Hey hey everyone! As I mentioned on my OP/ED of the week, I’m going to start a watch-along of Kids on the Slope. I’m excited a few people have shown some interest in it! 😀
I found this anime on a whim based on a clip I saw on Facebook that Crunchyroll had posted. As a music lover and a musician, I loved it. I have not seen it, nor do I know much about it. This anime, this will also be completely brand new to me as it is for many of you as well! Judging from what I’ve seen, it looks pretty solid. It’s not far behind in ratings if I were to compare it to Your Lie in April.
So hopefully this won’t be a huge dud! XD. Can’t wait to get this one started with my fellow bloggers! I’ll be starting this blog series this Friday, April 28, 2017. I’ll try to do it daily, but it could end up being every other day.
Kids on the Slope or “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 set in the summer of 1966 in Japan.
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.
– MAL Synopsis