Finding the smartest players in Blue Lock is difficult because both brains and ego are necessary for survival until the very end. Football is a mental game, despite the fact that it doesn’t seem like one at first. Professional players of this game are expected to maintain top physical condition without surrendering even a fraction of their mental capacity. Blue Lock is notable for its wide variety of characters, each of which possesses a distinct set of skills and qualities known as weapons. Some characters have a different level and kind of power in addition to all those that somehow make a great striker, but many are noteworthy for their strength, agility, and ball control.
Players who approach football as a more physically demanding activity are much more likely to be eliminated than those who are able to rely on their wits, as demonstrated in Blue Lock. Strikers are said to be naturally arrogant, yet this doesn’t anyway stop them from somehow forming short-term friendships with their rivals. To negotiate relationships, both on and off the pitch, requires cunning. Given the high stakes environment of Blue Lock, it requires a great level of intelligence.
These characters are among the most fearsome in the series, with an astounding level of ingenuity, wit, and analytical thinking. They are able to strategize outside of the game, outwit their opponents even on the pitch, and think quickly under duress. They have repeatedly shown their individual aptitude, whether out of their own necessity or just a desire to excel. They should be acknowledged as the smartest Blue Lock characters. This list consists only of players involved in the Blue Lock program, and does not include master strikers or members of the new-gen 11.
Isagi Yoichi and 11 other players with big brain energy in Blue Lock
12. Nagi Seishiro
Seishiro Nagi’s performance, despite his relative newness to soccer, in Blue Lock’s First Selection absolutely astounds Team Z, leading Isagi to refer to him as a “monster.” Although this phrase has a completely different meaning in battle shonen as opposed to sports anime, Nagi can be described in that way.
He has near-perfect control over the football, grabbing it out of the air before the other players can ever notice what is happening. Nagi is quite intelligent, but he doesn’t really get into football until Team Z beats Team V. Nagi has a number of characteristic techniques by this time in the series that amaze and startle everyone who watches his playstyle.
"If you need to betray people to win, do it."
– Wataru Kuon, Blue Lock pic.twitter.com/r7riWDYfAO
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Wataru Kuon will be remembered for being one among the sleaziest traitors in anime history. He does not abandon Team Z due to spite or animosity, but his decision to work with Team W almost dashes the aspirations and dreams of his former comrades. Being bright is wonderful, but Kuon might have been overly intelligent, particularly during a show where he overlooked the fact that everyone feels like the main character.
Kuon, however, takes advantage of every chance presented to him, displaying both his amazing fortitude and his quick wit. Treason doesn’t look well on anybody, particularly Kuon, but it shows how cunning he is. Kuon successfully dupes his so-called allies while maintaining his covert affiliation till the 60-minute mark.
10. Oliver Aiku
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Oliver Aiku’s remarkable football skills are shown by the fact that he was given a contract offer from an unknown Serie A club. He started out as a striker but with his remarkable spatial awareness and domineering physicality, he adapted to a defence with ease. Through his expansive defensive approach, he can successfully disrupt his opponents’ play by tracking their movements.
Aiku keeps the U2 group together while bolstering the defence and controlling play. When he’s in the zone, he discovers defence vulnerabilities fast and plugs them before accepting defeat, and he excels at anticipating the moves a striker would make and immediately limiting their possibilities.
9. Tabito Karasu
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In Blue Lock, Tabito Karasu is a self-assured and formidable player. He is well known for his acute analytical abilities, which enable him to swiftly spot the most exposed player on the opposition’s side and take advantage of their flaws. He is a powerhouse to be contended with on the pitch because to his keen strategic sense and superb ball control.
Karasu has a unique style that distinguishes him from other players, with the capacity to deftly keep a calculated distance from his rivals and expertly control the game’s flow. He is widely regarded by both his teammates and rivals for his ability to balance ball control with intellectual prowess.
8. Ikki Niko
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Ikki Nikko manages to avoid this disgraceful fate despite Team Y being kicked out of the competition. Before Yoichi Isagi humiliated him on the pitch, he used to be a bit overconfident. When it involves assessing every aspect of the playing field, Nikko is rather astute, but he is more than willing to acknowledge Isagi’s supremacy.
Nikko is one of Blue Lock‘s most adaptive players since he is also willing to change his fundamental beliefs about football. Even without adding sports, shifting mindsets can be challenging, so Nikko’s adaptable style will undoubtedly help him in the long run.
