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* After Kaori didn't come to the gala [[spoiler:because she'd collapsed the night before and hospitalized as the result]], Kousei and Hiroko ask the last contestant (Miike) to swap turns to give Kaori more time to get there. Miike refuses, and after being told that Kaori is Kousei's partner, he starts badmouthing her. Of course, Kousei is pissed but he doesn't get angry, instead he tells Miike that the spotlight will belong to ''them'', meaning himself & Kaori.

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* After Kaori didn't come to the gala [[spoiler:because because she'd collapsed the night before and hospitalized as the result]], result, Kousei and Hiroko ask the last contestant (Miike) to swap turns to give Kaori more time to get there. Miike refuses, and after being told that Kaori is Kousei's partner, he starts badmouthing her. Of course, Kousei Kosei is pissed frustrated, but he doesn't get angry, instead he tells Miike that the spotlight will belong to ''them'', meaning himself & Kaori.



* After spending the day together exploring the mall and the school at night, Kousei takes Kaori home on his bike, under a night sky full of stars. Kousei looks up at a shooting star and realizes Kaori is crying, but decides not to ask her why. [[spoiler:She was crying because she knows she doesn't have much time left with Kousei, the boy she truly loves.]]

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* After spending the day together exploring the mall and the school at night, Kousei takes Kaori home on his bike, under a night sky full of stars. Kousei looks up at a shooting star and realizes Kaori is crying, but decides not to ask her why. [[spoiler:She She was crying because she knows she doesn't have much time left with Kousei, the boy she truly loves.]]



** In the flashback scene, it is revealed that the reason she started doing therapy [[spoiler:and the risked surgery in the end]] was because not only she had a promise to keep (to Kousei), but also because if she started giving up now, she'll be ashamed to her parents, and she'll feel sorry for herself.

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** In the flashback scene, it is revealed that the reason she started doing therapy [[spoiler:and and the risked surgery in the end]] end was because not only she had a promise to keep (to Kousei), but also because if she started giving up now, she'll be ashamed to her parents, and she'll feel sorry for bad about herself.



** [[spoiler: Young Kaori asking her parents to buy her a violin after watching Kousei play. "I want Kousei-kun to play with me!"]]
** [[spoiler: Kaori's confession that she never had a crush on Watari. She had always been in love with Kousei, and had been since she was five years old and saw him perform. She even switched from playing piano to playing violin so one day they could accompany one another, which they later did.]]
** Tsubaki coming up to Kousei on her way to school [[spoiler: after Kaori's funeral]] and yelling at Kousei that he isn't and will never be alone.

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** [[spoiler: Young Kaori asking her parents to buy her a violin after watching Kousei play. "I want Kousei-kun to play with me!"]]
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** [[spoiler: Kaori's confession that she never had a crush on Watari. She had always been in love with Kousei, and had been since she was five years old and saw him perform. She even switched from playing piano to playing violin so one day they could accompany one another, which they later did.]]
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** Tsubaki coming up to Kousei on her way to school [[spoiler: after Kaori's funeral]] funeral and yelling at Kousei that he isn't and will never be alone.



** Kaori's prized possession [[spoiler: that she gave Kousei in the envelope that held her letter. A picture of her and Kousei back when they first met.]]

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** Kaori's prized possession [[spoiler: that she gave Kousei in the envelope that held her letter. A picture of her and Kousei back when they first met.]]
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[[AC:Episode 1]]
* Kaori's interaction with the cat.
* Kaori playing her melodica in the middle of a cherry blossom-filled park, with bare feet (she left her shoes and tights hanging from some nearby branches for Kosei to discover to lead to her) and a trio of small children joining her serenade.


* Kaori appears in front of Kousei on his way home, while he's thinking about her performance. She appointed him as Watari's substitute later.

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* Kaori appears in front of Kousei on his way home, while he's thinking about her performance. She appointed appoints him as Watari's substitute later.later on.



* Kaori appointed Kousei as her accompanist.
** Kousei accepts her offer, after she's [[CryCute crying her heart out]]. Of course, she's giving him one of her sweetest [[TearfulSmile smile]] in the series after that.
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* Kaori's able to snaps Kousei out of his anxiousness by telling him the music is freedom.
* Kaori asked for Kousei to repeat their performance right from the start after he's messing up.
** He's finally able to start playing again after remembering one of his practice moment with his mother.

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* Kaori appointed appoints Kousei as her accompanist.
** Kousei accepts her offer, after she's [[CryCute crying her heart out]]. Of course, she's giving him one of her sweetest [[TearfulSmile smile]] smiles]] in the series after that.
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* Kaori's able to snaps snap Kousei out of his anxiousness by telling him the that music is freedom.
* Kaori asked asks for Kousei to repeat their performance right from the start after he's messing up.
** He's finally able to start playing again after remembering one of his practice moment moments with his mother.mother.



