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Production Staff of 'Blue Period' TV Anime Announced

by DatRandomDude
Mar 24, 9:21 AM | 29 Comments
The official website of the television anime adapting Tsubasa Yamaguchi's Blue Period manga revealed the staff and a teaser visual (pictured) on Thursday. The anime series is scheduled for a 2021 airing.

Staff
Chief Director: Koji Masunari (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Uchuu Show e Youkoso)
Director: Katsuya Asano (Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Vrains, Madan no Ou to Vanadis episode director)
Series Composition, Script: Reiko Yoshida (Violet Evergarden, Bakuman.)
Character Design: Tomoyuki Shitaya (Shokugeki no Souma, Sakurada Reset)
Studio: Seven Arcs

Monthly Afternoon began serializing the school drama manga in June 2017. Kodansha published the ninth volume on January 21, with the tenth volume planned for a May 21 release. Blue Period has a cumulative 3 million copies of its volumes in print.

Source: Comic Natalie

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oh no my hidden gem getting exposed

Mar 25, 5:59 AM by pompokolarc

The main question is, is it worth a watch?

Mar 24, 10:37 PM by removed-user

I have a bad feeling about seven arcs but hopefully everything else would be good.

KV looks incredible

Mar 24, 9:23 PM by ManWild

This will probably be the not-so-experienced director's biggest work, hope it ends out fine

Mar 24, 8:52 PM by HelProcks

That's a really nice Key Visual!

I had my expectations low since beginning since I just can't imagine how this anime will be in anime form, but now I'm quite excited actually.

Mar 24, 6:07 PM by Shirayukin

Haven't read the manga yet, but when this was first announced, those who have read the manga gave high praises to it. SO I got excited for this. As an ex-artist, the subject of the story appealed to me.

But now that we've gotten the studio and staff for it ehhh...time to lower my expectations quite a bit. The manga seems to be pretty successful, so to see it get the short end of the stick studio and staff-wise is a bit disappointing. All the works this studio has put out all have pretty low ratings here on MAL. Read the reviews for their more recent works, and nothing positive said about the visuals, which seems like it should be a very key thing for a manga life this.
The director choice doesn't instill much confidence in it being good, since their only other recent work is a Yugioh anime. Only the Script writer seems the most competent.

Will wait for the PV, hopefully that'll make me more optimistic. But even if the PV looks good, it can still be a crappy adaption as a whole.
I know I'm being pretty negative, but its pretty common to see a really great manga/LN/Webcomic/etc get mediocre anime adaptations.

Mar 24, 6:02 PM by giveup-the-ghost

DemonicFang said:
Xenocrisi said:
Never heard of this one

I see a character that cross dresses. He will most likely be treated like a joke with plenty of stereotypes just like every other lgbt character in existence in anime
Just like every other character in anime.

Sure, now make me a list of cis gender and straight characters whose sexuality and gender identity are treated as a joke.

Hint

Mar 24, 4:23 PM by Xenocrisi

While the chief director and script writer are fairly experienced the director choice worries me

Mar 24, 4:14 PM by Atlos

beargolfer said:
RobertBobert said:

I see. So, are they a respected otokonoko character that is not used as fujoshi food or an androgynous fanservice? I love these characters, but I don't like when they are used as a loophole for BL teasing, which is quite common in seinen works.

No BL teasing whatsoever about it in Blue Period, you're good! They're just friends with the protagonist and that's their relationship.


Well, I'm more than sure people already ship them, but that's not a problem lol. The only thing I want is that if their gender identity is really important, then that is not the only character trait. I love how Made in Abyss did it with Nanachi, even though their gender was canonically hidden.

Mar 24, 3:16 PM by RobertBobert

Someone mentioned the original manga before and it kinda caught my interest... should I bother with the anime or go for the manga as planned?
Oh, Reiko Yoshida's working on this? The writing might be half-decent then.

Mar 24, 3:09 PM by Fario-P

RobertBobert said:

I see. So, are they a respected otokonoko character that is not used as fujoshi food or an androgynous fanservice? I love these characters, but I don't like when they are used as a loophole for BL teasing, which is quite common in seinen works.

No BL teasing whatsoever about it in Blue Period, you're good! They're just friends with the protagonist and that's their relationship.

Mar 24, 3:04 PM by beargolfer

beargolfer said:
RobertBobert said:


Yuka? This character isn't from main cast?

Yuka is in the main cast!! Ryuji Ayukawa is the full name, but he goes by Yuka :)! That's my bad, oops


I see. So, are they a respected otokonoko character that is not used as fujoshi food or an androgynous fanservice? I love these characters, but I don't like when they are used as a loophole for BL teasing, which is quite common in seinen works.

Mar 24, 2:58 PM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:


Yuka? This character isn't from main cast?

Yuka is in the main cast!! Ryuji Ayukawa is the full name, but he goes by Yuka :)! That's my bad, oops

Mar 24, 2:37 PM by beargolfer

The studio has me nervous.
But the series comp/scriptwriter has me excited. She's done some great work.

Mar 24, 2:36 PM by Xaeveax

beargolfer said:
Xenocrisi said:
Never heard of this one

I see a character that cross dresses. He will most likely be treated like a joke with plenty of stereotypes just like every other lgbt character in existence in anime

Manga reader here!! Yuka’s gender identity is actually treated super seriously and with respect. As a nonbinary fella myself, I love how it’s handled and can’t wait for y’all to see :’)


Yuka? This character isn't from main cast?

Mar 24, 2:16 PM by RobertBobert

Really looking forward to it. =)

Mar 24, 12:21 PM by Chouninatte

Xenocrisi said:
Never heard of this one

I see a character that cross dresses. He will most likely be treated like a joke with plenty of stereotypes just like every other lgbt character in existence in anime

Manga reader here!! Yuka’s gender identity is actually treated super seriously and with respect. As a nonbinary fella myself, I love how it’s handled and can’t wait for y’all to see :’)

Mar 24, 11:57 AM by beargolfer

Xenocrisi said:
Never heard of this one

I see a character that cross dresses. He will most likely be treated like a joke with plenty of stereotypes just like every other lgbt character in existence in anime
Just like every other character in anime.

Mar 24, 11:21 AM by DemonicFang

Solid staff and Blue Key Visual💙💙!

Mar 24, 10:42 AM by alleliteever

Definitely not the studio I was hoping for, and the director doesn't inspire much confidence ether. I hope it's good...

Mar 24, 10:38 AM by NoktoH

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