The next contains spoilers for Episode 15 of Blue Lock, “Eat,” now streaming on Crunchyroll and Netflix.
Blue Lock introduced us an excellent two-on-two match now rich in stakes for all those figures involved, and compelled Isagi to build up his character a great deal prior to the finish from the episode. Additionally, it were able to tug on the heartstrings in an exceedingly unpredicted way, and provides several things to become searching toward within the next handful of days. After last week’s slower episode, that one got back into business with great soccer moves and more quickly.
Blue Lock continues to be in place number 6 on MyAnimeList’s rankings for Winter 2023, maintaining its score of 8.27. It appears that fans understood that a week ago was still being an essential episode, even when it wasn’t as nail-biting as another ones happen to be. Now certainly rewarded fans’ loyalty though having a more interesting story and extremely important character development.
A week ago, we had Isagi’s old teammate Naruhaya come in the spotlight as Isagi and Nagi needed to face off against him again. Naruhaya have been greatly experience character within the First Selection arc, therefore we didn’t know much about him. We learned precisely how callous his thought process was, though, which ongoing now into Episode 15. Naruhaya understood he couldn’t contend with Nagi and Barou because he was, and that he told Isagi he was exactly the same.
Now, we’ve got another bit of the storyline. There is a brief side story showing Naruhaya’s backstory, that was quite sad. His parents had both been wiped out, and the sister was supporting themself as well as their three more youthful brothers and sisters. Naruhaya imagined to become an expert soccer player to ensure that he might take proper care of his family, and lastly save them from poverty. It certainly made a normally unremarkable character much more supportive.
That managed to get all of the harder when Naruhaya couldn’t result in the cut. He might have been cruel to Isagi, but his sad story had us rooting for him the same. Obviously, though, Naruhaya and Barou needed to lose from the protagonist, so we were built with a moment wondering if Isagi would choose Naruhaya to maneuver to the next round. These were old teammates, in the end, and Barou has this type of bad attitude…
…but that’s not what went down. Again, Blue Lock surprised us! Most tales might have let Naruhaya move ahead, showing whim or ambiance in Isagi’s character. But Isagi is centered on winning, and that he understood that Barou would be a more powerful teammate. Now, entering in a few days cold-hearted, selfish King Barou is adding his eccentric-liness to Isagi’s trio.
Already, though, we are able to observe that Barou isn’t a team player. He and Nagi are prepared to fight over who’ll obtain the single bed in the finish from the episode! How they all are likely to be around the pitch in a few days is going to be interesting as you would expect. Plus, the episode ended by showing Nagi’s friend Reo teaming track of Chigiri and Kunigami – and all sorts of three seem to be out for vengeance after being left out. The inevitable match between individuals teams will probably be great!
A Genius of Adaptability
Episode 15 of Blue Lock did a great deal for Isagi’s character. A week ago, we had him battling again, and that he had been very overshadowed by Nagi and Barou around the pitch. It appeared like he wasn’t eliminate to help keep to be the primary character, without any exceptional skill or special quirk to help keep him alive in the game.
Now, though, Isagi was awesome again. He could combine his new special weapon of direct shooting with Naruhaya’s of benefiting from the blind place, making themself a much better player. The entire reason for nowhere Lock program would be to pressure strikers to remake themselves again and again on the path to as being a better player, and Isagi did exactly that. He undid everything he thought he understood about soccer and reprocessed themself based on what he was learning.
And due to that, he could score the winning goal within the match and secure his position because the protagonist not less than another week. We actually have our fingers entered for any match in Blue Lock between Barou, Nagi, and Isagi against Chigiri, Kunigami, and Reo as quickly as possible. Plus we are waiting to determine how Barou suits they with Isagi and Nagi (our conjecture is… not well whatsoever!).
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