won the 45th Kodansha Manga Awards in the shounen category.



Nov 13, 2022
Preliminary (108/? eps)
Honestly, out of all the sports anime I have read or watched, this was by far the most interesting. It doesn't focus on "friendship" but rather the "selfishness" and "egoism" of each character. I think stories like these are more realistic because it brings out the true human nature in people. What I mean by this is that the selfishness and egoism of humans are displayed. The characters rely on their egoism throughout the manga to achieve their goal. The main character is very interesting and so are the people around him. I highly recommend this manga because each chapter is amazing! Props to the ...
Jun 29, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (73/? eps)
Lots of 'first time reviewers' for Blue Lock, huh. I have some thoughts.

I understand why one would enjoy Blue Lock. The art and characters are real pretty, and it's hype in the way of popular sports series like Haikyuu and Kuroko, in the way that definitely eventually guarantees an anime season or two.

I just can't help but feel that the series misses the point of football? Blue Lock is about owning up to your own selfishness and ego as a player in order to prove your superior football skillz.It's interesting but, the problem is that soccer is.. truly a team sport. It doesn't matter ...
Jun 20, 2021
Preliminary (135/? eps)
Blue Lock… is not a football manga. Blue Lock is to football as Dragon Ball Z is to martial arts. This is a superpowered battle shonen in a football skin, though that skin is, admittedly, absolutely gorgeous.

Now that’s not necessarily bad — Kuroko’s Basketball does the same thing pretty well — but Blue Lock is plagued by a myriad of other issues. Of these, the most pressing one in my mind is its focus on the idea of egoism. See, Blue Lock desperately wants to say something, and the something it lands on is the idea that the best football players are those that discard ...

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