Forest of Piano (also known as Piano no Mori: The Perfect World of Kai in Japan) is the Japanese anime adaptation of the manga series of the same name. Makoto Isshiki is the writer of the manga series which was first published about 20 years ago on the 5th of August 1998, and it was published till the 5th November 2015. About 12 years ago, famous anime production studio Madhouse decided to make an anime movie based on this manga series; this movie was released on 21st July 2007.
Even after the success of the anime movie, Madhouse did not release any sequels or prequels to it. Last year another anime studio, named Gaina, released a television anime series called Forest of Piano. The show’s first season premiered on 9th April 2018. This show quickly gained the appreciation of the original manga fans. Due to its popularity, the show’s second season was released in January 2019. Now the fans are anxiously waiting for an official statement regarding the release of the third season of Forest of Piano.
What Have Fans Seen From The Previous Episodes?
The show is based on two boys who love playing the piano. This hobby caused both of their lives to interconnect. The first boy, Kai Ichinose, was born into a poor family. His mother’s a prostitute. He was brought up in the red-light district, even after his fondness for music, he couldn’t attend any music school due to his financial status. One day, he discovers an old piano in a forest nearby, and he begins to develop an interest in playing that piano. His interest becomes so intense that he begins to sneak out of his house at night to practice with the piano.
After rigorous practice, he becomes a brilliant pianist. The second boy, Shuhei Amamiya has an opposite story to that of Kai, Shuhei was born in a wealthy household. His father is a professional pianist.
Shuhei has been trained since his childhood to play the piano by his father, and due to this, he’s also an excellent pianist.
The anime begins at Moriwaki Elementary, the elementary school of Kai, where Shuhei has recently been transferred. Shuhei is unable to make any friends and soon gets bullied by his peers. One day, Shuhei is forced to play the mysterious piano in the forest, which is famous for having a curse on it. This is how he first meets Kai. As Shuhei has never had any proper music training, he is unable to play the piano. But, Kai, plays the piano perfectly due to the training he has received since his childhood. His performance impresses Shuhei and his music teacher, Sosuke Ajino. Impressed by his performance, Shuhei and Sosuke convince him to take piano lessons. Hesitant at first, Kai then accepts this advice and begins to take piano lessons. This is shown as the beginning of a beautiful friendship between Shuhei and Kai.
Forest of Piano Season 3 Release Date
The season 2 of Forest of piano aired between January 2019 and April 2019. From April till now, Gaina studios has not released any official statement whether a new season of the show will be released or not. This should not raise any alarms for the fans of the show. An average anime show gets a new season in an average period of 5 years, so, Gaina studio still has a lot of time left to announce the arrival of a new season.
Another reason we think that the show will get a third season is because of the sheer length of the original manga series whose runtime spans 17 years. 2 seasons of anime cannot fully cover the story included in 17 years of manga; hence, there’s a high chance that Forest of Piano will get a season 3 in the near future. Although nothing can be said for sure, until Gaina officially releases a statement.
Watch Forest of Piano Episodes Dubbed In English
The English Dubbed Episodes of ‘Forest of Piano’ are available on Netflix
Forest of Piano Trailer
If you haven’t watched the first season of Forest of Piano, here is a short trailer of this awesome anime!