Learn More About the Blue Lock Manga's Current Status: Is It Ending?

Is the Blue Lock Manga Finished or Ongoing Current Status Yoichi Isagi
Credit: 8bit

Is the Blue Lock Manga Finished or Ongoing Current Status Yoichi Isagi
Credit: 8bit

Blue Lock is one of the most realistic sports anime out there, with a unique plot. While other sports anime emphasize teamwork, Blue Lock highlights a striker's pride and ego. With so much interest and hype surrounding the sports anime, is the Blue Lock manga finished or still ongoing?

RELATED: The Best Sports Anime to Watch of All Time

Blue Lock Manga: Ego Is Better Than Teamwork

Blue Lock is written by Mineyuki Kaneshiro (As the Gods Will) and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura (Emperor of the Sands), who was also Hajime Isayama's assistant in Attack on Titan.

The manga follows an ordinary high school soccer player named Yoichi Isagi who joins the Blue Lock soccer program alongside 299 other players.

In the program, Yoichi fights for his soccer career to become the World's Greatest Egoist Striker, but the road ahead is difficult, and Yoichi must cut many strong players to survive.

It's now or never, and Yoichi must constantly change to keep up with the program's fast-paced competition.

There is no time to slack off and relax, for Yoichi will be devoured by the other players hungry for the title!

Is the Blue Lock Manga Finished or Ongoing?

As of writing, the Blue Lock manga is still ongoing, with no signs of ending anytime soon, so fans will have to keep an eye out for new chapters as they become available.

The manga has so far published 27 volumes, with over 240 chapters. The first chapter is titled Dream (Yume), and the most recent one is titled PXG.

The Blue Lock manga began serialization in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine on August 1, 2018.

Kodansha USA has also licensed the Blue Lock manga for publication in English print and digital form in North America in January 2021. There's no English release schedule for manga volumes 23–27 so far, so stay tuned.

Is the Blue Lock Manga Finished or Ongoing Yoichi Isagi
expand image
Credit: 8bit

Eventually, the Blue Lock manga was licensed in countries such as France, Germany, Taiwan, Italy, Spain, and even Thailand, to name a few!

The series has become so popular that over 10 million copies of the manga have been sold since August 2022.

Most notably, Blue Lock has received numerous awards since its release.

In fact, the manga won the 45th Kodansha Manga Award in the shonen category in 2021 and got nominated in the Best Manga category of the 2022 Harvey Awards.

Blue Lock, in addition to the original manga, has a spinoff manga called Blue Lock: Episode Nagi, written and illustrated by Kota Sannomiya, the artist for Tesla Note.

As the title implies, the spinoff manga focuses on Seishiro Nagi, who is known as the natural soccer genius in the original series.

It will be adapted into a movie and will be released at a later date. The film will tell Nagi's life prior to his time in the Blue Lock program. This means viewers will be able to witness the bond between Mikage and Nagi.

YOU MIGHT LIKE: What Happens to Kira Ryosuke in Blue Lock?

When Will the Blue Lock Manga End? Predictions

When Will The Blue Lock Manga End Bachira
expand image
Credit: 8bit

Blue Lock will not be ending anytime soon, at least for the time being. In fact, the latest chapter is still in the middle of the sixth story arc of the series, the Neo-Egoist League arc, so it is far from over.

The Neo-Egoist League is the third and final selection of the Blue Lock program, which seeks to identify the players who will represent Japan's U-20 team in the World Cup.

READ MORE: Who Are Blue Lock's Voice Actors?

What to Expect From the Blue Lock Manga

Blue Lock is a soccer-themed sports manga, which is why manga readers can expect to come across soccer-related terms, techniques, and strategies that a non-soccer fan would be unfamiliar with.

Despite this, the manga provides non-soccer fans with the information they need to understand the context of a specific technique or soccer play.

Fortunately, it does not leave its readers in the dark about what is going on in a specific game or conversation.

Here's What You Can Expect From the Blue Lock Manga Yoichi
expand image
Credit: 8bit

The Blue Lock manga has a decent and clean art style that is very easy on the eyes, unlike other manga series that try to fit several sequences into one or two manga panels.

If anime fans enjoyed the first few episodes of the anime, they will have no trouble binge-reading the original source material.

Blue Lock, like any other sports anime, has story arcs that involve a lot of matches.

Prepare to read a lot of match selections as the Blue Lock program searches for the world's greatest egoist striker.

YOU MIGHT LIKE: When Do New Blue Lock Manga Chapters Come Out?

Where to Read the Blue Lock Manga Online

Where to Read the Blue Lock Manga Online? Itoshi Rin
expand image
Credit: 8bit

The only place where you can read the Blue Lock manga online is on Kodansha's official English website.

Bear in mind that you need to have an account to gain access to more chapters of the sports manga series.

Fans can also read the Blue Lock manga by purchasing the ebook and print versions from Kodansha USA's official website.

Discover more anime news and info by following us on Twitter @epicstreamanime.

READ NEXT: Will There Be a Blue Lock Season 2?

This Article's Topics

Explore new topics and discover content that's right for you!

AnimeMangaQueriesBlue Lock