“Piano prodigy Arima Kosei 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, Kosei 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. Miyazono Kaori is a pretty, free spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality. Kaori helps Kosei return to the music world and show that it should be free and mold breaking unlike the structured and rigid style Kosei was used to.”
Rating: 5 / 5
Language: Japanese with English Subtitles
Started: January 30th, 2016
Finished: January 31th, 2016
Wine Pairing: Tissues and white wine.
Godamn this show. I love it but I hate it. I bawled my eyes out and went through a bottle and a half of wine, yet I want to watch this over and over again like a masochist.
Your Lie in April is a sweet, light, cute anime that lifts your heart up, breaks it in two, and serves it to you in a canelé.
Despite not reading the description or knowing what this show is about, I fell in and out of love and back in more times than I can count in two days. I am emotionally and spiritually broken, yet repaired. This show is honestly everything I didn’t want but needed.
If you need something to cry over, to fix your spirits, and to help remind you how you should see the world, you need to watch Your Lie in April.
Over and over again, probably.