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  • what was Kaoiri's sickness which made her undergo surgery but eventually didn't go well?

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    • One that killed her in the end.

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    • is there a particular name of the disease that she had?

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    • ALS = Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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    • It's never actually said what illness she has though, fans have only assumed. ALS is the most likely one, but there are other potential candidates as well.

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    • anemia

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    • Well, Kaori herself said she has anemia. so that must be it unless she was lying at the time, which was possible.

      There are many types of anemia and there are too many unknown factors about her to know for sure.

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    • I thought she had bone marrow disease sue to the pigmentation of her skin becoming more gray near the end of the series.

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    • Yes, that's what stands in her article.

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    • i think that Kaori is not dead, we see her moving an eye in the last 22nd episode, around ~4.00 'th minute, but the machine start to display a diminishing number

      ...but there is no need to make a second season though ...ending like that is making us to dream and believe in hope

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    • Shinokami007 wrote:
      i think that Kaori is not dead, we see her moving an eye in the last 22nd episode, around ~4.00 'th minute, but the machine start to display a diminishing number

      ...but there is no need to make a second season though ...ending like that is making us to dream and believe in hope

      Her funeral is at the very end of the series. Kaori's mother gives Kousei the letter at her grave (10:40ish). He also ends the series by saying "A spring without you is coming".

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    • Objection, Your Honor!

      1) How would you treat ALS with an operation, one so high risk that failure meant death?

      2) If it were bone marrow disease, why did Kaori experience progressive motor coordination problems?

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    • It was obviously a malignant Brain Tumor. Due to how difficult it is to treat caner her chances of surviving were already slim. It explains her motor seizers, inability to walk, sudden dizziness. It also explains why she knew she was going to die from the start, as people are informed they have cancer often and it normally takes a long while before it finally kills you. It's called the big C word because your condition worsens over time until you eventually die and there is nothing you can do about it other than wait as you slowly lose control of your basic bodily functions and die.

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    • 24.159.54.201 wrote:
      It was obviously a malignant Brain Tumor. Due to how difficult it is to treat caner her chances of surviving were already slim. It explains her motor seizers, inability to walk, sudden dizziness. It also explains why she knew she was going to die from the start, as people are informed they have cancer often and it normally takes a long while before it finally kills you. It's called the big C word because your condition worsens over time until you eventually die and there is nothing you can do about it other than wait as you slowly lose control of your basic bodily functions and die.


      Ignorant moron spotted. Cancer is fucking easy to beat. All you need is a serious increase in vitamin (etc) intake. The 1g Vit C a day is a lie, it's not nearly enough. A normal person should take around3-5g, an ill one should almost double it. People in the fifties have been cured of cancer with just a drastic increase, and before you utter your brainwash nonsense, no, you can't overdose and die on vitamins unless you do a 300x increase all of a sudden. There have been people who took over 15grams of vitamin C (which school tells you will kill you), and nothing happened to them. Oh wait, they were never sick, and were happier in general.

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    • 188.36.67.113 wrote:
      24.159.54.201 wrote:
      It was obviously a malignant Brain Tumor. Due to how difficult it is to treat caner her chances of surviving were already slim. It explains her motor seizers, inability to walk, sudden dizziness. It also explains why she knew she was going to die from the start, as people are informed they have cancer often and it normally takes a long while before it finally kills you. It's called the big C word because your condition worsens over time until you eventually die and there is nothing you can do about it other than wait as you slowly lose control of your basic bodily functions and die.

      Ignorant moron spotted. Cancer is fucking easy to beat. All you need is a serious increase in vitamin (etc) intake. The 1g Vit C a day is a lie, it's not nearly enough. A normal person should take around3-5g, an ill one should almost double it. People in the fifties have been cured of cancer with just a drastic increase, and before you utter your brainwash nonsense, no, you can't overdose and die on vitamins unless you do a 300x increase all of a sudden. There have been people who took over 15grams of vitamin C (which school tells you will kill you), and nothing happened to them. Oh wait, they were never sick, and were happier in general.

      Wow, nice trolling.

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    • There is no cure for ALS. If and I say IF the sickness that Kaori had was ALS, it would have affected her ability to move her entire body as her sickness worsened. Seeing the effects of the disease first hand, I have to say that it's more brutal than what Kaori is depicted of having.

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    • Search for Friedreich's Ataxia. It looks more severe than ALS

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    • It looks like Spinal Muscular Atrophy too

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    • 152.249.35.133 wrote:
      Search for Friedreich's Ataxia. It looks more severe than ALS

      Searching more, I'm almost sure that is the disease. Symptons begins between the ages of 5 to 15. Muscle weakness in the arms and legs and loss of coordination are symptons.

      It causes too heart disorders. In Episode 20, she may be having a severe and painful tachycardia, and a follow cardiac arrest. The surgery may be to implant a pacemaker, but another arrest killed her.

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    • She could also has Guillian Barre or some form of Muscular Dystrophy

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    • 173.217.130.24 wrote:
      She could also has Guillian Barre or some form of Muscular Dystrophy

      although now that I think of it I don't believe those can be repaired with surgery

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    • Okie dokie stop playing doctor house people

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    • 24.159.54.201 wrote:
      It was obviously a malignant Brain Tumor. Due to how difficult it is to treat caner her chances of surviving were already slim. It explains her motor seizers, inability to walk, sudden dizziness. It also explains why she knew she was going to die from the start, as people are informed they have cancer often and it normally takes a long while before it finally kills you. It's called the big C word because your condition worsens over time until you eventually die and there is nothing you can do about it other than wait as you slowly lose control of your basic bodily functions and die.

