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5 Anime Themed Musical You Must Watch

These days, more and more people love anime. Anime audiences are increasing as time and technology develop. 

Therefore, the animes available today are also more varied in theme or genre to reach more audiences.

One of the genres is musical. Maybe this genre is still not as big as the action or romance genre, but musical anime often incorporates various aspects into the story, such as drama, romance, and comedy. In fact, the appeal of musical anime is the light story even though it mixes various themes.

Suitable to watch when you're bored, here are five recommendations for musical anime that you should watch. Come on, see the reviews below!

1. K-On! (2009-2010)

The first is the anime K-On! Adapted from the manga of the same name by Kakifly, K-On! the anime version is produced by Kyoto Animation with Naoko Yamada as the director. 

This anime then got two seasons with a total of 39 episodes, two original video animation (OVA), and one film in the period 2009 to 2011.

K-On Story! itself centers on a high school student named Yui Harasawa who wants to carve beautiful memories during high school. 

He then joins a light music club and befriends three other students, namely Mio Akiyama, Ritsu Tainaka, and Tsumugi Kotobuki. 

Together, their adventure into a rock band begins.

Having a light story, a collection of cute characters, and ear-pleasing music makes K-On! as one of the anime that you can watch when you are bored or in a bad mood. 

What are you waiting for? Come on, just enter your watchlist!

2. Kids on the Slope (2012)

Kids on the Slopea is an adaptation of the popular manga. 

Published from 2007 to 2012, Yuki Kodama's Kids on the Slope manga received an anime adaptation in 2012 and a live action film in 2018.

The anime itself is directed by renowned director Shinichirō Watanabe, creator of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo. 

Kids on the Slope tells the story of three close friends who love jazz music named Kaoru Nishimi, Sentarou Kawabuchi, and Ritsuko Mukae.

This anime is suitable to watch when you are bored. The light storyline accompanied by the jazz music can calm your tangled mind.

3. Your Lie in April (2014-2015)

If this anime is one you surely already know. 

Yep! Your Lie in April is a musical anime mixed with romance drama adapted from a manga of the same name by Naoshi Arakawa. 

Not only as an anime, the manga Your Lie in April has also been adapted into live action films, stage performances, and novels.

The anime's story centers around Arima Kousei, a high school student who is talented at playing the piano and has won various music competitions. 

But since his mother died, Arima can no longer play the piano and begins to see the world in monochrome. It happened until he met Kaori Miyazono, a violinist girl who was cheerful and cheerful.

The romance drama genre, Your Lie in April has a warm and sad story. Don't forget to prepare tissues before watching this anime, OK!

4. Nodame Cantabile (2007-2010)

This title is one of the best-selling josei manga of all time with 37 million copies sold. 

The manga has even been adapted into anime series, live action TV series, live action movies, and video games.

The anime itself has three seasons with 45 episodes and three OVAs. 

Nodame Cantabile tells the story of two students at a music school who dream of becoming musicians. 

Thanks to their relationship, each of them managed to grow not only to become a better person, but also to become a more talented musician.

Nodame Cantabile's story is very interesting because it combines romantic drama with classical music themes. 

Seeing the development of each character is also very exciting because each character has a different personality and background.

5. NANA (2006-2007)

Finally, there is an anime adaptation of one of the best-selling manga of all time. Ai Yazawa's NANA manga was released from 2000 to 2009 on hiatus. 

NANA was then adapted into an anime series from 2006 to 2007 and a live action film in 2005 and 2006.

As the name implies, NANA is centered on two main characters named Nana Komatsu and Nana Osaki. By chance, they meet on the train, even living in the same apartment in Tokyo. 

Despite having the same name, they actually have different goals in Tokyo. Komatsu is looking for love, while Osaki is looking for a career.

Even though they have a musical theme, the anime above doesn't necessarily ignore the quality of the story or the characters. 

Not infrequently, musical-themed anime actually have a stronger story or a deeper flavor of drama.

Those are the recommendations for musical anime that you must watch to fill your spare time.

Hatsuko A word after a word after a word is power.

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