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Sakamichi No Apollon: 1 (坂道のアポロン / Sakamichi no Apollon #1)

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恋と友情と音楽。思春期というものは、いつの時代も眩しくて少し苦い。60年代後半、地方の町を舞台に、ナイーブ男子とバンカラが繰り広げる直球青春物語。

 1966年初夏、横須賀(よこすか)から地方の高校へ転入した薫(かおる)。幼い頃から転校の繰り返しで、薫にとって学校は苦しいだけの場所になっていた。ところが転入初日、とんでもない男と出会い、薫の高校生活が意外な方向へ変わり始め…!?
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 25th 2008 by Shōgakukan
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♞『Ƙєє Qυєєη』
Jul 15, 2015 ♞『Ƙєє Qυєєη』 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, my-reviews
"Unlike love affairs, friendship is for life."

[NOTE: This review encompasses the entire series]

I'm a twenty-five year old woman who just finished the ten volumes of the shoujo manga Strobe Edge last month and realized it just wasn't my cup of tea anymore at this point in my life. It was cute, sure, but I felt like I wasted a good five hours reading through it. I think that's mostly because I read this series a few weeks prior to that (and the more riveting shoujo piece Orange as well) and,
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Magrat Ajostiernos
Aug 08, 2016 Magrat Ajostiernos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cómics
Comienzo la relectura (ahora que por fin los tengo todos en papel!!) de uno de mis mangas favoritos de los últimos tiempos ♥
Me gusta demasiado así que no creo que me duren mucho los 9 tomos xD
Winter
Feb 21, 2016 Winter rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, mangas
En realidad: 4,5/5

Una historia muy bien llevada, con personajes solitarios que guardan una historia tras de ellos que intentan superar para poder seguir adelante. Un romance un tanto apresurado e ilógico, pero con un desarrollo bueno e incluso con algún que otro giro inesperado.
Es sorprendente cómo un manga con un dibujo tan simple y una trama tan sencilla puede ser tan destacable y superar a otros con argumentos más complejos, mostrando el potencial que es capaz de tener una historia si se hil
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Yvonne Innes
May 12, 2013 Yvonne Innes rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Sakamichi No Apollon was the most addictive graphic novel I have ever read! I savored it over and over and bought the animation, which I watched over and over. The story was amazing. I really cared about the characters, and the ending was very satisfying. I exposed everyone in my family to it – husband, children, mother and all felt similarly.

Ms Yuki Kodama has taken meticulous care in building up human relationships. The character development far surpasses most of the graphic and written novel
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Kathryn
Apr 28, 2014 Kathryn rated it really liked it
[WHY DO I KEEP DOING THIS TO MYSELF ughhhh i need to sleep more]

This manga reminds me of Nodame Cantabile.
And I love it.

I had mixed feelings for this at the very beginning, but not anymore. Sakamichi No Apollon is a really lighthearted story with highlights of intensity and drama. I love following all of the characters, and the jazz element only makes it so much better. My only complaint, if any, is that classical music is (slightly) implied to be stiff and pretentious. It's all right, though;
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Laau
Jan 15, 2016 Laau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Uno de mis mangas favoritos, sin duda. Me lo enseñó una persona muy importante para mí diciéndome que era su manga favorito, y eso ya le suma puntos, pero es que ciertamente es maravilloso. Muy fácil de leer, entretenido, la historia engancha, los personajes son adorables y les coges un cariño impresionante ya desde el tomo uno. Y bueno, la edición de Milky Way es preciosa y la traducción refleja perfectamente la personalidad de los protagonistas.

He de decir que el anime tiene más encanto por e
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meeners
Sep 14, 2009 meeners rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed, manga
light and fun, esp. towards the end. i think it would work way better if the romance were between the two guys, though, considering all the blatant homoerotic undertones that are there anyway. XD (MAYBE LATER VOLUMES?!?!)
Nhược Phong
Aug 02, 2016 Nhược Phong rated it it was amazing
Tập một mở ra với những tính huống êm đền và thú vị. Khiến tôi chỉ muốn chìm đắm mãi trong những giai điệu tươi trẻ ấy.
Bên cạnh đó thì kiểu art rất thú vị nữa
(Bộ này phải khen Kim Đồng dịch hay. Hình như mấy bộ cũ cũ Kim dịch hay hơn.)
van Bilderass
Had a grand time with this. Just youtube Moanin' and continue with the recommendations while reading to follow suit.

Important supplement for Murakami readers.
Arsénico
Oct 21, 2015 Arsénico rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mis-favoritos, mangas
OH, DIOS. Qué preciosidad de manga, por favor <3
Cam *is the worst*

Sakamichi no Apollon is such a feel-good manga!
I stumbled upon it while browsing the long list of josei manga back at Mangafox and something about the stark appearance of the protagonist, Nishimi Kaoru, on the first volume's cover convinced me to read a few pages.

I was sucked into it, although it doesn't happen much, in these first 192 pages.

The young MC moves to his uncle's house, when his father goes to work on yet another ship. Kaoru is used to changing schools and friends and that has made h
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Gusfina
Jul 25, 2015 Gusfina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
--- Apollon on The Slope 1-9 ---
Plot: Tersusun rapih dan memikat.
Gambar: Ok.
Penokohan: Ok.

Baca sinopsisnya langsung diatas ya^^.
Saat membaca Cat Street, saya tidak bisa menahan diri untuk tidak mengingat Apollon on The Slope ini. Bukan karena plotnya mirip, tapi karena ada "rute" penceritaannya sama. Kabar buruk untuk saya, karena kebetulan "rute" seperti ini saya tidak suka.

