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Your Lie in April
Manga volume cover
Cover of the first tankōbon volume, featuring Kōsei Arima (left) and Kaori Miyazono (right)
四月は君の嘘
(Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
GenreRomantic drama[1]
Manga
Written byNaoshi Arakawa
Published byKodansha
English publisher
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Magazine
DemographicShōnen
Original runApril 6, 2011February 6, 2015
Volumes11 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byKyōhei Ishiguro
Written byTakao Yoshioka
Music byMasaru Yokoyama
StudioA-1 Pictures
Licensed by
Original networkFuji TV (Noitamina)
Original run October 9, 2014 March 19, 2015
Episodes22 (List of episodes)
Light novel
Your Lie in April – A Six Person Etude
Written byYui Tokiumi
Published byKodansha
English publisher
DemographicMale
PublishedNovember 17, 2014
Volumes1
Manga
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: Coda
Written byNaoshi Arakawa
PublishedAugust 17, 2016
Volumes1
Original video animation
Moments
Directed byKazuya Iwata
Written byTakao Yoshioka
Music byMasaru Yokoyama
StudioA-1 Pictures
ReleasedMay 15, 2015
Runtime23 minutes
Live action film

Your Lie in April (Japanese: 四月は君の嘘, Hepburn: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, lit.: "April is Your Lie") is a Japanese romantic drama manga series that was written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa, and has been adapted into an anime television series, a live-action movie, and multiple stage productions. The manga was serialized in Kodansha's shōnen manga (manga aimed at teenage boys) magazine Monthly Shōnen Magazine from April 2011 to May 2015. The story follows a young pianist named Kо̄sei Arima, who loses the ability to perform the piano after his mother's death, and his experiences after he meets violinist Kaori Miyazono.

The manga series originated from a one-shot comic that Arakawa entered in a competition; he based the series on it and drew inspiration from similar works, such as Beck and Nodame Cantabile. A-1 Pictures adapted Your Lie in April into an anime television series that was aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina block from October 2014 to March 2015, and an original video animation (OVA) episode was released in May 2015. A live-action film adaptation of the same name was released in September 2016. The series has also been adapted into a stage play, a light novel, and a musical that premiered in May 2022.

Your Lie in April received mixed reviews; several critics praised its plot and characters but criticized the artwork. Critics largely acclaimed the anime adaptation for its plot, animation, and soundtrack.

Plot[edit]

Fourteen-year-old piano prodigy Kōsei Arima becomes famous after winning several music competitions. When his mother Saki dies, Kōsei has a mental breakdown while performing at a piano recital; this results in him becoming unable to hear the sound of his piano, even though his hearing is otherwise unaffected.

Two years later, Kōsei has not touched the piano and views the world in monochrome. He does not focus on excelling in any activities and often spends time with his friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryōta Watari. Kōsei meets Kaori Miyazono, an audacious, free-spirited, fourteen-year-old violinist whose playing style reflects her manic personality. Kaori helps Kōsei return to playing the piano and shows him his playing style can be free and groundbreaking. As Kaori continues to uplift Kōsei's spirits, he quickly realizes he loves her, although she seems to be interested in Ryōta.

During a performance, Kaori, who later explains that she is anemic and needs routine testing, collapses and is hospitalized. She invites Kōsei to play with her at a gala but she does not arrive. Her health deteriorates and she becomes dejected. Kōsei plays a duet with a friend, which motivates Kaori to attempt a risky and potentially deadly surgery so she may possibly play with Kosei once more. While playing in the finals of the Eastern Japan Piano Competition, Kōsei sees Kaori's spirit accompanying him and realizes she has died during the surgery.

