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I went to SM Mall of Asia yesterday morning to give the free passes of "Your Lie in April" to the winners of Amuse PH's giveaway contest. The free passes were from Pioneer Films. Thank you so much! The winners were also very happy to receive the passes. I was planning to watch the said film too. I actually thought of waiting for six hours just to watch the film since I'm already in the area. The first screening was supposed to be around 6pm since SM Cinema had an event that day. But, thank God, the staff moved the screening to 1pm. So, I needed not to wait anymore.

I CRIED MY EYES OUT IN "YOUR LIE IN APRIL".

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The first scene showed an array of wonderful sakura flowers that reminds us it was Spring season. It was a beautiful scenery. The three friends, Arima Kosei, Sawabe Tsubaki and Watari Ryota showed a real tight friendship. It was very evident in the film. Tsubaki wanted Kosei to play the piano again. The appearance of Miyazono Kaori was the answer. She was the key in Kosei's struggle. Kosei can still play the piano however, according to him, he can no longer hear the notes. It was later revealed that Kosei feels guilty with the death of her mother. He was freed from that pain when he performed for the Gala concert; all because of Kaori’s magical encouragement. Her free spirited character inspired Kosei.

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Kaori’s sickness wasn't clearly stated in the film so as her death. However, her death was conveyed when Kosei was playing in the piano competition. We can say that Kaori appeared as a soul. This is what I love with Japanese films. They don’t exactly show what was going on. You end up thinking what, why and how.

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I’d love to commend the main actors Yamazaki Kento and Hirose Suzu’s effort in learning to play the piano and violin for a very short time. They practiced playing the instruments for six months prior to filming the movie. I am actually a frustrated violinist. I learned to play the instrument when I was 14. So, I was very much bewildered when I saw Suzu’s violin performance. She was playing like a goddess! It’s the same for Yamazaki Kento. He was so excellent with the piano too. The other actors Ishii Anna, Nakagawa Taishi and Itaya Yuka also played their characters well.

(Side note: Nakagawa Taishi reminds me of Fukushi Sota. I don’t know why but he gives off a Fukushi Sota aura to me.)

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The only complaint that I have is Suzu’s hair. It was obvious that it was only hair extensions. Her hair is much more better in Chihayafuru live-action films. Other than that, the film is perfect! I actually cried during the whole movie.

This is one of the important parts in the film:


The cast at one of their stage greetings:



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"YOUR LIE IN APRIL" IS STILL SHOWING! BETTER WATCH IT NOW!
ysabelandrei: (Cute HT in New York)
The local film distributor who brought us Rurouni Kenshin Movie 1 and Attack on Titan, Pioneer Films, brings us another two Japanese films this December. These are “Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso” or “Your Lie in April” and “Kimi no Na wa” or “Your Name”.

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)



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The film “Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso” or “Your Lie in April” is based on the manga with the same title by Arakawa Naoshi. The manga series has 11 volumes published by Kodansha. An anime television series was also adapted. The anime aired from October 2014 until March 2015 and has 22 episodes.

“Your Lie in April” is about a piano prodigy named Arima Kousei. He was strictly trained to play the piano by his mother ever since he was a child. After his coldhearted and abusive mother died, he had a mental breakdown while performing the piano at age of 12. In line with this, he can no longer hear the sound of the piano even though his hearing is perfectly fine. One day, he meets a young girl named Miyazono Kaori who changes his outlook in life. Kaori is a violinist who has a manic personality that fits her musical style. She helps Kousei return to the music world. As their friendship grows closer, Kousei realizes he loves her.

In the film adaptation, Yamazaki Kento plays as Arima Kousei and Hirose Suzu as Miyazono Kaori. The movie also includes Ishii Anna as Sawabe Tsubaki, Nakagawa Taishi as Watari Ryota, Komoto Masahiro, Honda Hirotaro, Amuse actress Itaya Yuka as Seto Hiroko and Dan Rei as Arima Saki. The theme song is “Last Scene” by Ikimonogakari.

“Your Lie in April” to premiere on December 7, 2016 in all Philippine cinemas nationwide!

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