TV Anime ‘Forest of Piano’ Season 2 Air Date Announced, Rie Murakawa to Perform ED Theme

01.December.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Forest of Piano, known in Japan as Piano no Mori: The Perfect World of Kai, is a manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Isshiki that was serialised in Weekly Morning. The series spawned an anime adaptation that ran from April to July this year and receive praise from fans of classic music, both young and old.

Season two is scheduled to begin airing on January 27, 2019. The ending theme song Hajimari no Basho will be performed by Rie Murakawa, a Japanese singer and prolific voice actress who is known for voicing Ram in Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World and Hotaru Ichijō in Non Non Biyori amongst a string of other popular characters. The song will be released on CD on February 20, 2019.


Speaking about her involvement with the series, Rie Murakawa commented: “I’m sure it’s been a very exciting time for people as information about season two has gradually come to light, and I’ve been looking forward to it too. I’ve been given the opportunity to perform the ending theme. I am honoured to be involved with Forest of Piano. I would be blessed if you can help me in getting excited as we approach the climax of the story. Please look forward to the continuation of Forest of Piano.”


  • Forest of Piano Season 2 Visuals Tease New Episode Ahead of January 27 Air Date

    26.January.2019 | ANIME&GAME

    Forest of Piano, known in Japan as Piano no Mori: The Perfect World of Kai, is a manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Isshiki that was serialised in Weekly Morning. Season two of the anime adaptation is set to begin airing on January 27.

    Scenes from the first episode of season two have been officially released ahead of its air date January 27.

    Four albums have also been announced for the new season compiling songs performed by each of the main characters Kai Ichinose, Shūhei Amamiya and Wei Pang. They will also include classic piano tracks from season two.


    Season two will begin airing on Netflix in Japan on January 27.

    Speaking about the new season Soma Saito, who voices Kai Ichinose, commented: “Before season one aired I received calls from numerous people saying they were looking forward to the adaptation as it’s a series loved by many people. The light production and piano scenes were characteristic of the series but I really liked the parts where light particles flew through the air when the piano was played. It gets through to the listener. It was a magical visual performance. Being able to ‘see the sounds’ was truly something wonderful. Season two focuses on the Chopin Competition, so I believe it is even psychologically deeper. I would be happy if people take in the gorgeous performances and visuals and the human drama that unfolds through various elements and the performance we have put on with everything we’ve got.”

    Natsuki Hanae, who voices Shūhei Amamiya, also commented: “Season one ended with me wondering how Shūhei will recover and if he will find his own piano. He has an attachment to Kai and his own internal fight. It ended on a cliffhanger for me. [The series] becoming an anime and having visuals paired with the music helps better convey what the characters are feeling. I’ve intuitively come to understand my emotions. Season one made me realise once more what a great series Forest of Piano is. It’s the same for season two. I hope everyone that watches will understand Shūhei’s feelings. During the audition we recorded a scene that made me feel like he’s a character that matches who I am, so I will work hard towards it while looking forward to the season.”