While the organization of the World Cup in Qatar is being debated, everyone agrees on this football anime.
As you know, the World Cup in Qatar is in full swing. Between dangerous working conditions during the construction of infrastructures and average respect for human rights, many are still calling for a boycott of this edition of the championship. The event is still finding its audience and the Germany-Japan match has been on everyone’s lips since yesterday. Historic conclusion to this clash that ended in a 2-1 victory for the country of the rising sun.
Against all odds, the fad behind it Japan’s triumph shed light on a much better way to celebrate football… Maybe you already know Blue lock, but some Twitter users have not failed to capitalize on the buzz of the competition to highlight this nugget. There is a multitude of sports anime, but few works that stand out internationally.
These last years, Haikyuu! and Yuri on ice popularized volleyball and figure skating. On the football side, there was no representative since then Captain Tsubasa and Inazuma Eleven… Until Blue lock enter the place and worry Olive and Tom.
Battle football in royale style
The manga written by Kaneshiro Muneyuki offers far from a classic approach to this popular sport. If the work has had such success, it is due, to say the least, to the original formula. After 195 chapters, an anime adaptation has been streaming on Crunchyroll since October 8. Blue lock takes its name from a special training program mentioned in the story. Yoichi Isagi, a talented young player, joins in and discovers a new way to prove himself in his favorite sport.
Football turns into battle royale in competitions where the goal is to become the best attacker against 300 participants. With a colorful cast, thunderous animation and high-flying techniques that have nothing to envy to classic anime of the genre, Blue lock stands out as the modern generation. The match between Germany and Japan therefore served as a springboard for work and fans can find an exclusive drawing of the main character celebrating this victory.
—ノ村優介 Yusuke Nomura (@nomnii) November 23, 2022
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