Music Anime
  1. Drama
  2. Love Polygon
  3. Music
  4. Romance
  5. School
  1. A-1 Pictures
Oct 9, 2014 at 12:40pm EDT

Kosei Arima was a genius pianist intil his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play.

Each day was dull for Kosei. But, then he meets one violinist by the name of Kaori Miyazono. This care-free, independent, and sometimes short-tempered girl had an eccentric playing style that inmediately fascinated Kosei. His once monotonous life was about to change forever.

[Source: official English website]

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Music
  1. MAPPA
  2. MADHOUSE
Oct 5, 2021 at 11:00am EDT

Durch Leiden zu Freude - L.V. Beethoven.

Music is the light that illuminates people's hearts-- and that "light" was suddenly taken from the world. The world changed the night the black "Kuroya Meteorite" fell. Grotesque monsters known as D2 emerged from the meteorite and began to overrun the land and people. As the D2 were drawn to melodies people played, eventually "music" itself became taboo.

However, those who opposed the monsters appeared.

They are the "Musicart," girls who draw power from music. They possess the great operas and musical scores of human history and use them to defeat the D2.

With them are the "Conductors" who lead the girls.

The year is 2047. The United States has been devastated by the struggle against the D2. Takt the Conductor and Destiny the Musicart travel together to New York. In a world without music, Takt longs for it. Meanwhile, Musicart Destiny hopes to wipe out the D2.

Will the melody they produce together be joy or despair?

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. CGDCT
  2. Comedy
  3. Music
  1. CloverWorks
Oct 8, 2022 at 11:00am EDT

Hitori Gotoh, “Bocchi-chan,” is a girl who’s so introverted and shy around people that she’d always start her conversations with “Ah...”

During her middle school years, she started playing the guitar, wanting to join a band because she thought it could be an opportunity for even someone shy like her to also shine. But because she had no friends, she ended up practicing guitar for six hours every day all by herself.

After becoming a skilled guitar player, she uploaded videos of herself playing the guitar to the internet under the name “Guitar Hero” and fantasized about performing at her school’s cultural festival concert. But not only could she not find any bandmates, before she knew it, she was in high school and still wasn’t able to make a single friend!

She was really close to becoming a shut-in, but one day, Nijika Ijichi, the drummer in Kessoku Band, reached out to her. And because of that, her everyday life started to change little by little...

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Action
  2. Music
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Suspense
  5. Time Travel
  1. WIT STUDIO
Apr 3, 2021 at 10:30am EDT

NiaLand is an AI theme park that blends dreams with hope and science. Vivy was created as the world's first autonomous humanoid AI to work as a cast member in the theme park. She gets on stage every day to sing, but she is not very popular.
"I want my singing to bring happiness to everyone."

Vivy continues singing in hopes of one day achieving her goal of one day bringing her heartfelt performances to the theme park’s main stage.

One day, an AI that calls himself Matsumoto appears to her.

Matsumoto claims that he is an AI from one hundred years in the future, and that his mission is to rewrite history with Vivy in order to stop the war between AI and humans that will happen a century later.

How will the meeting of these two AIs with such different missions change the course of the future?

This is a story of I(Vivi) destroying I(AI)...

The one hundred-year journey of an AI songstress named Vivy starts now.

[Source: official English website]

  1. CGDCT
  2. Comedy
  3. Music
  4. School
  5. Slice of Life
  1. Kyoto Animation
Apr 2, 2009 at 1:09pm EDT

Hirasawa Yui, a young, carefree girl entering high school, has her imagination instantly captured when she sees a poster advertising the "Light Music Club." Being the carefree girl that she is, she quickly signs up; however, Yui has a problem, she is unable to play an instrument.

When Yui goes to the clubroom to explain, she's greeted by the other members: Ritsu, Mio, and Tsumugi. Although disheartened at Yui's lack of musical know-how, they still try to convince her to stay to prevent the club's disbandment. After playing Yui a short piece which re-ignites her imagination, they succeed in keeping their new member and guitarist.

