The BEST Episodes of The Piano Forest
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2020
A tranquil tale about two boys from very different upbringings. On one hand you have Kai, born as the son of a prostitute, who's been playing the abandoned piano in the forest near his home ever since he was young. And on the other you have Syuhei, practically breast-fed by the piano as the son of a family of prestigious pianists. Yet it is their common bond with the piano that eventually intertwines their paths in life.
#1 - The Best Pianist in the World
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 15, 2019
The winners are finally announced to an electrified audience. Shuhei sheds tears of joy when he hears Kai's placement. Ajino receives shocking news.
#2 - Promise
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 18, 2019
Lech Szymanowski performs with his sister, Emilia in his heart. Despite the hometown preference for a Polish contestant, Kai's playing wows the crowd.
#3 - In the Country Where Chopin was Born
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 1, 2019
Though Lech wants to win for his sister's sake, the final day is Kai's chance to show the world who he is and how far he's come with his performance.
#4 - The Best Piano
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 30, 2018
After Takako's performance, it's time for Kai to take the stage. With his mother, Ajino and Shuhei's father watching, it's time to show his skills.
#5 - For the Sake of Your Number One
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 11, 2019
In the last round, pianists perform with an orchestra. Rumors fly when Wei Pang doesn't show up as scheduled, while Kai worries about Shuhei.
#8 - A Letter of Challenge
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 28, 2018
An injured Takako travels to Tokyo with her teacher Shiba, who first noticed her at the competition five years before. There, she meets Kai again.
#9 - The Dance of Deliberation
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 25, 2019
Once Kai's finishes his performance, it's all up to the judges. But one judge argues against allowing Kai to advance and requests a complete recount.
#12 - Chopin's Journey
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 28, 2019
The names of those advancing to the second round of the Chopin competition are announced, and Shuhei is shocked when Adamski fails to make the cut.
#13 - Requiem
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 4, 2019
After the results are announced, Kai catches Shuhei at a bad time. The next day, they have a painful conversation in a park.
#14 - Fixation
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 4, 2019
Following Sophie Ormesson, Wei Pang takes the stage. Though deeply influenced by Ajino, he demonstrates a depth and pain not found in Ajino's playing.
#16 - What Mozart Has Left
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 23, 2018
Ajino sets a Mozart piece as Kai's entry for the contest, but Kai worries that he hasn't found his own style of playing. Shuhei is favored to win.
#17 - To Play Chopin's Pieces
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 16, 2018
To Ajino, who hurt his musical abilities in a car accident, meeting Kai seems like fate. But Kai just wants to be able to play a certain Chopin piece.
#18 - For Your Living Evidence
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 25, 2019
A painful article is published about Wei Pang's past, but all he cares about is Ajino's opinion. Before Pang takes the stage, they meet on the stairs.
#19 - Hero
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 15, 2019
Kai's performance is a triumph, but Lech has the final slot -- and hometown support. As he plays, he has a vision of his sister, Emilia.
#20 - Awakening
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 11, 2019
Out of the remaining 30 pianists, only 12 will advance to the final round. Shuhei takes the stage with just one goal in mind for his performance.
#24 - The Truth About Wei Pang
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 18, 2019
After reuniting in a practice room at the Chopin Academy, Kai and Shuhei take a morning walk through Warsaw. Shuhei is shocked by Kai's plans.