The latest anime from Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) is making its way to Crunchyroll's spring lineup. Kids on the Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon) will stream on Thursdays, starting April 12 at 9:30 am PDT.
Kids on the Slope will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Based on the manga by Yuki Kodama, Kids on the Slope features music by Yoko Kanno, and animation production by Mappa and Tezuka Productions.
In the summer of 1966 Kaoru Nishimi moved by himself from Yokosuka to Kyushu to live with relatives. Until then, Kaoru was an honor roll student who tended to keep to himself, but meeting notorious bad boy Sentaro Kawabuchi would change all of that. Through his devil-may-care classmate, Kaoru learns the attractions of jazz and finds the first person he can call a “friend”. He also discovers how much fun it is to play music with a pal. Set against the backdrop of a seaside town with a scent of American culture, this series is a drama about young people coming into their own, crossing each other's paths, and finding friendship, love, and music!