Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope) Episode 1
Hell yes. The moment I read the first page of the manga I knew I was in for something good, but Shinichiro Watanabe’s direction + Yoko Kanno’s music makes this anime adaptation a definite must-watch.
I had my doubts about the way the art looks, all fuzzy round the edges and whatever, but I actually really, really like it now. It makes every scene look like a work of art, it’s very fluid and beautiful.
The whole show has a nice calming quality to it, the characters are muted and realistically designed, and they’re all super likeable. Like the moment you see them they seem already developed.
I can’t wait until next week where we’ll get to hear more jazz, it’s kind of a shame both the opening and ending credits aren’t jazz, but they are super pretty regardless. This whole show is pretty!
Also NEZUMI <3!