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Kids on the Slope 

Sakamichi no Apollon (original title)
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Two different students - a successful but aloof academic and a rebellious but kindhearted delinquent - form a friendship through their love for music.
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Series cast summary:
Leraldo Anzaldua ...  Muroi 12 episodes, 2012
Shelley Calene-Black ...  Sayoko 12 episodes, 2012
Luci Christian ...  Kaoru's aunt 12 episodes, 2012
Maggie Flecknoe ...  Yurika Fukahori 12 episodes, 2012
Hilary Haag ...  Sachiko 12 episodes, 2012
Brittney Karbowski ...  Tokie 12 episodes, 2012
Andrew Love Andrew Love ...  Sentaro Kawabuchi 12 episodes, 2012
Cynthia Martinez Cynthia Martinez ...  Mariko 12 episodes, 2012
Kalob Martinez Kalob Martinez ...  Ryuunosuke Yamaoka 12 episodes, 2012
David Matranga ...  Junichi Katsuragi 12 episodes, 2012
Chris Patton ...  Kaoru Nishimi 12 episodes, 2012
Blake Shepard 12 episodes, 2012
Rebekah Stevens Rebekah Stevens ...  Ritsuko Mukae 12 episodes, 2012
David Wald ...  Mukae, Tsutomu 12 episodes, 2012
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Kaoru, an aloof honour student, has always moved from town to town due to his father's work, this means he never really settled anywhere either. Moving to Kyushu he expected it to be the same as always, yet this time something was different. He first grew close to the class president, but even more interesting was his shared connection with her and the class 'bad boy' over music, more specifically Jazz. Here in Kyushu, he finally forms his first real friendships. Written by Mattias1

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12 April 2012 (Japan) See more »

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Apollo bema'ale hagiv'a See more »

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In the last episode, when Richi is at his home, you can see the calendar displaying November 1968. This means the series is set in the year around 1967 to 1969. See more »

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Each episode is named after a jazz song. See more »

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Remade as Kids on the Slope (2018) See more »

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claire de lune
Written by Claude Debussy
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Much more emotional and earthly than Shinichirō Watanabe's previous works....
26 August 2012 | by pradyuminaterSee all my reviews

Much more emotional and earthly than Shinichirō Watanabe's previous works... why, yes there are several reasons for that....first ,the characters are high school students ,more like makato sinkai's characters...second ,they show a deeper level of love and friendship among them which is very naive ... third, the music and the soundtracks used in the whole series...

Yoko Kanno joined Watanabe for the third time and together they created a magical musical journey... direction is not edgier as that of cowboy bebop or samurai champloo but still its great... highly recommendable... my ratings-9/10


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