The story was predictable.
The characters weren't incredibly original.
The themes have been explored in other anime, especially recent ones.
The love triangle was forced.
The main love interest, waifu-baiting aside, seems like an arbitrary choice right up to the very end of the series.
With all this said, it didn't really matter. I don't think Your Lie in April set out to do anything new, but like Star Wars, or Harry Potter, or any of the phenomenon that deserve a place in the history of the medium they are a part of, this anime was meant to take a story we were all... See full review