      So if it was a Brain Tumor then why would they operate on her chest area and not her head? -_-

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    • it chould be m.s  malable scarsis

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    • i think you guys should say if there is a spoiler in your comment... im only on episode 18! i only wanted to know what was wrong with her  not what happens to her! please its never fun to have things spoiled for you.

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    • is this anime new or somethig? is there a dubbed version yet?

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    • A lot of Doctors here... who do you think would be the closest?

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    • I Think it is really Spinal Cancer because of the effects like pain, muscle weakness, difficulty walking, general loss of sensation, difficulty with urination (although not cited on anime), paralysis, difficulty with standing.

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    • 180.190.17.108 wrote:
      what was Kaoiri's sickness which made her undergo surgery but eventually didn't go well?

      Kaori died of severe multiple sclerosis, which is a very rare. She more than likely had cancer as well which is common among sever MS patients. Her worsening symptoms throughout the anime exactly match the symptoms of MS. The treatments for this degenerative disease were the same exact treatments on the anime. Unfortunately for Kaori, the very rare case of sever MS fell on her and died at 14.

      MS among females, symptoms rear their ugly head up early in life. Normally around 5 years of age when they experience their first attack of MS. Normally by fainting or an unexpected fall. It only gets worse from there. Only 0.5% of MS cases have it as bad as Kaori did. Life expectance can be anywhere from 14-35 years of age. Like I said, very rare MS cases fall under this.

      The treatments availed is a lot of medication, which slows down the progression of MS, main side effects is impaired immune system.

      Surgery is available, however, it is considered as a last resort for sever cases. It only buys time that is it. It is to temporally stop tremors and keep muscles from atrophying. Successful surgeries can last anywhere from 1-180 months before the symptoms come back with a vengeance.

       



      I hope this answers your question. Apparently the writers opted for a failed surgery.

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    • I believe it is anything but als. My mother had it, and Kaori does not relate to how my mother was at all.

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    • As a medical student, metastatic cancer (unknown origin) that spread to her thorcic spine, I'm betting.  Cancer frequently causes anemia of inflammation, and when she collapsed they probably tried to remove the tumor during the first surgery she had in elementary school.  Then, when they thought they were finished, it reappeared as metastatic to the CNS, causing her death.  One of the highest causes of death in that age group is cancer.  But that's why the IV infusions (chemo , and the surgery to try and debulk the cancer from her spine and keep her alive longer.  As the tumor grew, she would have less and less control over her lower body and would have upper body weakness as well.

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    • 24.176.55.17 wrote:
      As a medical student, metastatic cancer (unknown origin) that spread to her thorcic spine, I'm betting.  Cancer frequently causes anemia of inflammation, and when she collapsed they probably tried to remove the tumor during the first surgery she had in elementary school.  Then, when they thought they were finished, it reappeared as metastatic to the CNS, causing her death.  One of the highest causes of death in that age group is cancer.  But that's why the IV infusions (chemo , and the surgery to try and debulk the cancer from her spine and keep her alive longer.  As the tumor grew, she would have less and less control over her lower body and would have upper body weakness as well.


      If it was cancer and she was receiving chemo though, wouldn't her hair have begun to fall out? They're also operating on her while she's on her back, which wouldn't make much sense if they were attempting to remove a tumor from her spine.

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    • Whilst i'm not agreeing with the med student I did want to point out that an adominal approach to spinal surgery is done in real life. entirely depends on the surgical approach and tumor/injury. Some are easier to be accesible via a frontal approach rather than opening up someone on their back.

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    • I also think it was spinal cancer you all say she was laying on her back during surgery but she was only in the last scene of it. During most of the surgery scenes she was on her side. And i think if it was ALS she wouldn't be able to walk again after she collapsed and lost control of her legs would she? And wouldn't it happen slower? It looked like she kept losing control of the legs sometimes, more often at the end.

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    • 143.167.224.18 wrote:
      Whilst i'm not agreeing with the med student I did want to point out that an adominal approach to spinal surgery is done in real life. entirely depends on the surgical approach and tumor/injury. Some are easier to be accesible via a frontal approach rather than opening up someone on their back.

      Another med student here. I think it's quite rare as to access the spine you'd have to bypass the abdominal organs and the peritoneum. As for the symptoms, first I was thinking it could be some kind of heart arrythmia because that can cause brain ischaemia, which in turn causes orthostatic hypotension and syncope (when she passed out). Then, when she lost the control of the legs, I thought metastatic carcinoma to the spinal cord. Though, it could also be MS and Friedreich's ataxia, I think. I don't know if MS has surgical treatment, but in Friedreich's ataxia surgery can help for a while, so I'm thinking it's that. Though, it could also be some pathology related to the cerebellum, because it controls fine motor skills (such as playing the violin). We'll never know, sadly... :(

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    • Just read all the answers there, very interesting. But there's an easier way to know it, gotta contact Naoshi Arakawa herself and just ask her. Nobody though about it during animes/mangas conventions ?

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    • 109.222.46.168 wrote:
      Just read all the answers there, very interesting. But there's an easier way to know it, gotta contact Naoshi Arakawa herself and just ask her. Nobody though about it during animes/mangas conventions ?

