Blue Lock Episode 22 Review: Victory Not Guaranteed

Blue Lock Episode 22 Review: In Blue Lock Episode 22, Rin and Yoichi’s fight keeps going, while Bachira watches from the sidelines and tries not to get caught up. In this review, let’s see what he tried next.

Blue Lock is the latest sports anime from Anime Studio 8bit, which is known for making shows like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and Rewrite that were well-liked by critics and audiences alike. Tetsuaki Watanabe is in charge of the show. He has worked on anime shows like Haikyuu and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress in the past.

The action director for the series is Hisashi Toujima, and the anime is based on a manga by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Yuusuke Nomura.

Blue Lock Episode 22 Review

I’m one of the many people online who have a lot of good things to say about Blue Lock. When the show does things right, I have praised it many times before. But I have also never kept quiet when I didn’t agree with something the show did or how it did it. This episode could have been one of the best of the show so far, but that didn’t happen. This one was not perfect, and there is a lot to talk about. Put down your torches and listen to me, people.

Itoshi Rin is not a very well-written opponent because he is basically a God on the field who you can only beat by pulling something new out of your a** every time you face him. That is not a true picture of football, and no one else in the world can predict everything as well as he can. Blue Lock isn’t meant to be a true story about football players and shouldn’t be taken literally. The only thing that matters here is how entertaining it is, so let’s switch gears and look at that. Itoshi Rin isn’t much of a fun boss to beat either.

He’s smart enough to know what everyone on the field is going to do until he’s not. He does almost everything better than Yoichi, until he doesn’t. It’s not like the way Yoichi’s team has been able to help him up until now doesn’t make sense, because it does. The rivalry between Barou and Yoichi, Nagi’s skills, and their link-up plays have all helped them beat him fairly. All of these tricks worked once on Rin, but they won’t work again because of how he is made. If it wasn’t for luck, it would be impossible to beat him, which doesn’t make for good matchups.

So far, the show has dealt with this by adding a lot of unpredictable characters, some of whom we’ve already talked about. In Blue Lock Episode 22, Bachira, who might be the biggest of all of them, finally came out on his own. But his awakening didn’t make as much sense as Barou’s did, and all the focus on him and his monster in the previous episodes didn’t pay off as well as one might think. It seems out of character for him to abandon his monster in such a way, since he became so good because of that monster, no matter who he now thinks is the monster.

But not everything was bad. Blue Lock Episode 22 wasn’t a bad episode by any means. Even though it didn’t work out perfectly, that doesn’t mean there weren’t good parts. It’s great that the show has found a good place for every player in this math, and for the one it didn’t, it made a whole storyline out of them. The animation and music were just as good as always, and the episode went by very quickly because it was still fun to watch. As we get close to the end of this game, things are getting very tense, which is how it should be.

Verdict Blue Lock Episode 22 wasn’t perfect. Some of the writing for the characters was questioned, but the match was still very entertaining and well-paced.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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