Résumé

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!

Trier par : Ancien

T1 Blue Period

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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!

T2 Blue Period

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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…?

T3 Blue Period

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Relief is short-lived for Yatora after his first competition, where his piece was higher ranked than he expected, but far from his dream school’s standards. While he’s prepared to give Ooba-sensei’s challenges everything he’s got…what if all he’s got is still not enough? With 100 days until university exams, he must seize what’s beyond—beyond his singular drive, learned technique, and hard work—to produce an answer only he can.

T4 Blue Period

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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.

T5 Blue Period

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SELF-PORTRAIT 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.

T6 Blue Period

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SECOND EXAM 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?

T7 Blue Period

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FIRST TRY 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.

T8 Blue Period

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CITYSCAPE After a disappointing first assignment, Yatora is encouraged by Maki and is determined to move forward. His next assignment is a scenery of Tokyo. As he takes on new materials and methods, he also becomes exposed to new ways of seeing the city he thought he knew so well. Can Yatora finally evolve beyond the “exam art” that got him into art school…?

T9 Blue Period

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MOSAIC Summer whizzes by like a typhoon, and Yatora has learned that large-scale pieces—in production and concept—only come together with elbow grease and teamwork. TUA opens its gates once more for the second term and Yatora’s back at it… But he hasn’t picked up a brush in months!

T10 Blue Period

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ART-MAKING Yatora prepares for the first-year show, where he'll have to pass an open review from intimidating professors and celebrity guest lecturers. To make matters worse, the self-directed nature of the assignment is more stifling than freeing, and he's no longer sure: Does he even like art? Why did he ever start? An all- nighter in Shibuya may hold the answer, but Yatora's not with his usual boys...

T11 Blue Period

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CHILD'S PLAY Yatora's first year at TUA has left his soul and his bank account drained. To recover, he takes a part-time job at a community art class, working for none other than his former mentor, Saeki-sensei. However, teaching painting to young students is a creative challenge on its own!