      I was hoping that someone would've already asked her by now. This speculation is quite intriguing, but I would like a definitive answer.

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    • I have something similar to what Kaori had (muscle spasms, falling down, dizziness) so I'm interested in finding out what she had as well.

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    • You know that the anime was inspired by a book about a sick girl who had the same disease as Kaori and both protaganist did double sucide.. Remember that she asked if he wanted to do double suicide??

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    • 85.252.68.4 wrote:
      You know that the anime was inspired by a book about a sick girl who had the same disease as Kaori and both protaganist did double sucide.. Remember that she asked if he wanted to do double suicide??

      Say what now? Book? What book?

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    • 121.58.234.198 wrote:
      Objection, Your Honor!

      1) How would you treat ALS with an operation, one so high risk that failure meant death?

      2) If it were bone marrow disease, why did Kaori experience progressive motor coordination problems?


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    • so she died because of an bone marrow failure. there was a great loss of blood (the scene where she was reading the score and collapsed at her house) which has red and white blood platelets also named Erythrozyten and Leukozyten. Because of her bone marrow failure her body didn´t produce enough blood platelts anymore which leds to a weaker immunesystem. Also her bone is very weak as her body because 1) The lack of red blood platelets means that you have no strength and you have to vomit blood 2) The lack of white blood plantelets which means that her immunesystem is so weak that she coul catch an infection by just standing in the same hall as an sick person.

      So she cant walk because she has no strength and because her blood is not flowing through her muscels enough anymore. 

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    • It's a non-specific disease. The symptoms and treatments don't really line up with any known disease. The disease isn't the point of the anime anyway.

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    • True. A great story was told but very sad. Btw as i was scrolling down did anyone else read the durpey version of naruto?!?!

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    • ya know it was sad she never really got to play with the pianoist guy

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    • i mean the liked each other and they never got to be together that was sad and plus her big lie was like mind blowing

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    • I feel like you are all trying too hard to pin a human disease on an fictional character. The answer to this question is fairly simple, her illness is something that exists in her fictional reality and doesn't have to be an illness from irl. The way it was illustrated doesn't have to be medically acurrate, it just needs to be dramatic enough to twist your emotions. Just because she was laying on her back doesn't mean you can rule out anything related to her spine etc. Just because she displayed symptoms of one thing or another doesn't have to include it or exclude it from ANY illness from irl. She lost the feeling in her legs to specifically trigger emotional despair for the viewers, it was an unnecessary scene otherwise. You cannot diagnose a fictional character via symptoms because the possibilities are theoretically infinite. You may be able to "relate" it to one that has similar symptoms, but unless stated and is portrayed by the character accurately then stop trying so hard.


      Not spinal cancer? Says who? Maybe it's a new type of spinal cancer only found in anime where they have to do surgery on her chest for no apparent reason. LOL

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    • 180.190.17.108 wrote:
      what was Kaoiri's sickness which made her undergo surgery but eventually didn't go well?

      I thought it was GBS. :'(

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    • Marfan syndrome

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    • I believe that Kaori has Sickle-Cell Anemia.

      This disease changes your red blood cells into sickle shapes, which can be dangerous. Some symptoms are pale skin, pain, and weakness. Kaori has all of these symptoms. It is common in children.

      Anemia can also cause strokes. These can cause inability to walk and loss of coordination and strength, which explains her not being able to hold the bow.

      Kaori has gone so far as to say "I've always been a bit anemic" in the show.

      With all of this evidence, I believe that Kaori has Sickle-cell Anemia.

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    • Another medical student here and I actually agree that it is likely sick cell anemia.

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    • Did I seriously just see someone try to say that you can cure cancer with vitamins? Right ok that is more than enough internet for today and you know what? it isn't even 6am =___= this is why I do not want to live on this planet =/ fuck my actual life! I'm guessing you're mostly around 12 anyway but even at that age it's only something a complete and utter moron would come out with =/ I seriously worry about this generation it's almost like we are devolving as a species! well some of us anyway >___> 

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    • Mostly it was spinal cancer, given the progressive nature of this form. Plus, the surgeon went in from anterior position through the abdomen, rather than posterial which poses even more danger. The surgery was meant to relieve pressure on the spinal column, not to cure her (it was obvious that the "drip" was chemo-therapy, as gamma oncology would do more damage than good). The must have been either a secondary problem causing her excessive bleeding (a hemologic condition would complicate the surgery making it extremely dangerous). Her death was likely caused by the hemologic condition, not the cancer. Cancer actually doesn't kill by itself, rather death usually rises from secondary complications. Without an actual statement from the author at what he concocted to cause her death on the operating table, we're all just speculating. If he were to continue, her spirit, like that of Kouse's mother, would be pushing on in his playing, and likely encouraging his relationship with Tsumaki. Sorry if I misspelled names.

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    • AshLlama wrote:
      I believe that Kaori has Sickle-Cell Anemia.

      This disease changes your red blood cells into sickle shapes, which can be dangerous. Some symptoms are pale skin, pain, and weakness. Kaori has all of these symptoms. It is common in children.

      Anemia can also cause strokes. These can cause inability to walk and loss of coordination and strength, which explains her not being able to hold the bow.

      Kaori has gone so far as to say "I've always been a bit anemic" in the show.

      With all of this evidence, I believe that Kaori has Sickle-cell Anemia.

