Blue Lock gets better with every chapter, and with Blue Lock chapter 219, the hype couldn’t get higher with the introduction of yet another character with meta-vision. In chapter 219, a formerly important player has the spotlight thrust on him as he manages to impede the main character on his path to the goal. With this reveal, more complications are thrown into the fray with new actors and intangible parameters increasing the complexity of the game.
Blue Lock is a story where teamwork as the core foundation of a game is superseded in favour of individuals using the field as a stage to become the protagonists of their own story by scoring (or for characters like Niko and Aiku, defending against) their own goal. Throw that in with the essential requirement of using a team with 11 players playing what is essentially a team sport, and the paradox of the scenario makes the confrontations and dynamics of the screen unfolding, even greater to watch.
This is precisely what happens in chapter 219 of Blue Lock, where Kunigami’s attempts at heading towards the goal are stopped. Fans of Jingo Raichi can also see their favourite blond footballer getting something to do as well.
Blue Lock chapter 216 can see Oliver Aiku and Jingo Raichi shine
— lil prince상엽 (@animeaesthxtic0) May 21, 2023
Titled Dynamism, Blue Lock chapter 219 spoilers showed that when the game resumed, Kunigami Rensuke was on a rampage with the ball as he raced towards the goal. Isagi could see that the pitch in front of Kunigami was crowded, making it impossible for him to get past Ubers’ defensive. However, Isagi was able to anticipate a scenario in which he would have a chance to score.
Niko detected Isagi aiming for the same opportunity to take the ball as him using his meta vision. Kunigami, meanwhile, used a fake shoot to slip past a few Ubers players. Raichi Jingo halted Niko just as he was going to approach Kunigami, allowing Isagi to snatch the ball from the hyena hero Kunigami.
Then, according to Blue Lock chapter 219 spoilers, Isagi delivered a speech in which he described Ikki Niko’s limited meta perception. He moved to draw Niko’s attention away from him because he was aware that Raichi was approaching through the latter’s blind spot. However, it was a risk because Niko could have stopped Raichi if he had even once checked his read. Niko still needs to learn a lot in order to perfect meta vision.
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Two Ubers players stopped Isagi as he dribbled towards the goal. Kurona Ranze, on the other hand, was able to assist him, as Isagi was able to elude the two opponents by executing a one-two pass with trusty old Kurona. Isagi was about to score his second goal when Aiku halted him in his tracks.
Isagi did not anticipate Oliver Aiku to stand in his way, but he was also a special player. Isagi had to choose whether to shoot with his right foot or left foot, though. Isagi’s left foot was only 40% accurate compared to his right foot’s 100% accuracy. As Isagi showed his meta vision, even Aiku realised that he was playing a bluff and refused to fall for it.
Isagi was trapped since he only had time to shoot with his left foot, and that weapon could only be used mostly during rallies or perhaps when the goal’s path was clear, but in this case, it was fully obstructed. Yukimiya came to Isagi’s aid as his road towards his objective began to fall apart.
SPOILERS FOR BLUE LOCK CHAP 219.
I loved the #Kurosagi moments for this chapter ^u^
— 𝕤𝕪𝕝𝕡𝕙𝕚𝕕 (@sylphid187) May 22, 2023
Oliver Aiku’s meta vision was revealed through Blue Lock chapter 219 spoilers. With this, it has been established that almost every player can acquire the skill; the only factor is the degree of perfection. But even that may be achieved with practise, making Isagi’s talent somewhat ordinary.
Readers are struck by the fact that Yukimiya has gradually evolved into Isagi’s buddy and a friendly rival rather than a nasty foe. That could lead to further avenues for Yukimiya and Isagi to collaborate on or chemical interactions between them.