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 inspiring the hero with her bright personality and that in both animes is crucial to the plot.
- Hero and heroine end up making a wonderful duet in music and that is essential to the character's development.
You'll find slice of life, drama, comedy and romance, so if you liked one you'll probably enjoy the other! read more
Both are touching stories about a love of music, and how life advances. Both focused heavily on the piano and entering the music world, where you might have been left wanting more, Nodame goes that much further. Overcoming obstacles, living life, and finding love - truly both are great animes. Nodame, however - will leave you with less tears.
- Both are about classical music.
- Both involve MCs with polar-opposite personalities.
- The male characters are precise musicians while the female characters have a aggressive yet uniquely beautiful playing style.
- The girl changes the guy's life.
- Both have some nice and entertaining drama.
- Both are slow yet great slice of life romance anime.
If you loved Nodame Cantabile and felt sad when it ended, then Shigatsu is here to soothe your pain. Absolutely recommended!
The protagonist has a fellow musician classmate that admires one another. One is a gifted pianist the other violinist. They both explore what it means to create great music together and their bond only strengthens as a result. Both anime have their moments of light humor despite being touching anime.
Despite the age differences, Nodame Cantabile and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso shares many similarities. The main male protagonist from both series have a talent in music playing (the piano). Their talents are noticed especially by others including the main female protagonist.
Throughout the course of both series, we see character interactions between the two main protagonists who expresses their interests and emotions. There's a decent degree of realism present by the way their characters are fleshed out including their past.
Both series has a great deal with focus on music as a prominent theme. Inspiring to fulfill a dream, the plot centers on their goal and what to make of it by their efforts while dealing with their internal struggles.  read more
- classical music
- competition on classical music
- good character development
- two main leads who excel on their ability (Piano only)
- two main leads with "dark" past (might as well be called "internal conflict")
- both have good comedic moments
The music and art when the music is playing. Both shows have art that show the setting that the musicians/conductor create through their performance. I would say Shigatsu~ is a bit more psychological/drama and a bit less rom-com, although it certainly has rom-com in it.
If you were to combine Clannad and Nodame Cantabile, I think you'd have a pretty close approximation to Shigatsu~.
Both anime are music anime with a touch of drama, romance and comedy. Nodame Cantabile has more comedy than Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, while Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso has more drama than Nodame.
Both are also based off of their respective manga. They both also have a male lead who plays the piano as their major instrument. Altough both protagonist's situations are quite different.
Nodame Cantabile shows the male protagonist dealing with a very quirky woman, who plays the piano beautifully, living next to his apartment.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso shows the male protagonist dealing with his trauma, and fear of playing piano, due to a breakdown he had during a concert. He meets a woman who plays the violin beautifully, and she helps him get over his traumatic experience. read more
Shigatsu and Nodame are very much alike, here are my reasoning.
Both anime have a male protagonist who excels at playing the piano. In the case of Nodame the protagonist can also play the violin at a high level.
Nodame is more centered around comedy than shigatsu. Which gives it in my opinion a more light hearted feel. Shigatsu focuses more on the psychological and dark side of being a prodigy where the romantic relationship is introduced and becomes important later on. Nodame on the other hand introduces the romantic side much earlier on and focuses more on the romantic comedy style.
Both anime are very much based around the theme of classical music with a focus on piano and piano & violin duo.
In both anime the female part takes a big place in the development of both the protagonist and the story.
Romance is a theme which both anime are centered around.
They both handle this romance theme very well and it is very well intertwined in the story. There is a nice balance of romance / music in both anime.
In my opinion, Nodame can be watched casually without focusing too much, while Shigatsu requires more attention from the viewer to completely understand the feeling of the characters and follow the story.
I think these two anime will appeal to both romance and music lovers. Either one is worth watching. read more
Everyone has to fight their own fights. Everyone struggles for one or other reason. These shows are about struggling musicians with different life circumstances. They play for different reasons and yet they all share an imense passion for music. They have a need to express themselves through music. Shigatsu wa is about letting go of your past and finding joy in your present through music and the people you love.
Nodame Cantabile and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) are music oriented. What's more remarkable is that the anime focuses more in classical music. Both MC also know how to play the piano and violin.
Both revolve through music but they are both different in many aspects. If you want to go with an anime that is more humorous and light, go with Nodame. But if you want an anime that can make you cry, or somewhat dramatic, then pick Shigatsu. Nevertheless, Noda and Shigatsu are a masterpiece. Try watching both. You'll not be disappointed.
Both are primarily about genius music performers and their struggles as musicians. Both are a mix of romance, comedy, general school life, and in general have bright atmospheres throughout the story. Both have piano/violin performances.
Both are inspirational, touching stories revolving around a couple of classical music performers. They deal with music contests, romance and drama as the characters struggle to overcome their obstacles and find a direction in life. Shigatsu is more dramatic and intense and has dream-like characters that will inspire you, but Nodame is more light-hearted and funny, having characters that are less stereotypical and more realistic.
They both revolve around classical music. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso has a more intense drama than Nodame Cantabile, while Nodame Cantabile is more relaxing. The characters in both series are well developed and the relation between them is a main topic in each of the series. If you enjoy one of them is highly probable that you will enjoy the other one.
If you love classical music and romance, you would like both of these shows.
They are both about how the power of music and talent brings two almost completely different people (who probably wouldn't have clicked otherwise) together. Nodame is a little more light-hearted and comedic than Your Lie in April, but you'll probably enjoy it as well.
Both animes deal with music, as well as romance. Although Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso i s a drama tearjerker focused as Nodame Cantabile is more comedy and light-hearted. Both of them also send a message to the viewer and really change your way of seeing things. If you liked Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, you will most likely also enjoy Nodame Cantabile
Both anime are focused on protagonists struggling to succeed with music and both anime make excellent use of classical music scores. Both anime follow a blossoming love story between two musicians although they have two very different endings. The strength in both anime lies in their ability to make you care about their characters and fall in love with their music. Both anime have the ability to make you cry although for two very different reasons.
Both anime have a strong musical center.
Just like Noda, Kaori gets to know the person she loves through classical music. And for this two girls, their main desire is to play side by side with the man they admire.
While Nodame Cantabile is mainly a comedy that will have you laughing all the way through, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is a strong drama that will make you, perhaps, cry a little. Still, both anime are a must watch, specially for those who like music.
Both anime are focused on:
- classical music as a medium of expressing emotions
- a female lead that plays music with feeling, whose musicianship affects male lead
- a male lead with a disorder that prevents his progress in music, but is able to overcome with the help of female lead
If you are looking for another anime about music, I recommend Nodame Cantabile. While not as serious all the time, like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, it still has that slice-of-life and a little bit of drama.
