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四月は君の嘘 1

(四月は君の嘘 / Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso #1)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  4,103 ratings  ·  224 reviews
A los 11 años, Kôsei es un virtuoso del piano. Pero cuando su madre muere tras una larga enfermedad, Kôsei pierde por completo la habilidad de tocar. Años mas tarde, conocerá a Kaori, una violinista cuya manera de entender e interpretar la música es totalmente opuesta a la suya. La explosiva personalidad de Kaori cambiará por completo los cimientos de Kôsei, dándole un nue ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 16th 2011 by 講談社
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Nick
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
all time favorite
Raeleen Lemay
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphicomanga, own
Even without being able to hear the music, this was delightful! The anime is one of my favorites, and these characters are just GREAT. I’m already considering watching the anime again after just one volume...
Jo
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know, even without the music, this was a beautiful first installment of "Your lie in April" The anime was excellent, and I was eager to get started on the manga. Firstly, I love that this manga is entirely centred around music, and being a musician. As I am a musician myself, I think that definitely had something to do with it.
This story is so much more than romance. It is about building friendships, hope, and following your dreams. The characters are wonderful and there is a real sense of s
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Vivi

Your Lie in April - I saw the anime first... then I read all the manga.

This one is a REALLY beautiful story of a pure, first love ... There's also strong, True friendship between the characters (and there's Music too!)



This is the story of Arima Kousei and Miyazono Kaori... that goes like this:





(view spoiler)



I LOVED it SO MUCH... and I cried a lot too!!! It was deep... and as life changing as a first, true love can be. I really liked the main characters, they have a spot in my hea
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Yuu Sasih
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This rating and review are for all of the published volumes.

This manga started out with quite a cliche about music and youth-loves concerning a piano prodigy who traumatized by the memory of his late mother abuse, his two--male and female--childhood friends, and a happy-go-lucky violonist who fell in love with the male bestfriend. At first sight, this seems like your usual rectangular-love, but actually, I think there's not even a slight hints of romance here but admirations and comforting relat
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Inés Izal
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, mangas, favoritos
Ayyyyyy es tan cuqui que no tardaré en leerlo entero. <3
Lauren
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely story with great characters and a whole lot of heart! Can’t wait to continue with the series!

RTC
Justine
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite poetic, very lovely story. I look forward to more!
Elsa
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ay qué lindos por favor.
elisabeth
actual rating- 4.25 stars
Brooklyn Tayla
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads
Such a promising start to a series! This was so simple and cute, with minimal fuss but jam packed full of feels!

Full review to come :)
Doc
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is rated Teen and deals hardships including death and also has a little violence so consider these things before reading it but know at least from the 1st volume I believe there might be hope later on in the series.

I'll be honest I wasn't 100% sure about a "musical" manga but I will admit my preconceived notions about a manga based on music were wrong as I have found this volume to be both sad and amusing as young Kosei Arima finds himself in a dreary monotone world after his mother
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Alyssa
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Only a couple scenes different from the anime (which is a little disappointing), but of course it was good!! <3 <3
Ramonna
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este primer tomo ha sido hermoso. Esperanding el segundo ✨
Azbaqiyah
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plot - 5/5
Characters - 4/5
World Building - 4/5
Writing Style - 4/5
Cover - 3/5
Art - 3/5

Overall Rating - 3.8 / 5
Aravena
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drop-zone
Reading this feels like listening to a talented singer with great voice, who unfortunately keep making the same mistakes and hitting the wrong notes over and over again until the whole performance is kind of ruined.

Er, random musical analogy aside, there's actually a lot that I like from this manga's set-up. For starter, the fact that the the main characters are middle-schoolers/pre-teens, which I don't see very often in manga. It's a great period when kids are mature enough to start exploring
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Nanna
**bintang dibulatkan ke dua**

Dari awal kemunculan judul ini di jadwal sneakpeek, saya selalu bertanya-tanya: "Bagus kah komik ini? Bagaimana plotnya?, dll". Lalu saya nyari info di forum-forum atau kanal online lainnya. Sebagian besar ngasi rating yang bagus, cerita bagus, development chara dapet, feel-nya dapet, dll. Akhirnya saya tertarik untuk beli (kebetulan m&c! lagi ada promo, jadi... langsung lahap).

