"Once we meet someone, we can never be alone again. We are all connected."
As an artist, it hurts to lose your passion and motivation. It's as if you're seeing the world in monochrome. There's dead silence and no sparkles. Nothing has meaning anymore.
In Your Lie in April, or Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, such was the case for child piano prodigy Kousei Arima. After his mom (who was also his piano teacher) passed away, he broke down during a recital. This traumatized him and caused him to stop playing.
That is until he met the free-spirited violinist Kaori Miyazono. She slowly brought life back into his monochrome world—adding splashes of color through her playing and personality which changed him forever. The dynamic of Kousei and Kaori shows how music is used as motivation for living through a dark, difficult life.
Your Lie in April Opening Theme Song Title
The opening theme song of Your Lie in April is titled "Hikaru Nara" or "If It Shines" by Goose house. This was the opening theme until Episode 11. Considering how one of this anime's genres is slice of life, the happy-sounding feel of the song seems appropriate. It's quite danceable and you might even find yourself lightly headbanging to the music.
The catchy chorus is bound to get stuck in your head for a while. For anime fans who love doing karaoke, this song should definitely be an addition to your lineup.
Your Lie in April Opening Theme Lyrics
Both the Japanese and English lyrics of "Hikaru Nara" can be found on the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Usofandom website.
"It was you, it was you! The one who made me realize;
If we can make even the darkness shine, it will become a starry sky.
Stop hiding your sadness behind a smile,
'Cause every one of these twinkling stars will shine upon you."
The lyrics poetically reflect the relationship between Kousei and Kaori. Throughout the story, we see how they influence and help each other out; learning how to live for others and themselves.
Your Lie in April Opening Theme Artists
"Hikaru Nara'' is by J-pop band Goose house, which disbanded in 2018. It was released in November 2014. According to Oricon, its highest record was at #11 on the singles chart.
Your Lie in April Opening: Where to Download
"Hikaru Nara" is part of Goose house's EP titled Milk. It is available for streaming and offline download on Spotify, YouTube Music, Deezer, and Amazon Music. It is also available for purchase on the iTunes Store.
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