Blue Period has a very authentic feeling about it. Those who've struggled for an unconventional dream are bound to find themselves in at least one of the characters. Yatora Yaguchi isn't the most likable protagonist, but his struggle is extremely relatable to watch. So, can we expect a second season after the 12-episode first season ends?
Blue Period Season 2: What Would It Be About?
Blue Period is based on a manga of the same name, that's currently ongoing. The main character, Yatora Yaguchi, is an honors student and a people-pleaser who seems to adapt his personality to everyone's expectations until he discovers his true passion; art.
Yaguchi joins the school's art club to explore his new interest but this soon becomes insufficient. When he decides to pursue art professionally, a whole new road opens up for him, intriguing but difficult. Coming from a family of moderate means, Yaguchi can only apply to the one free art school in Japan. The anime follows his journey as a student in a very competitive prep school. Powering through exams and meeting fellow artists, each of whom perceives painting very differently, Yaguchi loses and finds himself many times, experiencing both success and disappointment as an artist.
Whether Yaguchi will get into his art school of choice is what the first season's conflict boils down to, so we won't spoil that here. However, he assumes that if he's accepted, a potential season 2 would focus on his journey as a new college student. Another season would also tie loose ends for characters like Yuka, who is still struggling with their love for fashion, which they are not allowed to pursue. If Yaguchi didn't succeed in his exams, the second season would most likely focus on an alternative path he should force to get into art school.
Blue Period Season 2: Will There Be One?
As of December 2021 Studio Seven arcs hasn't announced Blue Period Season 2, so we don't have official news at the time of writing, let alone a release date. While the anime has received favorable reviews, it didn't make to the Netflix Top 10, meaning it would be difficult to make its renewal a priority.
Of course, that does not mean a new season of Blue Period is impossible. Many other Netflix exclusives, like Beastars and Seven Deadly Sins were renewed for one or more additional seasons even though they didn't make it to the top 10. To be fair, anime are quite a niche field for Netflix, which isn't primarily an anime platform, so, if a show doesn't make it to the Top 10, this shouldn't mean automatic exclusion from renewal.
More often than not, new anime seasons are announced shortly after the first season's completion, or a little later. If such an announcement comes up, we'll update you with all the news you need to know!