Let it Ring
English Let it Ring
Kanji 響け
Romaji Hibike
Episode info
Air Date November 27, 2014
Episode 08
Chapter(s) Chapter 14: Red and Yellow
Opening Hikaru Nara
Ending Kirameki
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"Let it Ring" (響け Hibike?) is the eighth episode of the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso anime adaptation. It first aired in Japan on November 27, 2014.


Takeshi, the favorite to win the competition, has been waiting for Kousei for two years. Aspiring to play like Kousei, he has worked tenaciously to improve himself so that he can reach even greater heights. His performance is met with thunderous applause. After listening to Takeshi's performance, Emi quietly approaches the stage. She had been in awe of the young Kousei, vowing to become a pianist herself. Ever since Kousei vanished from the scene, she has lost her motivation, and has been an erratic performer for the past few years. But after being reunited with Kousei at this competition, she gives the performance of her life. Her emotions become one with the swelling of the music she’s playing, appealing to the audience’s sentiments. Among them, Kaori feels something about Emi's playing resonate within her.


Major eventsEdit

  • Takeshi and Emi perform in the Maihou Piano Competition.

Music usedEdit

  • Étude in C-sharp minor, Op. 10, No. 4 by Frédéric Chopin
  • Étude in A minor, Op. 25, No. 11 (Winter Wind) by Frédéric Chopin



"Let it ring!" - Emi Igawa




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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