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Piano no Mori

Spring 2018 Winter 2019
Also Known As:
ピアノの森 (Japanese)
Piano no Mori (romaji)
The Piano Forest (literal translation)
Forest of Piano (English)

9 April 2018, 00:10 (JST)
28 January 2019, 00:10 (JST)


Forest of Piano tells the story of two boys from very different walks of life as they grow as pianists and aim to take part in a piano competition.


24 Episodes

Episode 1: The Chosen Hands

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Episode 2: In Order to Play Chopin

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Episode 3: Mozart’s Dying Will


Episode 4: The Best Piano

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Episode 5: The God of the Concours

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Episode 6: The Forest Piano

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Episode 7: Reunion

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Episode 8: Letter of Challenge

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Episode 9: Commencement at Warsaw

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Episode 10: Chopin Competition

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Episode 11: Poland’s New Star

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Episode 12: fff (fortississimo)

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Episode 13: Chopin’s Journey

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Episode 14: Fixation

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Episode 15: Awakening

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Episode 16: Promise

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Episode 17: The Dance of Deliberation

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Episode 18: Requiem

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Episode 19: For the Sake of Your Number One

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Episode 20: The Truth About Pang Wei

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Episode 21: As Proof That You Lived

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Episode 22: In The Country Where Chopin Was Born

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Original Work

Makoto Isshiki


Gaku Nakatani

Series Composition

Aki Itami

Character Design, Chief Animation Director

Sumie Kinoshita

Animation Production

Gainax Studio


Forest of Piano Anime Partners


Kai Ichinose

Soma Saito

Kai Ichinose (young)

Ryoko Shiraishi

Yosuke Ajino

Junichi Suwabe

Shuhei Amamiya

Natsuki Hanae

Shuhei Amamiya (young)

Yo Taichi


Kai Ichinose

Voiced by: Soma Saito

The protagonist of the series. He finds a piano which was thrown away into the forest and grows up playing with it.

Shuhei Amamiya

Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae

He transferred schools in elementary school, where he met Kai. His father is a great pianist and he been taking professional piano classes since he was young.

Sosuke Ajino

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe

Kai’s music teacher in elementary school. He once was a genius pianist, but after he injured one hand in an accident, the door to being a star pianist closed.

Key Visuals


Airing Date
9 April 2018, 00:10 (JST)
28 January 2019, 00:10 (JST)
Spring 2018 , Winter 2019

GAINAX studio

Theme Songs
Season 1

Opening: Umi he
Ending: Kaeru Basho ga Aru to Iu Koto by Aoi Yuki

Season 2

Ending: Hajimari no Basho by Rie Murakawa

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