Your Lie in April, known in Japan 四月は君の嘘 is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa. Piano prodigy Kousei Arima dominated the competition, and all child musicians knew his name. But after his mother, who was also his instructor, passed away, he had a mental breakdown while performing at a recital that resulted in him no longer being able to hear the sound of his piano, even though his hearing was perfectly fine. Even two years later, Kousei hasn’t touched the piano and views the world in monotone, and without any flair or color. He was content at living out his life with his good friends, Tsubaki and Watari until, one day, a girl changed everything. Kaori Miyazono is a pretty, free-spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality. Kaori helps Kousei return to the music world.