(Read ‘Blue Lock’ Episode 1 Review if you have no idea what the show is about)
After being branded an ‘average Joe’ by Naruhaya, Isagi Yoichi continues to grapple with his existential crisis in the 15th episode of Blue Lock. He needs to figure out a way to beat his opponents or say goodbye to his soccer career and dreams.
Titled ‘Devour’, the episode was interesting in terms of animation as the creators play around with different styles, something they haven’t been doing much lately. However, the plot and pace has been slower episode 13 onward, with a lot of focus on Isagi’s internal monologue instead of actual action or soccer. Viewers also get a flashback into Naruhaya’s past and what playing soccer means to him; however at this point in the series the throwback was a little unnecessary.
While the ‘two versus two’ game does get over in this edition, it wasn’t as fun as I was expecting it to be. But at least we aren’t left in suspense about who gets to move further up in ‘Blue Lock’!
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