The Blue Lock, which is being broadcast on TV anime, will be staged for the first time in May 2023. Along with this, the teaser visual has been released for the first time. It was also announced that Naohiro Ise will be writing and directing, and Ryohei Takenaka, Nobunaga Sato, Shodai Matsuda, and Ryo Saeki will be participating in the cast, and comments have arrived from each of them.
Blue Lock is a soccer manga serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine by the duo of original author Muneyuki Kinjo and manga Yusuke Nomura. Set in the Blue Lock (Blue Prison) project to develop strikers who will lead Japan to victory in the World Cup, 300 high school students who are all forwards aim to become strikers full of egoism and challenge the selection of each other draw a figure.
The cumulative circulation has exceeded 15 million copies and won the 45th Kodansha Manga Award for Boys. Based on its content, it is called “the craziest soccer manga in history”. The TV animation produced by 8bit under the direction of Tetsuaki Watanabe will be broadcast on TV Asahi’s nationwide network NUMAnimation frame from October 2022.
In the stage play Blue Lock, which has been decided to be performed in May 2023, the main character, Kiyoshi Seiichi, will be played by Katekyo Hitman REBORN! TheSTAGE” as Tsunayoshi Sawada and “Ensemble Stars on Stage! ] Played by Ryohei Takenaka, who has been very active in the 2.5D world such as Subaru Akeboshi. In addition, Nobunaga Sato, who plays the role of Kiyomaro Minamoto in the musical Touken Ranbu , will play the role of Harakumawari.