The music competition is in full swing, with both of Kosei’s old rivals ? the genius Takeshi Aiza and unstable prodigy Emi Igawa ? energized by his return. When it’s finally Kosei’s turn, he lives up to his reputation, playing precisely and flawlessly ? at first. But before too long, the phantom of his mother reappears, casting him back into the dark, uncertain abyss. Can Kosei feel his way back to hearing the music again?
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