How Many Chapters and Volumes Does Blue Period Have?

How Many Chapters and Volumes Does Blue Period Have?

Blue Period is a coming-of-age drama manga that began publication back in 2017. Written by Tsubasa Yamaguchi, the manga series is still ongoing with 11 volumes published as of the time of writing this article. This story about the internal struggles of a high school student became so popular that it also received a 12-episode anime adaptation in 2021. In this article, we are going to tell you how many chapters Blue Period manga has.

As of April 2022, Blue Period‘s total number of published chapters is 52; as the manga is still ongoing and it does not seem like it’s going to end soon, the number is certainly going to increase soon. The chapters are, of course, collected in tankōbon volumes. The total number of volumes so far is 11, with a 12th one on the way, as there are several uncollected chapters at this time.

In the rest of this article, we are going to tell you everything we know about the publication of the Blue Period manga. You’re going to find out about its publication and its structure, as we are going to talk about the chapters and the volumes of Blue Period. This article is going to be your go-to guide for all information concerning the Blue Period manga.

How many chapters does Blue Period have?

Blue Period premiered on June 24, 2017, when the first chapter of the manga was published in Monthly Afternoon magazine in Japan. The manga has been ongoing since 2017 and is not approaching its sixth year of publication. As of April 2022, Blue Period has 52 chapters published, as well as some extra chapters. The chapters are:

  • Stroke 1: Awakening to the Joy of Painting
  • Stroke 2: Meaningful Time
  • Stroke 3: He’s not Tanned at all
  • Stroke 4: You’re No God
  • Extra: Yatora and the Art Club
  • Stroke 5: Prep School Debut Of The Dead
  • Stroke 6: Surprisingly Pure?!
  • Stroke 7: Where Will We Go?
  • Stroke 8: Exam Piece
  • Extra: Yuka-chan and Yatora
  • Stroke 9: I Know What To Do, I Just Don’t Know If I Can Do It
  • Stroke 10: I Cant’ Even Say What I Want To With This Art
  • Stroke 11: You Have Encountered Praise
  • Stroke 12: Thanks For Being A Jerk
  • Extra: Yatora and Yotasuke
  • Stroke 13: Mental Breakdowns Are No Joke
  • Stroke 14: The Ability To Have Fun
  • Stroke 15: The First Exam Begins
  • Stroke 16: Brain Juice Bushaa
  • Extra: The Hashida Sisters and Yatora
  • Stroke 17: Real Messed Up
  • Stroke 18: Wandering Knife
  • Stroke 19: Not Like You
  • Stroke 20: Our Blue
  • Stroke 21: An Unexpected Enemy Attacks
  • Extra Comic 1: Art School Exam Meal
  • Stroke 22: The Second Exam Begins
  • Stroke 23: Now The Second Exam Begins
  • Stroke 24: Coming Into Your Own
  • Stroke 25: No Regrets
  • Original Bonus Manga: Yatora and the Art Club ~After Party~
  • Stroke 26: Gedai Life Day One
  • Stroke 27: Baptism
  • Stroke 28: Crash
  • Stroke 29: I Don’t Have Any, Do I…?
  • Stroke 30: Prejudice Is No Good
  • Stroke 31: Shibuya Wasn’t Built In A Day
  • Stroke 32: The Preperation For The Festival Begins
  • Stroke 33: Self-sacrificing Spirit
  • Extra Chapter 2: Delicious Sketch Outing
  • Stroke 34: Harbringer of Celebration
  • Stroke 35: I Couldn’t Draw Anything this Summer…
  • Stroke 36: Hello World
  • Stroke 37: Venus in Armour
  • Stroke 38: Talent and Effort
  • Stroke 39: A Step and a Kick
  • Stroke 40: By the Time I Noticed, I was Too Good at Angering my Friend
  • Stroke 41: By the Time I Noticed, My Friend was Too Skilled at Angering Me
  • Stroke 42: The Painting Doesn’t Lie
  • Stroke 43: Why, why, why?
  • Stroke 44: Is it alright to see myself, for now?
  • Stroke 45: Let me love you forever
  • Stroke 46: A Certain Elementary School Student Wants to Work Hard and be Happy
  • Stroke 47: Wavering Brush Tip
  • Stroke 48: A Food I Hate is Napolitan
  • Stroke 48,7: Let’s Go! The Welcoming Party for Freshmen!
  • Stroke 49: Where’s the strategy site where you can clear your death loop of worries?
  • Stroke 50: Getting Exposed to Heat Ends up Cooling Me Down Instead. What?
  • Stroke 51: Stray 2.0 Academy Back
  • Stroke 52: As Soon As the Ground Weakens, It Swamps

How many volumes does Blue Period have?

