[Spoiler (click to open)]I don't think that I have been affected by any anime or manga since I ready Inuyasha Chapter 465 in which Kikyou died.This story tears at your heart from the first first chapter A prodigy has not played since his mother died is dragged back on stage by a young girl who was inspired by the prodigy and wants a chance to play with him before she dies.
Along the way he is inspried to play by her performance even though he cannot hear the notes. He finds a way to play without hearing the notes. While he was a child he played to make his dying mother happy despite the horrible things she did to him. His last words to her after she beat him was "I hope you die" which she does the next day.
Kaori makes him reach out to other people.When he was a prodigy he never noticed the people around him. As he reaches out to her, he begans to notice how he affected the people around him then and now
Through her he is able to make peace with his mother and say goodbye to her by playing the lullabye she played for him as a child. It also make him realize that through her teaching remains a part of every aspect of his life.
In the end Kaori decides to have an operation that would have extended her life long enough to do the one thing she promised to do Play agan with him. He is performing as she goes under the knife He gives the performance of his life. At the end he "sees" her onstage playing At the end she dissolves into sakura as she say "Goodbye" while he yells " Don't go"
Kousei is given a letter by her parents who thank him for brighening her gray life.
We learn that everything she told him was a lie. She has always loved him since the first time she saw him play. All he can say that he should be one thanking her for bringing color back to his own life At the
end we see the letter together with her most treasured possession, a picture of her as a child with him walking by in the background.
So much here about why we are what we are. How we influence other people. How to reach out to other people. How to say goodbye. How to live . The anime has 22 episodes with great classical music. So far 15 episodes have been aired. The music does add to the show. The manga finished yesterday. Only 38 of the 45 chapters have been translated Anime A Manga A Must watch Must read.