Anime has been gaining popularity with each passing year. Such massive appreciation and great reviews are encouraging producers to make more and more quality anime, be it manga adaptations or just anime series. One such highly awaited anime is “Blue Lock,” with a lot of hype surrounding its release. “Blue Lock” anime series is the manga adaption of the widely known and applauded serialized shōnen manga Blue Lock which is written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and has received various accolades.
The anime series “Blue Lock” was first announced on 12th August 2021. It has been produced by EightBit, a Japanese animation studio, and has been directed by Tetsuaki Watanabe, along with Shunsuke Ishikawa as the assistant director. Masaru Shindō is the chief animation director and has overseen the main character designs. The series’ script has been overseen by Taku Kishimoto, while Hisashi Tojima has served as the chief action director. Before diving into all about Blue Lock Episode 5, let us have a look at the plot and cast for the anime, along with a recap of what has happened so far in the anime.
Plot Of Blue Lock Episode 5
The plot was set in 2018, when Japan finished 16th in The FIFA World Cup. To make sure this does not happen again, The Japanese Football Union has hired Ego Jinpachi, whose master plan to take Japan to glory is a training program called Blue Lock, with the purpose of creating the world’s best egotist striker.
However, those who fail Blue Lock will never be allowed to represent Japan again. The plot progresses with Yoichi Isagi- an unknown high school footballer who is conflicted about his playing style- who decides to join the program in order to become the world’s best footballer.
Cast Of Blue Lock Episode 5
The main cast of Blue Lock Episode 5 includes some of the finest voice actors in the anime industry. Meguru Bachira is voiced by Tasuku Kaito, Yoichi Isagi is voiced by Kazuki Ura, Hyouma Chigiri is voiced by Souma Saito, Rensuke Kunigami is voiced by Yuuki Ono, Seishirou Nagi is voiced by Nobunaga Shimazaki, Rin Itoshi is voiced by Kouki Uchiyama, Shouei Barou is voiced by Junichi Suwabe, Jinpachi Igo is voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya, Reo Mikage is voiced by Yuuma Uchida and Sae Itoshi is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai.
Recap For Blue Lock Episode 5
The anime completely has been highly appreciated since its 1st episode premiered a month ago. In Episode 4 of Blue Lock, Team Y has Team Z as their opponent, and strikers need to play all the possible football positions in order to win the game and stay in the program. Team Z went into their match with a better plan to let each player shine for 10 minutes and unleash their “secret weapon” as they lost their last match.
However, Team Y is also playing with high stakes as they, too, lost their last match and are at risk of being eliminated as a team and putting a stop to their footballing career while Shouei Barou of the opponent team was introduced as the most competent on the other team and had a phenomenal performance. However, Team Y has a new member, Hibiki Ookawa, who also does score their first goal. On the other hand, Isagi soon realizes that not him but an unassuming boy Ikki Niko is the real problem, and the episode ends with setting him up as the main antagonist.
Preview Of Blue Lock Episode 5
Though an official preview has not been released for Blue Lock, Episode 5 will continue with the cliffhanger of Episode 4, where Isagi decides to beat Niko. The episode has high expectations attached to it as it will decide the fate of Team Y as they need to get the better of the “secret weapon” of Team Z.
Release Date Of Blue Lock Episode 5
The title of Blue Lock Episode 5 has not been confirmed it. However, the episode is right around the corner and set to release on 5th November 2022.
Streaming Guide Of Blue Lock Episode 5
Blue Lock is available on Netflix, Disney+, and Crunchyroll. So grab your popcorn and get comfortable, as Blue Lock Episode 5 is set to be a banger.