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Slow Start

Alternative Titles

English: Slow Start
Japanese: スロウスタート


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.761 (scored by 4,958 users)
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Ranked: #45172
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Popularity: #2088
Members: 29,190
Favorites: 76
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Hana Ichinose is a normal 16-year-old high school student. However, there is something different about her: She enrolled in high school one year late! Her classmates are unaware of this, and Hana will have to work hard to catch up with everyone else.

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Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Aketagawa, Jin
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Naganawa, Maria
Theme Song Performance
Sangatsu no Phantasia
Theme Song Performance

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"ne! ne! ne!" by STARTails☆ [Hana Ichinose (Reina Kondou), Tamate Momochi (Ayasa Itou), Eiko Tokura (Tomomi Mineuchi), Kamuri Sengoku (Maria Naganawa)]

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"Kaze no Koe wo Kikinagara (風の声を聴きながら)" by Sangatsu no Phantasia

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Jan 27, 2018
Darcore (All reviews)
Well this is my first review so it's gonna be a short one.

First of all the art style in "Slow Start" really amazed me, I wasn't expecting such a smooth animation from a comedy anime, almost every scene is pretty well drawn and the characters are always moving/shaking their hands/heads which is actually pretty pleasing to watch.

Since there are only 4 episodes out by the time I'm doing this review, I can't really tell if the story will matter much on this anime or if it will be good, but by the look of it the protagonists are making it enjoyable by how defined their read more
Feb 15, 2018
izumif (All reviews)
I couldn't refrain from writing a review on this on-going series. In general, remarking on an anime which is now airing is not a good choice, for no one knows where the anime goes but creators.
However, sometimes there are some animes which need to be introduced by someone. Such animes usually do not get popularity; they are even not well-known among anime fans. These animes with high-quality elements are silently waiting for a time when you find them.

"Slow Start" is surely one of such animes.

Sadly, we have only a few reviews on "Slow Start" on MAL. I also checked Crunchyroll but there are also few read more
Jan 28, 2018
LexEx (All reviews)
Slow Start anime is literally "Slow Start" we'll get to it later.
Adaptation from manga time Kirara, expect to be cute, lots of girls mostly high school girls, and light jokes.

In sense if you want a comparison it's like Hinako Note but not quite. The main lead character Hana Ichinose gives the vibe of Hinako Note main lead but not entirely.
Hana ichinose start her first year of high school a year AFTER her graduation of her middle high school because a certain condition. It makes her nervous when she enter high school, her feeling wavering because unable to make some friends. But along the way read more
Jan 28, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Oh boy...another CGDCT thingie of a bob here along with the crap ton of SOL-themed anime this season, unfortunately to a (pun intended) Slow Start, but all is not bad, just decently done as expected.

The story behind it though is somewhat of a cliché, figuratively speaking that some prodigal MC enrolled late into the school system, and using that knowledge to make friends that aren't your school level to begin with. It's simple, but the story is just part of the overall experience what this show's about.

So firstly, having watched Hinako Note before, one of the main ronin, 16-year-old Hana Ichinose (though I swear the read more


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