Both animes display some similarities:
- Male protagonist is a quiet calm composed person who excels at piano. In NC we have an adult while in Shigatsu we have a teenager. They have similar personalities and yet even though NC is targeted to an older audience it is Shigatsu which displays the protagonist with a much more dramatic past and more dramatic plot.
- Female protagonist is rather unique and loves to play joyfully her piano/violin. Personally I find NC's heroine a refreshing heroine because she is very centered in comedy and it is very crazy while Shigatsu's heroine delivers more tragic moments.
- Heroine ends up inspiring the hero with her bright personality and that in both animes is crucial to the plot.
- Hero and heroine end up making a wonderful duet in music and that is essential to the character's development.
You'll find slice of life, drama, comedy and romance, so if you liked one you'll probably enjoy the other! read more
Both are touching stories about a love of music, and how life advances. Both focused heavily on the piano and entering the music world, where you might have been left wanting more, Nodame goes that much further. Overcoming obstacles, living life, and finding love - truly both are great animes. Nodame, however - will leave you with less tears.
- Both are about classical music.
- Both involve MCs with polar-opposite personalities.
- The male characters are precise musicians while the female characters have a aggressive yet uniquely beautiful playing style.
- The girl changes the guy's life.
- Both have some nice and entertaining drama.
- Both are slow yet great slice of life romance anime.
If you loved Nodame Cantabile and felt sad when it ended, then Shigatsu is here to soothe your pain. Absolutely recommended!
The protagonist has a fellow musician classmate that admires one another. One is a gifted pianist the other violinist. They both explore what it means to create great music together and their bond only strengthens as a result. Both anime have their moments of light humor despite being touching anime.
Despite the age differences, Nodame Cantabile and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso shares many similarities. The main male protagonist from both series have a talent in music playing (the piano). Their talents are noticed especially by others including the main female protagonist.
Throughout the course of both series, we see character interactions between the two main protagonists who expresses their interests and emotions. There's a decent degree of realism present by the way their characters are fleshed out including their past.
Both series has a great deal with focus on music as a prominent theme. Inspiring to fulfill a dream, the plot centers on their goal and what to make of it by their efforts while dealing with their internal struggles.  read more
- classical music
- competition on classical music
- good character development
- two main leads who excel on their ability (Piano only)
- two main leads with "dark" past (might as well be called "internal conflict")
- both have good comedic moments
The music and art when the music is playing. Both shows have art that show the setting that the musicians/conductor create through their performance. I would say Shigatsu~ is a bit more psychological/drama and a bit less rom-com, although it certainly has rom-com in it.
If you were to combine Clannad and Nodame Cantabile, I think you'd have a pretty close approximation to Shigatsu~.
Both anime are music anime with a touch of drama, romance and comedy. Nodame Cantabile has more comedy than Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, while Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso has more drama than Nodame.
Both are also based off of their respective manga. They both also have a male lead who plays the piano as their major instrument. Altough both protagonist's situations are quite different.
Nodame Cantabile shows the male protagonist dealing with a very quirky woman, who plays the piano beautifully, living next to his apartment.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso shows the male protagonist dealing with his trauma, and fear of playing piano, due to a breakdown he had during a concert. He meets a woman who plays the violin beautifully, and she helps him get over his traumatic experience. read more
Shigatsu and Nodame are very much alike, here are my reasoning.
Both anime have a male protagonist who excels at playing the piano. In the case of Nodame the protagonist can also play the violin at a high level.
Nodame is more centered around comedy than shigatsu. Which gives it in my opinion a more light hearted feel. Shigatsu focuses more on the psychological and dark side of being a prodigy where the romantic relationship is introduced and becomes important later on. Nodame on the other hand introduces the romantic side much earlier on and focuses more on the romantic comedy style.
Both anime are very much based around the theme of classical music with a focus on piano and piano & violin duo.
In both anime the female part takes a big place in the development of both the protagonist and the story.
Romance is a theme which both anime are centered around.
They both handle this romance theme very well and it is very well intertwined in the story. There is a nice balance of romance / music in both anime.
In my opinion, Nodame can be watched casually without focusing too much, while Shigatsu requires more attention from the viewer to completely understand the feeling of the characters and follow the story.
I think these two anime will appeal to both romance and music lovers. Either one is worth watching. read more
Everyone has to fight their own fights. Everyone struggles for one or other reason. These shows are about struggling musicians with different life circumstances. They play for different reasons and yet they all share an imense passion for music. They have a need to express themselves through music. Shigatsu wa is about letting go of your past and finding joy in your present through music and the people you love.
Nodame Cantabile and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) are music oriented. What's more remarkable is that the anime focuses more in classical music. Both MC also know how to play the piano and violin.
