VIDEO: "Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso" Preview and Cast Go Online
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.
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.