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.
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.