Celebrated Manga Blue Period Getting Anime Adaptation in 2021

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Kathleen writes about anime and edits light novels. When she’s not bingeing the latest shounen or isekai, she can be found shouting about books, podcasts, and other awesome nerd stuff on her blog.

By Kathleen Townsend

The anime news keeps on coming. Ready? The award-winning manga Blue Period is officially getting an anime adaptation.

Series creator Tsubasa Yamaguchi dropped the news on Twitter, along with a special illustration in celebration of the reveal. An official Twitter for the series has also been created.

The manga began publication in June 2017. The series follows Yatora, the perfect high school student. But Yatora is also a very bored high school student, as everything comes easily to him.

When he wanders into the art room one day, a painting captures him. Soon, he’s compelled to dive right into the world of art, learning just how unforgiving the art world can really be!

Blue Period has been nominated for and won several awards. It was nominated for the 12th Manga Taisho awards in 2019, before going on to win the 13th Manga Taisho awards in 2020.

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It was also nominated for the 24th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2020. Blue Period also won the Best General Manga award in the 44th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2020.  

Are you excited for an anime adaptation of Blue Period? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest on all things anime, this season and beyond.

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