Apollon on The Slope berisi kisah persahabatan dan manis pahit cinta dari mereka yang mungkin tidak terduga bisa saling co
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Ivon
Aku lupa kalau cerita dengan happy ending bisa semenyenangkan ini.

Manga yang bagus.
Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete DUTRA
Tender, beautiful & hurting.
Lee
Jun 15, 2015 Lee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Manga slice of life ini sering juga dikenal dengan Sakamichi no Apollon, atau terkadang, Kids of the Slope. Jauh sebelum saya baca manga ini, saya udah nonton anime adaptasinya, yang dibikin Shinichiro Watanabe. Jujur waktu saya nonton serial adaptasinya, lebih karena sutradaranya, yang udah terkenal karena Cowboy Bebop dll.

Dari segi cerita, volume pertama ini mungkin gak bakal menarik hati. Kaoru, si anak pindahan jenius dan kalem yang punya masalah self-insecurity karena masalah keluarganya--b
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Spring Fall
Dec 23, 2016 Spring Fall rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: komik
gue pikir komik tentang gay, abis tokoh utama bernama Kaoru (digambarin cantik banget dari muka dan bentuk tubuh) terpesona sama tokoh utama lain bernama Sentaro (digambarin macho ala bad boy gitu). ternyata bromance. berasa nonton film Indie
Raven
Sep 10, 2010 Raven rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Kaoru, cowok kesepian yang hanya memiliki piano sebagai teman, pindah ke SMA yang terletak di atas bukit. Setiap kali pindah sekolah, tempat yang dicarinya adalah atap, tempat ia bisa merasa bebas. Sekolah kali ini berbeda. Di hari pertama masuk, ia berkenalan dengan Rikko, seorang gadis yang sangat manis. Kemudian, saat ia mencari jalan ke atap, yang ditemukannya adalah seorang berandal yang tertidur. Ternyata preman itu adalah Sentaro, teman sekelas Kaoru, bahkan ia duduk di depan bangkunya!

An
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Yue
I was searching for manga/anime similar to Nodame Cantabile, and this one seemed like it (school, jazz, josei). It may be a softer version of NC... it is less funny, less cute, with less musical elements, less intense, with less colorful characters. More than anything, it is a slice of life, period. Nishimi Kaoru is new in town, befriends his classmates Ritsuko and the punk Sentarou (he gets into a lot of fights, but he is actually a really nice guy).

Sentarou likes jazz and kind of gets Kaoru in
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Seregil
This one was an amazing story despite the fact that it wasn't really about anything out of the ordinary. It's mostly a slice of life story about 3 unlikely friends, their common love of jazz and how they grow up together. The 3 are: a drummer, who is the tall and strong cheerful delinquent type (who is also of mixed heritage - half Caucasian and half Asian),a pianist - the silent nerdy type who is slender and elegant and the cute girl next door that seems to always be there to be understanding a ...more
Anne Freya
Sakamichi no Apollon. I'm glad that I decided to read this manga after read a great fantasy manga "Silver Diamond" by Sugiura Shiori. Both have different storytelling, art style, theme and plot, but they really made my day, I found it really pleasant to encounter such great pieces in a short times.

This manga has a simple and classic theme : love, friendship, dream and music (jazz) that happened in 1966. I had read many historical manga, but this one really gave refreshing feeling to me, especia
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Kitty Holmes
Oct 26, 2016 Kitty Holmes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
[Opinión Global 9+1/10 tomos]

Sakamichi no Apollon es un manga entrañable y que, aunque no es perfecto, narra una historia de amistad y música jazz de una manera muy especial. Consigue que le acabes cogiendo cariño a todos los personajes haciendo que, una vez llegas al último tomo, ya les eches de menos.

Lo recomiendo para todos aquellos que disfrutéis las historias de relaciones (porque hay de todo tipo: de amistad, de amor, familiares...). Acción no tendrá por ningún lado, pero entretener y emo
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hujanlia
May 23, 2014 hujanlia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Gonna make this quick, this is one of the must read mangas out there.
Basically about friendship, love, family, and strong bonds between best friends, with a heavy touch of jazz music theme.

I'm in love with this manga and was able to finish the whole volumes in one throw (and ended up listening to some of the songs mentioned in the manga).
Rich of emotion, fun, and feelings, without being sappy, Sakamichi No Apollon (Apollon on the Slope) might take you to understand more and memorize why you're h
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Jana
Aug 17, 2012 Jana rated it it was amazing
I love this touching manga. Though it's not beautifully drawn, it is done with a ton of love and it shows in the characters and their relationships with each other. The anime made me start reading this and I'm glad I did. It rounds things out quite a bit. I can' wait to continue.
Michelle
Oct 05, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, no-diggity
This was so cute! I'm loving the story so far and the art is amazing.
I also love Sentarou so much, his personality and everything about his character are amazing, (you're reading the review of someone who is obsessed with troublesome characters).
Jaycee Lam
Jul 20, 2013 Jaycee Lam rated it it was amazing
After reread this manga carefully, I found it not bad at all, really interesting, funny and made you think more and more after each pages.

Characters ★★★★★

Story ★★★★★

Art ★★★ (I appreciate the author's own style)
Zoe
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Aug 02, 2012
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Dec 10, 2016
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Associated names : 小玉由起 (chinese)

Name (in native language) : 小玉 ユキ

Zodiac : Libra

Blood type : A

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