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WHICH ANIME CHARACTER WOULD YOU BRING BACK TO LIFE AND WHY??? (SPOILERS)

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We all know anime loves to take away many characters we Iove. I mean almost all my favorite characters pretty much died. 😭😭😭 Some of the saddest deaths that effected me were L (Death Note) Itachi Uchiha, Jiriya (Naruto Shippuden) and Mae Hughes (FullMetal Alchemist).

But if I had a choice to bring back a character from the dead and they can continue the story would be Kaori Miyazono from Your Lie in April.

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Your Lie in April follows Kōsei a child piano prodigy. Due to his mother cruel training he was able to play the piano emotionlessly. He is know in the music world as a “Human Metronome” because of his precision of playing a score. After his mother’s death he has a psychological trauma where he was unable to hear the notes from the piano. For two years he stayed away from the piano.

One day he meets a free spirited Violinist named Kaori a violinist who plays very passionately and doesn’t follow the score. She is criticized by the judges but is loved by the audience. She convinces Kōsei to play the piano again as her accompanist. Then has him compete in the piano competition. Her passionate and non-traditional playing style mixed with Kōsei’s precise playing style creates beautiful music. As she helps him through his traumatic process he then realizes he is falling in love with her.

BIG SPOILER

Now towards the ending of the series we see that Kaori is becoming ill from a disease. We all feel for her. Especially because she was so young and had such a big personality. To see her in that state it was so sad. 😢
Then the final episode which many people have told me they balled their eyes out she dies. You have a scene where Kōsei is playing the piano and you see her spirit playing the violin. 😭😭😭😭

The reason I want to bring her back from the dead is because she was so young and had so much potential to become a great violinist one day. She was such a free spirited person and cared about others a lot. She brought happiness into many lives. Also, I really wanted her and Kōsei to become a couple. They would have been so cute together. Omgggg

I had so many options to bring other characters back to life like my Fav L from Death Note but the case was still solved without him. Itachi but I feel the story became even better when he died. But I needed to pick someone like Kaori because her character still had more left to give.

So if you had a choice to bring any character back to life who would it be?

YOUR LIE IN APRIL (SHIGATSU WA KIMI NO USO)- ANIME MUST WATCH

Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) follows Kōsei a child piano prodigy. Due to his mother cruel training he was able to play the piano emotionlessly. He is know in the music world as a “Human Metronome” because of his precision of playing a score. After his mother’s death he has a psychological trauma where he was unable to hear the notes from the piano. For two years he stayed away form the piano. One day he meets a free spirited Violinist named Kaori who convinces him to get back into playing the piano as her accompanist in the competition. Her passionate and non-traditional playing style mixed with Kōsei’s precise playing style creates beautiful music. She then convinces him to compete in the piano competition. As she helps him through his traumatic process he then realizes he is falling in love with her.

MAIN CHARACTERS:

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KŌSEI ARIMA

Kōsei is a piano prodigy. He won many competitions as a child due to his mother’s cruel training he was able to play the piano emotionlessly. The music world call him a “Human Metronome” because he can play any score down to a T. After his mother’s death he stopped playing the piano. He had a psychological trauma which he couldn’t hear the piano notes anymore. For two years he stayed away from the piano until he is convinced by Kaori a violinist to become her accompanist. She then convinces him to compete in the piano competition. He begins to fall in love with Kaori but stays away because she is dating his best friend Ryōta.

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KAORI MIYAZONO

Kaori is a violinist who plays very passionately and doesn’t follow the score. She is criticized by the judges but is loved by the audience. She is Tsubaki’s classmate and becomes friends with Kōsei and Ryōta through her. She begins to date Ryōta. She convinces Kōsei to play the piano again as her accompanist. Then has him compete in the piano competition.

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TSUBAKI SAWABE

Tsubaki is a childhood friend and next door neighbor to Kōsei. She treats him like her little brother. She is part of the softball club at her school. After Kōsei’s mother’s death she was unhappy to see him fall into a depression. She tried everything she could to have him play the piano again. But he always refuses. Later in the series we see her feelings change towards Kōsei. She struggles with the new love for him and confesses her love to him.

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RYŌTA WATARI

Ryōta is a childhood friend of Kōsei. He always gives him great advice. Ryōta is the captain of his school’s soccer team. He is very popular with the ladies. He begins to date Kaori who is his first love interest. Kōsei becomes jealous but still supports their relationship.

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TAKESHI AIZA

Takeshi is a fellow pianist the same age as Kōsei. He competed in many competitions as a kid against Kōsei and always lost to him. His goal in life as he grew up was to beat Kōsei in a competition. Takeshi would turn down many competitions in Europe just to compete against Kōsei in the local ones. Kōsei was always his hero.

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EMI IGAWA

Emi is a fellow pianist who begin to play when she was young. She saw Kōsei play at a competition and knew right then and there she wants to play the piano. Her goal throughout the anime is to be at Kōsei’s level. She trained drastically just to compete against Kōsei.

 

MY REVIEW

I’ve seen many blogs write reviews about this anime. Not one has had any negative thing to say about this.

This is probably THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ANIME EVER. From the music, to the storyline to the characters. Nothing went wrong in this anime. Watching this anime made me feel like I was watching real life people.

