Written by: Jei Beltrano
Published on: September 24, 2021 at 14:30 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter for Tsubasa Yamaguchi's Blue Period manga has revealed on Thursday its second promotional video for its upcoming TV anime series adaptation of the same title. The series is slated to broadcast weekly on Netflix on September 25 in Japan and on October 9 outside Japan.
The series will begin its terrestrial broadcast in Japan starting October 1 via MBS／TBS.
The series is animated by Seven Arcs with Koji Masunari serving as the chief director and Katsuya Asano as the series director. The scripts are written by Reiko Yoshida and characters are designed by Tomoyuki Shimotani. The opening theme song titled EVERBLUE is performed by Omoinotake, and the ending theme Replica by mol-74.
The cast includes:
Hiromu Mineta as Yatora Yaguchi
Yumiri Hanamori as Ryuuji Ayukawa
Daiki Yamashita as Yotasuke Takahashi
Kengo Kawanishi as Haruka Hashida
Yume Miyamoto as Maki Kuwana
Mayu Aoyagi as Maru Mori
Fumi Hirano as Masako Saeki
Masaya Fukunishi as Sumida
Shin'ichirou Kamio as Koigakubo
Tatsumaru Tachibana as Utashima
Miku Hiratsuka as Umino
Ikumi Hasegawa as Shirai
Yuuna Nemoto as Shirota
Aoi Koga as Yamamoto
Yuuki Kazu as Mayu Ooba
Emiri Suyama as Sae Okada
Taishi Murata as Takurou Ishii
Saori Ōnishi as Hanako Sakuraba
The anime is based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tsubasa Yamaguchi which began its serialization since June 24, 2017 in the August 2017 issue of Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Monthly Afternoon. As of September 2020, the manga has been collected in 8 tankōbon volumes.
In 2020, the manga won the Grand Prize of Manga Award 2020.
The story follows 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 joining the art club, becoming more deeply involved, and attempts to apply for the Tokyo University of the Arts as his choice of college.
Source: Blue Period Official Twitter