Blue Lock Vol. 1
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Blue Lock Vol. 1

Writer: Yusuke Nomura Artist: Yusuke Nomura Publisher: Kodansha Release Date: March 17, 2021 Critic Reviews: 2
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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?

  • 10
    AIPT - Alex Cline Aug 16, 2021

    This is sports manga cranked up to eleven with every aspect of the plot crafted to induce maximum stress (and thus, character development) in the protagonist. The art meanwhile is polished but intense and difficult to look away from. Every detail of this manga feels like it's been intentionally designed to heighten every other aspect, resulting in a final product that's virtually flawless. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Kerri Guillette Apr 3, 2021

    After reading Blue Lock Volume 1, its clear that the excitement I had heard online surrounding this series was more than just hype. The volume features an intensely engaging story, interesting characters, and outstanding art. Blue Lock is setting itself up to be one of the best sports manga ever written, and you owe it to yourself to pick it up. Read Full Review

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