Along with the tasks of school and homework, Yui begins to learn the guitar with the help of the other band members, experiencing many mishaps along the way. However, with the school festival drawing near and Yui getting stuck with her practice, will the Light Music Club be ready in time for their debut?

[Source: MyAnimeList]

  1. Comedy
  2. Idols (Female)
  3. Music
  4. Parody
  5. Supernatural
  1. MAPPA
Oct 4, 2018 at 10:30am EDT

A typical morning. The usual music. Their normal lives.

The peace these seven girls experience will suddenly be destroyed.

By the living dead... zombies.

A reality that they never wanted a part of, an amazing and terrifying zombie world.

They all share one wish:

"We want to live."

These girls will struggle through this saga, in order to achieve a miracle.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. CGDCT
  2. Comedy
  3. Music
  4. School
  5. Slice of Life
  1. Kyoto Animation
Apr 6, 2010 at 12:29pm EDT

※ NOTE: Second season of K-ON!

The student band "After School Tea Time" (lead guitarist Yui Hirasawa, bassist Mio Akiyama, drummer Ritsu Tanaika, and keyboardist Tsumugi Kotobuki) are ready to graduate and take their band to new heights. But before they can do that, they must recruit new members to ensure the survival of the light music club!

Between band practice, club recruitment, and studying, the girls stumble through daily teenager life: concerts, college applications, holidays, and vacations. Along with junior club member Azusa Nakano, the girls of K-On!! are ready to make their senior year of high school a great one!

[Source: MyAnimeList]

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Comedy
  3. Music
  4. Reincarnation
  5. Showbiz
  6. Supernatural
  1. P.A. Works
Mar 31, 2022 at 10:00am EDT

Fate and reincarnation deliver brilliant military strategist, Kongming, from warring, ancient China to Japan’s modern party hot spot in Shibuya City, Tokyo. After a lifetime of battles and military skirmishes, Kongming wished with his last breath to be reborn in a world of peace and prosperity. It’s nearly two millennia later and he’s finding his way in a very different world than that of his past life. When he meets Eiko, an amateur musician with big dreams, the unlikely duo strikes up an even unlikelier friendship. Eiko has street smarts to help Kongming navigate this strange new world, and Kongming will use his strategic mind to help Eiko achieve stardom!

[Source: Sentai]

  1. Drama
  2. Ecchi
  3. Music
  4. Romance
  5. School
  1. diomedéa
Jan 6, 2017 at 8:00am EST

Yuu Haruna has transferred to a school in Tokyo so he can live with his sisters after their parents moved to America. Introverted and unskilled at socializing with others, Yuu's main mode of communication is Twitter. As he's scoping out his new surroundings with his eyes on his smartphone, he crashes into Fuuka Akitsuki, a girl who appeared in front of him out of nowhere. Centered on the awkward and unsocial Yuu Haruna, the mysteriously charming Fuuka Akitsuki, and Yuu's childhood friend Koyuki Hinashi, a brand new love story woven through music is about to begin.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Comedy
  2. Idols (Female)
  3. Music
  4. Parody
  5. Supernatural
  1. MAPPA
Apr 8, 2021 at 10:30am EDT

※ NOTE: Second season of "Zombie Land Saga"

From throughout the ages, a group of legendary girls have become zombie idols to save Saga Prefecture. It's the return of the cutting-edge zombie idol anime!

One day, Minamoto Sakura lost her life in an unfortunate accident. Then, ten years later… After Sakura wakes up in a strange mansion, mysterious idol producer Tatsumi Kotaro tells her that she will be joining a group of legendary girls to form an idol unit. The seven girls are charged with a quest to save the fading Saga Prefecture and adopt the group name Franchouchou.