      Maybe, but Sickle-Cell Anemia is a genetic disorder, which means that it is a disorder genetically passed down from her parents. This generally means that from birth she would have had these symptoms. I believe that it is probably not Sickle Cell disease, as she receives a diagnosis, and it is some time after her immediate childhood that she becomes afflicted with this sickness.

      Here, in this article, it states that problems usually begin at around 5-6 months of age:

      http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sca/signs

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    • Ok so I googled and googled and it's possible that she had both ALS and anemia. Anemia is the lack of red blood cells. ALS is a diseases that affects nerve cells of the brain and spinal chord. Anemia worsens the outcomes of a surgery, and there was a surgery that has been used a couple times to help people with ALS that has worked out pretty good. I think that she knew she had anemia her whole life but then was diagnosed with ALS and they said here there's this surgery that can work but since you have anemia it might not work, then they go through with the surgery and it doesn't work because her anemia and she dies 

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    • I don't care what kaori disease ,,, but fuck , why did mangaka made this story to plan kill her beloved fans character .... > _< .....

      enough .... Should I give Shigatsu wa kimi no uso as the saddest anime?

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    • 188.36.67.113 wrote:

      24.159.54.201 wrote:
      It was obviously a malignant Brain Tumor. Due to how difficult it is to treat caner her chances of surviving were already slim. It explains her motor seizers, inability to walk, sudden dizziness. It also explains why she knew she was going to die from the start, as people are informed they have cancer often and it normally takes a long while before it finally kills you. It's called the big C word because your condition worsens over time until you eventually die and there is nothing you can do about it other than wait as you slowly lose control of your basic bodily functions and die.


      Ignorant moron spotted. Cancer is fucking easy to beat. All you need is a serious increase in vitamin (etc) intake. The 1g Vit C a day is a lie, it's not nearly enough. A normal person should take around3-5g, an ill one should almost double it. People in the fifties have been cured of cancer with just a drastic increase, and before you utter your brainwash nonsense, no, you can't overdose and die on vitamins unless you do a 300x increase all of a sudden. There have been people who took over 15grams of vitamin C (which school tells you will kill you), and nothing happened to them. Oh wait, they were never sick, and were happier in general.

      how about I shove some vitamins down your throat with a side of bleach and you go die in a ditch

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    • 50.40.214.25 wrote: i mean the liked each other and they never got to be together that was sad and plus her big lie was like mind blowing

      I was sad that she never got to play with him properly as well, and when she confessed her lie I immediately paused the episode and grabbed another tissue, whispered "Your Lie in April" and started crying again....

      I did that about 20 minutes ago and I'm still sad and snivelling :'(

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    • Is anyone going to mention how she said she was so close to losing her heart? Im not sure if she meant that as a metaphor or what, but maybe she had something wrong with her heart.

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    • You all should search up GBS (Guillain Barre Syndrome) Alot of people who had this illness spent years on hospital (Kaori said that) Losing the ability to walk (She did). Temporary suffocation (Kousei and Watari saw it). Idk about you guys but im sure she has GBS

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    • She has symptoms matching a lot of ilness. It is normal to think that its ALS because she had problems walking, but even someone with anemia (if its serious unlike mine) or GBS would have those kind of problems. I dont know what she had, I have many doubts, but I can assure you that if she had ALS she would have no possible treatments (so far as I have learnt about it I dont think they found a valid treatment to prevent it.) whilst she did say she would undergo a surgery to be able to play with Kousei once more. So for me GBS wins since if you had GBS there are possible treatments to reduce the effects the symptoms have on you which is probably what Kaori wanted. Also the symptoms match to what she had... I am not a med student btw so if what I said sounds weird, forgive me...

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    • Oh and there are various types of anemia, so if she did feel anemic it was probably from the blood loss from when she fell...its the most common type of anemia, but it should not affect the muscles unless it prevents the blood cells to feed the muscular cells properly.

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    • 67.177.56.22 wrote: Ok so I googled and googled and it's possible that she had both ALS and anemia. Anemia is the lack of red blood cells. ALS is a diseases that affects nerve cells of the brain and spinal chord. Anemia worsens the outcomes of a surgery, and there was a surgery that has been used a couple times to help people with ALS that has worked out pretty good. I think that she knew she had anemia her whole life but then was diagnosed with ALS and they said here there's this surgery that can work but since you have anemia it might not work, then they go through with the surgery and it doesn't work because her anemia and she dies 

      Like, theres no possible treatments to prevent ALS...also if there was this surgery that could save her, wouldnt she do it right when she found out she had this illness? Also I dont know much but ALS is a disease where the nerve cells that control your muscle are damaged so I dont think she could revive damaged nerve cells or replace then with a surgery?

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    • My mother had anemia and she did a serious surgery for a hernia that was quite big, she did loose some blood, but she didnt die from it. Although I think Kaori did have anemia because those pills she was having was probably iron tablets, but then again, I am not a med student, so I think its oribably because there are many types of anemia

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    • 180.246.86.194 wrote:
      I don't care what kaori disease ,,, but fuck , why did mangaka made this story to plan kill her beloved fans character .... > _< .....

      enough .... Should I give Shigatsu wa kimi no uso as the saddest anime?


      I totally agree...


