Soccer Manga, BLUE LOCK Reaches a New Milestone with 10 Million Copies In Print

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Yesterday, July 15th was the day when both Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura’s Sports Manga titled Blue Lock released its 20th tankobon volume in Japan.

The Soccer-themed Manga has plenty to celebrate, with its anime adaption set to premiere in October, a simulcast on Crunchyroll, and now the manga has reached a new milestone with 10 Million Copies in Print.

According to Crunchyroll, the message says “Due to the strong sales of the latest 20 volumes released today, all volumes 1st through 20th have been decided to be reprinted. With this reprint, the total number of copies printed has surpassed 10 million!! It is all thanks to your support. Thank you very much! We will work harder and harder egotistically to reach our goal of 100 million copies!!

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Blue Lock Volume One Cover
Image Credit: Kodansha

The manga has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine since August 2018 and its first tankobon volume was released in November 2018. Its TV anime adaptation project was announced in August 2021.

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: Crunchyroll

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