I am going to write about Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso since it was such a good episode and since Parasyte took that expected one week break after all. I’ll admit that there wasn’t a lot of action in this one, but I must say that this was one of the better episodes.
What worries me most is Kaori’s health. She’s clearly hiding something and it is only a matter of time before that comes out. I foresee an illness that will end up bestowing upon her an early, undeserved death. I just feel it. Of course, every fibre of my being hopes that I am wrong about this. She is by far the greatest character on the show.
What also surprised me was Kousei’s attitude towards the whole thing. He had just been disqualified for stopping in the middle of his performance and he even got talked down by that grumpy old man, yet he stood proud with a smile on his face. It was almost as though he walked out of there as the winner. I guess his feelings reached the girl that conquered his heart.
It all doesn’t matter though. Kousei is back. He lost his way and is now trying to find his own piano playing style. He is coming back. He has the support of his friends and the support of Hiroko-chan, a young mother (I think?) that claims to be his guardian and teacher. She, Hiroko, seems to think very fondly of Kousei. I think she could be the one to help him get back up on his feet and into the music world where he obviously belongs. She just needs to keep poking into his life a bit more in order to give him that extra push for him to pursue his dreams, because I don’t think Kousei would improve a lot without a little bit of support from friends.Read More
I am very satisfied with this episode. I am very satisfied with how this episode turned out. It would’ve been absolutely ridiculous if Kousei suddenly started playing like a pro from start to finish and actually won. No, that won’t be happening any time soon.
Say whatever you want about the guy; he did his best. He had a good start when he was still trying to be the old puppeteer that he used to be when his mother was still alive, but that soon fell apart when he realized that he was too damaged to revert to his old ways. His mother haunts him and he completely fell apart. At one point he just stopped playing in order to gather his thoughts and, when thinking of Kaori, started playing again as though he was a new person with a new mission. I definitely liked what I saw there!
It is promising. He has been playing because of his mother up until now. Tied to the score because of his mother’s evil teachings. But not anymore. He has been set free. He can finally find his own way, his own music. He already has a goal in mind. All that’s left is for him to continue walking this path and he will end up on his feet soon enough.
Now then, what will happen with his childhood friends? He likes the girl that supposedly likes his best friend, even though those two have nothing in common. Kaori and Kousei were practically meant for each other. I can’t say the same thing about Tsubaki and Kousei. They were meant to be brother and sister from different parents if you ask me.Read More
Not bad episode. I was actually surprised until my expectations where finally met at the last moment. And yes, the pace is still too damn slow. I believe we already saw half the episode before Kousei’s fingers finally touched that piano.
I must say that I did enjoy seeing a bit more about that girl’s past. I normally don’t care for the pasts of supporting characters, but there is something about her that simply interests me. Also, she is just another female character that may or may not end up fighting for Kousei’s heart, making that boy pretty damn lucky for someone with so many mental issues.
Still, the way she fought to learn how to play piano. All because she saw Kousei play as a child. She wanted to play in the same competition as him and that’s what inspired her to play the piano. That’s nice! I don’t care if it’s love or just plain rivalry. Every person needs a goal and a whole lot of “fuel” to get there.
But yeah, Kousei finally started playing and I was shocked that it was going pretty well. People were actually saying that he was still the same puppeteer as before, hitting all the notes flawlessly. That’s when I started to worry a little. Was Kousei really going to win? Was he really going to show us a great performance after all the crap that we’ve seen so far? His mother has broken him pretty badly, so there was no way for him to win, right? And that’s when he started to play badly. He started thinking about his mother again and that cat, lost track of the notes and started playing like he did when he was Kaori’s accompanist. My world once again makes sense.Read More
Okay, short post number two incoming. I cannot believe that I still haven’t seen Kousei play. The pace has really dropped. We all know he isn’t the old Kousei and that he probably won’t win this thing, but at least speed things up a bit.
I heard the manga is very good. I wonder how many issues focussed on this particular event. I don’t think I could’ve been more than three. That spike-haired kid has finished playing and now that girl’s doing her thing. We finally get to see Kousei play next week, but I still think that could’ve pushed all of that into this one episode.
I am actually quite interested in that girl. That other boy I can ready like an open book. That girl I find rather mysterious and I hope I get to learn a bit more about her. Is she into Kousei? What’s her deal? There is so much I want to know. Still, at this point I am hoping that we get to see Kousei play next week and that we’ll also get the resultsRead More
What is with this pace? I have taken notice of the fact that the pace has been getting slower and slower as weeks go by. We are fully aware of Kousei’s problems. There is no need to dedicate half of every episode to show us how bad it is.
It’s always something new. Always something that makes his childhood seem just a little bit worse, even though it doesn’t have to be. He lost his mother and apparently his cat, too. Yeah, that sucks, but there is no need to focus on that for so long. He is a talented pianist that needed a little push forward. He got that much-needed push from Kaori and his two childhood friends and is now taking baby steps back into the musical world. Just let him do his thing without bringing up every single one of his bad experiences, and don’t focus so much on it if you do.
Sorry for that annoying rant, but it had to be said if you ask me. There is no doubt in my mind that Kousei will lose this competition. Yes, he has talent, determination and passion in him, but is that enough for him to win this competition after being absent for so long. I really don’t think he will win after everything I’ve seen so far.
There is one thing that I do not understand. Why are people so angry and jealous of Kousei? Is Kaori right? Is it really because he used to play pieces exactly as they were meant to play like he was some kind of, and I quote; “marionette”? I thought that was the whole point… I certainly wouldn’t like it if people changed the music that I created in order to make it “their own”. Oh well… We’ll just have to wait and see how Kousei will deal with this.Read More