Kids on the Slope

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4.9
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  • Absolutely wonderful
    One of the best bits of media I've spent my time with. Inspiring, touching, heartbreaking. I get choked up at lots of stuff, but this is one of the very very few things that actually caused me to shed a tear. Thematically it touches on so many different things it would be pointless to go into it here. Artistically it's stunning, and has left me wondering exactly how they animated the music ...
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  • This brought me back into anime
    It had been at least 6-7years since I watched a proper anime, and when I read about this on another site I decided to take a chance on it. I was not disappointed. Story, setting, and of course the music were all great! Must see!
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  • Beautiful and Inspiring!
    This was simply beautiful and the tale of true friendship. Throw in a bit of romance and music from an epic era and you've created a masterpiece. This is definitely going on my favorites list. I recommend it.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Refreshing and endearing
    After taking a three year hiatus from anime, I have found it difficult at times to watch new shows and truly enjoy them. Perhaps my growing love for innovative, abstract cinematic masterpieces and classic literature has naturally made me set the bar high. As an English major, I have found myself expecting nothing more than stories with strong character development and a well-crafted plot.
    So ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    It surpassed all my expectations
    The script is great, the story is engaging and entertaining, the characters are lovable, and the soundtrack is perfect. I wish there was more of this anime, or at least more like it. Truly one of a kind and the best anime to be made in a long time.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful and Full of Life
    this is an anime that would make you laugh, cry, smile, think of going back to the 60's so on. Its very touching, like a reality through anime lenses thats how i would put it. you will be enchanted by every jazz jam played by the characters be you a jazz lover or not. I recommend it for everyone.
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Watch This NOW seriously
    Let's do a trivia here! Are you someone who wants to know what it is like back in the 1960's? Ever wanted to build an escapism from the harsh reality of today's world? Want to just sit back and enjoy some old school music after a stressful day? Well, perhaps you've found a series worthy to invest your time into because Kids on the Slope is there and sure to give you something to think ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Pure Perfection.....
    Previously posted on my blog: http://looneyexpress.blogspot.com/2013/01/anime-kids-on-slope.html#more

    Kids of the Slope was such a pleasant surprise. From the synopsis, I imagined a typical music anime, just one based on jazz. However, it was amazing to discover that this series was about so much than that.

    Kaoru is the new kid of the slope (their school is atop a hill) and ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
    Phenomenal music, good story, excellent animation. Everything you'd expect from Shinichiro Watanabe and Yoko Kanno. Bittersweet to the end and short enough to not drag out. Like any good jazz song. It's a coming of age tale that feels somewhat predictable in it's handling of high school emotions but right when you've got the whole thing figured out it changes on you. They switch tune and tone. ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    allegro: the sweet sour of futures
    With anime it is often about archtypes and grand stories, not the small idyll which high school is revealed in retrospect. This anime is more about character and the way challenge is dealt with than any traditional guy meet girl, wait a few episodes for them to fall in love, etc.
    The questions faced are ones you have faced: how does what I love as a hobby translate after high school, and can ...
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