* Kousei reminiscing the audience that cheering after his performance with Kaori while jumping off the courage bridge.

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* Kousei reminiscing about the audience that cheering cheered after his performance with Kaori while jumping off the courage bridge. bridge.



* Kousei covered Kaori with his jacket after [[BeautifulDreamer watching her]] [[SleepCute sleep]] on the floor while she was accompanying him practicing the piano,

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* Kousei covered covers Kaori with his jacket after [[BeautifulDreamer watching her]] [[SleepCute sleep]] on the floor while she was accompanying him practicing the piano,piano.



* While in the park together, Kaori connecting Kousei's hand to hers, stating that his hands are happy to touching hers.

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* While in the park together, Kaori connecting Kousei's hand to with hers, stating that his hands are happy to be touching hers.hers.



* Takeshi, who spent the entire episode and much of his life resenting(albeit also admiring) Kousei taunts his rival after his performance. Kousei's heartfelt praise to someone who spent years wondering if he'd ever give him the time of day both touches and flatters him.

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* Takeshi, who spent the entire episode and much of his life resenting(albeit resenting (albeit also admiring) Kousei taunts his rival after his performance. Kousei's heartfelt praise to someone who spent years wondering if he'd ever give him the time of day both touches and flatters him. him.



* In a nostalgic scene, little Emi chose her future as a pianist atop the jungle gym.

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* In a nostalgic scene, little Emi chose her future as a pianist atop the a jungle gym.



--->'''Child!Emi''': (''Mortified'') That's the only kind of sound I can make with it? [[TechnicianVsPerformer But when that boy was playing... everything sounded like sunflowers]].

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--->'''Child!Emi''': (''Mortified'') (''mortified'') That's the only kind of sound I can make with it? [[TechnicianVsPerformer But when that boy was playing... everything sounded like sunflowers]].






* After he stop midway his performance again, he restarts his playing by remembering his performance with Kaori. To add the heartwarming points, he's using his BeautifulDreamer scenery with Kaori in episode 6 as her imagery for enriched his playing. Every audience entranced by his playing, including Kaori that realize his imagery and crying her TearsOfJoy as the result.

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* After he stop midway stopping his performance midway again, he Kousei restarts his playing by remembering his performance with Kaori. To add the more heartwarming points, he's using his BeautifulDreamer scenery with Kaori in episode 6 as her his imagery for enriched enriching his playing. Every The entire audience is entranced by his playing, including Kaori that realize who realizes his imagery and crying her cries TearsOfJoy as the result.a result.



* Kousei told Hiroko that he's already resolved his objection to become a "weird pianist", thanks to the scenery he saw at the end of his performance with Kaori.

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* Kousei told tells Hiroko that he's already resolved his objection to become in becoming a "weird pianist", thanks to the scenery he saw at the end of his performance with Kaori.



-->'''Kaori''': ''"What about you? What did you have in your heart? What did you lean on?"'' [[note]]Regarding to whom his emotion are leaned to and become his motivation when he's playing[[/note]]
-->'''Kousei''': ''"I had'' you.''"'' *[[{{Squee}} aawww...]]*

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-->'''Kaori''': ''"What What about you? What did you have in your heart? What did you lean on?"'' on? [[note]]Regarding to whom his emotion are leaned to and become his motivation when he's playing[[/note]]
-->'''Kousei''': ''"I had'' you.''"'' *[[{{Squee}}
playing[[/note]]\\
'''Kousei''': I had ''you''. (''[[{{Squee}}
aawww...]]*]]'')



* After spending another day practicing, Kousei and Kaori are coming home late at night so they're riding bike together. Kaori told Kousei about the night sky and the sparkling stars, so Kousei start singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars". Kaori joined him later, singing under the twinkling night stars in the process together.
* After Kaori didn't come to the gala [[spoiler:because she'd collapsed the night before and hospitalized as the result]], Kousei and Hiroko ask the last contestant (Miike) to swap turns to give Kaori more time to get there. Miike refused, and after told that Kaori is Kousei's partner, he starts badmouthing her. Of course, Kousei was pissed enough but he didn't get angry, still, he told him that the spotlight was belong to ''them'' (Himself & Kaori).

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* After spending another day practicing, Kousei and Kaori are coming home late at night so they're riding a bike together. Kaori told tells Kousei about the night sky and the sparkling stars, so Kousei start starts singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars". Star". Kaori joined joins him later, with both of them singing under the twinkling night stars in the process together.
* After Kaori didn't come to the gala [[spoiler:because she'd collapsed the night before and hospitalized as the result]], Kousei and Hiroko ask the last contestant (Miike) to swap turns to give Kaori more time to get there. Miike refused, refuses, and after being told that Kaori is Kousei's partner, he starts badmouthing her. Of course, Kousei was is pissed enough but he didn't doesn't get angry, still, instead he told him tells Miike that the spotlight was will belong to ''them'' (Himself ''them'', meaning himself & Kaori).Kaori.



