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Piano no Mori

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
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.941 (scored by 6306 users)
Ranked: #5742
Popularity: #1668
Members: 13,040
Favorites: 45
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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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Piano no Mori

Characters & Voice Actors

Amamiya, Shuuhei
Amamiya, Shuuhei
Main
Kamiki, Ryunosuke
Japanese
Kamiki, Ryunosuke
Sindberg, Susan
French
Sindberg, Susan
Ichinose, Kai
Ichinose, Kai
Main
Ueto, Aya
Japanese
Ueto, Aya
Bienaime, Nathalie
French
Bienaime, Nathalie
...
Chinpira
Chinpira
Supporting
Amano, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Amano, Hiroyuki
Homeroom Teacher
Homeroom Teacher
Supporting
Yoshiko, Iseki
Japanese
Yoshiko, Iseki
Julien, Gwenäelle
French
Julien, Gwenäelle

Staff

Kojima, Masayuki
Director
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Episode Director
Yano, Yuuichirou
Storyboard, Key Animation
Ikeda, Yuuji
Background Art



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Apr 8, 2008
Archaeon
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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Jul 3, 2011
ellenmelon13
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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Recommendations

It's all about the music.. Both animes are very good and about classic music...
Despite the huge difference in size, they're both series about young people affirming themselves in their chosen fields. Both contrast talent and experience, and both put passion and love for music/go above all other. Also, probably most importantly, they're both incredible at raising the self-confidence to follow our own talents.

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Ending Theme

"Moonshine~Tsukiakari~" by Nao Matsushita

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Poll: Piano no Mori Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
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08-04-14, 4:31 PM
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04-04-13, 7:20 PM

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