Ranked #951

Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo

Alternative Titles

English: La Corda D'Oro: Primo Passo
Synonyms: Kin'iro no Chord, Kiniro no Chord, Kin-iro no Corda: Primo Passo, The Golden Chord
Japanese: 金色のコルダ ~primo passo~


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2006 to Mar 26, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, Hakusensha, Koei
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Yumeta Company
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.741 (scored by 30,240 users)
Ranked: #9512
Popularity: #812
Members: 56,712
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Hino Kahoko is a student whose school is divided into two branches—the Normal Branch, in which students wear grey uniforms, and the Music Branch, in which the students wear white. The school's tradition is a music competition, but it is more common that students from the Music Branch are chosen to compete. Kahoko is surprised one day to encounter a fairy named Lili. Solely because she is the only student to see him, she is the only student from the Normal Branch to be in the competition.

Kahoko doesn't have any musical knowledge, until Lili grants her a magic violin, one that anyone can play if they believe they can truly do it. Kahoko must now face the trials of the competition, her competitors, and her peers.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Tsukimori, Len
Tsukimori, Len
Taniyama, Kishou
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Hihara, Kazuki
Hihara, Kazuki
Morita, Masakazu
Morita, Masakazu
Hino, Kahoko
Hino, Kahoko
Takagi, Reiko
Takagi, Reiko
Tsuchiura, Ryotaro
Tsuchiura, Ryotaro
Itou, Kentarou
Itou, Kentarou
Tsunematsu, Ayumi
Tsunematsu, Ayumi


Ochi, Koujin
Ochi, Koujin
Kikuta, Hiromi
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Katagai, Shin
Katagai, Shin
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamada, Yuka
Yamada, Yuka

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Opening Theme

"Brand New Breeze" by Kanon (eps 1-24, ep 26)

Ending Theme

#1: "Crescendo" by Stella Quintet (eps 1-24, ep 26)
#2: "Brand New Breeze" by Kanon (ep 25)

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May 30, 2007
Note: May contain SLIGHT SPOILERS. Nothing too major though.

Now~ to the review!

Other than La Corda, the only other series that I can think of that somehow revolved around classical music (that I've ACTUALLY seen) was Piano. I won't go into that series as I did DO a review for it. Because of the fact that I haven't a series like La Corda before, that caught my attention. And also having classical music as a major theme within the series definitely sparked my interest.

My first impression of the series was that it just caught my attention because it was a bit different than many read more
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Apr 12, 2009
STORY (10)
Hino Kahoko, a high school girl who has never played an instrument in her life, is given a magic violin. In turn, she must compete in a competition (the Concours) with several elite music students from her school. It's a story about Kaho learning to love the violin and music, while deepening her relationships with her fellow competitors.

The story is not for everyone. This is a character driven series through and through. The plot loosely falls around the Concours, but the purpose of the Concours is to contribute to character development. That being said, the character development is outstanding. I barely noticed the lack read more
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Jan 23, 2008
La Corda d'Ora is a reverse harem story with a heavy dose of music. I first heard about it when I was really into Nodame Cantabile and Ouran High School Host Club. So I thought,"Wow, it combines two great shows -- how perfect!" Only... it wasn't, which was disappointing. It does combine music with a reverse harem, but -- in my opinion -- it doesn't do music as well as Nodame and it doesn't do romance as well as OHSHC. I guess you can't have everything at once.

What it does have is great music. Ave Maria, which is one read more
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Jan 20, 2008
I was really not going to give this series an eye, after reading a chapter of the manga it seemed lame and confusing. For some reason though, maybe because I was bored I started downloading the first few episode. This anime is so much better as an anime than a manga. Music can't be represented very well on paper. ^^
I love the way the story is cute and fresh. I don't watch very many animes based on activities, but I'm glad I watched this one. The character are just so lovable and pretty. BISHONENS!!! Nyaaaa ><. Give this a try if you atleast like read more
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Exactly the same everything, drawings, genre, harlem and all but better because of they are idiols! 
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Anime: Nodame Cantabile
Both series focus on the «discovery» of the true concept of music by music students. While the theme might be the same, these two shows have completely different moods. In Nodame you'll spend half the time laughing, while in Corda d'Oro it's mostly a serious mood sometimes bordering on depressive. Not to say that Corda is a bad anime... I liked it very much. It's just that it has a completely different take on music. Other major difference: in Nodame there are many interesting and different characters and many plot twists... while in Corda there are less characters, who aren't very different, and the story  read more 
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maybe the plot is different but this two animes share somethings in common : Female main character with standard abilities surrounded by professional & handsome male group who help her to be better + the fairy thing + school contests  
reportRecommended by Sarah-Sama
Anime: Ouran Koukou Host Club
Reverse harem, although La Corda D'Oro is more serious. There ARE quite a few funny areas too. Also, the main characters' (a.k.a. Haruhi and Kahoko) personalities are similar. 
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While both of these shows have completely different settings (La Corda focuses on classical music while Harukanaru is a fantasy and magic anime) they are both anime based on dating sims by the same creators. These two shows are both reverse harems, meaning a female character surrounded by a lot of males. The settings are different by the main focus is still present, that you the viewers will wonder who the female lead will end up with . 
reportRecommended by Crystal
Anime: Special A
These animes have very similar characters; one being shy, one being silent, one being hyper, etc. The stories are also similar in a way. It's about life during school, the hardships the characters face and friendship being very important. The school is also divided into 2 different groups, the "average" students and the "advanced" students. Even though La Corda D'Oro is about music and Special A is more about competition and sports, they are both very fun to watch. 
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