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 ...
 Kousei Arima (22 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Kaori Miyazono (22 episodes, 2014-2015)
Ayane Sakura ...
 Tsubaki Sawabe (22 episodes, 2014-2015)
Ryôta Ôsaka ...
 Ryouta Watari (22 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Stage Manager (22 episodes, 2014-2015)
Shizuka Ishigami ...
 Nao Kashiwagi / ... (16 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Takeshi Aiza (14 episodes, 2014-2015)
Mie Sonozaki ...
 Hiroko Seto (13 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Emi Igawa (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
Mamiko Noto ...
 Saki Arima (11 episodes, 2014-2015)
Inori Minase ...
 Koharu Seto / ... (10 episodes, 2014-2015)
Rina Dendô ...
 Satsuki / ... (10 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Yuriko Ochiai (9 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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Your Lie in April  »

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All of the pieces played are well known classic pieces, played by real pianist specifically for the show See more »

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

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Liebesleid
Written by Fritz Kreisler
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Awesome Anime
21 February 2015 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Hey guys, this is the first time I have written a review for anything, but I just felt like it was necessary for this anime which in my opinion is very underrated. OK, so don't let the genre of the anime shy you away, even if you aren't into music it will definitely drag you into its world of hardship laughter and sorrow. The main character, an ex celebrity pianist losses his way and goes on a journey of a life time to re light a withered fire, but has has unexpected hardships along the way. This anime will keep you guessing, leaving you wanting more. It's not your typical love story " he falls in love with girl, happy ending" It portrays a very real life love triangle, depth and situation that its set in. I have no flaws with this anime, it's near perfect, Sound track, visuals and plot deserve 9.9/10. You will not be disappointed.


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