Let’s talk about heroes for a bit. Heroes are powerful, heroes are lonely and they walk off alone in the last scene. Takeshi’s hero is one made of super alloys, one that always wins; yet what stands before him is a very human Kousei. He shouts at him for defiling the perfect image of a hero that he had built. What was amazing was watching Kousei take the sharp edge of those words head on, unscathed, as if made from a super alloy. Watching him counter them with the powerful words from Mozart that he learned from Kaori, and then watching him walk away, undefeated.