Your Lie in April is a series that many won’t ever forget, and a significant reason for that is the death of a major character.
As one of the most beautiful yet gut-wrenching shows, Your Lie in April explores the themes of loss and finding oneself through music.
Its compelling and tragic story, and relatable characters, has captured the hearts of many, which makes it all the more unbearable to see them suffer.
What started as a simple lie in April resulted in the culmination of a beautiful relationship that gave both the strength to do the needful, despite the heart-breaking ending.
All the themes and scenes in the anime are emotionally heavy, which leads to a few points and questions being glossed over.
Does Anyone Die in Your Lie in April?
Kaori Miyazono died in Your Lie in April after undergoing a failed surgery to cure Friedreich’s ataxia. She often frequented the hospital, resulting in a less-than-desirable lifestyle. In the end, Kaori decided to undergo a surgery that ultimately resulted in her death at the age of fourteen.
While the name of the illness that inflicted Kaori was never revealed, from the symptoms she showed, it is assumed to be Friedreich’s ataxia, which is a genetic disease that causes difficulty walking due to a loss of sensation in arms and legs.
Furthermore, as the disease progresses, the patient loses their sight and hearing. Nevertheless, people suffering from it are still bound to reach the age of 60.
Suppose Kaori did indeed suffer from Friedreich’s ataxia, as seen by her difficulty to walk. In that case, her death is ever more heart-breaking as it was entirely possible for her to live longer if she had not undergone surgery.
However, throughout the series, Kaori is shown to be lively and free-spirited, a trait that is heavily reflected in her music. She feels through music, and it is something that kept her going through her hard times.
If Kaori did not undergo surgery and continued living, she could lose the senses that allowed her to play, which would have been worse than death for her.
Before passing away, Kaori played her heart out, made friends, fell in love, helped change the life of the boy that inspired her, and left her mark in this world and our hearts.
Kaori will be forever remembered as the girl who shined and played incessantly no matter what.
About Your Lie in April
Your lie in April is adapted from the manga of the same name by Naoshi Arakawa. Its plot revolves around a piano prodigy Kousei Arima. But he lost his playing ability on his mother’s sudden death.
Although he felt hollow, he clinged onto his piano as a means of survival until he met Kaori Miyazono. Kaori is a carefree soul whose philosophy of music moves Kousei. His inhibitions are about to be shoved away in this moving tale of life.