After overcoming the difficulties stemming from their different ages and different periods of history, their undead zombie bodies allow them to defy expectations of what idols can be. During the final winter of the Heisei era they performed their first featured concert at Karatsu's Furusato Exhibition Hall, Arpino, taking another step towards becoming a legend. Now, in the modern Reiwa Era… The curtain rises on a new chapter in the story of Franchouchou, as they march towards a bright future full of hope. "

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. Performing Arts
  4. School
  1. Kyoto Animation
Apr 7, 2015 at 11:30am EDT

Spring in the first year of high school. Kumiko, a member of the brass band in junior high school, visits the high school brass band club with classmates Hazuki and Sapphire. There, she comes across Reina, her former classmate from junior high. Hazuki and Sapphire decide to join the club, but Kumiko can’t make up her mind. She recollects her experience with Reina at a competition in junior high school.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Comedy
  2. Music
  3. Romance
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Supernatural
  6. Super Power
  1. SHAFT
Apr 12, 2014 at 11:00am EDT

Based on the popular series of songs from musician and writer, JIN. Shintaro Kisaragi maintains his shut-in lifestyle with his electronic girl, Ene, but things take a turn when they find themselves in a store that’s taken over by terrorists.

Shintaro’s life continues to change when the Mekakushi-Dan, aka the Blindfold Gang, get involved. Soon he discovers the hidden powers in their eyes.

[Source: Funimation]

  1. Music
  2. Sci-Fi
  1. A-1 Pictures
Oct 18, 2016 at 9:15am EDT

Rin, a 17-year-old girl who lives her life inside of a futuristic simulation completely by herself in infinite, beautiful loneliness. Each day, Rin awakens in virtual reality and uses a tablet which controls the simulation to create a new, different, beautiful world for herself. But all is not as it seems…

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Idols (Female)
  2. Music
  3. School
  4. Slice of Life
  1. SUNRISE
Jan 6, 2013 at 8:00am EST

Otonokizaka High School stands on the border of three cities: Akihabara—a pop culture mecca that's evolving by the minute; Kanda—a conservative, cultured city where history and tradition reign supreme; and Jinbo—a quiet area reserved for a more mature, sophisticated population. Amidst this culture clash, the school now faces closure due to the enrollment of fewer and fewer students.

With the school planning to close within three years, nine female students come together with one thing in mind—form a pop idol group to revive the school's popularity and keep it from shutting down. "In order to protect our beloved school, there's only one thing we can do... become pop stars!"

Their goal is simple: Become an overnight sensation and use their nationwide media exposure to promote their school and bring in a wave of new students to the ailing area. A simple but solid plan, they figure. Naturally, they're nervous and wonder if this plan can really succeed, but for better or worse their new journey has begun...

"All we can ask for is just a tiny bit of support from you. We truly believe that with your help, we can change the world around us. We will make our dreams come true!"

[Source: NIS America]

  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. Performing Arts
  4. School
  1. platinumvision
Apr 6, 2019 at 12:00pm EDT

Down to its last member, the koto club will accept anyone who is interested in the traditional Japanese instrument. But when a delinquent and a prodigy player sign up, finding harmony isn’t going to be easy—especially not with ensemble competitions looming around the corner. With enough time and some incredible skill at the strings, perhaps this motley crew can strike a chord with the judges.

[Source: Funimation]

  1. CGDCT
  2. Comedy
  3. Music
  4. Slice of Life
  1. Kyoto Animation
December 2, 2011 EST

Graduation draws near for Yui, Ritsu, Mio and Tsumugi, the four 3rd-year students of the Light Music Club. They, together with Azusa, decide to go on a post-graduation trip. Their destination, decided by lot, is London!

[Source: official site, translated by Cranston; emended]

  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. Romance
  4. Sci-Fi
  1. BONES
Apr 9, 2019 at 11:00am EDT

Fifty years have passed since mankind began migrating to the new frontier: Mars. It's an age where most culture is produced by AI, and people are content to be passive consumers.

There's a girl. Scrapping a living in the metropolis of Alba City, she's working part time while trying to become a musician. She's always felt like something is missing. Her name is Carole.

There's a girl. Born to a wealthy family in the provincial town of Herschel City, she dreams of becoming a musician, but nobody around her understands. She feels like the loneliest person in the world. Her name is Tuesday.

A chance meeting brings them together. They want to sing. They want to make music. Together, they feel like they just might have a chance. The two of them may only create a tiny wave. But that wave will eventually grow into something larger...

