Piano no Mori
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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Perfect World of Kai, Piano Forest
Japanese: ピアノの森 The Perfect World of Kai

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 2007
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, MusicMusic, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SchoolSchool, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 7.711 (scored by 1964819,648 users)
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Ranked: #10272
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Popularity: #2020
Members: 49,890
Favorites: 118
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Synopsis

Piano no Mori tells the story of Shuuhei Amamiya, a transfer student, and Kai Ichinose, a problem child from the rough areas of town. Upon transferring to Moriwaki Elementary and telling the other kids about his talent for piano, Shuuhei quickly finds himself as the victim of bully Daigaku Kanehira.

Daigaku dares Shuuhei to find and play a cursed piano in the forest, which leads him to meet Kai, who claims to be the owner of the piano and the only one who can play it. Intrigued, Shuuhei follows Kai to the hidden piano in the forest and listens to him play a beautiful medley.

Earning the respect of not only Shuuhei but school music teacher Sousuke Ajino as well, Kai now finds himself formally learning how to play the piano.

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Staff

Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Episode Director


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"Moonshine~Tsukiakari~" by Nao Matsushita



More reviewsReviews

Apr 8, 2008
Archaeon (All reviews)
When I first heard of Piano no Mori I thought it was a bit of an odd concept. I expected something fantasy based, and while there are some nudges in that direction they mainly stem from the imagination of the characters. The film itself remains rooted in reality.

The story takes place in a small town in the countryside, and revolves around the friendship and rivalry between Amamiya Shuuhei and Ichinose Kai. Shuuhei is an accomplished child pianist, and has studied hard for years to uphold the family tradition of producing outstanding musical talent. He and his family move to the countryside for a short time read more
Jul 3, 2011
ellenmelon13 (All reviews)
Well, today, I was radomly scrolling through watchanimeon.com looking for an anime that would catch my interest. I came across Piano no Mori thinking, "Oh, I have a piano lesson in two days, maybe it will motivate me to practice." And it sure did. Piano no Mori, although unrealistic and strange at many times, is a very touching and pleasurable story. I think this movie is really a movie made for musicians. As a music LOVER, I saw a lot of myself in these characters. I am a vocalist over a pianist. When I sing, I have fun. It comes naturally. Kai, the young prodigy read more
May 10, 2012
kekekeKaj (All reviews)
Ever since I watched "Nodame Cantabile", I can't help but compare all anime about classical music with it - it's insightful in its explorations of the topic, yet remained remarkably accessible and entertaining to those not into it. In an admittedly small sub-genre, it has become the benchmark for greatness, and as a result has an unfortunate eclipsing effect over lesser but otherwise good shows like "Kiniro no Corda" that shares its domain.

To be honest, I hadn't really expected to find other classical music anime that could compare to "Nodame Cantabile", but enter "Piano no Mori", a quiet film that, in less than two hours, read more
Jul 13, 2008
deunan (All reviews)
First of all: i cannot judge who was played well or badly - i do not know Musics well enough. As well i do not know how (un)realistic the explanations on "virtuoso piano playing" were. To me it seems unrealistic, but not impossible, tha Kai - never having had lessons - can play the piano very well. That he cannot even read notes looks like an allusion to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who was said to be able to replay a composition from his hearing.
The whol drama about the "little children of prodigy", who nearly were defeated by a natural, competition and stage fright - and read more

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NHK Announces Three New TV Anime Series to Air in 2018

NHK Announces Three New TV Anime Series to Air in 2018

The official site for NHK has revealed three new TV anime series to air in 2018. Piano no Mori (Piano Forest) is getting a TV anime adaptation to air on NHK in Spri...read more


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