The official website of Tsubasa Yamaguchi’s The Blue Period anime. The manga began airing the show’s first promotional video on Wednesday, and the video reveals the cast and premiere date. The website also revealed the first promotional image.
Blue Period Anime Release Date
An anime television series adaptation was announced on January 19, 2021. The series will premiere in October 2021. Koji Masunari (Read or Die, Kamichu !, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic) is the chief director, while Katsuya Asano (Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS) directs the anime in Seven Arcs (TONIKAWA). Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Tamako Love Story, Liz and the Blue Bird) is writing and overseeing the anime scripts. Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman., Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die) is designing the characters.
Blue Period Anime Visual
Blue Period Anime Character & Cast
The cast includes (pictured from bottom left to right):
|Yatora Yaguchi||Hiromu Mineta|
|Ryuji Ayukawa||Yumiri Hanamori|
|Yotasuke Takahashi||Daiki Yamashita|
|Haruka Hashida||Kengo Kawanishi|
|Maki Kuwana||Yume Miyamoto|
Kodansha Comics obtained the manga license and describes the story:
Yatora is the perfect high school student, with good grades and lots of friends. It’s an effortless performance and ultimately… boring. But one day he enters the art room, and a solitary painting captures his attention, waking him to a kind of beauty he never met. Forced and consumed, he throws himself upside down, and is about to learn how wild and relentless art can be!
Yamaguchi released the manga in Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine in June 2017. Kodansha released the ninth volume of the manga on January 21. Kodansha Comics released the second volume in English on January 5.
The manga won all 13 Manga Taisho Awards in 2020 and was nominated for the awards the previous year. The series was also nominated for the 24th Annual Cultural Award Tezuka Osamu in February 2020, and also ranked 14th in Kono Manga ga Sugoi! list of male readers in December 2019, and ranked 15th on the same list in December 2020. The manga also won the Best General Sleeve award at the 44th annual Kodansha Manga Awards in 2020.