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Yuki Kodama's Sakamichi no Apollon Shōjo Manga Gets Anime

posted on 2011-12-26 05:15 EST
Coming-of-age of naive boy & scruffy boy in high school during the late 1960s

The February issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Flowers shōjo magazine is announcing on Wednesday that an anime adaptation of Yuki Kodama's Sakamichi no Apollon manga has been green-lit for next spring.

The coming-of-age story of "love, friendship, and music" follows a naive boy and a scruffy boy in a provincial town in Nagasaki Prefecture in the late 1960s. In the early summer of 1966, Kaoru transfers to the local high school from Yokosuka. Thanks to his family's nearly constant cycle of moving from town to town, Kaoru has only known school as a difficult place for readjusting everytime. However, on his first day at this new school, he meets a boy and begins a new direction in life.

The manga launched in Monthly Flowers in 2007, and the eighth volume shipped last month. According to the February issue of Monthly Flowers, the story will end in the next issue.

[Via Manga News]


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