Blue Orchestra Anime: Release date, where to watch, plot, staff & more

Blue Orchestra Anime Release date

Ao no Orchestra or Blue Orchestra is a manga about the love of music, that also portrays how characters overcome their trauma through playing. And if you’re interested in when Blue Orchestra anime is releasing and if it’s the next Your Lie in April, then be with us till the end.

Based on the manga by Makoto Akui, “Blue Orchestra” has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Ura Sunday magazine and Manga One app since 2017, with ten volumes already published as of April 2022.

Blue Orchestra Anime Release date

  • The Blue Orchestra anime adaptation’s first trailer has been released by NHK, with the announcement that the show will premiere in Japan in April 2023 and that Seiji Kishi will be involved.
  • The anime’s first episode will air on April 9th, so get ready to experience a symphony of emotions!

Having enjoyed the love of fans for a considerable time, the manga deserved the attention it has now received. To celebrate the decision, Akui-sensei shared a beautiful illustration depicting the main characters’ surprise at the anime announcement:

What to expect from Blue Orchestra anime?

Ao no Orchestra, celebrates the love of music while also delving into how its characters use playing as a means of overcoming their trauma. Making it more than just a simple music-based series.

Blue Orchestra Anime Release date
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The story is about a talented violin prodigy, Hajime Aono ceased playing for personal reasons during his third and final year of middle school. However, he encounters a girl who told him about a high school boasting a prestigious school orchestra reigniting Hajime Aono’s passion for music.

So, the story doesn’t just focus on one or two characters. But instead follows the musical journey of a whole team of youngsters striving to make their melodies known worldwide.

Is Blue Orchestra similar to Your Lie in April?

Blue Orchestra Anime Release date
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I’m sure at first look you did find Blue Orchestra something similar to the emotional Your Lie in April. While both are manga series that center around music and feature young musicians as the main characters, they have different storylines and themes.

  • Blue Orchestra focuses on a group of high school students coming together to create a school orchestra and overcome their personal struggles.
  • And Your Lie in April follows the story of a young piano prodigy who struggles with the pressure of living up to his mother’s expectations. And finds new musical inspiration in a free-spirited violinist.

Blue Orchestra Anime Staff and Cast

Blue Orchestra Anime Release date
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The main cast of the Blue Orchestra anime features several talented and well-known voice actors, including Daisuke Namikawa (Tatsuya), Ai Kayano (Miyabi), and Tomokazu Seki (Hiroshi).

The main staff of the series is:

  • Original: Makoto Akui (serialized in Shogakukan “Manga One”)
  • Directed by: Seiji Kishi
  • Series configuration: Yuko Kakihara
  • Character Design: Kazuaki Morita
  • Animation production: Nippon Animation
  • Production/Writing: NHK, NHK Enterprise, Nippon Animation


Just as the name suggests, The Blue Orchestra is about a band of musicians who will make an orchestra. And you ready to experience it? We’re expecting the show to come out on Crunchyroll, although details about the platform are yet to come.

That’s everything to know about the Blue Orchestra anime release date, plot, staff, cast, and more. Are you excited about this show? Do let us know in the comments down below.

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