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Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

Alternative Titles

Japanese: のだめカンタービレ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2007 to Jun 15, 2007
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.561 (scored by 49648 users)
Ranked: #792
Popularity: #245
Members: 97,228
Favorites: 3,047
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy music romance shoujo

Synopsis

Shinichi Chiaki is a first class musician whose dream is to play among the elites in Europe. Coming from a distinguished family, he is an infamous perfectionist; not only is he highly critical of himself, but of others as well. The only thing stopping Chiaki from leaving for Europe is his fear of flying. As a result, he's grounded in Japan.

During his 4th year at Japan's top music university, Chiaki happens to meet Noda Megumi—or as she refers to herself, Nodame. On the surface, she seems to be an unkempt girl with no direction in life. However, when Chiaki hears Nodame play the piano for the first time, he is in awe at the kind of music she plays. To Chiaki's dismay, Nodame moves into the apartment next to his and finds out that she is head-over-heels in love with him.

Nodame Cantabile tells the story of Chiaki and Nodame, as they not only learn to deal with each other, but learn lessons from one another as they strive for the top of the musical world.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Related Anime

Adaptation: Nodame Cantabile
Side story: Nodame Cantabile Special
Sequel: Nodame Cantabile Paris Hen
Other: PuriGorota: Uchuu no Yuujou Daibouken

Characters & Voice Actors

Chiaki, Shinichi
Chiaki, Shinichi
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
...
Noda, Megumi
Noda, Megumi
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Higgins, Kate
English
Higgins, Kate
...
Elise
Elise
Supporting
Kawakami, Tomoko
Japanese
Kawakami, Tomoko
Strassman, Karen
English
Strassman, Karen
...
Oliver
Oliver
Supporting
Yasumoto, Hiroki
Japanese
Yasumoto, Hiroki

Staff

Yamamoto, Kouji
Producer
Kasai, Kenichi
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Aug 30, 2014
Vexper
Nodame Cantabile is something I hold very close to my heart. It’s my favourite romance series. It’s a shining white lighthouse which guides ships full of harem-blasted brains back to safety from the stormy seas of the romance genre. The sand that your feet find as you touch down on the paradise it leads you to is capable of cleansing the thought of magical girlfriends, blast from the past transfer students, and even the use of the classic ‘misunderstanding’ to formulate the basis of a relationship. It’s a simple tale. You don’t need to know where it’s going, it’s just something you enjoy in the read more
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Jul 20, 2010
Archaeon
Gyabo!

I'm not sure why, but for some reason I've found myself reviewing certain franchises in reverse order. Then again, given the nature of Nodame Cantabile and its heroine Noda Megumi, maybe doing things in a not so normal manner is the way to go.

For those of you who don't know the series, Nodame Cantabile is based on the bestselling manga of the same name by Ninomiya Tomoko, and while I do like that particular work, the anime is a little bit special in that it's one of the rare occasions where the adaptation is as good as, or in this case better than, the original.

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Recommendations

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 isn't that unpredictable.
Both are really well done slice of life series that focus on students attending college focusing on artistic subjects (fine arts for Honey and Clover and classical music for Nodame Cantabile). The artistic style in both series is similar as well with well rounded humor to balance things out. I also can't help but see similarities between Morita and Nodame. I keep thinking that Nodame is the female version of Morita. :D

Opening Theme

"Allegro Cantabile Sound" by SUEMITSU & THE SUEMITH

Ending Theme

#1: "Konna ni Chikaku de..." by Crystal Kay (eps 01-12)
#2: "Sagittarius" by SUEMITSU & THE NODAME ORCHESTRA (eps 13-23)

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