If you loved the Blue Period and want to see more like it, you’ve come to the right spot, because we’ve featured anime where artists struggled to discover what they liked and struggled to develop their own style in this article.
In this post, we have collected ten anime like Blue Period in which the artist is on their way to discovering their style and finding a way to succeed in their journey.
Anime like Blue Period
Remake Our Life!
Hashiba Kyouya is a promising game developer, but things did not go as planned. His company went bankrupt, he lost his job, and he is now forced to return to his hometown. As he lay distressed on his bed, he finds himself regretting his life selections as he looks at other successful creators his age.
When Kyouya awakens, he realises that he has travelled ten years back in time, to the time before he joined college. Will he take advantage of this opportunity to put things right?
Those Snow White Notes
Setsu Sawamura leaves his little hometown after the death of his grandfather, the legendary shamisen musician Matsugorou Sawamura. Matsugorou begged Setsu on his deathbed to give up the shamisen if he was merely going to imitate others instead of playing in his own style.
Setsu, upset, travels to Tokyo, thinking that the great city will inspire him to develop his own unique playing style. But Tokyo defies his expectations by drowning out all other sounds with the thunderous noise of metropolitan life.
Setsu’s wealthy and successful mother, Umeko, returns into his life, concerned for his well-being, and pushes him to enrol in Umezono Academy. At school, he meets Shuri Maeda, a girl who is enthralled by the Tsugaru shamisen and wishes to perform a song that her grandmother had heard a long time ago.
Shuri establishes a shamisen appreciation society and persuades Setsu to teach the club’s members how to play the instrument. Will Setsu be able to rediscover his love for the shamisen and discover the unique tone he lacks as he becomes more involved with the club?
March comes in like a lion
The place where the main character Rei Kiriyama lives is Shinkawa, which is located along Tokyo’s Sumida River. The Kawamoto family’s home is in Tsukuda, which is linked to Rei’s hometown via the Chuo bridge. The manga’s shogi hall is set in Sendagaya and is modelled after the headquarters of the Japanese Shogi Association, which is also located there.
Rei Kiriyama’s parents and younger sister were killed in a car accident when he was a child. He then moved in with the household of Masachika Kda, a friend of his father’s. When Rei reached adulthood, he left his foster family, believing he was only causing trouble.
Seishu Handa is a professional calligrapher, despite his young age. When the elderly curator of an exhibition criticizes his calligraphy for being too unoriginal (“like a textbook”), Seishu gets angry and punches him. Because of this, his father sends him off for a retreat on Goto Island, near Kyushu. There, he meets the colorful villagers, interacts with them, and begins to find his own style.
Kakushi Gotou is a rather well-known manga artist whose works are notorious for their inappropriate themes. Because of his raunchiness, when his daughter Hime was born, he promised to keep his profession secret from her, knowing that if she found out, she would be disappointed.
This paranoid belief drives Kakushi into hazardous situations. Despite being a single father, he does his best and frequently goes to extreme measures to keep his secret hidden, such as dressing up as a salaryman every day or preparing emergency drills in case Hime finds her way to his employment.
School begins at Étoile Vio School, where idol-hopeful students known as “I-Chu” will undergo training to become full-fledged idols. However, things are off to a strange start when the new students are given a speech from their bear principal?! The I-Chu work steadily toward their goals and ask, “What is an idol?” Each boy will learn to shine as they struggle to find their answer.
Mafuyu Satou steps out of his gloomy apartment, holding his Gibson guitar, to begin another day of high school. While sleeping in a peaceful location on the gymnasium stairway, he runs across fellow student Ritsuka Uenoyama, who lambasts him for allowing his guitar’s strings to rust and break.
Satou begs Uenoyama to mend the instrument and teach him how to play after noticing his understanding of it. Uenoyama eventually agrees and invites him to join his two bandmates, bassist Haruki Nakayama and drummer Akihiko Kaji, for a jam session.
Satou’s voice is stunningly lovely, and Uenoyama is determined to make Satou the band’s lead singer. Satou accepts the offer following an emotional reunion with an old buddy, despite his first hesitation. Satou must not only learn to play the guitar with the help of his new friends, but also come to grips with the enigmatic circumstances that lead him to be its owner.
A3! Season Spring & Summer
Veludo Way, which is home to a plethora of street acts and shows, attracts visitors who want to witness professional actors. Izumi Tachibana arrives at the venue where her father ran a once-popular theatre group, Mankai Company, after receiving a mysterious letter, but discovers that the building is ready to be repurposed due to enormous debt.
At the last minute, she persuades the debt collector to grant the ensemble another chance. He is willing to accept, but only on three conditions: their premiere show must be successfully staged by the following month, the four all-male sub-troupes must be reinstated, and the debt must be paid off within a year. To cap it all off, Izumi must take over as director.
With no time to waste, Izumi hastily assembles a cast of five for the Spring Troupe: Sakuya Sakuma, an exuberant high school student; Masumi Usui, a boy smitten by Izumi; Tsuzuru Minagi, an aspiring writer; Itaru Chigasaki, a mature office worker; and Citron, a pleasant foreigner. Despite their lack of acting experience, it is up to Izumi to train and prepare them for a performance that will return Mankai Company to its former glory.