It does add more comedy, which I think is great and really adds to the story, plus it's a good contrast with the more serious main character.
The soundtrack and classical music selections are great and are played very well. If you liked Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, I definitely think you'll like Nodame Cantabile.
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.
It will wreck you emotionally after making you laugh for most of the series. The cast of characters in both series are not groundbreaking, but how they interact to shape the story (and make you laugh) is what make each anime shine.
If you were to combine Clannad and Nodame Cantabile, I think you'd have a pretty close approximation to Shigatsu~.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso and Clannad: After Story are similar in several ways.
Both of these series all build up to a point where the events are dramatic and emotional, as this is seen in the transition from the first half to the second half of the series, along with some comedies time to time. As the story progresses, you start to feel strong emotions within both of these series. With the steady pacing, the main characters develop a lot together.
Stories about love and hardships, both are filled with emotion evoking drama and tragedy. Main characters try to overcome their past as they face many barriers, hurdles, and hardships. With the help of their main love interest, they try their best to open up a new life in their lives.
It's easy to draw parallels between Clannad and Shigatsu. In both, there's a protagonist who doesn't really have a direction in life anymore, with a dead mother and a father who neglects him; while the female lead has a terminal illness and parents who run a bakery.
When the two meet each other, their view of life changes, similar to Okazaki and Nagisa. However, you could say that Kaori's personality is the polar opposite of Nagisa. Both are great anime with beautiful soundtracks.
For me, the first episode was lame, although needed for the fast introduction of the characters. Once you are drawn into the story it becames a masterpiece. Your lie in April is a Slow paced anime that has a character development similar to clannad, hosting a MC which is very traumatized about his past, making it difficult for him to move on. For those who didnt reach the message in the beggining, it all becames very clear in the end. This was quite a ride.
Both series are emotional rollercoasters that beautifully execute their dramatic narratives and character arcs without going way over the top and becoming a cringe-worthy melodrama (looking at you Anohana)
- both male MC are greatly developed as the series goes on
- both female MC had a strong character supporting both male MC
- both female MC had frail body or some kind of illnesses
- both series serves kind of Feels Trip
- both OST are top notch and match the situations, totally worth to have them in your playlist
somehow Clannad AS often gets more into seriousness, while shigatsu gives a mediocore dose of humour
Ok, right off the bat, both are beautiful series with sad moments and tear jerking endings. Both series hold a lot of meaning in them and depending on what kind of person you are, these series can really touch your heart. There are really good life lessons that can actually be learned from both of these series. Both anime contain beautiful soundtracks and really good development for its characters, especially its main male characters. While Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso contains more humor than Clannad, it still does the job well of hitting you with feels. I must warn you that if you are one that hates slow pacing, then I highly suggest that you avoid both of these anime as both of them are rather slow paced. However in my opinion, that's the beauty of these two series and if you like the pacing of Clannad, then most likely you'll enjoy the pacing of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. Overall, both series deserve a chance and who knows, it could be life-changing for you. But then again, that's just my opinion. (Note: I almost forgot to mention that be sure to watch Clannad before you watch Clannad: After Story as Clannad is a very important prequel before the emotional After Story.) read more
Both anime's pretty much some of the saddest anime's out there. Your Lie in April is just 25 episode so it is quicker leader up compare to Clannad which is 2 season 40 plus episodes that build up to some of the tear jerky plot. Both should be watch in dark room with no one around.
they arent similar at all not even in tags: Clannad :Slice of Life but (your lie in april): is about music both are sweet and good to follow , in my opinion Clannad is a little bit boring Shigatsu is way better its about Music but they both share a sad ending after all its up you guys . Dudera (ClannadS1&S2)
-Both deal with the main character having to go through losses of people he cares about
-In both, the main character is kind of reformed (Tomoya from a delinquent and Kousei from his trauma of playing the piano) by the main heroine
-In both, despite being able to predict depressing events, they still are extremely saddening to watch
Both shows has amazing character development for their male protagonist's.
Both shows has amazing soundtrack's.
Both shows leaves you with a sad/void feeling.
Both shows has pretty slow story progression.
Clannad After Story and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso both hit you with the feels hard and often. They both have a lot of comedic moments as well. Both stories are about overcoming barriers in life. Both male MC's develop a lot through the anime with the help of the female MC. Both female MCs are "out of this world," although through different ways, and both help their respect male MCs to see the world differently. Also, both female MCs are fragile and have illness and also have bakery shop owning parents.
This anime has a very different plot, but gives you the same feelings as Clannad After Story. I loved them both. There are events in each that are very similar too. I think anyone who loved this anime would also love Your Lie in April!
Both series are masterfully executed, one demonstrating the value of family and the other demonstrating the value of friendship. Out of all the heartbreaking anime I have watched, these two stand as the definitive tearjerkers amongst all the rest. They both contain remarkably strong soundtracks, perhaps the greatest I've ever heard, and outstanding character development of the protagonist. A common theme established in both works of art is the devastation and despair that is accompanied with loneliness, and the conviction that one individual is capable of changing another's ideologies and lifestyle for the better.
Both series involve comedy, drama, romance and a story that will tear your heart in two. The characters are relatable and 3D. Whenever there is an upsetting moment in either, I was left distraught mainly because of how the other characters felt and how easy it was to empathise with them.
In terms of soundtrack, both are astounding. Both of the openings fit perfectly with the shows and good in their own rights. The OSTs for both are spectacular in their own, unique ways. Clannad involves music that will make the scenes even more of a tear-jerker. Whereas Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso has a many genres of music within the OST, which fits the show.
I chose After Story, rather than the original Clannad series, because of the way it makes you cry or at least want to. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is very similar in that way.  read more
"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 try to mask the homosexual undercurrent with heterosexual romance subplots for both characters, but since music is the main focus, both subplots remain on a road to nowhere. And, fittingly, the male leads end together... in a spiritual sense, at least. It's all too obvious the series was created by a female, both in terms of top/bottom character designs and the actual content.
Shigatsu is a far more male-orientated, shounen experience. The piano playing lead in Shigatsu is still very much four-eyed and scrawny, just like the lead in Slope, but his musical performance partner is a beautiful long-haired blonde violinist. The same way jazz liberated the lead in Slope, the heroine in Shigatsu injects life into its male lead by inspiring him with her rock-star style violin playing and energy; prompting him to be her partner. Like Slope, there's also romantic subplots with other characters, but it's crystal clear the musical pairing will later pair up in other, just as passionate ways. Maybe.
