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Seiya & Mami Koyama Join The ‘Blue Lock: Episode Nagi’ Anime Feature Film

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© Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura, KODANSHA/BLUE LOCK Production Committee.

A new anime adaptation got underway with the 2022 debut of the soccer manga Blue Lock. The series saw an October 8th, 2022 debut in Japan and the second cour of it wrapped up earlier today with its twenty-fourth episode. That has also now come with a pretty welcome bit of news in that not only is a second season coming – lengthy to be revealed – but a feature film has gotten the green light as well.

With that announced back in March 2023, the feature film Blue Lock: Episode Nagi is set for a spring 2024 debut. The film has a formal April 19th, 2024 release and with that coming up soon, some interesting new cast additions have been revealed that will be doing some promotion for it. Comedian Seiya joined the production as a member of the Hakuho team while Mami Koyama joined to take on the role of an older character who works for the Mikage Corporation.

Previous new cast additions for the film include Subaru Kimura as the new original character Ryo Nameoka.

The project has Tetsuaki Watanabe directing it with Shunsuke Ishikawa assisting. Taku Kishimoto is handling the scripts for it while Masaru Shindo is serving as character designer and chief animation director. 8-Bit is handling the animation production for it.

The Japanese cast includes Tasuku Kaito as Meguru Bachira, Kazuki Ura as Yoichi Isagi, Yūki Ono as Rensuke Kunigami, Sōma Saitō as Hyōma Chigiri, Masatomo Nakazawa as Wataru Kuon, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Jingo Raichi, Shoya Chiba as Yudai Imamura, Shugo Nakamura as Gin Gagamaru, Daishi Kajita as Asahi Naruhaya, Ryunosuke Watanuki as Okuhito Iemon, Aoi Ichikawa as Gurimu Igarashi, Kenichi Suzumura as Ryosuke Kira, Eri Yukimura as Anri Teieri, Junichi Suwabe as Shouei Broue, Kazuyuki Okitsu as Tsurugi Zantetsu, Natsuki Hanae as Ikki Niko, Ryōta Suzuki as Junichi Wanima and Keisuke Wanima, Takahiro Sakurai as Sae Itoshi, Koki Uchiyama as Rin Itoshi, Katsuyuki Konishi as Jyubei Aryu, and Shinnosuke Tachibana as Aoshi Tokimitsu.

The series comes from Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura which began in 201 as serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine. It has fifteen volumes out and 4.5 million copies in print as of the announcement.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s team struggles to regroup. But what’s missing? An absolute Ace Striker, who can guide them to the win. The Japan Football Union is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument in turning around a losing match…and to do so, they’ve gathered 300 of Japan’s best and brightest youth players. Who will emerge to lead the team…and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way?

© Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura, KODANSHA/BLUE LOCK Production Committee.
© Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura / KODANSHA / BLUE LOCK Production Committee.
© Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura, KODANSHA / BLUE LOCK Production Committee
© Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura, KODANSHA/BLUE LOCK Production Committee.
© Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura, KODANSHA/BLUE LOCK Production Committee.

 

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