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Blue Period

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Japanese: ブルーピリオド
English: Blue Period
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 24, 2017 to ?
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Themes: School School, Visual Arts Visual Arts
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Yamaguchi, Tsubasa (Story & Art)


Score: 8.621 (scored by 3707337,073 users)
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Ranked: #822
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #97
Members: 125,445
Favorites: 8,472

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Blue Period
Volume 1


Second-year high school student Yatora 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, Yatora 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, Yatora 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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Blue Period was nominated for the 43rd Kodansha Manga Award in the General category in 2019. In the following year, the manga won the 13th Manga Taisho Award as well as the 44th Kodansha Manga Award in the General category.

The series has been published in English by Kodansha Comics USA since October 6, 2020. It has also been simulpub through K Manga. The manga has been released in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones since October 25, 2019.


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Mar 30, 2024
Preliminary (64/? eps)
I honestly think this is my favorite manga. The writing is incredibly reserved and mature. The narratives don't conform to typical genres (excluding like one arc). It follows the golden of rule of show, not tell. The most common criticism of manga, in general, is the audience its writing too. This manga is one of the greats that perfectly combines western media and Japanese.

Have you ever read a 'serious' manga and became annoyed at the childish situations and character tropes? I often felt like I have. The ideas presented here are incredibly grounded and real. In no other manga have I ever felt like I ...
Jan 2, 2024
Preliminary (66/? eps)
The interesting part of this manga is definetely the character relationships and development. Fortunately Blue period is more about these topics than art itself.

Pros: The author isn't repetitive and always has unique dilemmas/arcs, Said dilemmas are very thought provoking, Characters backstories are never boring and characters themselves are interesting, Has hype moments, and the main character is pretty awesome

Cons: The artstyle is kind of strange at first (gets better), Sometimes goes on for a little too long about art specifics/history (tbh just skip these)

I think this is one of those mangas where if you read chapter 1 you either get hooked or dont like ...
Aug 11, 2021
Preliminary (5/? eps)
So I heard that this is becoming an anime adaptation soon and I really thought it had promise at first because we get to see a delinquent student exploring himself with art. However reading it was a struggle at the same time as the pages were really long, it doesn’t focus on the others apart from the MC and I feel they just add the Yuka character for the sake of the usual old fashioned trope (boy wears dresses) rather than deep dive on their struggles being different. As well, I know I’m not into art but they could have at least explain the facts ...

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