Blue Period Manga Volume 1

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SKU: 9781646511129

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About Blue Period Manga Volume 1

Blue Period manga volume 1 features story and art by Tsubasa Yamaguchi.

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…


  • Publisher: KODANSHA COMICS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Drama
  • Themes: School Life
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 10/13/2020
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Such a Great Start!


This manga took me by surprise and blew me away. I enjoy art and I'm currently trying to get back into it for the first time since high school. So much of my own journey is contained in this volume.

Yaguchi, works hard because it's what is needed to get by which he feels is a recipe for general success. Then he has a moment in art class that gives him a new perspective and he finds passion which is something he's been lacking for so long. I love his drive and the fact that it's all kind of new to him, so we are given a look at art basics and concepts in a semi-detailed way. It's broken down and explained, and makes the entire concept approachable. I also love the interactions between Yaguchi and his peers, the comradery and even the secret need to push yourself to get better so you 'feel' like you earned your place near them.

I'm so excited to see what the series brings to the table in volume two.

Thank you Kodansha for providing a copy for review! All opinions are my own!

I wasn't expecting to like this but it's become my most anticipated series!


I am not an artist, so I wasn't expecting to relate to this story too much. At the very least, I thought it might be interesting to see from a new perspective or just learn more about the art world. However, I found the main character Yatora very endearing and I think his journey will resonate with pretty much anyone.

The themes that are presented such as hard work vs. talent, passion vs. duty, and perception vs. reality are engaging and thought provoking. It is also heartwarming to see Yatora discover more about himself and find a niche where he can thrive alongside his peers.

From just one volume, I can tell that the cast of characters introduced will grow and develop to establish meaningful relationships with one another.

I look forward to following this series and I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone, artist or not!



I typically don't like this type of manga, but I got the first two volumes anyway. It's honestly amazing. I've enjoyed reading it so much. The way we see him begin to think harder about the way he sees the world, attempting to draw and paint it, and then the reactions he got from his friends was really well done. It does a really good job of Yatora discovering his love of art and wondering if it's ok to pursue art.