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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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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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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.

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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

All of the pieces played are well known classic pieces, played by real pianist specifically for the show 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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Thrilling and exquisite plot!
26 April 2016 | by limkaiyingSee all my reviews

'Your Lie In April' has got to be one of the most emotional anime out there regardless to anyone who watches it. It portrays the true meaning of music which if questioned, real music is and still to this day and era, Classical Music. It brings unexpected emotion and feelings into Classical Music and teaches its audience the beauty of it. Moreover, the plot was very well written. It is true that the anime focus a lot on the quote 'Music speaks louder than words' telling its audience that certain things simply cannot be expressed with simple words. The character development is extremely well rehearsed too. The producer simply do not just focus on Kousei and Kaori's personal problems but other characters too. The producer also try to make this anime as realistic as possible showing its audience the reality of life as it is now and how we shouldn't always make excuses to give up. I would more than be happy to give this anime a 10/10 however the ending was not up to everyone's approval. However it is precisely because of the ending that makes this anime so beautiful. After all nothing in life is perfect. So a 9/10 is perfect for Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso.


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