Simon Wolfe of Capsule Computers writes:
"Shinichiro Watanabe and Yoko Kanno working together again is almost any anime fans dream come true. With Cowboy Bebop, the duo was able to create an anime that had a lasting impact and is still held by some as one of the best animes around. With the two joining forces for Kids on the Slope, is it lightening in a bottle again? Or a solid attempt simply carried by the names of its creators? Having aired last year, Kids on the Slope has finally come to Blu-ray to see how what it holds for anime fans."