New BLUE LOCK Movie to Hit UK Theatres July 5th 

The Blue Lock Anime movie is coming to the UK very soon.


BLUE LOCK THE MOVIEEPISODE NAGI, is the first movie to be made for the sports anime series Blue Lock. The film it’s self will be based around a popular character “Nagi Seishiro” who has become one of the fandoms favourite characters from the series. The movie is set to release in UK cinemas from 5th July, together with Sony Pictures Entertainment. The title will be available in Japanese with English subtitles as well in English Dub. 

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Blue Lock the movie comes after the Blue Lock anime series which premiered in October 2022, consisting of one season made up of 24 episodes. The series was based on the original manga “Buru Rokku” written by author Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. As of March 2024, the manga has collected its chapters into 28 tankobon volumes. 

The manga has sold over 10.5 million copies when it was last estimated back in 2023. The manga has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 2018; the manga was then picked up by Kodansha USA to be published in English digital release back in March 2021. 

Blue Lock anime series is produced by 8 Bit who is known for working on; That Time I Got Reincarnated as Slime, Laid-Back Camp, The Irregular at Magic High School and many more. Director of Blue Lock’s movie is Tetsuaki Watanabe who has directed other projects like; Battle Spirits Burning Soul, The Ancient Magu’s Bride: Those Awaiting a Star Part 2, Haikyuu!! And more. 

The original series follows Highschool soccer players gather from across Japan to Participate for a controversial project, that has been designed to create the best and possibly the most egoistic, striker in the world. Those who fail Blue Lock will never again be permitted to represent Japan. However, Japan keeps having a bad habit of failing to win the cup every year. Will this year be any different? 

To watch the Blue Lock anime series, you can watch it here at Crunchyroll the top anime streaming service! which is available in English subtitles and the following dub’s; Japanese, English, Deutsch, Espanol (Latin American), French, Italian, Portugues (Brazil) and Arabic.  

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Blue Lock the Movie- Episode Nagi, released in Japan on April 19, 2024, and has already impressed its Asian fandom of Blue Lock scoring a solid 9/10 on IMDb. The movie attracted 337,000 viewers and has already grossed 460 million Yen (over 2.3 million pounds) in box office, according to Kogyo Tsushinsha

Official Synopsis

Blue lock the Movie- Episode Nagi, Official Film Synopsis-  

“That’s a hassle.” That was second-year high schooler Nagi Seishiro’s favourite phrase as he lived his dull life. Until Mikage Reo, a classmate who dreamed of winning the World Cup, discovered Nagi’s hidden skill, inspiring him to play soccer and share his outstanding talent. One day, he receives an invitation to the mysterious BLUE LOCK Project. What awaits him there is an encounter with the finest strikers assembled from across the country.  

Nagi’s dream of becoming the best, alongside Reo, will take this prodigy to a world he’s never known. A prodigy can only be shaped when someone discovers him…now, striker Nagi Seishiro’s incredible talent and persona will set the soccer world ablaze.” 


Blue Lock the Movie- Episode Nagi, has been produced by Bandai Namco Filmworks, who established themselves in 2022, after the merger of Sunrise, the visual operations of Bandai Namco Arts and Bandai Namco Rights Marketing. Bandai Namco has worked on other popular projects such as; Royal Space Force- The Wings of Honneamise (Movie), Classroom for Heros, Suzume (Movie) and many more.  

Directing of Blue Lock the Movie- Episode Nagi was done by Shunsuke Ishikawa, Shunsuke is known for his work on such anime’s as; Sword Art Online, Nanbaka, Detective Conan TV Special- Love Story at Police Headquarters Wedding Eve and more.  

About Blue Lock the Movie- Episode Nagi 

Blue Lock The Movie poster

Release Date: Apr 19, 2024  
Genre: Sports-Thriller  
Director: Shunsuke Ishikawa  
Screenplay Writer: Taku Kishimoto 
Animation producer: Hidenori Kosuge  
Original Work by: Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura 
Manga Name: Buru Rokku / Blue Lock 
Character Design: Masaru Shindo Sorato Shimizu. 
Art Director: Akira Hirosawa

Music: Jun Murayama  

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