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Second Impressions – Blue Lock – Lost in Anime


The equation for me with Blue Lock might hardly be extra simple.  It’s a query of whether or not I can get previous how dumb it’s, as a result of it’s actually dumb.  I imply, like, unutterably silly.  Every thing the collection places ahead as good is definitely a ridiculously unhealthy thought, and “Ego Jinpachi” (and ideally the idiots from the “JFU” too) must be tossed from a six-story constructing right into a dumpster stuffed with razor wire.  And the earlier the higher.

The marginally fascinating ingredient of that is that, like many a preposterous premise, it’s constructed round a tiny grain of fact.  There is a selfishness issue concerned in some (not all) nice strikers’ success.  Japan in all probability does endure from an excessive amount of passivity in its type, a possession-based system predicated on sluggish buildup play.  It’s sufficient to get them via their World Cup qualifying group (in all probability the weakest of any) however withers as soon as confronted with the superior bodily presence and soccer nous of the higher European and South American sides.

However that’s the issue – attempting to attach Blue Lock to actuality is a idiot’s errand, as a result of it may well’t stand as much as even the tiniest scrutiny.  Every thing these morons are doing is unsuitable, each ethically and strategically.  It’s born from a curious mixture of conceitedness and self-loathing that you simply typically see mirrored within the nationwide character – “the world can see that our soccer is progressing at an outstanding charge” (it’s not, they’ll’t), paired with “we’re weak and passive, and we have to abuse our youth gamers as a way to change that”.  That dichotomy too is form of fascinating in a sociological sense, however any time the topic comes again to soccer I simply need to yank my hair out.

If something, I’m mildly curious to see if the collection truly believes this claptrap Ego and the girl from the JFU are spouting, or if it’s going to be a case of the youngsters rebelling in opposition to what’s clearly a silly system.  I concern it’s the previous, which just about leaves sheer spectacle as the one factor to cling onto.  And since loads of that entails “QUICK CLOSE UP OF CRAZY EYES!!!”, it’s in all probability not sufficient.  I nonetheless suppose that is primarily a soccer collection for individuals who hate soccer, however at the very least it doesn’t look or act like each different present on the schedule, so I’ll give it one other week or two to win me over.



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