Have you ever felt…empty? Or maybe lately it’s been way too hard for you to come up with something that actually excites you? At some point in our lives, we find ourselves questioning what our purpose is in this world. We look for something substantial to keep us going or something that would break our same, old, boring routine.
High schooler Yatora Yaguchi felt like nothing in the world he lived in made sense to him. Like everything he was doing was a chore. That was until he saw the blue Kyoto morning sky after a late night out with his friends.
Later that day, they were tasked to paint something for school, and with every bit of inspiration left in his body, Yaguchi painted the Blue Kyoto Sky he saw that day. Of course, it wasn’t a refined painting, but the teacher saw something in him and convinced him to pursue art.
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Yaguchi comes from a middle-class family. The kind of family that would pressure you to either go into business, law, or medicine so you could make something of yourself. That was exactly the kind of family he had, so it wasn’t easy for him to tell them he’d pursue art instead of medicine.
Yaguchi was smart, but he wasn’t a genius. A jack of all trades is something that accurately described him, but as he went on his journey of self-discovery through art, we see a development in his stagnant life, and instead of blue, it is filled with color.
Blue Period’s plot centers around Yatora Yaguchi’s journey of self-discovery as he unfolds bits of himself he was not able to see before. He meets friends and foes but also carries with him the valuable lessons taught to him by his seniors and teachers.
Season 1 ended with Yaguchi’s acceptance into the art school of his dreams, and Season 2 (unannounced) will probably tackle his life in that same university.
Blue Period the Anime can be streamed on Netflix, and the manga originally written by Tsubasa Yamaguchi is also licensed in English under the same name.
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