Also, although it's just a matter of preference, I prefer Shigatsu's shouenish FREAK OUT humour over Slope's more subdued, realistic tone. That's a key difference between the two. Shigatsu presents an inexplicably anime mental block issue over piano playing, yet it's never as depressing as Slope because of the injection of humour. Childish but fun. Also-also: THE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES. A lot of attention was put into them; especially in Slope where an actual person did the drumming motions. And the violin playing in Shigatsu was equally captivating. read more
Despite the music genre difference (Classical and Jazz), both are set during their high school years and have the recurring theme of the musical arts, romance and drama. Each have a pair of musicians whom they end up meeting in a life changing fate and are quite unorthodox but are able to perfom spectacular music!
Love polygons exists in both shows and each character has their own set of life-changing problems and trauma. It's a must watch for those who enjoy the musical arts and drama!
Both anime display some similarities:
- Both are about music: Sakamichi relies on classical and jazz whereas the ost can be wonderfully adapted to the characters feelings and humour. Shigatsu's ost is very calming and more classical but also fits the drama.
- Main guy is a megane who is a genius pianist but is uninspired and traumatized until he meets someone who makes him regain his love for music and life. Both are likeable protagonists that were forced to learn music and because of that lost the ability to enjoy it, but actually they love music.
- The person who inspires the hero to play again also plays an instrument. In Sakamichi is another boy and in Shigatsu it is a girl.
- Friendship is also a main theme where a group of friends tags along and has fun being that crucial to the plot.
- Hints of romance: While in Sakamichi the romance seems to be a love triangle and not much important to the plot, in Shigatsu the heroine might play a bigger part in the hero's development.
Personally I believe Sakamichi is targeted to an older audience and better developed than Shigatsu but both are very enjoyable and have wonderful instrumental music, as well as unique artwork. read more
Both are series that focus on teenage piano-playing glasses-wearing protagonists who encounter romance in their lives. The only difference is that the main character of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso plays music with a girl, unlike in Sakamichi no Apollon where the main character plays music with other guys.
Both revolve around the idea of finding yourself and expressing your most inner emotions through music, though with shigatsu this is the focal point, whilst with sakamichi it's supplementary. Both bring out the best in their genre of music with unforgettable soundtracks. Pitch perfect performances from both protagonists.
Both shows use music as a medium for character development and growth, as well as to connect the characters together. Both have great soundtracks and fluid animation, especially in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, art plays a fundamental role in the music scenes to forge appropriate symbolism and motifs, as well as to aid and compliment the experience delivered to the audience. They both constantly emphasise the epiphany felt by the characters because of music.
Shigatsu is based on classical music whereas Kids on the Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon) is based on jazz music and both are set in very distinct times and settings. Shigatsu is more modern, while the latter is set around the 1960s.  read more
Both involve a main character of classical piano training, and another that plays an instrument more....unconventionally, freely. Both series made me view music differently in terms of how people play music, as well as motivations behind each, and character devolopment.
both of them was a Romance-Music themed anime, where between Romance Story and the Musical Scene have a balanced strength on it
While Shigatsu have a Junior High School student for main Character, Sakamichi's main character was a Senior High School student
Shigatsu plays a Classical Music, Sakamichi plays a Jazz Music
Kids on the Slope arguably has better musical performances and a more complex love web to boot. It's not as MC focused or melodramatic as Your Lie in April, so it's a nice choice for people who are looking for another music orientated anime that is similar enough for those fans longing for that sense of nostalgia but different enough so that it doesn't feel like you're rewatching Your Lie in April. For those who like good music and awkward teenage angst.
Both animes are similar in the sense that they focus on character development over plot. This is done by using music to convey emotion and strengthen bonds. Also, both animes have an underlying romance theme.
Both have beautiful music, Kids on the Slope is a mixture of Jazz with Classical piano while Your Lie in April is all classical piano/violin. The stories to both involve themes of romance and friendship shown through music. I would give the edge to Your Lie in April but if you liked one then you are sure to like the other.
While it hasn't fully completed airing, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso shares the same themes of music and friendship that are prevalent in Sakamichi no Apollon. Although Sakamichi no Apollon did it fairly better.
Your Lie in April is to classical as Kids on the Slope is to jazz. Both shows have superb soundtracks that work perfectly with the show to capture the best attributes of each musical genre. On top of this, both shows involve a love web between lovable characters trying to find themselves through their music. If you watch either of these, expect to be left in emotional shambles.
Coincidently, these are my brother's two favorite shows. Lol, nerd.
Shigatsu and Sakamichi. Both series:
- They are about a pianist, who has a demotivation, the root of his family, which has turned him into an indecisive, which is achieved with a person who will encourage him to pursue his dreams, and to leave behind those pressures of the past. In addition this person plays an instrument, which together they will make the music that will give meaning to their lives.
- These series deal with loyalty, friends, who will always be there to support you despite the entanglements that life brings. A romantic story, where love will flavor the facts that support the characters to move forward. read more
The two are school life dramas that integrate music into the plot. These shows will give you a roller coaster of emotions through their awesome visuals, well-crafted characters and masterful story telling. Your ears are also in for a treat as you listen to excellently performed classical music in Shigatsu was Kimi no Uso and jazz in Sakamichi no Apollon.
Both has a glasses wearing, pianist guy as protagonist.
Both also mainly telling about friendship, romance, and drama between each of the character, accompanied (no pun intended) by music as the theme of both anime.
The difference is Shigatsu using classical piece as the theme while Sakamichi using jazz as the theme.
You could say that Sakamichi is the 'mature' version of Shigatsu. Here are my reason to watch Sakamichi no Apollon if you loved Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso:
- Both focus around music as the main play of each story
- Both have emotional parts in the anime
- Both have a beautiful soundtrack
- Both have lovable characters that the viewer can totally relate to
The only thing that may put you off is that Sakamichi is a lot more mature than Shigatsu. Enjoy!
On the outside looking in you could say they are similar because both shows focus on music throughout the series but I recommend this show because they have the same undertone and feel to them. If you have seen one of these shows and liked it, I highly recommend you watch the other.
- They both are really good animes.
- The music takes a big relevance in both stories, Sakamichi in jazz and Shigatsu in classical.
- The art is pretty good and they have romance there too.
- And both of the MC are piano players with glasses and a little geeks xD
The story is set were the characters needs to confront their pasts to face reality and move forward into the future. They are both very emotional and strong stories.
and they both are about lose, so its pretty easy to put your self in the Main character's Position and get hit directly by the feel train and even shed a tear ~
This anime is about music and romance. The main character, Arima Kosei, struggles with his life as a middle age student. He was consent with his life, until one day, one girl, Miyazono Kaori, changed everything. I recommend watching this anime if you watched Ano Hana, because the main characters are similar to one another and how they both have someone supporting them. Especially the ending for both animes.
