“Even in the depths of the darkest oceans, some light always pierces through.” -Arima Kousei
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.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) is another “feel” anime that I will make a review. So this one has slight comedy in it but also has drama mixed in the genre on the later part of the series, which will surely make you depressed because a comedy that have turned into a drama will surely have a huge impact on your emotions.
Arima Kousei is the main protagonist of the story. He was a piano prodigy, so he’s very good at playing the piano which made him won every competition that he entered. He stopped playing the piano because of a certain happening that made him to not be able to hear the sound of the piano notes when he is playing the piano.
Kaori Miyazono is also the main protagonist of the story. She gave hope to Arima Kousei that changed him a lot. She told one lie to Arima Kousei, hence the title Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April). Hmmmm should I write the lie that she told or nah. Maybe I will not say it because I think it’s a little spoiler. Sorry guys lol.
Other characters are Ryouta Watari and Tsubaki Sawabe, which is Kousei’s childhood friends. They also played an important role in the story and each of them have their own unique personality. The storyline of this anime is really good. The storyline is mainly focused on Arima Kousei, he keeps on changing little and little by each episode. Also by the time you reach half way through the series, the “feels” episodes will now appear. So be prepared for a feels trip guys because the ending was really really depressing. I knew that the ending will be like that. I……. I just knew it.
Overall, it’s a great anime. The music style I think is classical? I forgot what it’s called but the music pieces used were from Chopin and other famous composers like Beethoven. The animation was amazing and the impact of the emotions was really strong. I think you can include Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso as one of the “feels” anime along with Angel Beats, Clannad, AnoHana.
Thanks for viewing my review guys, so here’s Kaori playing the Melodica as a farewell.