Author of Blue Lock did not design the Japanese Uniform
Yesterday Japan beat Germany in the upset world cup by the score of 2×1, after the victory several sports anime were among the most commented subjects on social networks.
Animes like Tsubasa, Inazuma Eleven, and Blue Lock were some remembered, Blue Lock more because it is currently being broadcast and its story focuses on precisely creating the best striker for Japan to win the cup.
Anyway, after Japan’s victory, a publication went viral on twitter, where it claims that the design of Japan’s uniform was made by the author of Blue Lock:
As you can see above, the publication had more than 200,000 likes, 31,000 shares and several comments, this spread and some websites and anime pages on Facebook spread this lie.
Yes, because this is false, the author of Blue Lock did not design the Japan national team uniform, Adidas Japan made the uniform.
In August of this year, the Japan National Team together with Adidas entered into a collaboration with the Blue Lock and Giant Killing manga, two manga about soccer.
The purpose of the collaboration was to attract young people’s interest to watch the Japanese national team, so the illustrators of these two manga drew their characters using the shirt, but they didn’t do the design!
To get an idea, this was the comment from the Blue Lock illustrator when he saw the uniform:
“When I first saw the new uniforms I thought they were really cool, I immediately noticed the origami. The linear design was really nice and Japanese, I liked it right from the moment I saw it.”
The author of the publication of the print above deleted the post and left the correction with the correct information later, but unfortunately this has already spread too much and many people are believing this.