Blue Lock was indeed well-received among anime enthusiasts for its unique take on football and its engaging storyline, but at that time, there hadn’t been an official announcement regarding a second season.
However, the success and popularity of the first season, both in Japan and internationally, could pave the way for a continuation. Anime series often depends on various factors, including viewer reception, manga sales (if the series is based on a manga), production schedules, and the availability of the production team and voice actors.
Fans are usually eager for subsequent seasons, especially when a story remains open-ended or when there’s more source material available (such as ongoing manga volumes). Fans are expecting that Japan’s national team would go into overtime with a second season of Blue Lock due to entertaining matches and unwavering dedication.
Blue Lock Season 1 Recap
Blue Lock is an anime series that follows the story of Isagi Yoichi, a high school soccer striker who dreams of playing in the World Cup for Japan. After a disappointing performance in a crucial match, Isagi is invited to join Blue Lock, a mysterious training facility created by the Japan Football Union to develop the next generation of world-class strikers.
In the anime, 300 of Japan’s best young strikers are pitted against each other in a cutthroat competition. The facility is designed to isolate and break down the players’ egos, forcing them to develop a ruthless and egoistic style of play that will allow them to score goals no matter what.
Isagi quickly learns that Blue Lock is no ordinary training camp. The players are constantly subjected to intense physical and mental challenges, and the stakes are incredibly high. If a player loses a match, they are eliminated from Blue Lock, and their dream of playing in the World Cup is shattered.
Despite the intense pressure, Isagi begins to thrive in Blue Lock. He discovers a new level of determination and self-belief, and he starts to develop his own unique style of play. Along the way, he makes new friends and allies, but he also faces fierce rivals who are determined to defeat him.
As the competition progresses, Isagi and the other players face increasingly challenging matches. They must overcome their fears and push themselves to their limits in order to survive and achieve their dreams.
It is a thrilling and inspiring anime series that explores the themes of ambition, perseverance, and the pursuit of one’s dreams. It is a must-watch for fans of sports anime and anyone who has ever dared to dream big.
Will There Be A Second Season of Blue Lock?
The final episode of Blue Lock’s first season aired in Japan on March 26th, and it appears that all of our favorite characters will be returning soon, thanks to a season 2 teaser that came immediately after the episode’s conclusion.
As if that wasn’t amazing enough, it turns out that there will also be a Blue Lock movie. The film, titled BLUELOCK: Episode Nagi, will be based on a spin-off starring Nagi Seishiro.
Blue Lock Season 2 Probable Release Date
Blue Lock Season 2 was revealed alongside a movie spin-off dubbed Episode Nagi during this year’s AnimeJapan in March 2023, according to Screen Rant. The news occurred following the conclusion of Season 1.
Given the recent confirmation of Season 2, it’s possible that the anime will not return this year.
Furthermore, Season 1 covered 90 chapters of the original manga or 11 volumes. Season 2 might cover the same amount as Season 1 due to the manga’s total of 199 chapters or 23 volumes.
It remains to be known how long Season 2 will take to develop. There is also no information on when Season 2 will begin. Season 1 was announced in August 2021, with the start date set for October 2022.
Given that Season 2 was announced in March 2023, the following episodes might air between May and July 2024.
Who Could Return in Blue Lock Season 2?
Unless something goes wrong behind the scenes, it’s reasonable to assume that the following Japanese and English-speaking voice actors will all return to voice Japan’s national team in season 2.
- Yoichi Isagi – Kazuki Ura (Japanese), Ricco Fajardo (English)
- Meguru Bachira – Kaito Tasuku (Japanese), Drew Breedlove (English)
- Jinpachi Ego – Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese), Derick Snow (English)
- Seishiro Nagi – Nobunaga Shimazaki (Japanese), Bryson Baugus (English)
- Shōei Barō – Junichi Suwabe (Japanese), Matthew David Rudd (English)
- Hyoma Chigiri – Soma Saito (Japanese), Aaron Dismuke (English)
- Rin Itoshi – Kouki Uchiyama (Japanese), Matt Shipman (English)
- Jyubei Aryu – Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese), Bradley Gareth (English)
- Aoshi Tokimitsu – Shinnosuke Tachibana (Japanese), Jordan Dash Cruz (English)
- Rensuke Kunigami – Yuuki Ono (Japanese), Alex Hom (English)
Plot Predictions for Blue Lock Season 2
Kunigami did not make it through the Second Selection at the end of Blue Lock Season 1, leaving Isagi without his closest friend.
Blue Lock Season 2 is set to deal with the fallout from Kunigami’s departure and how it will affect Isagi.
Blue Lock Season 2 could adapt volumes 12 to 23 of the original manga, aka the Third Selection arc, based on the events in the finale.
The aforementioned arc is set to take center stage in Blue Lock Season 2, with the tale focused on reducing the number of players from 35 to 11 in order for Jinpachi to assemble the Blue Lock Eleven.
Is There A Trailer for Season 2 of Blue Lock?
While we wait for a full-length season 2 trailer, check out the initial announcement video below:
- Blue Lock Chapter 239: Release Date, Spoilers, And Exciting Details Revealed!
- Blue Lock Chapter 235 Release Date: The Eagerly Awaited Climax Nears
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