Blue Lock has become a mass phenomenon that seems to have risen to stardom to amply stay.
The ” Blue Lock ” anime is, by far, one of the most successful that the industry has produced at the soccer level. Because yes, it is true that there are brands like manga that have worked very well, but if you remove “Captain Tsubasa” and “Inazuma Eleven” in anime… the truth is that you run out of content a bit. However, the story that puts Isagi Yoichi at the forefront of the action has proven to be a mass success that does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon .
That being said, for those of you who are still unclear on exactly what “Blue Lock” is and what to expect from the anime, here are a few key points .
What is the history of Blue Lock? What is the anime about?
- Reduced to its most basic form, the Blue Lock anime has only one goal: to find and forge a goal-hungry Japanese striker who will allow domestic soccer to finally compete head-to-head with the international superpowers .
- How do you intend to achieve something like this? Well, precisely by starting the ‘Blue Lock ‘ program.
- This program essentially serves to train young players who can lead the forward of the Japanese team eventually. Of course, from the first moment something is very clear: all those who fail will be strictly prohibited from being part of the Japan team in the future .
- To make sure that this macabre plan really comes to fruition, the Japanese soccer committee decides to assign coach Jinpachi Ego as the overall manager of it all. And what is the essence of the tests that this coach poses? Well, find that pure egoism of a striker who shapes a killer in the area .
- This is how Blue Lock starts with hundreds of young Japanese in a scenario like few others , the one that will raise them up as the future of soccer in their country… or the one that will bury them forever, having to abandon all hopes they had of participating in the elite.
Who are the main characters of Blue Lock?
Beyond Jinpachi Ego, who is in charge of the “Blue Lock” project, obviously what is truly relevant are the players that are part of it . The big names that you should keep in mind are these:
- Yoichi Isagi : The protagonist of the anime. Isagi is a footballer who does not stand out for his physique or technique, but who has an understanding of the game like few others . In addition, he also shows a supernatural talent to adapt to the playing conditions and assimilate new strategic possibilities to create scoring chances.
- Meguru Bachira : One of the most relevant secondary characters of Blue Lock. Bachira’s soccer is characterized by having a series of advanced dribbling techniques that allow him to easily overcome one opponent after another.
- Rensuke Kunigami : Another of the characters we quickly come into contact with in Blue Lock. He is characterized by having a powerful physique and his main tool in front of goal is a powerful mid-range shot.
- Hyoma Chigiri : Chigiri is one of the main secondary characters, and has a clear strong point: his speed . Thanks to his power in his sprint, Chigiri is able to leave his opponents behind him to thus fall on clear scoring chances.
- Shoei Baro – Baro is one of the most intimidating forwards in all of Blue Lock. He plays an anarchic football in which he is the only law, which he applies through almost unparalleled physical power and a long-range shot that allows him to be a goal threat with great ease.
- Seishiro Nagi : Nagi is a natural soccer genius who spends only a few months playing before joining the Blue Lock project. Nagi stands out above all for his ability to control the ball in unlikely situations , making him create a goal scenario out of nowhere.
- Rin Itoshi : Rin is a player with very similar conditions to Isagi, except that in addition to having a magnificent reading of the game, he also has a very high level of technical quality and physical condition . He is essentially a striker with no weaknesses.
And this is all you need to know about the “Blue Lock” anime in case you haven’t heard of it. It is important to note that the soccer depicted in anime is highly surreal and given more to the epic scenes that characterize works of shonen demographics . However, if you don’t mind the lack of realism, the truth is that here is one of the most absolutely crazy football stories you will find.