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Your Lie in April 

Shigatsu wa kimi no uso (original title)
A piano prodigy who lost his ability to play after suffering a traumatic event in his childhood is forced back into the spotlight by an eccentric girl with a secret of her own.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Natsuki Hanae Natsuki Hanae ...  Kousei Arima 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Risa Taneda ...  Kaori Miyazono 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Ayane Sakura Ayane Sakura ...  Tsubaki Sawabe 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Ryôta Ôsaka Ryôta Ôsaka ...  Ryouta Watari 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Jennifer Alyx Jennifer Alyx ...  Additional Voices 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Megan Crockett Megan Crockett ...  Additional Voices 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Erika Harlacher ...  Emi Igawa 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Erik Scott Kimerer Erik Scott Kimerer ...  Takeshi Aiza 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Christina N. McBride Christina N. McBride ...  Additional Voices 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Amanda Céline Miller ...  Toshiya Miike 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Ryan Raydarke Ryan Raydarke ...  Additional Voices 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Abelina Sabrina Rios Abelina Sabrina Rios ...  Female Student 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Adin Rudd Adin Rudd ...  Additional Voices 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Julie Ann Taylor Julie Ann Taylor ...  Nao Kashiwagi 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Erica Lindbeck ...  Kaori Miyazono / ... 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Kyle McCarley ...  Ryota Watari / ... 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Landon McDonald Landon McDonald ...  Stage Manager 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Erica Mendez Erica Mendez ...  Tsubaki Sawabe / ... 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Max Mittelman ...  Kousei Arima 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Shizuka Ishigami Shizuka Ishigami ...  Nao Kashiwagi / ... 16 episodes, 2014-2015
Yûki Kaji ...  Takeshi Aiza 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Mie Sonozaki Mie Sonozaki ...  Hiroko Seto 14 episodes, 2014-2015
Saori Hayami ...  Emi Igawa / ... 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Mamiko Noto Mamiko Noto ...  Saki Arima 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Inori Minase ...  Koharu Seto / ... 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Rina Dendô Rina Dendô ...  Satsuki / ... 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Atsuko Tanaka ...  Yuriko Ochiai 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Rachael Lillis ...  Ryoko Miyazono 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Patrick Seitz ...  Yoshiyuki Miyazono / ... 10 episodes, 2014-2015
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The story follows Arima Kousei, a skilled pianist. However, he hasn't played since he played for his mother who died a few years ago. One day Arima meets a brilliant violinist at the park. After their meeting she tries to guide Arima back into the world of music.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 September 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Your Lie in April See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Most songs played were by the famous pianist Frederic Chopin. See more »

Quotes

Kaori Miyazono: Maybe there's only a dark road up ahead. But you still have to believe and keep going. Believe that the stars will light your path, even a little bit. Come on... Let's go on a journey!
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Connections

Referenced in Anime-Gataris: Minoa, Catharsis (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin sonata nº9
Kreutzer""
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Will it reach you ? It definitely will !
13 April 2018 | by arcaashifSee all my reviews

What an experience it was watching this anime. This is something every one should watch regardless of the specific interest. How will it get you ? with Pain, Love and Music ! Not a fan of music based movie/series and i was avoiding this anime for a while for it but finally boredom and "don't have anything interesting to watch" made me watch it and i don't regret it ! First, lets talk about the character developement, its amazing, it unveils the true nature, what they feel and the past of each character at the right time. Characters are unique and well thought out.They really give the time on The Main protagonist (Kousei Arima) but he won't be your favourite. The Plot seems cliche, 'Pianist Boy Falls in Love with Violinist girl' but its not. This anime is very different from what it seems like and if not way better. The animation is great and the soundtrack is better, with classical music being the highlight of the anime. Although this anime, in my pov don't make a great 'empowered by music' show, Maybe because i'm not interested in classical Piano music. The one part i don't really like about it is its overly dramatic background monologues. It doesn't occur often (Only when he plays the piano) and some of them are AMAZING and actually leaves a big 'on point' notes and the rest is just too long. But it didnt matter to me at all because this anime is such a emotional roller coaster and the Ending makes it a worth while ride. Don't wanna give too much out but the end (what's supposed to be a very depressed ending to the story) will leave you with this heart warming and heart wrenching feeling that takes quite a while to forget. Some would want it to end differently but personally it couldn't be any better. PS: giving this a 9/10 simply because there isn't such a thing called perfect and it's the flaws that makes it what it is.


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