Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Anime Bucket

Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso(Your Lie In April)

Even though I had heard praises of Your Lie in April from various sources, including friends and Anime Pages/Groups on Facebook, I never got around to watch it. Maybe it was because it wasn't a Shounen Anime, i.e., it's plot wasn't 'Action-Filled', like most people watching Anime might be accustomed to. But after watching it, I was glad I did.

To give you a brief synopsis, this Anime is a heart wrenching tale about a boy named Arima Kousei, a former Pianist, and how he discovers the instrument again with the help of a free-spirited violinist named Kaori Miyazono. Your Lie in April has episodes of 20 minutes, like most anime. It has 22 episodes in total, with the opening and ending track changing after the 11th episode.
I was mesmerized by the beauty of this anime from the first frame itself. The art style is simply beautiful, sending you to another world altogether. And that's just talking about the Art Style. The music tracks in this anime are brilliantly enchanting, and go along with the art style to make a masterpiece.
The opening tracks are really good, but I recommend, for all Anime, not just this one, to watch the opening tracks after completing the show, as they almost always contain spoilers for the show. The Soundtrack for the show is also merry and beautiful, which is really appropriate considering the setting of the show, and making it more enjoyable. Also, the tone of the show never gets drab, thanks to the mind-blowing piano pieces of Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff being played in the anime.
Your Lie in April is, and, most probably, will remain, not just one of the best anime, but also one of the best love stories that I've had the chance to experience, and I'm glad for that.
So switch off the lights, grab some munchies, switch on the fans and A.C.s, snuggle into your blankets, and enjoy the masterpiece, that is Your Lie in April.
-Devansh Purohit