Sakamichi no Apollon

Alt titles: Kids on the Slope

TV (12 eps)
4.485 out of 5 from 4,211 votes
Rank #66

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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rf16's avatar by rf16 on Jun 29, 2012
Score: 10/10

I'll try to cover as much as I can without spoiling the experience, in case you haven't seen it yet.  I'm pretty sure that you'll find lots of reviews and people saying how good this show was...well, they're right. I'll start by saying that I'm one of those that enjoyed every single aspect of it, because it was such a delightful experience that goes beyond the obvious things that an outstanding... read more

Vicktus's avatar by Vicktus on Aug 31, 2014
Score: 7/10

I really didn’t know what to expect when I decided to sit down and begin watching Kids on the Slope (KOTS henceforth).  The reason I had even discovered it was when I looked up Anime directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (being a big fan of Cowboy Bebop, and Samurai Champloo).  The last few years have been rough (in my opinion) on the anime world, offering nothing terribly noteworthy. ... read more

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Sakamichi no Apollon 2007 Original Manga
Sakamichi no Apollon - Bonus Track 2012 TBD

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