Your Lie in April is basically Anohana's second coming, having both done by A-1 Pictures and both having the intention of ripping your heart out in pieces. One thing that both shows share is that there is a good portion of the story being about the childhood of the characters, and even the conflict on both shows started in their childhood. But what separates them from each other is Your Lie in April is more on music while Anohana is more on childhood nostalgia.
My personal preferences: If you're a person who've watched Your Lie in April first and is going to watch Anohana, I prefer you watch in a minimum of 1 episode per day. Because Anohana is a show that will do everything in it's power to make you cry in every episode it has. Granted, it's shorter (11 episodes) so it's kinda understandable. Some of you might be fine with that but in my own experience, I didn't cry as much as other people did because I watched it in one sitting and when a dramatic scene does come in an episode, I just feel numb because I'm still not over about the dramatic scene in an episode prior. read more
Friends who develop their friendship. Some romance involved (slight triangle or square). A girl who helps a boy to get back into the world. The boy stopped doing something that used be a part of their daily life. The girl is very enthusiastic and inspiring.
The animes are similar in the part of the (SPOILER! DON'T READ) death ambiance that are present in the episodes. You can tell that there's someting that it doens't feel right in the middle of the happiness of the characters
They are both very emotional and it beat right in the feeling.
After all the conflits are settled, you can't understand if there is an happy or a bad ending. You stay happy, but you want to cry.
- Both made by A-1 Pictures
- Both have the same sort of art style and character designs
- Jin Aketagawa is the sound director for both anime
- Both have Drama aspects in them
- Both have likable characters
Like, you feel the drama right? You wanna feel that your heart need to pump harder because of friendship and some cry, happiness and more. Just chill, you will feel everything so similar from this two animes. Try it out, you will not be regret.
Did you cry while watching "The Flower We Saw That Day"? Do you enjoy anime that make you cry? Are you a masochist? So am I. Your Lie in April, just like The Flower We Saw That Day, will make you cry (unless you're a cold heartless bastard). Your Lie in April is the journey a boy makes, with the help of a pretty classmate, to overcome his depression and continue to play piano after his mother/piano teacher passed away from an illness. Similarities between the two anime are: Great Animations/Graphics, music that can make a grown man cry, and a stellar voice acting cast. Even though being short, one season anime (Your Lie in April being longer), they had surprisingly satisfying (and depressing) endings.
TL;DR: Watch Your Lie in April. read more
- Both anime revolve around an MC who has trouble letting go of the past.
- Both anime attempt to communicate powerful messages with their story.
- There is more depth in many characters than what initially meets the eye within both of the shows.
I can't help but to think about Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso when watching 3-gatsu no Lion.
Similar titles aside, both feature the same premise; a prodigy young man's struggles to cope with the depression of losing a loved one. Both series feature a prodigy MC (Rei and Kousei) who are similar in looks and personalities and female figures (Kaori and the Kawamoto siblings) who came inside the MC's life and help them overcome their depression. The MCs also gains many rivals and friends throughout their journey in their career.
Even though I found 3-gatsu's tone more consistent and its comedy less forced than Shigatsu, I enjoyed both works and guarantee if you enjoy one of them you'll enjoy the other due to their similarities. read more
Main character who has a painful past, who excels in a field (Arima on the piano and Rei at the shogi). He also has many uncertainties about his future and lack of self-confidence.
Warm characters around the main character; (Hina, Momo, Akari in 3-Gatsu no Lion and Kaori, Tsubaki in Shigatsu)
A wonderful animation with a visual identity for both. (The two animes look slightly alike)
Both animes are quite , about feels and talents and independence
both animes have the main character who is shy , wearing glasses
both heroines are blonde , and they look like each other
both main characters have suffered their parent's death and trying to live independently
Both protagonists share a dark past and a remarkable skill. The monologues in each of them often have deep metaphors for life. Introspection, retrospection, and dealing with losses/mourning all are resonating themes in these two.
Both protagonists struggle living their lives due to their treacherous pasts.
They both have people help them develop into becoming better people.
Both of the protagonists are proficient in what they play, Rei to Shogi as Arima is to piano.
Both protagonists have glasses (I ran out of comparisons lol)
Both feature a protagonist who is struggling with depression because of the death of his loved ones and both main characters have a complicated relationship with their passions (Shigatsu has music, 3-gatsu has shogi), but these passions are not the main focus of the shows. Also, both protagonists meet people who change their lives for the better. They have similar color pallets and realistic characters.
March Comes in Like a Lion has more unique visuals and better direction than Your Lie in April due to the very different animation studios and directors. Also YLIA has way more romance (3-gatsu being more of a slice-of-life series), but anyone can feel the similarities while watching one after having seen the other. Both are touching dramas that serves as a memorable experience for fans of the genre. read more
Not only the titles look-a-like, but the feeling you get when watching is fairly similar. Main characters have only one thing they are good and his friends (and other side-characters) will help him get back on his feet. The scenes vary from funny to death serious which makes it very appealing to keep on watching. So If you liked "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso", "Sangatsu no Lion" will not disappoint you.
The main characters are both struggling with depression, they're both genius and can't give up on it.
They are both drama/slice of life anime with beautiful unique soundtrack and animations.
The plot of the stories revolve around the main character struggle and them learning things from their mistakes and experiences.
A talented prodigy who feels as though they've got nothing else (and also happen to look kinda similar) the stories are pretty different, but they give off a similar vibe - and anyone who loves the first, will definitely love the other - at least, I certainly did! They're emotionally deep, are astonishingly beautiful to watch and will leave a whole in your heart you won't be able to forget.
About dealing with past trauma, and the journey to self discovery and finding a way to wake up from that half-life depression. Honestly, they are instant gems, masterpieces, unbelievably refreshing and unique but with unbelievable parallels.
Truly, you're missing out if you pass either one up after seeing the first! read more
I find these shows both similar not in the aspect of plot but in character. Both mains, Kousei from Your Lie in April, and Rei from March Comes in Like A Lion both share similar character as they have both had traumatic past life events. This prompts them to be somewhat timid and silent but have thoughts encircling their minds at all times. On top of that, they are both young prodigies in a competitive field (Piano and Shogi respectively). Finally, they share a somewhat similar appearance with glasses, messy black hair, and an always wavering mouth.
Another thing noted is the animation. I find a large resemblance in the styles, especially on the character designs. read more
Both of these series focus on characters who are dealing with depression and the loss of loved ones. Both also follow their character's chosen profession and how they handle these careers at young ages. I recommend this to those who are interested in stories about depression, loss, and perseverance.
Both of these anime are both similiar and different in a lor of their aspects. Both of these series have a talented teenager as a main character that are good at what they do( shogi and Piano). Both these characters deal with tragic events that had happened in the past. Both these characters seek outside help from people they hardly know for support and both these shows get you right in the feels. They have a competitve aspect too.
They're a lot different too!
the main character Arima, kousei is so much like Rei in how they both see the half empty part of the glass .. how they both feel lonely without piano - in case of arima - and shogi -in case of Rei -, and how the few people around them make the the biggest effect with the least action the make towards them.
both are one of my favorite slice of life animes
and if you happen to like one of them, you got to watch the other
cause surely you'll like it,too
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.
Both shows use music as the main plot device to drive character development and romance. Being shows about music, both also feature fantastic soundtracks.
-White Album 2 focuses solely on romance, but Shigatsu focuses more on the endeavors of each character and their underlying reasons.
-Unlike Shigatsu, White Album 2 continously maintains a serious mood as comedy is virtually non-existent in that show.
Both involve heavily on OST being a music genre which are highly regarded, drama and romance also plays at certain points in the storylines which develops character, and the piano prodigies play godly respectively.
Differences are that WA2 is more (undecisiveness) drama and (love triangle) romance oriented so a more serious approach.
If you really are into music anime you should definitely watch Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso after White ablum two. Both the anime's have piano in them but Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso goes deeper into the piano part and white album 2 also does many other instruments ( Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso also has violin). The romance in this anime is similar to Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso which u can see when you watch it yourself ;)
I'd recommend watching this after Your Lie in April, for two reasons. Firstly with WA2 compared to YLIA are similar but totally different. White Album 2 handles a similar theme, but for a more mature audience. It's the older teenage version in my opinion. Secondly, the two anime are so similar in a lot of aspects. Musically charged themes, to forward character development and relationships. I'd highly recommend watching both a seeing for yourself.
Whenever I think of Your Lie in April, this is the second show that comes to mind as they both are great romances, and have a lot of feels. This comment probably doesn't do it much justice but if you liked shigatsu you will most likely like White Album 2 as well.
One thing is for certain; at the end of these two anime, you will need a new box of tissues. They both focus around the lives of two people, brought together by similar situations. They learn from each other and ultimately bring the stories to life, through their trials and tribulations.
If you want to cry and feel satisfied about it then this one's for you. Don't get deceived by the genre and welcome to the feel ride. The story is satisfying and has much more depth associated. You'll love it.
Both are sad, with parts that will make all decent human beings cry... Angel beats isn't as focused on music, where only in the OP and with GDM, but still. Heartwarming and sad parts. Watch it, just watch both
Both animes are very beautiful and emotional. They have pretty animation & an amazing opening. They're both packed with feels and endings that will make you cry. If you want another heartbreaking anime, Angel Beats! is for you.
This series has a similar ending as Angel Beats. I should say Angel Beats was the saddest and one of the most touching anime when I watched it but Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso overtook it once I watched the last episode of it! It is really awesome and has very few or maybe no plotholes. If you are looking for an emotional anime with a good story and a strong musical connectivity, wait no more just watch Your Lie in April. And I can say for sure the suspense of "what is the lie" of the series is >= the suspense of the suspense of Angel and Yuzuru. read more
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 on 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.
Young Prodigy that stopped playing what they loved very much caused of traumatic events (Piano in 4gatsu, Ice Skating in Yuri), but in their heart they still loved it no matter how long they're stopped.
Both main character has rising up to the top once more because they meet an important ones who admired and support them for coming back once again ..
Although both series have a different focused (Shigatsu focus on Classic Music, and Yuri focus on Ice Skating Sport), but they share similar atmosphere ..
Both are worth to watch
Both shows feature a talented protagonist and follows them as they work their way up through competitions. A lot of time is spent on the performances in each, featuring excellent camerawork, and monlogues to make these moments highlights of the shows. The emotions and tension surrounding these events are closely explored too.
The atmoshpere in each show is lighthearted, with comedy and heartwarming moments along with periods where the show is more serious. There are also romantic undertones in each - this forms a large part of each show's appeal. Art style in both is crisp and features a vivid palette.
The whole vibe and art of both shows is pleasing, both feature great soundtracks, and can appeal to people besides those with an interest in what the anime involves (competitive piano or competitive figure skating).
Both shows are unlike other competition anime because one does not need to know a whole lot about the competition before watching. They also feature unique characters and are all around a great experience.
Both Yuri!!! on Ice and Your Lie in April have a central theme and talent that the main characters are involved in and the plot revolves around. With Yuri!!! on Ice, it's ice skating, and in Your Lie in April, it's music. Both seriesdeal with the emotions and thoughts of the competitors during competitions and the problems they deal with in their everyday life, also. I personally enjoyed Your Lie in April more, since it handles the story besides music really well, while Yuri!!! on Ice doesn't have too much of a plot besides skating so far. The latter is not done yet, though, so it still has time to get more complex and detailed. read more
In Your Lie in April, Kaori is a fan of Kousei, and they gets to play together.
In Yuri on Ice, Yuuri 'worships' Victor when he was young, and Victor came to be his coach.
So Yuri on Ice is Your Lie in April minus the sadness and drama.
The main characters grow with each other as the series progresses, and have amazing, inspiring performances and a great soundtrack. Both are serious for performances, but also have a lighter side, like pork cutlet bowls.
Both Yuri on Ice and Your Lie in April are quite similar in the fact that both of our main protagonists are trying to achieve a goal, or are close to giving up on their dreams. Someone talented and free-spirited comes along and decides to help the protagonist do something amazing that they didn't believe they were capable of before. This person that comes along teaches the protagonist how to be confident and try new things. Both animes have a romance aspect, but Yuri on Ice is more prominent towards the storyline (and it is between two male characters). Either way, both of these animes will not fail to disappoint.  read more
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.
If you like the classic "romance, school, music, drama" genre combination (aka my favorite combo of genres) then you'll for sure love this anime. Both animes do a great job of expressing raw emotion, and Hibike does a fantastic job highlighting each individual character in their own respective ways to the extent where you can't help but feel emotionally attached to them all. Not to mention, much like Your Lie in April, the animation with Hibike! is top notch, if not better (which is quite the statement with how beautiful the animation in Your Lie in April was!).
If you're ready for another feels train, this is the perfect anime to get into. It strays away from the piano and violin that we are use to with YLIA, and instead highlights a new blend of instruments such as the Trombone, the Trumpet, the Oboe, and of course, the Euphonium (and more!). So if you enjoyed Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, I definitely know that you will love Hibike! Euphonium! I just can't recommend it enough! read more
Both are theme for Music. It includes beauty and symphony.
There is colorful timbre in the logic. That is cultural attractiveness.
Kousei Arima and Kumiko Oumae meets some important persons, and they grow up humanly.
Especially Kaori Miyazono and Reina Kousaka give a big boost to it.
