Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Your Lie in April

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Synonyms: Kimiuso
Japanese: 四月は君の嘘
English: Your Lie in April
German: Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso - Sekunden in Moll
Spanish: Your Lie in April
French: Your Lie in April
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Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2014 to Mar 20, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:20 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.641 (scored by 13550381,355,038 users)
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Ranked: #752
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Popularity: #23
Members: 2,219,607
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Very similar main characters, facing similar complex and personal problems, in a similar isolated setting, similar messages... I could go on. Enjoy! 
report Recommended by Ausp
Similar character development Evokes similar emotions 
report Recommended by zedz
Both animes display some similarities: - Male protagonist is a quiet calm composed person who excels at piano. In NC we have an adult while in Shigatsu we have a teenager. They have similar personalities and yet even though NC is targeted to an older audience it is Shigatsu which displays the protagonist with a much more dramatic past and more dramatic plot. - Female protagonist is rather unique and loves to play joyfully her piano/violin. Personally I find NC's heroine a refreshing heroine because she is very centered in comedy and it is very crazy while Shigatsu's heroine delivers more tragic moments. - Heroine ends up  read more 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Utilizing similar romance tropes, viewers can expect to find themselves emotionally drawn in by the ups and downs, but a touch of mystery added in. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Same feels and void. Both have really good character developments for main male MC. Similar kind of lesson too. As a character, i think female MC in Shigatsu is better than Nagisa. And I think that the story progression in Shigatsu is a tad better. I would say Shigatsu is kind of slow but if you enjoyed the pacing of Clannad, then it won't be considered slow. Beautiful soundtracks in Shigatsu also. Another difference is the seriousness in Clannad usually progresses. In Shigatsu it sometimes gets cut off by some gag humour. But when Shigatsu has to be serious, it does it really well.  
report Recommended by Jonahtang
"A famous violinist once said that by exchanging (musical) notes, you get to know one another; to understand one another. As if your souls were connected, and hearts overlapping. It's a conversation through instruments. A miracle that creates harmony. In that moment, music transcends words." Kids on the Slope has its two MALE leads connect via music. There's every suggestion that the thugish drummer would like to pound more than his drums as they compete and connect by playing jazz together. The glasses-wearing, scrawny lead finds liberation by escaping from the restrictions of classical piano playing and happiness by bonding with his 'friend'. The show does  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is like even more heartbreaking version of Plastic Memories. They're both cute but tragic love stories. 
report Recommended by aifukola
Both have an amazing, emotional, slice of life storyline backed by phenomenal scores, and the animation for them is among the best I've ever seen. Both are examples of a love it or hate it anime, but if you enjoyed one, I'm almost positive you will also enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by Ray_Zimmerman
Fates entwining, paths crossing perhaps only for a brief moment. Romance, sadness, packed together with a nice little bow of a well written plot, but prepare as well for a good cry. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
~~~MILD SPOILERS!!~~~ Please do not read if you feel that this may affect your enjoyment of either anime. You have been warned! Well, in a sense, the main 2 protagonists of Kousei and Kaori are somewhat similar to Sorata and Shiina of Sakurasou. Albeit, Sorata goes through his "transformation" whilst trying to reach what he feels to be a sense of "accomplishments" that can match up to Shiina, while Kousei is already an accredited pianist. However, in Kousei's story, it is more about him being able to accept his position in life and being able to break out of the mental shell that was left  read more 
report Recommended by ScruffyPillows
In both of these anime music plays a large role in the development of characters and romance. There is also plenty of drama and feels. Differences include White Album 2 being more on the serious side, while Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso tends to be a little less serious through its addition of comedy. 
report Recommended by Xenovius
These anime revolves around music, in which develops the traits of each character in the story. In Shigatsu, they use piano and/or violin and play classical music. In Hibike, they joined a wind ensemble and also play classical music. The characters strive for their best and overcome the difficulties they meet in order to play with all their best. They also join competitions. 
report Recommended by raviel_ken
Superficially, we get a melodrama on both shows with a male protagonist suffering from their internal conflicts and a heroine that becomes a catalyst for the protagonist to grow. But why I believe these two are very similar is due to sharing a similar thematic irony. In Koe no Katachi, the protagonist learns to "hear the world" from a deaf girl. Likewise, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso has a similar underlying theme as well. Moreover, the animation and OST on both animes are beautifully executed as well.  
