01x18 - The Stage for the Lead

Episode transcripts for the TV show, "Blue Lock". Aired: October 9, 2022 – present.
Yoichi Isagi, an unknown high school football player who is conflicted about his playing style, decides to join the program in order to become the best egotistical striker in the world.
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01x18 - The Stage for the Lead

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BAROU/I: How have I been brought to my knees without even scoring once?

BAROU/I: I'm supposed to be the king of the field.

BAROU/I: I... used to play the lead on the field.

Flashback/Overlap,BOY A: Y-You're amazing, Barou-kun.

BAROU/I: I had talent.

Flashback/Overlap,BOY B: I'm so happy you're on my team!

BAROU/I: Everyone else was in a supporting role.

Flashback/Overlap,YOUNG BAROU: You all need to move so I can score.

Flashback/Overlap,BOY A: Sure thing!

Flashback/Overlap,BOY B: We're invincible now!

FlashbackYOUNG BAROU/I: They're happy even though they're just the supporting cast.

FlashbackYOUNG BAROU/I: Why do they even play soccer?

Flashback/Overlap,YOUNG BAROU: I am the king.

BAROU/I: I gave up trying to understand others, and pursued my own style of soccer.

BAROU/I: Then, it hit me. I didn't like soccer because I got to feel like a king.

BAROU/I: And it obviously wasn't because I loved kicking a ball around.

BAROU/I: I liked it because I could grab someone who'd dedicated their whole life to soccer

BAROU/I: and drag them off the stage and out of the spotlight with my goals.

BAROU/I: I found myself playing to taste that exhilaration.

BAROU/I: I know, more than anyone...

BAROU/I: that it's a feeling of incomparable joy,

BAROU/I: only available to the truly strong.

NAGI: If they score next, we lose, Isagi.

NAGI: It's our ball. Let's go get one.

ISAGI: Yeah, let's start our comeback here—

BAROU: Go on!

KUNIGAMI: For real?!

CHIGIRI: A direct sh*t?

BAROU: Ah, damn it!

REO: Kunigami, the loose ball!


KUNIGAMI: Let's go, Reo! Time for a swift counter—

NAGI: Just you try it, Kunigami Gains-kun.

KUNIGAMI/I: Man, he was on me fast!

REO: Over here, Kunigami! We can't lose it so close to the goal!

KUNIGAMI: Nice, Reo. All yours!

REO/I: What?

REO/I: He read my movement?

REO/I: I won't...

REO/I: let you have it all your own way!

NAGI: Loose ball.

BAROU/I: It's finally here.

BAROU/I: My big chance to become the lead.

BAROU/I: The ideal zone for my sh*t is wide open.

BAROU/I: If I eat up the last few meters with my first touch,

BAROU/I: I can hit a precise sh*t toward goal!

CHIGIRI: You're one step short, King.

CHIGIRI: I'm faster.

BAROU/I: Bastard.

BAROU/I: If I take a touch, he'll catch up to me!

BAROU/I: Damn, damn, damn!

BAROU/I: What do I do? Do I sh**t even though I'm not in range?

BAROU/I: Damn it!

BAROU/I: My ideal zone is right there!

BAROU/I: I'm one step...

BAROU/I: too short.

ISAGI/I: Give me the ball.

ISAGI: That was a nice pass, donkey.

ISAGI: You need to move so I can score.

BAROU/I: What is this feeling?

BAROU/I: This despair that's gripping my heart?

BAROU/I: Is it defeat?

BAROU/I: I didn't make that pass myself.

BAROU/I: It was forced out of me.

BAROU/I: In that moment, I lost to Isagi Yoichi.

Flashback/Overlap,BAROU: Don't stand in my way.

Flashback/Overlap,BAROU: Or I'll k*ll you.

Flashback/Overlap,BAROU: You have no talent.

Flashback/Overlap,BAROU: Do you want the king to personally crush you?

Flashback/Overlap,BAROU: Go back to sleep, average Joe.

Flashback/Overlap,BAROU: I'll decide what I do.

Flashback/Overlap,BAROU: I'd rather die than play for someone else.

Flashback/Overlap,YOUNG BAROU: You all need to move so I can score.