Blue Period premiered on June 24, 2017, when the first chapter of the manga was published in Monthly Afternoon magazine in Japan. The manga has been collected into tankōbon volumes since December 22, 2017. As of April 2022, Blue Period has 11 volumes published. The volumes in question are:

No.Original release dateOriginal ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1December 22, 2017978-4-06-510586-3October 13, 2020978-1-64-651112-9
2March 23, 2018978-4-06-511124-6January 5, 2021978-1-64-651124-2
3August 23, 2018978-4-06-512336-2May 18, 2021978-1-64-651125-9
4February 22, 2019978-4-06-514484-8August 17, 2021978-1-64-651126-6
5June 21, 2019978-4-06-515958-3November 30, 2021978-1-64-651127-3
6November 22, 2019978-4-06-517512-5March 22, 2022978-1-64-651128-0
7March 23, 2020978-4-06-518889-7May 31, 2022978-1-64-651291-1
8September 23, 2020978-4-06-520727-7
978-4-06-520725-3 (SE)
June 28, 2022978-1-64-651292-8
9January 21, 2021978-4-06-521994-2July 19, 2022978-1-64-651395-6
10May 21, 2021978-4-06-523175-3September 20, 2022978-1-64-651396-3
11September 22, 2021978-4-06-524669-6
978-4-06-524977-2 (SE)
November 22, 2022978-1-64-651566-0

Blue Period Chapters and Volumes: An overview

Finally, in this section, we are going to bring you an overview of each volume of the manga, including the plot outline and the chapters collected in each specific volume.

Volume 1 – “Still Life”

Volume 01 Cover JP

Publication date: December 22, 2017
Collected Chapters:
001. Awakening to the Joy of Painting (よろこびにめてみた E o Kaku Yorokobi ni Mezemetemita)
002.Meaningful Time (ゆうかん Yūigina Jikan)
003. He’s Not Tanned At All (ぜんぜんけてねえ Zenzen Yaketenē?)
004. You’re No God (マジかみじゃない Maji Kamijānai?)

Official Synopsis: 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…

Volume 2 – “Composition”

Volume 02 Cover JP

Publication date: March 23, 2018
Collected Chapters:
005. Prep School Debut of the Dead (こうビュー•オブ•ザ•デット Yobikō Debyū obu za Detto)
006. Surprisingly Pure?! (がくにピュアかッ Gaku ni Pīa ka)
007. Where Will We Go? (われわれはどこへくのか Wareware wa doko e Ikunoka)
008. Exam Piece (じゅけんかい Jūken Kaiga)

Official Synopsis: Art has changed the course of Yatora’s once dull life, and now he’s aiming for Japan’s most competitive art school. With entrance exams a year away, he’ll need to expand his limited eye for art, and quickly. He turns to new peers and the masters to envision pieces only he can produce, and soon dives into his first competition—the same one where his Art Club role model nearly scored last place. Among geniuses and lifelong art kids, does Yatora even stand a chance…?

Volume 3 – “Adaptation”

Volume 03 Cover JP

Publication date: August 23, 2018
Collected Chapters:
009. I Feel Helpless Even If I Know What To Do (だいえてもどうしようもねぇ Kadai ga Miete mo dō shiyō monē)
010. Art That Doesn’t Know What to Say (いたいこともえないこんなじゃ Iitai Koto mo Ienai Kon’na E ja)
011. You Have Unlocked Compliments (められがはっせいしました Homerarega Hasseishimashita)
012. Cocky (イキリおつ Ikiriotsu)

Official Synopsis: Relief is short-lived for Yatora after his first competition, where his piece ranks higher than expected but is far from his dream school’s standards. He’s prepared to give Ooba-sensei’s challenges everything he’s got…but what if all he’s got is still not enough? With 100 days until university exams, Yatora must toil to produce a piece only he can.

Volume 4 – “Pieces”

Volume 04 Cover JP

Publication date: February 22, 2019
Collected Chapters:
013. Ridiculous Stress (メンブレはんないって Menbure Hanpanaitte)
014. Ability to Have Fun (たのしんじゃうカ Tanoshin jau ka)
015. First Exam Begins (1けんかい Ichiji Shiken Kaishi)
016. Sweating Hard (脳汁ブシャー Nōjiru bushā)

Official Synopsis: Yatora now has new materials in his tool box and a wider range of expression under his belt. But a week before the first exam, Ooba-sensei says he’s missing a crucial edge… With so much at stake, Yatora’s self-doubt brings him lower than ever before. Still, he has his fire, his resilience—and he might just get a lucky break, too.

