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[Analysis] Hiroyuki Sawano - Avid by Ru's Piano Ru味春捲

Anime original soundtracks are an essential part of any anime series. They not only help set the mood for different scenes but also contribute to the overall atmosphere of the show. The opening music of an anime is typically a fast-paced, upbeat track that sets the tone for the series whereas the ending music of an anime, is usually a more subdued and emotional track that provides closure to each episode. It is a chance for viewers to reflect on what they have just watched and to prepare for what's to come in the next episode. Here is another popular ending song of popular anime.

Versatile Composer Hiroyuki Sawano: From Attack on Titan to Seven Deadly Sins

Born on September 12, 1980, in Tokyo, Hiroyuki Sawano is a highly versatile Japanese composer with an impressive portfolio of work across various media formats. He is best known for his exceptional musical contributions to anime series, video games, television dramas, and movies. With an impressive array of skills, Sawano has made a name for himself as a composer, arranger, lyrists, pianist, and music producer who has worked on various anime, games, TV dramas, and movies such as musical scores for Attack on Titan, Blue Exorcist and Seven Deadly Sins. He has created numerous iconic themes and soundtracks that have become fan favourites, contributing significantly to the success of the media he has worked on. Sawano’s versatility and skill have enabled him to work across various genres, including Anison, Rock, J-pop, Classical music, Film score, Jazz, Video game music, Symphony, Acoustic music, and Incidental music.

SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Mizuki MyMusicSheet

He has produced music across several genres and collaborated with record labels such as Sacra Music, Sony Music Entertainment Japan, and Defstar Records, earning him numerous accolades and a dedicated fan base. Hiroyuki Sawano was nominated for the Newtype Anime Awards 11 times and won 4 nominations. In 2014, under the name ‘SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]’ Sawano started a vocal project.

Avid: The Award-Wining Ending Theme of Anime‘86-Eighty-Six’ by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]

Avid is a single released by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] and Mizuki, and is the first ending theme song for the anime adaptation of the popular light novel series "86 -Eighty-Six". The song was released on June 9, 2021, and has since received widespread acclaim for its powerful vocals, emotional melody, and excellent production quality. SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] and Mizuki's rendition of Avid perfectly capture the essence of the series, reflecting the emotions of the characters and the themes of the story. The song has resonated with fans of the anime and has contributed significantly to the overall success of the series. With Avid, SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] has created yet another masterpiece that has left a lasting impression on fans of the series and further cemented his status as a musical genius in Japan. In 2022, Avid won ‘Best Ending Song’ at the 8th Anime Trending Awards.

Avid Official Music Video

Hiroyuki Sawano said

“The narrative and world-view of the story was a great motivation for the composition, and the time spent building the sounds with our trusted vocalist Mizuki and the musicians was very worthwhile yet short-lived."


from Anime '86-Eighty-Six ED1'

Avid SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Mizuki Poster MyMusicSheet
Avid SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Mizuki Poster

- Artist: SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]: mizuki

- Released: June 9, 2021

- Lyrist: cAnON

- Vocal: mizuki (from UNIDOTS)

- Composer/ Arrenger: Hiroyuki Sawano

- Co-composed: KOHTA YAMAMOTO

- Album: Sacra Music

- Genre: J-Pop

- Key: G major

- Length: 4'34"


Get Hooked on Ru's Piano Ru味春捲: The YouTuber Creating Epic Piano Covers of Your Favorite Anime and Gaming OSTs

RuRu "Ru" born November 15, best known online as Ru's Piano (also known as Ru's Piano Ru Ru味春捲), is a Taiwanese pianist and YouTuber who creates music

Ru's Piano Ru味春捲's YouTube Profile Picture MyMusicSheet
Ru's Piano Ru味春捲's YouTube Profile Picture

piano covers of games and anime OSTs such as Naruto, Along with this she also uploads live streams of playing live. She has almost 2 and a half million subscribers and more than 325 million total views on YouTube. Ru's Piano Ru味春捲 joined the YouTube Platform on March 14th 2018, which marks 5 year anniversary this year with 477 videos uploaded. Her first video uploaded on March 27th 2018, is ‘FAIRY TAIL Sad Theme Piano Cover’ with almost 200 thousand views. Her most popular video is a medley that premiered on June 15th 2019 called ‘DRAGON BALL PIANO MEDLEY (30,000 Subscribers Special)’ with more than 20 million views on the medley. Ru's Piano Ru味春捲’s covers include footage of her performing the song, as well as detailed costumes of a character from the anime or game from which she is covering music. Ru's Piano Ru味春捲 also has a secondary channel on YouTube with 32 thousand subscribers called ‘Ru's Gaming Ruちゃん’ where she streams playing games.

