Bloom Into You

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Bloom Into You
Yagate Kimi ni Naru manga volume 1 ASCII Media Works cover.jpg
Cover of first manga volume, featuring Touko (left) and Yuu (right).
やがて君になる
(Yagate Kimi ni Naru)
GenreRomance,[1] yuri[2]
Manga
Written byNio Nakatani
Published byASCII Media Works
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineDengeki Daioh
Original runApril 27, 2015 – present
Volumes6
Anime television series
Directed byMakoto Katō
Written byJukki Hanada
Music byMichiru Ōshima
StudioTroyca
Licensed by
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS, TVA, TVQ, BS11
Original run October 5, 2018 – present
Episodes13
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Bloom Into You (Japanese: やがて君になる, Hepburn: Yagate Kimi ni Naru, lit. Eventually, I will become you)[3] is a Japanese yuri manga series written and illustrated by Nio Nakatani.[4] The manga began serialization in the Japanese monthly shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh[5] on April 27, 2015,[6] and is published in Japan by ASCII Media Works under the Dengeki Comics NEXT label.[7] As of January 2018, five tankōbon volumes have been released.[3] The manga was licensed for English release in North America by Seven Seas Entertainment[2] on February 14, 2016, and its first volume was released in January 2017.[8] An anime television series adaptation by Troyca premiered on October 5, 2018.

Plot[edit]

Yuu Koito has always loved shōjo manga, so she is aware of what she ought to be feeling if she were to receive a confession. But when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings for her, she does not feel anything. She delays her response, and ends up entering high school, still unsure how to respond. There, she happens to see the student council president, Touko Nanami, elegantly turn down a confession. Yuu is inspired to ask her for advice. She finds out that Nanami has never accepted a confession because none of them has ever made her feel anything in particular. The two bond over their similarities. But then Nanami realizes that she could fall in love with Yuu, and so she suddenly confesses her feelings to her.

Characters[edit]

Yuu Koito (小糸 侑, Koito Yū)
Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto[9] (manga PV), Yūki Takada (anime)[10] (Japanese); Tia Ballard (English)[11]
Yuu is a first-year high school girl who has trouble experiencing feelings of love. She's the type that finds it hard to refuse any requests asked upon her.[12]
Touko Nanami (七海 燈子, Nanami Tōko)
Voiced by: Minako Kotobuki[9][10] (manga PV, anime) (Japanese); Luci Christian (English)[11]
Touko is a second-year high school girl and the student council president. She had trouble experiencing feelings of love until she met Yuu.
Sayaka Saeki (佐伯 沙弥香, Saeki Sayaka)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano[13] (Japanese); Shanae'a Moore (English)[11]
Sayaka is Nanami's best friend from first grade.[3] She is a second-year high school girl and the student council vice president.
Seiji Maki (槙 聖司, Maki Seiji)
Voiced by: Taichi Ichikawa[13] (Japanese); Clint Bickham (English)[11]
Maki is a first-year high school boy and a member of the student council. He grew up surrounded by two older sisters and a younger sister, so he finds it easy to talk with girls.[3]
Suguru Doujima (堂島 卓, Dōjima Suguru)
Voiced by: Shō Nogami[14]
Doujima is a first-year high school boy and a member of the student council.
Koyomi Kanou (叶 こよみ, Kanō Koyomi)
Voiced by: Konomi Kohara[14] (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski (English)[11]
Koyomi is Yuu's classmate and friend from middle school. She wants to become a writer.
Akari Hyuuga (日向 朱里, Hyūga Akari)
Voiced by: Yuka Terasaki[14] (Japanese); Amber Lee Connors (English)[11]
Akari is Yuu's classmate and friend from middle school. She is a member of the basketball club.[3]
Riko Hakozaki (箱崎 理子, Hakozaki Riko)
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara[14]
Hakozaki is a literature teacher and the student council's staff advisor.
Miyako Kodama (児玉 都, Kodama Miyako)
Voiced by: Nanako Mori[14]
Miyako is the manager of a café that the student council members frequent. She is in a relationship with Riko Hakozaki and the two of them live in an apartment together.
Rei Koito (小糸 怜, Koito Rei)
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu[14]
Rei is Yuu's older sister who attends university. She has a boyfriend, Hiro, who visits the family regularly. She likes to bake.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga is written and illustrated by Nio Nakatani, and began serialization in ASCII Media Works' monthly magazine Dengeki Daioh on April 27, 2015.[6]

Describing the series as having “…Adorable artwork and [a] charming love story,” Seven Seas Entertainment announced its licensing of the manga for English release in North America on February 14, 2016.[15]

The manga is currently published in Japanese, English, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Thai.

No.TitleJapanese releaseEnglish release
1I Think I Might Be Falling in Love with You…
Suki o shiranai shōjo ga deau, hitosujinawade wa ikanai ── on'nanoko dōshi no ren'ai (好きを知らない少女が出会う、一筋縄ではいかない──女の子同士の恋愛)
October 27, 2015[16]
ISBN 978-4-04-865432-6
January 3, 2017[17]
ISBN 978-1-626923-53-9
2Only Time Can Tell…
Watashi ni suki wa, otozurenai (わたしに好きは、訪れない)
April 27, 2016[18]
ISBN 978-4-04-865875-1
May 16, 2017[19]
ISBN 978-1-626924-79-6
3Never Say Never
Kono mama de itai. Hontoda yo. (このままでいたい。ほんとだよ。)
November 26, 2016[20]
ISBN 978-4-04-892431-3
September 19, 2017[21]
ISBN 978-1-626925-44-1
4Practice Makes Perfect
Wagamamada. Anata mo, watashi mo. (わがままだ。あなたも、わたしも。)
June 27, 2017[22]
ISBN 978-4-04-892919-6
February 20, 2018[23]
ISBN 978-1-626926-84-4
5Going Out!
Kokode wanai basho e (ここではない場所へ)
January 27, 2018[24]
ISBN 978-4-04-893541-8
August 14, 2018[25]
ISBN 978-1-626928-02-2
6TBA
Senpai wa mou, daijoubu da ne. (先輩はもう、大丈夫だね。)
September 27, 2018
ISBN 978-4-04-912047-9
TBA

