Blue Lock
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Blue Lock, the worldwide famous soccer manga is coming back with an anime adaptation which is set to release on 2020.

The anime’s cast includes:

  • Tasuku Kaito as Meguru Bachira
  • Kazuki Ura as Yoichi Isagi
  • Yūki Ono as Rensuke Kunigami
  • Sōma Saitō as Hyōma Chigiri

The anime’s staff includes:

  • Masaru Shindō as the the main character designer and chief animation director
  • Kenji Tanabe and Kento Toya are also acharacter designers and chief animation directors
  • Hisashi Tojima as the chief action director
  • Hiromi Sakamoto as the action director
  • Jun Murayama as the music composer
  • Tetsuaki Watanabe as the director
  • Animation Studio: 8-Bit
  • Shunsuke Ishikawa as assistant director
  • Taku Kishimoto as the script supervisor
  • Kaneshiro is supervising the story
  • Yutaka Uemura as the concept advisor
  • Prop Design: Hisashi Higashijima, Yuri Nakajima, Kaori Kyōzu
  • Special Effects Animation Director: Akane
  • Color Key Artist: Sakura Komatsu
  • Art Design: Shinji Sugiyama
  • Art Director: Sawako Takagi
  • Backgrounds: Studio Wyeth
  • Composiing Director of Photography: Yoshihiro Asagi
  • Photography: Chiptune
  • 3D CG Director: Norimitsu Hirosawa
  • 3D CG: Aura Studio
  • Visual Concept: Toshiyuki Yamashita 
  • Special Effects Processing: Toshiyuki Yamashita, Rina Mitsuzumi
  • 2D CG Monitor Graphics: Yasukazu Asano
  • Editing: Mai Hasegawa 
  • Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go
  • Sound Producer: Bit Grooove Promotion
  • Animation Producer: Tsutomu Hirano

The manga is being published by Kodansha and it is portrayed as following:

“After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s team struggles to regroup. But what’s missing? An absolute Ace Striker, who can guide them to the win. The Japan Football Union is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument in turning around a losing match…and to do so, they’ve gathered 300 of Japan’s best and brightest youth players. Who will emerge to lead the team…and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way?”


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