Blue Lock Manga Takes Break Due to Artist’s Health

The Blue Lock fanbase will have to sit tight and wait for the hit manga series to resume on October 27, 2021, as it is taking a break due to mangaka Yusuke Nomura’s sudden illness.

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The 45th edition of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine did not include a new chapter of Blue Lock as scheduled. On October 27, the manga will resume in the magazine’s 48th edition.

Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yusuke Nomura’s Blue Lock is said to be one of the best sports manga series that has not only bagged the title of ‘Best Shonen Manga,’ but has also amassed a rather large, passionate fanbase that we hope can hold their horses for three weeks.

Blue Lock Manga Takes Break Due to Artist's Health
Blue Lock | Source: Fandom

A 3-week hiatus is considered a rather long break and we are sure to miss reading scenes that instill a sudden passion for soccer within us – but health comes first and Yusuke Nomura’s recovery is as vital as a goal in soccer.

While details of his abrupt illness are not known, the official Twitter account of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine updated and comforted the fans with a tweet.

[Apology for suspension]

“Blue Lock”, which was scheduled to be published in Weekly Shonen Magazine No. 45, will be suspended due to sudden illness by Dr. Yusuke Nomura. The teacher is heading for recovery, and the resumption is scheduled for issue 48. Also, due to the printing process, the contents of the No. 45 cover could not be corrected in time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Blue Lock Manga Takes Break Due to Artist's Health
Muneyuki Kaneshiro | Source: Fandom

As it goes with every serialized manga series, a break simply promises a better, well-executed set of chapters. Wouldn’t you want more high-intensity, battle royale equivalent scenes featuring our favorite Team Z? We know we would!

Let’s hang tight and wait for the latest chapter of Blue Lock to premiere on October 27, 2021.

About Blue Lock

Blue Lock is a Japanese manga series written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 2018. Blue Lock won the 45th Kodansha Manga Award in the shōnen category in 2021.

The story begins with Japan’s elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which prompts the Japanese Football Union to start a program scouting high school players who will begin training in preparation for the 2022 Cup.

Isagi Youichi, a forward, receives an invitation to this program soon after his team loses the chance to go to Nationals because he passed to his less-skilled teammate.

Their coach will be Ego Jinpachi, who intends to “destroy Japanese loser football” by introducing a radical new training regimen: isolate 300 young strikers in a prison-like institution called “Blue Lock”.


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