Kids on the Slope

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4.8
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A Feel-Good, Realistic Anime, Perfect for Binge-Watching!
    A friend mentioned this anime so I decided to have a wee peek at the first episode or two to see if it was worth a watch. Initially only intending to see a preview, I ended up watching right until the end of the series! I could not stop, no matter how hard I tried.

    Kids on the Slope (坂道のアポロン) is definitely up there on my list of favourite anime. Filled to the brim with excitement, ...
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  • Where I Found My Favorite Anime Scene
    Existence of a superior drummer within fiction is exceedingly improbable as "Kids on the Slope" presents one whose expertise exclusively perpetuates enthusiasm among viewers with musical interests. Aside from skillful demonstrations of musicianship, its romantic developments remain slightly inferior to strenuous tensions in friendships shown throughout.

    Little occurs beyond scenarios previously ...
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  • Great music, art, story, etc
    I don't know how I didn't find this anime until now, but nevertheless I was super impressed! The story works, the art is great and the animation superb, and the characters are totally convincing! I loved the music and really connected with the series as a whole. I am sad that it is over and I can't watch any more
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  • A substantive, engaging, story - fantastic Jazz scenes
    The animation of the instrument playing has a magnificent attention to detail. Also, the music is great for listening. The creators have achieved a very realistic, and interesting, world for their characters, and the characters are well developed. They all hit their story notes perfectly, almost every time. The ending was ok. I felt like the writer knew what he wanted it to be, but not how to get ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Kids on the Slope is just amazing.
    This anime will make you laugh, cry, and want more. Right from the start, I loved it, the style, the stylish music, the stylish animation, it is very reminiscent of Shinichirō Watanabe as it was also directed by himself as well. Moreover, Yoko Kanno also helped with the OST which, to me, was easy to get into as well. A little bit more about it, the drama in this story is real, very good stuff, it ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Two words...well there is more but two important words
    -The Feels-
    **may contain spoilers**
    It was so wonderful, it'll have you grinning for the most part and then some sappy crying parts and the end is kind of a let down...considering the genre is romance. Realistically this anime isn't about the romance, its more about the relationship between the two guys...again just the feels! Just a heads up though, don't plan to just watch one or two...your ...
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Kids On The Slope Fails
    at first ireally liked this show. the animation was great, the characters were great but then._._._._ i got halfway through and it all just fell apart. the main character starts to get annoying with the way he treats his friend and love interest. all in all theres enough to keep the simple anime fan around, but it does get cheesy
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  • Great for family bonding.
    I watched the entire series in one sitting with my dad. We both really enjoyed it which was a wonderful surprise. It's nice to have such a personal story told in such a way that we both could appreciate it.

    The art style is wonderfully distinctive and a marked departure from the style of recent years; after a while I stopped thinking of it as anime, which I think is a testament to the ...
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  • slice of life about friends who share passion for jazz
    Kids on the Slope is one of my favorite anime series i've seen in a while. it's got a great nostalgic slice-of-life feel to it, and the story revolves around a couple friends who love jazz music during 1960's Japan. personally, i love jazz, so it might have been easier for me to enjoy this because i thought the soundtrack couldnt be better. not to mention the animation- the music making scenes ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    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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