  1. Boys' Love
  2. Drama
  3. Music
  4. Romance
  5. Slice of Life
  1. Lerche
Jul 11, 2019 at 12:10pm EDT

Somehow, the guitar that he used to love to play and the basketball games that he found so fun just lost their appeal...

That was until Ritsuka Uenoyama randomly met Mafuyu Sato. Ritsuka had started losing his passion for music in his everyday life, but then he hears Mafuyu sing for the first time. The song resonates with his heart and the distance between them starts to change.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. School
  4. Slice of Life
  1. Shin-Ei Animation
Apr 2, 2021 at 1:25pm EDT

Sawamura Matsugorou is a shamisen player of legendary talent. Upon his death, his grandson, Sawamura Yuki, lost his ability to play.

Having lost his beloved sound, Yuki finds himself in Tokyo in search of a new sound to love. Tachimura Yuna, who works at a club, hooks him up with a gig to play there as a warm up act.

Yuki imbues the sound of his shamisen with his many thoughts and feelings he has of others, still searching for his own sound and his own feelings.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Idols (Female)
  2. Music
  3. School
  4. Slice of Life
  1. SUNRISE
Apr 6, 2014 at 9:30am EDT

Otonokizaka High School is planning to close within three years. However, nine female students come together with one thing in mind- to form an idol group to revive the school’s popularity and keep it from shutting down. “In order to protect our beloved school, there’s only one thing we can do...become school idols!” Their goal is simple: Become an overnight sensation and use their nationwide media exposure to promote their school and bring in a wave of new students to the ailing area. A simple but solid plan, they figure. Naturally, they’re nervous and wonder if this plan can really succeed, but for better or worse their journey continues!

  1. Fantasy
  2. Music
  1. Studio Chizu
July 15, 2021 EDT

Suzu, a 17-year-old schoolgirl, lives with her father in a village surrounded by nature in Kochi prefecture after her mother died in an accident when she was a little girl. Suzu used to love singing with her mother more than anything else, but after her death, she has not been able to sing.

Writing songs is the only thing that gives Suzu any comfort until one day she is invited by her best friend to enter a virtual community in the Internet called U with over 5 billion members worldwide. In U, she can live another life as an AS, which is what avatars are called there. Although Suzu can’t sing in real life, singing comes natural to her in U as an AS known as Belle. Belle quickly captures the attention of U’s citizens with her songs and becomes a worldwide superstar diva.

The day of Belle’s huge concert viewed by millions of AS around the world— A mysterious presence known as the Dragon suddenly bursts into the concert hall. Her concert is ruined by the violent, arrogant Dragon. Belle, who wants to know why the Dragon suffers so much pain, approaches him. Dragon, on the other hand, slowly opens his heart to Belle’s gentle singing voice.

Soon, the search for the Dragon’s identity (unveiling) starts around the world.

A group of AS who claim to be the protectors of justice start their relentless pursuit of the Dragon who they believe disrupts order in U. The Dragon becomes the target of trolling and abuse both in U and the real world. The more people persecute him in both worlds, the more Belle feels stronger to find him and heal his heart.

Will Suzu’s voice from a remote corner in the real world reach this single, unknown individual in a world of billions? A miracle occurs when the two worlds merge into one.

Another reality. Another you. You’re not alone anymore.

[Source: Crunchyroll News]

  1. Boys' Love
  2. Drama
  3. Music
  4. Romance
  5. Slice of Life
  1. Lerche
August 21, 2020 EDT

High school student Ritsuka Uenoyama is shocked when he hears Mafuyu Sato’s singing voice. He and his other bandmates, Haruki Nakayama and Akihiko Kaji, then welcome him into their band as a vocalist. After Mafuyu joins, their first live performance is a huge success, and they make their official debut as the band “Given.” In the midst of all this, Ritsuka realizes that he has feelings for Mafuyu and they start seeing each other. Meanwhile, Haruki secretly has had feelings for Akihiko for years, but Akihiko was still in a relationship with his roommate, the violinist Ugetsu Murata. Haruki, Akihiko, and Ugetsu’s love clashes on the big screen and starts to move forward.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Music
  1. Signal.MD
  2. Sublimation
July 21, 2021 EDT

