Manga sales explode thanks to the World Cup!

Thanks to the major football event and the anime adaptation which has gained traction in the anime community, sales of the original manga skyrocketed. Recent numbers show how popular Blue Lock has become over the past two weeks.

Creators Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura began the story of Blue Lock in 2018, with the anime adaptation’s first season debuting earlier this year battling for the top spot in new anime against competitors. as Spy x FamilyLycoris Recoil and chain saw man to only cite a few. The first lesson of the first season is due to end after the release of the twelfth episode. Luckily, given the anime adaptation’s success, a season 2 could be a sure winner, as many of the manga’s stories have yet to make it to the small screen.

Thanks in part to the World Cup and the continued success of the anime adaptation, Blue Lock has sold two million copies in the past two weeks, confirming its success.

What is the story of Blue Lock?

If you haven’t dipped into the Blue Lock universe yet, the first batch of episodes are currently available on Crunchyroll, with the streaming service having released an official description of this story that sees gamers ready to put their careers on the line. game to achieve glory:

“After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Team Japan is struggling to regroup. But what is missing? An absolute ace in attack, who can guide them to victory. The Japan Football Union is bent on creating a striker who is hungry for goals and thirsty for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument to overturn a lost match… and to do so, it brought together 300 of Japan’s best and brightest young players. Who will emerge to lead the team…and will they be able to out-muscle and out-maneuver all who stand in their way? »