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
  • 8.90
  • 9.20
  • 95
Pub. status:
  • 15,186
  • 1,173
  • 110
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.
Reading progress:
  • Volume 0/26
  • Chapter 0/241

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Just beautiful. The characters’ development. The subtle drama. The way they portray their feelings and pasts.
Outstanding manga. Went far beyond my expectations and I even cried.
This is weird. I didn't delete them. They shouldn't have had much of an issue either.

@Mossy I'll try to re-upload them.
NUuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CHAPTERS!*Table flip* Seriously I was just reading chapter 78 and suddenly they all disappeared all the way to the last chapter >3>/. . . I hope this gets fixed soon -.-'
It's a great manga and this is my fourth time re-reading it! I've only ever gotten to chapter 137 because I've been reading it since translations were only available at 30 chapters... But now that it was fully translated! You know- I was kinda hoping o.o Kinda excited- BUT WHY?

*rages and rants that the chaps were deleted*
T~T I'm sorry.... I hope someone notices the chaps got- (Hopefully accidentally) -Deleted...

@thedeadapostle \^~^/ <3

Last edited 13 days ago by Mossy.

I've been coming back to this every once in awhile over the years. I started reading this since Entropy days, so it's great to know that it's finally fully translated. It's been so long, but I still remember the important plot points more or less; I think that shows how good this manga is. Something that always intrigued me; how do people who have no knowledge of music enjoy this type of manga? Would readers avoid picking this up because of the lack of knowledge/interest in music? Personally I think it's a great way to know more about music though.

Now for some useless rambling.
Just finished this, i am too weak for childhood and rivalry plots
Damn, haven't got this much feel since the day I finished "Sanctuary". Recommended.
Brilliant manga.
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.
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.
Unquestionable classic. Really makes you want to listen to classical music while reading just to add to the mood. Highly recommended.
Reimu and entropy have closed down I think. Their mandaupdates profiles are listed as inactive.
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
The first chapters were made by groups who've dissolved I think.