Blue Period is an anime series developed by Reiko Yoshida and directed by Koji Masunari and Katsuya Asano, it was written by Reiko Yoshida for television. It is an adaptation of a popular manga series of the same name “Blue Period” which was written and Illustrated by Tsubasa Yamaguchi, it is a coming-of-age, drama series which now streaming on Netflix.
It was first premiered on Netflix on October 2, 2021, since then it has a total of 12 episodes with 30 min around each and finished on December 18, 2021.
Blue Period Season 2 Release Date
Blue Period first aired in Japan on 25th September 2021 on Netflix, a month after Netflix launched Blue Period for the international audience on October 9, 2021. Season one has 12 episodes with around 24 minutes of runtime on each episode.
After having huge popularity among the audience as the manga was popular and Netflix is its streaming platform, so now fans are demanding a new season, but there hasn’t been any official announcement yet, nither from the developers nor from Netflix, but as the on growing popularity and demand may attract Netflix or the creators, so there is a possibility of having season 2 of Blue Period.
As the show is now licensed under Netflix so, they have a considerable stake in the show’s renewal or cancellation. So, we need to keep an eye on Netflix’s day-to-day updates.
As there is no official announcement from anybody on anything related to this show, so we are not sure of the exact date for season 2, but we can assume that if the production begins in spring 2022, so there is a possibility we can watch season 2 by end of the year or early 2023.
Blue Period Story
Second-year high school student Yatora Yaguchi is delinquent with excellent grades, but he lacks the motivation to pursue his passion in life. He spends his days trying to maintain his academic standing while spending time with his similarly unmotivated friends. Under Yatota’s carefree exterior, he is dissatisfied with either activity and wishes he could find something more fulfilling.
While contemplating the dilemma, he is faced with the vivid landscape of Shibuya. Unable to put into words how he feels, he picks up a paintbrush, hoping it will capture his feelings. The joy he feels after receiving praise for his work sends him on a quest to gain admission to the highly competitive Tokyo University of the Arts, which only accepts one out of every 200 applicants.
In the hopes of securing one of the five spots in his program of choice, Yatora must prove that his inexperience does not limit him. Yatora, who struggles to win his parents’ approval as well as competing with talented peers, has faced much adversity. He must demonstrate that his inexperience does not define him in order to secure one of the five prestigious spots in the program of his choice.
Blue Period Characters
Yatora Yaguchi voiced by Hiromu Minetal, Ryuji “Yuka” Ayukawa voiced by Yumiri Hanamori, Yotasuke Takahashi voiced by Daiki Yamashita, Haruka Hashida voiced by Kengo Kawanishi, Maki Kuwana voiced by Yume Miyamoto, Maru Mori voiced by Mayu Aoyagi, Masako Saeki voiced by Fumi Hirano, Sumida voiced by Masaya Fukunishi, Koigakubo voiced by Shinichiro Kamio, Utashima voiced by Tatsumaru Tachibana, Umino voiced by Miku Hiratsuka, Shirai voiced by Ikumi Hasegawa, Shirota voiced by Yana Nemoto, Yamamoto voiced by Aoi Koga, Mayu Oba voice by Yuki Kazu, Sea Okada voiced by Emiri Suyama, Takuro Ishii voiced by Taishi Murata and Hanako Sakuraba voiced by Saori Onishi.
Awards Received by Blue Period
Kono Manga ga Sugoi listed this manga rank 4 for 2019 best male reader, The Fable rank this manga no. 14 as best manga of the year, it ranked number 16 “Book of the year” by Da Vinci magazine.
In 2019, this manga got a nomination for best general manga on 12th Manga Taisho.
In 2020, the manga won the 13th Manga Taisho and 44th Kodansha manga Award for best general manga.
The Anime News Network’s Rebecca Silverman gave the first volume a B+ while praising the story and characters, she criticized it for being too informative.
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