MyAnimeList Rating: 8,89/10
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, School, Shounen
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Author: Naoshi Arakawa
Seiyuu: Risa Taneda, Natsuki Hanae, Ayane Sakura
Who is not familiar with this masterpiece of an anime? There is no doubt that this anime is a winner in the anime division of the 2016 Sugoi Japan® Awards. Your Lie in April is an anime with a simple yet thrilling, upset, and laughing story at the same time. And the fact of this anime is all who watch this anime cry. Again, I’m not on the list of people like that. The anime that made by A-1 Pictures is always just present us how beautiful an artwork they bring it like Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, ERASED, Anohana, Fairy Tail, Seven Deadly Sins, and others. Of course, this anime also presents us a masterpiece that is so beautiful when viewed from the artwork alone. But, is this anime story as good as its rating?
“Your Lie in April,” tells about Kousei Arima (Natsuki Hanae) is a genius pianist who always dominates the competition so it is known by young musicians. They called him a “machine” under his mother’s harsh teachings. After his mother died, Arima had a mental disorder who could not hear his piano voice even though his hearing was okay. Two years later, Arima never again touched a piano and considered the world as merely a talentless gray. He just lived his life with his best friend Tsubaki Sawabe (Ayane Sakura) and Ryouta Watari (Ryota Osaka) until one day, he met a beautiful girl violinist named Kaori Miyazono (Risa Taneda) who changed the life of Arima back into music again.
As much as possible to never tell the spoiler because the chances are if I tell this anime spoiler excessively, this anime will lose the touch of the story that will make you cry for those of you who have never watched it. For anime like Your Lie in April, this anime has a very cliche story if we got the first impression of this anime. The story of the anime is just a pianist who falls in love with a violinist and his daily life will be made colorful. But, this anime could have caused a deep scar if it was far away watching it. Especially for those who have been watching it may be if remember, this anime will make you depressed. Because this anime takes the existing romance genre, of course, there’s always NTR (Netorare) in every romance anime. This elaborate triangular love will bring us feelings of pleasure and sadness at the same time.
Because this anime’s worked on by A-1 Pictures, this anime has a very beautiful and fascinating graphic for this size romance anime. In fact, this is just a romance but its graphics that make us stunning in every episode. In fact, the graphic of his background and his character seems to look very detailed when viewed from a distance. The anime features four main characters, Kaori Miyazono, which is filled by Risa Taneda, Arima Kousei, which is filled by Natsuki Hanae, Tsubaki Sawabe, which is filled by Ayane Sakura and Ryouta Watari filled by Ryota Osaka.
In addition to its graphics who always get a positive response from the audience, this anime has a beautiful soundtrack both opening and ending. The first opening was entitled Hikaru Nara by Goose House, the first ending entitled Kirameki by wacci, the second opening titled Nanairo Symphony by Coala Mode, and the second ending entitled Orange by 7!!. The soundtrack in the anime is also very memorable as it presents popular classical music from famous musicians such as Ludwig Van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Fritz Kreisler, Alexander Scriabin, and others. All the soundtracks in this anime are very good to hear.
Overall, this anime is a masterpiece that is not inferior to other anime. A simple but plot-twist romance story presented at the end of the story has proved that the anime has largely succeeded in making the audience cry like a baby even for those who don’t watch anime as well. For those of you who have never watched this anime, I suggest you must prepare your mentality and a tissue to watch this anime.