Cherry is a quiet boy who loves to make haikus based off of the things he sees. One summer day in a city in the Japanese countryside…

At a shopping mall, he meets Smile, a beautiful girl in a mask. Cherry has trouble speaking in anything but haikus, and Smile wears a mask to hide her big, braces-covered front teeth. The two of them get closer as the south wind blows. One day, the two of them learn from Old Man Fujiyama, a master of Haiku who’s started going senile, that he’s searching for a certain record.

“If I can hear this record again, I can remember… Something I don’t want to forget, but can’t remember…”

Cherry and Smile decide to help. This is the story of their summer, set in a shopping mall…

[Source: Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures]

  1. Drama
  2. Love Polygon
  3. Music
  4. Romance
  5. School
  1. MAPPA
  2. Tezuka Productions
Apr 12, 2012 at 12:10pm EDT

The beginning of summer, 1966.

Because of his father's job situation, freshman high school student Kaoru Nishimi moves by himself from Yokosuka to Kyushu to live with relatives. Until then, Kaoru was an honor roll student who tended to keep to himself, but meeting notorious bad boy Sentaro Kawabuchi starts to change him. Through his devil-may-care classmate, Kaoru learns the attractions of jazz and finds the first person he can call a "friend". He also discovers how much fun it is to play music with a pal.

Other characters include Sentaro's kind childhood chum, Ritsuko, who is the daughter of a record shop owner; the mysterious upperclassman, Yurika; and Brother Jun, the much-admired leader among their peers. Set against the backdrop of a seaside town with a scent of American culture, this series is a drama about young people coming into their own, crossing each other's paths, and finding friendship, love, and music!

[Source: official website]

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Love Polygon
  5. Music
  6. Romance
  7. Slice of Life
  1. MADHOUSE
Apr 5, 2006 at 10:55am EDT

It was an accidental meeting. Two strangers on a train, with nothing in common. Besides being girls of a similar age, both journeying to start new phases in their lives, and sharing the same given name, that is. Nana Komatsu, moving to be closer to her boyfriend, may be too innocent to make it on her own. Aspiring musician Nana Osaki is well-versed in scrabbling her way back up after life kicks her in the teeth. But Osaki has never experienced the warmth of family that Komatsu exudes, so while they seem as different as the symbols for Yin and Yang, they also balance each other. That’s what the best of friendships do. Through good times and bad, this is the story of that friendship, and of two girls who discover that they share far more than just the same name – NANA.

[Source: Sentai]

  1. Music
  2. Supernatural
Mekakucity Reload
Format TBA
  1. Studio TBA
Airdate TBA

The four-part Niconico streaming program "Seek at Mekakucity," which began on August 7 and featured Kagerou Project characters, ended on with an announcement that the franchise will get "more anime." The end of the video reveals a tentative title for a new anime: "Mekakucity Reload."

[Source: Anime News Network]

  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. Performing Arts
  4. School
  1. Nippon Animation
Apr 9, 2023 at 4:00am EDT

A lone violin virtuoso. The power of harmony and friendship.

Aono Hajime is a violin virtuoso who stops playing in his first year at Middle School, after his violinist father abandons his family. But on his final year, Hajime rediscovers his joy of music teaching a classmate, and determines to return. At Umimaku High School, well-known for its school orchestra, Hajime encounters rivals and friends, and grows both as a player and person.

The orchestra members also grapple with their own problems with family or talent. Each must face his or her demons and rise to create harmony as one. An ensemble musical coming-of-age story.

[Source: NHK ENTERPRISES]

  1. Idols (Female)
  2. Music
  3. School
  4. Slice of Life
  1. SUNRISE
Jul 2, 2016 at 9:30am EDT

Nothing is more appealing than the bright, sparkling world of School Idols! The girls of Uranohoshi Girls’ High School are swept into idol fever, wanting nothing more than to become the next-best School Idol group. And they plan to do just that. Chika Takami brings together eight of her classmates to form Aqours, their own idol group. As long as they don’t give up, any dream can come true!

