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Sep 12, 4:01 AM
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Being a music lover, I love to watch movies based on this.I been wondering if there's any good anime out there based on this topic except Detroit Metal City?
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I'd recommend Kids on the Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon). It has a really good jazz soundtrack. Another one is Beck or Nana, but I haven't personally seen these, but others say those are good too.
Sep 12, 4:07 AM
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Does this goes through how a band grows?
Sep 12, 4:09 AM
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@watashinosekai thnx!
Maybe this is what happens when you have a lot in PTW.I have all of them.But I'll start watching them now.
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Thnx @Tista. I'll surely try it.U got any others?
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Maybe try Carole and Tuesday?
The songs in it are actually in english.

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Annoyingoodguy said:
Thnx @Tista. I'll surely try it.U got any others?
I haven't really seen many of them tho but i've got another one that much likely is better than the proper i did mentioned, i'm talking about "Sakamichi no Apollon". It's a really good anime based on music that i'd recommend too.
Sep 12, 4:28 AM

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There are so many music based anime around. There is Given, which is currently airing, as well as K-on! Hibike! Euphonium and Piano no Mori if you like classical music (also Nodame Cantabile, too little music for my taste plus I wasn't fond of the MCs.

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Your Lie in April, Kids on the Slope.
Sep 12, 4:51 AM

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Nodame Cantabile for classic music and josei drama lovers.
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Violinist of Hameln uniquely mixes classucal music with dark fantasy settings, though manga is much better. Most character names are based on musical instruments and music terms too
Sep 12, 7:54 AM

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This one is is also really good:

Sep 12, 8:13 AM

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Sakamichi no Apollon

Cowboy Bebop in a way
Sep 12, 8:28 AM

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these arent movies but u may consider them
Nana is excellent and heart-wrenching

Macross F has a wide range of mixed genre, but music is the major theme of the series

Kono oto tomare has a lot of drama, but it's a gud series about japanese traditional string instrument

White Album 2 is more of drama romance with some focus on music

..or, Bang Dream for highschool girl band forming up with some drama
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Sep 12, 8:37 AM

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Nodame Cantabile - college-age students in a music conservatory. Romance.

The iDOLM@STER - a (relatively realistic, compared to ones with fantastical elements) look into the pop idol industry.

Sora no Woto / Sound of the Sky - features a military bugler at a remote outpost who has absolute pitch and is mentored by an older musician.
Sep 12, 8:43 AM

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Sakamichi no Apollon
Bakumatsu Rock
Kono Oto Tomare
Piano no Mori
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beck has always been my favorite anime about music and i think u should give it a try u will absolutely like it, nana and shigatsu wa kimi no uso are pretty good too
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I highly recommend Full Moon wo Sagashite!
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I'll toss out one idol anime, AKB0048. Successors to the actual AKB48 group stage guerrilla concerts across the galaxy in defiance of a ban on entertainment. Directed by Kawamori Shouji from a script by Okada Mari. All the numbers are famous songs from AKB48.


Carole & Tuesday is just okay in my book, but hardly the best of Watanabe Shinichiro's work. It doesn't have any moments that can hold a candle to this scene from his Apollon.

There's a music-oriented show airing this season called Given. I haven't watched it so I can't comment.
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Kono Oto Tomare - really good, made me cry
Beck - also really good, made me play guitar
Given - its suggestive yaoi, it depends on you, but its good
Fukumenkei Noise - really good
K-on - also good
Fuuka - it was ok
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