Blue Period season 1, episode 2 recap – “He’s Not Tanned At All”

October 16, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
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3.5

Summary

Blue Period continues to be light and emotional as the lead character learns plenty regarding art craft.

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3.5

Summary

Blue Period continues to be light and emotional as the lead character learns plenty regarding art craft.

This recap of Netflix anime series Blue Period season 1, episode 2, “He’s Not Tanned At All,” contains spoilers.

Read the recap of the previous episode. 

This is a rather charming anime, and I can already tell it’s going to capture our hearts. There’s an honest attempt to understand the passion surrounding art so far. There’s a genuineness about it.

Blue Period season 1, episode 2 recap

Episode 2 opens with Yatora wondering if he can get into art school. The art teacher cannot give any certainty, while his friend thinks he’s wasting his time. There’s a lot to think about for the character.

Yatora joins the art club, and the teacher kindly lends him supplies as he’s low. He notices how focused Mori is on her drawings. Yatora instantly benefits from joining the art club as the teacher gives him technical advice on angles and shadows. He feels like he knew nothing about art until now, and he loves how his brain engages as he uses a brush. At home, he falls asleep next to his drawings — his mother sees, and she’s impressed.  Yatora is feeling analytical the next day, wondering what his level is compared to others.

There are celebrations all around in episode 2 as Mori passes the entrance exam to get into the university she wanted; everyone is proud of her. Yatora decides to sign up for an oil painting course, but as we reach this stage, he’s still anxious about telling his parents about his career focus on art.

So he decides to bring it up to his mother when he gets home, but she dismisses the conversation quickly. The next day, he asks Mori if her parents were against her passion for art, but she explains she started when very young — she encourages Yatora, stating that she likes his craft and can recognize that he’s working hard. She has faith in him.

The ending

Mori’s kind words give Yatora courage. He draws a portrait of his mother cooking and shows her. It’s a sign of appreciation for everything she does for him. His mother gets emotional. Yatora then reiterates his desire to go to an art school and asks for her trust.

The episode ends with Yatora giving Mori a graduation gift — a drawing of her.

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