The Journey
English The Journey
Kanji 旅立ち
Romaji Tabidachi
Episode info
Air Date October 30, 2014
Episode #4
Chapter(s) Chapter 05: Sea of Darkness
Chapter 06: The Figure Behind Me
Opening Hikaru Nara
Ending Kirameki
Insert Song Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (Camille Saint-Saëns)
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Inside Spring Gray Skies
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"The Journey" (旅立ち Tabidachi?) is the fourth episode of the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso anime adaptation. It first aired in Japan on October 30, 2014.


It's the day of the second round of the preliminaries. Kaori and Kousei await their turn in the hallway of the venue. Noticing that Kousei is a bundle of nerves, Kaori head-butts him. Looking Kousei in the eye, she encourages him by saying, "I know you can do it." And their musical journey, with no clear destination, begins. Although they start off quietly, just as the melody changes, Kaori unleashes her true colors... She starts playing the violin with her whole body. In order to keep pace with her, Kousei plays precisely, never hitting a false note. But the more Kousei focuses on their music, the more the notes disappear, and the less he is able to hear the sound of the piano... Eventually, his accompaniment spins out of control, and he abruptly stops playing. Then Kaori stops playing as well. Smiling, the young girl whispers to him, "Again..."


Major eventsEdit

First and last time that Kaori and Kousei perform together.

Music playedEdit

  • Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns



"This silence belongs to us and these people are waiting for us to fill it with something." Kousei Arima

"The robot and the freespirit." Judge

"It's dark and we can't see where the road leads, so trust in me and take another step. The stars will light our path however faintly... I know they will." Kaori Miyazono

"With every punch they throw, the audience hungers for more of it." Judge



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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