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Song Title Challenge – but with anisong!

So, a challenge popped up in my Facebook memories on Wednesday – match categories to song titles.  Back then, for my not anime fan friends, it was all…

Apprentice Mages Lounge.

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Japan Top 12 Weekly Light Novel Sales Ranking: November 20 – November 26, 2023

There have been some changes to the reporting style here on the Blog. Please refer to the post here for further information. It is thanks to the amazing…

Erzat

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Japan Top Weekly Manga Sales Ranking: November 20 – November 26, 2023

There have been some changes to the reporting style here on the Blog. Please refer to the post here for further information. It is thanks to the amazing…

Erzat

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TSUTAYA Weekly Manga Sales Ranking: November 20 – November 26, 2023

There have been some changes to the reporting style here on the Blog. Please refer to the post here for further information. All of the data you find…

Erzat

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Making the Shonen Jump to Shoujo: Ressurection

Oh, you're approaching me? With shoujosei manga recommendations? Thank you Walt's Comic Shop for sponsoring a portion of today's video. Use code COLLEENSMANGARECS at checkout for 40€ off your…

Colleen's Manga Recs

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Anime Like Arte

16th century Florence is awash with cultural and creative contributions during the Renaissance. Arte is a young lady from an aristocratic family who wants to

Recommend Me Anime

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The Essence of Being a Muse GN 1

What if Blue Period was less enamored with art history and the nitty-gritty of making art and more about an artist beaten down by perceived failures, trying to…

Anime News Network - Views

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Manga Review: Blue Period

Spoilers for the first four chapters of Blue Period! Yatora is in many ways a typical high school student, dealing with questions of who he is and what…

The Curiously Dead Cat

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Twitter: @kcserinlee

Source: https://www.pxfuel.com/en/desktop-wallpaper-tkvvn It is my pleasure to introduce you all to a new member of our team, Kathy! I met Kathy recently at AX 2023, and am excited to have…

The Anime View

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21 Non-Binary Anime Characters That Eschew Gender Conformity

Do you know more non-binary anime characters? I am certain there are quite a few more that I missed. Let fans know who they are in the comments…

Recommend Me Anime

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OtakuGeneration.net :: (Show #937) Blue Period

Shownotes :: (show 938) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Take the X Train, recorded live May 28th, 2023.   This week, we watched an…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration.net :: (Show #937) Blue Period

Shownotes :: (show 937) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Blue Period, recorded live May 21st, 2023.   This week, we talked about an anime…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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Blue Period and it’s Portrayal of the Artist’s Journey

The following post is something that I originally pitched to Anime News Network along time ago. I don’t want to get too far into why I was a…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Blue Period (1-12 Streaming)

Yatora Yaguchi is a fairly popular student who excels in school, but secretly grapples with feelings of emptiness and frustration. When visi...

Otaku News - World Edition

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The Anime Curriculum- College Edition

It’s that time of the year again, where school is about to begin. The start of many new journies and discoveries in the vastness of familiar and new…

We be bloggin'

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Blue Period Volumes 6 and 7 Review

Yatora has passed the first part of Tokyo University of the Arts’ entrance exam but as the second exam starts his stress-induced afflictions are worse than ever and…

TheOASG

News Update - Mon, 12 Sep 2022

Can Pablo Come Out And Play? I don't know if the connection is there, but seeing as Allen's pick of the week -- a show about a young man…

THEM Anime Reviews

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A Nico-Colored Canvas GN 1

Blue Period was too heavy on the emotional drama for you, A Nico-Colored Canvas eschews that in favor of a, let's say, more aggressively optimistic approach.

Anime News Network - Views

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Blue Period Volumes 3-5 Review

Yatora is continuing his prep work for taking the TUA entrance exam and like many third year high school students, this after school prep work is overtaking everything…

TheOASG

The Manga Review, 8/19/22

Attention manga shoppers! Kodansha is currently holding a blow-out sale on digital manga. And when I say “blow out,” I mean it: they’re offering deep discounts on over…

Manga Bookshelf

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Little Miss P and Blue Period

There are now two NWSL teams withing reasonable distance of me, and I’ve shamefully seen neither of...

Taiiku Podcast

Little Miss P and Blue Period

There are now two NWSL teams withing reasonable distance of me, and I’ve shamefully seen neither of...

