MOVIES

Your Lie in April
Release Date: September 10, 2016

Story

One lie created a miracle. The long-awaited film adaptation of a poignant love story.
The critically acclaimed, emotional love story, “Your Lie in April” won the 37th Kodansha Manga Award, and the anime series which first aired in October 2014, won First Prize in the Anime Category of the “2016 SUGOI JAPAN Award.” With over 4 million copies in print, the best-selling manga has now been adapted to a live-action film, starring up-and-coming actors Suzu Hirose and Kento Yamazaki.
Two of the freshest talents today will co-star for the first time in this coming-of-age story inspired by music. The exciting cast includes Anna Ishii, actress and member of the popular girl group E-Girls and the hot, young actor Taishi Nakagawa. Their heartrending tapestry of love is not to be missed!
A master of the loves story genre, Takehiko Shinjo of “Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu (I Give My First Love to You)” and “Kiyoku Yawaku (Beyond the Memories)” will direct the film.
A coming-of-age love story inspired by music and brought to life by the hottest, young talents today. The painful truth masked in the sweetest of lies will break your heart.
Absolute perfection. Mechanical precision. A human metronome. These words once described piano prodigy Kosei Arima (Kento Yamazaki), who lost his ability to play when he lost his mother. In April of his sophomore year in high school, Kosei’s childhood friends Tsubaki Sawabe (Anna Ishii) and Ryota Watari (Taishi Nakagawa) introduce him to a violinist named Kaori Miyazono (Suzu Hirose). Kaori is a willful free spirit, as ethereal as the clouds in the sky, and Kosei finds himself drawn to her unrestrained, exuberant performance. “Friend A, I appoint you to be my accompanist.” Kaori aggressively urges Kosei to play with her, forcing him to face the painful memories of his mother. But one day, Kosei discovers that Kaori has a secret…

Cast & Crew

Cast: Suzu Hirose, Kento Yamazaki, Anna Ishii, Taishi Nakagawa, Masahiro Koumoto, Hirotaro Honda, Yuka Itaya, Rei Dan

Original story: "Shigatsu wa kimi no uso" (English title: "Your Lie in April") by Naoshi Arakawa
Screenplay: Yukari Tatsui
Music: Ryo Yoshimata
Director: Takehiko Shinjo