Anime[edit]

A 13-episode anime television series adaptation was announced in the June issue of the Dengeki Daioh magazine on April 27, 2018. The anime is directed by Makoto Katō and written by Jukki Hanada, featuring animation by Troyca and character designs by Hiroaki Gohda. Michiru Ōshima will compose the music.[13] The series began airing from October 5, 2018.[26][27] Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series and are streaming it on Hidive in both subtitled and English-dubbed formats.[28][29] The opening theme is "Kimi ni Furete" (君にふれて, Touched By You) by Riko Azuna,[30] while the ending theme is "hectopascal" by Yūki Takada and Minako Kotobuki.[13]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title[a] Original air date
1"I Can't Reach the Star"
"Watashi wa Hoshi ni Todokanai" (わたしは星に届かない)
October 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
Asked to help out with her school's student council, Yuu Koito comes across student council member Touko Nanami turning down a confession, stating she doesn't intend to go out with anyone. Recalling a confession from a boy she had yet to reply to, Yuu confides in Touko about feelings she didn't understand. After helping her turn down the boy properly, Touko tells Yuu that she has fallen in love with her. Later, Touko asks Yuu to be her campaign manager for the student council president election.
2"Heating Up / Application for First Love"
"Hatsunetsu / Hatsukoi Shinsei" (発熱/初恋申請)
October 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
Touko's decision to make Yuu her campaign manager doesn't settle well with her long-time friend Sayaka Saeki, but she decides to help Yuu nonetheless. Later, as Yuu states she's not the type to fall in love, Touko suddenly kisses her. As attentions turn to the campaign, Yuu notices that Touko really thinks of her as special, and becomes jealous that she can't experience the same feeling. Noticing this, Touko asks Yuu to let her be in love with her without Yuu falling in love with her in return, which Yuu agrees to.
3"Still Up In The Air / The One Who Likes Me"
"Mada Taikiken / Watashi o Suki na Hito" (まだ大気圏/わたしを好きな人)
October 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)
During school break, Yuu meets up with some of her friends from middle school, one of which was turned down by her crush. On the day of the student council elections, Touko reveals to Yuu that she is nervous about remaining perfect in everyone's eyes and scared of reverting to the person she used to be, but Yuu assures her that it's fine to show her weakness to her. Despite being nervous herself, Yuu manages to pull off her campaign speech while also announcing her intention to join the student council, resulting in Touko winning the election.
4"The Distance Between Fondness and Kisses / Not One of the Characters"
"Suki to Kisu no Kyori / Yakusha janai" (好きとキスの距離/役者じゃない)
October 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)
Touko reveals that she wants to revive a tradition where the student council would hold a stage play during the culture festival. Later, fellow student council member Seiji Maki spots Touko and Yuu kissing. After confronting Yuu about it, Maki, who prefers observing the romance of others, agrees not to tell Touko or anyone else about what he saw, hinting to Yuu that she may actually love Touko more than she realizes.
5"The Problem with Choices"
"Sentaku Mondai / Zoku Sentaku Mondai" (選択問題/続・選択問題)
November 2, 2018 (2018-11-02)
While in denial about what Maki implied, Yuu is asked by her classmate Koyomi Kanou to give her feedback on a novel that she is writing. Later, Yuu invites Touko to her house to study, where Touko worries about how Yuu feels about her before exchanging contacts with her sister Rei.
6"Words Kept Repressed / Words Used to Repress"
"Kotoba wa Tojikome / Kotoba de Tojikomete" (言葉は閉じ込めて/言葉で閉じ込めて)
November 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
As the student council look for someone to write a script for their play, Sayaka approaches Yuu, who had Koyomi in mind but didn't bring it up out of concern for Touko, and tells her to look into the student council president of seven years ago. Unable to find any relevants documents from seven years ago, Yuu learns from both Rei and one of the teachers that the president back then was Touko's older sister, Mio, who died in a traffic accident before she cound perform at the culture festival. Realising that Touko has been trying to imitate her sister, Yuu tries to convince her not to force herself to do the play, but Touko refuses, feeling she can't let go of what makes people consider her as someone special. Stating that she can't fall in love with either side of Touko, Yuu promises to stay by her side and help with the play.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English episode titles are taken from Hidive.

Reception[edit]

Bloom Into You placed 4th in the 2017 Next Manga Awards from Niconico and Da Vinci.[31][32] The manga has also ranked on Oricon's weekly manga rankings chart, with Volume 4 reaching 30th place and Volume 5 reaching 21st place.[33][34] The manga placed 3rd in AnimeJapan's 2018 "Manga Most Wanted as Anime by Fans" poll.[35]

References[edit]

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  20. ^ "やがて君になる 3" (in Japanese). Dengeki Comics. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Bloom Into You Vol. 3". Seven Seas Entertainment. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  22. ^ "やがて君になる 4" (in Japanese). Dengeki Comics. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
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  34. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 22–28". Anime News Network. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
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