Taiiku Podcast

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The Tools to Express Yourself: Blue Period

When I was in art school, I often heard a recurring sentiment from my fellow students: “If people can understand even 10% of the message my piece conveys,…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Of Artists, Minstrels & Drowning Friends

How far would you go to save a friend? We never expect it will be that far; that it will be too far, and will push beyond the…

Beneath the Tangles

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Blue Period – In Search of Identity

I was really looking forward to the Blue Period anime after having read the manga. Here's how it held up!

I drink and watch anime

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Manga Haul: March 2022

Dad Needs To Talk shares the manga he picked up during March 2022.

dadneedstotalk.com

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Omedetou Grads- Good luck on those school entrance exams!

It’s spring and you know what that means… It’s time to find out what college you got into! Or high school! Or any school! The best part of…

We be bloggin'

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Weekly Round-Up, 16-22 March 2022: AceAro TV Series, Gendered Labor Statistics, and Revisiting K-On!!

AniFem Round-Up In the Name of Art: Academic burnout in Blue Period Olivia “Livi” Burke discusses the normalization of burnout among students and creatives and how Blue Period…

Anime Feminist

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In the Name of Art: Academic burnout in Blue Period

The detrimental effect of academic burnout can be easy to overlook. While the media has had a hand in normalizing these behaviors, stories are starting to crop up…

Anime Feminist

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Which Art Style is “Better”: Stylised or Realistic?

Quite often online, especially within the twitter space, I'll see a tweet asking "Which manga has the best art?". It's more a question that can be answered based…

lines in motion

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 2

Day one of AniMarch Madness was so much fun! Results are still being tabulated, with a few polls still open, but look for those results to pop up…

Beneath the Tangles

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Blue Period

Rating: 10/10 Episodes: 12 Source: Manga Genres: Drama, Slice of Life Premiered: Fall 2021 Trailer Synopsis Second-year high school student Yatora Yaguchi is a delinquent with excellent grades,…

Art Of Anime

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Ep. 49: Blue Period, by Tsubasa Yamaguchi

This week! Deb leads the team through an artistic journey in Blue Period, by Tsubasa Yamaguchi, published by Kodansha! Find your passion, find yourself!

| Mangasplaining: Read Great Manga

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2021 Anime Awards – The You Can’t Know Edition!

Hello, Hello and WELCOME my friends to my favorite post of the year: the You Can’t Know anime awards! Today we’re going to be looking into the past…

We be bloggin'

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Review: Blue Period [Netflix]

Yatora Yaguchi lives the life of a delinquent, and yet is still able to get good grades in class. A big weight has been placed on his shoulders…

Japan Curiosity

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Blue Period Anime Review

Another bright slice-of-life series has entered the fray! See how this series holds up in our review.

The Culture Cove

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Blue Period (Burū Piriodo)

There was hardly a single moment I didn’t enjoy in Blue Period. Obviously, I do like coming of age stories. And for me, it was great to remember…

The Review Heap

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The Best Anime of 2021

Why was this year filled so many great Anime? 2021 has come to an end, and now we are in a new year! But before this year continues,…

DecafisHere

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The Observation Deck: Blue Period

Despite what some detractors would have you believe, Blue Period is a wonderful and artistic experience.

Animated Observations

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Let's Get To The Money ft Cosplayer Ronnie

On this week’s episode, during the intro, I discuss my social media hiatus, what anime I’m currently watching, and what anime I’m plotting on for winter 2022. Then,…

The Wonder of Anime

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My Insecure Self – Blue Period Ep 12 Review 

As the stressful period of his life fades away, Yatora grapples with adapting to his new reality. This is a review and discussion for Blue Period Episode 12…

In Asian Spaces

2021 in Review

The world continues to go to hell in a handbasket. The pandemic continues to rage. The world supply chain is borked. Inflation is rampant. W...

Collectr's Blog

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Exams Are Not Fun – Blue Period Ep 11 Review 

Yatora’s body physically breaks down in a stairwell leading up to the second TUA exam. This is a review and discussion for Blue Period Episode 11 on Netflix.

In Asian Spaces

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My Favorite Things in 2021

Beartown and Us Against You, Fruits Basket, Blue Period, Gris, Solanin, Arcane, What Remains of Edith Finch, Attack on Titan, Critical Role BOOKS:I found a new favorite author…

The Fabulaphile

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BtT’s Top 10 Anime of 2021

They made us laugh; they made us cry. They wowed us with their artistry, inspired us with their soundtracks, and moved us with their depth of emotion. But…

Beneath the Tangles