Piano no Mori Japanese
Alt name(s):
  • Piano Forest
  • Piano no Mori: The Perfect World of Kai
  • วัยกระเตาะ ตึ่งตึงตึ๊ง
  • ピアノの森 - The perfect world of KAI
  • 森林中的钢琴师
  • 琴絃森林
  • 피아노의 숲
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Pub. status:
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  • 712
  • 244
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.

Piano no Mori won a Grand Prize from 2008 [12th] Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Avatar ElBichoRaro 1 mo ago
One of my all-time favorites (since I'm a musician). I had to reread a good chunk of it after the anime ended just to refresh my memory. It's simply FANTASTIC.
Avatar Ashes7727 4 mo ago
I made an account today solely to say how great this manga is. Personally, I've never been interested in music, and classical music somehow makes me feel really irritated when I listen to it, and I've also never liked slice of life manga either, so without a doubt I'm not the target audience here. What I'm saying is, if this was a "decent" story, I would've completely hated it. This is definitely not a story like that. The beginning reminds you of childhood, the middle has you so nervous it's almost like you're the one getting on stage, and the end can make you understand how people can cry and laugh at the same time. So even if 241 seems like a daunting amount of chapters, I'm telling you to read it anyway, even if it takes you years, because even if you hate music this is still an amazing story.
Avatar Hounder 6 mo ago
Unquestionable classic. Really makes you want to listen to classical music while reading just to add to the mood. Highly recommended.
Avatar thedeadapostle 7 mo ago
Reimu and entropy have closed down I think. Their mandaupdates profiles are listed as inactive.
Avatar Jpwong 7 mo ago
Depending what copies are being uploaded, Batoto had chapter uploads as follows, Chapters 1-25 by Reimu, Chapters 16-76 by KEFI, Chapters 33-38 by Entropy, Chapters 41-43 by SnoopyCool and Chapters 77-241 by Easy Going Scans
Avatar thedeadapostle 7 mo ago
The first chapters were made by groups who've dissolved I think.