Bringing back the bebop! This sensational new release unites the famous pair, Sinichiro Watanabe and Yoko Kanno, from the beloved Cowboy Bebop series, in a coming of age drama, where friendship and music reigns above all!
At the beginning of summer in 1966, Kaoru moves yet again, this time to a sunny part of Kyushu Japan. For him, it’s a never-ending cycle of trying to adjust. An A star student as well as a classically trained pianist, Kaoru would sooner be left alone to play or to study.
But local bad-boy Sentaro Kawabuchi has a taste for confrontation and feels no need to leave Kaoru alone. He demands Kaoru’s attention, and at first their friendship is precarious at best. But upon discovering Sentaro’s immense talent as a jazz drummer, neither of them can ignore each other, and through music a friendship beyond words emerges.
Master director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Beebop) handles this brilliant manga adaptation with care, and along with an amazing soundtrack from Yoko Kanno (Macross, Ghost in the Shell), Kids on the Slope is one of the most accomplished anime programs in recent memory.