A piano prodigy who lost his ability to play after suffering a traumatic event in his childhood is forced back into the spotlight by an eccentric girl with a secret of her own.
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Natsuki Hanae ...
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Ayane Sakura ...
 Tsubaki Sawabe 23 episodes, 2014-2015
Ryôta Ôsaka ...
 Ryouta Watari 23 episodes, 2014-2015
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 Stage Manager 22 episodes, 2014-2015
Shizuka Ishigami ...
 Nao Kashiwagi / ... 16 episodes, 2014-2015
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 Takeshi Aiza 15 episodes, 2014-2015
Mie Sonozaki ...
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 Emi Igawa / ... 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Mamiko Noto ...
Inori Minase ...
 Koharu Seto / ... 10 episodes, 2014-2015
Rina Dendô ...
 Satsuki / ... 10 episodes, 2014-2015
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The story follows Arima Kousei, a skilled pianist. However, he hasn't played since he played for his mother who died a few years ago. One day Arima meets a brilliant violinist at the park. After their meeting she tries to guide Arima back into the world of music.

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Nao Kashiwagi has brown hair and eyes, and freckles on her face. See more »

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Kaori Miyazono: Maybe there's only a dark road up ahead. But you still have to believe and keep going. Believe that the stars will light your path, even a little bit. Come on... Let's go on a journey!
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Remade as Shigatsu wa kimi no uso (2016) See more »

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Etude Op.25 nº11
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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The best Anime ever
12 January 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I as well, have never written any review for anything. But I think this anime was a real masterpiece, so I have to do it justice! I can't even begin to explain how it touched my heart. Even if you're not into romance anime, or you're not into music, or even you're not into anime at all, you really have to watch it. The story is simple and not very new or inventive, but yet, the storytelling, the amazing art (Oh my God, the art and animation was ammazing!!!) , the fantastic music, the lighting, montage and direction, had made a simple plot into the best series I have ever seen in my life. everything is in place in this anime, and even when I felt a character or event was out of place at first, it would beautifully come into place and contribute to the whole plot and it's main purpose. I truly felt "This is Art" in the last episode. If you watch this anime (which you definitely should!) be sure to watch it till the end, because the last episode is unbelievable, a true true masterpiece.


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