Your Lie in April Set 1 Blu-ray

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SKU: 851822006691

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About Your Lie in April Set 1 Blu-ray

Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother’s sudden death took away his ability to play. Ever since then, each day was dull for Kousei. One day, 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 immediately fascinated Kousei. His once monotonous life was about to change forever.

Contains episodes 1-11 plus the original soundtrack CD vol. 1 by Masaru Yokoyama, collectible post cards.

Special Features: Textless Opening and Ending, Audio Commentary (Ep. 1)

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.

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  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English, Spanish
  • Genre: Romance
  • Themes: Music, Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 250
  • Release Date: 3/29/2016
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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I Still Don't Understand Why It Cost So Much


When I first dished out $130 I knew the set wouldn't hold up to the cost. But what I got was pretty pathetic. It comes with THREE small postcards. Most of the songs are less than 2 minutes long on the soundtrack (it honestly should have come with the entire soundtrack for the price I paid). But the worst part of all was the flimsiness of the box itself. It's so cheap. You know it barely cost Aniplex anything to make these sets, yet they are charging an extremely high price. It's difficult for me to find this acceptable.

Part 1 of my second favorite anime of all time


Not taking into consideration the cost, which has no bearing on the quality of the product, Part 1 of Your Lie In April is jam packed with so much content that the price is practically justifiable. First, the first 11 episodes of the anime are all beautifully rendered, compressed and edited out for an HD release and the newly released English Dub is on equal odds with the Japanese dub in terms of superiority and is one of the best English dubs of an anime that I've ever seen. Capturing every character and personality correctly, this is truly a must see in both English and Japanese. Second, the box includes a separate soundtrack of the anime consisting of the musical score by Masaru Yokoyama, which I can take with me anywhere I go to listen to arguably some of the greatest music in anime history. The fact that this also comes with a collectable little box to store both items in, plus bonus features and postcards only make me love this release even more than I already do.

Best Anime!!


This is the 1st Aniplex title I bought brand new and it's one of my favorite anime. Highly recommend it!

Amazing series, but packaging lacking.


Your Lie in April was a show I was excited about before it aired, but I put off watching. I'm glad I did, because I ended up watching the whole thing over a weekend, and loved it. I'm not usually one to get emotional over media, but the catharsis in this show destroyed me, in a good way. I know some people had issues with the way certain characters were presented, but I found them to be pretty complete people that the series really made me feel for, despite (and probably because of) their shortcomings and flaws.

Because this is a favorite, I was willing to pay the price. However, the box and physical extras leave a little to be desired. I love that it is a more substantial set given the two cases, but Aniplex needs to cut it out with the flimsy cardboard cases. The art is beautiful, but the back art should take up more space. The postcards feature nice art, but they are a little small. This is the perfect show to include a soundtrack for, so no complaints there.

Another fantastic release from Aniplex


Your Lie in April is a great series to those looking for a good drama with excellent visuals and audio. This release is the first of two sets from Aniplex of America and comes in two G2-sized BD cases housed in a cardstock art box with a transparent obi.

While the artwork is beautiful on both the art box and the disks, the art box is yet again made of flimsy cardstock which I am not a fan of. While Aniplex of America offers the best when it comes to disk authoring, seeing flimsy housing for such an expensive release feels like a shot at the fans when other publishers offer chipboard art boxes at little cost to the buyer.

The English dub for the series is what you would expect from an Aniplex release and does well at both the comedic and drama moments in the series. I would recommend this set to those who are fans of the series and wish to own it.

What's its value to you?


Your Lie in April blu ray set 1 greatly captures this series in gorgeous hd with the colors being extremely vibrant and bright. Although the story is one of the best I have seen, what is important to note is the price you pay to own it. While Aniplex blu ray prices typically run up on the higher end, I can't necessarily justify the pricing as its high point as other companies released box sets for considerably less, but as a collector myself, the price is not as bad as compared to other high end blu rays, especially imports I have bought in the past. The fact that the first 11 episodes are in one box set as opposed to other releases that only contain perhaps 4 or 5 episodes on blu ray is one of the good points about it despite the lack of bonus content. In the end, I think its value ultimately falls with your willingness to add this into your collection and how big a fan of the series you are.

