Day 6 – Anime You Want to See But Haven’t Yet
My anime plan-to-watch list is ever-growing that it’s frustrating me. There’s a lot that I want to watch, but right now, this one has been on my mind lately.
Sakamichi no Apollon
Sakamichi no Apollon is a manga is written and illustrated by Kodama Yuki. Its anime adaptation is included in the Spring 2012 lineup.
Introverted classical pianist and top student Kaoru Nishimi has just arrived in Kyushu for his first year of high school. Having constantly moved from place to place since his childhood, he abandons all hope of fitting in, preparing himself for another lonely, meaningless year. That is, until he encounters the notorious delinquent Sentarou Kawabuchi.
Sentarou’s immeasurable love for jazz music inspires Kaoru to learn more about the genre, and as a result, he slowly starts to break out of his shell, making his very first friend. Kaoru begins playing the piano at after-school jazz sessions, located in the basement of fellow student Ritsuko Mukae’s family-owned record shop. As he discovers the immense joy of using his musical talents to bring enjoyment to himself and others, Kaoru’s summer might just crescendo into one that he will remember forever.
Sakamichi no Apollon is a heartwarming story of friendship, music, and love that follows three unique individuals brought together by their mutual appreciation for jazz. (source: MAL)
I usually enjoy music-related shows. I may not be that familiar with jazz, but I like listening to them whenever there’s opportunity. Yoko Kanno’s the one who did the music, so I’m sure it’s beautiful! Oh, and there are a lot of seiyuu that I love in the cast, too! Hosoya Yoshimasa, Kimura Ryouhei, Sakurai Takahiro, Suwabe Junichi, Suzumura Kenichi, Okamoto Nobuhiko, and Endou Aya!
Moreover, I enjoy watching stories which have an old setting. This one’s in the ’60s! Plus, this is under the josei demographic, so I’m expecting more mature feel even if the characters are still in school which is usually the case in shoujo stories. And there’s romance! I’m excited to see how they blend friendship, music, and love in the story.
I may be watching this very soon, so I’m looking forward to it!