Again, I don't know how, but I've never watched Your Lie in April. I feel like I have, because you can't go anywhere without seeing posts or gifs about it. But finally, I'm going to actually watch this!
I've tried to write this without any spoilers, but there might still be some! Be careful, but also don't worry too much because I've only seen the first episode!
Thoughts Before Starting
It's a romance. It'll probably make me cry. The style looks beautiful! There's sickness involved. I don't know much else, but I heard the music is beautiful, too! I'm prepared to love this way too much.
Title: your lie in April
Genre: Music, Romance, School
I really love the music aspect of this - it works well for me, because I've been listening to a lot of piano and classical music again lately since I started studying it again!!! So I feel like that aspect of this anime will really resonate with me moving forward. Plus, the OST is just beautiful to listen to!
I have to admit I'm a little disappointed at the inevitable sort of love triangle/some sort of polygon that's already being set up. Can't the childhood friend ever gut a break? It sure seems like Kousei lights the world up for her, but she doesn't do the same for him. But Kaori probably (definitely) will. I mean, she sparkles!
I already know how badly this one is going to break my heart -- I can just sense it. The first episode made me sad for Kousei, but it didn't really send me on a feels train. I have a feeling that won't last much longer, though. I mean, she's cute and he's already falling for her. She clearly has something to cry about. He has something to cry about. They're going to give the friend something to cry about.
Speaking of crying shots, I got serious Plastic Memories Episode 1 flashbacks when Kaori looked over her shoulder with tears in her eyes -- am I the only one?!
I just foresee a lot of crying, you know? But I like sad things, so I'm in!!!!
Overall Episode Impressions:
Sound design: 9
Character designs: 8
OP + ED: 10
Voice acting: 8
Am I Going to Continue?
YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES.