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Piano no Mori  
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Description
A tranquil tale about Shuhei Amamiya, who transfers to Moriwaki Elementary filled with hope and ambition about his new life. But it doesn't take long before he gets picked on by the class bullies, and gets involved in a dare to play the mysterious piano in the forest, leading to his meeting an enigmatic child that goes by the name of Kai Ichinose, who seems to be the only one capable of getting sound out of the thought-to-be broken piano. His ability earns him the respect of Shuhei and his music teacher, former master pianist Sosuke Ajino. At first Kai is resistant to refining his art but after hearing Sosuke play a Chopin piece he just can't seem to play by himself, he relents.

Note: Received the Grand Prize for best manga at the 12th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2008.

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

Groups Scanlating
Easy Going Scans
Entropy
KEFI
Musique863
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Latest Release(s)
v.17 c.151 by Easy Going Scans (2d ago)
v.17 c.150 by Easy Going Scans (9d ago)
v.17 c.149 by Easy Going Scans (16d 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 (417 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.73 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 29th 2015, 10:43am PST


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Year
1998

Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #311 increased(+23)
Monthly Pos #366 increased(+23)
3 Month Pos #313 increased(+132)
6 Month Pos #384 increased(+127)

List Stats
On 1802 reading lists
On 879 wish lists
On 61 unfinished lists
On 303 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Piano no Mori Manga to End in Its 26th Volume 140 days, 14 hours, 57 minutes ago
latest scanlated chapter 1843 days, 4 hours, 39 minutes ago

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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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I love this   
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by Anonymous
August 9th, 2006, 12:59pm
It's one of the few series that completely hooks me.
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Excellent   
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by bbpp
August 7th, 2006, 7:06pm
Excellent seinen series by a very underappreciated mangaka. Makoto Isshiki is most famous for Hanada Shonen-shi, a 5 volume series which was even animated. Highly recommended.
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