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Kids on the Slope

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4.9
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  • Damn. And now I appreciate Jazz Music? win-win.
    I'm the type of guy who is into the death note, one piece, full metal alchemist (brotherhood, of course) type of violent, action packed, suspenseful anime that gets the heart going. Of course I have a more refined palate than that, but more often than not my favorites are the ones that make you put on your best stank face and say "Damn, that was viscous." This series is not that.

    I started this ...
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  • Beauty in Simplicity
    This is definitely one of my favorite coming of age anime. The artwork is simple but that simplicity is what I love because it enhances the beauty and depth of the characters' feelings and experiences. I also love jazz and how this anime incorporates jazz as a way to express the characters' emotions & the mood of the story. What else can I say...? This anime is just a beautiful piece of aesthetic ...
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  • Am I the only one who felt really sad watching through this?
    I don't know why, but this show made me sad a lot. I really adored this show, being the second anime show I've ever watched, I don't feel like much will top it. And watching it put me in a mood where even the happy moments seemed...it reminded me a lot of my own high school days. Watching this is like looking back at all the moments I could have had and never had and now those childish dreams are ...
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  • Absolutely Stunning!
    This show is filled with so much raw emotion and beautiful moments. It captures the highs and lows of growing up in a remarkable way. Life is not always easy, and the people who may seem the most different can come to be the closest of companions. Kids on the Slope manages to encapsulate life's ups and downs while feeling genuine and unforced in its conclusions. Powerful stuff.
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  • Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!!
    Beautifully done! The artwork, storyline, the characters, the animation and the music! A great "coming of age" story set in the mid to late 1960s (is my guess...).

    A great story of three friends, two of whom will be forever connected through a jazz song; it always brings them back.

    I love the artwork and animation of the characters performing - one of the best I've seen in a long time. ...
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  • Kids on the Slope; Jazz to my Ears.
    I'll start off with saying I'm a music lover. No, I'm not one of those angtsy teens who learned how to play guitar in high school and now think they can have a music career and travel around because they just love music (Which happens to consist of Corporate Auto-tuned Top-10 Pop Songs).

    I love actual music. I love Celtic Tin-Flutes to Gospel Organ Music (I'm not actually a ...
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  • Jazz, Friends, and Romance. What Else Do You Need?
    The perfect duo of Watanabe and Kanno does it again. Kids on the Slope is a fantastic anime that tells a heartfelt story between three friends who are drawn together by jazz. The story deals with themes such as heartbreak, growing up, and feeling out of place in the world and it is all beautiful.

    The animation is crisp, fluid, and gets near fantastic when the characters are playing their ...
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  • Now I need another series to fill the void...
    Just did a marathon of this inadvertently. My first impressions from the first few episodes were that this was a good anime, but after so many series that either plateaued or became mediocre, there was no indication that it would just get better and even become one of my favourites. 10/10 GREAT ANIME
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  • At the Top of Its Class.. or Slope In This Case
    Loved how this anime progressed. The character development was top notch; you can't help but connect with even the side characters. The animation was brilliant, especially since the small town that acts as the environment is an actual place in Japan! The level of detail in comparison is nearly identical. There's a very unique and original feel to it, and I was happy to find there weren't any ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A Jazzy Tale About Life

    Kids on the Slope 「坂道のアポロン」 is quite a remarkable piece. 9/10, would slope again. ミ☆ The creator Watanabe continues to impress me with his works. This one in particular is an emotional roller-coaster.

    Plot
    It starts off with rich boy Kaoru who is a very introverted person and has a hard time making friends. When he moves to Kyushu, he meets Sentaro, who is a troublemaker and
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