What Was Kaori’s Illness?
Read this article only if you have completed the entire series.
If you are reading this then you have already completed Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso, one of the most heart-breaking and depressing anime ever created. Just like you saw it, and how much depressing it is;
Kaori dies at the end of the series. Well the cause for her death was most likely operation failure, of course if she hadn’t been operated she would have eventually died and at this time it can be said that the illness itself killed her rather than the operation.
But the question here is, what was the operation for and what is her illness that was to be operated on?
Kaori Miyazono Death
First let’s start with some symptoms that Kaori has indicated:
1. She collapsed after performing on stage with Kousei Arima.
2. She was unable to control her legs when she was admitted in the hospital for second time.
3. Change in her skin colour.
And after she had collapsed for the first time, she was asked if this had happened before; to which she simply said that it was indeed her first time and she has always been a little anaemic.
But do you think it was just Anaemic that was her fatal illness. Most types of Anaemia are easily treatable.
Ok Here’s Kaori’s illness. First let’s see if the symptoms of this illness match with that of Kaori’s.
- Shortness of breath with exertion
- Rapid or irregular heart rate
- Pale skin
- Frequent or prolonged infections
- Unexplained or easy bruising
- Nosebleeds and bleeding gums
- Prolonged bleeding from cuts
- Skin rash
Yeah Kaori seemed to have most of these symptoms except Nosebleeds, bleeding gums and skin rash.
The name of this illness is Aplastic anemia. Yeah you heard it right!! Remember when she said she has always been a little anaemic. So maybe she was indicating to a higher complex of anaemia called Aplastic Anaemic.
I think she was suffering from multiple sclerosis. xtreme exhaustion is one of the symptoms. But still, I think your theory makes sense upto 70%. If Kaori hadn’t died , what would you think would be the ending?
Ohh I see. Well if Kaori hadn’t died then :-
*After Arima finishes his play, he get’s a call from Kaori’s father*
“Kousei my dear, you won’t believe this but the operation was a complete success. And the doctors said they would be discharging Kaori anytime soon based on her condition”
… (next scene)….
Kousei was getting very nervous when he entered the hospital as he didn’t quite much and it reminded him of his deceased mom.
kaori was sitting in her bed, her mouth curved in a crescent smile when she saw Kousei.
“So here you are, and did you get me any presents?” Lashed Kaori the moment Kousei sat down near her.
“Yeah, I brought you some flowers” mumbled Kousei as he hands a bouquet of fresh flowers to Kaori.
“Only flowers? I wanted some sweets too. How can you come to see a girl who has underwent a surgery with just some flowers?” said Kaori. But soon her anguish turned into a smile, the cut flower smile everyone would want to see. “Then it’s time I guess, with these flowers I can truly express myself my dear Kousei.” She then started to search for something under her pillows and found a letter.
Kaori handed the letter to Kousei and asked him to read. She had asked her parents to give that particular letter to Kousei in case the worst happens and she dies. But since she managed to live through it, she decided to take that letter back from her parents and give it to Kousei.
….Kousei reads the letter…..
Kousei started to cry as he realised his life was not so bad as he had imagined it to be. His life was always filled with love and tender care. Atlast he finished the letter and, his eyes wet and his heart filled with happiness. Then when he looks up. still crying, he finds Kaori above him holding the bouquet of flowers that Kousie had got her.
“I LOVE YOU KOUSEI ARIMA!!! Will you be my lover? I have always loved you from the beginning but I couldn’t confess since my life was at a hang and death the hook.” Kaori hugs Kousei and hears Kousei confess his feelings……… and……….a new story of love begins……..
Then the ending would be Kaori playing her Violin with Kousei playing the Piano.After all,Kaori wanted to play with Kousei again.
I’m soo sad right now thanks for sharing 🙂 🙁
Yeah, the ending was way too depressing for me 🙁 🙁 🙁 .
And sorry for late reply.
Your explanation doesn’t explain her paralysis.
we can only speculate based on the facts and the evidence we have. the real answer can only be given by the mangaka is what i believe
It was most likely Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. It makes sense with her losing her ability to walk and her cardiac arrest, as well as her short life expectancy. DMD only affects males but there are very few rare cases of females as well. I mean… this is anime lol
It’s funny how the author hasn’t revealed the details after so long. Usually they do answer these questions in interviews.
A Lots Of Anime i Watch and Seen “Your Lie In April” iS the mOst mOst beautiful ANIME STORY LINE , every muSic i play in that Anime my feeling is vulnerable my heart feel the pain and sadness always recall in my mind what i saw in that anime, WHY ? my Heart feels like this? xD but seriously almost every seconds every minute i play the soundtrack in that anime connecting to my reality life (Sigh) hOw could i mOve On in this Feeling ?
back to kaori’s Ill, it doesn’t mention in the story, but i think the author of the story did that so the viewers may think what it is ^_^ , different kind story line (wOsHh) hehe, Kaori’s illness is the same as arima’s mOther illness i think, the whole STORY is a Summary So Short that was my Observation, im satisfied 12 episode Only, but when kaori is dead maybe i don’t want to watch even the author of that anime make season 2 ” IF HE/SHE DO” 😛
ARIGATO ! ??
True agreed. Adding another season to classics will make it more complicated
When i watched this anime i didnt cry but it really depressed me in 2 days its really hard to move i really cant accept kaori’s death at first i was ecpecting a good ending but it was sad but beutiful ending.
That was way to depressing ? ? and sad it should have been a happy ending
I agree, 1000000000000000%
When I first started watching Your Lie In April, it seemed so happy! Koari was playing her instrument with some kids, who would’ve thought that she was so sick? When I found out she died, I was so sad, it was like I knew her, and when she died, I felt like I lost my best friend. (I’m wayyy to addicted to anime .-.)