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Because of his father’s work, Kaoru Nishimi (Yuri Chinen) moves out to Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. He is a first grade high school student with an introverted personality. He meets classmates Sentaro Kawabuchi (Taishi Nakagawa), who is labelled as a disorderly student, and Ritsuko Mukae (Nana Komatsu), who is a beautiful student. Kaoru Nishimi falls in love with beautiful Ritsuko Mukae. Kaoru Nishimi is talented with the piano, but he only plays classics. Due to Ritsuko Mukae, Kaoru Nishimi begins to play jazz.
- Based on the manga series "Sakamichi no Apollon" by Yuki Kodama (published from September 28, 2007 to July 28, 2012 in Japanese monthly josei manga magazine Flowers).
- Filming begins late April, 2017 and finishes mid-June, 2017.
- Yuri Chinen has practiced playing the piano since September, 2016 to play Kaoru Nishimi.
- Taishi Nakagawa played the drums for approximately one year while in elementary school and he began practicing the drums since July, 2017 to play Sentaro Kawabuchi.
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