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 13473481,347,348 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #23
Members: 2,208,200
Favorites: 85,778

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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

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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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)


Apr 17, 2024
Really a good anime to consider watching. Beautiful and peaceful storytelling, also the soundtrack and those classical pieces are really well done!
I mean, just talk about this kind of genre, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso makes you feel not only touching but also realize a lot about beautiful life and be optimistic. It's not just about complicated storyline that makes you feel overwhelmed, it's about the simple, elegant storyline but the feelings are very complicated to comprehend and at the end of the day, you'll understand why those feelings are existed.
For a good romance anime, this is beautiful and definitely should be one of ...
Jun 5, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This is the first time ever I need to write a review 'bout an anime.
Why? Because I feel it was good but not enough to make me say "This is a real masterpiece".
What a clichè: initially, the main theme (music) kept me away from watching Your Lie in April because it is slightly away from my main interests but I wanted to give it a try.

Let's start with the first impressions, then I'll go for the scores.
The first episode is nothing special: introduces the characters and the plot, vaguely.. the music is almost absent.
From the second episode, the "first" part of the plot actually ...
May 30, 2023
I don't get the love behind this show. Your Lie In April is a romance with a neat concept. A kid who used to play piano, not wishing to anymore, suddenly finding a girl that completely changes his view on piano and life in general. However, this show is poorly executed and a lot more plain than it looks. If you're watching this show for the art and soundtrack, then you'll come back completely satisfied, as those are the two things that Your Lie In April excels at. Other than that, this show fails in almost every other way.

Story And Pacing - Your Lie ...

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