Other Names:
English: Kids on the Slope
Japanese: 坂道のアポロン
Synonyms: Sakamichi no Aporon, Apollo on the Slope

Type: TV
Status: Finished Airing
Source: Manga
Episodes: 12
Season: Spring
Studios: Tezuka Productions, MAPPA
Producers: Dentsu, Fuji TV, Toho, DAX Production, Sony Music Entertainment
Genres: Drama, Josei, Music, Romance, School
Started: Apr 13, 2012
Ended: Jun 29, 2012
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Length: 22 min. per ep.

Score: 8.43
Ranked (Score): #152
Ranked (Popularity): #413

Sakamichi no Apollon

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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#1: "Sakamichi no Melody (坂道のメロディ)" by YUKI
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