Your lie in April

Alt title: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

If you're looking for anime similar to Your lie in April, you might like these titles.

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

22 votes

I agree

Reasons you might like Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day...

EdtheRadical EdtheRadical says...

Although this is just based on the first episode, both anime are slice of life / drama. The characters seem to have depth and the artwork is amazing. 

stuffmirandalikes stuffmirandalikes says...

An overall dreamy and emotional feeling plays across both shows. The age of the characters is also pretty young, so it adds a sense of longing for another time, a hint of childlike magic. They are both beautiful and heartfelt little pieces.

JVAnimeReviews JVAnimeReviews says...

If you want another ride on the feels train, these two will pull some strings In your heart. Both of them deal with suffering and trying to move on after the loss of a loved one.

shanjo shanjo says...

These two Anime may not be entirely the same genre, but the themes between them are uncanny. Both deal with a Protagonist struggling with the past and what he used to be to so many people as well as Romance with and realistic comedy along the way that both greatly contribute to how well both of these stories are told.

GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

Both of these shows are about a group of friends dealing with a complicated situation and coming together to pull through it.  They both make you laugh and cry and are extremely deep and heartfelt.  They both deal with young adults growing up as they deal with issues that should be beyond their maturity level, and how they cope with the unfortunate situations they are thrust into.  I finished both shows with the feeling of, "that was a masterpiece," and I don't feel that way often.  If you were moved by one show, you should watch the other.

Tsukuyomi15 Tsukuyomi15 says...

both series are centered in the relation between the characters and are really dramatic and emotional series.

chad28 chad28 says...

Ano Hana and Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) contain a group of friends, school life and drama. Get ready to feel.

I really liked both of these shows. I think that if you liked one you'll probably like the other because of the mentioned themes, including the love and drama.

mike7774012 mike7774012 says...

Both animes will make you really attached to the characters. You may find them annoying at times but in the end you just fall in love with them. 

Kirith Kirith says...

Both can wind up being real tearjerkers. Connect with the characters at your own risk. Strong highs and lows.

danryd danryd says...

Both are excellent stories of romance, of remembering and moving betond the past, and of the relationships between people and how they change. If you like/love one, you will like/love the other. But be prepared to be suckerpunched in the feels... I know I was.

SatoAnnnnn SatoAnnnnn says...

not tear-jerking but it made me (almost) cry. Also, the female character are super cute. LOL

Schuichi Schuichi says...

Definitely my 'feel train' animes.. I cried a lot about Your lie in April and Anohana is really one to make me cry too almost the same way.. So sad right now....

Brightstar Brightstar says...

Also similar to Angel Beats! where you don't think that it's going to be sad at all but then you find out that it's really freaking sad. Both incredible shows.

Damek Damek says...

Tears... a lot of tears... Your tears.

You will be crying, or at least you should crying watching this.

Ldeen Ldeen says...

Tears go on their own, even if you do not want to cry. 

I started watching animes with Ano Hi Mita Hana and it is even now deep in my heart. One of my favourites.

Anime0Is0Life Anime0Is0Life says...

BOTH ARE REALLY FULL OF FEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

john1 john1 says...

Both are heart-touching anime about dealing with loss and moving on. They both explore the joy and sadness of life. They are great anime that everyone should watch. 

AiVyLe1 AiVyLe1 says...

Both anime show many emotions over the plot or story line. With both having heart-wrenching moments, they're both the perfect anime for any person.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

These two anime are extremely similar despite having a different main focus, both look into the emotional relationship between two people using different ways to present it. They involve heartwarming stories about someone coming out from mourning and continuing their life, moving on from the past. They focus heavily on this emotion and that drives the story forward and it is certain that some heart strings were intended to be pulled, so I believe if you enjoyed one, maybe check out the other xx

LaEabha LaEabha says...

.................................................................................................................

Nephelion Nephelion says...

While both animes have different settings, themes and aesthetics, both deal with mourning and give insights about human feelings in heartwrenching ways.

meeloo meeloo says...

