Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Your Lie in April
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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Alternative Titles

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

Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 44
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 6, 2011 to Feb 6, 2015
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: Music Music, School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Arakawa, Naoshi (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.591 (scored by 3452734,527 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #982
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #191
Members: 80,849
Favorites: 2,661

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Your Lie in April
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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 fifth Manga Taisho Award in 2012 and placed 13th in the final ranking. In the following year, it won the 37th Kodansha Manga Award in the Shounen category.

The series was published in English as Your Lie in April by Kodansha Comics USA from April 21, 2015, to January 3, 2017. It was also released in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones from March 27, 2015, to January 29, 2016; in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics from April 26, 2017, to December 2018; and in Polish by Studio JG from March 11, 2019, to May 4, 2021.

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Reviews

Aug 3, 2023
This Anime and Manga is a touching story that makes many people cry. The beautiful drawings are made by the talented Shinkawa Sensei.

The story uses the word "Kimi," meaning "you" a lot. This word is special in Japanese and shows a deep bond between the characters, Kaori and Kosei. Reading in Japanese will give you the real feeling of this word.

Shinkawa Sensei's smart writing makes this story amazing. Reading it may even inspire you to learn Japanese.

This Manga also teaches us to live life with passion, shown through characters like Kaori and the young piano players. This masterpiece is worth reading, so please check it ...
Aug 18, 2020
I've watched this in English, Japanese, and now read it.
This story still rides on top of almost every single other story I know. It could hit harder because I'm a musician and thus constantly am relating to Kosei and Kaori, but as a musician, the ups and downs they go through, along with Takashi, Emi, Miike, and Nagi are some of the most honest writing of musicians I've read. I was always a little anxious to read it after watching it because, as is obvious, music is an auditory experience. Trying to express the thoughts, emotions, etc. on paper is not an easy thing to ...
Dec 22, 2020
Mixed Feelings
FunnyFunny
Don't waste your time on this. I started this and at first, I enjoyed it but at around episode 14 it took a nosedive. They don't explain how Kaori ended up in the hospital besides saying she fell. How though, how did she fall did she fall because she had some sort of disease, or did she just trip. And the ending, oh the fucking ending. The ending was so fucking depressing but it was horrible. What should've happened is kousei was at the hospital while Kaori is having the surgery and she wakes up and starts dying but in their final moments together they ...

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