Cost is high but well worth it


While I do agree that the price is substantial, I knew coming in that it was Aniplex. The box itself is nice, with original artwork from the artist. The soundtrack is a nice touch, since the music in this series is incredible. Although there is only 11 episodes in this first set, it does come in multiple discs w/nice artwork laid out on each disc (not just a bland color saying disc one), and I do feel the quality of the product is much higher than other sets I personally have. As for the show quality, you won't find better animation out there. I highly recommend this show. If you think you can hold off and wait for less costly version, more power to you, but this one, to me, was well worth it

Amazing Show in a Pricey Box Set

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Your Lie in April is an amazing show about a boy who doubts his piano abilities until a girl shoves him out of his comfort zone and gets him to comepete again.

While the show is one of my favorites, the price for the first half of the series is pretty steep. The English dub is good, but the extras you get is a nice little box with postcards and a music disc.

Beautiful set

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This is a great show. It has a compelling story, likeable (and relateable) characters, plus absolutely gorgeous visuals. I enjoyed the original Japanese first but found a top notch dub that was worth watching to really see and feel everything. The box has beautiful art and is a very high quality, I look forward to more releases like this from AoA, where the stuff that really counts is excellent.

Beautiful set

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This is a great show. It has a compelling story, likeable (and relateable) characters, plus absolutely gorgeous visuals. I enjoyed the original Japanese first but found a top notch dub that was worth watching to really see and feel everything. The box has beautiful art and is a very high quality, I look forward to more releases like this from AoA, where the stuff that really counts is excellent.

Not worth 130 usd

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The main issue I have is that it didnt even include the entire disc 1 of the soundtrack, this only has 10 tracks when the soundtrack one has 33 on disc 1, not happy about this

Price is high

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Can't deny the price is high on this, but this anime is in my top 5. So when it came time to buy I didn't hesitate. You don't really get much for the money, but overall I am happy.

A great set for fans of the show

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As someone who buys a lot of AniplexUSA sets I generally know what I am going to get with it and this set brings it up a bit. The box, with artwork from the japenese release, is a soft-box (paper-stock box) that really causes all of the colors to really pop. It also has a really nice smooth texture that I can't stop rubbing my fingers over. They also put a thicker piece of paper on the bottom of the box to prevent the box from getting wear and tear when you bring it off the shelf or when you need to move it.

The BDs and CD both come in 2 jewel (clear) cases that feature artwork from the Japanese releases (vols 1,3,5) and the soundtrack features some of the background art on the inside of the case. The video quality of the BDs is amazing as usual and the soundtrack is the same as the one released in Japan.

If you are a fan of the show or a fan of AniplexUSA's release then this is a must buy!

Might be worth it!

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I was pretty excited for this release initially. I really enjoyed YLIA and, more specifically, I LOVE the OST, so the fact that AoA was including it pretty much sold me on this release. Well.... unfortunately, it turns out that the OST that is included is just 10 tracks, or roughly 1/6 of the Japanese release. The 2nd Blu-ray set from AoA is set to have another 10 or so tracks, so really, it's not the entire sound track. It's actually not even half of it. Other than that, the extras are slim. You get two really oddly shaped almost mini-postcards as well as English dub cast commentary for episode one. And that's it. So, why buy this set? Well, the English dub is great, the packaging is gorgeous, and while it's not a chipboard box, the artwork is beautiful and the resealable plastic sleeve will keep it looking great. Other than that, the video quality is perfect. This set is a trophy for people who really like this show. If your love exceeds $130, buy it.

Great show! Expensive set

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The show is great, a tearjerker, characters you can root for, and themes many people can relate to. From the loss of loved ones, to the happiness when we meet new and incredible people. The show does an excellent job with its animation, using color to express moods and give feelings to scenes, and using a great soundtrack to further those scenes into brilliance.

Even though the series is great, this set is expensive, with only 11 episodes and a few extras. The packaging is nice, with nice artwork and post cards. The soundtrack included in my opinion (after listening to the whole thing) is pretty bad. It doesn't include the best songs in it. And it only has 10 songs. They should have included more or given you the whole thing for this price I believe.

If you can get past the price, (or wait for it to drop), I would recommend it. The show is one of the best I have seen recently. Personally, I would have preferred buying the whole series in one go.



