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Love's Sorrow
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Title(s)
English Love's Sorrow
Kanji 愛の悲しみ
Romaji Ai no Kanashimi
Episode info
Air Date January 15, 2015
Episode 13
Music
Opening Nanairo Symphony
Ending Orange
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"Love's Sorrow" (愛の悲しみ Ai no Kanashimi?) is the thirteenth episode of the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso anime adaptation. It first aired in Japan on January 15, 2015.

Synopsis

It’s the day of the gala concert, and it’s time for them to go on, but as Kaori is a no-show, Kousei takes the stage alone. The venue is abuzz over the strange situation of the accompanist, Kousei, showing up onstage by himself. And so Kousei starts playing the song his late mother loved, Kreisler’s Love’s Sorrow.

Plot

In a flashback, a young Kousei stirs awake underneath a piano. Saki plays “Love’s Sorrow” on the piano, until Hiroko Seto shows up at the door, and begs to stay over for a while. Hiroko, furious at her husband with whom she had had a fight with, vents out her anger through a song (“Idiot Husband”) on piano. Kousei asks her whether she had another fight with her husband, and she replies that “This is no fight. This is war!” To her surprise, Kousei replicates her song to the correct pitch. This prompts her to tell Saki to turn Kousei into a pianist. Hiroko remarks that Kousei is a genius.

In the concert hall, Kousei walks on stage by himself. With Kaori a “no-show”, the audience is baffled by the fact that an accompanist is playing without the violinist. Angered at Miike for criticizing Kaori, Kousei plays with evident anger. Shortly after, he remembers what his mother said about playing the piano - “Play it more gently. Like you’re caressing a baby’s head.” His playing style drastically changes, which is noticed by the audience. Hiroko remembers the pain Saki and Kousei went through for his music career. She blames herself for putting Kousei through this, because she was the one who told Saki to turn Kousei into a pianist.

Major events

  • Kousei performs “Love’s Sorrow” at the Violin Gala Day without Kaori.

Music used

  • 00:00-00:10 Love’s Sorrow (Piano Solo Version) [愛の悲しみ (ピアノ独奏版)]
  • 02:50-03:53 友人A君を私の伴奏者に任命します [Yuujin A-kun wo Watashi no Bansousha ni Ninmei Shimasu]
  • 04:03-13:18 Love’s Sorrow (Piano Solo Version) [愛の悲しみ (ピアノ独奏版)]
  • 14:55-16:45 私達はそうやって生きていく人種なの [Watashitachi wa Sou Yatte Ikite Iku Jinshu na no]
  • 17:06-17:31 まるで映画のワンシーンのように [Maru de Eiga no One Scene no you ni]
  • 17:32-17:55 Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82 by Elgar
  • 19:44-20:27 Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2 by Frédéric Chopin

Characters In Order Of Appearance

Quotes

"Let's turn Kousei into a pianist!" ― Hiroko Seto (to Saki Arima)

"Kousei's...a genius!" ― Hiroko Seto

"Play it more gently. Like you’re caressing a baby’s head." ― Saki Arima (to Kousei Arima)

"It’s all because I told her to turn you into a pianist. I’m so sorry..." ― Hiroko Seto (to Kousei Arima)

Trivia

Gallery

References

Saki Arima.png "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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