report Recommended by LegitStrats
Both try to bring meaning and heart to music. The two series mixes but humor and dark themes to bring forth something beautiful. In my opinion, Kono Oto Tomare! accomplishes this task a little better then Your Lie in April. However, I feel that both deserve a watch especially if you enjoy musical themed anime.  
report Recommended by animefreak1806
Young pianists who play a lot of piano. Whether it be during their piano lessons, during a contest, or for fun. They have friendly rivals and friends with similar interests. The young pianists have internal battles of their own they need to over come, but they have help along the way. 
report Recommended by CoffeeBean
A protagonist who wants to quit what he loves doing because of bad mental state, but gets motivated by his lov..I mean, friend, who supports him and helps him climb back to the top. Both have artists who create stories with their performance, and there is a lot of inner monologues. Yuri on Ice has less drama than Shigatsu. 
report Recommended by fuyuki
The protagonist has problems because of his relationship with his father / mother, but when you meet a girl with a disease, but a good heart, he is putting more color to your life. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Deeply moving, beautiful music. Both highlight the inner struggle and the influence of other people in understanding this struggle.  
report Recommended by Zerelada
Golden Time released not long before KimiUso, yet both have a number of similar plot elements. For example, the protagonist in both likes a girl who appears to like his best friend. The protagonist in both also suffers from internal emotional turmoil, due to their past haunting them. For Arima, it's his hearing problems, and the feint memories of his mother. For Banri, it's his amnesia, and the feint memories of his past life before he suffered amnesia. The female lead in both shows, Kaori and Kouko, also has an upbeat personality, which contrasts with the more laid-back personality of the male protagonist in both  read more 
report Recommended by Jagged_85
Both Orange and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso are shoujo mangas that deal with the the juxtaposed concepts of mortality and carpe diem. The mangas contain a similar background in which the mother of the male protagonist passes away, leaving a mental scar for the character. With the help of friends and especially the female protagonist, he overcomes this loss. The secondary focus of the stories would be enjoying the time you have with your friends while you are alive. The dramas also focus on performing an specific activity to help get over the loss. In the case of Orange, the male protagonist finds  read more 
report Recommended by duscdragon
Both series show the feelings they transmit through the passion for music. A journey through unexpected sensations by the protagonists who seek to outdo themselves with the piano 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Both are really emotional anime they make you smile and cry, every one fight for the one who loves . but there friendship always in the way of there love ..  
report Recommended by gonko
- Kousei <-> Arata - Kaori <-> Chihaya Enough said? The difference though is that Chihayafuru is centered on the energetic girl who wants to bring people into her world while Shigatsu wa kimi no uso is centered on the depressed boy who stopped performing. I really like how both bring up how passionate their characters are. Also the music in both those shows is perfect, 
report Recommended by Kurunyo
After watching both in an immediate span of time. I believe I have been given a transcendent revelation. I HIGHLY recommend you to watch Shigatsu FIRST, then Given. To me, I believe Given to be the soulful successor of Shigatsu. Shigatsu gives depth and weight to Given. The same 'setsunai' and 'left behind'-ness. While Given gives the hope and the closure to Shigatsu. Time will flow again. Go on this journey. Amen. Elohim essaim. Elohim essaim. 
report Recommended by Nagatake_
Both have a musical sport as its basis and delve into relationships (though Ballroom has an overall lighter and grounded tone.) They have a light dreamy palette and amazing art styles. Both also have a reputation of being put-off by general viewership due to its perceived subject matter (one about being a pianist and one about being a dancer.) 
report Recommended by icrawler
Prior to KimiUso, Hantsuki was an earlier anime that also dealt with the very similar theme of a boy falling in love with a girl who suffers from serious illness. Both shows handle the theme just as well. KimiUso is a longer show, as it also deals with a classical music themed story, the protagonist's backstory, a larger cast of characters, and a wider variety of settings, whereas Hantsuki is shorter, more straight-to-the-point, focused on the two leads' relationship and her illness (which it goes into more detail about), and is mostly set in a hospital. Both shows have a similarly sad mood (with occasional  read more 
report Recommended by Jagged_85
Both tell story of violinists, while Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is more realistic representation of the world of musicians, Kinito no Corda takes you on tale of a magic violin. Both very inspirational, telling story of struggles as a musician. Both equally charming. If you liked Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso you will definitely like Kiniro no CordaL: Pirmo Passo. 
