“Sakamichi no Apollon” – Manga to TV Anime Announced

According to the February issue of Monthly Flowers magazine, a TV anime adaptation for Kodama Yuki’s slice-of-life manga series, 「Sakamichi no Apollon」, has been green-lit for production. It will begin its broadcast in April 2012 on the noitaminA programming block.


Nishimi Kaoru has moved from city to city and school to school because of his father’s job. So the first day at his new school was just routine for him. Being intellectual and the new transfer student, he has always been seen as an outcast and all Kaoru had to do was bare it until the next time he moved. But things were slightly different this time. First, he started to get close to the class president, Mukae Ritsuko, and, secondly, unlikely as it seemed, grew closer to Kawabuchi Sentaro. Sentaro was infamous for getting into fights, skipping class and was an overall bad boy. Strangely enough, the three of them find common ground in music, namely jazz, and Kaoru finds himself actually enjoying the new town.

The manga series currently has 7 volumes to date – with the first volume debuting on April 25th, 2008. It began serialization in Monthly Flowers magazine in November 2007. It had also won the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! award in 2009.

*Manga PV:

Announcement on Flowers’ cover


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