They both explore themes of growing up and moving past traumatic events, and show incredible character development from start to finish.

Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

The studious and uptight Chiaki is well-known as the top pianist of his school, and dreams of becoming a world-class conductor like his idol, Viera; but his fear of flying (which makes studying abroad impossible) combined with a recent break-up and dismissal from his piano instructor causes that future to seem both bleak and unlikely. After collapsing outside of his apartment, drunk, Chiaki inadvertently meets a young woman named Nodame who, while quite talented at the piano, is unclean, clumsy, and haphazard. Despite being almost polar opposites, the two begin to grow closer and work, together, to overcome the obstacles in their careers.

18 votes

I agree

Reasons you might like Nodame Cantabile...

EdtheRadical EdtheRadical says...

Both stories are about music and romance.  The characters have intriguing pasts and both have a great elements of comedy. 

theholyduck theholyduck says...

Your lie in april seems to be setting up to be a more childhood romance oriented, less serious anime in the same vein as Nodame Cantabille, It uses the same character archtypes, and it seems to be setting up the same kind of classical music focus. Where they differ is that Your lie in april is going for a much more, sparkling flowery rainbow vibe. So unless you object to that, give the other a go. 

PSNick PSNick says...

They both deal with music. Even though Nodame might be a little more "serious" in the way it deals with it, the music and art of "Your lie in april" can't be taken lightly. Highly recommend both shows.

trinhma trinhma says...

SPOILER!!

They are both about music. Piano to be exactly. 

The stories are similar but the age of the characters are different, which means the personalities are different. 

Both main chracters are traumatized about something. 

asterris asterris says...

Both have musical aspects to them and has a main character who's life is changed by the girl main character (and vice versa).

Nodame's plot ended up leaning away from romance and focusing on 'finding one's place in life', spanning several years, while it appears that Your Lie in April is about a shorter period of time and overcomeing one's past, or future...

Atalea Atalea says...

Both involve a guy with some sort of trauma and a playful girl who enlightens their life through music. Nodame Cantabile is a bit more serious than Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, but both are great shows!

un1que un1que says...

Nodame Cantabile... Just like this anime, I fell in love with that one as well right off the bat. The music, the story, everything about it. I personally LOVE classical music and my childhood "dream" was to become a classical conductor of sorts for the boston symphony. This anime and it's manga are phenomenal. Straight out of a Wikipedia this should save enough."The series has been adapted as three different television series: as an award-winning live-action drama that aired in 2006 followed by a sequel television special that aired in January 2008, and as an anime series spanning three seasons with the first one broadcast in 2007, the second one in 2008 and the third one aired in 2010. Two live-action movie sequels to the television drama, with the same actors, were produced with release dates of 18 December 2009 and April 2010.In addition, several soundtrack albums of classical music have been released, as well as three video games."

wiseleo wiseleo says...

Nodame is not nearly as sad and the music is better. The story will introduce you to what happens behind the scenes of a symphony orchestra. Its soundtrack is out of this world amazing. They recreated the imperfection of an entire orchestra, which could not have been easy. If you liked the sound in Your lie, you will be enthralled with Nodame.

Your lie also involves piano and features a few interesting music scenes. Be warned that it is a very very sad story. I think the best music is in episodes 2, 18, 21, and 22.

LiXue LiXue says...

Both anime's are about music. Both Kousei from Your Lie in April and Chiaki from Nodame Cantabile were raised musically and stick to scores while both love interests are free spirits who play how they want with almost no regard for the score. And while I personally think Nodame Cantabile isn't as serious as Your Lie in April, they are both music animes and the main characters do have overlapping qualities.

AllenCz AllenCz says...

Do you enjoy classic music? Are you interested in romance themes?

Then both animes are made jsut for you! In each of them you can met various artists, find dramatic plot and you will not be bored watching it. ;)

JVAnimeReviews JVAnimeReviews says...

Both musical anime's with lot's of focus on character development and character relationships.

memojuez memojuez says...

