“Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso” or “Your Lie in April” is an anime that will wrench your heart and make you fall in love with its characters. Through the times of suffering, hate, terror, affection, love, and life, this anime, a manga adaptation of the same name, creates an eerie feeling in our hearts that renders us to live like Kaori, love like Tsubaki, be a friend like Watari, and be serene and pleasant like Kousei. For me, the best part of your lie in April was its very name. The way each word has its significance from a minute or expression in the episodes of your lie in April at one time or another makes it much more appealing and fascinating.
A Story That Makes Your Heart Flutter
Kousei Arima is a young pianist with an overbearing and abusive mother. She died after a recital that prompted Kousei to abandon the piano for two long years. He began to fear the piano and staggered, even staring at it. While his hearing was absolutely good, he was still unable to listen to the piano.
However, he had some lovely mates, Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryōta Watari, who made his life valuable, and Kaori who made him understand love. He met Kaori through Tsubaki, and that changed things in his life forever. She made Kousei dig at himself for his long-forgotten love of the piano and he admired Kaori for his life. Soon love finds a way between two souls when they meet and greet through an entire journey.
No matter how daunting the path is, the people you’re walking with make it a journey worth following. Kaori was very empathetic towards Kousei; she was the one who helped him overcome the fear of the piano and his abusive mother. She developed a piano impulse in Kousei that made him play all over again.
“Your Lie in April”
“Shigatsu” or “April” in the title “Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso” or “your lie in April” is the word used by Kousei to indicate Kaori. As “April” is the time of spring when flowers bloom, it portrays and symbolizes Kaori in the show.
The Best Characters
The best character in this anime, your lie in April was Kaori Miyazono. She was a free-spirited, sweet, and violin aficionado who had a very different approach to life. Her music was her life. She didn’t believe in following the laws of music but instead altered to produce new rhythms that soothe our ears.
No wonder for not upholding the rules, she was criticized by the jury, but the crowd had ears that welcomed her songs. They liked her music and the new kind of melody that no one else dared to make. Her zeal for creativity is what brings us all a glimpse of life, where experimentation and the invention of new ideas give life an entirely new and different concept.
Love, Hate, and life
Kaori made Kousei believe again in himself and his music. She’s had a huge influence on him. It has really taught me that, when things are to fall apart, they make sense. Kousei saw his mother in Kaori when he saw her collapse in the hospital.
Enraged with terror and frustration, he wanted to abandon music, a part of himself all over again. But Kaori, being Kaori didn’t wish to let this happen. During the last time of your lie in April, Kousei participated in the last competition.
Unfortunately, Kaori was not been able to make it up to the competition. Her death brought a flock of sorrow, but her emotions did not go unheeded. Her letter has shared every aspect of her affection for Kousei and that made “your lie in April” a story of love worth fighting for; a love worth living for.
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