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KIDS ON THE SLOPE - - The Vice Pit

Sam and Tom delve into the wonderful, jazz-heavy anime directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. Love triangles, soundtracks, and "dating sims" are discussed aplenty!

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    metalsnakezeroon July 25, 2012 at 5:55 p.m.

    You should open yourself up to Slice of life anime because it dive deeper into characters more than the crazier ones.

    Turambaron Aug. 20, 2012 at 7:24 p.m.

    Kids on the Slope is one of those shows that uses a pretty terrible character trope and somehow makes the show more enjoyable. Specifically, I'm talking about Kaoru's giant inferiority complex. It keeps him unable to capitalize on his attraction to Ritsuko as he feels Sen is far more worthy of her. But what it manages to do is to keep the romance element from flooding the show, letting the underlying backbone of the story to remain the friendship between Kaoru and Sentaro.

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    "Kids on the Slope" (Sakamichi no Apollon) is a TV anime adapatation of the award winning manga by Yūki Kodama.

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