BAROU/I: In that moment, he was the lead,

BAROU/I: and soccer didn't exist to serve me.

BAROU/I: I wasn't a king at all.

CHIGIRI: Isagi's unstoppable right now.

KUNIGAMI: The next play will be the last.

REO: Keep Isagi from getting the ball at all costs.

CHIGIRI: Right. I don't think we can stop him if he gets it.

REO: It's our ball at the restart, so we'll kick off the last play.

REO: We will score the next goal and win.

REO: If they take the ball from us, we lose.

CHIGIRI: In that case, let's use my speed.

CHIGIRI: Right now, that route gives us the best possibility of scoring.

KUNIGAMI: Okay, that's the general plan, then.

REO: If we want to bet everything on the last sh*t, it's our best option.

REO: We will win this.


KUNIGAMI: It's all I'm here for.

ISAGI: It's their ball at the restart.

ISAGI: Before anything else, we have to get the ball.

NAGI: Yup.

NAGI: But we gotta watch out for Chigiri.

NAGI: Even if we mark him, he can outrun us in a foot race.

NAGI: And if he controls it like he did earlier, his speed won't drop at all.

NAGI: If we start our sprints at the same time, there's no way we can b*at him.

ISAGI: In that case...

ISAGI: We have to stop him before that.

NAGI: You have a plan?

ISAGI: Yeah, I'll stick on Reo and—

NAGI: Wait, hold on.

NAGI: Do we want to share this with him?

NAGI: It's easier to defend with three of us, and if we concede next, we're done.

ISAGI: It's pointless saying anything to a dethroned king.

ISAGI: You and I will decide how this last play turns out.

NAGI: All right.

REO/I: Their defense is focused on blocking the route to Chigiri?

REO/I: While the route to Kunigami is pretty much wide open?

REO/I: Which means they don't care if I pass it that way.

REO/I: Damn. I want to use Chigiri's speed,

SIGN: Dribble

SIGN: Dribble

REO/I: but like this, any pass to him will put him at a disadvantage.

SIGN: Pass

SIGN: Pass

SIGN: Disadvantage

SIGN: Disadvantage

REO/I: And Nagi is laser-focused on marking Chigiri.

REO/I: They've seen through our tactic completely.

REO: Kunigami!

KUNIGAMI/I: So I'm not a thr*at, huh?

KUNIGAMI/I: But what do we do?

KUNIGAMI/I: Any less-than-perfect pass is too risky.

KUNIGAMI/I: Should I try beating Barou?

KUNIGAMI/I: No, that's also way too risky.

KUNIGAMI: Reo, go again!

REO/I: It won't work. Kunigami and I can't go on the att*ck here.

REO/I: No. What the hell am I thinking?

REO/I: I'm gonna b*at this guy!

REO/I: I will force open...

REO/I: the route to Chigiri!

REO/I: Not yet.

REO/I: Draw him in.

REO/I: I don't need to get past him.

REO/I: A clear path is all I need.

REO/I: One moment will do!

REO/I: I see it!

REO: Run!


REO/I: I win, Isagi Yoichi!

CHIGIRI/I: Leave it all to me!

CHIGIRI/I: This guy...

CHIGIRI/I: Where's he going?

REO/I: He's charging down my pass. Surely he's not...

REO/I: Knowing he can't b*at Chigiri for speed, he's trying to... intercept my pass himself?

ISAGI: Nice pass, Reo.

ISAGI: That's what we were waiting for.

REO/I: Huh? You're kidding.

REO/I: This whole situation was part of his plan?

REO/I: If he doesn't get a touch on the ball, Chigiri will get it and it's game over.

ISAGI: Reach it.

REO/I: They've taken such a huge gamble in the last minutes of the match?

NAGI: Aw, man. That was super close.

REO: L-Loose ball!

ISAGI: Let's go, donkey.

KUNIGAMI: Bring it, King!

BAROU/I: Once I'd accepted this thing called defeat,

BAROU/I: it became crystal clear to me that this field is shining for his goals.

BAROU/I: Strangely, I'm fine with it.

BAROU/I: Maybe because I'm no longer the lead.

NAGI: This way!

NAGI: I'm here, too!