[Source: Funimation]

  1. Love Polygon
  2. Music
  3. Romance
  4. School
  1. Brain's Base
Apr 11, 2017 at 10:00am EDT

A girl who loves to sing, Nino Arisugawa experiences her first heart wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting! With music as their common ground and only outlet, how will unrequited love play out? Since both boys promised Nino that they will find her one day through her singing, she holds on to that hope and continues to reach out with her voice. Now in high school, Nino serendipitously reunites with Yuzu, but she yearns to see Momo again…

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. School
  4. Sci-Fi
  1. J.C.STAFF
October 28, 2021 EDT

When the beautiful and mysterious Shion transfers to Keibu High School, she quickly becomes popular for her open-hearted personality and exceptional athletic talent… but she turns out to be an AI in the testing phase!

Shion’s goal is to bring chronic loner Satomi “happiness.” But her strategy is something no human would expect: she serenades Satomi in the middle of the classroom.

After finding out that Shion is an AI, Satomi and her childhood friend, engineering geek Toma, steadily warm up to the new student. Along with the popular and attractive Gotchan, the strong-willed Aya, and judo club member “Thunder,” they become more and more moved by Shion’s singing voice and earnestness even as her antics bewilder them. But what Shion does for Satomi’s sake ends up involving them all in some serious pandemonium…

Get ready for the heartwarming story of a not quite market-ready AI and her classmates!

[Source: Funimation; emended]

  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. Performing Arts
  4. School
  1. Kyoto Animation
April 20, 2018 EDT

―At the lonely girl’s side, there appeared a little blue bird―

Mizore Yoroizuka. Year: 3. Instrument: oboe.
Nozomi Kasaki. Year: 3. Instrument: flute.

Mizore, who cherishes the happy days she spends with Nozomi. Nozomi, who returned to the band after dropping out. Ever since she reached out to the lonely Mizore in junior high school, Nozomi has been Mizore’s entire world. Mizore is unable to erase her worries that Nozomi will one day leave her again. Their final band concert is drawing nearer, in which they will play the piece Liz and the Blue Bird, a duet for oboe and flute based on a fairy tale. “I think stories ought to have happy endings.” The carefree Words spoken by Nozomi strike fear in the heart of Mizore, who feels sure they will someday have to say goodbye.

―Stay with me, forever and ever―

The fairy tale story begins to overlap with their own lives more and more, with Mizore as Liz, and Nozomi as the blue bird. And yet… Two cogs that don’t align keep on turning and turning, hoping to meet in a single moment of harmony.

[Source: Pony Canyon USA]

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Music
  5. School
  1. Fukushima Gaina
Apr 8, 2018 at 11:10am EDT

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.

[Source: KEFI via MyAnimeList]

  1. Fantasy
  2. Music
  1. SUNRISE
Jun 25, 2023 at 10:00am EDT

※ NOTE: Love Live! Sunshine!! spin-off

This young fortune teller is desperate to escape her dreary small-town life. With dreams of making it big as a singer in Tokyo, Yohane finally makes the move. Unfortunately, she fails every audition and is forced to move back to her rural seaside home. But little does she know that it’s here where she embarks on a magical journey to discover the song within herself.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

  1. Idols (Female)
  2. Music
  3. School
  4. Slice of Life
  1. SUNRISE
June 12, 2015 EDT

Although μ’s, the defending champions of the school idol tournament, plans to dissolve their group after the graduation of their senior members, they receive news that leads them to holding a concert event! The 9 girls continue to learn and grow in this new and unfamiliar world. What is the last thing that these girls can do as school idols? With the clock ticking, what kind of meaning will the μ’s members find in performing the most exciting live performance?

[Source: NIS America]

  1. Music
  2. School
  3. Slice of Life
  1. P.A. Works
Jul 1, 2012 at 9:30am EDT

The last year of high school is always a time of both looking forward and looking back. Before you lies the future, alternately bright and scary. Behind you lie memories, both happy and sad. And somehow, in the course of one year, you have to reconcile those two and decide where your life is going to go.

