Blue Lock Episode 5 release date is November 5th, 2022!
Crunchyroll streams Blue Lock in its original Japanese language with English subtitles.
On November 3, 2022, the official website for the anime adaptation of Muneyuki Kaneshiro (story) and (illustrations) Yusuke Nomura’s Blue Lock Sports, Thriller Manga 5 released screenshots and synopsis for Blue Lock Episode 5 titled “Reborn”.
Fans of Kuroko’s Basketball will likely enjoy the wide cast of Blue Lock characters, each with their own unique and likable personality. With so many characters, it’s difficult to create interesting personalities, but this anime did it. As Isagi gets to know the footballers around him, so do we. The animation for the intense football game is amazing and very detailed.
In Blue Lock Episode 4, it was Isagi’s Team Z versus Team Y. The most dangerous member of Team Y is the Rank #254 gunman, Hibiki Okawa. Team Z’s plan was to use their respective “weapons”, which Ego alluded to. To keep each person’s weapon shining, the remaining players would form a formation around them and support the forward while he played as he pleased.
Team Z repeated this, rotating clockwise through all 11 teammates. Each player got ten minutes. The operation was called “Me, next 9”. Bachira started with his dribbling technique, followed by Rensuke Kunigami’s left leg firearm.
Team Y’s goal was to counterattack. Ikki Niko (Bangs-kun) passed Hibiki Okawa and they made a shot. Kuon showed his jumping ability. Sharktooth Raichi was defeated and unable to use his weapon. Isagi realized it was Niko controlling Team Y from the shadows.
What is the plot of Blue Lock Episode 5?
Episode 5 begins with Asahi Naruhaya next showing up to use his Defense Breaker ability. Isagi makes sure no passes get through to Niko. But Niko says menacingly: “My eyes allow me to see the field clearly and my brain lets me use others. Even if you stop me – you will not stop my ideas”.
It’s the second half and there are 35 minutes left. Gurimu Igarishi emerges with his “relentless games”. Team Y has one final move planned, which they only use when the score is tied. A tactic to turn things around when your team is stuck in a defensive fight.
What is it? Will Isagi and the others be able to counter this move? You’ll have to wait until Blue Lock Episode 5 to find out!
What is the plot of Blue Lock?
The Blue Lock trailer begins by explaining how the Japan national team finished 16th in 2018th at the FIFA World Cup – a disastrous defeat. The Japan Football Association regroups and decides to hire football puzzler Ego Jinpachi (voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya in the trailer) to find out what’s wrong with their team.
Ego Jinpachi’s master plan to lead Japan to glory is Blue Lock – a training program designed to create the world’s largest selfish strike or “Ace Striker” whose task would be to lead the team to victory as a leader. To create a striker hungry for goals and thirsty for wins, the Japan Football Union brings together 300 of Japan’s best, brightest and incredibly eccentric youth players.
The story revolves around a high school soccer player named Yoichi Isagi who has a unique playing style and feels like hitting a wall. He decides to join the program to test himself and aim for the top.
Those who fail at Blue Lock, however, are never allowed to represent Japan again, and the other potential forward contenders are poised to outplay anyone who stands in their way. Will Yoichi have what it takes to become an Ace Striker?
Fans of the sports anime Kuroko no Basketball are sure to enjoy this 24-episode anime that premiered on October 8, 2022 on TV Asahi and its partners in the NUMAnimation block in Japan. Crunchyroll will also air the Japanese version of the series with English subtitles on October 8, 2022. Blue Lock English Dub release date is TBA.
On September 23, 2022, the first two episodes of Blue Lock were released in 10 theaters in Japan and will continue to be available to patrons until October 6th.
Who are the cast of Blue Lock?
Blue Lock cast members include:
- Tasuku Kaito-Meguru Bachira
- Kazuki Ura—Yoichi Isagi
- Yuuki OnoRensuke Kunigami
- Souma Saitou-Hyouma Chigiri
- Masatomo Nakazawa-Wataru Kuon
- Yoshitsugu MatsuokaJingo Raichi
- Shouya Chiba-Yuudai Imamura
- Shugo Nakamura-Gin Gagamaru
- Daishi Kajita – Asahi Naruhaya
- Ryuunosuke Watanuki – Okuhito Iemon
- Aoi Ichikawa-Gurimu Igarashi
- Kenichi SuzumuraRyousuke Kira
- Hiroshi Kamiya – Jinpachi Ego
- Eri Yukimura—Anri Teieri
- Junichi Suwabe-Shouei Barou
- Kazuyuki Okitsu—Zantetsu Tsurugi
- Natsuki Hanae – Ikki Niko
- Ryouta Suzuki—Junichi Wanima and Keisuke Wanima
- Takahiro Sakurai – Sae Itoshi
- Kouki Uchiyama-Rin Itoshi
- Katsuyuki Konishi-Jyubei Aryu
- Shinnosuke TachibanaAoshi Tokimitsu
Who are the members of the production team?
Blue Lock production team members include:
- Director – Tetsuaki Watanabe (Powerful Pro Yakyuu Powerful Koukou-hen)
- Animation – 8-bit
- Assistant Director – Shunsuke Ishikawa
- Screenwriter – Taku Kishimoto (Haikyu!!, Silver Spoon, Fruits Basket 2019)
- Story Supervisor – Muneyuki Kaneshiro
- Concept Advisor – Yutaka Uemura (Saga of Tanya the Evil Director)
- Main Character Designer & Chief Animation Director – Masaru Shindou (Fruits Basket, Macross Delta, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
- Other Character Designers and Chief Animation Directors – Kenji Tanabe and Kento Toya
- Action Director—Hisashi Tojima
- Music Composer – Jun Murayama
Where can I read the Blue Lock manga?
The sports thriller Blue Lock was written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. On August 1, 2018, the series began publication in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine, and its chapters were collected into individual tankobon volumes. On November 16, 2018, the first volume of Kodansha was released. Twenty volumes have been released as of July 15, 2022.
The English version of the manga was licensed by Kodansha USA and began digital release in North America on March 16, 2021. In January 2022, Kodansha USA announced it would release the manga in print.
The popular sports manga has also been published in other languages worldwide including France by Pika Edition, Germany by Kaze, Taiwan by Tong Li Publishing, South Korea by Haksan Publishing, Italy by Panini Comics, Spain by Planeta DeAgostini, Thailand by Vibulkij Publishing, Indonesia by Elex Media Komputindo and Argentina by Editorial Ivrea.
In 2021, the Blue Lock manga won the award for Best Shonen Manga in Kodansha’s 45th annual manga awards.
On June 9, 2022, a spin-off manga focusing on the character Seishiro Nagi titled Blue Lock: Episode Nagi began serialization in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. Kouta Sannomiya wrote and illustrated the spin-off manga.
The Blue Lock franchise also inspires a smartphone game titled Blue Lock Project: World Champion, which will be a soccer training sim. Pre-registration begins in the fall.
Takumi Minamino, who plays football for AS Monaco and the Japan national team, is Blue Lock’s official ‘Ambassador’ and ‘Honorary Captain’.
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