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Upcoming football anime 'Blue Lock' releases PV of Shouei Barou

Updated: Oct 14

Barou is a member of Team X, the rival of Team Z. He is a tough, arrogant character who calls himself "King of the Pitch."


By: Nicole S. Castro on June 10, 2022 at 17:41 PHT

Upcoming football anime Blue Lock has released a character promotion video (PV) featuring Shouei Barou (CV: Junichi Suwabe).


The TV anime is scheduled to broadcast in October 2022 and is produced by Studio Eight Bit.

©Blue Lock PROJECT

Barou is a member of Team X, the rival of Team Z. He is a tough, arrogant character who calls himself "King of the Pitch."


The titular Blue Lock is the name of a project designed to groom young athletes into professional stardom by making them undergo a regimen designed to create the world's greatest egotist striker. The catch is that those who fail the project will never again be permitted to represent Japan.


Main Cast

  • Yoichi Isagi (CV: Kazuki Ura)

  • Meguru Bachira (CV: Tasuku Kaito)

  • Rensuke Kunigami (CV: Yūki Ono)

  • Hyōma Chigiri (CV: Soma Saito)

Cast (Team Z)

  • Jinpachi Ego (CV: Hiroshi Kamiya)

  • Wataru Kuon (CV: Masatomo Nakazawa)

  • Jingo Raichi (CV: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)

  • Yudai Imamura (CV: Shōya Chiba)

  • Gin Gagamaru (CV: Shugo Nakamura)

  • Asahi Naruhaya (CV: Daishi Kajita)

  • Okuhito Iemon (CV: Ryūnosuke Watanuki)

  • Gurimu Igarashi (CV: Aoi Ichikawa)

  • Ryosuke Kira (CV: Kenichi Suzumura)

  • Anri Teieri (CV: Eri Yukimura)



Blue Lock (Japanese: ブルーロック) is a Japanese manga series written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. It has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 2018. Blue Lock won the 45th Kodansha Manga Award in the shōnen category in 2021.


Staff

  • Original work: Muneyuki Kaneshiro, manga illustrations by Yusuke Nomura

  • Director: Tetsuaki Watanabe

  • Deputy Director: Shunsuke Ishikawa

  • Series composition, Screenplay: Taku Kishimoto

  • Story supervision: Muneyuki Kaneshiro

  • Concept advisor: Yutaka Uemura

  • Main character design: Yu Shindo

  • Character design and animation directors: Kenji Tanabe, Kento Toya

  • Chief action director: Hisashi Tojima

  • Action director: Hiromi Sakamoto

  • Props design: Kaori Okitsu, Hisashi Tojima

  • Costume design: Yuri Nakajima

  • Drawing special effects: Akane

  • Color design: Sakura Komatsu

  • Special effects: Kanako Yamada

  • Art setting: Shinji Sugiyama

  • Art director: Sawako Takagi

  • Background: Studio Wyeth

  • Cinematographer: Yasuhiro Asagi

  • Photography: Chiptune

  • 3DCG Director: Norimitsu Hirosawa

  • 3DCG: Aura Studio

  • Visual concept: Toshiyuki Yamashita (Hyperbole)

  • Special effects processing: Toshiyuki Yamashita, Rina Mitsuzumi

  • 2DCG monitor graphics: Keiichi Asano (emitai)

  • Editor: Mai Hasegawa (Editz)

  • Sound director: Fumiyuki Gou

  • Sound production: Bit Groove Promotion

  • Music: Jun Murayama

  • Animation producer: Tsuyoshi Hirano

  • Animation production: Eight Bit


Synopsis

In 2018, the Japanese national team finished 16th in the FIFA World Cup. As a result, the Japanese Football Union hires the soccer enigma Ego Jinpachi. His master plan to lead Japan to stardom is Blue Lock, a training regimen designed to create the world's greatest egotist striker. Those who fail Blue Lock will never again be permitted to represent Japan. Yoichi Isagi, an unknown high school student, decides to join the program in order to become the best player in the world. (from Wikipedia)





Source: Blue Lock official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie

 

NICOLE S. CASTRO

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Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.



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