Blue Period has dominated the charts of the most anticipated anime ever since the announcement of its release this Fall. Many fans have wondered about its slightly belated Netlfix release and await new episodes eagerly, so an English dub would only complete this success. So, is an English dub of Blue Period in the cards, and when will it release?
Blue Period follows Yatora Yaguchi, a straight-As student who finds no true purpose in his studies. He spends his little free time aimlessly hanging out with friends and, all in all, he has no reason to be overly proud of himself. Yatora experiences an epiphany when he comes across a senior student’s painting. This inspires him to finally draw something of his own in art class, and eventually get into painting.
A discussion with his art teacher emboldens him to admit what he really wants: get serious about painting and go to art school. But while fun, this journey will also be a bumpy road. Yatora’s family and peers have a hard time understanding his vocation, thinking an art degree is useless in the long run.
Also complicating matters is the fact that Yatora can only afford to go to a public college, and there’s only one public art school in Japan. For a chance of achieving his dream, the main character must compete against much more experienced artists, get out of his comfort zone, and fight to be a person he can be proud of.
One of the things that make Blue Period stand out from the start, is arguably the voice acting. The show features a number of experienced voice actors such as Hanamori Yumiri (Ai Hayasaka from Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War, and Gin Minowa in Yuuki Yuuna among other roles) who portrays Ryuuji Ayuwaka, other actors are fairly new to the job and still doing a stellar job.
Mineta Hiromu, the voice of our main character, only had a handful of roles before joining the Blue Period cast. Already, he’s doing a great job at expressing the intensity of Yatora’s emotions throughout his art journey. As for Mori, the student who inspired Yatora’s artistic sensitivities, the character is the debut role of Aoyagi Mayu, and her calm, dreamy voice, is one of the things that stay with you from the first two episodes.
We hope this all persuades you to watch the original Japanese audio for now, as it’s really good, and, truth be told, it’s your only choice for now. While the English dub of Blue Period has been announced, we currently do not have any specific information about the cast, nor any release date. If we were to make an informed guess, the dub would most likely make it to Netflix at some point after the completion of the series. After all, this has been the Netflix pattern so far regarding dubs.
As the episode number for the series hasn’t been announced yet, we might only know for sure when we find out the release date of the finale. We’ll be sure to update you with as much information as possible when the English dub of Blue Period becomes available, but, in the meantime, subtitles certainly don’t bite!