Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yūsuke Nomura’s Blue Lock soccer manga is inspiring a television anime that will premiere in 2022.
The manga won the Best Shōnen Manga award in Kodansha’s 45th annual Manga Awards earlier this year.
Tetsuaki Watanabe (Powerful Pro Yakyū Powerful Kōkō-hen) is directing the anime at 8-Bit with Shunsuke Ishikawa as assistant director.
Kaneshiro previously wrote the Kami-sama no Iu Toori (As the Gods Will) manga with artist Akeji Fujimura in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine from 2011 to 2012.
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