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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: 8.721 (scored by 2607726,077 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #472
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #111
Members: 92,776
Favorites: 6,690

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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 has been published in English by Kodansha Comics USA since October 6, 2020.

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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
Apr 14, 2020
tesslakane (All reviews)
Have you ever been truly passionate about something?

Blue Period is, before every thing, about passion. It may sound cliché but this is the best manga I've ever read about "following your dreams and make them come true" as generic-shounen as it may sound.

Yatora was an uninterested high school student until he found himself in love with art. The first few chapters are about him finding his passion and dealing with the doubt and problems that come with it, the later chapters are more focused on the process of creating art.

This manga is beautiful, from the first few chapters you can see how each character is 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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