Anime Review: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

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Summary:

Piano prodigy Arima Kosei dominated the competition and all child musicians knew his name. But after his mother, who was also his instructor, passed away, he had a mental breakdown while performing at a recital that resulted in him no longer being able to hear the sound of his piano even though his hearing was perfectly fine. Even two years later, Kosei hasn’t touched the piano and views the world in monotone, and without any flair or color. He was content at living out his life with his good friends Tsubaki and Watari until, one day, a girl changed everything. Miyazono Kaori is a pretty, free spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality. Kaori helps Kosei return to the music world and show that it should be free and mold breaking unlike the structured and rigid style Kosei was used to. (Source: MangaHelpers)

General Information:

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Aired: Oct 10, 2014 to Mar 20, 2015
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, A-1 Pictures, Kodansha, Fuji TV
Genres: Drama, Music, Romance, Psychological, Comedy, Slice of Life
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

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Review:

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is one of the most beautiful anime I’ve came across. I believe that everyone can enjoy it even if they weren’t anime fans. The story is so heart warming that it goes beyond its media. I mean if you read it as a book or a manga or watched it as an anime or a live action series it would still be a masterpiece. The anime had a great story as I just mentioned but it also had beautiful art. Every scene in the anime felt like an art piece. Not to mention the music was breathtaking. The way each character played their music differently even when they were playing the same music sheet was incredible. I don’t wanna spoil the anime the less you know about it before watching it the better. I will say this though… This anime will make you think a lot.

Overall Rate: 10/10

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