Fans of Blue Lock have double content to look forward to as the creators announced season 2 and a new anime movie. Here’s what we know about Blue Lock season 2.
Based on the popular football manga, Blue Lock has been quite popular on Crunchyroll since its adaption in 2022. The first season of the TV series comprised 24 episodes. Season 1 aired from September 2022 to March 2023. It covered 11 volumes, which are roughly 90 chapters of the manga.
The football anime is based on Yoichi Isagi, a high school football player who aims to become the best striker in the world. In the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Japanese national team achieved a 16th-place finish.
In response to this, the Japan Football Association recruits an enigmatic football figure named Ego Jinpachi. Ego devises a master plan called Blue Lock with the aim of propelling Japan to soccer stardom.
Blue Lock is a specialized training program designed to produce the greatest egotistical striker in the world. Those who are unable to succeed in Blue Lock are forever barred from representing any Japanese team. Yoichi Isagi decides to join the program with the aspiration of becoming the premier egotistical striker in the world.
Blue Lock Season 2 Release Date
AnimeJapan 2023 came with tons of surprises and announcements. Blue Lock fans got a little extra with a double announcement from the creators confirming a second season and a movie.
Season 1 of the anime wrapped in March 2023, and due to its immense success, the second season and a movie was hinted at towards the end of the final episode. The movie is called Episode Nagi, but there is no trailer or details regarding it.
However, during AmineJapan, the creators released a teaser for the second season, giving fans a taste of what to expect. The creators also released new visuals, and posters during the announcement.
Here is another poster for season 2 of the Blue Lock anime.
When Will Blue Lock Season 2 Air?
Blue Lock season 2 is likely to be released in Fall 2024. We don’t expect the new season to come out this year. The first season of the anime adapted 11 volumes of the light novel from a total of 23 volumes.
If we expect season 2 to cover the same amount of source material, fans will have to wait for a bit of time for the second season. For now, there is enough source material for the anime to go into production. The good news is that the manga is still ongoing.
Although the Studio has confirmed that the anime is under production, it is unclear how long it will take. Considering the fact that we are also getting a new movie, Fall 2024 release date seems possible.
Blue Lock Season 2 Trailer
The official teaser of Blue Lock anime season 2 is only 15 seconds long but it shows some of the scenes of major characters in action on the field. The teaser also shows the creator of Blue Lock himself, Ego. Here’s the official teaser video:
As you can see from the teaser, we can expect Ego to make an appearance in season 2. The new season also promises an introduction to new characters, taking things to another level.
As for the movie, the story will shift from Isagi to his teammate Nagi Seishiro. Drawing from the narrative of the manga spin-off series, the movie will chronicle the journey of a remarkably gifted yet modest player during the tournament depicted in the first season.
Titled Blue Lock: Episode Nagi, the film will provide fans with fresh insights into Team V and guarantees to deepen their admiration for Nagi’s exceptional abilities. By revisiting beloved moments from the initial stages of the tournament, this spin-off movie, upon its release, becomes an essential viewing experience that no fan should miss.
What to Expect in Blue Lock Season 2?
The first season of the anime covered more than half of the published manga source material, which means that the second season has roughly volumes 12-23 to adapt. This is more than enough source material for the anime to begin production.
Following the events of the first season of Blue Lock, the key players progress to the Third Selection phase (also called the Third Selection Arc). In this stage, the top 35 participants in the program are required to vie for a spot on the Blue Lock Eleven, ultimately facing off against Japan’s national Under 20 team.
Following the ‘U-20’ storyline, the manga takes an even more exhilarating turn! Without revealing too many details, it becomes evident that Ego has grander schemes in store to assess the capabilities of his players, which includes a monumental international tournament that will be broadcasted on television.
The second season will focus more on Ego and his idea behind Blue Eye. One thing is for sure, season 2 is going to be epic with more drama, and football action.
Blue Lock Season 2 Cast and Characters
There isn’t much news regarding the details of season 2 of Blue Lock. According to the official website of the anime, the voice cast from season 1 is returning with the introduction of new characters.
Studio Eight Bit is returning for the animation of season 2 of Blue Lock. As for the anime movie project, nothing can be said as the creators are yet to confirm its release date window as well as other project details.
Where to Watch Blue Lock Season 2?
Blue Lock Season 2 will air on Crunchyroll and Netflix. The first season of the show aired weekly episodes on both streaming platforms. After the initial release, the anime will be making its way to Disney Plus, a streaming service that is not available in many regions.
The anime movie will follow suit and will stream on Netflix and Crunchyroll. For now, the Fall 2024 release date seems possible considering the new season was just announced in March 2023 and is still under production.
Despite Blue Lock season 2 being confirmed, along with the announcement of a new anime movie, there is no news regarding the release date. The studio has only released a short teaser and posters for the second season during the announcement.
There are currently no official trailers for season 2. However, the news for another season and a new movie is exciting. Be sure to check back as we will keep you updated regarding any news or announcements from the creators regarding Blue Lock anime season 2.