Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April). This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

10. Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope)
9. Plastic Memories
8. Orange
7. Nodame Cantabile
6. 3-gatsu no Lion (March comes in like a lion)
5. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
4. Clannad: After Story
3. White Album 2
2. Piano no Mori (The Perfect World of Kai, Piano Forest)
1. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

10. Sakamichi no Apollon (Kids on the Slope)

Anime like Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Synopsis – Summer 1966: Kaoru Nishimi has moved to live with relatives in Kyūshū. He’s been an aloof honor student his whole life, but that starts changing when he meets Sentarō Kawabuchi, the school’s notorious bad boy. Through him, he learns the appeal of jazz and forms his first real friendships.

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Similarity – Despite the music genre difference (Classical and Jazz), both are set during their high school years and have the recurring theme of the musical arts, romance, and drama. Each has a pair of musicians whom they end up meeting in a life-changing fate and are quite unorthodox but are able to perform spectacular music!
Love polygons exist in both shows and each character has their own set of life-changing problems and trauma. It’s a must watch for those who enjoy the musical arts and drama!

9. Plastic Memories

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Synopsis – In a future not too far away, androids that look exactly like humans begin to spread across the world. The android production company SA Corp. produced Giftia, a new kind of android that has the most amount of emotion and human-like qualities out of any other model ever seen. However, due to problems in technology, the androids have a service life, and once they pass that, it gets pretty bad. For this reason, SA Corp. creates a terminal service in order to retrieve Giftia that have gone past their service life. A new employee at the terminal service named Tsukasa Mizugaki forms a team with the Giftia Isla to retrieve the other androids.

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Similarity – Well, both are feels anime that aired at consecutive airing season about an up-and-down emotional relationship between a boy and a girl. If you like “feels” anime, you’ll maybe like both of them, though Shigatsu contains more drama compared with Plastic Memories which contains more comedy. Though the main premise is very different, in the end, both of them has a few similarities.

8. Orange

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Synopsis – Naho Takamiya is a timid 16-year-old girl. One day, she receives a letter from her future self-detailing actions she must take to prevent Kakeru Naruse, the new transfer student, from sinking into depression and taking his own life.

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Similarity – These works try to overcome the weaknesses, even if by the actions of another person. Both have a girl who wants to help a boy with his repressed feelings, which are due to his mother, so he can feel good about himself and get happiness. In addition, you show real feelings, the inner struggle to achieve dreams, how friendship can overcome any barrier, that what we thought impossible to do, becomes only excuses not wanting to try.

7. Nodame Cantabile

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Synopsis – At a top music academy in Japan, Shinichi Chiaki’s arrogance is matched only by his top-notch piano playing. But when Chiaki and the teacher get into a fight, he’s demoted to the reject class. Chiaki is left to pursue his dream of being a conductor while surrounded by a bunch of loser musicians and one annoying girl, Noda, who has proclaimed herself Chiaki’s girlfriend. It doesn’t help that Noda, who insists on being called Nodame, lives right next door to him.

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Similarity – The protagonist has a fellow musician classmate that admires one another. One is a gifted pianist the other violinist. They both explore what it means to create great music together and their bond only strengthens as a result. Both anime have their moments of light humor despite being touching anime.

6. 3-gatsu no Lion (March comes in like a lion)

Anime like Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Synopsis – The protagonist Rei is a 17-year old professional shōgi player, who lives by himself, not having a real family, and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family, which consists of a young woman, Akari, and two young girls, Hinata and Momo, and who also keep a numerous number of cats

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Similarity – Both of these anime delve into a deep psychological trauma. Both MCs are known as child prodigies and it is due to a need to avert their eyes to reality. They are both complex stories that touch upon the heartstrings with topics of depression and self-acceptance.

 

5. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
Synopsis – Five childhood friends grow apart after the death of Meiko Honma, close playmate of them all. Jinta Yadomi, leader of the group when they were kids, neglects high school and lives as a shut-in when he unexpectedly starts seeing the ghost of Meiko, who can only interact with him and no one else. She has returned to ask Jinta to fulfill the forgotten wish she made as a kid.

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Similarity – The story is set where the characters need to confront their pasts to face reality and move forward into the future. They are both very emotional and strong stories.
and they both about lose, so it’s pretty easy to put your self in the Main character’s Position and get hit directly by the feel train and even shed a tear

 

4. Clannad: After Story

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
Synopsis – Life continues on for Tomoya. A few months have passed since he confessed his love to Nagisa. Now entering the second semester, he continues to meet a variety of different people, expanding his own world in the process. As well, Tomoya and Nagisa’s relationship begins to enter a level of intimacy unlike before. Through his relationship with Nagisa, and his various encounters, Tomoya begins to understand the meaning and importance of family. Unfortunately, as Tomoya and Nagisa begin their own family together, they are faced with many hardships and challenges along the way.

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Similarity – Stories about love and hardships, both are filled with emotion evoking drama and tragedy. Main characters try to overcome their past as they face many barriers, hurdles, and hardships. With the help of their main love interest, they try their best to open up a new life in their lives

3. White Album 2

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
Synopsis – Haruki Kitahara’s light music club is on the verge of disbanding. At this rate, the third year’s dream of performing at the school festival would never be realized. However, as his exhausted fingers drift through the chords of “White Album,” the first song he would ever play, an angelic voice and mysterious piano begin harmonizing with his lonely guitar. It is a momentous performance that marks the beginning of everything for Haruki.

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Similarity – If you really are into music anime you should definitely watch Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso after White album two. Both the anime’s have piano in them but Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso goes deeper into the piano part and white album 2 also does many other instruments ( Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso also has violin). The romance in this anime is similar to Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso which u can see when you watch it yourself 😉

 

2. Piano no Mori (The Perfect World of Kai, Piano Forest)

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Synopsis – Kai was born as the son of a prostitute and he’s been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. Shūhei, on the other hand, was practically breast-fed by the piano as the son of a family of prestigious pianists. Yet it is their common bond with the piano that eventually intertwines their paths in life.

Similarity – Both are about classical music, but it has more a central place in Piano no Mori. Both are about the hardships of being a professional at a younger age. Piano no Mori is perfect if you want more of the classical music that you got in Shigatsu wa kimi no uso.

 

1. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou)

Synopsis – Sorata is kicked out of his high-school dorms for keeping a cat, and moves into a small dorm called Sakurasō. It turns out that all the residents, in addition to being uncontrollable and weird, are outstanding in some way: a well-known animator, a scriptwriter, a programmer. A beautiful girl called Mashiro moves in who is an internationally known painter but is so devoted to art that she can’t even dress, and Sorata is given the job of looking after her. Through her and the other residents, he learns who he is and what he wants to do.

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Similarity – Both anime have similar comedy and drama. Both main male cast has goals with their life, but they don’t know how to get to it. Until they meet the main female and they change their life. Two of the anime teaches you to accept life and life isn’t fair. There are times when the characters feel down because of their past or their flaws. Both teach a good life lesson.

Credits – MAL, ANN

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