Saki Arima
有馬 早希
Arima Saki
 Gender Female
 Age Unknown
 Status Deceased
 Relatives Takahiko Arima (Husband)
Kousei Arima (Son)
 Occupation Tutor and Pianist
 Japanese Voice Mamiko Noto
 English Voice Wendee Lee
 Manga Chapter 1
 Anime Episode 1

Saki Arima was the wife of Takahiko Arima and the mother of Kousei Arima. She was a well-known pianist across Japan before her death, that severely affected Kousei's playing style for the next two years, because of the way she treated Kousei in his past.


Saki was usually depicted sitting in a wheelchair. She had short down to shoulder length brown hair, and has brown eyes. In some parts, she is seen with nasal canulla used to deliver supplemental oxygen for her illness.


Saki is Kousei's mother who inspires Kousei to play the piano. While she did not plan to make Kousei a pianist at first, her realization of Kousei's talents and her own illness made her decide to give Kousei a foundation in playing piano in order to be able to find his own style, and make a living, afterwards. She died before Kousei's qualification to what supposedly was his first competition.