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Two different people - the son of a prostitute, and the son of a professional musician - develop a bond of friendship through their love of playing the piano.

Director:

Masayuki Kojima

Writers:

Ryûta Hôrai (screenplay), Makoto Isshiki (manga)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aya Ueto ... Kai Ichinose (voice)
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ... Shuhei Amamiya (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hiroyuki Amano Hiroyuki Amano
Mayuko Fukuda Mayuko Fukuda ... Takako Maruyama (voice)
Chizuru Ikewaki Chizuru Ikewaki ... Reiko Ichinose (voice)
Kazuko Kurosawa Kazuko Kurosawa
Rica Matsumoto
Hiroyuki Miyasako Hiroyuki Miyasako
Udo Suzuki Udo Suzuki
Junji Takada Junji Takada
Atsuko Tanaka
Mayumi Tanaka
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Storyline

Amamiya Shuuhei moves from Tokyo to the country side due to his grandmother's bad health. His father is a famous pianist and Shuuhei has taken strict piano lessons since he was very young, aspiring to follow in his footsteps. In school, he is teased by his classmates and is dared to play the piano in the forest. This piano is said to be cursed: if you play it, no sound will come. After school, Ichinose Kai, a boy in the same class, takes Shuuhei to the forest. When Shuuhei tries to play he fails, but Kai plays a wonderful song. This is the beginning of a strong friendship, and a story of two very different boys developing their skills as musicians. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 July 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Piano Forest See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Remade as Piano no Mori (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonshine
Sung by Nao Matsushita
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absolutely beautiful movie!
4 January 2009 | by unazukiniaSee all my reviews

awesome! this is a very beautiful story about two boys who love piano very much! even if they have many differences, they can be good friends because of their love to piano. this movie will fascinate you with its very good plot and beautiful classic songs from Beethoven, Chopin, and Mozart. you'll laugh and say 'wow!' in the same time! I really recommend this movie to everyone! even if you don't like piano, or you're a pianist, you must see this wonderful movie! I'm sure this is not a type of a bad anime movie that waste your time! there are so many bad movies now, don't watch them! just watch this beautiful movie and I'm sure you won't disappoint!


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