Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 04
I told myself that I should always write honest reviews. I don’t plan on changing any time soon, so this might actually be the first negative Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso post. I am truly very disappointed by what I saw this week, making it painfully clear that this is not like the Nodame Cantabile series.
They rushed and rushed in order to make it in time for kaori’s gig. They pretty much turned Kousei’s life upside down without even thinking it through, but hey… they made it. They were just in time, as one could already expect. I don’t really like it when characters make it just in time. It’s so cliché. Just let them arrive and do what they have to do.
Anyway, I would like to tackle the ending first before I start another one of my rants. So Kaori collapsed at the end of the episode. Nice cliff-hanger. Am I curious? Not really. She’s fine. She was probably just tired, didn’t eat a lot and maybe the pressure just got to her when Kousei couldn’t keep up with her at one point. Either way, she’ll be just fine. We already know that much.
Now then, what about this episode? What about the music that they played? I am kind of hoping that this was a one-time thing since Kousei has only just begun to play the Piano again after all these years. The guy panicked and could no longer keep up with Kaori, causing him to come at a complete standstill. This, apparently, came as no surprise to one of the judges, whom knew about Kousei. He said to himself that it was no surprise that two soloists couldn’t perform flawlessly right from the beginning, which is true. Both Kousei and Koari are soloists, which is kind of why I am hoping that this was a onetime thing and that Kousei will continue to grow on his own (with the help of his friends of course).