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Piano no Mori


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Perfect World of Kai, Piano Forest
Japanese: ピアノの森 The Perfect World of Kai

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 2007
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.911 (scored by 9,123 users)
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Ranked: #6572
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Popularity: #1836
Members: 20,404
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Synopsis

Amamiya Shuuhei moves from Tokyo to the country side due to his grandmother's bad health. His father is a famous pianist and Shuuhei has taken strict piano lessons since he was very young, aspiring to follow in his footsteps. In school, he is teased by his classmates and is dared to play the piano in the forest. This piano is said to be cursed: if you play it, no sound will come. After school, Ichinose Kai, a boy in the same class, takes Shuuhei to the forest. When Shuuhei tries to play he fails, but Kai plays a wonderful song.

This is the beginning of a strong friendship, and a story of two very different boys developing their skills as musicians.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ichinose, Kai
Ichinose, Kai
Main
Ueto, Aya
Japanese
Ueto, Aya
Amamiya, Shuuhei
Amamiya, Shuuhei
Main
Kamiki, Ryunosuke
Japanese
Kamiki, Ryunosuke
Ajino, Sousuke
Ajino, Sousuke
Supporting
Miyasako, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Miyasako, Hiroyuki
Maruyama, Takako
Maruyama, Takako
Supporting
Fukuda, Mayuko
Japanese
Fukuda, Mayuko

Staff

Saito, Yuuichirou
Saito, Yuuichirou
Producer
Kojima, Masayuki
Kojima, Masayuki
Director
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Episode Director
Nakamura, Ryousuke
Nakamura, Ryousuke
Episode Director

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"Moonshine~Tsukiakari~" by Nao Matsushita



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Archaeon
Apr 8, 2008
When I first heard of Piano no Mori I thought it was a bit of an odd concept. I expected something fantasy based, and while there are some nudges in that direction they mainly stem from the imagination of the characters. The film itself remains rooted in reality.

The story takes place in a small town in the countryside, and revolves around the friendship and rivalry between Amamiya Shuuhei and Ichinose Kai. Shuuhei is an accomplished child pianist, and has studied hard for years to uphold the family tradition of producing outstanding musical talent. He and his family move to the countryside for a short time read more
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ellenmelon13
Jul 3, 2011
Well, today, I was radomly scrolling through watchanimeon.com looking for an anime that would catch my interest. I came across Piano no Mori thinking, "Oh, I have a piano lesson in two days, maybe it will motivate me to practice." And it sure did. Piano no Mori, although unrealistic and strange at many times, is a very touching and pleasurable story. I think this movie is really a movie made for musicians. As a music LOVER, I saw a lot of myself in these characters. I am a vocalist over a pianist. When I sing, I have fun. It comes naturally. Kai, the young prodigy read more
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deunan
Jul 13, 2008
First of all: i cannot judge who was played well or badly - i do not know Musics well enough. As well i do not know how (un)realistic the explanations on "virtuoso piano playing" were. To me it seems unrealistic, but not impossible, tha Kai - never having had lessons - can play the piano very well. That he cannot even read notes looks like an allusion to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who was said to be able to replay a composition from his hearing.
The whol drama about the "little children of prodigy", who nearly were defeated by a natural, competition and stage fright - and read more
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kajia
May 10, 2012
Ever since I watched "Nodame Cantabile", I can't help but compare all anime about classical music with it - it's insightful in its explorations of the topic, yet remained remarkably accessible and entertaining to those not into it. In an admittedly small sub-genre, it has become the benchmark for greatness, and as a result has an unfortunate eclipsing effect over lesser but otherwise good shows like "Kiniro no Corda" that shares its domain.

To be honest, I hadn't really expected to find other classical music anime that could compare to "Nodame Cantabile", but enter "Piano no Mori", a quiet film that, in less than two hours, read more
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