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.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 25 minutes
Piano no Mori - Masayuki Kojima - Netflix
Masayuki Kojima (小島 正幸, Kojima Masayuki) is a Japanese animator and director who worked with Madhouse for many years before leaving the studio and joining Kinema Citrus in 2011. He was born on March 11, 1961 in Yamanashi, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.
Piano no Mori - Directorial style - Netflix
Since coming to work for Madhouse, Kojima has been primarily a drama director, and one who specializes in lengthy series. He has directed two adaptations of Naoki Urasawa's manga, Master Keaton and Monster, both of which have received critical acclaim. His first full-length theatrical film, Piano no Mori, was released in Japan on July 21, 2007.
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