Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Episode 9 Review – “Better off dead”

Mega Prince Ytay!

Another powerful, emotionally wrecking episode. This week’s Shigatsu wa Kimi no uso leaves behind the super shounen styled piano battles and brings us back to Arima’s trauma. Despite the step down in terms of intensity and production value, this episode was great in it’s own ways – because it’s just so fucking depressing.

But first things first. I totally didn’t like how they treated the Emi development at the beginning of the episode.  It was (in my opinion) pretty important material that they didn’t pay much attention to. It was also significantly overshadowed by heavier depressive themes of the 2nd half of the episode. They could have just given Emi a full episode right! The scene of Emi wanting to become a pianist and climbing up and declaring it was supposed to be way more powerful than how they made it seem! And it all seemed lacklustre, drowned by some…

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