Friend A
English Friend A
Kanji 友人A
Romaji Yūjin A
Episode info
Air Date October 16, 2014
Episode 02
Chapter(s) Chapter 02: A Violinist's Love
Chapter 03: Black Cat
Opening Hikaru Nara
Ending Kirameki
Insert Song Violin Sonata No. 9 "Kreutzer" 1st Movement (Beethoven)
Episode chronology
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"Friend A" (友人A Yūjin A?) is the second episode of the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso anime adaptation. It first aired in Japan on October 16, 2014.


Kousei agrees to go along with the group and  they head to a concert hall where a violin contest is being carried out. The audience notices Arima, who was a popular child prodigist when he enters the auditorium. The competition starts, but has already gained boredom among the audience with the set piece “Kreutzer” being played over and over again, but soon it was Kaori’s turn. She was completely different from the other contestants and had a way that ended up being something they’ve never seen. Kaori refused to follow the score of the original piece, resulting in a song of her own. After her performance, she rushes to Ryota Watari. It was just like a scene cut out of a movie. Starring the hero and heroine of a love scene and Arima transversing the feeling of acting the role of "friend A".


Kousei, Tsubaki, and Watari sit down to watch Kaori's performance which ends up being completely unlike anything else they've seen. Kaori just seems to have a way with music completely different to how Kousei was taught.

Major eventsEdit

First time Kaori is seen playing violin

Music playedEdit

  • Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" by Ludwig van Beethoven
    • Adagio sostenuto - Presto



"The music I create here... is it going to reach them?" Kaori Miyazono

"It's Beethoven's Kreutzer, but this piece no longer belongs to him. Here and now, she owns it." Kousei Arima

"this girl... she's beautiful." Kousei Arima

"I would never have a chance with a girl like her." Kousei Arima

"Cute girls have crushes too man, just like the rest of us, and because she's in love, she's even cuter to you, so you fall for her, even knowing it's not going to happen." Watari Ryota

"I think that's up to the girl to decide." Watari Ryota

"He saw right through me. Maybe i'm not myself..." Kousei Arima

"I wanna hear her play again... but then i don't. Kousei Arima



Saki Arima "The piano is you. If you touch it gently, it will smile. If you touch it with force, it will become enraged"
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