Kids on the Slope

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The beginning of summer, 1966; because of his father's job situation, freshman high school student Kaoru Nishimi moves by himself from Yokosuka to Sasebo in 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 how much fun it is to play jazz and finds the first person he can call a real friend.

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The beginning of summer, 1966; because of his father's job situation, freshman high school student Kaoru Nishimi moves by himself from Yokosuka to Sasebo in 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 how much fun it is to play jazz and finds the first person he can call a real friend.

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There has still been no word about Sentaro, even as graduation soon approaches. While studying at Ritsuko's house, Kaoru tries to get more intimate with her, but she pushes him away his comment about him being happy about Sentaro's disappearance. Kaoru, after apologizing to her, reveals that he is leaving after graduation by train to attend a college in Tokyo. After graduation, he stands outside the record shop and tells an upset Ritsuko that he feels content since he first befriended her. On the night of his departure, he seen off by Tsutomu, as well as his aunt and cousin. Just as the train starts leaving, he sees Ritsuko running along the train, and they manage to exchange one last glance before he leaves town for college. Eight years pass, and Kaoru is now a resident doctor. One day, he meets a now pregnant Yurika, who shows him a picture of a friend's wedding on a small island, and he recognizes Sentaro in the photo. He rushes to the island, and learns that Sentaro is now a priest in training at the local church. Kaoru sees Sentaro's drums in the church, and starts to play "Moanin'" on the organ. Sentaro hears, and goes to the church to join in on drums. The head priest arrives and scolds Sentaro for playing the drums without permission, and Sentaro and Kaoru run out of the church and down the slope. Near the bottom of the slope, they reunite with Ritsuko, who is holding a postcard from Yurika about Sentaro's whereabouts.

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s1e12 All Blues
June 28, 2012
There has still been no word about Sentaro, even as graduation soon approaches. While studying at Ritsuko's house, Kaoru tries to get more intimate with her, but she pushes him away his comment about him being happy about Sentaro's disappearance. Kaoru, after apologizing to her, reveals that he is leaving after graduation by train to attend a college in Tokyo. After graduation, he stands outside the record shop and tells an upset Ritsuko that he feels content since he first befriended her. On the night of his departure, he seen off by Tsutomu, as well as his aunt and cousin. Just as the train starts leaving, he sees Ritsuko running along the train, and they manage to exchange one last glance before he leaves town for college. Eight years pass, and Kaoru is now a resident doctor. One day, he meets a now pregnant Yurika, who shows him a picture of a friend's wedding on a small island, and he recognizes Sentaro in the photo. He rushes to the island, and learns that Sentaro is now a priest in training at the local church. Kaoru sees Sentaro's drums in the church, and starts to play "Moanin'" on the organ. Sentaro hears, and goes to the church to join in on drums. The head priest arrives and scolds Sentaro for playing the drums without permission, and Sentaro and Kaoru run out of the church and down the slope. Near the bottom of the slope, they reunite with Ritsuko, who is holding a postcard from Yurika about Sentaro's whereabouts.
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Early the next morning, Kaoru keeps Sentaro from abandoning his house for good. When Sentaro's foster father reunites with the family, Sentaro feels satisfied when receiving from him an expensive fountain pen, confirming that he treats Sentaro as his own son. Kaoru and Sentaro ask Tsutomu to perform with them for the upcoming school festival, and they later convince Ritsuko to be the vocalist of the group. At the night before the festival, Sentaro, realizing Kaoru forgot some sheet music, he sets off to deliver it to Kaoru by scooter. The next day before the festival, Ritsuko tells Kaoru that Sentaro got into a car accident the night before, prompting Kaoru to rush over to the hospital. Sentaro is said to be fine, but his younger sister Sachiko, who was riding with him, suffered a head trauma and is in critical condition. Kaoru comforts Sentaro on the roof of the hospital, but he wakes to find that Sachiko has awoken and Sentaro has run away. Kaoru tries to comfort Ritsuko, but realizes that Sentaro will never come back.

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s1e11 Left Alone
June 21, 2012
Early the next morning, Kaoru keeps Sentaro from abandoning his house for good. When Sentaro's foster father reunites with the family, Sentaro feels satisfied when receiving from him an expensive fountain pen, confirming that he treats Sentaro as his own son. Kaoru and Sentaro ask Tsutomu to perform with them for the upcoming school festival, and they later convince Ritsuko to be the vocalist of the group. At the night before the festival, Sentaro, realizing Kaoru forgot some sheet music, he sets off to deliver it to Kaoru by scooter. The next day before the festival, Ritsuko tells Kaoru that Sentaro got into a car accident the night before, prompting Kaoru to rush over to the hospital. Sentaro is said to be fine, but his younger sister Sachiko, who was riding with him, suffered a head trauma and is in critical condition. Kaoru comforts Sentaro on the roof of the hospital, but he wakes to find that Sachiko has awoken and Sentaro has run away. Kaoru tries to comfort Ritsuko, but realizes that Sentaro will never come back.
Kids on the slope episode 1
s1e1 Moanin
April 12, 2012
April 12, 2012
Moanin
Series Premiere
Kids on the slope episode 2
s1e2 Summertime
April 19, 2012
April 19, 2012
Summertime
Kids on the slope episode 4
s1e4 But Not for Me
May 3, 2012
May 3, 2012
But Not for Me
Kids on the slope episode 7
s1e7 Now's the Time
May 24, 2012
May 24, 2012
Now's the Time
Kids on the slope episode 11
s1e11 Left Alone
June 21, 2012
June 21, 2012
Left Alone
Kids on the slope episode 12
s1e12 All Blues
June 28, 2012
June 28, 2012
All Blues
Series Finale

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