The easel is propped up, the canvas is laid out, and now we’ve got more details on Blue Period‘s anime adaptation ahead of its October premiere, including four additional cast members announced today.
From left to right: Yuki Kazu (Yuri!!! on ICE) as Mayu Oba, Emiri Suyama (BEATLESS) as Sae Okada, Taishi Murata (The Stranger by the Shore) as Takuro Ishii and Saori Onishi (Sonny Boy) as Hanako Sakuraba.
Previous announced cast members include:
Hiromu Mineta (CESTVS -The Roman Fighter-) as Yatora Yaguchi, Yumiri Hanamori (Kageki Shojo!!) as Ryuji Ayukawa, Daiki Yamashita (My Hero Academia) as Yotasuke Takahashi, Kengo Kawanishi (Dr. STONE) as Haruka Hashida and Yume Miyamoto (SING “YESTERDAY” FOR ME) as Maki Kuwana.
Mayu Aoyagi as Maru Mori and Fumi Hirano (Urusei Yatsura) as Masako Saeki.
Masaya Fukunishi (MEGALOBOX 2: NOMAD) as Sumida, Shinichirou Kamio (HYPNOSISMIC -Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima) as Koigakuro and Tatsumaru Tachibana (The God of High School) as Utashima.
Mika Hiratsuka as Umino, Ikumi Hasegawa (How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom) as Shirai, Yuna Nemoto as Shirota, and Aoi Koga (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) as Yamamoto.
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On the production side, Koji Masunari, who previously led Kamichu!, will act as chief director, while Katsuya Asano (Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS) will direct the anime for Seven Arcs studio. Reiko Yoshida (Digimon Adventure: Our War Game) is writing and overseeing the scripts for the series. Rounding out the main staff is Tomoyuki Shitaya (Food Wars!) on character design.
Yuuji Kaneko (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish) joins Ken Nakamura on the all-important art director team alongside Mamio Ogawa and Mika Nakajima on art design. Ippei Inoue will be doing the music.
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Blue Period follows Yatora, the perfect high school student, who thinks his perfect life is rather dull and boring. That’s until one day he wanders into the art room, and a lone painting changes his life, compelling him to dive head-first into the world of art. If only Yatora knew how unforgiving the art world really is!
The Blue Period manga won the 13th Manga Taisho Awards in 2020, and was nominated the year before. It was also nominated for the 24th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2020, and it won the Best General Manga award in the 44th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2020.
The anime adaptation is currently scheduled to air in October this year.
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