It seems like no matter how much better Kousei gets, every episode of Kimi Uso is still just as depressing. Everyone loves to suffer in this series!
Tsubaki’s always been spouting how Kousei is like a kid brother to her, someone she has to watch and take care of. In reality, it seems like the opposite. Kousei wasn’t as helpless as she made him out to be, and in fact, he was someone who would always comfort her. Now that Kousei is growing up, she feels as if she’s being left behind. Kousei, Watari, and all the musicians seem to have a clear idea of what they want to do with their future.
Her and her boyfriend finally call things off. All this time, she kind of just went along with the flow. He asked her out and she didn’t even give it a second thought. They’ve been together for a while, but it never once seemed like they were actually dating. She would always think about Kousei and treat her boyfriend as if he were just a friend.
In the end, she actually ended up hurting him. He liked Tsubaki for a while, but being with her showed him that she doesn’t see him in the same way. He handled it in a mature way. He actually cared for Tsubaki, and knew that this relationship wouldn’t end well for the both of them. He didn’t hold any resentment towards her, and truly wanted her to be happy.
At the end of the day, Kousei is the one to be by her side and comfort her once again. She finally acknowledges her feelings towards him. He’s been the one person in her life who has always stood by her side. Now that there is a chance that he’ll be leaving her. If she doesn’t open up about her feelings soon, she’ll end up regretting it forever once he’s gone.
Now that Tsubaki’s story has temporarily been put on hold, we get back to Kousei’s dilemma. On his way to visit Kaori, he’s sabotaged by this young girl who happens to play piano. Nagi seems to bear a grudge against Kousei for some unknown reason, but she idolizes Hiroko. She really wants to become a great pianist, but for what reason? Everyone we’ve met so far has their own motivation for playing, but Nagi hasn’t revealed why she’s so set on becoming better.
Kousei finally works up the courage to visit Kaori, only to be greeted with heartbreak. Every time he thinks they’re getting closer, Watari and her seem to get along and he gets crushed. Kousei and Kaori seem to have a connection, but he can’t get over the fact that her and Watari are always seeming to enjoy each others company. In the end, Kousei is still an important person to her. Whenever she’s in need or feeling down, she always turns to him, just like Tsubaki.
We finally see Kaori breakdown at the end. She’s been hospitalized twice now, taking it lightly when her friends ask about it. Now that she’s alone, we see how bad it really is. She’s always so bright and cheerful, but deep down she’s afraid. Not knowing what her illness is, it has to be pretty serious and she knows that her time may be coming to an end.
Overall, I thought it was a good episode. I’m not sure how I felt about Nagi’s introduction, she kind of came from the left field and didn’t have much focus. I always enjoyed Tsubaki’s monologues and I’m glad to see her finally acknowledge her feelings all along.
You can watch Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Episode 15 on Crunchyroll