Blue Lock Vol. 12
A mad young coach gathers soccer players from across the country to compete in a series of bizarre challenges in a high-tech colosseum he calls Blue Lock. It’s a no-balls-barred battle to become Japan’s next top striker, in this Squid Game–meets–World Cup manga, now available in print!
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WOULD YOU LEAVE IT ALL ON THE FIELD?
After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s team struggles to regroup. But what’s missing? An absolute ace striker. The Football Union is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, so Blue Lock — a rigorous training ground for 300 of Japan’s best and brightest youth players — is created. To survive this battle royale, the last striker standing will have to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in his way!
Muneyuki Kaneshiro broke out as creator of 2011’s As the Gods Will, a death game story that spawned two sequels and a film adaptation directed by the legendary Takashi Miike. His latest work is the stylish and twisted soccer battle manga Blue Lock.
Manga artist Yusuke Nomura debuted in 2014 with the grotesquely cute cult hit alien invasion story Dolly Kill Kill, which was released digitally in English by Kodansha. His latest work is the soccer battle manga Blue Lock.
This bizarre and stylish action manga blends an on-trend premise with stylish violence reminiscent of Chainsaw Man and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Before the announcement of this edition, this series received the most requests of any digital Kodansha title for a print edition.
The anime adaptation from the studio behind That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is one of 2022’s most anticipated.
Ages 16 and up for bloody, stylized violence.
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