Both Anime Series are premised on improving oneself and one's relationships while doing one's best to reach the pinnacle of one'sdiscipline in musicality.  Bothshows  huge favorites of mine.

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both anime are about a male character (who has gone through some sort of trauma) who's life is changed after meeting a female character.  Both series have romantic themes and involve classical music.  While Nodame Cantabile is more light-hearted, both series will likely appeal to the same audience.

Santis523 Santis523 says...

No spoilers here:

They both have a beautiful story of how it doesn't matter what obsticals may come your way, you have the strength to overcome them no matter what. 

Also they both show that just a little kindness can go a long way.

Now for the obvious reasons. 

They both are music oriented.

They both have a distressed main character with an obstical to overcome.

They both have Beautiful love stories.

and they both have stuff in their past that hinders them.

Santis523: Simple and fast recommendations. For more visit my page here

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series are romances set around classical music, involving a fairly uptight pianist and a carefree girl. Lots of awesome music in both. 

erikaxvanessa erikaxvanessa says...

Both animes include music as a main theme, with a vary "strict" by the book male pianist and a more free, erratic female protagonists who makes music their own. The personalities of the female protanogists are similar. Both bring in elements of comedy.

Your lie in April is just more "poetic" than Nodame Cantible.

melethorn melethorn says...

Because of the solid musical foundation in both series. The romantic angle is different, as well as the general feel I would say. Nodame is in my view a lighter series, despite them both being dramas. Your lie in april is more on the bittersweet side throughout. I found the writing and musical knowledge behind both captivating tho, and being a lover of classical music, had immense pleasure of both series.

odee2004 odee2004 says...

They are both the same in terms of music and love story though the other one is tragic. 

I'm sure you will have a good time watching the too serie. :)

Kids on the Slope

Kids on the Slope

Lonely Kaoru Nishimi has lost count of how many times he has moved schools thanks to his father's naval career. Newly landed in Kyushu, he finds most of his classmates instantly antagonistic towards him and suspicious of his elite background. Only two other students seem not to mind who he is – the infamously abrasive Sentarou and the gentle Ritsuko. Unbeknownst to Kaoru they have a passion for jazz, and they're about to pull him out of his stiff, joyless world into theirs of loose, swinging self-expression. Through friendship and frustration, love and despair, Kaoru will learn that life has a wealth of experiences in store for him!

10 votes

I agree

Watch online

Reasons you might like Kids on the Slope...

Xplayer Xplayer says...

Both anime feature pianists who delve into the mysteries of love and romance, friendship, and motivation for their craft. Kaoru and Kousei shoud have a heart to heart about relationships as they have similar personalties. Sakamichi is jazz while Your Lie in April is classical, but both embrace a unique love of showcasing high quality music.

chii chii says...

Music, romance, and the trials of growing up are the main focus of these 2 titles. Both main characters of each show are very similar too.

snivets snivets says...

Your Lie in April and Sakamichi no Apollon have a lot in common. From their focus on an introverted pianist and his group of friends, to the depth of character development, they both vary their tone between lighthearted and darker emotional moments. If you liked either one of these, it's a good bet you'll like the other.

Bronia Bronia says...

Both are noitaminA anime about pianists who begrudgingly take on changes to their style. This sudden immersion in a new piano "scene" opens the doors to new friendships and romance and general growing up. If you liked the sense of coming of age wrapped up with the music of either anime, you should definitely try the other! Both also have gorgeous animation and very pretty soundtracks. The characters and their relationships are delightful to watch, but not without drama. They are very similar shows that complement each other well.

asterris asterris says...

I'd have to say between Nodame and Apollon this one is the most alike to Your Life in April. Both about male main characters who have 'sad' pasts that have their lives changed by meeting someone else and subsequently change their music style because of that. Romance is also subtle but present in both of these.

From what I've seen so far, Your Lie in April is going to end up being slightly MORE serious than Apollon, which though it too has its deep moments, ends fairly well and keeps a light hearted vibe. While Apollon seems a little more whimsical as it takes place in a small town near the sea (going to school still involved) without as much emphasis on school life, Your Lie in April seems more modern and sticks it out in the old school setting for the most part.

