Type: Fall 2022 Anime
Plot Summary: Having contemplated the existing state of Japanese soccer, the Japanese Football Association opts to enlist the mysterious and unconventional coach Jinpachi Ego in pursuit of their aspiration to secure victory in the World Cup. Jinpachi’s conviction lies in the absence of a highly ambitious striker in Japan, fervently seeking goals. To address this gap, he pioneers the Blue Lock endeavor—a facility reminiscent of a prison, where three hundred talented strikers from various high schools across Japan are sequestered and set against each other in competition. The solitary victor of the Blue Lock challenge gains the privilege to assume the mantle of the national team’s striker, while those vanquished face a lifetime ban from team inclusion. Chosen to participate in this daring initiative is Yoichi Isagi, a striker whose attempt to guide his high school soccer team to the national tournament fell short. Plagued by the decision to pass to a teammate instead of seizing the opportunity to score himself, he contemplates whether the outcome might have differed had he prioritized his own goal. Embracing this critical moment provided by the Blue Lock Project, Yoichi aims to dispel his uncertainties and pursue his ultimate ambition—to ascend as the preeminent striker globally and lead Japan to World Cup triumph.
Other name: ブルーロック