Blue Lock Premiere proves that Anime’s new Haikyuu is here
Haikyuu ‘s the original manga race ended some time ago, and with currently no fifth season in sight, fans are looking forward to what new sports anime can potentially take the crown. Fortunately, Blue Lock’s big premiere with fans at Anime Expo proves that the next big sports juggernaut is on its way! Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura’s original Weekly Shonen Magazine series has quickly caught on with fans as it avoids the traditional type of sports manga vibe and focuses on the individual rather than the team mentality as a whole. It’s much more competitive than most, and it’s got fans watching the new anime later this year.
Although it will not be released until later this year, a few lucky fans attending a special panel for the series at Anime Expo have revealed that the first episode of Blue lockthe anime adaptation has met all their high standards. Reports from the audience from fans online have shared nothing but praise for the new series, and tease that the animation for the footballers competes with the kind of intense action fans have received in previous sports releases such as Haikyuu. Given the huge response to the series so far with only the first episode, it will probably jump quite high up on the most anticipated anime charts in the fall of 2022.
Blue lock is currently slated for a debut for everyone else in October as part of the anime plan for Fall 2022, and Crunchyroll will stream the series outside of Japan along with the launch (which BLUELOCK) in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East and the CIS. Crunchyroll teases the upcoming series as such:
“After a catastrophic defeat in the World Cup in 2018, Japan’s team is struggling to regroup. But what is missing? An absolute ace striker, who can guide them to victory. Japan’s football union is set to create a striker who is hungry for goals and thirsts for victory. , and who can be the decisive instrument for turning a losing match … and to do so they have gathered 300 of Japan’s best and best youth players.Who will show up to lead the team … and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way? “
Tetsuaki Watanabe will direct the new anime for 8-Bit, and the cast includes such as Tasuku Kaito as Meguru Bachira, Kazuki Ura as Yoichi Isagi, Yuki Ono as Rensuke Kunigami, Soma Saito as Hyoma Chigiri, Masatomo Nakazawa as Wataru Kuon, Yati Matsuoka as Jingo Raichi, Shoya Chiba as Yudai Imamura, Shugo Nakamura as Gin Gagamaru, Daishi Kajita as Asahi Naruhaya, Ryunosuke Watanuki as Okuhito Iemon, Aoi Ichikawa as Gurimu Igarashi, Kenichios as Kirinukgar Kamur, Yukimura as Anri Teieri, and Junichi Suwabe as Shouei Barou.
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