Another instant classic from the creator of Cowboy Bebop,
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This review is from: Kids On The Slope Collection [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Kids on the Slope is one of the best recent anime series. Lovely romantic drama with interesting characters and full of jazz performances. Action takes place in 60's Japan and tells story of group of students, their love relationships and fascination in jazz music. Perfect series from start to finish, beautiful animation and music from Yoko Kanno. Blu-ray quality is brilliant.
There's not a lot of bad things about the series. The only problem for me is: why only 12 episodes? Wish it could last forever or at least standard 26 episode run. Anyway in it short run series tells it's story beautifully.
Well, there's another problem: awful english dubbing. Bad voice cast and poor, cheesy acting. I must admit that I like watching anime with english dubbing and I'm quite surprised that after amazing american dubbing of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, americans messed up latest work of Shinichiro Watanabe. Anyway series is period drama so should be watched in japanese with english subtitles which of course are available :)
If you love jazz and slice of life stories you'll love it!