Publishing company Kodansha opened an official website for a television anime adaptation of Tsubasa Yamaguchi
's Blue Period
on Tuesday. The anime series will debut in 2021.
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. [Source: MAL Rewrite]
Yamaguchi began drawing the school drama manga in Monthly Afternoon
in June 2017. Kodansha published the eighth volume on September 23 last year, with the ninth volume scheduled for release on Thursday. Blue Period
has a cumulative 1.8 million copies of its volumes in circulation.
Kodansha Comics licensed the manga in English in November 2019 and published the first volume the following October. The second volume shipped
on January 5.
placed among the top 20 manga in the male readers' division in the 2019
, and 2021 Kono Manga ga Sugoi!
rankings. The manga also won the 13th Manga Taisho
and 44th Kodansha Manga Awards
' General category, and was nominated
for the 24th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2020.
Official site: https://blue-period.jp/
Official Twitter: @blueperiod_pr
Source: Comic Natalie