Your Lie in April
Piano prodigy Kousei Arima 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, Kousei 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. Kaori Miyazono is a pretty, free spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality. Kaori helps Kousei return to the music world and show that it should be free and mold breaking unlike the structured and rigid style Kousei was used to. —Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Wiki
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I started watching the anime, Your Lie in April. It was recommended by one of my cousins, who posted about it on Facebook. I’m on Episode 9 right now, and so far, I like it. It has been a while since I’ve watched any anime, so I thought I should give Your Lie in April a go.
The animation in Your Lie in April is gorgeous! I particularly like the details of the cherry blossoms and the cheery atmosphere in certain scenes. I was surprised to see the amount of detail put into it. The music in the anime is really nice as well. As for the story, I can’t say much about it since I haven’t finished watching the anime yet, but there are some really great parts with thought-provoking dialogue in addition to cliff hangers in each episode. I feel like the story is building up at a good pace, though some parts may seem a little slow.
The great aspect about this anime is that it’s only 22 episodes long and each episode is around 20 minutes. I can finish it off easily, IA. When I watch Korean dramas, each episode is around 40-50 minutes long, and when it comes to Taiwanese dramas, each episode is almost over an hour long! Sometimes I feel like the story in Taiwanese dramas are dragged on for too long, which results in me wanting to take a break from watching one for a while.
Other than that, I didn’t realize that I was watching Your Lie in April in the month of April until Episode 2 or 3. xD Perfect timing! The anime started airing in October 2014 and finished last month, so it can still be considered a recent anime. ^^