Both have exquisite Drama. At times distress, at times collision. For really want to aim more.
And bonds of friendship are more basis than anything else.
If you loved HE, you'll definitely like KimiUso and HE's sequel.
HE becomes completed version from sequel. ABSOLUTELY.
"Kimi ga iru kara, Boku wa dekiru."
"Anata ga iru kara, Watashi wa hikeru."
both of these anime are musical materpieces, featuring great graphics, moving ost, decent story (both are pretty character driven, your lie in april moreso than h!e), and some romance (don't try to tell me that kumiko and reina are not in love.). hibike is a lot less tragic and a little faster paced than your lie in april
Same genres and almost same story.
In Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso story revolves around a boy that play Piano very good but left it midway.
And now his friend trying to get him back playing piano.
In Hibike! Euphonium? story revolves around a girl who plays Euphonium very good and joins good for nothing concert band of a school,now she and her companion target goals to perform at nationals,Can they do it?
Both are about classical music, but it has more a central place in Piano no Mori. Both are about the hardships of being a professional at a younger age. Piano no Mori is perfect if you want more of the classical music that you got in Shigatsu wa kimi no uso.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso and Piano no Mori both follow the tale of two types of people in the world of music who collide with each other—one who plays according to the score, and one who plays according to their feelings. Similarly to Piano no Mori's Shuuhei and Kai, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso follows Arima and Miyazono's journey together as they work together to achieve goals whilst learning to understand each other. If the clashing of two minds and souls in Piano no Mori wasn't enough, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso will definitely satisfy your cravings!
Just as how Arima Kousei in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is a piano prodigy, so is Amamiya Shuuhei in terms of his dad also being one of the great pianists at the time.
-Shuuhei has taken strict piano lessons since he was young just as Kousei
-Both Kousei and Shuuhei has had troubles producing sound from the piano (either from the piano in the forest or where Kousei can't hear the notes he plays)
-Miyazono Kaori is also similar to the character of Ichinose Kai, how they're both cheerful about the music they produce and how they both help out the main characters be their partners in music
- Just as Kaori shows her violin playing to be free and of her own; Kai also plays the piano freely and of his own world. (both of them not following the scores of the music but simply playing it their own style) read more
Both Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso and Piano no Mori are about music and the feelings of people with different playstyles. Kusei, just like Shuuhei, is extremely good at the piano and has been through tough training to always play according to the score and achieve his goals, while Kaori is playing according to her feelings, just like Kai. Both anime follow the thoughts and the interactions between the characters as they try to understand and learn from each other.
If you liked Piano no Mori, but seemed a little short, you will defenitely like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, which shows more of the characters' feelings and interactions. read more
Both anime convey the growth and development of friendships, no matter how unlikely they may be, through the use of of one primary instrument and common bond, the piano. With touching plots both coinciding with traditional, powerful soundtracks- if you like one of them you'll most likely enjoy the other.
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,
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.
Even though Chihayafuru is much more competition focused and intense, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is similar to it because they both are about a group of students learning about themselves, their limits and this one special profession which they put their best effort to succeed in.
In both of them there is passion and crazy love triangles.
Two boys lose their passion for their talent after the death of someone important to them until a girl comes along and rekindles it. However, SKU focuses more on the boy while the opposite for Chihayafuru
The main characters in both animes have similar personality. Arata lose their passion for Karuta after the death of someone important just like Arima in Shigatsu Kimi no Uso. Until one day Chihaya comes to his house and make Arata to play Kurata again.
Both anime have the feeling of fresh youth and the passion of the main characters to fulfill their own dreams.
The art style is similar and the characters themselves reflect on that. Both have romance mixed with a recreational activity being music and a card game.
Arata is very similar to Kousei in terms of both art style and personality/backstory
Taichi and Watari look alike and are popular among girls
Kaori and Chihaya have some similarities between them, but the main focus is on the two leading male protagonists and their decision making.
While watching Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, I got the sames vibes I had while watching Chihayafuru. Though the contents are different, both Kousei and Arata's stories are somewhat similar. They both leave something they love due to the death os a family member and manage to go back to it by the help and support of the important people in their lives.
They both inspire people to do better and also inspire a level of competitiveness and admiration in their rivals/opponents.
If you strip Plastic Memories of its *cough,pointless,cough* sci-fi setting, it basically tells a lighter, shorter version of Your Lie in April's story. How a very delicate relationship affects hopes and dreams, and the path you end up choosing for your life. Huge feels for both, and themes explored are similar.
99% chance of crying.
Well, both are feels anime that aired at consecutive airing season about up-and-down emotional relationship between a boy and a girl. If you like "feels" anime, you'll maybe like both of them, though Shigatsu contains more drama compared with Plastic Memories which contains more comedy. Though the main premise is very different, in the end, both of them has a few similarities.
- both protagonist girls were crying when they met the protagonist boys for the first time in the series.
- both girls are secretly reciprocate the boys feeling.
- both girls are tragically separated from the boys in the end, either by terminal illness in Shigatsu's case or technical lifespan in PlaMemo's case.
- both girls wrote a farewell letter before their eventual demise which contains their gratitude and messages for people close to them. read more
- Lovable romance between two characters
- Dramatic Irony
- Two characters work together to overcome personal boundaries
- EMOTIONAL FEELINGS ARE STRONG IN THIS ONE
- Compelling and very interesting universe, but doesn't bring away from the relationship
~~~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 behind after his mother's death.
The story of Kousei and Kaori is an enriching tale of friendship and tragedies that is sure to leave you wanting more. From the character development, to the scenery, Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso is probably one of the best anime of it's time. I strongly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a beautiful Slice of Life style anime and hope that it brings as much happiness and tears to you as it has for me.
Both anime have similar comedy and drama. Both main male cast have goals with their live, but they don't know how to get to it. Until they meet the main female and they change their life. Two of the anime teaches you to accept live and live isn't fair. There are times when the characters feel down because of their past or their flaws. Both teaches good life lesson.
- Comedy and romance.
- Protagonist in a constant struggle with himself.
- Girl draws the attention of our main character , to possess a great talent in the arts (Shiina in the drawing, and Kaori in the music).
- Protagonist will rely on this new girl and her friends in order to overcome their weaknesses.
Both shows contain a main character who has a godly talent in an exspressive art but both are no longer using that talent to there full advantage. Also both shows contain great friendshpis and mature themes.
Amazing anime. Amazing art style as well as music used throughout entire anime, and Shigatsu is filled to the brim with drama and funny moments. It'll keep you watching to the end, just like Sakurasou did if you enjoyed Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo.
These two anime are about boys who are led and inspired by towheaded female leads, who desperately want to pursue their artistic dreams. If you're a bit like me, you'll feel envious of the characters for being so passionate but you won't be able to help but root them on.
