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Shigatsu wa kimi no uso 

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 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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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Nao Kashiwagi has brown hair and eyes, and freckles on her face. 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

Remade as Shigatsu wa kimi no uso (2016) See more »

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Introducction and Rondo Capriccioso
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
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a heart touching story
5 January 2015 | by annagrachevSee all my reviews

Shigatsu wa kimi no uso is an anime to what nobody stays indifferent. I started watching it because i was bored and liked the style of the cover. At first i thought that the anime was going to be good but inevitably full of clichés: a guy who plays the piano, a girl with who he falls in love,.. but as the characters were presented i realized it was nothing like that. The main character has a deep personal and sad story beneath it, the girl he meets is nothing like the typical girl either. The anime avoids the clichés that naturally come with a love story, there's something like a love triangle there too, or should i say, a love square? The sound track is perfect , the performances of the musicians breathtaking and with some suspense because you never know how it will go. If you're sensitive like me it will even make you tear up..even the secondary characters are interisting and well developed. I have no flaws to this beautiful anime which moral is that we all have the courage to overcome our fears despite our past and follow our passion


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