-->'''Saki''': I play it... [[RealitySubtext so that sorrow won't be as scary]].
* Kousei's entire performance made him remember how his mother always cared to him and finally made him able to make "peace" and say goodbye to his mother.
** Kousei's performance, being a ToughActToFollow, spurred Miike on to play with his all, rather than from rote memorization - and for his own mother, who he saw in the audience, obviously praying that he do well.

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-->'''Saki''': --->'''Saki''': I play it... [[RealitySubtext so that sorrow won't be as scary]].
* Kousei's entire performance made makes him remember how his mother always cared to him and finally made makes him able to make "peace" and say goodbye to his mother.
** Kousei's performance, being a ToughActToFollow, spurred spurs Miike on to play with his all, rather than from rote memorization - and for his own mother, who he saw in the audience, obviously praying that he do well.






* A mild example: Kousei immediately search Tsubaki after being told by Kashiwagi that she was in trouble.

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* A mild example: Kousei immediately search searches for Tsubaki after being told by Kashiwagi that she was in trouble.trouble.



* Kousei stated to Tsubaki that he'll always be with her and stay by her side.

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* Kousei stated states to Tsubaki that he'll always be with her and stay by her side.side.



* Nagi and Kousei sharing about the person whose considered the most important to them. Takeshi and Kaori, respectively.

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* Nagi and Kousei sharing about the person whose considered the most important to them. them who are Takeshi and Kaori, respectively.respectively.



* Hiroko able to snap Nagi out of HeroicBSOD because of performance anxiety by stating that she'll kill everyone that called Nagi a coward.
** Later, Nagi also realized that even the great pianist Kousei Arima suffers the performance anxiety just like her. Kousei then told her Kaori's words about how to play with sincerity before perform.

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* Hiroko is able to snap Nagi out of HeroicBSOD because of her performance anxiety by stating that she'll kill everyone anyone that called calls Nagi a coward.
** Later, Nagi also realized realizes that even the great pianist Kousei Arima suffers the performance anxiety just like her. Kousei then told tells her Kaori's words about how to play with sincerity before perform.performing.



* After all these time Kousei are forced to perform together by Kaori, this time it was Kousei's turn asks Kaori to perform together with him.

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* After all these time the times Kousei are is forced to perform together by with Kaori, this time it was is Kousei's turn asks to ask Kaori to perform together with him.him.



* Kaori doing her walking therapy just for the sake to become better so she'll able to perform again with Kousei. Her parents thanks him because his devotion able to sparks the little spirit left in her life.
** In the flashback scene, it was revealed that the reason she starts doing therapy [[spoiler:and the risked surgery in the end]] because not only she got a promise to keep (to Kousei), but also because if she starts giving up now, she'll be ashamed to her parents, and she'll feel sorry for herself.
* Tsubaki stated she'll be happy that if all these time Kousei spent with music is precious to him.
* The entire scene where the three rivals: Kousei, Emi, and Takeshi spent together before, during, and after performance, and in the end, supports each other.

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* Kaori doing her going through walking therapy just for the sake to become of becoming better so she'll be able to perform again with Kousei. Her parents thanks thank him because his devotion was able to sparks spark the little spirit she had left in her life.
** In the flashback scene, it was is revealed that the reason she starts started doing therapy [[spoiler:and the risked surgery in the end]] was because not only she got had a promise to keep (to Kousei), but also because if she starts started giving up now, she'll be ashamed to her parents, and she'll feel sorry for herself.
* Tsubaki stated states that she'll be happy that if all these time the times Kousei spent with music is precious to him.
* The entire scene where the three rivals: Kousei, Emi, and Takeshi spent spend together before, during, and after performance, and in the end, supports support each other.other.



* The entire AirplaneOfLove scene. Kaori made a phone call to Kousei on his way home from lesson with Hiroko just to inform him there was an airplane flying by on its night flight. According to Kousei, the plane just look like a shooting star across the sky. This makes him realize his true feelings to Kaori and decide to visit her again.

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* The entire AirplaneOfLove scene. Kaori made makes a phone call to Kousei on his way home from lesson piano lessons with Hiroko just to inform him there was an airplane flying by on its night flight. According to Kousei, the plane looks just look like a shooting star across the sky. This makes him realize his true feelings to fpr Kaori and decide decides to visit her again.again.



* Kaori stated to Kousei that he'll never be left alone; she'll always be there for him.

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* Kaori stated states to Kousei that he'll never be left alone; she'll always be there for him.






