8.6/10
10,959
69 user 5 critic

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.
Reviews
Popularity
2,143 ( 42)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2015   2014  
Top Rated TV #214 | 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Six childhood friends have grown apart over the years following the death of one of them, Menma. The original 'leader' of this friend group, Jintan, is currently aimless in life and it is ... See full summary »

Stars: Miyu Irino, Ai Kayano, Haruka Tomatsu
Erased (2016)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

29 year old Satoru Fujinuma is sent back in time 18 years to prevent the events leading to his mother's death, which began with a series of kidnappings in his 5th grade year.

Stars: Ben Diskin, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Michelle Ruff
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In the aftermath of a great war, Violet Evergarden, a young female ex-soldier, gets a job at a writers' agency and goes on assignments to create letters that can connect people.

Stars: Yui Ishikawa, Raissa Bueno, Aya Endô
Toradora! (2008–2011)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Ryuji Takasu lives in a falling down house with his mother, and although being a nice guy is cursed with the evil look of his father causing people to avoid him. Taiga Aisaka is a tiny,self... See full summary »

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Junji Majima, Yui Horie
Clannad: After Story (2008–2009)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A sequel to the recently wrapped anime based on the Key Clannad franchise. After Story is a path that opens in the original visual novel after all the other paths have been opened. Life ... See full summary »

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, David Matranga, Luci Christian
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

Director: Naoko Yamada
Stars: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yûki
Angel Beats! (2010)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Rebellious teens fight in armed combat against one dispassionate girl's supernatural powers in an afterlife high school.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa
Steins;Gate (2011–2015)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa
Clannad (2007–2008)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A high school student who cares little about school or others meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school. He decides to hang out with her and soon meets more friendly students.

Stars: Yûichi Nakamura, David Matranga, Mai Nakahara
Noragami (2014–2016)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A minor god seeking to gain widespread worship teams up with a human girl he saved to gain fame, recognition and at least one shrine dedicated to him.

Stars: Hiroshi Kamiya, Maaya Uchida, Yûki Kaji
Charlotte (2015–2016)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story takes place in an alternate reality where a small percentage of children manifest superhuman abilities upon reaching puberty. A focus is placed on Yuu Otosaka, a high school boy who awakens the ability to temporarily possess others, which brings him to the attention of Nao Tomori, the student council president of a school founded as a haven for children with such abilities.

Stars: Koki Uchiyama, Ayane Sakura, Momo Asakura
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Shortly after being summoned to a new world, Subaru Natsuki and his new female companion are brutally murdered. But then he awakes to find himself in the same alley, with the same thugs, the same girl, and the day begins to repeat.

Stars: Yûsuke Kobayashi, Sean Chiplock, Rie Takahashi
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Natsuki Hanae ...  Kousei Arima 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Risa Taneda ...  Kaori Miyazono 23 episodes, 2014-2015
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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

anime | death of mother | See All (2) »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 September 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Your Lie in April See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The tune Kaori plays in the scene where Kousei first meets her is "Morning in the Slag Ravine" (from Castle in the Sky (1986)) by Joe Hisaishi. 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!
See more »

Connections

Remade as Your Lie in April (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Etude Op.10 nº4
Written by Frédéric Chopin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
No review can do justice to the show. Enthralling. Amazing. Must Watch.
5 February 2016 | by sudhanshaggarwalSee all my reviews

Most of the popular anime are based on action (Fullmetal Alchemist) or suspense(Psycho Pass). This, I started watching it because of its name. The name was really different.

I'm really glad that I saw it. It is a beautiful anime, that expresses a lot of feelings most of us can't express in words. All emotions, whether happy or sad, have been expressed really beautifully.

There are a lot of things that I feel and I never knew how I could express them. I'm sure there will be a lot of you who feel the same, but you won't know because I still can't express them in words. But knowing that they can be expressed in other forms really makes me feel better.

If you watch it with subtitles, do keep your speakers on. There is a lot of music in the show that makes the show extremely special.

Do watch.


51 of 56 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 69 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed