Barakamon, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Recommendations
Both series are about a by-the-book artist opening up and becoming more creative.
In Barakamon, it's by moving to the countryside and meeting people there.
In Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, it's by meeting another artist.
Few individuals in this world are fortunate enough to do what they love for a living, and even fewer are perseverant enough to continue to love what they do for a living. Have you ever picked up an interest that had so inspired you when you were little, only to be overwhelmed by the expectations and obligations involved as you tread deeper into the field?
Putting aside the fact that one anime is a drama and the other a comedy, Shigatsu and Barakamon both pull off thematic character developments in strikingly similar manners, delving into the core epiphany of the Arts where one's talent serves not
Both stories deal with an artist who used to be the best in their field, but due to some event, they are unable to produce their level of art anymore. They both end up meeting with another person (multiple in Barakamon) who essentially reshapes the MC and teaches them there is more to their respective arts than just doing them the way critics want them to
In more specifics, YLiA deals with the MC unable to recreate his music due to the death of his mother, and Barakamon deals with a painter that is unable to create his own unique style of work.