Well, it’s inevitable that Kousei’s performance is terrible that he stopped playing at the halfway mark.
I told you so, beating Kousei while he’s ridden with trauma is worthless!
But then, something amazing happened as Arima-kun saw a mirage of Miyazono, just like the time when he became her accompanist.
This prompt him to retry his performance even though the judges disqualify him…
But, that doesn’t stop him from playing the piano once again as Arima’s performance has changed the atmosphere as if time stood still!
In fact, the reason for Kousei’s playing style is because of Kaori Miyazono. You already know that she’s the one who pushed Arima-kun towards recovery, but now he realized that Kousei is now playing the piano to reach her feelings.
While it’s a good thing that Kousei is doing it for her, I’m worried that Kaori sickness might get worse, which will derail Kousei into another trauma once she passed away.
For now, it’s Kousei Arima’s moment as he move on from his trauma-ridden past into the future with Kaori Miyazono.
Of course, it’s just the beginning of his full recovery as Kousei is still rusty after 2 years of inactivity. Maybe an instructor will help him out!