At her funeral, Kaori's parents give Kōsei a letter from Kaori that reveals she was aware of her impending death and became more free-spirited, both as a person and in her music, so she would not take her regrets to Heaven. She confesses she had been in love with Kōsei's piano playing since watching him perform at a concert when she was five. This inspired her to play the violin so she could play with him one day. Kaori fabricated her feelings towards Ryōta so she could get closer to Kōsei without hurting Tsubaki, who harbored affection for Kōsei. She then confesses her love for him. Tsubaki comforts Kōsei and tells him she will be by his side. Kaori also leaves behind a picture of herself as a child, coming back from the concert that inspired her, with Kōsei in the background. Kōsei later frames this picture.

Characters[edit]

Kōsei Arima (有馬 公生, Arima Kōsei)
Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae[2] (Japanese); Max Mittelman[3] (English)
Played by: Kento Yamazaki[4] (live-action film); Shintarō Anzai[5] (stage play)
Kōsei is a former child prodigy in playing piano, dubbed the "Human Metronome" for his mechanical accuracy, a product of his mother Saki's strict methods of teaching. When Saki dies, Kōsei becomes unable to hear the sound of his piano playing and he gives up on it. Two years later, he takes up the piano again after Kaori Miyazono persuades him to become her accompanist. Influenced by her emotional and unrestrained playing style, Kōsei falls in love with her.
Kaori Miyazono (宮園 かをり, Miyazono Kawori)
Voiced by: Risa Taneda[2] (Japanese); Erica Lindbeck[3] (English)
Played by: Suzu Hirose[4] (live-action film); Arisa Matsunaga[5] (stage play)
Kaori is Tsubaki's classmate, a free-spirited violinist who has been criticized by judging panels for her unwillingness to adhere strictly to the score but is popular with audiences. Kaori meets Kōsei when she asks Tsubaki to set her up with Ryōta. As their friendship grows, she eventually convinces Kōsei to play the piano again, first as her accompanist and later in a piano competition. Kaori later undergoes surgery and dies.
Tsubaki Sawabe (澤部 椿, Sawabe Tsubaki)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura[2] (Japanese); Erica Mendez[3] (English)
Played by: Anna Ishii[4] (live-action film); Misato Kawauchi[5] (stage play)
Tsubaki is Kōsei's childhood friend and next-door neighbor, who treats him like a little brother. Often dismayed at Kōsei's inability to move on from his mother's death, Tsubaki attempts to get him to play the piano again. She first denies her feelings for Kōsei but falls in love with him.
Ryōta Watari (渡 亮太, Watari Ryōta)
Voiced by: Ryōta Ōsaka[2] (Japanese); Kyle McCarley[3] (English)
Played by: Taishi Nakagawa[4] (live-action film); Masanari Wada[5] (stage play)
Ryōta is Kōsei's and Tsubaki's childhood friend. Kaori was his girlfriend, which makes Kōsei jealous. Kōsei later tells him about his feelings for Kaori; Ryōta accepts this and gives him advice.
Takeshi Aiza (相座 武士, Aiza Takeshi)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji[2] (Japanese); Erik Scott Kimerer[3] (English)
Played by: Shōjirō Yokoi[5] (stage play)
Takeshi is a pianist of the same age as Kōsei; he has wanted to surpass Kōsei on the piano since watching him play at a young age.
Emi Igawa (井川 絵見, Igawa Emi)
Voiced by: Saori Hayami[2] (Japanese); Erika Harlacher[3] (English)
Played by: Haruka Yamashita[5] (stage play)
Emi is a pianist of the same age as Kōsei; she decided to become a pianist after listening to Kōsei play at the age of five. She aims to reach Kōsei through her emotional playing style.
Nagi Aiza (相座 凪, Aiza Nagi)
Voiced by: Ai Kayano[6] (Japanese); Stephanie Sheh[3] (English)
Nagi is Takeshi's younger sister who pretends to ask for tutelage from Hiroko to scout her brother's rival Kōsei. She eventually becomes Kōsei's student.
Saki Arima (有馬 早希, Arima Saki)
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto[6] (Japanese); Wendee Lee[3] (English)
Played by: Rei Dan[7] (live-action film); Ryōko Tanaka[5] (stage play)
Saki is Kōsei's mother, who demands Kōsei practices the score to absolute perfection, and often beats him for making mistakes. Saki does not at first plan to make Kōsei a pianist but after she becomes aware of his talent and discovers she has a terminal illness, she decides to give Kōsei a strict foundation in piano so he can make a living after she dies.
Hiroko Seto (瀬戸 紘子, Seto Hiroko)
Voiced by: Mie Sonozaki[6] (Japanese); Carrie Keranen[3] (English)
Played by: Yuka Itaya[7] (live-action film); Kuniko Kodama[5] (stage play)
Hiroko is a nationally renowned pianist and Saki's close friend from college. Hiroko discovers Kōsei's talents and suggests Saki trains him as a pianist despite his initial disagreement. Blaming herself for Saki's brutal treatment of Kōsei and his psychological trauma from Saki's death, Hiroko distances herself from Kōsei. When Kōsei returns to play the piano, Hiroko becomes his guardian and mentor.
Koharu Seto (瀬戸 小春, Seto Koharu)
Voiced by: Inori Minase[6] (Japanese); Cristina Vee[3] (English)
Hiroko's young daughter who usually clings to her mother's side and is adored by both Kōsei and her mother.
Saitō (斎藤, Saitō)
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu[6] (Japanese); Robbie Daymond[3] (English)
Saitō is Tsubaki's baseball-playing senior and her target of admiration. Saitō confesses his love for Tsubaki and dates her but suggests they break up after realizing Tsubaki's feelings for Kōsei.
Nao Kashiwagi (柏木 奈緒, Kashiwagi Nao)
Voiced by: Shizuka Ishigami[6] (Japanese); Julie Ann Taylor[3] (English)
Played by: Haruka Igarashi[5] (stage play)
Kashiwagi is one of Tsubaki's good friends, who often gives her advice. Kashiwagi succeeds in breaking Tsubaki's stubbornness and persuades her to realize and declare her feelings for Kōsei.

