Following its initial announcement at Anime Boston, Sentai Filmworks has confirmed that the noitaminA series Kids on the Slope will be getting a DVD and Blu-Ray release later this year. The series is currently being streamed on Crunchyroll under a month-long exclusivity window before being offered on multiple digital formats. The confirmation of a Blu-Ray release also leads to the possibility of the series receiving an English dub, though nothing specific has been confirmed on that front at this time
The adaptation of the manga authored by Yuki Kodama reunites key staff from Cowboy Bebop, with music composition being handled by Yoko Kanno.
It’s the summer of 1966 and high school freshman Kaoru Nishimi is struggling to adjust to the latest of many moves in his young life, this time to his uncle’s home in the seaside town of Kyushu. It’s never easy adjusting. It’s never easy fitting in.
But this time will be different. This time he’ll meet friends who’ll change his life forever. And he’ll discover a new passion, one that grabs his heart and rocks him to his very soul.
It’s a music. A beat. A whole new way of looking at life. It’s called JAZZ, and together with bad boy Sentaro and music store girl Ritsuko, they’re going to follow their muse to wherever their music takes them! You think garage bands are something new? Think again and travel to a time when dreams and a couple of musical instruments really could change the world! Get ready to be blown away as the acclaimed team behind COWBOY BEBOP reunites for a tale of life, love and all that jazz in THE KIDS ON THE SLOPE!