BLUE LOCK THE MOVIE -EPISODE NAGI- Coming to UK Cinemas 5th July


BLUE LOCK THE MOVIE -EPISODE NAGI-, a new story focusing on the fan-favourite character Nagi Seishiro, is the first film in the action-packed sports anime BLUE LOCK series 

Crunchyroll announced today that it is bringing the highly anticipated football anime film BLUE LOCK THE MOVIE -EPISODE NAGI- to UK cinemas from 5th July, together with Sony Pictures Entertainment. The title will be available in Japanese with English subtitles as well as dubbed in English.

The film, which will focus on fan-favourite Nagi Seishiro, serves as a side story to the series and follows the high schooler as he discovers his hidden talent for football.

The first season of BLUE LOCK is now available to stream on Crunchyroll

Official Film Synopsis:

“That’s a hassle.” That was second-year high schooler Nagi Seishiro’s favourite phrase as he lived his dull life. Until Mikage Reo, a classmate who dreamed of winning the World Cup, discovered Nagi’s hidden skill, inspiring him to play soccer and share his outstanding talent. One day, he receives an invitation to the mysterious BLUE LOCK Project. What awaits him there is an encounter with the finest strikers assembled from across the country. Nagi’s dream of becoming the best, alongside Reo, will take this prodigy to a world he’s never known. 

A prodigy can only be shaped when someone discovers him….now, striker Nagi Seishiro’s incredible talent and persona will set the soccer world ablaze.

Credits: Directed by Shunsuke Ishikawa. Original story by Muneyuki Kaneshiro. Manga by Kouta Sannomiya. Character Design by Yusuke Nomura. Composition and Screenplay by Taku Kishimoto. Music by Jun Murayama. Produced by Eightbit. 


BLUE LOCK follows the dreams of 300 high school students who aim to become an absolute ace striker and lead the Japan’s Men’s National Team to win the next World Cup tournament. However, if they are eliminated from the BLUELOCK training program they will never be able to play for the national team and their career is finished. Only one whose ego and skill triumphs over all will emerge on top. Based on the award-winning manga of the same name written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro,  illustrated by Yusuke Nomura and serialised in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine with over 30 million copies in circulation, the anime debuted in October 2022 and was one of the most popular series during its simulcast season.

Teaser Trailer


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