BAROU/I: This guy...

CHIGIRI: Hold up, you bastard!

CHIGIRI: I won't let you have it all your own way, genius!

NAGI: You again, Meddling Missy?

BAROU/I: I've never felt like this before.

BAROU/I: They're taunting me with all these routes to scoring.

BAROU/I: And showing me that, in my supporting role, I can make a pass and we can win.

BAROU/I: I can be a vital piece in our next goal.

BAROU/I: You two are shining too damn bright for me.

BAROU/I: Damn. So that's what it was about.

BAROU/I: All of the supporting cast who have fed me passes up to now...

BAROU/I: This is how they felt.

BAROU/I: This sense of defeat can only be salvaged...

BAROU/I: by entrusting the goal to the supreme strikers!

BAROU/I: We can win with my pass.

BAROU/I: So this is what being a "team" means.

BAROU/I: This is how I create a chemical reaction with them.

BAROU/I: For the defeated man in the supporting role, this is his reason for existing.

BAROU/I: What's this?

BAROU/I: What's going on?

BAROU/I: What's clinging to me?

BAROU/I: Is this the future that awaits me after this pass?

BAROU/I: I see.

BAROU/I: Entrusting the goal to them...

BAROU/I: might indeed salvage me from this sense of defeat.

BAROU/I: But that's just escapism for those with broken dreams

BAROU/I: who can't bear to deny the lives they've led so far.

BAROU/I: That's right. It's nothing but a loser's excuse.

BAROU/I: I refuse...

BAROU/I: to live in a future...

BAROU/I: like that!

KUNIGAMI/I: A chop feint?!

KUNIGAMI/I: And acute-angle dribbling?!

BAROU/I: The path I need to see is...

ISAGI: Barou!

NAGI: Didn't know he could do that.

REO/I: Tch. This is bad.

REO/I: If he passes to Isagi, we're done for.

REO/I: Which way?

REO/I: Is he looking to dribble past me?

REO/I: No, that motion can only be a pass!

REO/I: What? Consecutive chops?

REO/I: He used Isagi as a decoy?

REO/I: A lightning dribble with cutbacks that don't lessen the power of his run!

REO/I: Is this guy for real?

REO/I: He's evolving at this point in the match?!

KUNIGAMI: Go to him, Chigiri! Barou's not gonna pass now!

BAROU/I: I can see it! I can feel it!

BAROU/I: Now that I know defeat, what I need to see is...

BAROU/I: not some legitimate route that entrusts the goal to the lead,

BAROU/I: but the route that only exists for my goal. This...

BAROU/I: twisted path!

CHIGIRI/I: He used Isagi to disguise his next move?

BAROU/I: Hidden behind the light you're throwing out...

BAROU/I: Now it's time for me to devour you!

CHIGIRI/I: These guys are devouring each other!

ISAGI/I: This is Barou's awakening.

ISAGI/I: Devouring each other to get ahead...

ISAGI/I: This is our chemical reaction!

NAGI: Wow, is he gonna pass them all?

BAROU/I: I won't be reduced to a supporting role.

BAROU: Move!

BAROU/I: If you're the lead, I'm more than happy to play the villain who devours your light!

ISAGI: Holy hell, dude.

NAGI: Welcome back, King.

BAROU/I: This twisted path is my new kingly way.

BAROU/I: I am...

BAROU/I: the king!

TopANRI/I: Final score: - .

TopANRI/I: Blue Lock Second Selection, Third Stage: v Rivalry Battle.

ISAGI: Barou!

TopANRI/I: Team White are the winners.

TopANRI/I: Isagi Yoichi.

NAGI: Oh. High five denied.

TopANRI/I: Nagi Seishiro.

TopANRI/I: Barou Shouei.

BAROU: First of all...

BAROU: Take it back.

BAROU: Am I a "donkey"?

ISAGI: Sorry. I was wrong.

ISAGI: You're seriously amazing, man!

BAROU: Tch. Being around you throws me off my game.

NAGI: Nice sh*t.

NAGI: Victory! We won.

ISAGI: Hey, Nagi, you're...

BAROU: Get off me, bastard.

NAGI: Seriously though, those chops were awesome.

