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Piano no Mori  
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Description
From KEFI:

A tranquil tale about two boys from very different upbringings. On one hand you have Kai, born as the son of a prostitute, who's been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. And on the other you have Shuhei, practically breast-fed by the piano as the son of a family of prestigious pianists. Yet it is their common bond with the piano that eventually intertwines their paths in life.

From: Easy Going Scans

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ピアノの森 - The perfect world of KAI
森林中的钢琴师
琴絃森林
วัยกระเตาะ ตึ่งตึงตึ๊ง
Piano Forest
Piano Hutan
Piano no Mori: The Perfect World of Kai

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Easy Going Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.137 by Easy Going Scans (6d ago)
v.15 c.136 by Easy Going Scans (27d ago)
v.15 c.135 by Easy Going Scans (34d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 6, Chap 41

User Reviews
Piano no Mori by barbapapa
Piano no Mori by Unproductive

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (406 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.73 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 1st 2014, 12:42pm PST

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Year
1998

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Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)
Uppers (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #275 increased(+51)
Monthly Pos #509 increased(+86)
3 Month Pos #613 decreased(-96)
6 Month Pos #567 increased(+240)

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On 1742 reading lists
On 847 wish lists
On 59 unfinished lists
On 296 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Piano no Mori Manga to End in Its 26th Volume 26 days, 7 hours, 32 minutes ago
latest scanlated chapter 1728 days, 21 hours, 13 minutes ago

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Kai's world is far from perfect, but this manga is awesome.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Yuenchi
July 23rd, 2008, 10:52am
Now I like Nodame very very much, but comparing the two and saying Perfect World of Kai fell flat and full of cliche is just wrong, IMO. Perfect world is just as cliche as Nodame is, if they can be called as such.

Unlike Nodame that is a comedy sometimes turns a bit serious, Perfect World is a very serious piece that gets funny and cheerful sometimes (quite many times). It's not about rivals, not at all, even when Shuuhei might think so. As Kai put it, to give their best and play the piano is not about defeating other pianists, but defeating your self and your own weaknesses. Shuuhei understandably too absorbed in his own problems that he couldn't see Kai the way he really is, and to see how Kai truly cherishes him as a friend. Kai is fragile yet strong, and very kind, but his life is rather tragic.

I just read this manga up to volume 12, and still waiting to read more. The artwork looks more or less hideous for me, really. However at the end of the day when the story and characters captivate you, artwork means little.

Another one you should avoid if you're in the mood for light entertainment, but recommended when you're looking for rather serious, emotional, and of course quality manga.
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Love of music   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mierten
July 12th, 2008, 11:21pm
It is a love story towwards music. One of this series' strengths is how it shows how love of creating music can be so precious to the person creating it.
The high that occurs when a musician gets their performance right is just so cool.
It is also insidious. You think that it is aimed at kids and then come across a scene that is definitely not for kids.

... Last updated on November 24th, 2010, 10:10am
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It's only been quite a few volumes yet...   
Rating: N/A
by divinewind
June 16th, 2008, 1:20pm
in its slowish pace of sorts (granted, faster than the later bleach or naruto chapters), it tells a fun and (sometimes not-so) light hearted story about young children in an environment with pianists, whores, and bullies. It sounds off right? Yet if you give it a shot of sorts, you might find yourselves waiting not-so-patiently for the next chapter.
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Not Bad at all!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by AuraBlaze
May 27th, 2008, 12:42am
Keeps you interested throughout and the characters are interesting. Stories pretty good and I'll definitely keep on reading!

*at the poster below me*
I don't understand what you mean by shounen cliche. What cliches are there? There's a rival but what else? While I agree Nodame Cantabile is better everything you said could also be said about nodame.
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Shonen cliches and unable to compare with nodame.   
Rating: N/A
by bekyuubi
June 21st, 2007, 7:04am
Unfortunately, when you compare it to nodame's cantabile, you find that this manga turns into a shonen manga instantly, rather than seinen. Boy has amazing talent, learns things super fast, and then has, oh, a rival that he has for life. Sigh.

Why do people keep enjoying repetitive plot lines over and over again? It may be a nice read for some, but heck, it's so far and away from real life... When it comes to something as music, it's better to stick to something more researched and well-written. The characters are shallow and unbelievable, the wow this-boy-is-so-amazing is annoying, and all the shonen cliches are there. Joy.

But never mind, it's one of the better written Shonen books, shonen fans can enjoy.
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fanatastic!!!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by campange
June 1st, 2007, 9:41pm
this manga has a great story!! I like it very much!!
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AWESOME!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rita
March 6th, 2007, 12:22pm
This is a greaaat manga X3. I definitely recommend for ppl to read it.
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BEAUTIFUL!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LongJunT
February 3rd, 2007, 9:33am
Standing ovation for this!!
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A favorite.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by barbapapa
October 27th, 2006, 4:10am
Gorgeous manga, in a "less is more" sense. Don't expect this to blow you away, more let it win you over with its subtle touches of magic. It's also hard to label this manga, as pretty much any kind of reader (shounen, seinen, shoujo, josei) can enjoy this.
A very wholesome read, similar to the works of Masahito Soda, Hitoshi Ashinano, and even Mitsuru Adachi.

... Last updated on March 22nd, 2008, 9:21am
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extra-ordinary   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by wimpuls
October 2nd, 2006, 5:16pm
a special manga. It really stands out in this jungle of mediocre, run-of-the-mill (and lest not forget :yaoi) manga. Expect a plot and some real life emotions.
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