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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Alternative Titles

English: Your Lie in April
Japanese: 四月は君の嘘

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 44
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 6, 2011 to Feb 6, 2015
Authors: Arakawa, Naoshi (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.741 (scored by 10230 users)
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Ranked: #382
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Popularity: #199
Members: 21,923
Favorites: 1,260
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Volumes: /11
Chapters: /44

Synopsis

At a very young age, Kousei Arima was strictly taught how to play the piano and meticulously follow the score by his mother, to the point where he dominated every competition he entered with ease. He earned the title of "Human Metronome" for performing almost perfectly. Every musician of his age looked up to him. However, after his mother suddenly dies, he became tone-deaf due to the shock and then disappeared, never to be seen onstage since.

Two years later, Kousei lives a monotonous life with his childhood friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari supporting him. He continues to cling to music, although performing is still an impossibility for him. This is until his unexpected encounter with Kaori Miyazono, a violinist who performs freely without the dictations of a score. A story of friendship, love, music, and a single lie, Kousei's life begins to change and gain color as Kaori helps him to take up music again.

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Background

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso was nominated for the 5th Manga Taisho Award in 2012 and won the award for Best Shounen Manga at the 37th Kodansha Manga Awards the following year. A live-action film adaptation is scheduled for theatrical release on September 10, 2016.

The series has been published in English as Your Lie in April by Kodansha Comics USA since April 21, 2015. The final volume is set to be released on December 27, 2016.

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Characters

Miyazono, Kaori
Miyazono, Kaori
Main
Arima, Kousei
Arima, Kousei
Main
Sawabe, Tsubaki
Sawabe, Tsubaki
Main
Watari, Ryouta
Watari, Ryouta
Main
Igawa, Emi
Igawa, Emi
Supporting
Seto, Koharu
Seto, Koharu
Supporting
Aiza, Nagi
Aiza, Nagi
Supporting


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phs_togusa
Mar 10, 2015
It would seem that feeling some modicum of emotional involvement whilst watching/reading something is all it takes to make a masterpiece these days. Whilst emotional involvement is always a great thing, it's not enough to excuse problems that a particular work in question has. On another note, it irks me when people say they "got the feels" from watching something because more often than not, it was something stupid/cliché/melodramatic. Maybe I'm a heartless sociopath or maybe it's because I've been through a lot worse in life, but I can't help but scoff when people tell me they cried like a baby whilst watching stuff like read more
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Kurihu
Nov 24, 2014
This review will be based on the current 26 chapters, and things might change (maybe if it takes a nosedive at some point).

Story: 10/10
Biggest point: The best thing about this manga is how the author delivers the story. The story is so well-written that the emotion and the feeling it gives makes so much impact to the reader. The flashbacks are timed beautifully within the middle of every scene, which gives more emotion to the readers. There's a ton of symbolism in the story, which goes well with the essence of the characters. You'll be put at the edge of your seat.

Art: 7/10
I'm not really read more
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taigataiga
Mar 10, 2015
"The music... is dyed in color."

After such a long time not reading romance stories I'm finally getting into some lately. First I started off with some popular shoujo titles, and when I'm running out of new books to read, I stumbled upon Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April). I thought this was just going to be a casual read about your typical romance + bits of music. Boy was I wrong, for this manga has proved to be a really emotional ride I shall never forget.

Story - The story is interesting. The beginning was rather predictable, it started with the introduction of read more
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Lolipedophin
Jun 24, 2014
Do we love what do or do we just do it because these activities are the only things we know in life? Do we do it for others or for ourselves? Why is that when competition gets mixed in with these activities, we stop having fun and it becomes stressful and frustrating? These questions are asked by Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso.

The story of this manga seems like a familiar one. A young high school boy with exceptional talent stops enjoying the piano. I really don't wanna say anything more than that because I feel like it would spoil a good story. I wouldn't say read more
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