Blue Period

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ブルーピリオド
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
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: SchoolSchool, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.861 (scored by 138062138,062 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #551
Members: 339,185
Favorites: 4,430

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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 200 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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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Characters & Voice Actors


Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Matsumura, Juria
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"EVERBLUE" by Omoinotake

Ending Theme

"Replica " by mol-74

Dec 11, 2021
RebelPanda (All reviews)
The anime industry's default approach to beloved manga adaptations is to drain them dry of personality, rip their hearts out, and factory-produce them for a market that rewards quantity over quality. Blue Period comes out of the machine an uneven but worthwhile experience regardless of all this.

Yatora Yaguchi is a condescending high school student who prides himself on hard work, rather than relying on natural talent. At the very beginning, he sees a Picasso painting and says to himself smugly, “I could paint that.” If you’ve never picked up a paintbrush, that’s an understandable conclusion to reach. After all, people who are good at art read more
Dec 10, 2021
g1l (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 10, 2021
n6ah (All reviews)
First off, let me just say I am not a huge fan of art. I currently live in a city full of great art exhibits and have visited one in my entire life. Honestly, why should I go out of my way to get out of my house and stare at paintings? I thought people knew NFTs were the new wave. With that said, Blue Period is one of the more down-to-earth shows I have seen in a while. This show is about following what you want to be and how you will make your dreams come true. Yes, I know it sounds like a read more
Dec 11, 2021
An1meDweeb (All reviews)

"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~


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