Kids on the Slope Review

Kids on the Slope Studio: Tezuka Productions and MAPPA Publisher: Hanabee Format: DVD, Blu-Ray (Reviewed) Release Date: May 1st, 2013 Price: $64.99 – Available Here Overview Life is a mess of seemingly random yet somehow connected events. These moments and these memories, they are the music that our lives are composed of. Every action garners a reaction. A banging of the drums brings about a...

Kids on the Slope Blu-rays recalled by Sentai Filmworks

Today Sentai Filmworks announced on their Facebook page that they will be recalling any copies of their Blu-ray release of Kids on the Slope which was set to be released this Tuesday, though a number of orders have already been shipped to consumers. The reason for the recall is an issue with the Japanese language track in episode 11 which causes the track to only play in mono audio. Anyone who rec...

Shinichiro Watanabe has 2 new anime series in the works

That’s right legendary anime-visionary Shinichiro Watanabe hot off the heels of the success of Kids on the Slope has announced that he is currently working on two new series launching in 2013 and 2014. Watanabe made the announcement in an interview with Spanish anime website koi-nya.net at Granadas Ficzone. The first of which series is slated to be produced by BONES and was described by Wata...

Kids on the Slope OST makes its way to the Top of Japanese Charts

The Kids on the Slope anime series began roughly a month ago with it’s official soundtrack getting a release last week. After it’s release it made major waves in the Japanese Music Charts. The opening theme song ‘Sakamichi no Melody’ by YUKI has made it’s way to number 1 on the Shinjuku Weekly Charts and number 3 on the Oricon Weekly Charts. Not only that but the soun...

Kids on the Slope Manga Ends with Ninth Volume

The Kids on the Slope anime series has only just begun airing in Japan, but the manga in which the anime series adapts has reached it’s conclusion with it’s ninth and final volume now on sale in Japan. The manga was serialized in Monthly Flowers Magazine and is published by Shogakukan under the Flowers Comics label in Japan. The series focuses on a group of teenagers in the tail end of...

Sentai licenses Kids on the Slope and Mysterious Girlfriend X

Sentai Filmworks have announced that they have licensed Spring 2012 anime series Kids on the Slope and Mysterious Girlfriend X for distribution both digitally and physically. Both series were also recently announced to be streaming through Crunchyroll, Sentai have confirmed that they will also be streaming both series’ episodes 31 days after they do on Crunchyroll through Sentai’s Anim...

Sakamichi no Apollon cast and characters revealed

Sakamichi no Apollon is shaping to be one of the most unique slice of life anime to come out in years. Not only is it backed by the very same studio that gave us the highly popular Cowboy Bepop series, but just the premise alone sets it apart from anything else that is out there at the moment. The anime takes place in Japan as it was during the 1960s, and that alone is going to be very interesting...

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