Chris Patton, Andrew Love Lead English Kids on the Slope Cast

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Rebekah Stevens, David Matranga, Maggie Flecknoe, David Wald also star in dub

Sentai Filmworks announced the English dub cast for its Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases of the Kids on the Slope anime on Tuesday:

  • Chris Patton as Kaoru Nishimi
  • Andrew Love as Sentaro Kawabuchi 
  • Rebekah Stevens as Ritsuko Mukae 
  • David Matranga as Junichi Katsuragi 
  • Maggie Flecknoe as Yurika Fukahori 
  • David Wald as Tsutomu Mukae 
  • Hilary Haag as Sachiko 
  • Luci Christian as Kota 
  • Chris Martinez as Taichi 
  • Greg Ayres as Maruo 
  • Cynthia Martinez as Mariko 
  • Kalob Martinez as Yamaoka 
  • Blake Shepard as Seiji 

Additional Cast Members:

  • Leraldo Anzaldua 
  • Patrick Poole 
  • Brittney Karbowski 
  • Wendy Martin 
  • John Conroy 
  • Andrea Schutter 
  • Holly McDonald 
  • Park Fech 
  • Stephanie Wearden 
  • Ron Ward 

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. 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 the "bad boy Sentaro and music store girl Ritsuko" and begins a new direction in life through jazz.

The 2012 anime adapted 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.

Sentai Filmworks will ship its Blu-ray and DVD releases on May 7. Both Sentai Filmworks and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.

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