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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)

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Score: 8.731 (scored by 12278 users)
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Ranked: #382
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Popularity: #167
Members: 27,002
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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 was published in English as Your Lie in April by Kodansha Comics USA from April 21, 2015 to January 3, 2017.

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Mar 10, 2015
phs_togusa (All reviews)
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
Mar 10, 2015
taigataiga (All reviews)
"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
Apr 5, 2015
aminsabbagh2 (All reviews)
This is my first review sooo go easy on me :)

STORY:

When i first picked Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso I honesty didn't expect much, I actually started reading it because some jackass spoiled the ending for me, don't you just hate it when people do that, well rest assured there was blood that day *insert maniacal laughter. Anyway, what can i say the story was beatiful, breathtaking and overall made be cry like a b$#!/. This is not your average love story or some shoujo manga. Hell no! So yeah story wise this was awesome.

Art:

I was suprised that some said the art was read more
Oct 18, 2016
Beobachter (All reviews)
Reading this feels like listening to a talented singer with great voice, who unfortunately keep making the same mistakes and hitting the wrong notes over and over again until the whole performance is kind of ruined.

Er, random musical analogy aside, there's actually a lot that I like from this manga's set-up. For starter, the fact that the the main characters are middle-schoolers/pre-teens, which I don't see very often in manga. It's a great period when kids are mature enough to start exploring complicated feelings and emotion, while still retaining the sense of childhood innocence lacked by high-schoolers. Naoshi Arakawa's art hits similar kind of sweet read more

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