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Sakamichi no Apollon

Sakamichi no Apollon

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sakamichi no Aporon, Kids on the Slope
Japanese: 坂道のアポロン

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 45
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 28, 2007 to Jan 28, 2012
Authors: Kodama, Yuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Flowers (Monthly)

Statistics

Score: 8.721 (scored by 4425 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #442
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #483
Members: 10,884
Favorites: 547
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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /45

Synopsis

Nishimi Kaoru has moved from city to city and school to school because of his father's job, so the first day at his new school was just routine for him. Being intellectual and the new transfer student, he has always been seen as an outcast, and all Kaoru had to do was bear it until the next time he moved. But things were slightly different this time. First, he started to get close to the class president, Mukae Ritsuko, and, secondly, unlikely as it seemed, grew closer to Kawabuchi Sentaro. Sentaro was infamous for getting into fights, skipping class and was an overall bad boy. Strangely enough, the three of them find common ground in music, namely jazz, and Kaoru finds himself actually enjoying the new town.

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Background

Sakamichi no Apollon won the 57th Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga.

The series has been published in Polish as Wzgórze Apolla by J.P. Fantastica since July 2, 2015 and in Spanish as Kids on the Slope by Milky Way Ediciones since October 2015.

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Characters

Kawabuchi, Sentarou
Kawabuchi, Sentarou
Main
Nishimi, Kaoru
Nishimi, Kaoru
Main
Mukae, Ritsuko
Mukae, Ritsuko
Main
Katsuragi, Junichi
Katsuragi, Junichi
Supporting
Mukae, Tsutomu
Mukae, Tsutomu
Supporting
Fukahori, Yurika
Fukahori, Yurika
Supporting
Matsuoka, Seiji
Matsuoka, Seiji
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

hitori
Apr 30, 2012
While I write this review, the intro of Moanin' by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers is playing inside my head. Not just that, for two weeks, all I could hear was pure and awesome jazz songs. Of course it's Sakamichi no Apollon's fault.

Music. Do you know how powerful can it be? C'mon, I bet music changed your life or your day, at least once. Now, jazz songs. Jazz is contagious, you hear it and starts tapping your fingers, moving your shoulders or doing weird footsteps under the table. It's magical! In the end, you're smiling and you don't even know how that read more
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tlne
Dec 8, 2012
Sakamichi No Apollon (also known as Kids On The Slope) is a josei manga which can get some catchy jazz song in your head, and manage to keep it there all day. At first, you'd catch yourself tapping your fingers or toes to some melody, and after some time, you just can't stop. The musical style of jazz is off-beat, nonrhythmic, and often improvises the melodies. It's very different, but often in a good way.

That definition also best describes Sakamichi No Apollon.

As the winner of the 57th Shogakukan Manga Award for General Manga, I don't think you could really expect anything sub-par. Kaoru, a stotic, read more
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Baharuka
Mar 31, 2013
I came across this manga while I was looking for josei manga and decided to read it because it won an award. I thought it could be boring but that wasn't the case!

The story takes place in a small town with a warm, cozy atmosphere (around 1960s I think) and you really feel you're there! The characters are very realistic. There's one girl and two guys but the story is not cliché. The girl is a timid, sweet small town girl who's still friends with her childhood friend, the "delinquent" Sen. Then the city boy/ good student comes into the picture and music pulls them read more
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eternalvalkyrie
Dec 29, 2013
Again, I am not writing a review just because and I rarely write reviews for things I've completed. I randomly found this tile (Kids on the Slope) while browsing Tumblr, so I checked its wikipage out. I was interested, so I started reading it at the early hours of today. Maybe 1 am. Anyway, I was instantly drawn in by the main character and I was wanting more from him, as well as his new life with his new friends. What made the story better for me was the fact that he gained such good and new friends easily and he slowly began to come read more
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