Blue Period Anime Gets New Visual, Staff Details

The upcoming Blue Period anime has received some key staff details as well as a new visual.

The announced staff includes Kouji Masunari (Magi director) as chief director, Katsuya Asano as director, Reiko Yoshida (Non Non Biyori Nonstop series composer) as series composer and scriptwriter, and Tomoyuki Shimotani (If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It To The Budokan, I Would Die) as character designer. Seven Arcs is in charge of the animation production.

Blue Period is based on the award-winning manga series by Tsubasa Yamaguchi. The manga began serialization in 2017 in Kodansha’s Gekkan Afternoon magazine and currently has nine tankobon volumes. The manga won the Manga Taisho Grand Prize in 2020.

Kodansha describes the manga as:

A manga about the struggles and rewards of a life dedicated to art. The studious Yatora leaves a dry life of study and good manners behind for a new passion: painting. But untethering yourself from all your past expectations is dangerous as well as thrilling…

Source: Blue Period Twitter

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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