Development[edit]

Manga[edit]

When Naoshi Arakawa first wanted to be a manga artist, he entered a one-shot comic, which featured a male and female violinist performing together, into the Monthly Shōnen Magazine Grand Challenge.[8] Arakawa later serialized Sayonara, Football, a manga focusing on association football. After completing the series, he got tired of sports manga and wanted to try something new.[9] For ideas, Arakawa returned to the one-shot.[8] Despite the rejection of his previous music-manga pitch,[10] he settled on creating a music manga. Concerned about competing with the popular manga series Beck, which focuses on rock music, Arakawa decided his new manga would focus on classical music.[9] To differentiate it from Nodame Cantabile, another classical-music-themed manga, Arakawa focused on a single instrument.[9] Arakawa interviewed composer Akinori Osawa and pianist Masanori Sugano, and photographed pianist Kaori Yamazaki and violinist Rieko Ikeda to aid him in his descriptions of classical music. He also used his experience with Kendo to inspire his depiction of the tension at competitions.[8][9] Arakawa also read books about music and asked his editor, who had violin experience, for help.[9]

Arakawa decided to focus on the violin after seeing a female violinist perform on television.[8] Arakawa originally wanted to include a male and female violinist but found scenes with two violinists difficult to draw, so he chose a violinist and pianist.[8] After the manga's third volume was published in Japan, he received an offer to develop it into an anime. Arakawa was unsure about the ending of his story but the anime's director Kyōhei Ishiguro liked the ending so Arakawa did not change it.[10]

Anime[edit]

Train station
The Ōizumi-gakuen Station, one of the locations used as inspiration for the series

