Soccer dribbling master Bachira Meguru got his own character visual today via the official Twitter account, showing off the skills and attributes of the Blue Lock TV anime lead supporting character. The series, which is adapting the manga series of the same name written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura, is set to kick off at some point in 2022.
⚽⚔️Visual of Egoist⚔️⚽
「Visual of Egoist – Bachira Meguru」
— 「ブルーロック」TVアニメ公式｜2022年放送開始！ (@BLUELOCK_PR) December 15, 2021
The TV anime for Blue Lock is scheduled for 2022, with Tetsuaki Watanabe (Haikyu!! episode director) leading the team as the director at anime studio eightbit. Kodansha releases the manga series in English, describing it as such:
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?
Source: Blue Lock on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.