Rastamepas Rastamepas says...

Sakamichi No Apollon and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso are quite alike. They both share common themes including music, and romance. They both can be serious and some points and extremely lighthearted at others. Both shows feature a MC that is a Pianist who grows through music and friends. If you liked one I'm sure you'd like the other.

blackmomi blackmomi says...

Both shows are about music and both have a deeper plot behind music.. Though one's about jazz in 70's and the other's about classical music now, they both have a similar feeling..

minhbi99 minhbi99 says...

To the sole purpose of music, comedy and ethusiasm. However you wont cry watching this, trust me

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both anime involve teenagers coming of age, romance/love triangles, and music (albiet different genres of music).  Both series contain both comedic/light-hearted moments as well as sad/dramatic moments (though Your Lie in April is ultimately the more tragic of the two).  If you like one, then you will probably like the other.

Guinsoo Guinsoo says...

music, relationships, and complete emotional investment. Your lie in April is better in my opinion, but both are well worth watching. 

Clannad

Clannad

Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...

9 votes

I agree

Watch online

Reasons you might like Clannad...

GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

It's hard to find a show like Clannad that doesn't involve a bit of magic, but Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso actually manages to do just that.  These are not your everyday school life animes.  In each of these shows, a young man leans on his friends and companions for support as he struggles through a variety of extremely difficult situations.  Sometimes they resolve well, and sometimes they don't, but through all of his experiences he grows and learns.  Love and loss are central themes in each show, and they both have heartwarming and heartbreaking moments aplenty.  If you enjoyed the rollercoaster of emotions that is not typically present in a normal school life show, you will enjoy both of these.

renadesu3 renadesu3 says...

Both shows develop an extremely strong connection between the viewer and the relationships shared between characters. As well as this the two shows have extremely moving soundtracks, which highlights the impacts that events of the two respective shows have on the viewer. Also both are fantastic.

thomchris48 thomchris48 says...

both are gona F--k up up emotionally. of course that's an incredible feat to accomplish in todays desensitized society. both are a must see.

blueangel06661 blueangel06661 says...

Both are amazing tear jerkers. They make you happy, they make you sad, they make you angry.

Both series has a rich and deep storyline with amazing characters that you just learn to fall in love with and everything is going so wonderful. Up until everything you ever knew is falling apart. 

They both require tissues but are well worth the watch.

Heervristi Heervristi says...

i just finished "Your lie in April" and i have to say WHY DO THE GOOD PEOPLE ALWAYS HAVE TO DIE ??????? ****cry a lot when watching this anime***** its just the same as in clannad, why the heck does the good person have to die???  they were both such great anime's. the only reason i like clannad better is because of the ending. if the ending would've been more like clannad this would be my N°1 anime EEEEVVVEEEERRRRRR!!!!!!!

Raku Raku says...

Without spoiling, I will say both shows are like a roller coaster. The only difference being Clannad has a bit more weirdness in it that's supernatural (such as a character disappearing and people forgetting about them) and some other odd things that I can't mention (cause of spoilers). While Your Lie in April's weirdness is all psychologically based where the character is drowning in tragedy, and haunted by a ghost from their past when in actually they're either sitting down freaking out on the inside.

maysillee maysillee says...

Clannad and Your Lie in April are like the anime versions of The Fault in Our Stars-they're achingly sweet and absolutely heartbreaking.  Despite the sadness, both shows have a bit of humor to them that really adds to the story and the atmosphere.  Watch these if you feel like crying. A lot.

Candies Candies says...

The stories are both going at a slow pace. The characters are pretty similar to me, the relationships are taken a bit more seriously than most anime's.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Both focus on a budding pairing and the struggles in building a romance, they both focus heavily on the emotional side. And of course, both include love triangles and drama. They both also feature the main girl with some sort of illness making them slightly weaker than others, and in both this becomes a main point of the development for all the characters. So I believe if you enjoyed one of these anime, check out the other.

your name.

your name.

Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town and for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he’s never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?

9 votes

I agree

Reasons you might like your name....

AkiBeater AkiBeater says...

Kimi no na wa is one of the best anime I watched so far. It has amazing animation and story itself. And as for me, you can basically connect it with Shigatsu wa kimi no uso (your lie in april), which is also a romance anime, the only thing that's different is how the story end because Shigatsu wa kimi no uso end with such a tragic ending. Both anime has a good animation and songs (with different artist, of course). It also focuses on the both hero and heroine's background story. It was beautiful, both of them.

Quintonn Quintonn says...

:(                                                                                                                               

nokchatae nokchatae says...

Both feature beautiful animation, well rounded characters, a lovely soundtrack, and overwhelmingly sad endings. I love both of these so so much and they're perfect together.

Roseia Roseia says...

Both will make you cry and make you need to find something to fill that void since you finished the other one. If you watch one of these, the other one will fill your void.

arvano arvano says...

They are both essesntially complicated coming of age romances done really well. Personally I love them both but Your Lie in April is a little bit of a rougher ride emotionally.

KarmaKhameleon KarmaKhameleon says...

Both of these anime deal with coming of age, and the heart breaking, yet beautiful aspects of soul mates and unrequited love. These two are easily in my top 5 great romance anime of all time. If these two anime dont make you shed at least 1 tear, then you have a heart of stone. 

IIUnknownAbyssII IIUnknownAbyssII says...

They are both amazing. Animation is top notch. story is top notch. Music is top notch. Feels are there. Just watch first 30 min of both and you'll see why

Maulana200055 Maulana200055 says...

Best anime in 2016 and almost win oscar but this is not perfect movie and still like we saw and enjoy it

flitser44 flitser44 says...

Both hit u right in the feels altho your lie in april realy gets clear once u finished it and think a bit about what u saw while your name is a open story where u get the full feeling of the story while u watch it and afterwards u get another smack in the feels when u think about what u jsut saw and the lessons u an learn from it. Either way both are amazing

Golden Time

Golden Time

Banri Tada is a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo. However, due to an accident, he lost all of his memories.  During his freshman orientation, he encounters another freshman from the same school, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, and they hit it off at once.  Without any memory of each other, their lives become more and more intertwined as if set by the hands of fate. But what is their fate, and will it lead to happiness or another memory to forget…

7 votes

I agree

Watch online

Reasons you might like Golden Time...

pockysocks pockysocks says...

If you liked the romance part of Your Lie in the Summer, it's similar to Golden Time where there's a violent bishoujo that comes into the main character's life but doesn't date the girl right away. They'll eventually fall for each other. It's not about music, but I can see the similarities between the two when I look at the characters and their chemistry. My friend really liked Golden Time as well so I reccommend!

Aleaux Aleaux says...

Both of them are romatic anime.

Golden time is a romantic comedy your lie in april is music passion an roamance.  In both of them the scary feeling of loosing someone is present.An other common point would be that there is like a love triangle. Your lie in april is in my opinion much more sentimental than Golden time.

BenjiGruthoffie BenjiGruthoffie says...

altho they have way diferent plot lines the style of romance is the same and with both of them whenever the two are together you just cant help but smile. (minus the few times that are insanely sad in both of them) but other than those they are both great animes with great plots that are enjoyable to watch.

Fit4Life Fit4Life says...

Your Lie in April and Golden Time are very similiar. Both are about a boy who struggles with some sort of emotional/psychological issue and both are able to overcome it through the help of friends (and in particular a girl). They are light-hearted, comical, and fast paced. Both will make you cry at times and both will make you smile.

rajaymoore rajaymoore says...

Both these anime have a very compelling story and whenever I try to compare The two your lie in April would blow golden times away but they both have a certain dark theme to it when both of the Main characters not being able to let go of the past but this is an amazing watch I highly recommend 

ilyarad ilyarad says...

It has a similair feeling to both of them during the series and both benchwatchers and well they are awesome!

themilanovic themilanovic says...

