The Blue Period anime’s website has revealed the performers for the show’s opening and ending songs. Omoinotake will perform the opening song “EVERBLUE,” while mol-74 will perform the ending song “Replica.”
The anime is set to premiere in Japan on October 2. Netflix will stream the show in other countries weekly from October 9.
The staff includes Kōji Masunari (Magi director) as the chief director, Katsuya Asano as the director, Reiko Yoshida (Non Non Biyori Nonstop series composer) as the series composer and scriptwriter, and Tomoyuki Shimotani (If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It To The Budokan, I Would Die) as the character designer.
Other staff include Ken Nakamura (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish background artist) and Yūji Kaneko (SD Gundam World Heroes co-art director) as the art directors, Ritsuko Utagawa (Kiniro Mosaic: Thank You!!) as the color designer, Hattori Yasushi (Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale) as the photography director, Ōmi Arimasa (TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You) as the 3DCG director, and Ippei Inoue as the music composer. Naomasa Fukuda (Fairy Ranmaru) is credited with the special effects, while Seven Arcs is the animation production company.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Hiromu Mineta as Yatora Yaguchi, Yumiri Hanamori as Ryuji Ayukawa, Daiki Yamashita as Yotasuke Takahashi, Kengo Kawanishi as Haruka Hashida, and Yume Miyamoto as Maki Kuwana.
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 10 tankōbon volumes. The manga won the Manga Taisho Grand Prize in 2020.
Kodansha describes the story as:
Yatora is the perfect high school student, with good grades and lots of friends. It’s an effortless performance, and, ultimately…a dull one. But he wanders into the art room one day, and a lone painting captures his eye, awakening him to a kind of beauty he never knew. Compelled and consumed, he dives in headfirst — and he’s about to learn how savage and unforgiving art can be!
Source: Blue Period website