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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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v.11 c.41 by Easy Going Scans (3d ago)
v.10 c.40 by Easy Going Scans (10d ago)
v.10 c.39 by Easy Going Scans (17d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)
44 Chapters (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (252 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 16th 2015, 6:52pm PST



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Weekly Pos #36 increased(+1)
Monthly Pos #22 increased(+3)
3 Month Pos #23 decreased(-12)
6 Month Pos #9 increased(+14)

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On 1897 reading lists
On 583 wish lists
On 32 completed lists
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What does this page say? *Spoilers* 50 days, 17 hours, 55 minutes ago
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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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Mozart tolds us to go on a journey   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by great_k
October 13th, 2014, 5:49am
The quote above from the MC sums up how I feel about the series at current translated ch19.
Feels like the first few volumes have been the prologue to better things to come.
Honestly it took a long time to actually settle on how i feel about this manga, but now I am eagerly waiting to see how Arima progresses as a musician and as a person from now on.
I am sure my rating of the series will go up now as more chapters are translated.

... Last updated on October 13th, 2014, 5:50am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
August 24th, 2014, 9:29am
I like the plot development for this manga. We can see the struggles of the MC playing piano and how much his past effects him. The plot is starting to pick with the MC returning to piano competition. The only downside is that you don't get the full affect of this manga because you can't listen to the music. Luckily, this manga is getting an anime in October.
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Nice but...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by morphin007
May 15th, 2014, 5:28pm
I can't deny this manga is really nice.
Ok I gave it a 6 but it's mostly because of some bad points that are probably only bad for me.
Firstly, since chapter 4, I have the feeling it'll turn to a tragedy. And since I have a hatred to tragedy it's a big let down when I try to immerse myself in the story. Even if it'll not turn in a tragedy I can't find myself thinnking otherwise.
Secondly it's the 4 MC, mostly because I really like the relationship between Kosei and Tsubaki and I can't really like Kaori. Yeah I'm pretty bad with love triangle when the girl I prefer don't seem to be the leading one (it's probably not a love triangle but that's how I want to see it)

So the manga itself is really good but since I hate tragedy and story that seems to not go to my selfish choice of relationship, I'll probably drop it. That's why I gave that note.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Melvin117
January 1st, 2014, 10:23am
The tempo.The artwork.The story.
It's an underrated series.
Hope the translators can put more effort in it and thanks to the translators and scanners biggrin
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no comments?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Rankre
July 21st, 2013, 5:45pm
Surprised there are no comments for this one. It is a nice read, refreshing art. Doesn't quite feel like shounen but so far I like the character development, it is definitely promising. If I recall right, it is monthly releases, so though there is a long pause between chapters, the release itself is meaty. Reading this kept reminding me of Nodame Cantabile, which is no bad thing. And similarly, I kind of know where the story is going but not how I'll be taken there, which makes reading it fun (at least for now).
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Rooting for the main characters, and hopefully the author makes the ending a happy one, and nothing too tragic happens in the middle. I am a sucker for a good ending, but that hospital visit worries me
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