Young pianists who play a lot of piano. Whether it be during their piano lessons, during a contest, or for fun. They have friendly rivals and friends with similar interests. The young pianists have internal battles of their own they need to over come, but they have help along the way.
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.
These are both about young musicians and how they encourage each other grow and develop their musical talents. They feature a similar pair of lead characters: one is a rigorously trained perfectionist and the other is a free-spirited natural talent. Also, classical music plays a large role in Nodame and Piano no Mori.
Both are about playing the piano and classical music. The two lead characters share similar key features like how Chiaki and Amamiya are both neat and play music true to the score and perfectly, while Nodame and Kai enjoy the feeling of playing and not so much to do it in the right way. The passion for music is an essence in both and it all boils down to the joy of music.
These two anime belong together. Nodame is Kai, whilst Chiaki is Amamiya.
Piano no Mori is the kid-version of Nodame Cantabile and is simpler however, both anime feature characters who are finding their dreams and want to reach them. As another MAL user said, "one is a rigorously trained perfectionist and the other is a free-spirited, natural talent". Nodame and Kai both play by ear too.
Pianos. Yaaaay. :)
They are pretty much have the same types of characters with different stories. They star mainly two young boys who love to play music. The boys have very similar character traits with one being poor and the outgoing type that tends to fight and plays music because he loves too. While the other is rich and shy tends to take himself seriously and does it both because he enjoys it and out a sense of duty.
Despite the huge difference in size, they're both series about young people affirming themselves in their chosen fields. Both contrast talent and experience, and both put passion and love for music/go above all other. Also, probably most importantly, they're both incredible at raising the self-confidence to follow our own talents.
We can see a rivalty between two talented boys:
one is intelligent, well-mannered and has brilliant skills 'cause he trained himself since he was an infant;
and another is quick-tempered, wilful and not willing to play or participate in competitions for the first time. Really, Hikaru is very like Kai ! But Akira is more proud than Amamiya is.
Both have that "fresh" feel to it and have themes about nature and the uncovering of what is truly important in life. Both have excellent incorporation of music, though Piano no mori is more focused on it. The artwork is also superb like Mononoke. They both leave you off liberated and refreshed but with little funny quirks that make it realistic.
How is this similar to Nitaboh?
The answer is Music, main character from both anime comes from a poor family, and later on they find out that they are both gifted in one way or another in playing music.
Piano no Mori and Nitaboh are two beautiful movies (visually stunning).
A young child from rather poor family reveals extraordinary talents, and some person who used to be a star many years ago puts himher in some high-level competition
+ both anime have an idea of making one's _own MozartMidoriHelen Keller..so.
i chose OVA because this story is short too, and there is a feeling that some great story begins here