Sakurasou and Your Lie in April both contain times when the main character is nearing the end of his rope, matched with glimmers of hope. They also share subtle themes of romantic drama. Sakurasou and Your Lie in April are very absorptive, both in art style and plot, and while they'll make you ooh and ahh over the animation, they'll make you cry ugly tears. Fortunately, the serious scenes were balanced out with the comedy; they share that loud, exaggerated style of comedy that is unique to anime. Some people might find it annoying, but I find that this type of comedy is the perfect bit of comic relief.
The art style in both anime is stunningly radiant with excellent use of light and if the stories were not appealing enough, the art style will captivate you.  read more
Both of these shows have
-A blond girl with a talent, (Ex. Art, Violin) that the main character falls in love with
-Dramatic with lots of scenes where crying is involved
-Both are very funny in the earlier stages, to get you attached to the characters
-And lastly, both have fantastic endings
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.
-Both revolve around romance and the struggles of realizing how one truly feels
-Plenty of similar comedic antics
-Each has a few characters much likes ones from the other
-Personal discovery and growth is a huge theme in both series
They both centre around school with your main character - A Boy who only has a few close friends and is a bit of a nerd. And the main Female character - A blonde girl who acts like they hate the main character. The main Male Protagonists both have another main character living next door to them. Personally I preferred Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your lie in April) because there was more of a tragic backstory where as in Toradora they do lots of interesting things but it's sorta like everyday like (but a bit more exciting).
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 shows. Both shows also involve a lead character suffering from a medical condition. One difference is that KimiUso's cast are mostly middle-schoolers (it was originally a shonen manga), whereas Golden Time's cast are mostly university students (it was originally a josei manga). Another difference is that Golden Time maintains a generally more upbeat mood compared to KimiUso. read more
The anime themselves might differ quite a lot plot wise but the feel is very similar.
- Both romance stories where the MC is in love with a girl who likes his friend.
- Both set in a school setup although in Golden Time they go to university.
- Both MC's have a somewhat "dark" past which they need to deal with and being helped by the heroines.
If you like one of these, then I would recommend that you try the other one aswell.
Golden Time and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso have a very similar feel in nearly all aspect of the show. In both shows the MC meets a beautiful and unusual girl, which later forms into a romantic connection. Past events effect the MC's, and there is a lot of drama in both shows.
If you love Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso then there is a high possibility that you will also like Golden Time.
Both are about school life, love and life struggles, both deals with lost of dear or loved ones, both balance on fine line between drama and comedy - Shigatsu is more comedic and Golden time more dramatic. Although story is quite differnt there is element of person who helps overcame difficulties from past for main character.
Shigatsu is more oriented towards music, but it is just setting so it shouldn´t matter too much. I would say both series has similar wibe to them.
This show emanates a similar feel to golden time. While the direct relations may be sparse, these two shows are both interesting stories including the protagonists attempt to regain his mind; In golden, he need shis memory, and in Shigatsu, his hearing.
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. 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 shows.
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.
-Both are set in playing classical music
-Having also the competition/concours playing the piano and violin
-Place set in the High School
-Both of the story/plot can be dramatic, in La Corda it's quite mild dramatic and in Shigatsu it's very over-dramatic
-Both of the main characters aiming and working hard to perform the classical music
It focuses around music and romance, the soundtrack is just as gorgeous as the art. The main character is a girl who goes to a school with two parts-- General Studies and Music. The school is supposedly the place where a music fairy resides, the fairy is the one who commences all of the music competition, no one knows that the fairy is actually there unless they truly believe in music. The main character, Kahoko Hino is able to see the fairy by coincidence and is then granted a 'magical violin' anyone can play it as long as they can 'hear' the music and connect with it, Hino is forced to participate in a musical competition with the violin and along the way meets the other competitors-- that may or may not be extremely attractive and makes friends with them. There is some parts of romance, but this anime mostly focuses on the music, whereas Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso doesn't most of the time. So it's different in that perspective. Despite my horrible summary I hope you'll give this beautifully made anime a shot. :)  read more
both are beautiful series with sad moments and tear jerking endings. Both series hold a lot of meaning in them and depending on what kind of person you are, these series can really touch your heart. There are really good life lessons that can actually be learned from both of these series. Both anime contain beautiful soundtracks and really good development for its characters, especially its main male characters. While Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso contains more humor than Clannad, it still does the job well of hitting you with feels. I must warn you that if you are one that hates slow pacing, then I highly suggest that you avoid both of these anime as both of them are rather slow paced. However in my opinion, that's the beauty of these two series and if you like the pacing of Clannad, then most likely you'll enjoy the pacing of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. Overall, both series deserve a chance and who knows, it could be life-changing for you. But then again, that's just my opinion. read more
Both anime have a great plot and pack-a-punch for the sadness. If you love the heck out of the Slice of Life genre then I highly recommend that you check out both Clannad and Your Lie in April also other animes that are on my list.
The similarities are really obvious, so you don't need many hints for this: It's the same romance story but they aren't musicians, they are students. The story is just about making the main characters(Kousei-Shigatsu, Nagisa-Clannad) pursue their dreams and their passions.
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 comedy along the way), though Hantsuki feels a bit more optimistic. read more
What are you willing to sacrifice for the one you love? Both anime emphasize the difficulty of spending most of your life in hospital for the two female MC's in both anime who suffer from serious illness. Love at first site, struggles of male MC's who suddenly find themselves in a situation where they might lose the ones they love and even tho Noboru Sora has only 6 episodes it will still leave you with a sense of fulfillment as any other 24 episodes long anime.
For those who like romance You will enjoy both anime so be sure to check them out.
Both are Romance anime with heavy dramatic tone and little to no comedy. Both deal with romance between a somewhat troubled guy and a girl with near terminal illness. Both of them also deal with issues like death and what it means to lose loved ones although through secondary characters in Hantsuki. While Shigatsu is based around music Hantsuki is based around hospital.
Both have romance which never continued; Slow pacing; Both male main protagonist don't want to forget their love yet try their best to move on; Great art (Being a movie, I think 5 cm has the better animation); Metaphorical
This recommendation wasn't made because both show strongly similar. Both show slightly different except for romance drama involving middle school student part. Their true charm is how beautiful they were made. Music portray how Shigatsu's characters emotion flowing while it narrated with words. While Nagi no Asukara use combination both of beautiful art and soundtracks.
I do not really know how both similar actually, but I just feel that both anime has that 'feels' to it.
Both centers a male protagonist who have 3 close friends (2 females and 1 male).
Similarities between the characters are like Manaka (NagiAsu) and Kaori (KimiUso), both are the 'closest' to the male protagonist (Hikari/Arima) and both have similar personality.
