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 Football Association 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?
This story is amazing! At first I was wierded out by the survival concept, but that quickly changed. This story is so much more than a traditional sports manga, it's like if the characters were going to soccer training in Ender's Game mixed with the Hunger Games. Everything is high intensity. The characters are good and drawn in a way that resemble characters from other mangas, but I love it. I can't wait to finish the series!!
The concept of Blue Lock itself is so intriguing. I never knew I needed such a manga in my life until now. This story is about Yoichi Isagi and his soccer awakening. Story: Chosen by Jinpachi Ego, 300 strikers will be participating in an establishment called 'Blue Lock'. The purpose of Blue Lock is to isolate the 300 strikers in order to manifest the world's greatest egoist (and striker). The reason for this is because Japanese football (soccer, I don't know why they call it football) is lacking in that area. Art: I'd say just above mediocre. It's thrilling. Characters: The main protagonist, Yoichi Isagi, is much more than he appears to be. He has a special ability that I refuse to spoil, and it is quite something. He has that hopeful personality and is rather optimistic. I am ashamed to admit that I have doubted him a few times, luckily I was always wrong. Other than Isagi, there are a few other unique characters that I am too lazy to list. And the side characters are beyond annoying. I believe in one chapter there is a pair of brothers with rather peculiar looks. They are infuriating, for they mocked a "crippled" person. Overall: 4/5 stars
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