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Sakamichi no Apollon


Synonyms 坂道のアポロン, Sakamichi no Aporon, Kids on the Slope

Released Sep 28, 2007

Genres

Drama Slice of Life School Romance Music Josei

Author & Artist Kodama, Yuki

Rating 8.65 /10 by 6,446 users myanimelist

Views 9,345

Pub. statusCompleted


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Story Line Constantly transferring schools since childhood, Kaoru Nishimi has always been seen as a social outcast when he transfers due to his intellectual nature and wealthy background. But after moving to Kyushu for his first year of high school, things begin to change when Kaoru befriends the class president Ritsuko Mukae and, unexpectedly, the notorious school delinquent Sentarou Kawabuchi. While Kaoru is an honors student, Sentarou is constantly getting into fights and skipping class. However, these two opposites find a common ground in one thing—music. One day, Kaoru is invited by Ritsuko to visit her family's record store, where he finds Sentarou in the basement showcasing his skill in jazz drumming. Kaoru, being a classical pianist, knows nothing about jazz. But inspired by the performance, he begins to open his mind to the genre alongside Sentarou. The duo begin to practice in after-school jazz sessions in the record store's basement. As he spends more time improving his skills in jazz, Kaoru finds a person whom he can truly call his friend, and comes to learn the joys of playing music. Sakamichi no Apollon follows their story of friendship and love brought together by jazz. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters

Kawabuchi, Sentarou Kawabuchi, Sentarou
Main
Mukae, Ritsuko Mukae, Ritsuko
Main
Nishimi, Kaoru Nishimi, Kaoru
Main
Katsuragi, Junichi Katsuragi, Junichi
Supporting
Fukahori, Yurika Fukahori, Yurika
Supporting
Mukae, Tsutomu Mukae, Tsutomu
Supporting
Kaoru's aunt Kaoru's aunt
Supporting
Matsuoka, Seiji Matsuoka, Seiji
Supporting
Mariko Mariko
Supporting
Nishimi, Father Nishimi, Father
Supporting
Maruo, Shigetora Maruo, Shigetora
Supporting

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