report Recommended by tacocat
The main romance plot is very similar between them. They may not share the same main plot (Music and Slice of Life/School) but secondary characteristics may apply. The alternance between comedy and drama is really similar, while the romance feels really heartwarming. There are a lot of similar events at the end of both, talking about them would be spoiling, but who liked one will probably like the other. 
report Recommended by Nickk
Both have the romance and passion for something. Inspiring and refreshing~~ 
report Recommended by Ji_Hu
Upon watching the first episode of Tsurune, I would say that both the MCs from Shigatsu and Tsurune have a past that has barred them from excelling at their respective "sport". Especially, both MCs are excellent at their arts, but are unable to recover from a tragedy until they have received the support of friendship. -MC with a past -Friendship -Slice of life  
report Recommended by zucchinichop
Both anime capture the struggles between relationships and how humans interconnect from the past to the present, and the feelings that remain. 
report Recommended by Riftguardian
The main character was a great prodigy in classical piano as a child, but dropped it due to some traumas with his parents, and the story is about his coming back to the classical music with the help of a heroine who plays the violin. 
report Recommended by JoaoNeto11
Characters trying to reach people's heart with music, unfinished childhood stories, a melancholy caused by an apparently unrequited love that has a lot more to it and a great soundtrack with music that will hearten your soul.  
report Recommended by Nina-set
Both explore musical depth & the power of duettes; real-world music are both taken into account. They both highlight the importance of finding your own music style. 
report Recommended by soulstyce
Both have a similar fashion of a lead male character with a rather dreary, boring life...spiced up by meeting a girl with an upbeat personality that helps change their world views. It also appears the romantic sub-plots are going to work in a similar fashion as well. 
report Recommended by Toucanbird
Similar MCs have painful past and try to overcome themselves Both stories portray complicated romantic relationships between characters Both stories focused on music performance 
report Recommended by dekimasen
A tale of new friends, new memories, blossoming love and forgetting the past. Follow our main cast of characters as they grow into new people through the love of art - and - music. Both anime use music and insert songs to evict emotion as well as excellent monologues and dialogues between characters to create complex character relationships and bonds. Both shows have a love triangle(s), broken hearts, new discoveries and reaching for the future. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
-main characters in both animes have similarities in some aspects -both have same genres in Romance and Drama and have a complete story and ending .Their story is finished and you don't need to read the rest of the story from their manga. -although Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is great from the beginning ,you need give a time to 3D Kanojo to see improvement in the story and you must watch it's 2 seasons completely. the anime (3D kanojo) gets better and better as the series goes along and that's why the series jump score from 6.8 (in season 1) to 7.8 (in season  read more 
report Recommended by saeed1m
- Both are something related to music - Both have competition arc and has a similar feel to it - Mashiro no Oto is less emotional than Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - Mashiro no Oto involves the shamisen while Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso involves the piano and the violin - Mashiro no Oto involves traditional Japanese music while Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso involves classical music 
report Recommended by GeoffJop0908
Both series are about a by-the-book artist opening up and becoming more creative. In Barakamon, it's by moving to the countryside and meeting people there. In Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, it's by meeting another artist. 
report Recommended by sorata861
Similar character architypes and character connections.  
report Recommended by TheFrostBiiteHD
SPOILERS!! -Both main characters (they also look alike in some aspects) are loners that fall in love with 'popular' girl. -After spending more time to get to know each other, it is revealed that the main girl has a sickness. -Main character has to come to terms with the main girls' illnesses. 
report Recommended by KustyKabs
-The protagonists have similar sort of introverted personalities -Their outlook changes eventually after meeting other characters and new rivals  
report Recommended by PiKiNiNi
Both have a pretty good animation and the characters are similar, also both are really good animes of romance 
report Recommended by biachinin
- Both have outstanding music. - Both have lots of melodrama, a great romance, and are deeply heartfelt. - Both teach valuable and inspiring life lessons and tend to delve into ideals often. - The main characters in both shows need a push in life in order to get back on their feet. - Both shows’ main character have a life changing encounter with their romantic interest, who will eventually come to change and impact each other’s lives greatly. - The main characters of both shows have passions that they deeply care about. - And lastly of course, Tsuneo’s VA played Ryota Watari in the live action Your Lie in  read more 
report Recommended by Seanthezon7
Both have really touching story and make you emotional one way or the other. 
