On the Way Home
English On the Way Home
Kanji 帰り道
Romaji Kaerimichi
Episode info
Air Date November 13, 2014
Episode 06
Chapter(s) Chapter 08: The Water’s Surface
Opening Hikaru Nara
Ending Kirameki
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"On the Way Home" (帰り道 Kaerimichi?) is the sixth episode of the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso anime adaptation. It first aired in Japan on November 13th, 2014.


From the music room at school, the sound of a piano can be heard. It's a recording of Kousei's playing, and his friends are giving it a second listen. Hearing his own performance, Kousei is in shock. Without giving a thought to Kousei's feelings, Kaori informs him that she's already sent in his submission form for a competition. "Why do you play the piano?" asks Kaori. Kousei sits before the piano alone. And so begin the days of Kousei practicing, just him and the piano. Watching Kaori suddenly get closer to Kousei, Tsubaki begins to feel left out. She can see that they both inhabit a musician's world, which she can never enter. During the final days of her summer in junior high, Tsubaki injures her leg during a game, and the team takes a hard luck loss. But, when Tsubaki is suffering from this devastating incident, it’s none other than Kousei who comes to her side.


Major eventsEdit

  • Kaori signs Kousei up for the Maihou Competition.

Music usedEdit


Main Edit

Supporting Edit


"Figure out how you're going to play the piece, who is it for?" Kaori Miyazono

"That's right, he's suffering... but that's where the music comes from." Kaori Miyazono

"You love it, but you can't go near it, You miss it, but can't touch it." Kaori Miyazono

"Thank you for existing." Kousei Arima

"Why sail the seas if you're stuck under dock?" Kaori Miyazono



Saki Arima "The piano is you. If you touch it gently, it will smile. If you touch it with force, it will become enraged"
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