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Aniplex, Crunchyroll, Hulu to Stream Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
October anime Your Lie in April adapts Naoshi Arakawa's shōnen manga

Aniplex of America announced at its Nan Desu Kan panel on Saturday that it will stream the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) anime as it airs in Japan. The anime will begin streaming on Aniplex Channel, Hulu and Crunchyroll when the anime premieres in Japan in October.

Naoshi Arakawa's original shōnen manga follows Kōsei Arima, 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.

The cast includes:

Natsuki Hanae as Kōsei Arima

Risa Taneda as Kaori Miyazono

Ayane Sakura as Tsubaki Sawabe

Ryota Ohsaka as Ryōta Watari

Yuuki Kaji as Takeshi Aiza

Saori Hayami as Emi Igawa

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.

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, #823270

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