Kids on the Slope

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4.9
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  • 3 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    At first, meh. At second, Oh my!
    I could bore you with the characters, with the plot and the context there of, but "Kids on the Slope" shines where many anime have fallen before and that is substance. More have action, more have character development, others have excitement in it's one episode, but this show has once again (a term i have used before) more soul than all of them. Even the first fifteen minutes i was wondering the ...
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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Going Uphill, not so bad...Jazz on the other hand
    Kids on the Slope is a short series, being a single season in length. What brought me to this were the credentials at first. Shinichiro Watanabe direction with Yoko Kanno composing the musical score. While I'm not to sure exactly what kind of studio MAPPA is, it only brought my attention even further realizing that besides MAPPA animating, but also Tezuka Productions. As a fan of Osamu Tezuka, ...
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  • Refreshing and special
    This is such an unusual anime - set in the sixties, more adult oriented and more subtle in its themes. It starts with the typical high school transfer student and begins with three-way friendship loaded with exploration, acceptance and lots of teen angst. The jazz theme is really refreshing and subversive, I mean at that time, especially in Japan, jazz is a rebellious type of music.

    The ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Excite over Watanabe/ Kanno collaboration
    The earlier Watanabe/ Kanno collaboration of Cowboy Bebop had huge influences from both jazz and blues music. With it's mix of bluegrass, swing, and vocal jazz., arguable, the second soundtrack from that collaboration, Cowboy Bebop No Disc, showcased what made the series great. Now, to centerpiece that music genre in an anime series and use that human passion for music to develop both character ...
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  • So far, my favorite this spring
    Here is this season's josei title, a high-school historical drama about friendship, romance, and music. The realistic, but gentle animation is a pleasure to watch, the jazz ensembles get you feelin' the swing, and and the characters take you on a fun emotional joyride.

    OK, there's not much of this series out at the moment, but so far it's the series I most look forward to seeing episode ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    My New Favorite Anime
    I was very skeptical about watching this series when I first saw it a few weeks ago on CR. I thought it was interesting, especially after seeing the trailers, but put it in the back of my mind. I finally started watching it a few nights ago because the title still stuck to me, and I loved it and am still loving it.

    The story follows a transfer student (Kaoru) who unwillingly befriends a "rough ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Favorite Music Anime
    This anime is by far one of my favorites. Although I was really not really appealed by it at first, after watching the first episode I was hooked. However I was a bit disappointed that their was no saxophone player in the group. Come on now whats's a Jazz band without a saxophone. Aside from that though I definitely recommend others to watch this.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    such attention to detail
    I really enjoy this anime, I was blow away with the attention to detail they go through to animate the musicians. Even take the time to video record live performances and then animate based on real performances just shows how much attention to detail they are striving for. I love the story line as well.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Accurate and great animation!
    As an instrumentalist, I have to say this is one of the first where all the animations for the instruments are accurate! The fluidity of the animation and the quality behind all of the sound and characters is terrific. Love this series!
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