MVM have tweeted that they will release the Blu-Ray Complete television anime Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope) on Blu-Ray June 24th. The Blu-Ray and DVD are currently both available for pre-order on the Anime-on-line site. MVM have also said they hope to have copies at the MCM Expo.
It is the 1960s and the story focuses on Kaoru Nishimi, a smart but naïve young boy who has had to move around Japan a lot due to his father’s job. His circumstances make him something of an outcast but at his latest school he starts to get close with class president, Mukae Ritsuko, and bad boy Sentaro Kawabuchi who tends to skip class and get into fights. What unites the three is their shared love of jazz!
This is an adaptation of Yuki Kodama’s manga and it saw Yoko Kanno and Shinichiro Watanabe work together for the first in the twelve years since the Cowboy Bebop movie. Other names in the production staff include Yuki Nobuteru (Escaflowne, Record of Lodoss War), Ayako Katoh (Chihayafuru) and Yuuko Kakihara (Sora no Otoshimono, Persona 4: The Animation).
Edit: The links have temporarily been disabled until an issue with Google Chrome can be resolved, however the products are still available for order on Anime-On-Line’s site.