The selection of the Blue Lock Project could begin earlier than we expected, according to leaks that suggest that the animated adaptation will be announced soon.
Rumors spread after a Weibo web post
Although so far there is no official confirmation, the adaptation would fit with the latest announcements of the manga, which were scheduled for May 25 and were left without answers after the day arrived.
It should be noted that it would not be the first time that fake domains and social networks have been created to excite fans, so we will have to wait patiently until the next updates.
For its part, ‘Blue Lock’ is the manga written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yuusuke Nomura that began its publication in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in August 2018.
To date, the work has accumulated a total of 14 volumes, which were declared the best in shounen manga in the 45th installment of the Kodansha Manga Awards.
Blue Lock Official Synopsis
After reflecting on the current state of Japanese football, the Japan Football Association decides to hire the enigmatic and eccentric coach Jinpachi Ego to achieve his dream of winning the World Cup. Believing that Japan does not have a goal-hungry selfish striker, Jinpachi starts the Blue Lock, a prison-like facility where 300 talented high school strikers from across Japan are isolated and pitted against each other. The sole survivor of Blue Lock will earn the right to become the forward of the national team, and those who are defeated will be banned from joining the team forever.
The one selected to join this risky project is Yoichi Isagi, a forward who failed to bring his high school soccer team to the national tournament. After choosing to pass to a failed teammate rather than scoring on his own, he couldn’t help but wonder if the results would have been different if he had been more selfish. Seizing this golden opportunity provided by the Blue Lock Project, Yoichi aims to clear his doubts and pursue his last wish: to become the best striker in the world and lead Japan to World Cup glory.