Shinji is an average high school student who spends a lot of time on the Internet. He’s got a few friends at school, but his home life is less than ideal. His father is rarely home, and usually just ignores his existence completely. Shinji watches YouTube videos in his spare time as a sort of escape.
Soon, he finds Kaworu Nagisa’s channel. Kaworu’s channel is filled with piano tutorials, all the way from beginners to advance. He has some covers thrown in there too and they’re the best things Shinji had ever heard. So, he finds himself watching all of Kaworu’s videos. After a while he even saves up for a cheap keyboard and begins to learn how to play. Life at home seems less depressing. He also has a kinda-sorta crush on the Youtuber, because holy shit he’s gorgeous. Shinji’s not the only one who thinks that though, since the top comments on Kaworu’s videos often have to do with his looks.
But ANYWAY, Shinji soon learns that Kaworu will be appearing at a YouTube convention in Tokyo. He HAS to meet him. Shinji suggests the idea to Toji and Kensuke, they’re all in. Asuka had over heard so she’s coming too, much to Toji’s irritation. They get there and Shinji eagerly waits in Kaworu’s line with a letter he wrote. He stammers his way through meeting and getting a photo and nearly dies of a heart attack.
Months later Shinji is surprised to get a hand written letter BACK from Kaworu, telling him how touched he was by his story and kawoshin happens okay this got too long