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    • Med student here, for what it's worth. Almost certainly is not sickle cell. People live a long time with sickle cell. Yes, it can cause cause strokes, but she had sudden paralysis (paresis is probably more accurate) of BOTH legs, which means she'd have to have two strokes at the same time in the same spot on both sides of the brain. And any stroke that could cause bilateral leg paralysis would present with a lot more than just leg paralysis. You'll just have to take my word for it on this one, it's complicated. 

      Guillain-barre is also very unlikely. Back in the day people might be hospitalized for years, but these days there's very good, effective treatment for it. It's not a death sentence. The mortality rate for GBS is only 3-4%. Also, there is no surgery for GBS. 

      ALS is also very unlikely. If I remember correctly, she had sudden, almost instantaneous, paralysis. ALS is gradual, rapidly gradual, but still gradual. She would not be suddenly paralyzed. I'm also unaware of any options for surgery for ALS, though I believe stem cell transplant studies are being done. 

      Anemia is very vague. It doesn't tell you much of anything by itself. That's like trying to make a diagnosis by someone telling you they have a stomach ache. It points you in a direction, but it could still be a million things. That she had chronic anemia is only a little less vague, the equivalent of saying "I have lower right abdominal pain." It cuts the list down to a half a million things. 

      Ultimately, there just aren't enough clues to say anything. All the symptoms are vague, the surgery was vague, the time course was vague, the paresis or recurrent paralysis is vague, and all intentionally so, as one other person pointed out. I don't think we're meant to know, and it's not the point. It seems like it was meant to be dramatic, not accurate. 

      That being said, I love puzzles and was trying to figure it out the whole time. If I had to take a guess I'd agree with the other med students simply because it makes the most sense, a metastatic cancer of some sort. A tumor in the lower part of the spine could eat away at the spine, cause it to fracture and leading to sudden paralysis, and something for which there could be a surgery. The cancer either started in the brain and spread to the spine, or vice versa, either way, brain cancer could explain the seizures. Cancer can also cause what's called anemia of chronic disease (or anemia of chronic inflammation as another said). Statistically, it's much more likely than an extremely rare form of MS, and, in my opinion, fits the picture better than ALS or GBS. One option is medulloblastoma, one of the most common brain cancers in children and is well known for "drop metastasis" where it spreads from the brain to the lower part of the spine. Of course, ask 10 different doctors, and you'll get 10 different opinions. 

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    • 121.58.234.198 wrote:
      Objection, Your Honor!

      1) How would you treat ALS with an operation, one so high risk that failure meant death?

      2) If it were bone marrow disease, why did Kaori experience progressive motor coordination problems?

      Actually, there's a surgery for ALS that's being tested. Last time I checked, it had had eleven patients, two of which died, eight of which experienced no change and one of which(the most recent) has changed for the better. If I'm remembering correctly, Kaori's doctor said that likely nothing would happen and there was even a chance of death, which pretty directly correlates to the results of the testing. Now, I'm not sure when the testing for this surgery started, I would have to do a bit more research to figure it out, but the way I see it there are two options. A) That the writers of YLIA were influenced by the results of this surgery and B) that it happened after YLIA was written and it's a complete coincidence. I'm gonna go ahead and believe option A, but make of this what you will.

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    • 107.212.2.12 wrote:
      i think you guys should say if there is a spoiler in your comment... im only on episode 18! i only wanted to know what was wrong with her  not what happens to her! please its never fun to have things spoiled for you.

      THANK YOU YOU UNDERSTAND

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    • 99.73.120.33 wrote:
      107.212.2.12 wrote:
      i think you guys should say if there is a spoiler in your comment... im only on episode 18! i only wanted to know what was wrong with her  not what happens to her! please its never fun to have things spoiled for you.
      THANK YOU YOU UNDERSTAND

      No they don't

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    • Kaori was hiding her illness from Kousei's group. The first evidence of this illness was her collapse prior to her first performance with Kousei. At the time, she claimed to be anemic. However, there were many suggestions of more severe health concerns: she was shown, for instance, with a large pile of medication during Kousei's competition, and was unable to participate in her callback round with Kousei during her prolonged hospitalization. It is later revealed that she was unable to perform with Kousei after she fell and hit her head at home. When Kousei heard from Tsubaki about Kaori's hospitalization, he rushed to visit her.

      It later became obvious that her health is deteriorating rapidly, and she could no longer hide her illness from her friends. Her illness began causing bouts of paralysis in her legs: she is shown suddenly falling to the ground while walking down the hallway in the hospital, unable to stand up again.

      Some people think its bone marrow thing but she knew she was going to die she just didnt know when

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    • It's actually pretty sad... She and Kousei never got to tell each other what they both felt

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    • I know nearly nothing about diseases in general but...


      has anyone considered Huntington's? And if possible an explanation to why that wouldn't be possible would be appreciated too. I only bring up Huntington's because I noticed it wasn't just her legs that would cease working all of a sudden, sometimes in the anime you can notice that her hands are shaking, indicating that she's losing control over her muscles in general, not just in her legs. I understand the possibility of ALS, but isn't that disease usually only prominent in older people? In someone as young as Kaori, I just think that Huntington's is more likely.

      Any response would be appreciated, I only ask that you respect my unprofessional opinion and if you must, refute it without use of invective.

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    • It might be cancer, or a brain tumor, but what about the emotion thing? Where she shows emotions when shes doesnt need to, like when it was a sad part but she was laughing?

