Forest of Piano

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  • TV-PG
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (1,167)

Forest of Piano is a musical anime series that premiered on Netflix in 2018. The show follows the story of two boys, Kai Ichinose and Shuhei Amamiya, who are both passionate about playing the piano. The series is based on the manga of the same name by Makoto Isshiki.

Kai Ichinose is a skilled pianist but lacks formal training. He grew up in the forest near his grandfather's home, where he would often play on an old piano that belonged to his mother. Kai's talent is discovered by Shuhei Amamiya, a boy from a distinguished musical family who is a student at a prestigious music school.

The two boys become unlikely friends and rivals as they compete in various music competitions. Shuhei, who has been trained in classical piano from a young age, is initially dismissive of Kai's talent, but as they spend more time together, he comes to appreciate the unique style of piano playing that Kai has developed through years of informal practice.

The series explores the themes of competition, passion, family, and the power of music to transcend cultural and societal boundaries. It also touches upon the different forms of motivation, such as the pressure to uphold a family legacy versus the freedom of playing a piano for the pure love of it.

The voice acting was done by a stellar cast that included Soma Saito as Kai Ichinose, Junichi Suwabe as Shuhei Amamiya, Natsuki Hanae as Takeshi Saga, and Yuichi Nakamura as Sosuke Ajino. The rest of the supporting cast consists of familiar names, such as Kenn, Aoi Yuki, Mariya Ise, Katsuyuki Konishi, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Koji Yusa, Hiroshi Yanaka, Ryoko Shiraishi, Yo Taichi, Marie Miyake, Ryo Hirohashi, Motoko Kumai, Maaya Sakamoto, Hideyuki Tanaka, Bin Shimada, among others.

The animation in Forest of Piano is a treat to watch. The characters are beautifully drawn, and the background music adds to the mood of each scene. The highlight of the series, though, is the piano performances. The animators have done a brilliant job of capturing the grace and passion of the piano players, and you can practically feel the music pouring out of the screen.

Forest of Piano isn't just for music aficionados. Even if you have no prior knowledge of classical music, the series will still engage and entertain you. Beyond the music, the show is a story of friendship, rivalry, and determination. It shows us how hard work and passion can help you overcome any obstacle and achieve your dreams.

Overall, Forest of Piano is a must-watch for anime fans who appreciate a well-crafted story, beautiful animation, and stunning music. With its talented voice cast, heartwarming storyline, and stunning animation, this anime is sure to become a fan favorite for years to come.

Forest of Piano is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on April 8, 2018.

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12. fff(Fortissimo)
June 24, 2018
It’s finally Kai’s turn to play. His playing transports the audience to the forest as Shuhei, Takako and Ajino reflect on their friend’s journey.
Polish nova
11. Polish nova
June 17, 2018
Shuhei takes the stage at the competition, impressing everyone. Taking a walk to calm his nerves, Kai meets Polish pianist Lech.
Chopin Competition
10. Chopin Competition
June 10, 2018
The first contestants take the stage for the Chopin competition. Kai is shocked that a Chinese pianist's playing sounds just like Ajino's.
Commencement at Warsaw
9. Commencement at Warsaw
June 3, 2018
At the Chopin competition preliminaries in Poland, Kai nearly has a meltdown, but Shuhei performs as usual. Shuhei is frustrated when they meet again.
Letter of Challenge
8. Letter of Challenge
May 27, 2018
An injured Takako travels to Oita with her teacher Shiba, who first noticed her at the competition five years before. There, she meets Kai again.
7. Reunion
May 20, 2018
Five years later, Shuhei returns to Japan determined to see Kai again. After some searching, he finds his friend in a very unexpected place.
The Forest Piano
6. The Forest Piano
May 13, 2018
The piano in the forest goes up in flames, but Ajino tells Kai that it can live on within him. His mother tells him to concentrate on his music.
God of Competitions
5. God of Competitions
May 6, 2018
After the contest, Shuhei transfers back to Tokyo and Kai finds that the piano in the woods is broken. Takako vows to win for Kai's sake.
The Best Performance
4. The Best Performance
April 29, 2018
After Takako's performance, it's time for Kai to take the stage. With his mother, Ajino and Shuhei's father watching, it's time to show his skills.
Mozart's Testament
3. Mozart's Testament
April 22, 2018
Ajino sets a Mozart piece as Kai's entry for the contest, but Kai worries that he hasn't found his own style of playing. Shuhei is favored to win.
In Order to Play Chopin
2. In Order to Play Chopin
April 15, 2018
To Ajino, who hurt his musical abilities in a car accident, meeting Kai seems like fate. But Kai just wants to be able to play a certain Chopin piece.
Chosen One
1. Chosen One
April 8, 2018
Shuhei Amamiya transfers into Kai Ichinose's elementary school. As an aspiring pianist, he's shocked that Kai has no teacher after hearing him play.
Where to Watch Forest of Piano
Forest of Piano is available for streaming on the Netflix website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Forest of Piano on demand at Netflix.
  • Premiere Date
    April 8, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (1,167)