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Piano no Mori (TV)

Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:10 (JST)
Producers: NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Fukushima Gainax
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.201 (scored by 3,339 users)
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Ranked: #28142
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Popularity: #2111
Members: 30,537
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A tranquil tale about two boys from very different upbringings. On one hand you have Kai, born as the son of a prostitute, who's been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. And on the other you have Syuhei, practically breast-fed by the piano as the son of a family of prestigious pianists. Yet it is their common bond with the piano that eventually intertwines their paths in life.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakatani, Gaku
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Yuuki, Aoi
Theme Song Performance
Itami, Aki
Series Composition

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"Umi e (海へ)" by Kai Ichinose (Piano)

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"Kaeru Basho ga Aru to Iu Koto (帰る場所があるということ)" by Aoi Yuuki

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May 19, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
The music genre hasn't been very rewarding in the recent years. Moeblobs playing instruments within school club and some melodrama series aimed for teenage boys. It's been nearly 6 years since Sakamichi no Apollon came out, and over a decade from the peak of music series when we were lucky to get ridiculously high quality series such as Nana, Beck and even Nodame Cantabile -- not to leave the comedy masterpiece, Detroit Metal City unmentioned. Now, Piano no Mori has landed, and based to the first 6 episodes, we are as close to these mentioned series in terms of quality as we can realistically expect.

The read more
May 22, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Review MOD (As of Episode 7):
As someone whom has watch Madhouse's rendition of Piano no Mori back in 2007, it was a visual masterpiece in its time, covering the first few chapters of the manga right up to the competition before Shuuhei Amamiya and Kai Ichinose realized that they're leagues the same, but different. I'm grateful for that as music anime and movies (at that time) were hard to come by, and this proved a no-brainer.

Fast forward to 2018 where we've already seen high praises for series like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie In April), Shelter (Music OVA), KyoAni's hits like K-On! and read more
Jun 21, 2018
Ziovice (All reviews)
Frankly, the movie is better than the anime.

I was looking forward to the anime, however I noticed a slight change in the art until I realized the anime was made by an another studio from the movie. I recommend you watch the movie first to get full understanding. At first I thought this anime was a season 2, eg the boy goes on to be a famous pianist etc. Though I have only watched one episode, the art is awful compared to the movie. Honestly, there is nothing I like about this anime at all, except the story, but really it's like a downgraded version read more


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