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    • She probably died from leukemia. It explains her anemia, which is common in leukemia patients. It also explains how difficult it was for her to beat and how she always got dizzy and collapsed. The doctors probably attempted a blood transfusion that failed. This is just my opinion, don't quote me on this, I'm most likely wrong.

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    • I found someone on the web who answers the question very accurate (must be a geek about medical conditions) and he said that it wasn't ALS (it won't because that would make her unable to speak and not that fast, for only 10 years? ALS symptoms reveals in later parts like 20s or 30s) and it wasn't bone marrow failure (impossible. why would he lost the ability to walk?)

      It's Friedrich's Ataxia. I was shocked so I searched about it. Very accurate though...

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    • At first I thought it was catatonia but now I'm not really sure. Anyone want to delve deep into this because I'm just a person who watches anime not a doctor or anthing. I'm probably completely wrong though.

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    • I KNOW WUT SHE HAD BECUZ I HAV IT BUT I CANT REMEMBER THE NAM NOW AM GONA DIE TOMOROW BAI

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    • Best bet is on Friedreich's ataxia

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    • I know which illness she had! It's a disease only found in anime called "Anime Plot Disease" short for APD, the symptoms of which include "Creator's will", which is a subjective symptom that varies from anime sorld to anime world, thr cause of this disease is a well known infection called "Following a plot", and the only cure is to treat the infection with "Fanservice", which in turn this anime did not have enough of to cure her... R.I.P.

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    • If Kaori Miyazono is really going to die then why the hack the writer make so dramatic in ep 22 ?  In first part operaion theatre everything going well and then 2nd part she already died ! wow nice ! This Emotional Blackmailing part was totally shit  -_-  I mean shit to watch >_< 

      If I was Arima I will never play Piano again cause I Lost my reason to play again my color of life too. 

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    • Kaori died of Friedreich's Ataxia, not ALS as she sufferd from cardiac arrest which ALS does not cause and Bone Marrow Faliure can't be right either for the same reasons and Aneima isn't fatal but Friedreich's Ataxia fits all the symptoms that Kaori sufferd from


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    • 45.50.67.5 wrote: Okie dokie stop playing doctor house people

      HAHAHAHAHHA

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    • I thought she would've had leukemia since it's most common in young children, and it's a cancer of the blood cells so anemia is a symptom. 

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    • Could it be Tachycardia?

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    • Guys guys guys, it says in the manga that she has anemia. I know, that can't be what killed her, but keep looking! She died from something other than anemia, I'm sure of it. You can't die from anemia.

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    • I'm sure it is Friedreich's Ataxia. Read this...


      Prostheses, walking aids, wheelchairs, and physical therapy help maintain an active lifestyle. Orthopedic surgery or non-surgical interventions may help curvature of the spine and abnormalities of the feet, but should be carefully considered in consultation with a neurologist and orthopedic surgeon.


      Here's where I found this: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/friedreichs-ataxia/

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    • It is very similar to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). My grandma has it and she shares the same symptoms.

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    • Kaori was sick with Friedreich's Ataxia. The onset of F.A is between ages of 5-18 so that puts Kaori right SPLAT in the age gap. One of the symptoms of FA and what Kaori had, is a loss of coordination in arms and legs. It affects the nervous system and my previous statement is why Kaori collapsed in the hospital and why she couldn't hold her bow properly. People who are affected usually used wheelchairs from a time span of 5-10 years after symptoms start appearing which would also make sense for Kaori. She also went into cardiac arrest. Friedreich's Ataxia can make you have heart disease which is a reasonable explanation for why Kaori when into cardiac arrest. Both of Kaori's parents must've been carriers of FA but which the disease had not manifested/affected them. Since assuming they both are carriers, it would perfectly explain why Kaori has FA. "BUT KAORI'S PALE SKIN, LOOK LOOK" Yes. She can be ill with Friedreich's Ataxia and she can be anemic as well. So far, this diagnosis is the best possible diagnosis for Kaori. Sorry everyone who thought they had a reasonable explanation. It's not ALS, and it's not the anemia that killed her. 

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    • A Fandom user 174.115.213.16 wrote:'''''Kaori was sick with Friedreich's Ataxia. The onset of F.A is between ages of 5-18 so that puts Kaori right SPLAT in the age gap. One of the symptoms of FA and what Kaori had, is a loss of coordination in arms and legs. It affects the nervous system and my previous statement is why Kaori collapsed in the hospital and why she couldn't hold her bow properly. People who are affected usually used wheelchairs from a time span of 5-10 years after symptoms start appearing which would also make sense for Kaori. She also went into cardiac arrest. Friedreich's Ataxia can make you have heart disease which is a reasonable explanation for why Kaori when into cardiac arrest. Both of Kaori's parents must've been carriers of FA but which the disease had not manifested/affected them. Since assuming they both are carriers, it would perfectly explain why Kaori has FA. "BUT KAORI'S PALE SKIN, LOOK LOOK" Yes. She can be ill with Friedreich's Ataxia and she can be anemic as well. So far, this diagnosis is the best possible diagnosis for Kaori. Sorry everyone who thought they had a reasonable explanation. It's not ALS, and it's not the anemia that killed her. 

