Episode 17 is out and fans cannot contain their excitement. Barou, the “king”, is in despair as Isagi devours his skills. The stakes are high, and Isagi has found out how to win this match. It’s not just Isagi who showed improvement. Chigiri has evolved during this match.
Every character has their moment of shine in this episode. Barou and Isagi’s argument is surely a key event that gave us glimpses into both of their personalities. Reo struggles as he wonders what exactly made Nagi choose Isagi over him. Chigiri refuses to settle in the face of challenges.
The next episode will bring some interesting developments to the show. If you have been watching this series since the beginning, or are planning to start watching, now would be the perfect time to catch up.
Here’s everything you need to know about episode 18.
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Blue Lock Episode 18 Release Date:
The latest episode of Blue Lock will air every Sunday at 1:30 AM JST. Episode 18 will premiere on February 12th, 2023 in Japan in its Japanese dub. The subtitled version will be available at different times across the world.
The anticipated release times for various major regions are listed below. refer to the date and time specified for your location to find out the airtime for the next episode:
- 10 PM IST, 11th February 2023 in India
- 8:30 AM PDT, 11th February 2023 in America
- 11:30 AM EDT, 11th February 2023 in Europe
- 3:00 AM ACDT, 12th February 2023 in Australia
Where to Watch Blue Lock Episode 18?
Viewers from Japan can catch Blue Lock Episode 18 in its Japanese dub on the following platforms:
- Amazon Prime Video
- DMM TV
- Rakuten TV
Additionally, the anime is being streamed with subtitles on multiple platforms worldwide:
- Ani-One Asia
- Bilibili China
- IQIYI China
- Line TV
- Bilibili Asia
- IQIYI (Asia)
Crunchyroll is offering dubbed versions of the anime in various languages including English, French, German, and Portuguese.
Blue Lock Episode 17 “Donkey” Recap:
Isagi is amazed at the red team’s coordination. With their teamwork, they can surpass geniuses like Nagi and Barou. Isagi analyses all the possible ways of scoring a goal, but Barou’s self-centered nature renders all the paths useless.
In a team with clashing personalities, Isagi needs to take the lead. Barou is hellbent on playing the game on his terms.
Nagi displays excellent skills as he handles the ball with ease. Everyone, especially Reo, is amazed at how much he has improved since their last match. Isagi tries to convince Barou to play with the team but soon realizes that his attempts are futile. It is up to Nagi and Isagi to win the match.
Team Red is ahead with a score of 3-1. At this point, Isagi wonders why he is so hung up on Barou. He realizes that he has no choice but to give up on Barou and take in his abilities to win this match.
Isagi gets in form. He makes use of Barou to divert the other teammates and scores a goal. This shocked everyone, with quickly he adapted to the field and planned everything. He understands that the best way to change the world is to change himself and that’s exactly what he did.
Isagi warns Barou not to get in their way, which angers him. By this time, Isagi can predict everyone’s moves in advance, which fetches his team another point. Now the score is equal at 3-3.
The field is totally dominated by Nagi and Isagi. Chigiri feels motivated now more than ever. He thinks about Nagi’s comments on his play and works out a way to overcome his weakness.
He comes up with his ultimate speed technique, using which he scores a goal. The geniuses on the field are hyped and cannot wait to take on this challenge. The episode ends with a score of 4-3 in the match between team red and team white.
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Blue Lock Episode 18 Spoilers:
In the “Additional Time” segment, we see Gagamaru, Raichi, and Wanima forming a team as the only ones left behind after clearing Stage 1. The previous episode gave us some unexpected surprises and will continue this trend in the latest episode.
While you wait for episode 18, here are some spoilers to keep you excited.
- Barou’s childhood is shown in a flashback. This offers an explanation of why he behaves the way he does, especially his obsession with playing the way he believes is right.
- Isagi completely takes over the entire field.
- For the first time in his life, Barou tastes defeat as he inadvertently passes the ball to Isagi.
- Barou no longer feels like the king of the field. He loses all hopes of being a part of this match.
These are just a few clues about the contents of the next episode. Make sure to watch the latest episode to find out who wins the match and which player has to change teams.
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