These anime's are probably one of the most dramatic romance, dramas i've seen when it comes to emotion. These animes both have characters who have to progress and develop through tough times and make it very entertaining to watch.

Golden time will bring you more of a sense of love and Your lie in April will bring more of a sense of emoition. I basically watched these animes one right after the other which probaly wasn't very good on my heart.

I enjoyed both these animes very much and these will go down as some of these most memorable. Both very entertaining.

Orange

Orange

Everyone has regrets in life. So who wouldn't take the chance to change the past if given the opportunity? When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter tells her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. But why? Naho must decide what to make of the letter and its cryptic warning, and what it means not only for her future, but for Kakeru's as well.

7 votes

I agree

Watch online

Reasons you might like Orange...

yunaleska yunaleska says...

The feeling between the tragedy of one of them is similar, and how slowly developing romance between them.

annaholland annaholland says...

If you want pain and heartache, but also fluffy feelings. This is it! I like this anime and would recommend it to my friends!

JESSETHEBUSH JESSETHEBUSH says...

If you liked one you should like the other because both have a love triangle that gets impacted by an emotional tradgedy and they also have the same style of sadness as we see how characters deal with their friends potential death, even if orange spreads it out more than your lie in april

Ashpercy Ashpercy says...

Your lie in april really made me think. Also orange makes you think. 

................................................................................................................................................

chad28 chad28 says...

Orange and Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) contain a group of friends, school life and drama. Get ready to feel.

I really liked both of these shows. I think that if you liked one you'll probably like the other because of the mentioned themes, including the love and drama.

PopcornFluffles PopcornFluffles says...

They both have very lovable characters that you can't help but root for, but both series have very serious and sad elements making them real tear jerkers. Worth the cry though!

Abareyellow Abareyellow says...

They both show one of the main characters going through a life scarring moment. One of the main characters passes away at an awful time.

March Comes in like a Lion

March Comes in like a Lion

Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old professional shogi player who suffers from anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Unwanted by his relatives after he loses his family in an accident, and resented by his adopted family's children, Rei moves into his own apartment in Tokyo to avoid inconveniencing others. He uses his talent at shogi to earn a living, but doesn't take care of himself, and is reluctant to ask others for help. Soon after his arrival, the boy meets the Kawamoto family: a trio of sisters and their grandfather who run a traditional Japanese pastry shop. They too have dealt with pain and loss, but their warmth and loving-kindness are balm for Rei's anguished spirit.

7 votes

I agree

Reasons you might like March Comes in like a Lion...

Krizz Krizz says...

Both animes have an emotionally damaged protagonist struggling to deal with a past that holds them back from enjoying their present and future. Each is surrounded by cute characters that not only help them to find themselves but shed some light on what could otherwise be a very emotionally overwhelming show. Though the visuals in March are more manga inspired in comparison to April's very polished and sophisticated anime style, both are stunning and work perfectly to capture those emotional scenes that are so critical to driving the story and allow the viewer to not only see but feel the psychological struggle of the main character.

thenightspirit thenightspirit says...

Both protagonists are prodigies in their fields and have dealt with childhood trauma. They later end up struggling in their fields but are helped by the people around them.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

So Your Lie in April features a character driven story involving a skill the main protagonist has been brought up with, something I found that March Comes in Like a Lion did so much better (in my opinion). They both feature a psychological look into the main character and progresses the story in a similar way, however, March Comes in Like a Lion expands of the psychological drama slightly more. Hence why this is only a one way rec, if you liked the psychological side of Your Lie in April and like things quite slow then check out March Comes in Like a Lion.

crazime crazime says...

I like Your Lie in April because I like how it is about music and the first epsiode was amazing

Desiderium Desiderium says...

Both are two cour shows about a young man who suffers from mental illness, and his gradual recovery thanks to those around him. 

jeidoishungry jeidoishungry says...

In my opinion, both of the art styles are super beautiful, and so are the stories. Kousei reminds me a lot of Rei, with their looks, personalities, etc. I really do love both of these animes.

