Blue Period is a school drama manga series written and illustrated by Tsubasa Yamaguchi. The manga received an anime adaptation in the Fall of 2021. The Blue Period anime has been considered a hit, according to MAL Top 1000. If you liked the anime and can’t wait for the next season, you could continue the story in the manga.
The 12-episode season one of Blue Period anime covered the first 25 chapters of the Blue Period manga. Therefore, you can start reading the manga from chapter 26, titled Gedai Life Day One, volume 7 of the Japanese and English-translated versions.
Yamaguchi launched the Blue Period manga series in 2017 in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine. Since then, the manga has been compiled into 12 volumes. In addition, the series won the 13th Manga Taisho Grand Prize and the 44th Kodansha Manga Award for Best General Manga in 2020.
The anime’s first season, animated by Seven Arcs, aired on October 1, 2021, on TBS in Japan. Followed by its Netflix debut on October 9, with an English dub released on January 28, 2022.
Kodansha Comics began publishing the series in English in 2020 with this synopsis: Yatora is the perfect high school student with good grades and many 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 headfirst — and he’s about to learn how savage and unforgiving art can be!