Watching Kōsei deal with his mother’s death was so emotional. You felt for him. You see the anguish he goes through. You are rooting for him to overcome his trauma he has with playing the piano. The struggle he incurs while trying to play the piano and hear the notes makes you want to cry.   You want him to become the prodigy again. Then the love he has for Kaori is so genuine you really want them to be together.

Kaori’s free spirited attitude made you want to be her friend. How caring and sweet she was made you like her even more. You will like that she pushed Kōsei to overcome his fear to play the piano. When she plays her violin in her rebellious way made you feel the music even more. Her every movement. Her and Kōsei as partners was just simply amazing.

The music alone was just beautiful. You do not have to like classical music to love this anime. You are entrapped in the melodies that are played.

The ending is probably the most saddest thing in anime. I will not spoil it but you must watch to understand.

So, I leave you with this, Your Lie in April is an anime must watch. You can not go wrong with this show.

 

Thanks for reading.

WHICH ANIME DEATHS AFFECTED YOU?? (BIG SPOILERS)

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As you can tell by the title (Big Spoilers) so proceed with caution. I don’t know if it’s me or are the writers of these stories out to break our hearts on purpose. I hate when I connect with a character and then they are taken away. There are soooo many deaths in anime, but these are the ones that really caught me off guard.

L LAWLIET – DEATH NOTE

I knew it was a cat and dog chase. L was so smart and savvy I swore he was going to last until the end and solve the case. But nooooo they decided to take away my precious L. When you hear his last heart beat and then he drops his spoon and falls out the chair. The music made it more intense. I was dying on the inside for like a month.

 

LIGHT YAGAMI- DEATH NOTE

I knew that Light was going to get caught, but I didn’t expect him to die. I thought they would lock him up in a special prison for psycho paths. When he was shot up in the warehouse I think I felt the pain. Hahah Then when he was able to escape the warehouse I thought maybe there is hope. Then Ryuk decides to write Light’s name in the notebook, I literally cried my eyes out.

 

KAORI MIYAZONO- YOUR LIE IN APRIL
Your Lie in April was probably the most beautiful anime I’ve ever watched. The music was beautiful. The relationship between Kōsei and Kaori was amazing. I just didn’t expect her to have a disease that was not curable. At the end when he read the …😭😭😭 letter I’m sorry I’m upset now, it was so heartbreaking. Then that scene of him playing the piano and she was there in spirit playing the violin I was drenched in tears.

 

ITACHI UCHIHA – NARUTO

Where do I begin. I mean I knew Sasuke had a obsession for killing his brother. But dammit why Itachi. When itachi was coughing up so much blood and kept walking towards sasuke I didn’t know what to think. Then he collapsed and then I collapsed. Hahha (so dramatic of me) they could have saved his character. There could have been so much to do with him.

 

JIRAIYA A.K.A PERVY SAGE – NARUTO
PERVY Sage was such a character to remember. He was so funny and perverted you can’t help but love him. When he fought Nagato (Pain) that battle was intense. Why did Nagato crush his throat and had the nerve to kill him. I think I cried more when Pervy Sage mustered up enough strength to send a coded message.

 

MAES HUGHES – FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST BROTHERHOOD
Hughes was such a funny and yet serious character. It was so funny when he always talked about his daughter and showed her pictures. Such a loving dad. When that episode came and he discovers a secret within the military, he decides to report it. He is taken from us too soon. Envy is such a bitch! Never liked her/him haha. I don’t think I can look at telephone booth the same anymore. I will just keep thinking of Hughes.

 

LELOUCH LAMPEROUGE/ ZERO – CODE GEASS

I know he planned his death but come on, it still hurts to see him go. I loved his character and the power he had. The two lives he portrayed/ lived. I was literally upset for a bit. I wanted him to cont use living as zero.

 


NINE AND TWELVE – ZANKYO NO TERROR

I put them together because their deaths came as a huge surprise. Also, they died pretty much the same time. I was so pissed off that twelve was shot from behind by the police. He was a kid. They didn’t know the story of why he did what he did. Then nine died from the experiments he went through as a kid. I cried so hard because I thought it was so unfair.

 

PETRA RAL – ATTACK ON TITAN

I like Annie Leonhardt because she is a tough chick, but when she was the female Titan and killed Petra I wanted to beat the crap out of Annie. Petra was the sweetest person ever. She did nothing wrong. She was kind to everyone. Why did she have to die? 😭😭😭😭 Levi was soooo angry he went off on Female Titan Annie. I really cried because I swear I didn’t see Petra’s death coming at all.

 

SHEELE, BULAT, CHELSEA, LUBBOCK, MINE, TATSUMI, LEONE, ESDEATH-AKAME GA KILL

Where do I begin with this show? I mean really! This show knew how to mess with a person’s heart. Just when I was getting to know a character they took them away with a blink of an eye. Like seriously. First Sheele, then Bulat, Chelsea, Lubbock, Mine, Tatsumi and Leone. Also, Esdeath, I know she was a villain but she was my favorite character. I never saw a show that killed more than half their main characters. I think after every episode I was holding my heart. I didn’t know how to react.

So those are the deaths that affected me in many ways.

TELL ME WHAT ANIME DEATHS AFFECTED YOU? 😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