Yatra Yaguchi (Hiromu Mineta) and his friends love to wear them all night to play soccer. And then take some shoulder – teenagers in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. There are still two years left to graduate, but the career planning survey hangs over their heads. Must make a descision. And Yatra didn’t know what to do. He tends to lie in his bed thinking things like “Why is it all so pointless?” – feelings inside him.
One day at school, Yatra is struck by a big picture.
He’s been studying it for a long time, thinking about it, the things we can hear. The things that can disturb the melancholy when you’re not the teenager that appears in My Chemical Novel. He and his siblings were given the artistic task of drawing “my favorite nature”. They mock art; Yatora wondered why one should go to art school when other subjects were more profitable. He meets Mori (Mayu Aoyagi), the artist behind the painting he admires, and she shows him some techniques for mixing colours. She hangs out with Yuka (Yumiri Hanamori). A rough short skirt art student, and could there be an attraction between them?
Yatra and the children played soccer all night again. And when he stepped into the soft morning light of Shibuya, he seemed to feel something completely. Do we see him swimming through the stage, propelled by, I don’t know, the power of dreams? Of course – the power of dreams. He went to school, filled his canvas with blue paint, and sketched Shibuya on it with a pencil. He was probably excited because his internal monologue was beyond muttering whispers: Maybe he should think about art school. His art teacher Saeki (Fumi Harano), praises his work but tells him. That Tokyo University of the Arts has a meagre acceptance rate; his family could not afford a private school, the only other option. But I think it will work.
The Blue Period was clear propaganda about schools’ vast international industrial complex.
They are campaigning vigorously for a repressive system that infects youth. So that they can be easily criminalized and forced to work hard for meagre wages while using tools for their rudeness. This is the only plausible explanation for why Hobby Lobby. And its ilk sell so many LIVE LAUGH LOVE posters and jingles in an inescapable and abundant hell. Fight, kids, fight!
Deviations. The Blue Age is limited in demographic appeal to those more likely to turn to a tall and moody, controversial, handsome and popular protagonist. Yet, few outsiders present themselves as a big bucket for everyone. All your teenage feelings. Of course, we’re only in one episode. But as a character, Yatora isn’t entirely focused yet – and that means the series hasn’t set its course yet. It feels so light, so weird why Netflix decided to play episodes per week. Instead of letting overeating take over so we can move on to the next chapter or two. And see how strange Yator’s existential suffering manifests in his images. We can forget about that until the debut of the second episode.
The only relative intrigue this episode evokes is the problem with this girl;
Yuka, who has the potential to fulfil some of our pent-up romantic desires. The most pleasant thing about Yatora right now was that his friends considered him a gifted genius. Although he insisted that his good grades result from careful study. Will his keen sense of creativity and the mechanics of painting shake hands. With his penchant for hard work and lead him to a famous art school? Will vampires rate 0.05% of applicants attending Tokyo University of the Arts? Are we doing more at this point than just shrugging our shoulders around the room?
With its vaguely captivating storyline and overall visual style. Blue Period seems to struggle to stand out from the volume of anime content. Those closer to the target demonstration may have an episode or three left. But we’ll all be inclined to watch the others.