Live-Action ‘Blue Period’ Confirms August Release Date, Releases Trailer!

Live-Action 'Blue Period' Confirms August Release Date, Releases Trailer!
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A coming-of-age drama about artists, Blue Period has become one of the most popular seinen titles of the modern era. Written and illustrated by Tsubasa Yamaguchi, the manga has been published since 2017 and there are 15 collected volumes as of the time of writing. A 12-episode anime adaptation premiered in 2021 and was also a hit, although no official confirmation of a second season has been made since then. But, we do have other great news, as Warner Bros. Japan has just announced that a live-action Blue Period movie is premiering this year in Japanese cinemas.

The movie was announced just today in Japan, and Warner Bros. has confirmed that the movie will be released on August 9, 2024 in Japanese theaters. It is unknown whether the movie will have an international distribution or not.

On top of that, an official teaser trailer highlighting some of the scenes, as well as the actors was released. You can check it out here as well:

As has been confirmed, the film will be directed by Kentarō Hagiwara, with scripts written by Reiko Yoshida, and music composed by Yūki “Yaffle” Kojima. The main stars of the movie have also been revealed, and they are going to be:

  • Gordon Maeda as Yatora Yaguchi
  • Fumiya Takahashi as Ryuji Ayukawa
  • Rihito Itagaki as Yotasuke Takahashi
  • Hiyori Sakurada as Maru Mori

This is all we have for you at the moment. We have the main cast and crew members, a release date, and a teaser trailer. Of course, we are going to provide you with all the latest updates related to the movie, which is why you should keep following us for more information. Before we end, here is a brief official synopsis of the Blue Period series:

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!

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