The most recent issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine has been reported that the manga written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yuusuke Nomura, Blue Lock, will have a “splendid project” that will be announced in the next issue of the magazine, on sale on May 19 in Japan. The announcement did not disclose further details.
For now, it is possible to assure that it will not be an art show, as it was recently announced that the show that was scheduled to take place between May 15 and June 6 this year has been postponed due to the COVID -19 pandemic.
The story begins with the elimination of the Japanese team from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which led the Japanese Football Union to start a training program to prepare a team of high school students who will participate in the 2022 World Cup. Isagi Yoichi, the striker, receives the invitation to join this program shortly after his team loses the opportunity to participate in the National, for passing the ball to his less skilled companion, who obviously missed the kick, denoting Isagi’s cowardice for not daring to finish played by himself.
His coach will be Ego Jinpachi, who wants to end the idea of “Japan weak in football” by applying a new radical training regime: isolating 300 young attackers in an institution similar to a prison called “Blue Lock”, and subjecting them to the rigorous training that will create “the biggest, most talented and selfish striker in the world”.
Kaneshiro and Nomura publish the manga in Weekly Shonen Magazine publisher Kodansha since August 2018.