Anime Review: Blue Period (2021). Blue Period! The manga was created by Tsubasa Yamaguchi in 2017 and is still ongoing today.
When the manga was first released, it attracted the attention of those who like art, especially in terms of painting. No wonder Blue Period has won many awards, some of which are the 13th Manga Taishō, and the top 12 of the 126 graphic novels for the youth category in the Young Adult Library Services Association.
The author likes the concept behind the words “Blue” and “Period”. The title of this manga itself fits the personality of each character very well. The meaning Blue itself is a melancholic color. Just like human emotions, it can be calm, and it can be turbulent like a storm. Meaning Period is a stage or period.
Yup, readers are faced with the blue period of each character, how the characters overcome it with their self-confidence and passion. Seriously, this manga is cool.
Synopsis Blue Period
Yatora Yaguchi is a fairly popular student and does well in school, but he sometimes has an inner emptiness and frustration. One day, he was fascinated by painting at his school’s art club, which inspired him to try painting.
Inspired by a friend named Ryuji, Yatora joins the art club. He also plunged deeper into the world of painting and tried to apply to the Tokyo University of the Arts as his choice of college.
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Sep 25, 2021, too?
Premiered: Fall 2021
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:25 (JST)
Genres: Drama, Slice of Life
Seiyuu and Staff
-Hiromu Mineta as Yatora Yaguchi
-Yumiri Hanamori as Ryuji Ayukawa
-Daiki Yamashita as Yotasuke Takahashi
-Kengo Kawanishi as Haruka Hashida
-Yume Miyamoto as Maki Kuwana
Koji Masunari (Read or Die, Kamichu!, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic) is directing, while Katsuya Asano (Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS) is directing the anime at Seven Arcs. Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Tamako Love Story, Liz, and the Blue Bird) is writing and supervising the anime scripts. Tomoyuki Shitaya ( Bakuman. , Shokugeki no Soma ) is designing the characters.
Visual Blue Period
Yamaguchi-sensei’s art style is very unique. He can convey the color “blue” very well in every chapter of the manga. Maybe you can feel it too when you are reading this manga.
Blue Period will soon have an anime series, and the website can be accessed at: blue-period.jp. And airing in 2021! The author is very impatient, and so are you, right? While waiting for the anime, let’s watch the Bourbon Alfort commercial which is inspired by Blue Period
a celebratory illustration of Tsubasa Yamaguchi is also shown. Yamaguchi also left a message, “I am happy because anime is one of my dreams as a mangaka. I’m excited to be involved until the end of the animation production. I hope you can be happy too and stay tuned with us to see how they move and talk.”
Tsubasa Yamaguchi’s Response
Responding to the announcement of the anime adaptation of his work, Blue Period’s manga creator, Tsubasa Yamaguchi, also commented on it. He admitted that he was enthusiastic to be involved in the anime adaptation of his work. “I hope everyone can be enthusiastic and wait together to see how Yatora (the main character of Blue Period) moves and talks like me. I feel happy,” Yamaguchi said.
In addition to expressing his enthusiasm and excitement in welcoming the Blue Period anime adaptation, Yamaguchi also released a special illustration depicting Yatora and the other characters in the manga holding up a sign congratulating the anime adaptation of Blue Period. Here is an illustration of that particular one.