The first official PV for the TV anime adaptation of Tsubasa Yamaguchi’s art manga “Blue Period” has been released! The new PV reveals voice casts for the series and an October premiere timeframe!
▍Voice Cast and Staff
■ Yatora Yaguchi (矢口 八虎) – CV: Hiromu Mineta (峯田 大夢)
■ Ryuji Ayukawa (鮎川 龍二) – CV: Yumiri Hanamori (花守 ゆみり)
■ Yotasuke Takahashi (高橋 世田介) – CV: Daiki Yamashita (山下 大輝)
■ Haruka Hashida (橋田 悠) – CV: Hengo Kawanishi (河西 健吾)
■ Maki Kuwana (桑名 マキ) – CV: Yume Miyamoto (宮本 侑芽)
Chief Director: Koji Masunari
Director: Katsuya Asano
Script: Reiko Yoshida
Character Design: Tomoyuki Shitaya
▍About the Series
“Blue Period” has been serialized in Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Afternoon since June 2017 and has been collected in 8 tankōbon volumes as of September 2020. The 9th volumes will be published on 21st January 2021.
In 2020, the manga won the 13th Manga Taishō and the 44th Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga. It was also nominated for the 24th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. The series was also one of twelve manga series to make the 2021 Young Adult Library Services Association’s top 126 graphic novels for teenagers list.
The series centers on Yatora Yaguchi, a fairly popular student who excels in school, but often deals with inner emptiness and frustrations. One day he became fascinated by a painting at his high school’s art club so deeply that it inspired him to try his hand at painting. Later he was inspired by a friend Ryuji and subsequently joined the art club. Becoming more deeply involved, he attempts to apply for the Tokyo University of the Arts as his choice of college.