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Top 10 Must-Watch Anime To Watch If You Love “Your Lie In April”

Your Lie in April is the story about Kousei Arima’s recovery from the mental trauma of his mother passing away.

Kaori Miyazono is the one who helps Kousei to recover from trauma and also makes him fall in love with music once again. Though the story was concluded with a tragic incident, its heartwarming music and the tear-jerking story left a deep scar in our hearts.

There are quite a few stories out there that leave a similar aftertaste. Let’s begin the Top 10 series like Your Lie in April.

10. White Album

White Album reminds us of the thorns that come with a Rose

Touya Fujii is a normal college student who has his normal worries of paying school fees by working part-time. He is also concerned about spending time with his girlfriend, Yuki Morikawa, an aspiring idol singer who is starting to get attention from television and has envious eyes on her for popularity. 

Soon complications appear in front of Touya as he is not comfortable with his girlfriend’s profession. Will the relationship last between an idol singer and a regular college student? 

9. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou depicts hardships in everyday life with an enticing story

Out of his good conscience to save abandoned kittens, Sorata Kanda, a second-year high school student, moves into the infamous dorm called Sakura Hall, where he finds himself to be a great misfit. 

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However, after meeting Mashiro Shiina, an aspiring mangaka, his desire to move out wavers away as she quickly latches onto him, and soon they trigger a change in others around them.

8. Sound! Euphonium

Sound! Euphorium is a musical memoir that deals amidst emotion and passion with charm

Euphonist Kumiko Oumae, after leaving music due to an incident at the middle school regional concert band competition, enters a high school where she ends up being surrounded by the school’s brass band. 

top 10 anime like your lie in april

Kumiko rekindles her passion for music after joining the band. Still, despite their intention to qualify for the national band competition, they face complications, and just competing in a local festival will be a challenge without their new band advisor Noboru Taki. 

7. Golden Time

Golden Time is a lesson to make you appreciate your life as it is

After getting hit by a truck, Banri Tada is struck with amnesia because of which he has no memory of the past. But after befriending Mitsuo Yanagisawa, Banri decides to move on and begin a new life.

top 10 anime like your lie in april

Soon after entering college life, he barges into Kouko Kaga. After witnessing her, he wants to fall in love, make mistakes, and grow from them once again.

6. Orange

Orange is a tale of regrets, one shouldn’t live with

On a late morning, Naho Takamiya receives a letter from her 26-year-old self, which she didn’t believe at first. But after reading the letter, she finds out that the letter is really from her future self as it depicted every event of that day precisely. 

Her future self warns her to be careful while making decisions involving Kakeru Naruse, whom she regrets not having around in the future.

5. Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories portrays the endless depth of the human heart

Tsukasa Mizugaki, after failing the college entrance exam, lands a job at SAI corp after pulling some strings. The Corp is responsible for creating human-like androids named “Giftias” whose lifespan is a mere 81,920 hours .i.e. 9 years approx. 

top 10 anime like your lie in april

After joining Terminal Service One in SAI corp, Tsukasa meets a beautiful Giftia Isla for whom he has developed feelings for. The story unfolds on how he comes to terms with accepting the fact of her short lifespan and deals with it.

4. Kids on the Slope

Kids on the Slope is an exhilarating music adventure of three friends pursuing their love for jazz

Kaoru Nishimi is a top student and a classical pianist, but having to move constantly from place to place left him all alone. But after arriving in Kuzu High, he meets Sentarou Kawabuchi, a notorious delinquent and a lover of jazz music, leading to instant friendship.

top 10 anime like your lie in april

Karou begins to play the piano in the basement of fellow student Ritsuko Mukae’s family-owned record shop. The three of them united by their passion for music sets out on a journey of their own.

3. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana symbolizes the flower that never withers away

Jinta Yadomi is being bothered by Meiko “Menma” Honma, whom he thinks is nothing more than a hallucination due to a hot summer day as Menma died years ago. But soon, he realizes that Menma is a ghost who has come to fulfill his wish.

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The story revolves around six friends who got separated after Menma’s untimely death and are again drawn together to lay Menma’s spirit to rest.

Honorable Mentions: March Comes in Like a Lion, Piano no Mori, Angel Beats, Tari Tari.

2. Clannad

Clannad is a story about finding a purpose in one’s life

Tomoya Okazaki, a delinquent who wastes his time skipping school with his friend Youhei Sunohara. One day while walking to the school, Tomoya notices Nagisa Furukawa, who keeps talking to herself for being motivated.

top 10 anime like your lie in april

Tomoya walks past her as nothing happened but soon realizes that he has started to notice Nagisa more and more. 

And eventually, she befriends her and comes to know that Nagisa was held back a year due to her illness; furthermore, her dream is to revive the drama club.

Trailer - Clannad [HD]

Having nothing to do, Tomoya decides to help Nagisa along with four other girls. The story starts to unwind after they come across each other’s problems and begins to overcome them. 

1. Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile is a heartwarming musical journey with lots of heart and soul in it

The Best Scene of Nodame Cantabile

Shinichi Chiaki, a first-class musician, has a dream to play among the elites in Europe, which he can’t fulfill due to his fear of flights.

top 10 anime like your lie in april

As a result, he’s grounded in Japan. Shinichi, after meeting with Megumi Noda was in awe of her piano playing skills. Later he discovers that they both are neighbors, and Megumi ends up falling in love with him.

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