Shouwa Monogatari, Sakamichi no Apollon Recommendations
Same time period. While SM always includes popular music from Shouwa 39 (1964), SnA focuses on Jazz. There is some romance for the college boy and high school girl in SM but this is mostly slice of life based on the real daily experiences of a working class family in Tokyo during the year of the Olympics. SnA deals with the romantic and personal entanglements of four high school students. Both series have a nostalgic feel.