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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso  
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From Easy Going Scans:

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 hasnít 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.

Winner of the Kodansha Manga Award (2013)


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Associated Names
Your Lie in April

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Latest Release(s)
v.11 c.44 (end) by Easy Going Scans (67d ago)
v.11 c.43v2 by Easy Going Scans (70d ago)
v.11 c.43 by Easy Going Scans (74d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 11, Chap 44 [End]

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (402 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.73 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 17th 2015, 7:22am PST



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Kodansha USA (1 Volumes - Ongoing)

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3 Month Pos #53 decreased(-30)
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Hate you   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sinxer
March 21st, 2015, 3:22am
Even though the music terminology is completely lost on me it was hard not to enjoy this manga( even when the author makes me hate them and love them for leaving a lasting impression on me.
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A must read   
Rating: N/A
by GodricKharg
March 19th, 2015, 4:22am
Not usually into stories centreing around music, however this was well done and drew me in successfully. So much so I was driven to read it through to the end within a day.

The story just works, and by the time the last or second last volume comes around you almost know what to expect yet at the same time can't help but hope...

The last two volumes, especially the last couple chapters had me clearly in tears, tearing up nearly like a baby.

The last chapter leaves you with a bittersweet "wait what!!?" Moment as you realize the story is over.

You almost wish the author had a five or ten year later story followup and yet you KNOW it's best left where it was. Leaving anything more to our imaginations or fanfiction.
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Problematic, but it's good.   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Baniita
March 17th, 2015, 4:56am
The females are obnoxiously violent and abusive for no good reason at all--the worst kinds of tsundere characters.

The endgame pairing is extremely disagreeable.

But the story is good and well written. It's meaningful, and the romantic relationship between the two main leads is deep and rather profound. It's worth reading, but one shouldn't ignore its bad points.

... Last updated on March 17th, 2015, 4:57am
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Brought Tears to My Eyes, But I Liked It   
Rating: N/A
by Tisonchaser
March 16th, 2015, 9:29pm
This is one of my favorite mangas by far. I love the progression of the story and the sadness that accompanies it. I also appreciated how short the manga was (44 chapters) rather than the usual drawn out story lines with irrelevant fillers. Though it's short, you really relate and feel for the characters, making the ending that much sweeter (despite what happens).
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Review & Spoilers   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yennyenn
March 16th, 2015, 11:03am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
She told a lie in April, hence the title. Throughout the story, there are bits of hints here and there that showed that the protagonist was the one she truly cared for. I can't say I'm a fan of the ending. The author is cruel for having Arima experiencing a second loss in his loved ones especially when he took such great effort to finally move forward.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Anedres96
March 9th, 2015, 9:28pm
Not much to say; just that the line "Fin." made me die a little. Just as a bad break up, "四月は君の嘘" took a part of my heart. *Sobbing as a girl*
Thank you 新川直司 for this work of art.
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Best ??   
Rating: N/A
by ascodaynnee
February 16th, 2015, 11:56pm
good story, good character design, and good quality picture, well for the quality picture in the first chapter, this one is somehow suck but, after that one there are some improvement.

Well this one is one of the best manga in my list but :
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
This Ending I think this one is one of my bad ending,
cause.. .. . (you should read till the end)
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Definitely a shounen battle in Music   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by reivatin
January 12th, 2015, 4:07pm
Yup, it's definitely shounen, not slice of life for me
with some spice of black past, burden and real target to achieve
whenever they play the piano, there's some battle background for me
if you saw most battle shounen manga that having many dialogue in their fight
here, is dialogue within self, while playing the piano
so whenever i read when they play, I dunno why I always picture it as a battle manga

the MC is great, have a talent, but he honed it from little age
while the past is not quite good with him
he achieve the skill in manner, not burst out some magic that make him Imba in little time
now he overcome his trauma
and now he have a target, to awaken her to music again through music

BTW as long as I read, i not see any NTR which many forum tell about this manga/anime -_-'
just a little tsun-tsun which not tsun-tsun bigrazz

based till ch35
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A tragedy disguised as a fluffy shounen   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Stickerhappy04
December 30th, 2014, 3:14pm
This beautiful manga about kids going on a journey through life with music has been giving me tragic foreshadowing since the very first chapter. Maybe it's just me and my melodramatic tendencies but every chapter leaves me with a bittersweet taste, especially on the romance asp3ct. I'm not saying that the manga disappoints. It definetely does not disappoint - it actually tells a great story of hope for a boy who lost his zest for music. If you ignore the undertones of loneliness and fear, this manga is a light read. I recommend this to music lovers and fans of self-discovery stories.
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So and So   
Rating: N/A
by DrManga
October 31st, 2014, 8:50pm
(As of Chapter 22)
It was kinda of obvious within the first few chapters were this story is heading, but it maybe be a ruse as it was too obvious. It may still surprise this reader and leave him gob smacked.

What is this manga about, you ask? Well, it's about a boy named Arima Kosei who is a prodigy pianist thanks to the strict tutelage and beatings of his mum. But after his mothers death he can no longer play as he he lost the ability to hear the notes he plays. Two years later he meets a girl (Kaori) who is also violent. Kaori beats the crap out of him, and lo and behold he is starting to learn to play again.

His mother when she beats him was angry and depressed, Kaori on the other hand is a happy go lucky girl and it shows through in the beatings and the end result of his piano playing. You see Arima Kosei is powered by beatings like a nuclear plant is by uranium. In the end uranium destroys the casing of the tank and likewise Arima is heading the same way.

On a serious note. In most cases I loath love triangles and generally speaking I always root for childhood friend unless said childhood friend is violent, then she/he can rot in hell. And here is the conundrum, his childhood friend, Tsubaki, not only is she violent but also happens to set-up Kaori with Watari, a player who is dating several girls at once. What kind of friend sets up a friend with a player? But in saying that, Tsubaki's beatings cannot compete to that of the beasts Kario who excels in beating without bruising. Personally I am rooting for Kosei and Emi but it ain't going to happen.

The story is so and so. I say about a 6.5 so far. It nothing exceptional but it is good. It is labelled as comedy but it isn't. It's slice-of-life with a bit of romance. There's no major depth and the soliloquies are long winded and occur too often.
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