Fuji TV announced during its Noitamina Line Up 2014 event on Friday that Naoshi Arakawa’s Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (April Is Your Lie) manga is receiving a television anime adaptation. The series will premiere in October and run for half a year.
The series’ official English description reads, “I met the girl under the full-bloomed cherry blossoms, and my fate has begun to change.”
Kyōhei Ishiguro (Fairy Tail, Psycho-Pass episode director) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures off scripts by Takao Yoshioka (High School DxD, WATAMOTE). Yukiko Aikei (Accel World, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) is serving as character designer and chief animation director. Masaru Yokoyama (Queen’s Blade, Freezing Vibration) is composing the music, while Jin Aketagawa (High School DxD, anohana) is sound director.
The manga debuted in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011, and the eighth compiled volume shipped in Japan this past January. The series won the Best Shōnen Manga category in Kodansha’s 37th Annual Manga Awards last year.
Kōsei Arima is a former child prodigy who lost his ability to play the piano when his mother died. His daily life is monochrome, but it begins to gain color when he meets a female violinist by chance. Kaori Miyazono is an audacious go-getter who is overflowing with personality. Enchanted by the girl, Kōsei starts to move forward with his own legs at the age of 14.