Around the time of the release of the manga's third volume, Aniplex producer Shunsuke Saitō offered Kensuke Tateishi at Kodansha an opportunity to produce an anime adaptation of the series for television.[11] The original offer was for an eleven-episode series but Tateishi rejected the offer because it would not have been a complete adaptation. Saitō changed his offer to 22 episodes, which Tateishi accepted.[11] Saitō offered the role of director to Kyōhei Ishiguro because he had worked with Ishiguro on the seventh episode of Wandering Son and left a strong impression on him.[12]

Because Ishiguro wanted the anime series to appeal to people who did not normally watch anime, he chose the bands Goose House and Wacci to perform the opening and ending themes respectively.[13] Ishiguro wanted to use a song that had a "colorful melody" to match the animation's theme and chose the band Coalamode to perform the theme.[14]

Ishiguro used real locations to represent some of the series' settings. Arakawa had visited several locations along the Seibu Line, such as Ōizumi-gakuen Station, so he showed scenes of the manga to operators of the Seibu Railway Company and officials at the Nerima Ward Office, who helped Isiguro choose appropriate locations.[13][15]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Naoshi Arakawa wrote and illustrated the manga series Your Lie in April, which was first serialized in the May issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Magazine on April 6, 2011.[16] It ended serialization in the March 2015 issue, which released on February 6, 2015.[17]

Kodansha published fhe first tankōbon (bound volume) of Your Lie in April on September 16, 2011;[18] the final volume was released in a regular edition and a limited edition on May 15, 2015.[19][20] Kodansha USA translated the series was translated into English for a North American release[21] and published the first volume on April 21, 2015.[22] A spin-off manga titled Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: Coda, was bundled with the Blu-ray release of the anime series and was published in tankōbon format on August 17, 2016.[23] It retold the events of Kōsei's past from the perspective of his friends.[10]

Yui Tokiumi wrote a light-novel spinoff titled Your Lie in April: A Six Person Etude, which was released in Japan on November 17, 2014.[24] Vertical published it in English.[25] The light novel retold the events of the main series from Kōsei's friends' and rivals' perspectives.[26]

Volume list[edit]

