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Piano no Mori
By: Isshiki Makoto
Genre: Drama, Slice of Life
Serialized In: Weekly Morning
A tranquil tale about two boys from very different upbringings. On one hand you have Kai, born as the son of a prostitute, who's been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. And on the other you have Syuhei, practically breast-fed by the piano as the son of a family of prestigious pianists. Yet it is their common bond with the piano that eventually intertwines their paths in life.
Piano no Mori won a Grand Prize from 2008 [12th] Japan Media Arts Festival
i was taken aback when i saw at kefi.org (barbapapa work) that piano no mori was seinen. so far i completed vol.7 and to me it was shounen, regardless strong wordings and main character's background. so which one true?
~~ i really like Isshiki Makoto style for piano no mori, innocent look drawings to paint an unlikely story about a pianist life. and the point of view, whoala man, i fall in love immediately with this manga. a reco.
updated for info /Kaiten
Last edited by Kaiten; February 11, 2011 at 09:00 PM.
its more seinen ...after all seinen is mature manga so yeah.
and I must say I love this series as well, and is even more happy that it will be a movie
It was serialized in a Seinen magazine, therefore it is Seinen. Very easy way to find out if something is Shounen/Seinen.
I saw the anime/movie, I had no idea it was from a manga... 7 volumes even...
do you know where I could scanlations?
Last edited by ako; May 07, 2008 at 04:38 AM.
Piano no Mori (The Piano Forest) ピアノの森
By: Makoto Isshiki 一色まこと
Genre: Drama, Seinen, Music
Serialized In: Weekly Morning
Scanlated By: KEFI
Summary: A tranquil tale about two boys from very different upbringings. On one hand you have Kai, born as the son of a prostitute, who's been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. And on the other you have Syuhei, practically breast-fed with the piano as the son of a family of prestigious pianists. Yet it is their common bond with the piano that intertwines their lives.
Also made into an anime movie by Madhouse, directed by Masayuki Kojima (Monster, Hanada Shounen-shi).
We just finished scanlating the Childhoord arc of Piano no Mori over at KEFI. That means volumes one through seven. So I figured it was a good time to create a little extra buzz for one of my favorite manga.
Last edited by barbapapa; February 21, 2010 at 02:56 PM.
The first couple of chapters of volume 8 are out! Get them at www.kefi.org
I just started this series, and I have to saw it is a winner, by that I mean it is a series that just keeps making me read it and read it and read it, lovely seinen manga, my favorite character so far is Kai, what can I say I can't wait until I catch up to recent chapters.^^
Btw best page of the first chapter for me, that made me just laugh out loud was this :
All comments there are just laughable, sorry if some things on that page are harsh but I had to post that in order to explain why I laughed.
Last edited by Josef K.; February 08, 2011 at 09:39 PM.
I haven't started it yet. It's been on my list for a long time now. I'm going to have to read it soon. Baboysai said the same thing about it you did.
I need to pick this up again. I read the first two chapters and really enjoyed them awhile back when it first kinda showed up here...don't know why I never read anymore....
Wow I just read this series and I love it.
I hope the scanlations continue at this recent pace.. I saw the anime after catching up with the scans. I'm a bit disappointed. They could have done better, IMO. The depth, the magic, and the brilliance of the manga really got lost in translation from paper to animation.
one thing about this manga that i dont like is some parts drag out wayyyyy too long. like him playing a piece or series lasting like 3-4 chapters (that's like 3-4 months worth?). it is engagin manga though.
Just read chapter one. Beautiful start to the series with Kai hiding beneath the piano, crying, comforted by the piano playing. Hopefully the rest of the series is as good, I'm looking forward to more. Onto chapter 2.
man, you're too slow kait.
shouryuujo, I didn't feel the drag maybe because I read all 9 volumes in one go...
One thing that actually helps me read this series is that while I read the chapters I listen to the score they play. And then I can imagine it more.
Sounds like it could contain awesome storytelling and emotional depth, but I'm somewhat alergic to this kind of music related stuff :/
Guess I'll try to ignore it and read it nonetheless, it sounds promising to me.
I finished volume 1 this afternoon and didn't find it draggy at all. I got pretty absorbed into the story too.Quote: