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
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.901 (scored by 7931079,310 users)
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Ranked: #6992
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Popularity: #662
Members: 273,678
Favorites: 3,197

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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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Kikuta, Hiromi
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Yoshida, Reiko
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Opening Theme

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"EVERBLUE" by Omoinotake

Ending Theme

"Replica " by mol-74

Dec 10, 2021
SenbeiPan (All reviews)
"Nothing is more painful than a broken heart on a sunny day." -Ryuji Ayukawa

I couldn't agree more. Blue Period's anime was one of my most waited shows in 2021. I adore art, and I love drawing fanarts in my spare time. I also used to draw oil paintings in high school but stopped doing it because of various reasons. So, a coming of age anime about a high school student who wants to be an artist was exciting for me. At last, the show finally started to air and my excitement turned into a disappointment after watching only 2 episodes, and this didn't change with read more
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.

Despite Blue Period's technical faults, and there are many, its character writing rises to the occasion. Each of their lives is well detailed: We know what motivates them, their concerns about getting into art school, how their family feels about their decisions and all of the turmoil that comes from pursuing their dreams. The show’s most prominent theme is read more
Dec 10, 2021
G1llette (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


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