Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: January 19, 2022 at 19:00 PHT (GMT+8)
Upcoming soccer anime Blue Lock has released a character promotion video (PV) for protagonist Yoichi Isagi.
The TV anime is scheduled to broadcast within 2022 and is produced by Studio Eight Bit.
The PV shows Yoichi's thirst for victory as he takes the risk of participating in the intense training camp Blue Lock for a place to represent Japan's national team.
Kazuki Ura (浦和希) as Yoichi Isagi
Tasuku Kaito (海渡翼) as Meguru Bachira
Yūki Ono (小野友樹) as Rensuke Kunigami
Sōma Saitō (斉藤壮馬) as Hyōma Chigiri
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.
Synopsis from MAL:
After reflecting on the current state of Japanese soccer, the Japanese Football Association decides to hire the enigmatic and eccentric coach Jinpachi Ego to achieve their dream of winning the World Cup. Believing that Japan has lacked an egoistic striker hungry for goals, Jinpachi initiates the Blue Lock—a prison-like facility where three hundred talented strikers from high schools all over Japan are isolated and pitted against each other. The sole survivor of Blue Lock will earn the right to become the national team's striker, and those who are defeated shall be banned from joining the team forever.
Selected to join this risky project is Yoichi Isagi, a striker who failed to bring his high school soccer team to the national tournament. After choosing to pass to a teammate who missed instead of scoring on his own, he could not help but wonder if the results would have been different had he been more selfish. Using this golden opportunity given by the Blue Lock Project, Yoichi aims to clear his doubts and chase his ultimate desire—to become the greatest striker in the world and lead Japan to World Cup glory.