Nodame Cantabile

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Japanese: のだめカンタービレ
English: Nodame Cantabile
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Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2007 to Jun 15, 2007
Premiered: Winter 2007
Broadcast: Thursdays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MusicMusic
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.271 (scored by 127726127,726 users)
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Ranked: #2772
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Popularity: #740
Members: 309,342
Favorites: 4,920

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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 Shinichi from leaving for Europe is his fear of flying. As a result, he's grounded in Japan.

During his fourth year at Japan's top music university, Shinichi happens to meet Megumi Noda or, as she refers to herself, Nodame. On the surface, she seems to be an unkempt girl with no direction in life. However, when Shinichi hears Nodame play the piano for the first time, he is in awe of the kind of music she creates. Nevertheless, Shinichi is dismayed to discover that Nodame is his neighbor, and worse, she ends up falling head over heels in love with him.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Oosawa, Nobuhiro
Kasai, Kenichi
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"Allegro Cantabile Sound" by SUEMITSU & THE SUEMITH

Ending Theme

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


Dec 21, 2022
It is a lovely story. The main theme is that through the anime is that through the power of love, we can conquer all. The love that Shinichi and Nodame have for each other helps them grow as people and in their craft, and this is truly heartwarming to see. They both have their flaws, but they fall for each other, and this leads to many positive changes in their lives. They slowly overcome their flaws through help from each other and become better people.
Apart from this, there is the running theme of trying to realize one's ambition. There is an entire array of interesting ...
Nov 3, 2017
Mixed Feelings
First of all, I never write reviews. I read them religiously though so that I can avoid animes that are a waste of time. Today I am writing because I am so upset with the high ratings of this anime.

This may be biased, but honestly, I was on a romance spree and I happened to find this anime in that "category". After reading reviews - I decided to give it a try (though I did not like the art style right off the bat).

I adored "Your lie in April" though I am not a huge fan of musical animes, I bawled my eyes out for ...
Aug 12, 2020
Overall: This show was a huge letdown compared to its score. It is forgettable in every sense. Skip it.

I have seen this show recommended as one of the better music animes, and it had a really impressive score here so I thought I would give it a chance. I've never been so disappointed. From start to finish it is entirely predictable, with one-dimensional characters that show almost no development whatsoever until the last few episodes. Its only redeeming quality is that it happens to be set in the world of classical music so the it has a great score. However, even that has its problems.

Story ...

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