Kids on the Slope

Information
Kids on the Slope, Sakamichi no Apollon
Type: TV
Premiered: Spring 2012
Aired: Apr 13, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Studios: Tezuka ProductionsMAPPA
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Viewed: 62
Scored: 8.39/10 (115,264 voted myanimelist)
Synonyms: Sakamichi no Apollon
Genres: DramaRomanceSchoolMusicJosei
Introverted classical pianist and top student Kaoru Nishimi has just arrived in Kyushu for his first year of high school. Having constantly moved from place to place since his childhood, he abandons all hope of fitting in, preparing himself for another lonely, meaningless year. That is, until he encounters the notorious delinquent Sentarou Kawabuchi. Sentarou's immeasurable love for jazz music inspires Kaoru to learn more about the genre, and as a result, he slowly starts to break out of his shell, making his very first friend. Kaoru begins playing the piano at after-school jazz sessions, located in the basement of fellow student Ritsuko Mukae's family-owned record shop. As he discovers the immense joy of using his musical talents to bring enjoyment to himself and others, Kaoru's summer might just crescendo into one that he will remember forever. Sakamichi no Apollon is a heartwarming story of friendship, music, and love that follows three unique individuals brought together by their mutual appreciation for jazz. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
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Characters
Mukae, Ritsuko
Main
Nishimi, Kaoru
Main
Kawabuchi, Sentarou
Main
Yamaoka, Ryuunosuke
Supporting
Tokie
Supporting
Taichi
Supporting
Sayoko
Supporting
Sachiko
Supporting
Priest
Supporting
Nishimi, Father
Supporting
Muroi
Supporting
Mukae, Tsutomu
Supporting
Mother
Supporting
Matsuoka, Seiji
Supporting
Maruo, Shigetora
Supporting
Mariko
Supporting
Male customer
Supporting
Kouta
Supporting
Kawabuchi, Father
Supporting
Kawabuchi, Grandmother
Supporting