Piano no Mori, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Recommendations
Both about pianists finding themselves though music. Although both feature children they have dark/emotional moments.
Exceptionally beautiful backgrounds plus classical piano music, complete with a competition.
Both are about classical music, but it has more a central place in Piano no Mori. Both are about the hardships of being a professional at a younger age. Piano no Mori is perfect if you want more of the classical music that you got in Shigatsu wa kimi no uso.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso and Piano no Mori both follow the tale of two types of people in the world of music who collide with each other—one who plays according to the score, and one who plays according to their feelings. Similarly to Piano no Mori's Shuuhei and Kai, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso follows Arima and Miyazono's journey together as they work together to achieve goals whilst learning to understand each other. If the clashing of two minds and souls in Piano no Mori wasn't enough, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso will definitely satisfy your cravings!
Just as how Arima Kousei in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is a piano prodigy, so is Amamiya Shuuhei in terms of his dad also being one of the great pianists at the time.
-Shuuhei has taken strict piano lessons since he was young just as Kousei
-Both Kousei and Shuuhei has had troubles producing sound from the piano (either from the piano in the forest or where Kousei can't hear the notes he plays)
-Miyazono Kaori is also similar to the character of Ichinose Kai, how they're both cheerful about the music they produce
Both have beautiful settings, are sentimental and have two young people facing life together and with music.
Both Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso and Piano no Mori are about music and the feelings of people with different playstyles. Kusei, just like Shuuhei, is extremely good at the piano and has been through tough training to always play according to the score and achieve his goals, while Kaori is playing according to her feelings, just like Kai. Both anime follow the thoughts and the interactions between the characters as they try to understand and learn from each other.
If you liked Piano no Mori, but seemed a little short, you will defenitely like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, which shows more of
Both are about two pianists and their "relationship" with their piano, which is affected by the meet of a person with a completely different view on music.
Both anime convey the growth and development of friendships, no matter how unlikely they may be, through the use of of one primary instrument and common bond, the piano. With touching plots both coinciding with traditional, powerful soundtracks- if you like one of them you'll most likely enjoy the other.