If you told me about a new TV show called Space Dandy, I'd assume it would be about a dandy who has adventures in outer space. And what do you know, I'd be right!
And so with one last musical interlude, Shinichirō Watanabe's marvelous anime Kids on the Slope concluded its 12-episode run. Kids was something truly special—a nostalgic, dream-like tribute to friendship, love, and the mysterious power of music.
I was a band kid in high school. (This is probably not a surprise to readers of Kotaku Melodic.) I tried on a lot of hats in middle school—I tried being an athlete, tried being a brain, tried being involved in student government. But it was in the jazz band that I found a home.