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Forest of Piano

Forest of Piano

  • Premiered: 
    April 9, 2018
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  • Network: NHK
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Animated
  • Concept: 
    Based on the manga (Piano no Mori: The Perfect World of Kai) by Makoto Isshiki 
  • Subject Matter: Fantasy
  • Tags: anime

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Plot Synopsis

FOREST OF PIANO is a half-hour animated series that focuses on Kai, who finds a broken piano in the forest and unlocks a potential that surprises him and everyone else. Kai's life changes when he has a chance meeting Shuhei's father, a famous pianist, transforming their music. The series opens with Shuhei Amamiya transfering into Kai Ichinose's elementary school. As an aspiring pianist, he's shocked that Kai has no teacher after hearing him play. To Ajino, who hurt his musical abilities in a car accident, meeting Kai seems like fate. But Kai just wants to be able to play a certain Chopin piece. Ajino sets a Mozart piece as Kai's entry for the contest, but Kai worries that he hasn't found his own style of playing. Shuhei is favored to win. After Takako's performance, it's time for Kai to take the stage. With his mother, Ajino and Shuhei's father watching, it's time to show his skills. FOREST OF PIANO had its U.S. premiere on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Netflix released the first 12 episodes.
Season 2 of FOREST OF PIANO had its U.S. premiere on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Netflix released the entire 12-episode new season. After the first stage of the Chopin competition, Kai and Shuhei prepare for the next round while confronting their own reasons for playing music. In the season opener, "Chopin's Journey," the names of those advancing to the second round of the Chopin competition are announced, and Shuhei is shocked when Adamski fails to make the cut.


Other Titles

  • Originally aired in Japan with the title: Piano No Mori