report Recommended by Reazul07
Both shows are really good at showcasing their respective professions (cooking/music), and fully explore the highs and lows of being 100% dedicated to their craft. Both shows feature a main character that is a master (or former master) of music/cooking, with a second character that is relatively weak/shy who grows tremendously by learning from the main character. Through these characters, the shows explore just how cruel these professions can be, requiring the students to devote themselves for long hours over weeks, just for a chance at success. Notably, Shokugeki takes place in a school featuring the world's top culinary students, but only 1% of that group makes  read more 
report Recommended by Mac97
HaruChika and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso both employ the soul of music in their respective series. Both anime depict the importance of friendship and how it can overcome the different problems and puzzles in life. The two main characters are both musically inclined in HaruChika and Shigatsu. If you want to comfort your feelings with soothing music, then you should watch these anime series.  
report Recommended by salamander02
If you want more of the classical music that Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso had to offer you, Princess Tutu might be a good watch. The show isn't necessarily about the music, but all the music used in the background are all stellar classical pieces. As far as a magical girl anime goes, princess tutu isn't that concerned with being too cute, it is more about the cliche's you would find in fairy tales and ballets. 
report Recommended by okamikotori
In a classic "boy meets girl", spring came to the protagonists who face mental problems which makes it difficult to fulfill their dreams, to receive help from a girl that will make you transcend himself. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Tears, tears, tears, and more tears. Both have ethereal and bittersweet romance, Although settings are a bit different, one is school and a TV show, thus more time to develop, while hotarubi is a movie, but trust me, a beautifully worded and animated one. Not for people who want happy ever afters, although tragedies can also be beautiful in their own ways. 
report Recommended by ririchiyomika
Both are Slice of Life - Romances with a dose of comedy and a huge helping of feels. While they have widely different story lines and styles they both have characters looking to be the best at what they do (piano/violin and manga) with all the bumps and bruises along the way. They aren't perfectly parallel, but that's what make it enjoyable to watch both of them. 
report Recommended by Shadow_Links
This show also stars someone who has a passion for music and wants to impress a specific person. But the main character here has a medical issue that prevents her from singing and is on her deathbed basically. She's granted two guardian angels to fulfill her dying wish. 
report Recommended by NatariDesu
Bespectacled protagonist with an immense talent struggles to actually be able to use it. Two main characters must brave the gulf that has started in between them. Both protagonists are sympathetic and wonderfully designed. 
report Recommended by IzzyHime
tldr; both anime features two main character supporting each other realizing their dreams after overcoming obstacles along the way. in shigatsu we were introduced to harima kousei and miyazono kaori who supports him overcome his trauma to become a world-class pianists he is. going through small to big obstacle along the way, harima kousei finally able to make their dream comes true. in rawara we'll be greeted by fujito chiyuki, a short model and tsumura ikuto, a poor designer wannabe. both chiyuki and ikuto gives each other a push so they can both be a world renowned model and designer. 
report Recommended by sora2eugene
Mutta is a down on his luck guy that has lost touch with his childhood ambition: to be an astronaut. Arima is a guy who hasn't quite given up piano, but is stuck in his past. Both make a plethora of excuses, and are unable to move forward in life. But, people appear who pull them along into their past dreams, and they begin to change in positive ways. For Mutta, it's his little brother Hibito. For Arima, it's Miyazono.  
report Recommended by arashi-chan12
Both have bad Romance plots and annoying characters who often make poor decisions. 
report Recommended by Tyrannicswine117
Both shows have love and music as their main theme. Shigatsu may seem more of the dramatic type and innocent love, Nana can be a bit darker and tragic. These two are homogeneous in terms of characters having a hit and miss in their love target but anyhow, things just somehow get refreshing and bittersweet 
report Recommended by connielas
Both have the MC overcoming their grief of losing their mother Both have the MC having fallen in love with the person that changes their life Both have follows the archetypical storylines of characters having ups and downs Both have amazing sound tracks Both have visual appealing arts Conclusion: mahoutsukai emphasizes on the main character finding her self just as much as your lie in April. Tho your lie in April draws tears While Mahoutsukai is still awaiting a sequel that might draws you tears . It’s good to check them both out if you are in to slice of life.  