For Wakana Sakai, who had started studying music, it's time to face the tragedy that made her abandon that path. For Sawa Okita, it's about her dreams of riding professionally. And for Konatsu Miyamoto, it's about bringing her friends together through the magic of a song. Can something as simple as the formation of a choir club really help solve the hurts and pangs that come with growing up? Can music bring people together despite their differences?

[Source: Sentai Filmworks]

  1. Adult Cast
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Music
  5. Romance
  6. Slice of Life
  1. J.C.STAFF
Jan 11, 2007 at 11:00am EST

Chiaki Shin'ichi is the top piano student at his university and an excellent violinist, but Chiaki doesn't care about playing these instruments as much as he dreams of someday being a conductor. Chiaki, however, has several deeply rooted fears about traveling, and so finds himself trapped in Japan. Because he's trapped, Chiaki starts to question exactly how far he can possibly go in music, especially when he's passed over again and again for others he thinks are less worthy of musical scholarship and fame.

Recently dumped by his girlfriend for a sausage looking fellow, passed over for a chance to go overseas, removed from his star spot in the piano competition because he walked out on his piano instructor, Chiaki is at his limit. This is when he meets Nodame, or Noda Megumi. Nodame is a free — if filthy — spirit who reminds Chiaki that music can be fun. She reminds him what drew him to be a conductor in the first place and, in learning how to deal with Nodame, Chiaki learns how to deal with others. Chiaki begins to realize what is possible for him, even on the tiny island of Japan.

For Nodame, Chiaki is everything she isn't. Clean, neat, dedicated, studious and inherently arrogant about his accomplishments and capabilities, Chiaki constantly bullies her into being more serious about life. He sees potential in her and her abilities as a pianist that she doesn't care about. Nodame loves Chiaki and wants to be with him, but, because she's not serious about her piano studies nor her personal hygiene, Chiaki denies her affections again and again.

But Chiaki and Nodame complete each other in ways no other can, a musical complement that neither of them can completely escape entirely. Watching them grow as people and musicians, and even as a couple, is an interesting ride.

[Source: AniDB]

  1. Music
  2. Supernatural
  3. Vampire
  1. WIT STUDIO
May 16, 2022 at 3:00am EDT

One cold winter, humanity lost its battle with the vampires, and with it, most of where they called home.

A small population of survivors created a wall of light in a small town to protect them and give them a place to live in peace.

Our protagonist, Momo, lives a repressed life but still wishes to coexist with the enemy, the vampires. Fine, the vampire queen, once loved humans and disappeared from the battlefield. As war rages through the humans’ town, the two have a fateful encounter.

Once upon a time, humans and vampires lived in harmony in a place called Paradise. This is the story of a young girl and a vampire on a journey to find Paradise.

[Source: Netflix]

  1. Action
  2. Mecha
  3. Music
  4. Sci-Fi
  1. MAPPA
Apr 3, 2020 at 12:55pm EDT

In a world without music, young Echo was there the day legendary “Player” Jimi Stonefree and his mecha disappeared while fighting the mysterious Earless.

Ten years later, he meets an amnesiac young girl named μ(Mu)who has an input jack on her back. Could she be a “Player” like Jimi? Together they set off on a journey to unravel her past and save humanity.

[Source: AnimeLab]

  1. Drama
  2. Music
  3. Performing Arts
  4. School
  1. Kyoto Animation
April 18, 2019 EDT

The next piece begins! Kumiko is now in her second year at Kitauji High School, and with a new year comes new problems. As if making it to Nationals wasn’t hard enough, Kumiko is tasked with mentoring the concert band’s troublesome first years, each with their own distinct personality and problems to solve. With Kumiko busy juggling concert band and her new role as senpai, how does her relationship with Shuichi fit into the picture? Picking up where the series left off, Our Promise: A Brand New Day is a must-see new film for all fans of the Kitauji High School Concert Band!

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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