Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Your Lie in April

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Alternative Titles

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


Score: 8.641 (scored by 13543161,354,316 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #762
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #23
Members: 2,218,371
Favorites: 86,120

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Kousei Arima is a child prodigy known as the "Human Metronome" for playing the piano with precision and perfection. Guided by a strict mother and rigorous training, Kousei dominates every competition he enters, earning the admiration of his musical peers and praise from audiences. When his mother suddenly passes away, the subsequent trauma makes him unable to hear the sound of a piano, and he never takes the stage thereafter.

Nowadays, Kousei lives a quiet and unassuming life as a junior high school student alongside his friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari. While struggling to get over his mother's death, he continues to cling to music. His monochrome life turns upside down the day he encounters the eccentric violinist Kaori Miyazono, who thrusts him back into the spotlight as her accompanist. Through a little lie, these two young musicians grow closer together as Kaori tries to fill Kousei's world with color.

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

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Opening Theme

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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)

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!! (eps 22)


Mar 19, 2015
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 ...
Mar 19, 2015
Mixed Feelings

The latest romantic-comedy/drama to take the anime world by storm is a little project known as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, or as many people know it, “Your Lie in April”. YLA has been the talk of the last two seasons as it has managed to captivate audiences around the world with its unbelievably bright colors and fantastic musical score complete with both famous classical pieces and original hits. However, if there is one thing about this show that people can’t help but gorge themselves on, it’s the melodrama. That’s right folks: a romantic show contains MELODRAMA! Try to contain your surprise! Since ...
May 5, 2023
'Your Lie in April' is quite possibly the most disappointing anime that I have ever seen. This is because the series brings you in with gorgeous visuals, fantastic sound work, an interesting concept and elements of delicious suspense... and then lets you down with horrible story execution, insufferable characters, and an ending which makes you want to go into "Kyle mode" and punch a hole through the fucking screen. I really, really wanted to like this series... but it just wouldn't let me.

To get it out of the way, here is how I rated the show (out of 10):
Story: 3
Art: 10
Sound: 10
Characters: 2
Enjoyment: 2
Overall: *3/10*

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