New Blue Period key visual shows a handsome Yatora in love with painting — anime premieres October, 2021

The upcoming new Blue Period anime got a cast reveal, a short promo video, a beautiful key visual and a premiere date today.

The currently announced Blue Period cast includes Hiromu Mineta (Futsal Boys!!!!!) as Yatora Yaguchi, Yumiri Hanamori (Laid-Back Camp) as Ryuji Ayukawa, and Daiki Yamashita (My Hero Academia) as Yotasuke Takahashi.

Kengo Kawanishi (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) is voicing Haruka Hashida, and Yume Miyamoto (Fragtime) is playing Maki Kuwana.

The Blue Period anime’s chief director is Koji Masunari (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic), with Katsuya Asano (Yu-Gi-Oh!) as director, Reiko Yoshida (Liz and the Blue Bird) in charge of scripts and character design by Tomoyuki Shitaya (If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It To the Budokan, I Would Die).


The latest Blue Period key visual (see above) shows off protagonist Yatora. A high school student who unexpectedly falls in love with art after coming across a painting.

It is only then he realizes what a beautiful medium it can be but, of course, not one without its challenges.

The Blue Period anime is based on the coming-of-age manga by Tsubasa Yamaguchi, and will premiere in October this year.

Watch the Blue Period promo video below to get a sense of the atmosphere of the anime series, as well as a look at some of the characters and the cast that will be playing them.

Yes, this one looks lovely.


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