News MVM To Release Kids on the Slope in 2013
MVM Entertainment has confirmed to ANN that it has scheduled the Kids on the Slope television anime for release in 2013. The 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. Although there is not a confirmed release date yet, MVM said it would "probably" bring the series out in the second quarter of 2013.
The anime adapts Yuki Kodama's coming-of-age manga Sakamichi no Apollon. The project reunited Cowboy Bebop's director Shinichiro Watanabe (Macross Plus, The Animatrix's "Kid's Story," Samurai Champloo) and composer Yoko Kanno (Macross Plus/Frontier, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex). Nobuteru Yuki (Record of Lodoss War, Escaflowne, Space Battleship Yamato 2199) designed the characters, and Yoshimitsu Yamashita (Hyouge Mono, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~) was the chief animation director at the studios MAPPA/Tezuka Productions.
Image © Yuki Kodama, Shogakukan/KIDS ON THE SLOPE Committee