or more known as Sakamichi no Apollon
I now have a usb dedicating to spreading its perfection. Within it are the anime, manga and soundtrack. Also instructions to watch the anime and immediately read right after
I also have pictures of it but it's not in the usb. That's my personal stash which took me half a day to clean out the internet.
It is set in 1966 and has a jazz element to it. I am not happy at how the anime hints for fujiyoshi girls (subtly hints at slash) but I am still thankful for the anime for the music and voice-acting. Plot-events-wise, they followed it through although tweaking it a bit to remove hints of my favorite canon pairing.
Hence, the manga recommendation. It is perfect
What struck me most with this was how beautiful it is.
It is not tragic.
It has no sci-fi/fantasy/supernatural element.
It is not focused on romance (though there's still that, it's not the main thing).
And yet, I cried.
At the mere beauty of it all. The plot and execution is beautiful and perfect.
How many times have I used beautiful/perfect? Ahh, such a great feeling this is.
I am surreptitiously happy. I'm on my 2nd week high since I finished both the manga and anime. I rewatch and reread every day. It is wonderful.
It's a wonderful world. Ahh, I'm just so happy.
In fact, I am just so ridiculously happy that I need to find an outlet for this.
As much as I enjoy this feeling, I hardly can do anything if I'm this happy.
I haven't written/drawn anything because of this. This perfect treasure.
Watch it. Read it. And love it.
Sakamichi no Apollon is perfect.