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  • Published: 15 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781646511129
  • Imprint: Kodansha
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $21.99

Blue Period 1



Winner of the 2020 Manga Taisho Grand Prize! A manga about the struggles and rewards of a life dedicated to art. The studious Yatora leaves a dry life of study and good manners behind for a new passion: painting. But untethering yourself from all your past expectations is dangerous as well as thrilling…

Winner of the 2020 Manga Taisho Grand Prize and a Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection by the Young Adult Library Services Association!

A manga about the struggles and rewards of a life dedicated to art. Popular guy Yatora realizes he's just going through the motions to make other people happy and finds himself in a new passion: painting. But untethering yourself from all your past expectations is dangerous as well as thrilling...

STILL LIFE

Yatora is the perfect high school student, with good grades and lots of friends. It's an effortless performance, and, ultimately... a dull one. But he wanders into the art room one day, and a lone painting captures his eye, awakening him to a kind of beauty he never knew. Compelled and consumed, he dives in headfirst--and he's about to learn how savage and unforgiving art can be...

  • Published: 15 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781646511129
  • Imprint: Kodansha
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $21.99

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Praise for Blue Period 1

"One of the top 10 manga of 2020." -School Library Journal "A stunning manga about discovery and passion… I was not prepared for the amazing story I would lose myself in." -Black Nerd Problems "An exploration of what it means to make art [and] a slice-of-life coming-of-age narrative about a young man figuring out what it is that he wants to do with his life." -Anime News Network

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