April is Your Lie Manga to Bundle Original Anime DVD
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Retailers Amazon Japan, Animate/Gamers, and e-hon report that Naoshi Arakawa's 11th April is Your Lie (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) manga volume will bundle an original anime DVD on May 15, 2015. The DVD will have an original story produced with the same quality as the ongoing television anime — specifically, with the same main cast and studio (A-1 Pictures).
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 anime's cast includes:
Kyōhei Ishiguro (Fairy Tail, Psycho-Pass episode director) is directing the television 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. Goose House is performing the television anime's opening theme song "Hikaru Nara" in addition to cover songs for the anime's commercials.
Aniplex Channel, Hulu and Crunchyroll are streaming the television series as it airs in Japan this fall.
The manga debuted in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011, and the 10th compiled volume shipped in Japan on October 17. The series won the Best Shōnen Manga category in Kodansha's 37th Annual Manga Awards last year.