      I agree I searched up the illness recently. I only discovered this website today if I had found out about the web before would have answered sooner. Also for a bit of background info on it check out the links below.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedreich%27s_ataxia

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLhAHDJy3Bc

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    • GUYS KAORI HAD 'Friedreich's Ataxia'

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    • This is the same person, she suffered from friedreich's ataxia. She had it since she was young and it happens between 5-15 and she was 14 or something like that

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    • By the way I saw the video before I even came on this website

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    • Friedreichs ataxia or known as melodrama

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    • watch video
      Your Lie in April Kaori Miyazono's Illness?11:12

      Your Lie in April Kaori Miyazono's Illness?

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    • stroke, trauma with nerve injury, poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson's disease, ALS, botulism, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, and Guillain–Barré syndrome is possible for kaori case.

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      Well, Kaori suffered from Friedrich's Ataxia. People ages 5-15 get effected by it, leaving her in the age range. It causes progressive damage to the nervous system, Explaining her failed attempts or difficulties in raising her arms or walking. She must've got it from her parents because they could've been carriers, but never developed the disease. Which also explains the cardiac arrest because it can lead to heart disease. 

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    • 92.206.245.74 wrote:
      99.73.120.33 wrote:
      107.212.2.12 wrote:
      i think you guys should say if there is a spoiler in your comment... im only on episode 18! i only wanted to know what was wrong with her  not what happens to her! please its never fun to have things spoiled for you.
      THANK YOU YOU UNDERSTAND
      No they don't

      dood you should've mentioned if you didn't want any spoilers, or you could've watched it all smh

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    • 24.253.153.16 wrote:

      188.36.67.113 wrote:

      24.159.54.201 wrote:
      It was obviously a malignant Brain Tumor. Due to how difficult it is to treat caner her chances of surviving were already slim. It explains her motor seizers, inability to walk, sudden dizziness. It also explains why she knew she was going to die from the start, as people are informed they have cancer often and it normally takes a long while before it finally kills you. It's called the big C word because your condition worsens over time until you eventually die and there is nothing you can do about it other than wait as you slowly lose control of your basic bodily functions and die.

      Ignorant moron spotted. Cancer is fucking easy to beat. All you need is a serious increase in vitamin (etc) intake. The 1g Vit C a day is a lie, it's not nearly enough. A normal person should take around3-5g, an ill one should almost double it. People in the fifties have been cured of cancer with just a drastic increase, and before you utter your brainwash nonsense, no, you can't overdose and die on vitamins unless you do a 300x increase all of a sudden. There have been people who took over 15grams of vitamin C (which school tells you will kill you), and nothing happened to them. Oh wait, they were never sick, and were happier in general.
      how about I shove some vitamins down your throat with a side of bleach and you go die in a ditch

      how about you stop trying to be edgy, and shut up?

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    • 24.12.152.54 wrote:
       
      Well, Kaori suffered from Friedrich's Ataxia. People ages 5-15 get effected by it, leaving her in the age range. It causes progressive damage to the nervous system, Explaining her failed attempts or difficulties in raising her arms or walking. She must've got it from her parents because they could've been carriers, but never developed the disease. Which also explains the cardiac arrest because it can lead to heart disease. 

      and ALS can't really explain her cardiac arrest.. sooooooo

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    • i SWEAR TO GOD THESE NARUTO THINGS NEED TO STOP 

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    • 119.74.216.116 wrote: stroke, trauma with nerve injury, poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson's disease, ALS, botulism, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, and Guillain–Barré syndrome is possible for kaori case.

      Cerebral Palsy is not a progressive disease.

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    • summary of the video that that explains that kaori most likely had friedrich's ataxia:

      - during episode 4, kaori passes out at the end of her performance. we later find out that she has passed out like that previously, as well. 

      - when kousei visits her, she tells him that she's anemic.

      - we also see kaori taking a vast amount of medications in the bathroom at a performance.

      - in her house, there are handrails, which implies that she has weak leg muscles and falls down easily. she later develops paralysis in her legs.

      - at the end of episode 10, kaori says, "you know, i'm not always going to be around to help you... charlie brown." from this we can imply that her illness is fatal and has a low/no survival rate.

      - adding on to the paralysis in her legs, paralysis also begins to occur in kaori's hands. she has trouble gripping things and is no longer able to hold her violin bow anymore.

      - kaori is to undergo a risky surgery that will only extend her life a little bit longer.

      - when kousei and watari visit her one day, she is in the middle of a cardiac arrest. 

      - kaori's skin pigmentation becomes paler throughout the series, as well.

      - anemia and bone marrow failure, which most people believe is the illness that kaori has, can be easily treated and bone marrow failure requires a surgery that isn't very risky. they both do not cause paralysis to the arms and legs. 

      - als is also considered, however, it does not explain the cardiac arrest.

      - friedrich's ataxia causes damage to the nerves which control muscle movement in the arms and legs.

      -symptoms include: heart disease, fatigue, and loss of control in the arms and legs.

      - there is no cure but physical therapy and surgery is available, and most people with friedrich's ataxia die in early adulthood. 

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    • 122.60.87.84 wrote:
      I feel like you are all trying too hard to pin a human disease on an fictional character. The answer to this question is fairly simple, her illness is something that exists in her fictional reality and doesn't have to be an illness from irl. The way it was illustrated doesn't have to be medically acurrate, it just needs to be dramatic enough to twist your emotions. Just because she was laying on her back doesn't mean you can rule out anything related to her spine etc. Just because she displayed symptoms of one thing or another doesn't have to include it or exclude it from ANY illness from irl. She lost the feeling in her legs to specifically trigger emotional despair for the viewers, it was an unnecessary scene otherwise. You cannot diagnose a fictional character via symptoms because the possibilities are theoretically infinite. You may be able to "relate" it to one that has similar symptoms, but unless stated and is portrayed by the character accurately then stop trying so hard.


