First short trailer for the upcoming anime series Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope) from Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo director Shinichiro Watanabe. Judging from the trailer the series focuses on Jazz music (and maybe some boys love), so I’m glad to report that Yoko Kanno (GitS:SAC, Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne…) will be responsible for the music.
The series will start airing in Japan in April.
Summer, 1966. Kaoru Nishimi has moved to live with relatives in Kyushu. He’s been an aloof honor student his whole life, but that starts changing when he meets Sentarou Kawabuchi, the school’s notorious bad boy. Through him, he learns the appeal of jazz and forms his first real friendships.