NAGI: Why didn't you say you could do that?

BAROU: Can it.

BAROU: It just came to me.


ISAGI: Tell me more about yourself.

BAROU: I always thought the field belonged to me and me alone.

BAROU: It was me versus all the rest.

BAROU: But you two were the first ones to steal the lead role away from me.

BAROU: So in order to survive in Blue Lock,

BAROU: I found a way to dominate the field as the villain.

BAROU: That's all there is to it.

NAGI: Well, the other team was pretty strong.

NAGI: If they'd been mediocre, you wouldn't have felt that way.

BAROU: I guess you're right there.

ISAGI: So that's how this new "chop dribbling" w*apon of yours was born, huh?

ISAGI: Yup. You really are amazing.

BAROU: Whatever.

BAROU: Villain or not, my dream is to become the world's best striker as the king of the field.

BAROU: I won't lose to you ever again, Isagi.

NAGI: Hey, you just called Isagi by his actual name for once.

ISAGI: Huh? Oh.

BAROU: As if anyone's keeping track.

BAROU: You're a real pain in the ass, Mr. Hassle Man.

NAGI: I'm not Mr. Hassle Man. I'm Nagi. Call me by my name, too.

BAROU: Can it, you pest.

NAGI: Hey now. That's rude.

ISAGI: Nagi.

ISAGI: Nice game.

NAGI: Yup.

SIGN: Barou


ANRI: Incredible.

ANRI: Using those chops, he dribbled past three players,

ANRI: and fired a sh*t of unmatched accuracy into the top-right corner.

ANRI: Looking purely at technique, he's one of the top talents in Japan.

ANRI: Barou Shouei-kun.

SIGN: Japan Football Union BL Supervisor

ANRI: Was his awakening in your calculation, Ego-san?

EGO: Nope, not at all. That was all his own talent's doing.

SIGN: Blue Lock Project Representative

ARNI: Huh?

EGO: Listen, Anri-chan.

EGO: Defeat is a simple phenomenon that must exist in the world of competition.

EGO: Even for the world's best striker, it's impossible to win every single match.

EGO: What matters is what you take from the defeat.

EGO: A loser is denied by the field they're playing on.

EGO: For a fighter, there is nothing worse than that despair.

EGO: And yet, many average Joes don't carve this despair into their minds. That's important.

EGO: Denied for their powerlessness and lack of talent,

EGO: they're afraid to acknowledge their mistakes and unconsciously make excuses,

EGO: fantastically unaware they're doing so.

Flashback/Overlap,PLAYER B: No, this is just the beginning.

Flashback/Overlap,PLAYER C: That's right! There is no "game over" in life!

EGO: In order to not feel like it's all been a waste,

EGO: they trick themselves into thinking not giving up is the right answer.

EGO: I call it "dream doping."

SIGN: Live street performance! th Anniversary

EGO: Their goal used to be achieving their dream, but now their goal is the act of chasing after it.

EGO: I have zero interest in the garbage who continue to fool themselves

EGO: by clinging onto the ghost of a dream.

EGO: }If you don't live your life to achieve your dream, it's pointless.

EGO: That's why defeat is the crossroads for your dream.

EGO: What's needed is the strength to fully realize your powerlessness in that moment.

EGO: The ability to feel despair.

EGO: There's a path you can only see once you've given up on the path to your dream.

EGO: And that path leads to your new potential.

EGO: Those who continue to fight in spite of their despair

EGO: are bestowed with the power to achieve their dream.

EGO: Now, all you losers.

EGO: You are at your crossroads.

CHIGIRI/I: We were so close.

CHIGIRI/I: If that pass had got through, I would've scored and we would've won!

KUNIGAMI/I: I wasn't good enough.

KUNIGAMI/I: I didn't stand a chance when they showed their true strength.

KUNIGAMI/I: That's the reality.

REO/I: I lost.

REO/I: Why did I even bother to...

NAGI: So what do you wanna do, Isagi?

BAROU: Right. We gotta pick one.

ISAGI: Yeah.

ISAGI/I: To b*at Rin...

ISAGI/I: and win Bachira back...

ISAGI/I: the teammate I need is...

