Sakamichi no Apollon

Alt title: Kids on the Slope

TV (12 eps)
4.468 of 5 from 6,863 votes
Rank #91

Lonely Kaoru Nishimi has lost count of how many times he has moved schools thanks to his father's naval career. Newly landed in Kyushu, he finds most of his classmates instantly antagonistic towards him and suspicious of his elite background. Only two other students seem not to mind who he is – the infamously abrasive Sentarou and the gentle Ritsuko. Unbeknownst to Kaoru they have a passion for jazz, and they're about to pull him out of his stiff, joyless world into theirs of loose, swinging self-expression. Through friendship and frustration, love and despair, Kaoru will learn that life has a wealth of experiences in store for him!

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Molko's avatar by Molko on Sep 8, 2015
Score 6/10

I'm gonna try and record my thoughts while they're still fresh in my mind-- I just finished marathoning the series after having some interest in it for quite a while. I rated Sakamichi no Apollon around a 3.5 in my star rating and here's why, without spoiling too much of what happens, though do read at your own discretion, as it does spoil things about the story even if its not exactly what... read more

noname0302's avatar by noname0302 on Sep 5, 2015
Score 7.5/10

Let me start with: this anime is a bit too emotional, idyllic for my taste, so the score to give maxes out at about 8. This is an anime about musci, friendship, the sometimes ridiculous hardship for a kid to control and get to understand his own feelings.  Its one of my fiances favorites and I can understand why.  If you like the darker side of anime(and here I dont mean echhi and shit like... read more

Related manga

Sakamichi no Apollon
  • Vol: 9; Ch: 45
  • 2007 - 2012
Original Manga
Sakamichi no Apollon - Bonus Track
  • Vol: 1; Ch: 5
  • 2012



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