7. Kenyu Yukimiya
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In contrast to Bachira, who dribbles with skill and movement of the feet, Kenyu Yukimiya utilises his strength and speed to outmuscle opponents. Yukimiya performs with a fierce drive to develop into the best scorer as soon as possible despite having an eye disease that could soon shorten his time playing football.
Despite having excellent athletic skills, Yukimiya also employs fast analysis to spot openings in the defence of his opponents and secure the victory. Off the playing field, Yukimiya is equally quick to inquire, never holding back to learn more about circumstances that have an impact on him.
6. Shidou Ryusei
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Ryusei Shido, who Ego Jinpachi claims is the ideal egoistical striker, operates purely out of instinct and animal instinct. He is a potential Blue Lock Project participant who prides himself on being a brilliant soccer player and is as aggressive and rude as they come.
Extreme awareness of space and lightning-quick reflexes enable him to effortlessly seize scoring opportunities. He can keep an eye on what’s going on in the game and lead himself towards a goal, demonstrating his excellent mental reasoning and analytical talents that are the key to his superb goal-scoring while in play, especially in his penalty area.
5. Bachira Meguru
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Meguru Bachira is wholesome off field but on it, a dangerous player. He is an interesting character because neither his fellow players nor those watching can figure him out. Even throughout some of the most tense games in Blue Lock, he continuously maintains his composure. His mind works in mysterious, eccentric ways and that is where his charm lies.
Bachira’s actions can occasionally be misunderstood as frivolous or erratic because of her seemingly endless supply of energy and excitement. He is possibly one of the story’s sharpest characters, on the other hand. Bachira combines many football techniques with ease, including dribbling, feints, and his recognisable passing style. There is only upward movement for this lovable guy.
4. Mikage Reo
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— Xanthe (@Xantartski) July 14, 2023
Reo Mikage was the sole child of a billionaire parent who gave him everything he wanted and was born into an opulent family. Reo decides to play football over his father’s concerns because he feels the need to detach himself from familial expectations. He publicly declares his desire for the World Cup of Football, and he even has the courage to act on it.
Reo can be brilliant in almost anything he chooses to learn thanks to his versatility. Unfortunately, he unintentionally displays his temper in the battle against Team Z, showing his true colours. Only after giving up his unhealthy relationship to Nagi does Reo start to change.
3. Itoshi Rin
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I miss your genuine smile Rin… How long it would take until I see you smile like this again? pic.twitter.com/0s7myvWJpl
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Rin Itoshi intimidated his rivals and captivated audiences ever since he made his debut, Sae Itoshi is a celebrated football player, and Rin, his younger brother, has always looked up to him. Before leaving the nation, Sae instructs his brother in the finer points of the sport, which forces Rin to alter his entire playing approach. Rin undergoes a complete personality change as a result of Sae’s departure.
In other words, the number#1 player of Blue Lock stubbornly rejects relying on anyone but himself. While it is to be expected of someone like Rin, his attitude also hinders his ability to forge important alliances. Rin’s football IQ is still as good as ever, but he doesn’t seem to understand the fundamental idea of respect.
2. Yo Hiori
Yo Hiori will be on the cover of Blue Lock Volume 24 releasing May 17th! pic.twitter.com/ifIcs1sMDR
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Yo Hiori, a player with Bastard München, can fill in as a winger, a sideback, and an attacker. He gives off the impression of being friendly and composed, and he manages to keep his composure under pressure so that he may learn critical information during vital matches.
Hiori, who miraculously takes victory out of the jaws of loss at the very last second, is one of the few persons in Blue Lock who truly understands the profound facets of football. Hiori’s ability to maintain his composure in tense situations implies a high level of intelligence in addition to a near-complete grasp of everything occurring on the pitch at any given moment.
1. Isagi Yoichi
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Although Yoichi Isagi’s character arc starts off on a fairly demoralising note, he is the focal point of Blue Lock. Isagi gets assigned to Team Z despite being the second to last player in his cohort and being ranked second-worst overall. Isagi isn’t exactly a better football player than his teammates, though. His “spatial awareness” talent, however, greatly improves his footwork, which is just average at best.
Isagi’s encouraging demeanour is undoubtedly his biggest asset as a typical shonen protagonist. Isagi is regarded as the most significant player in the endeavour by world-level players like Ego Jinpachi, Noel Noa, Sae Itoshi, and others—though for very different reasons. Despite his average physique, even his adversaries Rin, Barou, Nagi, and Shidou recognise his football talent.