Summer, 1966. Kaoru moves house yet again, this time to a seaside town in Kyushu. For him, it's been this way his whole life: a frustrating never-ending cycle of trying to adjust. But his life is about to change. He'll meet friends that will show him the shape of things to come through a new beat called Jazz, and it will take him places he's never dreamed of. In Kids on the Slope, Master Director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) and Music Director Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Macross, Ghost in the Shell), adapts the original manga with the precision of a master composer, and in doing so creates an essential part of any sincere anime collection.