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Sakamichi no Apollon

English: Kids on the Slope
Synonyms: Sakamichi no Aporon, Apollo on the Slope
Japanese: 坂道のアポロン
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Producers: Dentsu, Fuji TV, Tezuka Productions, Toho Company, DAX Production, Sony Music Entertainment
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Josei, Music, Romance, School
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 8.48 (scored by 72,078 users)
Ranked: #115
Popularity: #351
Members: 142,115
Favorites: 3,580

Description of Sakamichi no Apollon

Introverted classical pianist and top student Kaoru Nishimi has just arrived in Kyushu for his first year of high school. Having constantly moved from place to place since his childhood, he abandons all hope of fitting in, preparing himself for another lonely, meaningless year. That is, until he encounters the notorious delinquent Sentarou Kawabuchi.

Sentarou's immeasurable love for jazz music inspires Kaoru to learn more about the genre, and as a result, he slowly starts to break out of his shell, making his very first friend. Kaoru begins playing the piano at after-school jazz sessions, located in the basement of fellow student Ritsuko Mukae's family-owned record shop. As he discovers the immense joy of using his musical talents to bring enjoyment to himself and others, Kaoru's summer might just crescendo into one that he will remember forever.

Sakamichi no Apollon is a heartwarming story of friendship, music, and love that follows three unique individuals brought together by their mutual appreciation for jazz.

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List of Characters and Actors

 
Love, Andrew
English  
 
 
Nanri, Yuuka
Japanese  
 
Mukae, Ritsuko
Main  
 
Patton, Chris
English  
 
Nishimi, Kaoru
Main  
 
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese  
 
Arita, Isao
Supporting  
 
Jou, Masako
Japanese  
 
Fukahori, Mother
Supporting  
 
Hamada, Kenji
Japanese  
 
Fukahori, Father
Supporting  
 
Endou, Aya
Japanese  
 
Fukahori, Yurika
Supporting  
 
Shiori, Tsutomu
Japanese  
 
Homeroom teacher
Supporting  
 
Christian, Luci
English  
 
Kaoru's aunt
Supporting  
 
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese  
 
Katsuragi, Junichi
Supporting  
 
Mayama, Ako
Japanese  
 
Kawabuchi, Grandmother
Supporting  
 
Kawamoto, Kunihiro
Japanese  
 
Kawabuchi, Father
Supporting  
 
Christian, Luci
English  
 
Kouta
Supporting  
 
Manning, Jeff
Japanese  
 
Male customer
Supporting  
 
Martinez, Cynthia
English  
 
Mariko
Supporting  
 
Ayres, Greg
English  
 
Maruo, Shigetora
Supporting  
 
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Japanese  
 
Matsuoka, Seiji
Supporting  
 
Tsuda, Shouko
Japanese  
 
Mother
Supporting  
 
Wald, David
English  
 
Mukae, Tsutomu
Supporting  
 
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese  
 
Muroi
Supporting  
 
Terasoma, Masaki
Japanese  
 
Nishimi, Father
Supporting  
 
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Japanese  
 
Priest
Supporting  
 
Haag, Hilary
English  
 
Sachiko
Supporting  
 
Honda, Takako
Japanese  
 
Sayoko
Supporting  
 
Iwasaki, Megumi
Japanese  
 
Taichi
Supporting  
 
Karbowski, Brittney
English  
 
Tokie
Supporting  
 
Martinez, Kalob
English  
 
Yamaoka, Ryuunosuke
Supporting  

List of Staffs

 
Maruyama, Masao
Producer
 
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
 
Nakazawa, Kazuto
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
 
Sugawara, Seiki
Episode Director
 
Umemoto, Yui
Episode Director, Storyboard
 
 
Futamura, Hideki
Storyboard
 
Miya, Shigeyuki
Storyboard, Key Animation
 
Hata, Motohiro
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance
 
Kanno, Yoko
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
 
YUKI
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics
 
Abe, Yukio
Background Art
 
Abe, Misao
Key Animation
 
Akai, Fuminao
Background Art
 
Akita, Manabu
Assistant Animation Director, Key Animation, Animation Director
 
Bahi JD
Key Animation
 
Foster, Steven
ADR Director
 
Fukuda, Kazuya
Background Art
 
Furukawa, Masayoshi
Inserted Song Performance, Music
 
Hata, Shouji
Recording
 
Hirose, Kiyoshi
Editing
 
Kawasaki, Aika
Key Animation
 
Kitamura, Junichi
Key Animation
 
Kodama, Yuki
Original Creator
 
Koga, Makoto
Assistant Animation Director
 
Kojima, Takashi
Key Animation
 
Kurahashi, Shizuo
Sound Effects
 
Ledford, John
Executive Producer
 
Masuda, Toshihiko
Key Animation
 
Nakajima, Yuichiro
Background Art
 
Niinuma, Daisuke
Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director
 
Nozaki, Atsuko
Key Animation
 
Ogura, Hiroyuki
Key Animation
 
Seya, Shinji
Key Animation
 
Takayanagi, Kumiko
Key Animation
 
Takehara, Kenji
Director of Photography
 
Tanaka, Hironori
Key Animation
 
Taniguchi, Moriyasu
Key Animation
 
Teshima, Aoi
Inserted Song Performance
 
Yamada, Katsuya
Animation Director, Chief Animation Director, Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director
 
Yamamoto, Kouji
Chief Producer
 
Yamashita, Yoshimitsu
Character Design, Chief Animation Director
 
Yuuki, Nobuteru
Character Design