Volume 5 – “Self-portrait”

Volume 05 Cover JP

Publication date: June 21, 2019
Collected Chapters:
017. Such a Freak (ほんまにキモいわ Honma ni Kimo iwa)
018. Wandering Knife (さまようナイフ Samayō naifu)
019. Unlike You (らしくねーよ Rashiku nē yo)
020. Our Color Blue (おれたちのあおいろ Oretachi no Aoi iro)
021. An Unexpected Enemy (まざかのてきしゅうらい Mazaka no Teki, Shūrai)
Extra Chapter 1. Art School Exam Meal (美大受験メシ Bidai Juken meshi)

Official Synopsis: Yatora makes the best of a bad situation during TUA’s first exam, and he must surpass these efforts for the second. But after all he’s gone through, Yatora is feeling a little out of sorts. To get back on track, he’ll have to step out of the studio and into new lighting… With the help of an old friend, Yatora bares his soul and some skin to take on his latest challenge: the nude self-portrait.

Volume 6 – “Second Exam”

Volume 06 Cover JP

Publication date: November 22, 2019
Collected Chapters:
022. The Second Exam Begins (2けんかい Niji Shiken Kaishi)
023. The Second Exam Begins Here (こっから2けんかい Kokkara Niji Shiken Kaishi)
024. When I started to be Dyed in Colour (いろづきはじめたぶん Irodzuki Hajimeta Jibun)
025. No Regrets (こうかいはない Kōkai wa nai)

Official Synopsis: A surprising setback before the second exam shakes Yatora up, but after everything he’s been through, he must persevere. This time, the subject turns out to be something both new and familiar… But does an average guy like Yatora stand a chance against the geniuses and prodigies vying for a spot in the nation’s most competitive art school?

Volume 7 – “First Try”

Volume 07 Cover JP

Publication date: March 23, 2020
Collected Chapters:
026. Gedai Life Day One (だいライフ1じつ Gedai Raifu Ichijitsume)
027. Baptism (せんれい Senrei)
028. Crash (ガツーン Gatsūn)
029. I Don’t Have Any, Do I…? (おれ、なくね? Ore, nakune?)

Official Synopsis: Tokyo University of the Arts is now Yatora’s campus, where each new encounter with colleagues, professors, and assignments challenges everything he’s ever known! Self-doubt and life’s hardships still lurk around every corner, but running into an old friend may just turn things around.

Volume 8

Volume 08 Cover JP

Publication date: September 23, 2020
Collected Chapters:
030. Prejudice is No Good (わずぎらいアカン Kuwazugirai akan)
031. Shibuya Wasn’t Built In A Day (しぶついたちにしてならず Shibuya wa tsuitachi ni shite narazu)
032. The Preperation For The Festival Begins (まつりのじゅんかい Matsurino Junbi Kaishi)
033. Self-sacrificing Spirit (ジコギセイせいしん Jikogisei Seishin)
Extra Chapter 2. Delicious Sketch Outing (おいしいしゃせいりょこう Oishī Shasei Ryokō)

Official Synopsis: TBP

Volume 9

Volume 09 Cover JP

Publication date: January 21, 2021
Collected Chapters:
034. Harbringer of Celebration (これはけいまえれだ Kore wa Keiji no Mae Bureda)
035. I Couldn’t Draw Anything this Summer… (なにえがけなくて…なつ Nani mo Egakenakute… Natsu)
036. Hello World (ハロー!ワールド Harō! Wārudo!)
037. Venus in Armour (よろいたヴィーナス Yoroiwokita Vuīnasu)
038. Talent and Effort (さいのうりょこ Sainō to Doryoku)

Official Synopsis: TBP

Volume 10

Volume 10 Cover JP

Publication date: May 21, 2021
Collected Chapters:
039. A Step and a Kick (まれたりられたり Fumaretari Keraretari)
040. By the Time I Noticed, I was Too Skilled at Angering My Friend (がついたらともだちらいんでいるおれのスキルがゆうしゅうすぎる Kigatsuitara Tomodachi no Jirai o Fundeiru Ore no Sukiru ga Yūshū Sugiru)
041. By the Time I Noticed, My Friend was Too Skilled at Angering Me (がついたらおれらいんでいるともだちのスキルがゆうしゅうすぎる Kigatsuitara Ore no Jirai o Fundeiru Tomodachi no Sukiru ga Yūshū Sugiru)
042. The Painting Doesn’t Lie (うそをつかない E wa Uso o Tsukanai)

Official Synopsis: TBP

Volume 11

Volume 11 Cover JP

Publication date: September 22, 2021
Collected Chapters:
043. Why, why, why? (なんでなんでなんで Nande Nande Nande)
044. Is it alright to see myself, for now? (とりあえずぶんたてさせてもらっていいですか Toriaezu Jibun o Mitate Sasete Moratte īdesu ka)
045. Let me love you forever (ずっときでいさせてください Zutto Sukide Isasete kudasai)
046. A Certain Elementary School Student Wants to Work Hard and Be Happy (とあるしょうがくせいりょくしてしあわせになりたい Toaru Shōgakusei wa Doryoku Shite Shiawase ni Naritai)
047. Unwavering Brush Tip (ゆれるふでさき Yureru Fudesaki)

Official Synopsis: TBP

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