Otaku USA Magazine


It’s now a little under a month before June 28, when BLUE LOCK THE MOVIE -EPISODE NAGI will be on the big screen in North American theaters. Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment are behind this theatrical run, and Crunchyroll shared an English subtitled trailer.

The movie will be available to watch both subbed and dubbed. In the original Japanese version, Nobunaga Shimazaki plays Seishiro Nagi, Yuma Uchida plays Reo Mikage, Kazuki Ura plays Yoichi Isagi, Kazuyuki Okitsu plays Zantetsu Tsurugi, Tasuku Kaito plays Meguru Bachira, Yuki Ono plays Rensuke Kunigami, Soma Saito plays Hyoma Chigiri, Koki Uchiyama plays Rin Itoshi, Hiroshi Kamiya plays Jinpachi Ego, and Subaru Kimura plays Ryo Nameoka.

In the English dubbed version, Bryson Baugus plays Seishiro Nagi, Kamen Casey plays Reo Mikage, Ricco Fajardo plays Yoichi Isagi, Matthew Elkins plays Zantetsu Tsurugi, Drew Breedlove plays Meguru Bachira, Alex Hom plays Rensuke Kunigami, Aaron Dismuke plays Hyoma Chigiri, Matt Shipman Rin Itoshi, Derick Snow plays Jinpachi Ego, and Brent Mukai plays Ryo Nameoka.

BLUE LOCK THE MOVIE -EPISODE NAGI was directed by Shunsuke Ishikawa, with a screenplay from Taku Kishimoto.

Crunchyroll gave this description for the movie’s plot:

“That’s a hassle.” That was second-year high schooler Nagi Seishiro’s favorite 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.

Source: Press release


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.