news culture Blue Lock: a promising third trailer for the anime that mixes football and battle royale
A mixture of football and battle royale, Blue Lock is a manga that is making a strong impression in Japan and is one of the works to watch. And that’s good, since Bandai Namco today released a video presentation of one of its characters.
- Blue Lock: a promising animation faithful to the manga
- Blue Lock: the new benchmark for sports manga?
Blue Lock: a promising animation faithful to the manga
It’s one of the anime series that completes an already busy 2022 schedule. Between season 2 of Demon Slayer, the ultimate part of The attack of the Titans and big upcoming blockbusters like season 6 of My Hero Academia, Blue Lock is part of a restricted circle: that of manga that work and whose first animated adaptation is expected this year alongside chain saw man, Hell’s Paradise or SpyFamily.
It was just this morning that Bandai Namco released a third teaser for Blue Lock, available at the top of this article. It briefly introduces one of the main protagonists of the manga: it is Meguru Bachira, whose facial animation and dubbing transcribe the character’s aura of unhealthy genius. But to be sure, we will have to wait for the anime whose release has no precise date except that it is expected this year. It’s 8-bit, the animation studio behind Me, when I reincarnated as Slimewho is in charge.
Blue Lock: the new benchmark for sports manga?
The manga has everything to seduce since it mixes two themes that are a hit: that of football and that of battle royale. The manga, scripted by Kaneshiro Muneyuki and drawn by Nomura Yusuke, takes place in Japan in 2018. The national team has just been eliminated early, which angers the Japan Football Union. The latter is tired of being a second-class football team and decides to change things by setting up the Blue Lock. This is a special program designed to recruit the best high school student striker in the archipelago. 300 promising teenagers are then pre-selected and must show their scoring skills, often to the detriment of the collective. The problem ? The candidates, eliminated as they go along, can no longer play football in their lives.
A synopsis that clearly seduces the Japanese since the manga is in its seventeenth volume there. In France, it was published three years later by the publisher Pika and received its sixth volume at the beginning of February. The perfect opportunity to get started before the potential box of the animated adaptation: as we know, manga sales are helped a lot by their serial porting. However, this is not the case with Blue Lock: at the end of the last week of January, it was the eighth best-selling manga in Japan with 45,000 copies. A better result than Haikyuu, THE sports manga of the moment.
Through CharlanmhgWriting jeuxvideo.com