It’s time to forget all you know about sports anime since Blue Lock will soon be available.
A new sports anime rarely receives buzz prior to release. Blue Lock, though, isn’t just ordinary sports anime.
Read on to learn more about Blue Lock’s release date, studio, air dates, trailer, and everything else you need to know if you’re ready to find out why it’s one of the most eagerly awaited shonen anime this year.
What is Blue Lock About?
Blue Lock Release Date
The Blue Lock anime will debut on October 8 in North America and Europe and on October 9 in Japan as part of the already jam-packed Fall 2022 anime season.
The anime will be broadcast in Japan on the NUMAnimation block of TV Asahi.
A Couple of Cuckoos is currently being broadcast this Sunday at 1:30 AM Japanese time programming block.
Early morning TV times are considered extensions of the previous night in Japan. As a result, despite technically being released on October 9, Blue Lock is advertised as airing at 1:30 after midnight (or 25:30) on October 8.
Due to timezone differences, episodes of Blue Lock should be available on Saturdays for viewers in regions such as North America and the UK, starting from October 8th.
Please note that the above countdown is currently set to when the first episode of Blue Lock will release in Japan – 1:30 AM on October 9th – which translates to the following times:
- Pacific Time: 9:30 AM (October 8th)
- Central Time: 11:30 AM (October 8th)
- Eastern Time: 12:30 PM (October 8th)
- UK Time: 5:30 PM (October 8th)
Where to Watch Blue Lock
While Crunchyroll will stream Blue Lock overseas, it will air in Japan on TV Asahi’s NUMAnimation block.
Crunchyroll has acquired the majority of the series that had previously aired on TV Asahi’s NUMAnimation block. The same is true for programs created by the Blue Lock producers.
At Anime Expo in July, Crunchyroll gave the first episode its North American premiere. A legitimate trailer with subtitles has also been made available; it is seen here.
The possibility exists that the series will air on Funimation. However, it’s not certain that any new series will debut on the platform when the Fall season approaches given how quickly Funimation and Crunchyroll are merging.
How Many Episodes will Blue Lock Have?
What Studio is Producing Blue Lock?
8bit is the company behind the anime series Blue Lock. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is the production for which the animation company is best known.
Tetsuaki Watanabe is directing the anime.
Although he has directed episodes of the popular sports anime Haikyuu and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, which is frequently compared to Attack on Titan in terms of visuals (note that Blue Lock’s manga is illustrated by one of Attack on Titan’s assistants), it is his first significant role as a director.
Blue Lock Trailer