Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

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Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby mirkosp » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:19 am

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AniDB wrote:The coming-of-age story of love, friendship, and music follows a naive boy and a scruffy boy in a provincial town in Nagasaki Prefecture in the late 1960s. In the early summer of 1966, Kaoru transfers to the local high school from Yokosuka. Thanks to his family's nearly constant cycle of moving from town to town, Kaoru has only known school as a difficult place for readjusting everytime. However, on his first day at this new school, he meets a boy and begins a new direction in life.
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby mirkosp » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:19 am

It's not gay, I swear!
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby EkaCoralian » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:40 pm

I's read about 5 chapters of the manga before watching episode 1, and jeez, they literally zoomed through like 4 chapters in just an episode!
Regardless, the animation is purty, the VAing is great, and its Sakamichi so I'm pretty much sold from episode 1 for its adaptation. Looking forward to episode 2!
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby Kain-x-spirits » Thu May 10, 2012 6:40 pm

My favorite this season (with accel world \o/). This deserves more attention !
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby mirkosp » Fri May 11, 2012 4:11 am

It's sad because Shining Hearts has more posts than this...
Seriously guys, a huge echo for kxs, this is one of the best shows the season has to offer. Best one imho is Space Brothers, hands down. Runner ups along with Apollon are Lupin and Tsuritama for me. There are other nice shows that are worth following, though, this is one good season, once in a while.
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby [madaraxD] » Fri May 11, 2012 12:54 pm

Agree with KxS and mirkosp, one of the best of this season so far. Maybe the ¨description¨ of this anime is not something wich call the atention, but give it a oportunity! you dont regret it :up:
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby ibabrak » Sat May 12, 2012 1:15 pm

oh my! How could have I missed out on this one for so long? I mean piano, jazz and above all pretty realistic story as well as unique animation. Yeah it's like kain says.. it needs more attention
mirkosp wrote:It's not gay, I swear!

This comment made my day but actually yeah.. I thought it would be either gay or cheesy so I avoided it :)

Thank you guys for giving this one attention
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby mirkosp » Sat May 12, 2012 5:05 pm

Well, it's possibly the biggest problem this show has. They can't seem to show a simple friendship between males without dropping fake hints for fangirls to squee over. It's possibly just a tactic to sell it to the fujoshi fanbase, but it bothers me somewhat, even though it's not actually gay.
Still, it overall is a very good show despite that one thing, hence why I recommend it.
Worst case I'll just poke fun at the fact and make an AMV to it using the "Ambiguously Gay Duo" opening. :ying:
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby EkaCoralian » Sun May 13, 2012 12:46 pm

I spent last night listening to Sakamichi's OST. It's absolutely brilliant~
I've got the anime on hold while I finish reading the manga, so once I'm done that I'll get back to this.

I'm really excited to see Chapter 23 animated. REALLY EXCITED. :up:
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby pacotacoshell » Thu May 24, 2012 12:50 pm

Isn't Yoko Kanno composing for this anime?

This is another one of the animes that looked really interesting in the previews. I love music focused animes, and this one looks awesome. Definitely going to start watching this!
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby ibabrak » Thu May 24, 2012 2:25 pm

episode 7 was totally awesome. Bon (Richie) finally did something himself.. I was afraid I'd start not liking him but this was great

And you Mirko, have just gotten some great material for that gay amv :D
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby pacotacoshell » Thu May 24, 2012 6:57 pm

Arguably one of the best animes this year. Just finished catching up and it's getting better and better. You never really see such a growth in friendship in an anime, so it's really refreshing. How they act and sometimes when they fight remind me a lot of how I am with some of my friends. xD Everything about the music is amazing, and it's always switching between friendship, love, and music, keeping each new episode a little fresher than the last.

I do agree that some of the scenes with Sen and Bon felt kind of yaoi-ish, but let's just call that a bromance instead :sweat:
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby pacotacoshell » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:02 am

Oh snap, what an episode. Although......
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This show could really do without Yurika. She is just damn crazy in every shape and form.


And not to mention THAT END. :uhoh:
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby Kain-x-spirits » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:36 am

Yep episode 8 was pretty intense. I didn't expect this kind of development that fast (but if it's a 13 episode series then that's normal xD)

Spoiler :
Does Sentaro will be the only one without a girl in the end ? :awesome:
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Re: Sakamichi no Apollon ─ Kids on the Slope

Postby pacotacoshell » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:29 pm

Kain-x-spirits wrote:
Spoiler :
Does Sentaro will be the only one without a girl in the end ? :awesome:

I want everyone to be happy ;_____;
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