On the official Twitter account for the manga by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke nomura, Blue lockIt was announced that the literary franchise has more than three million accumulated copies (including digital copies) in circulation. «I thank you all for your support. A large-scale reprint of all previously published volumes was decided. The cumulative copies in circulation for volumes 1 to 12 have thus exceeded three million. We broke the mark! Please continue to support Blue Lock. Many Thanks!».

Kaneshiro and Nomura publish the manga in the magazine Weekly Shonen Magazine from the publisher Kodansha since August 2018. The publisher published the eleventh compilation volume on October 16, followed by the twelfth on December 17 in Japan.

Blue Lock Synopsis

The story begins with the departure of the Japanese national team from the 2018 FIFA World Cup and prompts the Japanese Football Union to start a training program to prepare a team of students who will take part in the 2022 World Cup. Isagi Yoichi, a striker receives an invitation to join this program soon after his team missed an opportunity to compete in Nationals as he passes the ball on to his less skillful teammate who obviously missed the shot, which signifies Isagi's cowardice, because he did not dare to finish the game himself.

His coach will be Ego Jinpachi, who intends to put an end to the "weak Japan in football" idea by adopting a radically new training program: isolating 300 young strikers in a prison-like facility called the Blue Lock, and you will subjected to rigorous training that will produce "the greatest, most talented and selfish striker in the world".

Source: Official Twitter account

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