report Recommended by KiwiFruitCup
the truth I do not have an argument to explain the reason for the recommendation but seeing hanebado has a touch that reminded me of shigatsu it may be that both protagonists did not have a good relationship with their mothers 
report Recommended by Gallantmon_Yt
They both have a lot of drama and a lot of passion about art. Art is an important and really intertaining part of both anime. 
report Recommended by ampm1223
Hero falls into a downward spiral. However, everything changes when he meets a beautiful heroine who stirs up his world and sets him on a journey to face life again. 
report Recommended by Shiina_M
both have the similiar characters. kousei and otosaka as the main character who have a flat life, then both of them meet the cheerfull girls that changed them life(?). but the most tragic is shigatsu wa kimi no uso T_T 
report Recommended by tinytoads
Both Hoshi No Koe and Your Lie in April deal with themes of love, loss, and moving forward. They both have a focus on music and the way it can connect people emotionally. Both anime also have a bittersweet tone and emotional moments that can leave an impact on the viewer. 
report Recommended by FAKECROSS97
They both have a slice of life. Tearful scenes ,heartwarming scenes. Strong female lead. Just a great romance that's meant to be seen . I recommend the manga for both of these too. What ever happens read it until the end. 
report Recommended by RosyXkid
Both of these anime have strong plots and well developed characters to keep you invested through the whole show. They also deal with themes such as love and friendship, however they use different plot devices to do so. As each show progresses, different character relations form and conflicts between friends will arise, which really helped flesh out the characters as well as add another level of suspense. Overall, these anime have different plotlines, but deal with similar elements, whether it be themes or characters. 
report Recommended by Gameface121
This anime its deals with themes of loss, grief, and friendship. 
report Recommended by FAKECROSS97
The love story to each anime is so sad yet so sweet  
report Recommended by Qwixx_Games
Both are musical animes with great soundtracks and drama 
report Recommended by ArtyrAlmeida
Arima, Kousei stop playing piano because he can't hear and Aizawa, Kakeru stop playing also. 
report Recommended by kyleen
Your Lie in April is a musical romance, similar to Her Blue Sky except that it’s better and less flawed in my opinion. Users looking for a slight change in pace as well as a more fitting tearjerker experience as with the impression given from the tags should watch Your Lie in April.  
report Recommended by DoomRanger
both has similar stand point to express the love and affection in their field .You can understand a talent isnt the every thing .It needs some realization . Both has tremendous love story also.You cant stop your feelings for them i sure about that.  
report Recommended by Mckrony
In my opinion, Lycoris Recoil unintentionally became what YLIA (Your Lie in April) tries to be. YLIA tries hard to make you feel for the characters but it comes off as forced, and in the end the payoff falls flat (for some viewers). Lycoris Recoil main story is not very interesting, but the character chemistry between the main pair was the best part of the show, and the quiet girl eventually wins your sympathy as it becomes evident she develops a crush on the lively and energetic girl. If you ignore the last episode it will feel like a YLIA type story but more genuine. If you  read more 
report Recommended by weeaboo5008
Both animes just tell you that no one loves you ( D E P R E S S I O N) 
report Recommended by JaYxEnVy
Children are often burden with the dreams, expectations, and desires of their parents. Sometimes parents forces the burden upon their children; other times children places the burden on themselves. Junpei (Danseur), Ruou (Danseur), and Kousei (Your Lie in April) are such children. Their conflicting emotions about their parents shaping their childhood and their feelings toward ballet and piano. A new relationship helps them to change how they want to live and maybe remove their burdens. Dance Dance Danseur and Your Life in April are very good coming of age stories that are as much about emotional growth as ballet and piano.  
report Recommended by lancelot200
Both are amazing at what they do. They will show you the depths and intricacies of each activity and reveal the dedication and efforts of the players. They make what they do whether it's music or volleyball, feel like a battle to the death. 
report Recommended by Gaerrot
Both protagonist have abusive mother/father!!! Although it is for tennis ,both two animes shows how hard an unfair life is... Also they have humor too! Apart from all of that its beautiful and I highly recommed it!!! 
report Recommended by Do_you_wanna_1
If you like music just like me, and have watched BOCCHI THE ROCK! Please give a chance to Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, even if they are different genres they still have a music on its center of narrative,. 
report Recommended by OMusicoNerd_
Same typical of anime, slow pace and "happy ending" :) 
report Recommended by Amaterasuu111
A "boy-meets-girl" drama, music, romance with a pinch of comedy and a bit of slice-of-life story and how they influence and impact each other's lives. Protagonists have something they love and share with the world (Cherry and his haikus, Arima Kousei and his music and piano, Smile with her kawaii things and streaming, Kaori with her music and violin), with their friends and the main girl who is also the protagonist's romantic interest cheering them on and helping them. Kousei and Cherry are also very similar in personality and behaviour and appearance, except Kousei wears glasses and Cherry doesn't. Sometimes both get a little lost in  read more 
report Recommended by LordeBatata
In my opinion, both shows have similiar "endings" I dont know what to call them but they made me to tears. 
report Recommended by Katsuwara
-Both shows were exquisite in story-line presentation and romance. -BGMs were top-notch . -The ending is somewhat similar for both shows but in their own way. (Can't say much without spoilers) 
report Recommended by Joeywatches
What can i say.. dispite of having different main theme sports vs music, i kept thinking what anime first comes to my mind when i was watching Kimi no Uso. And surprisingly, i think it's Cross Game. They kind of give off similar feel, both Slice of life with some sad touches, and those sad touches make both anime more beautiful, more meaningful. Also both are about finding your first true love, and finding and reaching your goals . In my opinion they are both so nice. And well, maybe as a sidenote, there is some baseball on both :) Both great anime for watching, especially  read more 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Boy meets girl in high school. Girl draws boy into her world. Boy faces obstacles and grows as a person. Life of girl in peril, making feelings for her more raw and desperate. 
report Recommended by fduniho
Both shows are music-themed and have a great story and character development. Kono Oto Tomare has a pretty slow development at the start but it's necessary. It really starts shining in 2nd season of the show. 
report Recommended by Hakarasan
Both anime about music and both have similarity with the male character dealing with the loss of their loved one, like Arima with his mother. 
report Recommended by ironcross30
Recommend this anime for all people that loved the soundtrack. Both Your Lie in April and Kuzu no Honkai share the same music composer, Masaru Yokoyama, and their soundtracks are identical and melancholic.  
report Recommended by Synkiiz
Both takes emotional development as topic. There is this girl who helps boys to overcome some conflicts in mind. Girls have artistic abilities and if you ever wanted to be Kaori but had black hair this is for you. 
report Recommended by mini_pudding
Both anime has MC that stopped doing the thing they loved because of some bitter past, but eventually met someone who help them to get over that problem. 
report Recommended by Aidayo
It´s all about music isn´t it? Nope. In both anime you see some students finding their way through life, growing on mistakes and challenges, while fighting their painful past or future. If you want to watch an anime that left you heartbroken and swollen from crying, well then enjoy. 
report Recommended by Arijsu
Compared to an OVA and a TV show, well I could say that. An anime between Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso with Tsuki no Sango is that there is good storyline, it gives you this taste of wanting to know more. Both of them are based in a novel and both share the good taste of Chopin.  
report Recommended by alfazeroneko
If you ever liked music, or musical anime drives you.. OR MUSIC FEELS is what you are looking for.. then I think K-ON delivers these feels the same way ShiUso did.. Both anime have music as catalyst for enjoyment even tho they have different stories. It's just, I have both their tracks in my playlist all the time. 
report Recommended by shirou19
Shigatsu wa kimi no uso its similar to Chihayafuru not for his story, because both are very different, are similar for the personality of the main characters in the two animes. The main characters in both animes are constantly fighting to achieve his own dreams, in Chiyahayafuru and Shigatsu they fight for overcome obstacles and overcome their fears. Also, in the two animes we have the feeling of fresh youth and the passion of the main characters to fulfill their own dreams. In Chihayafuru the love of traditional Karuta game and in Shigatsu the love for classical music. 
report Recommended by Shizuku-Kuroneko
-Both have musicians who quit/want to quit playing -Both have a girl who inspires to keep on -Both have ill violinists -Character that has been physically abused by guardian -Both have a character who has to deal with the death of a loved one -Both have exquisite "scenery porn" -Both have characters who must confront past ordeals and move on -Drama/Slice of life/Romance ef: a Tale of Melodies deals with older more adultish characters and is more dark, while Your Lie in April deals with middle schoolers and is more upbeat but still just as dramatic. 
report Recommended by Bae-chan
All I can say is that Sukitte will compliment the feelings that Shigatsu will bring to the table. Sukitte will mend your heart, I promise you. 
report Recommended by NewSeasonPlease
Girls who appear in front of a guy with problems, with dreams of revive a drama club and other passion for music, even if they seem happy and fighters, but kept a great weakness, one illness. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Both shows have a theme of music and the motivational and emotional powers that it can unleash, though Sound of the Sky comes at it from a more relaxed, less dramatic angle 
report Recommended by emberreviews
If you love the relationship between Chitoge and Raku, and how they have their little stubborn but loving moments together, then watch Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. They're both really loving stories that you'll enjoy. (Keep in mind that Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is full of feels and may break your heart) 
report Recommended by Luckpast
both features a 14 years old protagonist who lost their mother and poeple force him to do something which is out of reach 
report Recommended by ghoullovesharem
Both shows have a similar feel to them, and the characters in both shows have similar relationships.  
report Recommended by swirrlix
They both deal with many of the same themes; maturing, independence, parental relationships, and continuing through life's struggles; a classical soundtrack is used to great effect in both, so feels will be abound because of it. As well as the obvious sharing a black cat who is a pivotal part to both the story and main character.  
report Recommended by Jerkhov
Similarities - are about music and school -main character who plays piano cant play piano with the exact same reason(which I wont say to avoid spoiler) but they will eventually play again because of pushy friends that encouraged them Differences -Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso got tagged as drama and romance while Tari Tari is slice of life -Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso atmosphere,art and funny moments are amazing while Tari Tari looks a bit rushed and the characters should have been given more depth -Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is focused on classical instrumental play while Tari Tari is on singing  
report Recommended by Kobeo
Both are animes of romance drama If you saw Tadakoi and you like it you really have to watch shigatsu wa kimi no uso. Have more chapters and the characters are better developed, the romance is way better and you will cry with the drama  
report Recommended by Sweetbirrita
They both, while executing it in very different ways, use the pretense of music for deep character development. They also have a similar style of comedy, although in comparison, The iDOLM@STER is a bit toned down. Also they give compelling stories that use music as a catalyst to give these characters meaning. 
report Recommended by TabSenpai
Both of these anime contain tragedy and music as a central theme. Agitated Screams of Maggots is noticeably darker in contrast to the light hearted Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, but they're both cut from the same cloth. Both are simply a must watch for music connoisseurs!  
report Recommended by asdvvasd
-Character Driven -Similar Characters -Happy Feel with some Heavy Symbolism -THE FEELS ARE REAL IN BOTH OF THESE 
report Recommended by Kafius
Both anime have a calm atmosphere. They also have some moments that are funny. The openings are smooth and amazing. The main characters have a problem that prevents them from doing things (For Natsume, making friends and for Kousei, playing the piano). They both have a great cast of characters.  
report Recommended by gyuudons
"Your Lie in April" / "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso" and "Ongaku Shoujo" both centre around a very cheerful blonde girl attempting to convince the rather shy protagonist with a case of stage fright to continue to pursue music. As the two characters grow closer, the formerly troubled protagonist slowly comes out of his/her shell but becomes dependent on the new friend. Also, in both anime, there involves a cat at the very beginning and melodrama at the end. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
"Your Lie in April" / "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso" and "Harmonie" focus on an introverted boy in secondary school who has fell in love with an attractive and popular girl who already has a boyfriend. Furthermore, the male protagonist of both anime has talent in the field of music, and through unconventional means, it becomes a recurring motif that brings him closer together with his seemingly out of grasp love interest. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
Both series mess with your emotions in different but so strong ways. I strongly recommend them, being my rating 10 out of 10 (masterpieces). Boku Dake is a time travel story where the main characters need to find the assassin of their colleagues in the past. Shigatsu is all about music and a romance between two teenagers. The main character in the last one is becoming death for his own songs, but everything changes after he meets his soulmate.  
report Recommended by chuckdam
Both series focus on the bond between two friends mixed with the importance of facing obstacles head on. You can find a lot of similar themes with keeping tragic secrets and getting through emotional issues from the past.  
