News MVM To Release Kids on the Slope in 2013
posted on 2012-09-06 04:45 EDT
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.
The series was broadcast on Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina programming block in Spring 2012.
Image © Yuki Kodama, Shogakukan/KIDS ON THE SLOPE Committee