Blue Lock Chapter 243: Release Date, Time, and Chapter 242 Spoilers

Does the magic fade for Alexis Ness?

by J.R. Waugh

With an exciting series like Blue Lock, fans have been consistently pleased with its most recent chapters. The plot got past its glacial pacing from the most recent match and now we get to see important character backstories with the release of Blue Lock Chapter 243!

Blue Lock Chapter 243 Release Date, Time, and Countdown

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Blue Lock is currently scheduled to release Chapter 243 on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, in Japan at midnight JST. Raw scans and leaks typically surface on Saturdays before that for most readers worldwide, but it’ll be available to check out fully at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Its chapters will first be available on the Weekly Shonen Magazine website in Japanese, although fans are quick to translate this!

Blue Lock Chapter 243
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If you want to follow our Blue Lock manga chapter release date schedule for 2023, you’ll see a pretty consistent weekly pattern. If you want to see when this chapter drops in your region, consult this time zone guide below!

Time ZoneRelease Time
Pacific Time (Los Angeles, Vancouver)7:00 AM PST
Mountain Time (Calgary, Denver)8:00 AM MST
Central Time (Chicago, Regina)9:00 AM CST
Eastern Time (New York, Toronto)10:00 AM EST
Atlantic Time (Halifax, Fredericton)11:00 AM AST
Brazil (Brasília Time)12:00 PM BST
UK and Ireland3:00 PM GMT
Europe4:00 PM CEST
Moscow6:00 PM MSK
India8:30 PM IST
Vietnam and Thailand10:00 PM ICT
Philippines11:00 PM PHT

In Chapter 242, we saw Ness’ backstory leading to how he met Kaiser.

Blue Lock Chapter 242 Recap and Spoilers

Alexis Ness had a rough upbringing, as shown in the leaks and raw scans. When he went to his family to get bumps or bruises healed, they dismissively told him what to do so he could do it himself. When he believed in magic and played make-believe because…well, he’s a child, they scolded him. But when he discovered football, and how good he truly was at it, he discovered a magic of his own.

But this wouldn’t last, with the magic fading as he discovered other players as good as him, and he started to falter. This is where Michael Kaiser steps in, a powerful force that picks him up and pushes him forward.

Fans were surprised by the Ness backstory, with even leakers like Rayuga assuming it’d be a Kaiser chapter, but their sources suggest it’ll be coming up in the release of Blue Lock Chapter 243!

- This article was updated on November 25th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a Staff Writer with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. is streaming his favorite RPGs and other forgotten gems.