Your lie in April

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

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Music accompanies the path of the human metronome, the prodigious pianist Kousei Arima. But after the passing of his mother, Saki Arima, Kousei falls into a downward spiral, rendering him unable to hear the sound of his own piano. Two years later, Kousei still avoids the piano, leaving behind his admirers and rivals, and lives a colorless life alongside his friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari. However, everything changes when he meets a beautiful violinist, Kaori Miyazono, who stirs up his world and sets him on a journey to face music again. Based on the manga series of the same name, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso approaches the story of Kousei's recovery as he discovers that music is more than playing each note perfectly, and a single melody can bring in the fresh spring air of April.

User Rating: 4.38 ( 34 votes)


English: Your Lie in April
Japanese: 四月は君の嘘
Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2014 to Mar 20, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:20 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Kodansha, Fuji TV, Kyoraku Industrial Holdings
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Music, Romance, School, Shounen
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio

Encoder's Notes

I need to re-watch this. Kinda didn’t like it the first time, so here I am, redoing my previous release in hopes that I’ll get around to watching it in the process. Also because my old encode was fucking disaster but I’ll never admit that out loud!

Anyway, this new encode is from JPBD with pretty standard nothing-too-flashy filtering. English dub is taken from Kametsu, and this release packs two sets of subtitles:

  • [LNS-Tsundere/Kametsu] from Arid’s release
  • [Commie/Kametsu] from Kametsu’s release

From what I’ve watched so far, I feel the script of LNS-Tsundere is much better than Commie but the styling is a little eh. Both subs use the same KFX from Kametsu but their typesetting does seem a little different, which is why I’ve included the sings track from both releases.

Edit: Apparently there’s an OVA too. I’ll get to it one of these days.


LNS, Tsundere, Commie, Kametsu, Arid


Yuuichi Fukushima – Producer
Makoto Kimura – Producer
Shunsuke Saitou – Producer
Kyohei Ishiguro – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: #1: “Hikaru nara (光るなら)” by Goose house (eps 1-11)
OP2: #2: “Nanairo Symphony (七色シンフォニー)” by Coala Mode. (コアラモード.) (eps 12-22)
ED1: #1: “Kirameki (キラメキ)” by wacci (eps 1-11)
ED2: #2: “Orange (オレンジ)” by 7!! (eps 12-21)
ED3: #3: “Orange (オレンジ) (Acoustic Ver.)” by 7!! (ep 22)


The feels is too much. The animation, the art, the music, the characters are all really well done. My god. 10/10 recommended.


Want to cry? Actually don’t answer, because you will anyways. Oh and the OST is so good, you will be playing it as you go to bed for a week.


Watch a dude play the piano for half an episode while he gets PTSD.


This show touches on first loves and heart break, loss and depth of pain from the loss of your loved ones. so worth the watch.




An orchestral piece, with a melancholy melody, masterfully harmonizing sound, art, and theme into a beautiful, yet sad song to the very end.


You either love it so much, or hate it so much, I fall on the love side



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