TeddytheBear TeddytheBear says...

THEY'RE BOTH GOT GET CHARACTERS, AN INTRIGUING STORYLINE AND YOUNG  CHARACTERS STRONGLY ATTATCHED TO AN ACTIVITY THAT DEFINES THEM. ALSO THE MCS BOTH HAVE BIG SAD

Yuri!!! on Ice

Yuri!!! on Ice

Yuuri Katsuki carried the hope of all Japan on his shoulders in the Figure Skating Grand Prix, but suffered a crushing defeat in the finals. He returned to his hometown in Kyushu and hid away in his family's home, half wanting to continue skating and half wanting to retire. That was when the five-time consecutive world champion, Viktor Nikiforov, suddenly showed up with his teammate, Yuuri Plisetsky, a young skater starting to surpass his seniors. And so the two Yuuris and the Russian champion Viktor set out to compete in a Grand Prix like none the world has ever seen!

6 votes

I agree

Watch online

Reasons you might like Yuri!!! on Ice...

JESSETHEBUSH JESSETHEBUSH says...

Both have similar likeable, socially awkward, glasses main character type who participates in a competition of sorts. Both focus heavily on drama. Both have an originally arogant side character they compete against who is humbled and grows a lot from encountering the main character. 

muonsei muonsei says...

It's because both main characters from both anime had their lives changed after meeting the other (in YOI, it's Victor, while in Shigatsu, it's Kaori). In Shigatsu, Kousei is not necessarily an underdog in his field but he tends to be dragged down by the trauma caused by his mother's death. On the other hand, Yuri is an underdog in his field and is about to retire from skating because of his age. The job that Victor and Kaori have in their own series is to serve as inspiration and romantic interest to the main character.

EmoWolf14 EmoWolf14 says...

They both feature a storyline based around competitions, and multiple characters with their own stories competing in those competitions, all while focusing on the main pair. They are both popular animes, however many would say yuri!!! on ice is alot more lighthearted then your lie in april.

KpopPuppy1219 KpopPuppy1219 says...

They both are pretty touching and enjoyable. One made me cry and the other i haven't finished yet. 

nkfanning nkfanning says...

They're both about a competition of some sort so you get the same sort of thrill, they both have an emotional side as well (your lie in April will have you in tears trust me). They also both tell a beautiful tale of two talented young people helping each other through the hardships in their lives

RainGem RainGem says...

Both have a teasing relationship as their central theme, and both go into detail about not feeling good enough, about anxiety. I highly recommend both!

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?

5 votes

I agree

Reasons you might like Angel Beats!...

Schuichi Schuichi says...

This is another emotional anime in my opinion, and it shouldn't be forgotten. I really like those animes, which are making me want to cry and think about life. I will be more thankful, cheerful and I will never forget these great stories....

Brightstar Brightstar says...

You think you're not going to cry. You tell everyone you're not going to cry. You fight to make sure you don't cry. You even convince yourself that the show isn't even going to be sad.

And then the last episode kicks your ass. This is the way of these shows.

BeckyAwsum BeckyAwsum says...

Your lie in april is a lovely story following a 'second hand person' and his growing relationship with a somewhat crazy, but at the same time amazing girl. It has a beautiful storyline leading to stuff happening, which'll rattle you a bit.

Angel beast is more on the comical side but has an intresting plot, which will never sieses to make you entertained. It follows the male lead and a strange group (in my oppinion loveable misfits) in there journey to make their 'second chance' count. However at the same time- none of them knows what's happening-adding to the fun. The story progresses with a beautiful yet at the same time ?chilling? end.

So both will crush your heart and devour your soul c:

Helivelton100 Helivelton100 says...

Both are simply the most beautiful anime I've ever seen so far, more than I recommend to everyone Angel Beats! like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, two beautiful masterpieces, extremely captivating and exciting !! ❤️💗❤️ !! 

psmrustham psmrustham says...

Angel beats is anything like your lie in April. Angel beats is actually bit boring in the start but turns out to be emotional at the end with a nice romance