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Blue Period

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Japanese: ブルーピリオド


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 24, 2017 to ?
Genres: DramaDrama, SchoolSchool, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Yamaguchi, Tsubasa (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon


Score: 8.601 (scored by 58795,879 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #812
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #467
Members: 23,132
Favorites: 1,267
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Blue Period
Volume 1


Second-year high school student Yataro Yaguchi is bored with his normal life. He studies well and plays around with his friends, but in truth, he does not enjoy either of those activities. Bound by norms, he secretly envies those who do things differently.

That is until he discovers the joy of drawing. When he sees a painting made by a member of the Art Club, Yataro becomes fascinated with the colors used in it. Later, in an art exercise, he tries to convey his language without words but instead through painting. After that experience, Yataro finds himself so invested in art that he decides that it is what he wants to do for a living. But there stand multiple obstacles in his way: his parents who are hesitant over his unique choices, his more experienced peers, and the study of a subject much deeper than he initially expected.

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Jul 27, 2019
Lego_Leviathan (All reviews)
The story follows a high-school student named Yaguichi and how he falls in love with art. One thing that stands out the most is the relatability which you can have with the characters, knowing you're into something for the love of it and still not being good enough is something that most humans can relate to. Another aspect this manga covers very well is the interaction between characters and how that affects each of them. I would say the rambling about artistic aspects of the pricing of schools is a bit annoying but it's a necessary evil to understand the severity and the work needed.
Oct 12, 2019
Stippling (All reviews)
A true hidden gem.

Blue Period is focused mainly on the discovery of the protagonist's true passion: art. The manga tries to introduce and explain what art is all about and give some viewpoint. With that, Yatora finds in art the excitement he was looking for while searching for what he wants to do for life.

Despite not being an art student, rather a frustrated one, I find myself being continually identified with the protagonist, his path to improve his skills and all the challenges that entails fully devoting himself to art. Not only because of the joys of fulfilling the objective of what you wanted to read more
Aug 19, 2019
ponponpopcorn (All reviews)
This is my first review, but I’ll do my best to put into words why I love this work so much. Maybe it’s because I just finished reading the available chapters so I’m really fired up right now, but I really believe this is a 10 for me. To put it simply, I’ve never resonated with a work as much as this manga. As someone struggling with art, planning to attend to art college, but never being nearly as talented as their peers, almost all the emotions the protagonist faces. As I read each chapter and Yaguchi faced a new problem, I felt really relieved read more
Sep 3, 2019
Splair (All reviews)
Blue Period is absolutely breathtaking. It follows an exploration into the art world by a novice who has to improve his skills at a rapid pace. Every chapter focuses on a different aspect of studying art (emotional or technical) and how our MC overcomes these challenges. Where this manga truly shines though is in its sincerity. I haven't researched at all but I definitely got the notion that this mangaka had studied art in this way too-- many scenes had details so meticulous that they could only have been drawn from real life experience.

The characters, relationships and story all feel real and not like read more

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