Your lie in April

Thursdays, on Fuji TV

30 minutes

Piano prodigy Kousei Arima dominated the competition and has become famous among child musicians. After his mother, who was also his instructor, died, he had a mental breakdown while performing at a piano recital at the age of eleven. As a result, he is no longer able to hear the sound of his piano even though his hearing is perfectly fine. Two years later, Kousei hasn't touched the piano and views the world in monotone, without any flair or color. He has resigned himself to living out his life with his good friends, Tsubaki and Watari, until, one day, a girl changes everything. Kaori Miyazono, a pretty, free-spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality, helps Kousei return to the music world and shows that it should be free and mold breaking unlike the structured and rigid style Kousei was used to.

Thursdays, on Fuji TV

30 minutes

Piano prodigy Kousei Arima dominated the competition and has become famous among child musicians. After his mother, who was also his instructor, died, he had a mental breakdown while performing at a piano recital at the age of eleven. As a result, he is no longer able to hear the sound of his piano even though his hearing is perfectly fine. Two years later, Kousei hasn't touched the piano and views the world in monotone, without any flair or color. He has resigned himself to living out his life with his good friends, Tsubaki and Watari, until, one day, a girl changes everything. Kaori Miyazono, a pretty, free-spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality, helps Kousei return to the music world and shows that it should be free and mold breaking unlike the structured and rigid style Kousei was used to.

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Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 22 - Spring Breeze

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s1e22 Spring Breeze
March 19, 2015
Kousei performs Chopin`s Ballad No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 at the competition while Kaori undergoes surgery. He reminisces about his past experiences and the lessons he learned from the numerous people who have been a part of his life. As he plays, he enters into a dream-like state, surrounded by color and light. He is surprised to see Kaori and her violin before him. Kousei understands instantly that this means that the surgery was unsuccessful, but returns a smile at her and continues his performance as the vision of Kaori plays along with him. He begs her to stay with him, but she disappears with one last tearful smile. In reality, Kousei completes his performance with tears running down his face, saying his final farewell to her. Later, at Kaori's funeral, her parents pass on her final letter to Kousei. As Spring approaches, Kousei reads the letter, which reveals that Kaori, like the other pianists, admired him as a child and was influenced to play the violin in order to someday have Kousei play the piano with her. She was overjoyed that they were in the same middle school, but was unable to speak to him because of his closeness to Tsubaki and Watari. She explains that in April, she told a lie - that she was in love with Watari - in a bid to get close to Kousei. Now knowing that Kaori loved him, Kousei reaffirms his vow to never forget her, continuing to play the piano. Watari continues his dating habits, but reminisces sadly about Kaori. Tsubaki, knowing that Kousei had lost another person he loved, declares a promise to never allow him to be alone. Kousei smiles, prepared for a spring without Kaori.
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Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 21 - Snow

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s1e21 Snow
March 12, 2015
Kousei stays home from school since the day he visited the hospital. Tsubaki, afraid that Kousei will regress to the psychologically unstable state from two years ago, asks Hiroko to help him. Hiroko goes to his house and yells at him that the contest is a few days away and he needs to practice, but when she tries to get him up he says he cannot play and claims that music has taken everyone he cares about away from him. As people close to him worry, Emi and Takeshi practice for the final showdown. Kousei returns to school, where there is a note left by Watari on familiar stationary with one sentence - I want canales. Going to the hospital, he sees Kaori in her room - who starts yelling at him to practice until she sees the canale bag and wants to go outside to eat them. He helps her up to the snowy rooftop, where he tells her that he is given up playing and tells her his fear. She stands up and pretends to hold her violin again, and tells him she is going to undergo a risky surgery to have that one last chance to play which also is the day of the contest. On the fateful day, Emi and Takeshi put out high level performances as the surgery begins. When it is his turn he begins to break down until he remembers what Kaori told him and begins to play his most emotional piece ever.
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 7 - The Shadow Whisper
s1e7 The Shadow Whisper
November 20, 2014
November 20, 2014
The Shadow Whisper
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 8 - Let it Ring
s1e8 Let it Ring
November 27, 2014
November 27, 2014
Let it Ring
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 9 - Resonance
s1e9 Resonance
December 4, 2014
December 4, 2014
Resonance
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 11 - Light of Life
s1e11 Light of Life
December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014
Light of Life
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 13 - Love's Sorrow
s1e13 Love's Sorrow
January 15, 2015
January 15, 2015
Love's Sorrow
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 14 - Footsteps
s1e14 Footsteps
January 22, 2015
January 22, 2015
Footsteps
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 15 - Liar
s1e15 Liar
January 29, 2015
January 29, 2015
Liar
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 16 - Two of a Kind
s1e16 Two of a Kind
February 5, 2015
February 5, 2015
Two of a Kind
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 17 - Twilight
s1e17 Twilight
February 12, 2015
February 12, 2015
Twilight
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 18 - Hearts Come Together
s1e18 Hearts Come Together
February 19, 2015
February 19, 2015
Hearts Come Together
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 19 - Goodbye Hero
s1e19 Goodbye Hero
February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015
Goodbye Hero
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 20 - Hand in Hand
s1e20 Hand in Hand
March 5, 2015
March 5, 2015
Hand in Hand
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 21 - Snow
s1e21 Snow
March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015
Snow
Watch Your lie in April Season 1 Episode 22 - Spring Breeze
s1e22 Spring Breeze
March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015
Spring Breeze
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