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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 3747337,473 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #852
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #97
Members: 126,741
Favorites: 8,442

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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.


Murai, Yakumo
Ooba, Mayu
Mori, Maru
Saeki, Masako
Miki, Kinemi


Jul 27, 2019
Preliminary (8/? eps)
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
Preliminary (11/? eps)
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 ...
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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