Sakamichi no Apollon 12

Sakamichi no Apollon

8 years later, our OTP finally gets their happy ending… ;_;

I honestly expected a lot more from Apollon, but the terrible execution and forced cramming of every Asian drama stereotype coupled with bad pacing did not end up well with me. Aside from the highlights (which was every time some jazz got played), the rest of the show was DORAMA, DORAMA and more DORAMA… which is okay, if it’s done with proper building up, but Apollon failed hard on that.

For example, the episode after Kaoru first confesses to Ricchan but gets epicly rejected then goes in search for his mother suddenly… yeah that was kinda “huh? why?”. In fact, I think the subplot of Junichi and Yurika was probably the best handled drama of the entire show, as it wasn’t resolved almost immediately.

I mean, it’s not that the drama is bad or anything, but it should be executed properly! Apollon really failed on this account. Which was too bad, considering the big names behind this show. I guess it’s a limitation of the source material as well.

Liked: Not very much.
Rewatch: Unlikely.


  1. Spinarakk Said,

    June 30, 2012 @ 1:51 am

    Good to see that someone else also thought that the show was somewhat boring.

    Though personally I just don’t like the character designs one bit.
    One of my friends even agrees with me that Ritsuko is ugly lol.

  2. Lol Said,

    June 30, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    There’s just no way I could ever agree that this show had terrible execution.

  3. Totali Said,

    July 5, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    I personally agree that Kurogane is just being a big jerk!!

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