* The ending. As much as it really was a DownerEnding, it had some sweet points, enough to the point it makes it possibly a RayOfHopeEnding:

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* The ending. As much as it really was a DownerEnding, it had has some sweet points, enough to the point it makes it possibly a RayOfHopeEnding:






* Takeshi found Kousei still able to happily playing with his friends, even with all of his [[TrainingFromHell practice]], made him also realize that his hero is not a robot that he also need time to have fun himself.
* Kousei is happy to hear his mother will attending his performance.

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* Takeshi found finds Kousei is still able to happily playing play with his friends, even with all of his [[TrainingFromHell practice]], made him which makes Takeshi also realize that his hero is not a robot that he also need doesn't have time to have fun himself.
* Kousei is happy to hear his mother will be attending his performance.


--->'''Child!Emi''': (''Mortified'') That's the only sound I can make with it? [[TechnicianVsPerformer But when that boy was playing... everything sounded like sunflowers]].

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--->'''Child!Emi''': (''Mortified'') That's the only kind of sound I can make with it? [[TechnicianVsPerformer But when that boy was playing... everything sounded like sunflowers]].


[[caption-width-right:350:"''When you're depressed, it always helps to lean your head on your arms. Arms like to feel useful.'' -Charlie Brown."]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"''When you're depressed, it always helps to lean your head on your arms. Arms like to feel useful.'' -Charlie Brown."]]
''" -[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]]]]



** Kousei accept her offer, after she's [[CryCute crying her heart out]]. Of course, she's giving him one of her sweetest [[TearfulSmile smile]] in the series after that.

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** Kousei accept accepts her offer, after she's [[CryCute crying her heart out]]. Of course, she's giving him one of her sweetest [[TearfulSmile smile]] in the series after that.

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--->'''Miike''': Mom... could I have played my heart out like he did? Could I have played with as much sincerity? Maybe... maybe I can give it my all like Arima. One way to find out - watch me. Right now, all I want is to hear my mom's voice.


--->'''Child!Emi''': (''Mortified'') That's the only sound I can make with it? [[TechnicianVsPerformer But when that boy was playing... it sounded like sunflowers]].

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--->'''Child!Emi''': (''Mortified'') That's the only sound I can make with it? [[TechnicianVsPerformer But when that boy was playing... it everything sounded like sunflowers]].


* After Kaori didn't come to the gala [[spoiler:because she's collapsed the night before and hospitalized as the result]], Kousei and Hiroko asks the last contestant (Miike) to switch the perform turn. Miike refused, and after told that Kaori is Kousei's partner, he starts badmouthing her. Of course, Kousei was pissed enough but he didn't angry, still, he told him that the spotlight was belong to ''them'' (Himself & Kaori).

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* After Kaori didn't come to the gala [[spoiler:because she's she'd collapsed the night before and hospitalized as the result]], Kousei and Hiroko asks ask the last contestant (Miike) to switch the perform turn.swap turns to give Kaori more time to get there. Miike refused, and after told that Kaori is Kousei's partner, he starts badmouthing her. Of course, Kousei was pissed enough but he didn't get angry, still, he told him that the spotlight was belong to ''them'' (Himself & Kaori).



** Kousei's performance, being a ToughActToFollow, spurred Miike on to play with his all, rather than from rote memorization - and for his own mother.

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** Kousei's performance, being a ToughActToFollow, spurred Miike on to play with his all, rather than from rote memorization - and for his own mother.mother, who he saw in the audience, obviously praying that he do well.

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[[AC:Episode 8]]
* Takeshi, who spent the entire episode and much of his life resenting(albeit also admiring) Kousei taunts his rival after his performance. Kousei's heartfelt praise to someone who spent years wondering if he'd ever give him the time of day both touches and flatters him.


* In a nostalgic scene, little Emi chose her future as a pianist at above the jungle gym.

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* In a nostalgic scene, little Emi chose her future as a pianist at above atop the jungle gym.


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** The entirety of Emi's performance has one undercurrent of thought - "Return to me", in reference to how Kousei played the first time she heard him, not the robotic way he'd grown to play afterward.

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** And what initially snapped him out of it was Tsubaki's high-pitched sneeze, crossing between this and funny.

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** Once he settles down, though, he has a memory of asking his mother why she always played "Love's Sorrow" rather than "Love's Joy".
-->'''Saki''': I play it... [[RealitySubtext so that sorrow won't be as scary]].


** Kousei's performance, being a ToughActToFollow, spurred Miike on to play with his all, rather than from rote memorization - and for his own mother.



* A mild example: Kousei immediately search Tsubaki after being told by Kashiwagi that she ware in trouble.

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* A mild example: Kousei immediately search Tsubaki after being told by Kashiwagi that she ware was in trouble.

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--->'''Child!Emi''': (''Mortified'') That's the only sound I can make with it? [[TechnicianVsPerformer But when that boy was playing... it sounded like sunflowers]].

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