I love everything about this series except the 2.0 sound. Guess Japan doesn't like 5.0 or higher. It's fine the way it is but I wish Aniplex would at least put it in as an option. Anyway, I can't complain as this is one of my favorite series and there was no hesitation when it came to buying it.
Funimation and Sentai might be cheaper but they can't match the video or audio quality of Aniplex and that to me is worth the price alone. I don't want to go too much into the storyline without ruining it so I'll just say if you're a fan of Kids on the Slope or Nodame Cantabile, you'll love this series. Oh, the box is a little thin and could have been a little thicker but it is what it is and I'm just glad Aniplex actually released this.

Pretty Pricey and Pretty Good


Your Lie in April is a teenage drama with music as a backdrop. Music does play a large role, but it's really about teenagers overcoming whatever obstacles or demons are holding them back from true happiness. It just so happens that a lot of said teenagers happen to be musicians. There are a heck of a lot of good musical segments in the series, but really what kept me involved were the character struggles and flared emotions. I went in expecting a bunch of musician lingo that I wouldn't be able to follow. While there is some, it didn't detract from the show in any way. I guess the point I want to get across is this show is a top tier anime drama. If you like shows like Toradora, you'll probably like this one too. I thought it was fantastic and happily (begrudgingly) ordered this show. If you're going to buy an Aniplex show for a pretty penny, might as well pick from the cream of the crop. This show definitely is the cream.

Great Show, Expensive

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This is one of my favorite shows that I have seen recently. I definitely recommend at least watching the series if you have not seen it yet.

As for this set, it leaves something to be desired. First, the outer box that holds the disc cases is nice, but it is a bit more flimsy than other sets that I have purchased from Aniplex in the past. It's nice to have the soundtrack, but with only 10 songs (and I probably only care to listen to about half of them) it is a bit of a letdown; it would have been nice to have the opening and closing songs included in this set, as well as some of the performance pieces that were played by Kōsei and the others in the show.

Overall it is a nice set, but I wish it would have at least come with a better soundtrack for the price.

Series is great, box release isn't bad

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Let's get the elephant out of the room - this set is expensive. The thing to remember, however, is it is a genre that rarely sees high sales numbers, AND Aniplex made the decision to dub it regardless. Someone has to pay for this, and the who pays is the consumer.

I am disappointed the OST isn't the full soundtracks from Japan, as I had originally expected.

Video and audio quality is pretty much perfect. Japanese and English audio is stereo 2.0 LPCM. Video bit rates are really high.

The show starts slightly slow, but draws you in with good characters and a compelling story.

Your Lie In April

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I recently purchased this set for my wife for her Birthday. I personally did not like this anime but she found the story to be well done. She enjoyed the music as well. The packaging and box for this part one is very beautiful and well done. This is also our very first Aniplex title and I can now see why these sets are expensive. Premium quality is what you pay for obviously. Overall I would recommend this anime purchase, even though it was not for me personally.

Must-Have for Anime Collectors

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This show is fantastic. If you haven't already seen this show then you definitely need to see it, and if you have seen this show then you understand that it is worth the cost to own this series.

Given this is being sold by Aniplex so the pricetag is unreasonably high. However the box is very nice with amazing artwork. This is a must-have for any anime collector.

Great if you can afford it

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First part of my favorite anime if you can afford the series you won't be disappointed.

Not at this price!


Saw this great series on NetFlix and wanted to buy it. But at this price--for just half of the series--I'll stick to NetFlix.

A must-have anime set. One of the best purchases I've made here.

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I rarely buy anime, but Your Lie in April is one that is a must have. The packaging looks and feels very nice. Aside from the actual anime, it comes with a soundtrack and collectible postcards. The blu-ray cases themselves were very nice with clean and beautiful artwork on the sleeves. Instead of a blue plastic, it is clear which looks very nice with art. The dub for this anime is really great, thank goodness, because this is an anime that deserves one. Trust me, there are scenes here you don't want to miss from looking at the bottom of your screen. I think we can all agree however that the price is way too much. My five star rating is only based on the packaging, dub, and the anime itself. Like I said, I rarely buy anime unless it's a movie because it's affordable. But this series is so amazing, I'm glad I paid $260 for both sets.

A little over priced... But a high quality product

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Although the set is definitely on the expensive side, the Blu-Ray looks absolutely incredible. After having watched it on Crunchyroll before, hearing the uncompressed sound and seeing the crisp visuals really added to how good this anime is.