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Kazuyuki Okitsu Joins Blue Lock Soccer Anime Cast

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A new cast member has been revealed for the TV anime adaptation of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura’s Blue Lock soccer manga along with a major milestone. First up, the latest addition to the cast is Kazuyuki Okitsu (Hatori Soma in Fruits Basket), who will voice Zantetsu Tsurugi in the adaptation. 

Check out a brief character spot and visual:

As for the aforementioned milestone, the manga officially has 10 million copies in circulation. 

Due out this October, the anime is being made at 8-Bit. Tetsuaki Watanabe of Powerful Pro Yakyū Powerful Kōkō-hen is working as the director, and the assistant director is Shunsuke Ishikawa. The scripts are being written and supervised by Taku Kishimoto, who worked on the 2019 Fruits Basket, and original co-creator Kaneshiro is supervising the story as a whole. Music for the anime is being composed by Jun Murayama.

The manga is being published in English by Kodansha Comics, and they gave this description of the series:

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?

Via Anime News Network