Your Lie in April (2016)

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This Japanese drama film is about Kosei Arima, a piano prodigy who, after his mother died suffered from psychological trauma caused him to be unable to hear the sound of his piano playing, and he gave up on it until he met Kaori Miyazono, an extrovert, free-spirited violinist who changed his life drastically. Together with Kosei’s friends Tsubaki and Watari, they tried to convince him to play again. Now, I’m not going to tell the whole story because if you haven’t watched the movie, I will just annoy you by telling it here. But if you’re currently in a melancholic situation and want to watch this, may I suggest you to keep a box of tissues near by :)

Well, I must say that the story kind of relates to me as in being too nervous to perform that I can’t even hear my own violin playing during performance. This is why I’m not able to be a soloist. And oh….I will never be because I want to save you from the noise and chaos that I make ;)

And this paragraph is for violinists. I may have to alert you that although the violinist’s bowing technique in this film is horrible, let’s just capture the whole message that the story offers. I like Kaori’s optimist personality. She’s the one who could inspire people to go out of the box, to do what we’ve been wanting to.

This story can relate to the life of many musicians whether you’re a modern music performer, or classical, or both. Although the story sounds kind of boring and predictable if I tell you briefly about what it’s all about because I don’t want to tell a complete story, but the advices given are such a great inspiration. I recommend this drama if you like Japanese. This film is taken from a Japanese manga book authored by Naoshi Arakawa.

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