Blue Lock Episode 14 ((FULL))
Blue Lock slowed down a little this week to focus more on Isagi's character development and how he is feeling at this stage in the program, with less emphasis on actual soccer played and a lot more on emotions. That didn't stop it from having some exciting moments, though, including returning characters and a cliffhanger ending that is setting up what is sure to be a more action-packed episode again next week.
Blue Lock Episode 14
Now that Vinland Saga Season 2 has aired, Blue Lock slipped down to the sixth position on the Winter Anime Chart on MyAnimeList. A score of 8.27 is still quite good, though, and if the anime can keep charging forward it is likely to hold at least that position again throughout the season. Slow weeks, though, often drop the score down a bit, and that may well happen after this week's weaker, but still important, episode.
But in the actual match at the end of the episode, we see more of Naruhaya's true colors. He is not willing to just roll over and accept his fate, but is fighing as well - and chose to play against Isagi because he felt like he would be able to beat Isagi after playing on the same team together before. Isagi has to find his confidence and face his own weaknesses if he is going to stay in Blue Lock.
Last week, Blue Lock had a new ending song to kick off the new season. This week, the new ending didn't have any time to actually play again; the credits ran during the regular episode because there was too much to fit in. But Blue Lock definitely delivered to music lovers all the same by having an all-new opening song!
The new opening is "Judgement" by ASH DA HERO, and it was worth waiting for. While "Chaos ga Kiwamaru" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN was also a good song for the show, "Judgement" is even better. The new opening animation is also very well done, full of bright colors, contrasts, and blocks of text in a grafiti style that are relevant to the story and aesthetic of the anime.
While yes, Episode 14 of Blue Lock was mostly slow paced internal monologues or discussions between characters, it was still an important episode. It highlights where Isagi still needs to improve and where he has to go from here, and keeps him as an underdog rather than an overpowering main character. It also lets other characters have a bit of the spotlight, giving a good chance for character development all around. We will be waiting for more action next week!
For international audiences, Crunchyroll is simulcasting the series. The episode with English subtitles should be available two and a half hours after it airs in Japan. In the United States, that would be at the following times on Saturday:
The three decide to form a triangle formation. Isagi starts preparing to score a goal, but Rin appears and blocks him. Bachira passes the ball to Nagi instead, and he scores a goal. Rin attempts to score another goal, but Isagi blocks it. However, Rin scores even from the corner. With the score at 4-2, Isagi, Bachira, and Nagi are determined to turn the tables.
The previous episode saw Isagi, Nagi, and Bachira's white team play against Itoshi, Aryu, and Tokimiitsu's red team. While the white team did take an early lead, the tables were turned immediately as Itoshi dominated the match, with the match ending with a scoreline of 5-2. As a result, the red team decided to take Bachira from the losing team.
Blue Lock episode 14 is set to be released on Sunday, January 15, 2023. The release date and time of the upcoming episode will differ across time zones, allowing most international fans to watch it on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
Blue Lock episode 14 will be available on Crunchyroll in most parts of the world. The anime will also be available to stream on Netflix in select Asian countries, including Japan, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.
Blue Lock episode 14 will see Isagi and Nagi head back to the second stage of the Rivalry Battle while Bachira joins the top three players of Blue Lock, Itoshi Rin, Aoshi Tokimitsu, and Jyubei Aryu, in the fourth stage.
Blue Lock episode 13, titled Top 3, saw Isagi's white team play against Itoshi's red team. While Isagi, Bachira, and Nagi teamed up for Isagi to score the first goal, the tides soon shifted the other way around as Itoshi, Aryu, and Tokimitsu were able to score their own individual goals.
Blue Lock Episode 14 is the fourteenth episode of one of the most popular anime of this year. Blue Lock is a sports anime directed by Tetsuaki Watanabe and Hisashi Toujima and is based on an original manga written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yuusuke Nomura. The series is being animated by Studio 8bit.
Blue Lock Episode 15 will release on Saturday, January 21st at 11:00 AM PST. Local networks like TV Asahi will air the new episode for fans in Japan, while international fans can enjoy it on Crunchyroll. Netflix is also airing the series, but only within select regions of Asia, which includes India, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand. The release time will vary depending on your region:
As confirmed by the official Blu-Ray DVD listings, Blue Lock season 1 will consist of 24 individual episodes. With part 1 having 12 episodes, this means that the ongoing second cour will also have 12 episodes.
