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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso


Alternative Titles

English: Your Lie in April
Japanese: 四月は君の嘘

Information

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
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.911 (scored by 282,892 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #44
Members: 492,470
Favorites: 28,686
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Episodes: /22
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Synopsis

Music accompanies the path of the human metronome, the prodigious pianist Kousei Arima. But after the passing of his mother, Saki Arima, Kousei falls into a downward spiral, rendering him unable to hear the sound of his own piano.

Two years later, Kousei still avoids the piano, leaving behind his admirers and rivals, and lives a colorless life alongside his friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari. However, everything changes when he meets a beautiful violinist, Kaori Miyazono, who stirs up his world and sets him on a journey to face music again.

Based on the manga series of the same name, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso approaches the story of Kousei's recovery as he discovers that music is more than playing each note perfectly, and a single melody can bring in the fresh spring air of April.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Winner in the anime division of the 2016 Sugoi Japan® Awards.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Miyazono, Kaori
Miyazono, Kaori
Main
Taneda, Risa
Japanese
Taneda, Risa
Arima, Kousei
Arima, Kousei
Main
Hanae, Natsuki
Japanese
Hanae, Natsuki
Sawabe, Tsubaki
Sawabe, Tsubaki
Main
Sakura, Ayane
Japanese
Sakura, Ayane
Watari, Ryouta
Watari, Ryouta
Main
Osaka, Ryota
Japanese
Osaka, Ryota

Staff

Fukushima, Yuuichi
Fukushima, Yuuichi
Producer
Ishiguro, Kyohei
Ishiguro, Kyohei
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Yajima, Takeshi
Yajima, Takeshi
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Hikaru nara (光るなら)" by Goose house (eps 1-11)
#2: "Nanairo Symphony (七色シンフォニー)" by Coala Mode. (コアラモード.) (eps 12-22)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Kirameki (キラメキ)" by wacci (eps 1-11)
#2: "Orange (オレンジ)" by 7!! (eps 12-21)
#3: "Orange (オレンジ) (Acoustic Ver.)" by 7!! (ep 22)




More reviewsReviews

Mar 19, 2015
juungi (All reviews)
Hers was a white lie built on a grain of truth that snowballed as one lie after the other piled up. At first it was only hers, but then it became something that the two of them shared together – like a secret, a world upon which no other could encroach. He may have been “Friend A,” and she “the girl that loves my best friend,” but they were masquerading around a truth that neither one could openly admit because ultimately, the truth was much more painful.

Your Lie in April is a deceitfully masterful series that initially appears light-hearted and colorful, its palette boasting pastels read more
Mar 19, 2015
edgy (All reviews)
There are mainly only two sides to the debate on this show -- those that absolutely love it, and those that strongly dislike it. Is there an abundance of melodrama? Yes. Does this show try too hard at some points? Sure it does. Does that mean that this show is bad? Not necessarily. This show is neither the best thing ever, as some people seem to be saying, but it's not the worst either. Basically, what I'm about to do is help find some middle ground between the two viewpoints.

tl;dr at the bottom for those that don't want to read a wall of text, but read more
Mar 23, 2015
Bikhal (All reviews)
"Did I reach you? I hope I did."

I nearly skipped this gem just because of the music tag. Not really big into music anime but somehow the art dragged me into watching the first few episodes. First episode was an average episode with few interesting plot lines. But the second episode was the hook. Irony. The tag that made me nearly skip this anime was the one that kept me in it. The music, the music... THE MUSIC.. what can I say? It was just right down my taste. Never in my life did I thought of "oh hey let's listen to some classical read more
Mar 19, 2015
chito895 (All reviews)
My Thursdays won't be the same after finishing this anime. Shigatsu has taken me to a world of music that I will never forget.

Even though the story isn't anything new, the way it was written and directed make it feel like one. It is a story that revolves around music and how it connects people and how it affects them. It does not only affect them in a good way, but in a bad way too. And with that premise, a beautiful story about tennagers started.

Although there were some characters that didn't get a proper development to know and understand their own problems, motivations, and read more

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