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 September 16, 2011[18]978-4-06-371301-5May 5, 2015[22]978-1-63-236171-4
  1. "Monotone" (モノトーン, Monotōn)
  2. "The Love of a Violinist" (ヴァイオリニストの愛, Vaiorinisuto no Ai)
  3. "Black Cat" (黒猫, Kuroneko)
  4. "Colorful" (カラフル, Karafuru)
2 January 17, 2012[27]978-4-06-371317-6September 1, 2015[28]978-1-63-236172-1
  1. "A Dark Ocean" (暗い海, Kurai Umi)
  2. "From Behind" (後ろ姿, Ushirosugata)
  3. "Cloudy Skies" (曇天模様, Donten Moyō)
  4. "The Water's Surface" (水面, Minamo)
3 May 17, 2012[29]978-4-06-371327-5September 1, 2015[30]978-1-63-236173-8
  1. "The Cassette Recording and the Moon" (ラジカセと月, Rajikase to Tsuki)
  2. "The Way Home" (帰り道, Kaerimichi)
  3. "The Shadow Whispers" (カゲささやく, Kage Sasayaku)
  4. "Mirage" (蜃気楼, Shinkirō)
4 September 14, 2012[31]978-4-06-371345-9October 27, 2015[32]978-1-63-236174-5
  1. "Surge" (うねる, Uneru)
  2. "Red and Yellow" (赤と黄色, Aka to Kiiro)
  3. "Resonance" (共鳴, Kyōmei)
  4. "Listen, Mama!" (ねえ、ママきいてよ, Nē, Mama Kī Te Yo)
5 January 17, 2013[33]978-4-06-371359-6December 29, 2015[34]978-1-63-236175-2
  1. "Falling" (墜ちる, Ochiru)
  2. "The Scenery When I'm with You" (君といた景色, Kimi Toita Keshiki)
  3. "Along the Railroad Track" (線路沿いの道, Senro-zoi no Michi)
  4. "Under the Bridge" (橋の下, Hashi no Shita)
6 May 17, 2013[35]978-4-06-371375-6March 29, 2016[36]978-1-63-236176-9
  1. "Candied Apple" (りんご飴, Ringo Ame)
  2. "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" (トゥインクルリトルスタ, Tuinkuru Ritoru Sta)
  3. "Spurred to Action" (つき動かす, Tsuki Ugokasu)
  4. "Rays of Light" (射す光, Sasu Hikari)
7 September 17, 2013[37]978-4-06-371387-9April 26, 2016[38]978-1-63-236177-6
  1. "Connection" (つながる, Tsunagaru)
  2. "A Chain" (連鎖, Rensa)
  3. "Superimposed Outlines" (車なる輪郭, Kurumanaru Rinkaku)
  4. "Footprints" (足跡, Ashiato)
8 January 17, 2014[39]978-4-06-371405-0July 5, 2016[40]978-1-63-236178-3
  1. "Liar" (うそつき, Usotsuki)
  2. "Intruder" (闖入者, Chinyūsha)
  3. "You'll Do" (君でいいや, Kimi de ī ya)
  4. "Two of a Kind" (似た者同士, Nitamono Dōshi)
9 May 16, 2014[41]978-4-06-371418-0August 30, 2016[42]978-1-63-236179-0
  1. "Twilight" (トワイライト, Towairaito)
  2. "Those Who Gaze into the Abyss" (深淵をのぞく者, Shin'en o Nozoku Mono)
  3. "Hearts Intertwining" (心重ねる, Kokoro Kasaneru)
  4. "Punch" (パンチ, Panchi)
10 October 17, 2014[43]978-4-06-371435-7November 1, 2016[44]978-1-63-236180-6
  1. "A Promise" (約束, Yakusoku)
  2. "Goodbye, Hero" (さよならヒーロー, Sayonara Hīrō)
  3. "Caught in the Rain" (雨やどり, Amayadori)
  4. "Hand in Hand" (手と手, Te to Te)
11 May 15, 2015[19]978-4-06-371467-8
ISBN 978-4-06-358752-4[20] (limited edition)
December 27, 2016[45]978-1-63-236312-1
  1. "Snow" (, Yuki)
  2. "Again" (アゲイン, Agein)
  3. "Ballade" (バラード, Barādo)
  4. "Spring Breeze" (春風, Harukaze)

Anime[edit]

The anime's logo
Logo used for the anime TV series

The anime television series of Your Lie in April that A-1 Pictures produced was aired from October 10, 2014, to March 20, 2015, on Fuji TV's Noitamina block.[46][47] The first opening theme song is "Hikaru Nara" (光るなら, lit. If You Will Shine) by Goose House and the first ending theme is "Kirameki" (キラメキ, lit. Sparkle) by Wacci, both played on episodes 1 through 11.[48] The second opening song is "Nanairo Symphony" (七色シンフォニー, Nanairo Shinfonī, lit. "Seven Colored Symphony") by Coalamode and the second ending theme is "Orange" (オレンジ, Orenji) by 7!!, both played on episodes 12 through 22.[49] Kyōhei Ishiguro directed the series, Takao Yoshioka wrote the scripts, Yukiko Aikei designed the characters, and Masaru Yokoyama composed the soundtrack.[2] An original video animation (OVA), titled Moments, was bundled with the limited-edition release of the manga's eleventh volume. Most of the staff and cast from the television series reprised their roles in the OVA,[50] which retells Takeshi's and Emi's childhoods and their rivalry with Kōsei.[51]

In North America, Aniplex of America licensed the series and streamed it on various platforms.[52] The series in licensed in the United Kingdom and Ireland by Anime Limited,[53] and in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment, who streamed it on AnimeLab.[54]

Live action film[edit]

