Blue Lock 1 by Muneyuki Kaneshiro
A passionate and eccentric young coach assembles talented soccer players from all corners of the country to participate in a series of unconventional challenges within a state-of-the-art arena called Blue Lock. This gripping manga blends elements of the intense competition in Squid Game with the excitement of the World Cup, and it is now available in print. Additionally, an anime adaptation is in the works and will be coming soon!
Following a devastating defeat in the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s national team finds itself struggling to recover. They are aware of a crucial missing element: a phenomenal striker who possesses an insatiable hunger for goals and an unyielding thirst for victory. In response, the Football Union embarks on a mission to cultivate such a player. Thus, Blue Lock, a demanding training facility, is established to provide the most promising young soccer talents in Japan with an intense battle for supremacy.
In this remarkable “battle royale,” only the strongest ego and physical prowess will help the participants survive. The ultimate objective is to emerge as the last striker standing, overcoming every opponent who dare obstruct their path. Aspiring players must outshine and outshine the rest with their ruthless determination to secure victory and reach the pinnacle of their sport.