report Recommended by SummerMambo
Actually this anime was the first that came to my mind as I was reflecting on it after the final episode. While both seem dissimilar at first, with different leads, plots and types of stories, both ended up being highly emotional. That is the main similarity. One goes away extremely satisfied, yet feeling an emptiness in the gut that would be familiar to those who watch anime of a similar genre. 
report Recommended by Napoleon1
A little different but they do share some similarities. Inspiring love story, they both push each other to do better. 
report Recommended by Momori66
A little different but they do share some similarities. Inspiring love story, they both push each other to do better. 
report Recommended by Momori66
A life changing disability. A journey through friendship and love. The story of a grand part of their life they have come to despise and must learn to love once more to move forward and enjoy life once more. Magic in Irozuku Music and piano in Your Lie in April. 
report Recommended by john5505
While Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is more focused on music and drama and Ore Monogatari!! is a cute and light romance comedy, I feel the relationships between the characters are really similar in the two series. We have a main character who is not self-confident at all, and suddenly gets involved with a girl who he immediately falls in love with. However, because of their lack on self-confidence, they think that the girl has a crush on the main character's best friend, who is the popular handsome and cool boy. Other than that, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso and Ore Monogatari!! are really different, but if  read more 
report Recommended by aymocachis
Great history and characters beautiful animation and ost, a masterpiece  
report Recommended by DannyR14
So Madoka Magica and KimiUso belong to two very different genres. One is full of action and written by someone with a hard-on for dark themes and the other writer is quite possibly the next regular on the Feels Train. However, where have we heard this before? A bubbly and lighthearted exterior masking a deeper, darker undertone. Only Madoka Magica embraces it from the very beginning while KimiUso hints and teases us of it until it strikes you at the right time. But that's not the only similarity. The protagonists need to come to terms with making a life-changing decision while either the world around them or  read more 
report Recommended by iSheep
- The friendship layout is strikingly similar. (Boy in glasses falls for a pretty girl he just met and his best friend for several years secretly likes him.) - They actually have a lot of differences (Shigatsu deals with music while AnoNatsu deals with film making). - But in both series you get to see the concept of being "friendzoned" several times. - The female romantic interest (Kaori in Shigatsu and Ichika in AnoNatsu) also leaves the main character alone, in her own way. 
report Recommended by AreyKyoya
"Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso" / "Your Lie in April" and "Black Bullet" both involve a young man teaching a little girl exciting new things and giving her precious experiences when their guardians are not present. The protagonists Arima Kousei and Satomi Rentarou share the quality of deeply caring and trying to look out for a rather childish girl. They also seek to become better in the only thing they excel in and struggle to attain their dreams. Also, these two talented individuals share a tragic past that they use as motivation to empower themselves and allow them to be among the best. Furthermore, the lead female  read more 
report Recommended by StevenHu
If you love music and romance than this is your anime. They're both amazing in the fact that the music is good and the plot is amazing. If you love romance and school life than this is an anime you should watch. 
report Recommended by Deathscythe0125
"Kuro no Sumika: Chronus" and "Your Lie in April" / "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso" each revolve around a unique secondary school student who has had bad experiences throughout his life. The death of someone close to him has been an issue that has traumatized the respective protagonists for years, in which both must overcome. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
"Your Lie in April" / "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso" and "To Shoot Without Shooting" / "Fusha no Sha" both involve a lead character who is exremely talented in the art they practice, which are playing the violin and archery respectively. These two characters are shown to be able to conjure an imaginary instrument with the capabilities of the actual item though their sheer resolve, whether for playing music or for sharpshooting. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
So, while one may be more tragic and the other gives you the fuzzy warm feelings, both anime are centered around music and have a very cheerful heroine that tries their best.  
report Recommended by kate0731
Both protagonists face obstacles and depression that hinders them from their happiness and goals. They also have people who help them realize that they can achieve their goals. However, Accel World has way more action and fight scenes and Shitgatsu wa Kimi no Uso has way more emotional impacts. 
report Recommended by Soratinite
Despite the content being inherently different (sports vs. music), the themes are actually quite similar. Competition, pressure to be perfect (especially in front of an audience), relationships between friends, and more are all common themes. Relating to one show means you will likely relate to the other. 
report Recommended by charlieshae
Music and romance anime. Both series deal with a piano player who lost their way. Unable to play the piano. But thanks to their friends/sensei, they were able to play again. Classical music can be heard in both series.  
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