Blue Lock Review – HYPE MACHINE!

Key Takeaways from my Blue Lock Review:

  • My thoughts and opinions on this awesome anime
  • Why you should or should not check out this anime

Blue Lock is honestly one of the best sports animes out there. And I legit regret not being able to check it out last year itself because it would have definitely made it into my anime of the year list. But, I was really busy in the fall season and I had my exams so I could not do it. Still, though, this is my time to give my props to this amazing anime and I will do it.

So welcome back to another one of my reviews. This time I am talking about my thoughts and opinions on Blue Lock. It may not be for you if you are not into sports anime, but I still recommend giving it a try at least once. For my sports anime people though, this anime is an absolute treat. So here’s what I think about it.

Blue Lock Episode 16 Preview Images Revealed - Anime Corner

Plot

Sports animes generally don’t have a crazy plot or anything. But, this anime does. This new coach for the Japanese football team, Ego decides to lock the 300 most promising players in a facility in order to create the best possible striker. The surviving handful will get to play in the national team while the ones who fail will be banned from the national team forever.

Blue Lock is very much like One Outs where it is more psychological than physical. Dont get me wrong, physical abilities are highly valuable too but, in general, the plot is more intense than a normal sports anime and that really reminds me of One Outs. I also like the fact that most matches we see aren’t conventional messages. They always have some kind of twist or trick to them. All in all, the plot does a great job of keeping you invested and does not always spoil you with Ws.

Blue Lock Episode 13 Release Date & Time

Characters

Isagi is one of the best sports anime protags, like ever. He is no genius or protege of any kind, he’s not that exceptional physically but, he is amazing. Through the course of the series, we get to see him recognize his own ability and then improve that ability bit by bit. Oh, and when he’s in game mode, he’s an absolute savage. He will come up with the deadliest insults possible and the face he makes while thinking, oh man, he is amazing.

Now aside from Isagi, the character development for side characters like Nagi, Barou, Chigiri, etc. is really well done. Some characters like Bachira, Chigiri, Nagi, etc. even get a little backstory for themselves. Ego is a big thing in Blue Lock so the intensity most of these characters give off is really well done. And the voice acting complements it really well. Rin in particular got an awesome voice.

Blue Lock episode 12: Isagi teams up with Bachira and Nagi for the third  stage, challenges Itoshi Rin's team

Animations and Soundtracks

It took longer than I expected for the characters section so, I will keep this short. The animations are amazing af. The art style, the motion, and the representation of a character’s “Ego” and thinking are all phenomenally well done. The soundtracks are pretty great too. The openings are not my jive but, they are pretty awesome, I have to admit.

Conclusion

Here are my final scores for Blue Lock:

  • Plot – 8/10
  • Characters – 9/10
  • Animations – 9/10
  • Soundtracks – 8/10
  • Enjoyment – 10/10
  • HYPE – 10/10
  • Overall – 9/10

So those were my thoughts and opinions on Blue Lock. This is the most fun I have had watching a sports anime since One Outs. Definitely among my top 3 sports anime of all time. Let me know what you think in the comments though. I will take my leave here. See ya!!

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