Setelah baca... err, apa saya terlalu berharap tinggi sama buku ini? Plotnya terasa me
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Nərmin
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Who likes sweet stories with music)
First review:
How cute the first volume was! I liked Kaori and Kousei. I wish their relationship developed. I also liked their friendship and the music! Anime was better as it is more colorful and I can actually hear the classic music))
Final review of the series:
4.45 stars

Oh my God... This manga was a big feels trip. It was all about friendship, love for music, love for mother, love for each other, all kinds of loves. Determination and your goals in life, living to the bits..everything was b
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Kailey (BooksforMKs)
I have so much love for this series, especially because it is all about musicians, and specifically a pianist. I have played piano and taught piano lessons for more than 20 years, and anything having to do with music is near to my heart. I love how the musicians in this manga are portrayed, full of the love of their artform, full of creativity, and sensitive to beauty in the world around them.

Kaori and Kousei are such wonderful characters! I love the whole gang of friends, and their individual s
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Hannah Heath
May 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I love this story. So many beautiful passages. It is possible that I love this manga because I'm a fan of the anime, so it's hard for me to separate the two. But I did think this volume had a lot to offer and had some genuinely beautiful art and sweet thoughts behind it. The anime seems to be a direct adaptation, which is a neat discovery. Can't wait to read volume 2!
Kevin
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy Molly this is good!
Raquel Maia
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inglês, mangá
Depois de ter visto o anime quis tanto ler o mangá. Primeiro de tudo senti falta da música, o que era de esperar mas pensei que poderia ler sem me incomodar, mas incomodou só porque já vi o anime *buh*. Por isso bem tive que o ler a ouvir musica clássica, e foi 5 estrelas *hihih* (também podem ouvir o Epic San no youtube) Mas não interessa, é super interessante na mesma, e vale a pena ser lido porque ensina muita coisa importante.

Untitled-1 copyKousei sempre foi um grande pianista quando era peq
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Maddy
I saw the anime of this series when it came out on Netflix. It was totally worth it. The art is absolutely stunning! So you can understand why I was excited to read the manga after being moved by the anime.

This is only the very, very beginning of the series where Kosei first meets Kaori. Their relationship is essentially what whole series revolves around. One of the most important elements for them is music since Kosei is a concert pianist and Kaori is a violinist (though she can and does play o
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Henri Neto
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Your Lie in April foi um mangá que recebi de presente da Lytta Miranda no ano passado, junto com o forte Vitamin - e confesso, não sabia muito bem o que esperar dele. Claro, esta é uma história sobre música clássica e um jovem prodígio que não vê mais a beleza de seu dom, mas quanto mais eu penso, mais eu vejo que não é só sobre isto.

Antes de mais nada, o mangá é sobre se reencontrar depois de não ver mais sentido naquilo em que você é o melhor. Existe uma triste ironia nisto tudo - mas já nos p
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Venesa
*this is based on the whole series, not just this volume* *no spoilers*
An extremely well drawn, well written series. Literally one of my fav's of all time, moving me to tears. I 100% recommend anyone new to the series to watch the anime instead of reading the manga though, as no matter how good the manga is, you cant have a music-based story and not be able to hear the music. The anime is astounding and if the ending doesnt make you want to bawl like a baby, then i dont know what to tell you
Bryan Robbins
Your Lie in April is about 2 musicians, A pianist and a violinist, and their performances and interactions together. Both Kosei and Kaori are round characters with extremely rich back stories that allow you to connect to them. It is done in the manga art style. Your Lie in April is a story that really allows you to connect to the characters, and feel genuine emotion for them. Definitely a must read.
Kathleen
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm aware that this series takes a tragic turn at some point, but this volume is pure romantic comedy. It's fun, and cute, and might get you interested in classical music, especially live performances! Share it with the aspiring musician in your life.
Mohamed Elbigalaty
"I met the girl under full-bloomed cherry blooms, and my fate has begun to change"
Lainy122
This was January's pick for the Adelaide Ladies Comic Book Club.

An easy read, but it didn't blow me away. Enjoyable enough that I might check out the anime, but probably not enough to keep me reading the manga.
Bito Dang
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The very start of young adolescents' desire
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