Blue Period

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Japanese: ブルーピリオド
English: Blue Period
Spanish: Periodo Azul
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2021 to Dec 18, 2021
Premiered: Fall 2021
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:25 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Seven Arcs
Source: Manga
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: SchoolSchool, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.811 (scored by 197472197,472 users)
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Ranked: #9092
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Popularity: #491
Members: 440,533
Favorites: 5,756

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Second-year high school student Yatora Yaguchi is a delinquent with excellent grades, but is unmotivated to find his true calling in life. Yatora spends his days working hard to maintain his academic standing while hanging out with his equally unambitious friends. However, beneath his carefree demeanor, Yatora does not enjoy either activity and wishes he could find something more fulfilling.

While mulling over his predicament, Yatora finds himself staring at a vibrant landscape of Shibuya. Unable to express how he feels about the unusually breathtaking sight, he picks up a paintbrush, hoping his thoughts will be conveyed on canvas. After receiving praise for his work, the joy he feels sends him on a journey to enter the extremely competitive Tokyo University of the Arts—a school that only accepts one in every two hundred applicants.

Facing talented peers, a lack of understanding of the fine arts, and struggles to obtain his parents’ approval, Yatora is confronted by much adversity. In the hopes of securing one of the five prestigious spots in his program of choice, Yatora must show that his inexperience does not define him.

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Netflix Japan aired each episode one week in advance of the TV premiere starting on September 25, 2021. Netflix International released each subtitled episode the week following the airing on Japanese TV starting on October 9, 2021. Regular TV broadcast began on October 2, 2021.

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"EVERBLUE" by Omoinotake

Ending Theme

"Replica " by mol-74


Dec 11, 2021

"Blue Period" explores what it means to express yourself. Our protagonist's journey of self-discovery and self-expression makes for one of the most compelling character dramas around this season. Mangaka Yamaguchi's personal touches offer a nuanced landscape of both the struggles artists face today and their resilient love for their craft. Sketchy production impairs the anime's ability to draw viewers in, yet the show still manages to paint a rather convincing picture. BP's biggest fault lies in its inability to cater to the existing manga fanbase, but its earnest passion still rings through for newcomers. 7/10~


Beauty lies in the eye of the Beholder, and the way ...
Dec 10, 2021
Mixed Feelings
This is nothing but a complete waste of what could have been a fantastic anime. I’m not kidding when I say that at its core Blue Period has some of the best characters, themes, and ideas you’ll find in recent anime. But for everything it does right it also does something wrong. The series is completely devoid of life and personality, and to call the finished product disappointing would be an understatement.

Blue Period is about passion. It’s about identity. It’s about the differences between hard work and talent. And of course, above all else, it’s about art. Putting the actual presentation aside for a ...
Dec 10, 2021
I urge you to read until the end.

So it was exactly 9 am in the morning today when I felt this urge gushing upwards from my lower back all over my intestines into my head. It was a familiar feeling. Something I've, and everybody else, experienced dozens of times over and over again. It was natural yet private and discreet. Then this brilliant idea struck my thoughts like lightning hits an old, rotten tree: What if I share this moment of my life with a greater audience. Surely I will get the acknowledgment worthy of my deed. So I stood up from my work ...

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