Ru's Piano Ru味春捲cover - Avid

Ru's Piano Ru味春捲’s Avid cover: With Anime Cosplay to Piano Performance a Must

The song Avid is well-praised by everyone and there have been many covers and renditions of the song. Ru's Piano Ru味春捲cover of the song is well justice to the song and her piano skills are absolutely amazing. Ru's Piano Ru味春捲’s cover was posted on January 29th 2022 with 1.1 million views Ru's Piano Ru味春捲 plays the song as Lena (one of the characters from the anime 86-Eighty-Six). The original song is in E minor and G major. In Ru's Piano Ru味春捲 cover the key signature is G major along with a time signature of 4/4 which is similar to the original song. The tempo of the cover is 156 BPM which is a bit higher than the original song.


The song starts with the intro being played, in Ru's Piano Ru味春捲’s song the intro of the song is played for the first 14 seconds of the song. This is part which is very similar to the original song as in both songs there is a piano being played. The tempo in the Ru's Piano Ru味春捲’s is a bit higher but other than that a repeating chord is played. The repetition is the same in both songs where it is repeated eight times, before starting the verse of the song.

Verse 1

The first verse starts and with this, the original song lyrics began as well. Where in the original song there is a constant repetition of the piano chord, so that the beautiful voice of Mizuki is heard, whereas, in Ru's Piano Ru味春捲’s cover, the left hand is playing the chords whereas the right hand is playing higher notes. This is bringing out the depth of the song. Then the song picks up and then the same first verse is played. The first part of the verse is a bit slower than the second part of the verse. Which is very similar to the original yet there are certain parts with little added flavour by Ru's Piano Ru味春捲.

Chorus 1

Around a minute and five seconds in Ru's Piano Ru味春捲’s video first chorus starts. The songs take their pace. As the song starts with

“Don’t You Get There?, It Calls It Calls” , 

this part is very similar to the original composition as well. The left hand is playing a lot of chords as well as the right hand, where the right hand has many dynamic moments.


Then there is a short instrumental part in the original song. Where the piano is playing the same as the intro, similarly Ru's Piano Ru味春捲’s is also playing the same intro music. Then this is a good Segway to the second verse.

Verse 2

This is part of Ru's Piano Ru味春捲’s video which is about halfway towards the video when the piano plays louder and it also plays in a higher pitch. As there are swift movements of the pianist's hands and they move towards the right end side of the piano. The song moved up an octave and the verse is being played similarly to the first verse, which is also very similar environment to the original music. The second half of the verse is also played with a higher octave chord and where the tempo is a bit increased and the left hand has much dynamic and swift hand movements. There are some notes that are played higher and then continued chords, which makes the music feel more in-depth, and there is a longing feeling attached to the song.

Chorus 2

Then we enter the second chorus around the mark of two and half minutes into the song. This also played in a higher octave. Which resembles the original as well as the first chorus as well, but in a higher pitch and octave. It feels like people who know the lyrics of the song, will defiantly hear the lyrics and will defiantly sing the first part of the lyrics and the last words of the lyrics as the lyrics are powerful. Ru's Piano Ru味春捲 has given full justice to the song.


The bridge of the song begins around the three minutes mark. Now the pianist moves from the higher octave to the middle octave. Where it starts similar to the instrumental piece of the song. The videography is songs are amazing. They have not only taken one side shorts, but they have covered the pianist, the left and right side of the piano profile, which gives the audience an overall look of the pianist playing. The second part of the bridge is very crucial. As the second part builds the song. It is played as the lyrics, where one word is broken and every word has around two beats. This builds the pressure only to be released in the next part.

Chorus 3

As the music of the bridge ends, where the left hand is still playing the last part of the bridge the right-hand takes a tiny break and the choruses are started. There is a short pause at the beginning. It is like adding a short amount of salt to any dessert, so it brings out the flavour of the dessert better. The third and final chorus is played the similarly to thirst chorus. With a slightly higher tempo. It feels a fest to hear how similarly dissimilar her version of the song is.


Finally, the outro is the last thirty seconds of the song. The volume of the song is slightly decreased, where the left-hand plays similar chords and the right hand is dancing on the left side of the piano, then the tempo is slightly increased and the left-hand stops playing whereas the right hand slowly fades and ends the song.

And the video shows the out of the song, and other recommendations of Ru's Piano Ru味春捲’s works, which are all worth checking out.

In conclusion, this song is overall an emotional journey. The song is an ending score of a popular, well-loved and received anime. People who love the anime will defiantly relate to Ru's Piano Ru味春捲’s piano version. This is an emotional song, as with the music, cosplay costume and people who have watched the anime, will defiantly have goosebumps. The overall atmosphere of the song brings sad emotions, and with the anime references it takes you on a journey of the two characters (Shin and Lena- from anime 86), laughing, crying joy and sadness. SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]: Mizuki had already given a masterpiece and Ru's Piano Ru味春捲 made it her own.

If you love the song and anime, defiantly worth learning the song.

You can check the sheet music for the Avid here, and other Ru's Piano Ru味春捲's sheet music here.

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Until next time, Happy Music!

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