Parents' Guide to

Your Lie in April

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Romantic anime about the power of music, friendship, love.

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Kids say (5):

As inspiring as Harold and Maude, with all the romance teens love, this series is a true classic. Teens will likely see themselves in at least one character from Your Lie in April. It explores the pressures many teens feel; from the desire to be in a relationship, to stand out, and pressures from parents. Kaori experienced this from his mother before she died -- even though she loved him, she wanted his success because she didn't have her own. It's poetic, dramatic, and is sure to elicit tears from even the most hardened anime watcher. Not to mention the animation is gorgeous, with cherry blossoms signifying the lightness of spring, and a lovely musical soundtrack. This is an outstanding "beginner" anime for those unfamiliar with the genre.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 1, 2014
  • Network: Max
  • Genre: Kids' Animation
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: March 6, 2023

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