Blue Period is the coming-of-age anime(you can stream this show on Netflix), that was released back in 2021 that comes with only 12 episodes running for 23-25 minutes. The manga is Seinen demographic and Seven Arcs did an amazing job in animating the piece with phenomenal graphics. In addition, Kodansha USA published the manga in English which is written by Ysubasha Yamaguchi giving us the international otakus and weebs the chance to enjoy such wonderful content.
Blue Period: The Cast(Voice)
- Yatora Yaguchi Voiced by: Hiromu Mineta(Japanese); Johnny Yong Bosch
- Ryuji “Yuka” Ayukawa Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori(Japanese); Marcy Edwards
- Yotasuke Takahashi Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita(Japanese); Daman Mills
- Haruka Hashida Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn
- Maki Kuwana Voiced by: Yume Miyamoto (Japanese); Erica Lindbeck
- Maru Mori Voiced by: Mayu Aoyagi (Japanese); Triya Leong
- Masako Saeki Voiced by: Fumi Hirano (Japanese); Anne Yatco
- Sumida Voiced by: Masaya Fukunishi (Japanese); Adin Rudd
- Koigakubo Voiced by: Shinichiro Kamio (Japanese); Chris Tergliafera
- Utashima Voiced by: Tatsumaru Tachibana (Japanese); Griffin Burns
- Umino Voiced by: Miku Hiratsuka (Japanese); Jenny Yokobori
- Shirai Voiced by: Ikumi Hasegawa(Japanese); Amber Lee Connors
- Shirota Voiced by: Yuna Nemoto(Japanese); Kayli Mills
- Yamamoto Voiced by: Aoi Koga(Japanese); Erica Lindbeck
- Sae Okada Voiced by: Emiri Suyama(Japanese); Kayli Mills
- Mayu Oba Voiced by: Yuki Kazu(Japanese); Julia McIlvaine
- Takuro Ishii Voiced by: Taishi Murata(Japanese); Griffin Burns
- Hanako Sakuraba Voiced by: Saori Ōnishi (Japanese); Amanda Celine Miller
Things You Might Like About Blue Period(2021)
Blue Period is a light-hearted anime that superficially gives you a glimpse of never-ending greed to succeed in making Art and taking up art as a career. The lead Yatora Yaguchi is a delinquent but sure has a passion to make a career for a good life. This urge makes him work tremendously hard. But destiny has something else planned for him, that drives him to land over a piece of art created by one of his seniors.
The piece stuns him so much that he decides to move with art in his life and pursue a degree from the Tokyo University of Arts. He meets and greets numerous artists and painters on his journey from an amateur to some sort of expert who understands the nook and corners of making art.
Blue Period is all about his struggles, his ideologies, and trips, over the decisions he makes to take up art from TUA since his family was unable to afford a private institute.
Precisely, the anime talks more than pursuing arts. Giving it a deeper glance, you might be able to understand that here art is just a metaphor for passion. Also, it’s never too late, you just have to take time and understand what drives your mind happy but stresses you as well.
It is a very deep story, which is very relatable, friendly, educative, reflective, enlighting, hopeful, tense, and of course nice.
The anime represent what is the definition of determination and ardent hard work. The lead, Yatora is a brilliant example of perseverance and diligence. He proves to us that if you want something really bad in your life, your patience and hard work will surely gift you that. The anime takes us on his journey, therefore we witness and experience what this young ambitious boy goes through. From getting chives to performance trauma, he surpasses every single hindrance on his path and shows us that it is okay, take a slight pause, and then begin once again.
Apart from Yatora, the additional characters such as his school friends, his school art teacher, and the members of the Art Club were some of the initial encouragement that he received alongside his undertakings as a noob painter. But when he starts taking a prep course, his noob life takes a professional turn where he meets various other proficient artists.
The friends he makes in the prep class are some significant influences on his journey. They are some deep characters who not only inspired the boy but us too. Additional credit goes to his prep school teacher who never failed to teach the boy and motivate him constantly at every step and at every decision he took.
The anime showed us a bundle of people who were intensely encouraging, inspiring, dependable, reflective, complex, flawed, talented, focussed, confident, happy, and genuine to the core.
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Both the OSTs were superb, they are catchy and you will enjoy the rhythmic tunes even after you are done with the anime. Additionally, the background scores, are simple, calm, serene, and very apt to the content.
The crystal clear visuals add gravity to these magical yet very practical anime for sure. Each of the montages will refresh your mind, making you wonder what rests in the next chapter of Yatora’s life. The visuals are simplistically neat, and definitely stunning, perfectly justifying the sequences and moments from the show.
The direction of the Blue Period was minute, which will help you go at your own pace. It is very detailed, and acute at some points too. You will learn a lot about painting, which will encourage you to pursue your ambition. The anime also shows, that what you love might not always be blissful. There will be times when you will feel the pressure that might make you take a small pause then again carry on with what makes you feel alive. The persuasive direction is simple, and thrilling as well, which will definitely offer you an amazing time for sure.
Things You Might Not Like About Blue Period
Well, there is nothing negative in concerns to the show. You will enjoy the content thoroughly. And if you fall in love with the series, you might end up finding your passion pretty soon too. It is a warm project which introduces us to a whole new perspective of pursuing ambition and passion all in one place.
TOTT’s Take On Blue Period
It is a very motivational story that has the power to make you ponder over the subject, and think about what drives you for real. Not only it is refreshing but the layers painted over the lead eventually make you look deeper into your life and mind. It is a very eye-opening anime that can change your way of life, just in one go.
Blue Period has a bundle of instances that showed that the lead is flawed, but he craves opportunities to make the best decision for himself. His hard work, perseverance, and commitment to the decision he took are gravitating. You will thoroughly enjoy the anime undoubtedly, therefore make sure that you make time from your daily schedule to enjoy this coming-of-age anime ASAP.
TOTT rates this anime 5/5 Stars-
So, do you agree with us? What’s your take on this wonderful anime? Don’t forget to share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.
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