Kodoani.com – In the January issue of Kodansha’s Afternoon Magazine, a special announcement shook the manga-loving community. Manga “The Blue Period” by Tsubasa Yamaguchi will be on hiatus until spring 2024.
Kodansha USA, the work’s English publisher, offers a fascinating description of the story:
“Yatora, an excellent high school student with a life full of friends and elite achievements. Everything seems boring until he suddenly steps into the art room and ends it all with a painting full of creativity. It was a window opened for Yatora, emphasizing a beauty never before experienced. Accepting the challenge, he embarked on an artistic journey – an unforgiving and invigorating adventure!”
The series has aired on anime screens in 2021, taking over Netflix in Japan since September, then spreading on Japanese television since October. Netflix continues to broadcast globally from October 2021, bringing coming new episodes every week.
“The Blue Period” also received a stage adaptation in March 2022. Yamaguchi began exploring the world of art in the pages of Afternoon Magazine in June 2017. With 15 volumes compiled to date, Kodansha has highlight the appeal of the work. Kodansha USA continues to immerse English readers in this world with volume 13 on May 30.
The manga won the 13th Manga Taisho Award in 2020 and was nominated for the award the previous year. Along with that, “The Blue Period” was honored as the Best Compilation Manga at the 44th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2020. All of these honors and nominations prove the work’s power and influence. in the world of contemporary manga.