Blue Lock episode 14 is scheduled to be released on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Crunchyroll will be streaming the anime to North American fans. Muse Asia and Netflix will be streaming the series in selected regions.
Blue Lock: Season 1 is being released one episode every week on Saturdays for those in Europe and America. The first season is split into two cours, with the first one getting 12 episodes.
Man, if last week's episode didn't already grind Isagi's insecurities into the ground, then this episode pushed them deep into the center of the Earth. Seriously, about two-thirds of this episode was just everyone pointing out how, at the end of the day, Isagi is probably the one that people need to worry about the least, because while he is a skilled soccer player, he's only really as skilled as the pieces that he is working with. His spatial awareness allows him to devise great setups and be a good finisher, but both of those strategies almost always involve other people. In a one-on-one match, the only thing that he's going to be overtly aware of is how much of a disadvantage he is at. It's one thing if you recognize your opponent's strengths and limitations, it's another if you can actually do anything about them. It's as if Isagi only just recently learned to drive without actually knowing how to turn on the car by himself.
I like Nagi's argument to Isagi in this episode about how Bachira was probably the closest friend Isagi had at Blue Lock, but he also might have inadvertently been something that Isagi leaned on a little bit too much. Bachira is an expert at dribbling and passing, so he's kind of the perfect partner for Isagi given their skill sets, something that we have seen numerous times in the past. Take that away, and it really does highlight that maybe Isagi wouldn't have gotten this far if he didn't have that. I like how this isn't just pointed out Nagi, his current teammate, but it's also echoed by a former teammate that Isagi previously relied on. We all know this is just a setup for Isagi to prove everybody wrong, thus tapping into that classic sports anime underdog narrative and in some ways, you could argue that it hammers that point over our head a little bit too much. But given the fact that the resolution of this arc is probably going to be reached by the next episode, I think it's a fine setup. Now the question is: what is Isagi missing in order for him to be a player that stands more on his own?
Warning! Contains spoilers for Blue Lock Episode 14!The Soccer anime Blue Lock just forced its protagonist Isagi to betray one of his initial teammates, fulfilling the dark potential of its premise. Part of what makes Blue Lock so unique from other Sports anime is its Death Game-like setup, with its various characters all competing against each other to become the best striker in Japan. Since there can only be one top striker in Japan however, this means that any teams or alliances formed in the Blue Lock program are necessarily temporary, as its latest episode shows.
Isagi has eliminated various players over the course of the show either directly or indirectly. In the first episode he eliminated Kira directly and through the various games that followed he eliminated entire teams of players by leading his team to victory over them. But throughout that entire time, he never had to turn against any of his fellow members of Team Z who he trained and lived alongside for the entirety of Blue Lock's first phase. Blue Lock's second phase dissolved those initial teams entirely, forcing players to make new teams that are much smaller. These smaller teams necessarily force former teammates to fight each other, greatly raising the stakes and tension of the show.
An anime television series adaptation was announced on August 12, 2021. The series is produced by Eight Bit and directed by Tetsuaki Watanabe, with Shunsuke Ishikawa serving as assistant director, Taku Kishimoto overseeing the series' scripts, Masaru Shindō providing the main character designs and serving as chief animation director, Hisashi Tojima serving as chief action director, and Jun Murayama composing the music. It ran for 24 episodes. The series aired from October 9, 2022 to March 26, 2023 on TV Asahi's NUMAnimation [ja] block.[b] The first opening theme song is "Chaos ga Kiwamaru" (カオスが極まる, "Chaos Reigns") by Unison Square Garden, while the first ending theme song is "Winner" by Shugo Nakamura. The second opening theme song is "Judgement" by Ash Da Hero, while the second ending theme song is "Numbness like a ginger" by Unison Square Garden. Crunchyroll has licensed the series, and have streamed an English dub starting on October 22, 2022. Medialink licensed the series in Asia-Pacific; it is streamed on their Ani-One YouTube channel, and on iQIYI, bilibili, Netflix, and Animax Asia. 041b061a72