Blue Lock’s Seishiro Nagi, Reo Mikage Display Physiques on Tarzan Magazine Cover

Blue Lock‘s Seishiro Nagi and Reo Mikage are gracing the cover of men’s health and lifestyle magazine Tarzan for the special edition of its stomach-themed 878th issue, which goes on sale in Japan on April 18. The collaboration commemorates the April 19 Japanese premiere of Blue Lock The Movie -Episode Nagi-.

Aside from the cover illustration of a shirtless Seishiro and Reo, the special edition issue will have an eight-page feature that includes an analysis of their performance in Blue Lock Season 1 by former professional soccer player Tomoaki Makino and “Nagi x Reo no Taikan Training” (Nagi x Reo’s Trunk Training) illustrations.

Image source: Tarzan website

Episode Nagi is based on the Blue Lock spin-off manga of the same name, which has Seishiro as the point-of-view character. Crunchyroll will distribute the film in North America and select international locations sometime this year.

The Episode Nagi manga began serialization in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2022 and has three tankoubon volumes as of September 2023. The main Blue Lock series, which has a second anime season in production, started in 2018 and is described by Kodansha USA as:

After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s team struggles to regroup. But what’s missing? An absolute Ace Striker, who can guide them to the win. The Football Association is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument in turning around a losing match…and to do so, they’ve gathered 300 of Japan’s best and brightest youth players. Who will emerge to lead the team…and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way?


Staff

• Director: Shunsuke Ishikawa (Blue Lock co-director)
• Story composition and script: Taku Kishimoto (Blue Lock series composer)
• Story supervisor: Munemuki Kaneshiro
• Character designer: Yuu Shindou (Fruits Basket 2019)
• Character designer: Sorato Shimizu (Gegege no Kitaro 2018)
• Music composer Jun Murayama (Blue Lock)
• Animation production: Eight Bit 

Cast

• Nobunaga Shimazaki as Seishiro
• Yuuma Uchida as Reo 
• Kazuyuki Okitsu as Zantetsu Tsurugi
• Kazuki Ura as Yoichi Isagi
• Tasuku Kaito as Meguru Bachira
• Yuuki Ono as Rensuke Kunigami
• Soma Saitou as Hyoma Chigiri
• Subaru Kimura as Ryo Nameoka


Sources: Tarzan website, Comic Natalie