Blue Lock, the football manga written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yūsuke Nomura, it will become an anime.
Below we can admire the promotional video of the announcement.
Blue Lock anime adaptation announced
The announcement revealed both the studio that will take care of the adaptation, that is 8-Bit, that the release of the anime expected for 2022.
Tetsuaki Watanabe (Powerful Pro Yakyū Powerful Kōkō-hen) directs the anime at 8-Bit Studio with Shunsuke Ishikawa as assistant director. Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu !!, Silver Spoon, 2019 Fruits Basket) is supervising and writing the script while Kaneshiro (author of the original manga) is supervising the story. Yutaka Uemura (director of Saga of Tanya the Evil) is the concept advisor.
Plot of the manga
After the disastrous expedition of the Japan national team to the 2018 World Cup, the representative of the Rising Sun is struggling to regroup. What the Japanese national team is missing is a deadly striker, a striker who can solve the most difficult matches and overturn the matches that now seem lost. The Japanese football federation (Japan Football Union) thus embarks on a program with the aim of finding young and promising players in view of the 2022 world cup.
Isagi Yōichi, a forward, receives the invitation to participate in this program, just after his team loses the opportunity to enter the national teams because of him, who in the decisive moment passed the ball to a less experienced teammate instead of trying to pull himself.
The coach of the program will be Ego Jinpachi, whose goal is to “destroy Japan’s underdog football” with a revolutionary method: to isolate 300 young and promising strikers in a prison-like structure called “Blue Lock” and subject them to a rigorous training aimed at creating “the most selfish and best striker in the world”.
The manga Blue Lock, which at home won the 45th Kodansha Manga Award in the best shounen category, it will arrive in Italy thanks to Panini Comics under the label Planet Manga.