The story begins with Japan’s elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which prompts the Japanese Football Union to start a programme scouting high school players who will begin training in preparation for the 2022 Cup. Isagi Youichi, a forward, receives an invitation to this programme soon after his team loses the chance to go to Nationals because he passed to his less-skilled teammate —who missed— without trying to make the game-changing goal by himself.<br><br>Their coach will be Ego Jinpachi, who intends to “destroy Japanese loser football” by introducing a radical new training regimen: isolate 300 young strikers in a prison-like institution called “Blue Lock” and put them through rigorous training aimed at creating “the world’s greatest egotist striker.”
Yoichi Isagi lost the opportunity to go to the national high school championships because he passed to his teammate who missed instead of shooting himself. Isagi is one of 300 U-18 strikers chosen by Jinpachi Ego, a man who was hired by the Japan Football Association after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to guide Japan to winning the World Cup by destroying Japanese football. Ego’s plan is to isolate the 300 strikers into a prison-like institution called “Blue Lock”, in order to create the world’s biggest “egotist”/striker, which has been lacking in Japanese football.