Your Lie in April

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  • TV-PG
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 8.6  (35,353)

Your Lie in April is an emotionally charged anime series produced by Aniplex. The show tells the story of a young boy named Kosei Arima, who was once a child prodigy pianist. Kosei loses his ability to hear the sound of his piano after his mother dies, and he loses the will to play altogether. However, he meets a free-spirited violinist named Kaori Miyazono, who introduces him to the world of music once again.

The main protagonist, Kosei Arima, is voiced by Natsuki Hanae. Kosei is reserved and quiet, but often struggles with the weight of his past traumas. He is a prodigious pianist, having won many competitions and awards in his youth. However, his mother's death causes him to develop a psychological condition called selective mutism, which ultimately causes his inability to hear the sound of the piano.

The supporting protagonist, Kaori Miyazono, is voiced by Risa Taneda. Kaori is a larger-than-life personality with a free-spirited nature. She plays the violin with sharp attack and passion, and she exudes confidence in her performances. Kaori meets Kosei after she hears him play, and she immediately recognizes him as a former musical prodigy. She encourages him to play piano once again and becomes his driving force to get him back on stage.

The other main characters in the show are Kosei's childhood friends, Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryota Watari, voiced by Ayane Sakura and Yuki Kaji, respectively. Tsubaki has been Kosei's friend since they were children, and she has deep romantic feelings for him. Ryota is Tsubaki's childhood friend and has a flirty personality, but he also deeply cares for Kosei, and his compassionate and supportive nature makes him a good friend.

Throughout the show, the characters attend a variety of piano competitions and musical events. They interact with other musicians, including Kosei's fierce rival, Takeshi Aiza, voiced by Kensho Ono. As they compete, Kosei learns to overcome his fears and begins to play the piano again, beginning to work towards his dream of becoming an accomplished pianist.

Your Lie in April is a riveting story that tugs at your heartstrings every step of the way. The narrative is filled with themes of love, loss, grief, and the power of music to heal. The music in the show, composed by Masaru Yokoyama, is stunning and enhances the emotional impact of the characters' stories.

The animation style for Your Lie in April is vibrant and blends beautifully with the music. The colors are bright, and the characters are detailed and expressive, allowing the viewer to feel deeply connected to the character's experiences. There are moments during performances that include beautiful abstract animations that fully immerse the viewer in the world of competitions and music.

Ultimately, Your Lie in April is a story about overcoming trauma and finding the strength to pursue one's passions. The show is a must-watch for fans of the music genre, and its emotional storytelling and stunning animation will captivate you from beginning to end.

Your Lie in April is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on October 9, 2014.

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Spring Wind
22. Spring Wind
March 19, 2015
Knowing her time is limited, Kaori undergoes a risky operation, hoping to have the chance to play with Kousei on stage one more time.
21. Snow
March 12, 2015
Kousei breaks down and stops playing piano after he witnesses Kaori's health waning. The Eastern Japan Piano Competition continues.
Hand in Hand
20. Hand in Hand
March 5, 2015
Unable to come to grips with the idea that Kousei has feelings for Kaori, Tsubaki lashes out. Kousei, meanwhile, continues to avoid visiting Kaori in the hospital.
Goodbye Hero
19. Goodbye Hero
February 26, 2015
After Nagi and Kousei's performance Takeshi is pumped. It's his turn to take the stage. What will his music say about himself? What will he convey to the audience?
Hearts Come Together
18. Hearts Come Together
February 19, 2015
Nagi and Kousei finally take the stage. Despite acting as Nagi's support during their performance, Kousei challenges Nagi to reach her full potential.
17. Twilight
February 11, 2015
Nagi is feeling the pressure of her upcoming performance, and is struggling to deal with it. But as she learns, every performer goes through the same emotions.
Two of a Kind
16. Two of a Kind
February 5, 2015
Kousei's concerns for Kaori are for the time being subside as he runs into her on the street and they go shpping. Nagi can't take the harsh criticism she receives with Kousei as her piano teacher.
15. Liar
January 29, 2015
Tsubaki is frustrated as she sees her friends moving forward, afraid that she might be left behind. Kousei finds it difficult to keep visiting Kaori in the hospital. Hiroko comes across a promising young talent.
14. Footsteps
January 22, 2015
Kousei, Tsubaki and Watari visit Kaori in the hospital, but she insists everything is fine. Tsubaki reflects on her past with Kousei and considers if she has romantic feelings for him. Meanwhile, Kousei makes an important decision about his future.
Love's Sorrow
13. Love's Sorrow
January 15, 2015
Kousei has taken the stage at the Gala Concert. Endeavouring to put on a performance without Kaori. This is his chance to prove his abilities as a pianist and try to come to terms with the memory of his mother.
Twinkle Little Star
12. Twinkle Little Star
January 7, 2015
School's over and Summer break has begun, as long as you're not in Summer School. For Kousei and Kaori though there's not break yet, as they haveto prepare for the Gala Concert. Tsubaki though just wants to spend whatever time she can with her friends, as
LIght of life
11. LIght of life
December 18, 2014
The qualifiers are up, but Kousei is sure he already knows where he placed. Takeshi and Emi however are desperate to see how their greatest rival was marked.
The Scenery I Shared With You
10. The Scenery I Shared With You
December 11, 2014
During the Maihou Music Competition, Kousei has trouble hearing the notes. He tries drawing on dear memories to help him through his performance.
9. Resonance
December 4, 2014
It's Kousei's turn to take the stage, and everyone is waiting to see whether or not he will be able to play. How will he be able to perform with the memories of his mother still floating in his mind?
Let It Ring
8. Let It Ring
November 27, 2014
Takeshi Aiza and Emi Igawa. These two have a strong rivalry with Kousei. But what drives them to play piano?
The Shadows Whipser
7. The Shadows Whipser
November 19, 2014
The Maihou Music Competition has started and Kousei is starting to feel his fears ctaching up with him. At the same time some old rivals have appeared and are set on competing with Kousei.
On the Way Home
6. On the Way Home
November 13, 2014
Kaori is pushing Kousei to the limits in an attempt to bring back his musical skills. Tsubaki has to figure out where her feelings are pointing her.
Gray Skies
5. Gray Skies
November 6, 2014
Kaori is recovering from her accident after the performance, and Kousei, Watari, and Tsubaki are starting to realise the new feelings that are brewing in their group.
4. Departure
October 30, 2014
Kousei and Kaori arrive just in time for the competition, however without a chance to practice the piece how will Kousei be able to perform? And how can he survive on stage with the memories of his mother still haunting him?
Inside Spring
3. Inside Spring
October 23, 2014
Kousei and Kaori spend some time together and get to talking about Kousei's past. Will he ever be able to play a piano again? What happens if he can never overcome his fear, will color ever return to his life?
Friend A
2. Friend A
October 16, 2014
Kousei, Tsubaki & Watari sit down to watch Kaori's performance which ends up being completely unlike anything else they've seen. Kaori just seems to have a way with music completely different to how Kousei was taught.
1. Monotone/Colorful
October 9, 2014
Kousei's life has been dull and gray. His friends Tsubaki and Watari try their best to cheer him up but there's not more color in his life; His eyes don't sparkle. However, there's this new girl who might just be able to change all that.
Where to Watch Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April is available for streaming on the Aniplex website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Your Lie in April on demand at Max, Amazon Prime and Hulu.
  • Premiere Date
    October 9, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (35,353)