In 2021, the popular sports manga series blue lock has teased fans about its potential release as an anime adaptation by Studio 8bit in 2022. Currently, it looks like the anime will be releasing sooner than expected with the show’s confirmed premiere date, a new sensational trailer and character visuals.
The previous year, blue padlock released a trailer, revealing the anime’s character visuals and possible events occurring in the series. Additionally, central characters such as Hyoma Chigiri, Rensuke Kuinigami, Yochi Isagi, and Meguru Bachira and their voice actors have also been revealed. However, new information from Blue lock’Its official website featured new cast members and visuals for the upcoming series.
blue lock The anime is based on the manga series written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. On Friday August 13, the official website confirmed that the anime is set to air on October 22. Although the particular day has not been specified, the anime will definitely debut in the latter part of the year. The anime is said to be directed by Tetsuaki Watanabe, a renowned director known for producing Haikyu!! which was created in 2014, and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortressin 2016. Filling the role of assistant director is Shunsuke Ishikawa, a cast member of 91 days, erased and Moriarty the patriot.
The supervisor and story writer is Taku Kishimoto, a core member of the anime production team of Don’t play with me, Miss Nagotoro, Fruit basket & Gintama. The concept advisor is Yutaka Uemura, the director of the popular anime Isekai, Saga of Tanya the Evil. The actor responsible for designing the characters and directing animation-related tasks is Masaru Shindo, who was on the staff of A certain magical clue, Durarara!! and Fruit basket. Other key cast members handling the animation and character design include Kenji Tanabe and Kento Toya. Finally, Jun Murayama, who arranged the theme song for Fate/kaleid Prisma liner☆Movie Illya: Sekka no Chikai and To stayI will manage blue locks musical composition.
Newly introduced cast members for the anime include:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka voicing Jingo Raichi
- Masatomo Nakazawa voices Wataru Kuon
- Shōya Chiba voicing Yūdai Imamura
- Daishi Kajita voicing Asahi Naruhaya
- Shugo Nakamura as Gin Gagamaru
- Hiroshi Kamiya voices Jinpachi Ego
- Eri Yukimura voicing Anri Teieri
- Kenichi Suzumura voicing Ryōsuke Kira
- Aoi Ichikawa voicing Gurimu Igarashi
- Ryūnosuke Watanuki voicing Okuhito Iemon
In 2018, the series director and assistant director featured the manga series in Weekly Shonen Magazine. Due to the success of the story, it won an award as Best Shonen Manga in Kodansha Annual Manga Awards in 2021. So fans can expect the anime to be an exciting watch when it premieres. in October 2022.
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Sources: Anime News Network and BlueLock official website
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