Aniplex USA continues to get its shows out there in front of the widest audience possible when it comes to streaming these days as the new series Your Lie in April, aka Kimiuso, is now available on the Hulu service, not long after its debut in Japan. The show has the first episode up and ready, which you can see below, and those with a Hulu Plus subscription can watch this show in HD on your TV, mobile and computer.
Animated by A-1 Pictures and slated for 22 episodes, they’re adapting the original work began in 2011 in Monthly Shonen Magazine by Naoshi Arakawa and has six volumes going so far. It was well thought of at the 37 Kodansha Manga Awards as well where it won the Best Shonen Manga award. The anime adaptation is being directed by Kyohei Ishiguro based on scripts by Takao Yoshioka while Yukiko Aikei is serving as both character designer and chief animatoin director.
The series stars Natsuki Hanae as Kōsei Arima, Risa Taneda as Kaori Miyazono, Ayane Sakura as Tsubaki Sawabe, Ryota Ohsaka as Ryōta Watari, Yuuki Kaji as Takeshi Aiza and Saori Hayami as Emi Igawa.
Plot concept: Based on the award winning original manga Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso by Naoshi Arakawa, Your lie in April focuses on a piano prodigy who is unable to hear his music after suffering from the trauma of losing his beloved mother and piano instructor. With both of those things stripped from him, Kousei Arima’s life becomes lackluster and monotonous.
One day, Kousei is introduced to a violinist named Kaori Miyazono. Though he has a terrible first impression of her, Kaori’s music completely enthralls him. Free, powerful and passionate – Kaori’s bold performance breathes life back into Kousei. Brought together by music, can the heartfelt sounds of this girl’s violin lead him to play the piano again?