NAGI: So...

NAGI: Who do you wanna pick?

SIGN: Teieri Anri's Blue Lock Journal!

SIGN: Teieri Anri's Blue Lock Journal!

SIGN: Teieri Anri's

SIGN: Teieri Anri's

SIGN: Teieri Anri's

SIGN: Journal!

SIGN: Journal!

SIGN: Journal!

Top,ANRI: Teieri Anri's Blue Lock Journal!

ANRI: : am: wake up, check emails, do morning yoga.


SIGN: Wake up Check emails Morning yoga

SIGN: Pigeon pose

ANRI: : am: wake Ego-san, clean Ego-san's room.

SIGN: Wake Ego-san Clean Ego-san's room

SIGN: Mumble Mumble

SIGN: Ego-san in the morning (LOL)

ANRI: : am: breakfast.


SIGN: Breakfast

SIGN: Have boiled water ready for Ego-san's instant cup noodles!

ANRI: : am: check the health data of each player, meeting with Ego-san.

SIGN: Check the health data of each player Meeting with Ego-san

SIGN: Don't argue with him. He'll rebut everything, so just accept it!

SIGN: Lock off!


ANRI: : am: check the progress of the selection.


SIGN: Check the progress of the selection

ANRI: : am: update the personal data on each player.


SIGN: Update the personal data on each player

SIGN: Process player data on running distance, form, muscle mass from body suits, and data from games, so Ego-san can check growth and changes!

ANRI: : pm: lunch.


SIGN: Lunch


SIGN: Don't forget the hot water!

Top,ANRI: Don't forget the hot water!

ANRI: I'll continue to work hard in the afternoon so we can win the World Cup!

SIGN: Our target is winning the World Cup!

ANRI: : pm: study soccer.


SIGN: Study soccer

SIGN (yellow): Read all the books on tactics and mental training!

ANRI: And snack time.

SIGN: Snack time

SIGN: Depending on mood, gummies or choc

ANRI: : pm: check the progress of the selection.

SIGN: Check the progress of the selection


ANRI: : pm: meeting with Ego-san.

SIGN: Everything About Soccer

SIGN: Dawn of Japan's Soccer

SIGN: Soccer Encyclopedia

SIGN: Strategies for Scoring

SIGN: Meeting with Ego-san

SIGN: Mostly criticism, but he occasionally says something insightful, so don't miss it! Trust Ego-san!


SIGN: Chemical reaction

ANRI: : pm: write up reports for the JFU.


SIGN: Write up reports for the JFU

SIGN: (progress, expenses, etc.)


ANRI: : pm: check the health data of each player.

SIGN: Everything About Soccer

SIGN: Dawn of Japan's Soccer

SIGN: Soccer Encyclopedia

SIGN: Strategies for Scoring

SIGN: Check the health data of each player

ANRI: : pm: end of business day.


SIGN: End of business day

SIGN (yellow): Remove makeup and relax in comfy clothes!

SIGN: Everything About Soccer

SIGN: Dawn of Japan's Soccer

SIGN: Soccer Encyclopedia

SIGN: Strategies for Scoring

SIGN (balloon): Tracksuit from high school ♥

ANRI: : pm: dinner!


SIGN: Dinner

SIGN: Everything About Soccer

SIGN: Dawn of Japan's Soccer

SIGN: Soccer Encyclopedia

SIGN: Hot water!

ANRI: I'm b*at.

ANRI/I: Now that I look back on it, he only eats instant cup noodles.

ANRI/I: I'm concerned about his health.

ANRI/I: I want him to eat something healthy for a change.

ANRI: Ego-san!

ANRI: Want a late-night snack of stir-fried veggies?

ANRI: I have broccoli salad, too.

SIGN: Seven Spice Blend

SIGN: Seven Spice Blend

SIGN: Seven Spice Blend

SIGN: Seven Spice Blend

EGO: Hm.

EGO: Food like this isn't bad every now and then.

EGO: Yum.

ANRI/I: You ruined everything, you jerk!

ANRI/I: Keep it together, Anri.

ANRI: Th-That's good to hear.

ANRI: Good night.

ANRI/I: All this is for the sake of winning the World Cup.
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