Blue Lock season finale to air one hour earlier than usual due to daylight savings

What date and time will Blue Lock episode 24 ‘The Time Has Come’ release worldwide, and has a preview been shared for the finale?

The 2023 Winter anime broadcasting slate is now entering the home straight, with just one more week of respective finales before we bid farewell to the season for good.

One of the standout anime of the past six months has been the ever-entertaining Blue Lock series, which exploded in popularity thanks to the Japanese national teams’ outstanding performance at the FIFA World Cup.

However, all good things must come to an end; so, what date and time will Blue Lock episode 24, the season 1 finale, release around the world?

Blue Lock episode 24 release date, time and synopsis

Blue Lock episode 24 will premiere first for domestic audiences in Japan in the early hours of Sunday, March 26; with the season 1 finale dropping on Saturday, March 25 for the majority of international fans.

After the recent adjustment for daylight savings, Blue Lock episode 24 will release for OTT streaming via Crunchyroll at the following global times:

  • Pacific Time – 11 AM
  • Eastern Time – 2 PM
  • British Time – 6 PM
  • European Time – 7 PM
  • India Time – 11:30 PM
  • Philippine Time – 2 AM
  • Australia Eastern Daylight Time – 5 AM

New episodes from the English dub also air every Saturday on Crunchyroll.

The official Japanese website has shared the following synopsis for Blue Lock episode 24, titled ‘The Time Has Come’:

“Isagi is nominated by Rin, and together with Bachira, he breaks through to the second round of selection. 5-on-5 matches against world-class superstars await them. The team succeeds in scoring the first goal through the cooperation of Isagi, Bachira and Rin, but they are gradually overwhelmed by the World Selected Team, which has a different level of ability. Even so, Isagi and his team desperately fight back and smash their own “egos” until the very last second. The “Blue Rock” project to create the world’s best striker moves into a new phase.”

Blue Lock Football tournament announced with LA Galaxy

If you are a Blue Lock fan living in Los Angeles, you might want to check out the upcoming Football (Soccer) tournament that Crunchyroll will be hosting alongside LA Galaxy.

Announced earlier this week, the OTT anime streaming giant will be running a special Blue Lock tournament that you yourself can participate in on Saturday, March 25 at 11 AM PT at the Galaxy Park Complex. 

“Grab your best strikers and battle it out on the pitch for soccer glory in a 3v3 tournament inspired by the hit anime BLUELOCK! Crunchyroll, Saturdays Football, and the LA Galaxy have teamed up to host a coed tournament. Will your team emerge as the victors?!”

Participants will have 3 vs 3 ‘King of the Court’ style games across multiple pitches, with winning teams moving on to the semi-finals and the eventual grand finale.

The winning team will earn a swag bag for themselves; special merchandise including a limited edition Blue Lock x LA Galaxy scarf – entry is free, but you will need to sign up through the official link.

The press release included that a second tournament will be held in Dallas at a later date.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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