Piano (TV)

Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart

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Japanese: PIANO
English: Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart
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Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 11, 2002 to Jan 13, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2002
Broadcast: Mondays at 20:00 (JST)
Studios: OLM
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.031 (scored by 32493,249 users)
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Ranked: #95122
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Popularity: #6641
Members: 9,086
Favorites: 13

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When Miu was young, she was fascinated by the piano and took up lessons.

When the show opens, Miu is in middle school. She is shy, a soft-spoken girl who doesn't have a lot of confidence in herself. Her friends would describe her as "sweet" and "quiet." At this point, Miu has been taking piano lessons for some time and while people have told her that she's gotten very good over the years, Miu herself feels she's not really good at anything—including the piano. Her teacher, Mr. Shirakawa, is often frustrated with her playing. Although she plays every note exactly correct, her heart just isn't in it...

Meanwhile, Miu's come of the age when she's noticing boys and this shy young lady has noticed the handsome Kazuya Takahashi—even if he hasn't noticed her.

This is Miu's story. The story of a young girl who is on a journey to discover the melody within her own heart and the courage to express it.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Egami, Kiyoshi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"...to you" by Ayako Kawasumi

Ending Theme

"Kokoro no Oto" by Yoko Ueno


Feb 11, 2010
Piano -The Melody of a Young Girl’s Heart: Reviewed.
Original Run: 11/11/2002 – 01/13/2003
Genre: Drama, Romance.
Anime Director: Norihiko Sudo

Music has many distinguished sounds, sounds of joy sounds of pain, but it also sheds a new light to a path so serene that it’s captivating. Miu Nomura (our heroin) has walked this path from a wee tot to her adolescent stage. She had incredible talents ever since she was young, and playing the piano was her specialty. She was blessed and her talents were at their peak when she shared what she loved doing best with an audience. As Miu reached her preteens, she began to struggle ...
Aug 31, 2007
Mixed Feelings
I’m usually into slice-of-life anime, but Piano was just too real. Usually, slice-of-life anime isn’t really close to life, because if that happened, it wouldn’t be that interesting. Everything that happened in Piano had a high probability of happening in real life, so I wasn’t really interested. I’m not saying it’s bad, but I don’t think it’ll ever be one of my favorites.

One thing I noticed about Piano is that the story focused more on the lives of Miu’s family and friends. It was only in the last 4 episodes that the focus shifted to Miu. I guess it was better that way, because Miu ...
Sep 13, 2008
I was drawn to watch this anime by the teasers promoting it as a "slice of life" story about a young girl. I normally like those kinds of shows, but Piano turned out to be too much "slice of life" and not much else.

The story is about a young girl who plays the piano and her quest to get better to the point of performing in a big concert. The problem is that there just isn't much going on to hold your interest. I don't need science fiction in every show I watch, but there has to be SOME kind of drama ...

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