On August 24, 2015, the website 'kimiuso-movie.jp' was registered by Toho, a Japanese film production and distribution company, leading to speculation a film adaptation of Your Lie in April was in development.[55] Speculations were confirmed in September 2015 when the live-action film's main cast was announced, with Kento Yamazaki as Kōsei Arima, Suzu Hirose as Kaori Miyazono, E-girls member Anna Ishii as Tsubaki Sawabe, and Taishi Nakagawa as Ryōta Watari.[4] Takehiko Shinjō directed the film, which was written by Yukari Tatsui and was released in Japan in September 2016.[4][56] While the original manga depicts the characters in junior high school, the film was set in their second year of high school.[56]

Stage adaptations[edit]

In May 2017, a stage adaptation of Your Lie in April was announced to be in production, with its release set for August of the same year. The play was staged at AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from August 24, 2017, to September 3, 2017; and at the Umeda Arts Theater in Osaka from September 7, 2017, to September 10, 2017. Naohiro Ise directed the play and Kaori Miura wrote it.[57] The play included live musical performances from Yuta Matsumura on piano and Shuko Kobayashi on violin.[58] The main cast was Shintarō Anzai as Kōsei Arima, Arisa Matsunaga as Kaori Miyazono, Misato Kawauchi as Tsubaki Sawabe, and Masanari Wada as Ryōta Watari.[5]

On October 10, 2019, Toho and Fuji TV announced a musical adaptation of Your Lie in April would be staged at Tokyo Tatemono Brillia Hall from July 5, 2020, to July 29, 2020. Frank Wildhorn composed the music, Tracy Miller Schell and Carly Robyn Green co-wrote the lyrics, Jason Howland arranged the musical, and Ikko Ueda directed it.[59] The adaptation starred Yuta Koseki and Tatsunari Kimura as Kosei Arima, Erika Ikuta as Kaori Miyazono, Fuka Yuduki as Tsubaki Suwabe, and Koki Mizuta and Takuto Teranishi as Ryōta Watari.[59] It was planned to tour the musical nationally following the Tokyo premiere but all performances were indefinitely delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[60] A concept album was released on December 25, 2020, in place of the performances.[61] In July 2021, it was announced the musical would be staged in May 2022.[62]

Reception[edit]

Manga[edit]

The Your Lie in April manga received mixed reviews. Some critics praised the plot for its realistic portrayal of relationships between the characters.[63][64] Rebecca Silverman from Anime News Network (ANN) was more critical and said the plot is not as emotional as Arakawa intended it to be.[65] The characters were also given mixed responses. Some critics praised Kōsei's relationships and the adult characters for being more developed than adult characters in similar works.[64][66] Others called Kaori mean and said her actions toward Kōsei are difficult to interpret.[63][65] A few critics gave the artwork praise for representing the music well,[64][67] while others said Arakawa had difficulty drawing characters' faces.[64][65]

Your Lie in April won the award for the best shōnen manga at the thirty-seventh Kodansha Manga Awards.[68] It was also nominated for the fifth Manga Taishō.[69] The series was chosen as one of the best manga at the Comic-Con International Best & Worst Manga of 2016.[70] The first volume was ranked in the Young Adult Library Services Association's 2016 list of the top 112 graphic novels for teenagers.[71]

Anime[edit]

Unlike the manga, critics largely praised the anime adaptation. Many critics praised the plot; Chris Beveridge from The Fandom Post stated; "plainly said, [the series] moved me"[72] and others called the series a masterpiece of storytelling.[73][74] Theron Martin from ANN noted the plot may not be emotional to every viewer.[75] The anime's characters also received praise, with several critics calling them enjoyable and realistic.[73][76]

Many critics called the animation beautiful and full of emotion,[72][77][78] and Richard Eisenbeis from Kotaku called it "utterly superb".[79] Critics also praised the soundtrack; Allen Moody from THEM Anime Reviews gave the series a higher score for the soundtrack.[75][80] Critics also praised the voice acting of both the original Japanese version and the English dub.[72][75] The series received the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper's 2016 Sugoi Japan Award in the anime category.[81]

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