Piano no Mori
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Piano no Mori

Alternative Titles

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


Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 26
Chapters: 242
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 5, 1998 to Nov 5, 2015
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Theme: Music Music
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Isshiki, Makoto (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.341 (scored by 43504,350 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2382
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1145
Members: 14,071
Favorites: 361

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Synopsis

In the middle of a forest rests an abandoned piano. If one were to walk by, they may hear music coming from it, and sitting at the chair is a young boy: Kai Ichinose. He lives with his young, single mother—who works as a prostitute—and he is somewhat of a troublemaker at school when it comes to defending transfer student Shuuhei Amamiya from class bullies.

Shuuhei comes from a family of distinguished pianists, so he is expected to follow in their footsteps. He practices rigorously every day to live up to his parents' expectations. Meanwhile, Kai—with help from his teacher, a former pianist legend—wants to not only reach Shuuhei's level of success, but also wants to become the best pianist from Japan. This rivalry between the two friends will not only raise their talents to new levels, but it will also inspire other rising pianists from all over the world.

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Background

Piano no Mori had been previously serialized in now-defunct Young Magazine Uppers between August 1998 and November 2002 (1998 #9~2002 #22). It resumed serialization in Morning in April 2005 (2005 #20).

The manga won the Grand Prize for best manga at the 12th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2008.

An anime movie adaptation premiered in 2007 and was nominated for the 2008 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.

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Nov 10, 2017
A delightful combination of classical music, piano, chasing your dreams and well developed characters! It is serious, yet upbeat and holds its ground well for an underdog story, including some nice clichés of that type of story without tiring the reader at all.

It starts with the meeting of 2 children, brought up entirely different; one was born and lives in a red-light district with his loving mother and the other in a warm, rich family that gives everything to him, but their true common ground is the piano which came early into their lives in very different ways. There are no big twists and the ...

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