On January 6, 2015, Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine will announce on their February Issue that Naoshi Arakawa’s (Sayonara Football, Tsumetai Kousha no Toki wa Todomaru) manga, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso will end in the March Issue of the magazine which will be released on February 6, 2015.
The music / romantic series, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, was published on May 2011 in Kodansha’s Monthly Shounen Magazine. There are currently 10 compiled manga volumes for the series. The tenth volume was released on October 17, 2014. The official guidebook for the series titled as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Prelude Official Guidebook which includes commentaries and author interviews was released on November 17, 2014. The manga was licensed by Kodansha and the first volume will be released on Spring 2015.
The manga received an anime adaptation that was produced by A-1 Pictures (Fairy Tail (2014), Nanatsu no Taizai). It began airing on October 9, 2014 under the Fall 2014 season. It was announced to have 22 total episodes. The anime was directed by Kyohei Ishiguro (Episode 9 Director for Psycho-Pass, Episode 7 Director for Hourou Musuko).
Synopsis of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso from Haruhichan:
Piano prodigy Arima Kosei 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, Kosei 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. Miyazono Kaori is a pretty, free spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality. Kaori helps Kosei return to the music world and show that it should be free and mold breaking unlike the structured and rigid style Kosei was used to.