      Not spinal cancer? Says who? Maybe it's a new type of spinal cancer only found in anime where they have to do surgery on her chest for no apparent reason. LOL

      I know this was commented almost a year ago, but comments like these are so annoying

      YLIA is a realistic fiction, everything that exists in their world exists in ours. Maybe for other animes, this could be true, but not for this anime. The most accurate theory of her illness is FA(Friedrich's Ataxia), the symptoms are quite identical and make sense.

      Stop acting like an edgelord and let people do what they want. Honestly, it's annoying how people dismiss something simply as "anime logic hurrdurr" when it can be explained.

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    • It's Friedreich's Ataxia. All the symptoms she was having are in Friedreich's Ataxia.

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    • Who care which disease it was i only know that it was a wonderful, elegant, mnd blowing, super dper trajic story which is now getting a naruto version. (for information that is more mnd blowing tefer to the above narutoO_O

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    • 180.190.17.108 wrote: what was Kaoiri's sickness which made her undergo surgery but eventually didn't go well?

      Kaori suffered from a disies known as Friedriech's Ataxia. Its a disease that causes nerve failure in the legs and soon spreads to the arms. There is no know cure and surgery isnt recommend. If a person gets the surgery, it only lengthens their life a little. That is, if the surgery goes well. Kaori shows all the signs of someone suffering from Friedriech's Ataxia and even though it isnt directly stated what her ailment is, it can be shown that this is the most accurate diagnosis for her.

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    • I suffer from a few types of dysautonomia and have all the same symptoms, so could also be that. Dizziness, contstant fainting, sudden loss of feeling in the legs or arms from the neuropathies, even bad perfusion and heart issues that causes constant hospitalizations, but still able to go places and appear fine somewhat, but when really not feeling well, the skin becomes grey, and occasional shakiness. Not to mention the giant piles of medicines. Since its an umbrella-term, while some people have it really mild, it can also be pretty severe or life-threatening. Depending on the outcome, surgery might help a bit, but even then it still won't cure things or make it magically better. Even if its not that, she still represented all of my symptoms, and a good bit of what its like still trying to go to school and do things despite it 100% up until permanent death, and thats why I love this anime so much. Plus it gets people interested in researching illness which can help others in the long run <3 

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    • It was Friedreich's Ataxia.

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    • 217.248.148.166 wrote:
      so she died because of an bone marrow failure. there was a great loss of blood (the scene where she was reading the score and collapsed at her house) which has red and white blood platelets also named Erythrozyten and Leukozyten. Because of her bone marrow failure her body didn´t produce enough blood platelts anymore which leds to a weaker immunesystem. Also her bone is very weak as her body because 1) The lack of red blood platelets means that you have no strength and you have to vomit blood 2) The lack of white blood plantelets which means that her immunesystem is so weak that she coul catch an infection by just standing in the same hall as an sick person.

      So she cant walk because she has no strength and because her blood is not flowing through her muscels enough anymore. 


      just watch that:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLhAHDJy3Bc

      even though you can skip the part in the end, after 9:30. that part have nothing to do with the video's point.

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    • Kaori dies bc of Friedreich's Ataxia. This the very first anime that I watch that have a sad ending. I thought Arima & Kaori marriage in the end. Curse u whoever made the anime

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    • actually, form what I heared, the mangaka wanted to do the ending of the manga which in him kaori is alive at the end, but the manga ended after the anime (like most short monthly manga), so he decided to kill her off to not confuse to many people.

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    • wwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • i wnt it to never end

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    • we all wants it.

      but we HAD to have this kind of ending, or else it wouldn't have been as good as it was.

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    • 107.212.2.12 wrote:
      i think you guys should say if there is a spoiler in your comment... im only on episode 18! i only wanted to know what was wrong with her  not what happens to her! please its never fun to have things spoiled for you.

      Are you able to read? It literally says at the side of the web-page that there are spoilers inside of here... I would say read before you complain.

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    • ,i really thought i wont get rid of it not until i saw post celebrating how his mom was free from als disease ,i was really surprised because i have search all angle yet nothing happened,this disease weak me to the extent i was having  difficulty speaking,difficulty raising my foot so i decided to contact the email i saw which was totalcureherbalfoundation @ gmail . com and they gave me all the instruction tho i actually purchased the herbal medicine from the clinic,i used it just the way i was told and right now am fully free from ALS disease just as my Dr said and i no longer experiencing the symptoms anymore. https:/ /totalcure herbalf ou.wixsite .com/webs ite

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    • During the past years i was diagnosed with ALS disease which has broke me down even affected me financially because i almost spent all my savings,i really thought i wont get rid of it not until i saw post celebrating how his mom was free from als disease ,i was really surprised because i have search all angle yet nothing happened,this disease weak me to the extent i was having  difficulty speaking,difficulty raising my foot so i decided to contact the email i saw which was totalcureherbalfoundation @ gmail . com and they gave me all the instruction tho i actually purchased the herbal medicine from the clinic,i used it just the way i was told and right now am fully free from ALS disease just as my Dr said and i no longer experiencing the symptoms anymore. https:/ /totalcure herbalf ou.wixsite .com/webs ite

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