This coming season will have something for sports anime fans to enjoy. If you’re unfamiliar with Blue Lock, what makes it intriguing is that it deviates from the typical topics seen in a sports anime. Get ready for the first episode of Blue Lock with this complete guide to the premiere.
In the Event that The First Episode of Blue Lock Gets Released
The premiere of Episode 1 of Blue Lock will air in the United States on October 8. The Japanese airing time for the episode is Sunday, October 9 at 1:30 am local time.
Crunchyroll is broadcasting the episodes simultaneously around the world. We don’t know when it will air just yet because Crunchyroll hasn’t announced it. Approximately 1.5 hours after the episode airs in Japan, it will be subtitled in English. This would correspond to the following periods in the United States:
2:00 p.m. ET
1:00 p.m. CT
11:00 a.m. PT
Streaming Locations for Blue Lock
In the future, you can watch Blue Lock on Crunchyroll. The Blue Lock manga is a collaboration between Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura. Beginning in 2018, the manga has been serialised in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine.
The Kodansha Manga Award for shonen was given to the series in 2021. The anime is being produced by Studio 8bit. Producer/director Tetsuaki Watanabe (Haikyuu!!) is on board for this project. The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments’ Shunsuke Ishikawa will serve as assistant director. Both the opening and closing themes are performed by musicians: Unison Square Garden for the former, and Shugo Nakamura for the latter.
After a devastating loss at the 2018 World Cup, the Japanese team is having trouble getting back on track. But then, what’s lacking? Someone who is a true master at striking, and can help them win.
The Japan Football Union’s stated purpose is to “develop a striker who craves goals and yearns for success, and who can be the game-changing factor in turning around a losing match.” according to the official plot summary. And 300 of Japan’s most promising young athletes have assembled to help them accomplish it. When will a leader emerge from among… and will they have enough muscle and ego to overcome any opposition?”
The Meaning of Blue Lock
When the Japanese national football team repeatedly performs poorly at the World Cup, the Japanese Football Association (JFA) realises that it must make drastic adjustments to the team’s underlying structure. Jinpachi Ego, an eccentric coach hired by the association because he thinks the squad must have a world-class striker, is hired. Ego gathers 300 of the best strikers in the country and locks them up in a prison-like facility known as the Blue Lock while he searches for the proper talent.
The Storyline of Blue Lock 2
The second episode of Blue Lock has a mystery plot as of right now. With that in mind, we’ve included a brief overview of the show below so you know what to anticipate:
After Japan’s disappointing loss to Belgium in the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, JFA manager Anri Teieri concludes that her colleagues are just interested in monetary gain, despite your desire for Japan to win the World Cup.
Where Can I Find Blue Lock Episode 2?
The only consistent streaming source for Blue Lock is Crunchyroll. The series is available on Crunchyroll on a regular basis through simulcast, but it is broadcast in Japanese with English subtitles.
Blue Lock is also available on some other streaming platforms, but you won’t have access to the most recent episodes because they aren’t updated very often. Not all regions of the world have access to Blue Lock episodes on Crunchyroll, so keep that in mind.