Blue Period, a manga about a boy who is trying his best to get into Tokyo University of the Arts, is inspired by his predecessors and the girl who gives him a love of creativity that motivates him even more. To inspire their fans on the artistic path, the “Blue Period” series installed two manhole covers at the end of March, near the art department of Tokyo University of the Arts.
Taito Ward, the administrative council of the Ueno area where Tokyo University of the Arts is located, is considering turning the area into a new anime pilgrimage site. The council hopes this will boost local tourism after the pandemic reduced the number of people visiting Ueno park and its surrounding attractions.
Tokyo University of the Arts is where the series’ author – Tsubasa Yamaguchi graduated. It’s also the place he came up with the idea for Blue Period series.
Plot: Yatora is a perfect high school student, with high grades and lots of friends. A life is presented with ease and in the end feels dull. But one day, he wandered into the art room and was attracted by a lone painting, which awakened him to an unseen beauty. Even though he had no previous drawing experience, he still decided to apply to the university of fine arts. A decision with catastrophic results.