Born into the wealthy family of a famous musician, Shu Amamiya feels it is his fate to become a professional pianist. But when he transfers to a new elementary school, his goal is threatened by an obnoxious classmate, Ichinose Kai, who has the ability to produce beautiful sound from a piano that was thought to be broken. The two quickly become friends; however, their friendship is tested when they face off in a competition to determine who has the better skill, greatest ambition, and the strongest love for the piano.
After being told that Piano no Mori was about a piano in a forest and two friends who become rivals in a competition, I thought I was in for something trite and maybe a bit vague. In actual fact, the ‘piano competition' setup ends up being rather secondary when you consider the movie as a whole; far more important is the portrayal of two friends who, through their differences, learn valuable... read more
Pretty good prologue to Kai and Shuuhei's journey on the path of playing piano professionally, but it's not all about playing piano, there is also friendship/rivalry between the 2 boys, other story elements are only implied (like how Kai's mother most likely works as an escort of sorts). Animation is good and does a fine job in portraying piano playing. Great sound, music is all classical beautiful... read more
Piano no Mori (2018)
Piano no Mori (2019)
Piano no Mori