Sakamichi no Apollon

The beginning of summer, 1966. Because of his father's job situation, freshman high school student Kaoru Nishimi moves by himself from Yokosuka to Kyushu to live with relatives. Until then, Kaoru was an honor roll student who tended to keep to himself, but meeting notorious bad boy Sentaro Kawabuchi starts to change him. Through his devil-may-care classmate, Kaoru learns the attractions of jazz and finds the first person he can call a "friend". He also discovers how much fun it is to play music with a pal. Other characters include Sentaro's kind childhood chum, Ritsuko, who is the daughter of a record shop owner; the mysterious upperclassman, Yurika; and Brother Jun, the much-admired leader among their peers. Set against the backdrop of a seaside town with a scent of American culture, this series is a drama about young people coming into their own, crossing each other's paths, and finding friendship, love, and music!

Also known as "Kids on the Slope".

Show Info

Airs on: Japan Fuji TV (2012 - 2012)
Schedule: Fridays at 01:10 (30 min)
Status: Ended
Language: Japanese
Show Type: Animation
Genres: Drama Anime Music Romance

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Previous Episode

All Blues

Episode 1x12; Jun 29, 2012

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x12: All BluesJun 29, 2012
1x11: Left AloneJun 22, 2012
1x10: In a Sentimental MoodJun 15, 2012
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