The second promotional video has released for the upcoming anime adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa’s manga Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso. The anime will be produced by A-1 Pictures (Black Butler: Book of Circus, Sword Art Online II) and directed by Kyohei Ishiguro (Danchi Tomoo). It will feature Natsuki Hanae (Hikari Sakishima in Nagi no Asukara) as Kousei Arima, Risa Taneda (Mirai Kuriyama from Kyoukai no Kanata) as Kaori Miyazono, Ayane Sakura (Natsumi Koshigaya in Non Non Biyori) as Tsubaki Sawabe, and Ryota Ohsaka (Motoki Yaze in Strike the Blood) as Ryouta Watari.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
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.
Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso will be airing this October during the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season.
Additionally, the second key visual of the anime was released on its website: