Kids on the Slope
... very good. Seems the last episode is tonight in Japan, so a couple of days for the dub? Nice all round from the characters, story, look and feel and of course the music: From Wiki: QUOTE
It is directed by Shinichirō Watanabe
at MAPPA and Tezuka Productions with music provided by acclaimed composer Yoko Kanno
, reuniting the two who previously worked together on Macross Plus
and Cowboy Bebop
I didn't know the year was '66 as I watched it... not until I just read this.
Again, from Wiki:
The beginning of summer, 1966.
Because of his father's job situation, freshman high school student Kaoru Nishimi moves by himself from Yokosuka to Kyushu to live with relatives. Until then, Kaoru was an honor roll student who tended to keep to himself, but meeting notorious bad boy Sentaro Kawabuchi starts to change him. Through his devil-may-care classmate, Kaoru learns the attractions of jazz and finds the first person he can call a “friend.” He also discovers how much fun it is to play music with a pal.
Ok, I did wonder about the 'retro' glasses he wears, but I thought that was just his style.
Odd that they already have the episode list there on Wikipedia as well, though:
QUOTE Kids on the Slope
(坂道のアポロン Sakamichi no Apollon?, "Apollo on the Slope") is a Japanese manga series by Yuki Kodama. It has been adapted into an anime television series subtitled Kids on the Slope
Only 12 episodes, with the last one tonight, based on a manga series, and given the summation of the last episode on that Wiki page, this must be the end of the story, as it is a definite wrapup episode.
Worth a look, especially a listen as they are way too good for high school.