Blue Lock: The Movie – Episode Nagi

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Not suitable under 13; parental guidance to 14 (language, themes, violence, nudity, scary scenes)

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This topic contains:

  • overall comments and recommendations
  • details of classification and consumer advice lines for Blue Lock: The Movie – Episode Nagi
  • a review of Blue Lock: The Movie – Episode Nagi completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 2 July 2024.

Overall comments and recommendations

Children under 13 Not suitable due to language, themes, violence, nudity and scary scenes.
Children aged 13–14 Parental guidance recommended due to language, themes and violence.
Children aged 15 and over Ok for this age group.

About the movie

This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.

Name of movie: Blue Lock: The Movie – Episode Nagi
Classification: PG
Consumer advice lines: Mild fantasy themes, animated violence, coarse language and nudity
Length: 91 minutes

ACCM review

This review of the movie contains the following information:

A synopsis of the story

To Seishiro Nagi (voice of Bryson Baugus), even the act of living is a hassle. Anything that interferes with his desire to play his video games is dull and boring and unworthy of his attention. His aim in life is to do nothing at all. Anything else sounds like a lot of hard work and Nagi hates hard work. When his classmate Reo Mikage (voice of Kamen Casey), who dreams of going to the soccer championships, gets a glimpse of Nagi’s amazing reflexes, he is determined to help Nagi become a star player so that the pair of them can become two of the best players the world has ever seen. Through Reo’s hard work and Nagi’s incredible skill, the pair advance even farther than they had originally thought possible and soon find themselves in Blue Lock – a training ground for the best players in Japan. Here, officials are searching for the one man who will become the best striker. Pitting player against player to encourage the development of large egos, Nagi and Reo hold fast to their friendship and, thanks to their talent, remain largely undefeated. As the challenges progress and they face defeat, changes are brought about that neither could have imagined, changes that may serve as means for one of them to realise their dream or that could derail their dreams completely.


Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.

Extreme competition; Betrayal; Apathy; Egocentrism; Jealousy; Defeat.

Use of violenceinfo

Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.

Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.

There is some violence in this movie, including:

  • A character describes how he is a living zombie.
  • A couple of characters get kicked in the face with soccer balls.
  • A couple of kids bully another player.
  • One character tells another: “I will kill you.”
  • A character tells others that we will keep on attacking ‘until you are dead’.
  • Another character screams that the opposing team is finished and that they will “crush them”.
  • In a deep rage, one character screams that he will kill another.
  • Reo accuses Nagi of abandoning him and promises to destroy him for it.

Material that may scare or disturb children

Under fiveinfo

Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.

In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:

  • When some of the characters are ‘in the zone’ and playing hard, their eyes begin to glow white and strange streaks of light flash around them.
  • At one point, an opposing team begins to resemble a group of demons. One player has huge eyes, sharp pointy teeth and a menacing voice that he uses to yell at others.
  • When Nagi loses a match, he begins to see black monsters with smoky, black tendrils and a looming skull face as he processes his defeat. The scene is short-lived but could be disturbing for some young children.

Aged five to eightinfo

Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.

  • Nothing further noted.

Product placement

  • None noted.

Sexual references

  • None noted.

Nudity and sexual activity

There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:

  • The chiselled muscles of a male’s chest are shown as he scratches his bare abdomen.
  • A character has his pants pulled down and he is left standing only in his underwear.
  • There are multiple scenes that take place in a massive locker room bath. Players sit naked, along the side of the hot pool, with small towels covering their groins. Bare backsides are exposed, as are the sides of buttocks and chests.

Use of substances

  • None noted.

Coarse language

There is some coarse language in this movie, including:

  • Crap
  • Sucks
  • Ass
  • Bullshit
  • Hell
  • Screwed
  • Shithead
  • Damn (it)!
  • Idiots
  • Moron
  • Bastard
  • Stupid
  • Dumb
  • Shut it!
  • Pretty boy
  • Backstabbing scumbag.

In a nutshell

Blue Lock: The Movie – Episode Nagi is a Japanese, sports oriented, Anime film based on Muneyuki Kaheshiro’s popular Manga series. The film is dubbed in English and includes lots of detail around soccer highlights. Due largely to the themes and language, this is not a film for younger children but one that would likely appeal to teens and Manga fans.

The main messages from this movie are that we all have egos, that developing them can be dangerous, and that much of life comes down to how we choose to see the world and what we decide to focus on.

Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:

  • Friendship
  • Helpfulness
  • Self-awareness
  • Dedication
  • Determination.

This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:

  • Believing yourself to be better than others.
  • Casting friends aside to advance yourself or gain a higher position.
  • Being jealous of others.
  • The pitfalls of extreme competition.