Inside Spring
English Inside Spring
Kanji 春の中
Romaji Haru no naka
Episode info
Air Date October 23, 2014
Episode 03
Chapter(s) Chapter 03: Black Cat
Chapter 04: Colorful
Opening Hikaru Nara
Ending Kirameki
Insert Song Mozart's Variation of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
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"Inside Spring" (春の中 Haru no naka?) is the third episode of the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso anime adaptation. It first aired in Japan on October 23, 2014.


On his way home from school, Kousei Arima runs into Kaori Miyazono, and he goes with her to a café as Ryota Watari's substitute. Kaori is thrilled with her plate of delicious waffles. There's an old upright piano in the café, and some kids are attempting to play Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star on it. Kaori orders Kousei to perform, and the sound of his playing soon resonates around the café. But then suddenly, he stops. Kousei begins to lose his ability to hear the sound of the piano once he starts concentrating. It is then that Kaori appoints Kousei to be her accompanist. By claiming the audience’s nomination, Kaori is slated to compete in the second round of the preliminaries.


Major eventsEdit

Music usedEdit

  • Twelve Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman", K.265 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement - Op.27 by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns



"What a happy little piano." Kaori Miyazono

"I play the notes, but I can't hear them... How's that for irony." Kousei Arima

"I'm fine at first. I can hear everything but then it goes wrong. The more I concentrate, the more my performance begins to slowly consume me. The notes are pulled alloft. Like pedals caught in spring wind. Before i know it... they're gone." Kousei Arima

"The only sound that doesn't register is my own playing. It's my curse." Kousei Arima

"Whether you're sad, you're hurt, or empty, you have to keep playing." Kaori Miyazono

"A life without music is death." Kaori Miyazono

"Is that why you sparkle the way you do?" Kaori Miyazono

"You exist within springtime. A flourish of life unlike anything i've ever known." Kousei Arima

"It's not that you can't play, it's that you won't." Kaori Miyazono

"Part of me will echo in their hearts forever." Kaori Miyazono

"I've always lived in this town... but it's never looked like this..." Kousei Arima

"You don't know how close I am to just losing heart." Kaori 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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