October anime follows piano prodigy drawn back into music by a free spirited girl playing the violin
Alt audience anime block Noitamina's fall plans include an A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Silver Spoon) adaptation of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (April is Your Lie), Naoshi Arakawa's 2011 Monthly Shounen Magazine (Beck, Dear Boys) manga about a piano prodigy who gives up playing after his mother's death, only to be drawn back into music by a free spirited girl playing the violin.
Along with a new preview, the cast has been introduced.
Kosei Arima: Natsuki Hanae
Kaori Miyazono: Risa Taneda
Tsubaki Sawabe: Ayane Sakura
Ryota Watari: Ryota Ohsaka
Takeshi Aiza: Yuki Kaji
Kyohei Ishiguro directs with Takao Yoshioka (Watamote, Elfen Lied, Highschool DxD) on composition, Yukiko Aikei (Accel World, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) on character design/animation direction and Masaru Yokoyama on music. Broadcast kicks off in October.
fun fact about Kimi no Uso staff : the director & the designer both come from Sunrise and are married.— kyouray (@kyouray) March 21, 2014
The series was nominated for the Manga Taisho Award in 2013 and took the Shonen Prize at the Kodansha Manga Awards last year.