Piano (TV)

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©Animate Film / Pioneer LDC / Kid's Station

Alternative title:
Casi 15 años - Melodía juvenil (Spanish)
Piano - The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart
鋼琴物語 (Chinese (Taiwan))
피아노 (Korean)
Themes: music, piano
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Miu Nomura is a 14-year-old 8th-grader who has been playing piano since early childhood. She grows up gradually while her friendship, kinship, and love affairs evolve around her, but those relationships inevitably affect her piano performance.
User Ratings: 340 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 15 votes (sub:10, dub:5)
 Excellent: 15 votes (sub:8, dub:6, raw:1)
 Very good: 50 votes (sub:35, dub:12, ?:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German subtitled
 Good: 109 votes (sub:76, dub:31, ?:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Decent: 51 votes (sub:40, dub:10, edit.dub:1)
 So-so: 41 votes (sub:30, dub:10, others:1
1 Swedish subtitled
 Not really good: 21 votes (sub:14, dub:5, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Weak: 21 votes (sub:15, dub:5, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Awful: 7 votes (sub:3, dub:2, raw:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Worst ever: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 685 users, rank: #1584 (of 7112)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.256 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.0079, rank: #4699 (of 7126)
Weighted mean: 6.224 (Decent+), rank: #4737 (of 7126) (seen all: 6.44 / seen some: 5.74 / won't finish: 3.99)
Bayesian estimate: 6.271 (Decent+), rank: #4258 (of 5383)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 10
Episode titles: We have 10
Vintage: 2002-11-11 to 2003-01-13
Release dates: We have 5
(2002-10-05) Two-Episode "Sneak Peak" Before Official Broadcast
Opening Theme:
"...to you" by Ayako Kawasumi
Ending Theme:
"Kokoro no Oto" by Yoko Ueno
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    Piano - The Complete Collection (DVD) 2006-07-11
    Piano - The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart (DVD 1) 2005-06-28
    Piano - Secret Love (DVD 1) 2008-07-01
    Piano - Confessions (DVD 2) 2008-07-01
    Piano - Heartstrings (DVD 3) 2008-07-01
    Piano - Bundle Collection (DVD) 2010-02-02
    Piano - The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart (DVD 2) 2005-08-30
    Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl's Heart - Heartstrings (DVD 3) 2005-10-25

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Norihiko Sudo
Mami Watanabe (7 episodes
eps 1-4, 6, 8, 10

Ryunosuke Kingetsu (eps 5, 7, 9)
Hiroaki Shimura (eps 2, 4, 9)
Norihiko Sudo (6 episodes
eps 1-7 odd, 8, 10

Satoshi Nakagawa (ep 6)
Episode Director:
Hiroaki Shimura (eps 2, 4, 9)
Nobutaka Chikahashi (ep 6)
Norihiko Sudo (6 episodes
eps 1-7 odd, 8, 10

Character Design: Kousuke Fujishima
Art Director: Junichi Higashi
Chief Animation Director: Yūji Ikeda
Animation Director:
Kazuhiro Koyama (eps 2, 4)
Kinomi Sakuragi (ep 8)
Takahiro Miura (eps 3, 5)
Toshiya Furuike (ep 7)
Yūji Ikeda (eps 1, 10)
Yuji Ushijima (eps 6, 9)
Animation Character Design: Yūji Ikeda
Sound Director:
Jun Watanabe
Toru Watanabe
Director of Photography: Mitsunobu Yoshida
Assistant Animation Director: Yuji Ushijima (ep 4)
Assistant producer: Junnosuke Suzuki
Color design: Yumiko Katayama
Editing: Junichi Itou
Editing Assistant: Naoki Watanabe (Jay Film)
Production manager: Noriaki Iguchi
Recording Adjustment:
Jun Inomoto
Kazutoshi Yamamoto
Yasunori Ebina (Beeline)
Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno (Swara Pro)
Sound Production Manager: Hiroki Urakari
Theme Song Arrangement:
Hiroyuki Kouzu (OP)
Yoko Ueno (ED)
Theme Song Composition:
Ayako Kawasumi (OP)
Yoko Ueno (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Midori Ueda (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Ayako Kawasumi (OP)
Yoko Ueno (ED)
Ayako Kawasumi as Miu Nomura

Akio Ohtsuka as Seiji Nomura
Jun Fukuyama as Kazuya Takahashi
Michiko Neya as Akiko Nomura
Mitsuru Miyamoto as Shirakawa-sensei
Tomoko Kawakami as Yuki Matsubara
Yuko Sasaki as Hitomi Nomura

Kyoko Hikami as Saito-san
Misa Watanabe as Yuunagi-sensei
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Oriental Light and Magic (Team IGUCHI)
Studio Easter
Broadcaster: Kids Station
Digital Composite: T Nishimura
Editing: Jay Film
Key Animation:
Dongwoo Animation (ep 2)
Echo (ep 4)
JEM (ep 4)
Max Movie (ep 4)
Studio Mark (eps 3, 5, 8)
TASK (eps 4, 6, 9)
Production Assistance:
IMAGIN (eps 3, 5, 8)
SSC (ep 7)
Studio Kuma (eps 2, 4, 6, 9)
Recording Studio: Sanpunzaka Studio
Sound Effects: Swara Pro
Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO
Video Editing: Imagica
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Michael Sinterniklaas
Executive producer: Shawne Kleckner
Producer: Kris Kleckner

Assistant producer:
David Olsen
Judy DeFrieze
Script Adaptation: Stephanie Sheh
Subtitle Timing: David Olsen
Voice Direction: Michael Sinterniklaas
Rebecca Soler as Miu Nomura

Marc Diraison as Shirakawa
Michael Sinterniklaas as Kazuya Takahashi
Sean Schemmel as Seiji Nomura
Veronica Taylor as Hitomi Nomura
Vibe Jones as Akiko Nomura
Zoe Martin as Yuuki Matsubara

Brian T. Schneider as Nagazawa
Drew Aaron as Takizawa
Eva Christensen as Ms. Yuunagi
Kether Donohue as Shinohara
English companies
ADR Production: NYAV Post
Internet Streaming:
The Anime Network
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Joaquín Gómez (Spain dub)
Translation: Yasuko Tojo (Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Miu Nomura (Spain dub)

Carlos Lladó as Shirakawa (Spain dub)
Carmen Calvell as Yuuki Matsubara (Spain dub)
Esperanza Doménech as Hitomi Nomura (Spain dub)
Germán José as Kazuya Takahashi (Spain dub)
Oriol de Balle as Seiji Nomura (Spain dub)
Rosa Moyano as Akiko Nomura (Spain dub)

Francesc Rocamora as Nagasawa (Spain dub)
Gloria Garcia as
Ms. Yuunagi (Spain dub)
Saitô (Spain dub)
Joaquín Gómez as Voice-over (Spain dub)
Jordi Pineda as Takizawa (Spain dub)

Gloria Garcia (Spain dub)
Joaquín Gómez (Spain dub)
Jordi Pineda (Spain dub)
María Rosa Gil (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Seimar (Spain dub)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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