Then Chisaki (Nagi Asu) and Tsubaki (Kimi Uso) are both close with the male protagonist since little and have feelings for him (kinda).
Both animes also very calm and soothing, but funny and exciting as well.
Watch it, you will never regret it! read more
Fuuka, despite having not the same visual impact, has loads of references to Shigatsu in its early episodes: the way Yuu meets Fuuka in the school mirrors Arima meeting Kaori under the cherry blossom trees, and Koyuki says that wants to reach Yuu with her song, similarly as many characters in Shigatsu. Also, Fuuka and Shigatsu drawn a love triangle between an instrospective boy, a childhood friend and the girl that turns the boy world upside down.
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 solace in a relay race with his friends. In the case of the My Lie in April, the male protagonist find solace in performing music with his friend.
However, neither stories would be truly called romance as their progressions and themes focus not on eventually falling in love with the other main character but also spending and enjoying the time they have together.
Both will make you cry, albeit for different reasons, but in the end they are heartwarming stories about youth. read more
Both of these animes convey beautiful messages about love, fear, and mental health issues. The animation in both Your Lie in April and in Orange is beautiful and helps to convey the overall messages using symbolism and beautiful scenery.
Fabulous OST first of all, but these are deserving of their high ratings. Both have a story that is very strong and interesting to follow, and by rewatching these you can see new things that you hadn't the first time. Both story's are incredibly well told with twists and turns, but the entire thing is covered in foreshadowing. Along with beautiful art style, I am really glad that they both receive credit for all of the amazing attributes of these anime
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.)
Light-filled, airy, art palette. Anime follows main character who lacks confidence, and their path to becoming pro on a key hobby - Piano/Dancing although there is prior experience in Shigatsu. The atmosphere is lighthearted in both and many 'goofy' moments along with great characterisation.
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.
-Music is a consistent major theme within both
-Romance and tragedy heavily influence the story of each
-The main characters in each go through great struggles to try and achieve their goals, both of which revolve around music.
Both series have a romance/friendship centered story. Both protagonists have certain emotional or/and physical scars which prevent them from leading a normal high school life. They are both well writen, well directed, well animated masterpieces that certainly leave a mark when you are finished watching them.
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.
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 it past year 1. Students suffer through endless trials that are intentionally unfair, and judges are frustratingly harsh. With Your Lie in April, the main character suffers severe trauma as a result of the pressure from family and friends. Later, the main character is put in charge of tutoring a young student, who experiences similar bouts of agony in preparing for a performance. A combination of peer/family pressure, sky-high expectations, rigorous school/training demands, and personal motivation pushes every student to sacrifice everything in order to just barely survive. read more
In terms of genre, plot-structure, or general feel of the anime, there really isn't much similarity.
HOWEVER, after experiencing the heart-shattering, onion-peeling soul destruction that is Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Shokugeki no Soma is a good change of pace to get your broken, voidless life back into knowing what laughter kinda felt like.
Also both the MC's are skilled in their craft, and its nice watching both of them excel/get better :)
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.
-both anime are love triangles that focus on music
-the character momo is similar to kousei in so many ways like both wear glasses both have bad parents, both are in some way tone deaf,both have/had a good relationship with their childhood friends also both wear glasses and act the same
- like how kaori and tsubaki wanted kousei to play the piano in that same way momo and yuzu want nino to sing
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.
Both are shows about the long way of achieving your goals.
They're set in the real world and are both doing really well in creating certain deeper moods. Similar tragedies in both shows, similar situations.
Excellent use of music in both shows.
They were both very touching and bittersweet at times.
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
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.
Shigatsu and Bakuman feature the story of very interesting and well made characters as they develop in some kind of art. For Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, you'll accompany Arima Kousei, a "former" prodigy in the art of playing piano and his new beautiful friend (and the girlfriend of his best friend) Miyazono Kaori that gets him to play again with her. As for Bakuman, you'll follow the life of Moritaka Mashiro and his new Best Friend, Akito Takagi, as he pushes him into the world of drawing manga. You'll see in both animes main characters that have given up on their childhood dreams (Which both characters had inherited from diseased family members) and a new, unexpected friendship got them to try it again. While they go on this beautiful journey of self-knowledge and development of their very own forms of art, they get to know their rivals and the development of friendships unrelated to their art is also shown, as well as the fact that the main characters from both animes rely on their new friends to push their art to the limit, and all of these developments are shown with such brilliance you just can't wait to see the next episode. Watching Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso made me feel the same excitement that came from Bakuman, and that certainly made me very happy as I missed this excitement ever since I finished it. read more
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.
Few individuals in this world are fortunate enough to do what they love for a living, and even fewer are perseverant enough to continue to love what they do for a living. Have you ever picked up an interest that had so inspired you when you were little, only to be overwhelmed by the expectations and obligations involved as you tread deeper into the field?
Putting aside the fact that one anime is a drama and the other a comedy, Shigatsu and Barakamon both pull off thematic character developments in strikingly similar manners, delving into the core epiphany of the Arts where one's talent serves not merely in maintaining a living or impressing others but more importantly in the reflection, the expression, and the enrichment of one's own self. Let the stories of the characters within inspire you, or perhaps remind you once again, to live and improve with passion. read more
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.
This anime is basically like Honey and Clover with classical music. Where as H&C was based in university and centres on art, Shigatsu is set in middle school and based around classical music. There's similar melodrama themes, and excellent character development in both, as well as such beautiful art and music! Both animes also have such wonderful scripts, and will make a mark in your heart and mind. If you enjoyed one, you'll definitely enjoy the other :) Oh and both will hit you right in the feels, so prepare some tissues :')
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.
These shows are alike in so many ways, first of all both are major feel trips. Both have protagonists relate-able to the point you'll feel like you're watching an autobiography on yourself. Both of the mc's desperately try to avoid something they hold dear to them due to a traumatic experience, but timely encounters with a mysterious girl and friends (pervy best friends as well) inspire them to break out of their shell. Both are really just amazing shows.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"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 characters are both ridden with health issues below their cheery surfaces. read more
"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.
"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.
"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.
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.
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.
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 you like romance you should check both of them out, because they are beautifully done! read more
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.
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 other people discourage/encourage them to pull the trigger. In their worlds, one person enters their lives and disrupts the balance of it only to accept them in the end.
You won't see action in KimiUso, but both shows have a fair amount of drama if you're into that kind of thing. Both also go into brief moments of despair where we see the true nature of the situation expose itself. But in both shows, no matter what theme it was written for or the direction things ultimately took, it can also be said that they both have redefined their respective genres as classics to be remembered for years to come. read more
-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 if you are looking for slice of life anime.
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.
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!