Both revolve through music but they are both different in many aspects. If you want to go with an anime that is more humorous and light, go with Nodame. But if you want an anime that can make you cry, or somewhat dramatic, then pick Shigatsu. Nevertheless, Noda and Shigatsu are a masterpiece. Try watching both. You'll not be disappointed.
Both are primarily about genius music performers and their struggles as musicians. Both are a mix of romance, comedy, general school life, and in general have bright atmospheres throughout the story. Both have piano/violin performances.
Both are inspirational, touching stories revolving around a couple of classical music performers. They deal with music contests, romance and drama as the characters struggle to overcome their obstacles and find a direction in life. Shigatsu is more dramatic and intense and has dream-like characters that will inspire you, but Nodame is more light-hearted and funny, having characters that are less stereotypical and more realistic.
They both revolve around classical music. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso has a more intense drama than Nodame Cantabile, while Nodame Cantabile is more relaxing. The characters in both series are well developed and the relation between them is a main topic in each of the series. If you enjoy one of them is highly probable that you will enjoy the other one.
If you love classical music and romance, you would like both of these shows.
They are both about how the power of music and talent brings two almost completely different people (who probably wouldn't have clicked otherwise) together. Nodame is a little more light-hearted and comedic than Your Lie in April, but you'll probably enjoy it as well.
Both animes deal with music, as well as romance. Although Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso i s a drama tearjerker focused as Nodame Cantabile is more comedy and light-hearted. Both of them also send a message to the viewer and really change your way of seeing things. If you liked Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, you will most likely also enjoy Nodame Cantabile
Both anime are focused on protagonists struggling to succeed with music and both anime make excellent use of classical music scores. Both anime follow a blossoming love story between two musicians although they have two very different endings. The strength in both anime lies in their ability to make you care about their characters and fall in love with their music. Both anime have the ability to make you cry although for two very different reasons.
Both anime have a strong musical center.
Just like Noda, Kaori gets to know the person she loves through classical music. And for this two girls, their main desire is to play side by side with the man they admire.
While Nodame Cantabile is mainly a comedy that will have you laughing all the way through, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is a strong drama that will make you, perhaps, cry a little. Still, both anime are a must watch, specially for those who like music.
Both anime are focused on:
- classical music as a medium of expressing emotions
- a female lead that plays music with feeling, whose musicianship affects male lead
- a male lead with a disorder that prevents his progress in music, but is able to overcome with the help of female lead
If you are looking for another anime about music, I recommend Nodame Cantabile. While not as serious all the time, like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, it still has that slice-of-life and a little bit of drama.
It does add more comedy, which I think is great and really adds to the story, plus it's a good contrast with the more serious main character.
The soundtrack and classical music selections are great and are played very well. If you liked Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, I definitely think you'll like Nodame Cantabile.
Both speak of music as the true protagonist of the story. The motivations and relationships between the characters have a direct connection to it. Shigatsu deals with this in a deeper and more emotional way while Nodame has a lighter tone even though it is more realistic about a musician's life and his difficulties. Two great works (I like both, but Shigatsu is awesome) for those who are interested in music, or simply for who enjoy a good story.
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. read more
La Corda DOro similar to Nodame Cantabile most because of the music in both of them. The characters are alike, exept the part that in LCD there is the magic touch... I enjoyed both of them because of the music~
they both revolve around classical music and have the main characters learning so that they become good in their chosen fields. though nodame cantabile is more of a love story then Corda d'oro (reverse harem). both are excellent shows
They're both in essence about music, although they have somewhat different approaches. Nodame is more comedy while La Corda is more drama / romance. I'd also say that Nodame is a bit more serious about the music part since there's no magic involved and all that but basically both series are passionate and stresses the joy of playing it.
If you liked La corda d'oro, you sohuld definitely watch Nodame Cantabile. It is funnier, but it also has to do with classical music and it has a pretty good story. I recommend it to the ones that like that sort of anime.
Both are romance+comedy genres but I would say in Nodame Cantabile comedy thread is more important than romance, while in La Corda it's just the other way about. Both are about music. Action takes place in high school. Character sets are similiar. Both series are really enjoyable, especially if you like classical music :)
If you like Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo, better watch Nodame Cantabile. These shows are pretty similar, especially if you like musical anime. Both of this shows revolve around classical music though Primo Passo's a show that was kinda serious and Nodame Cantabile's something comedy-like, I think they're still similar, yet these shows are worth watching and must watch if you really like music, I'm sure you won't regret watching both of this.
Just think of Nodame Cantabile as La Corda d'Oro with a mature spin to it. Both anime revolve heavily around Classical music, although Nodame Cantabile is more serious about it. Both of the main characters play violin also. Both anime take place in school (a music conservatory for Nodame Cantabile).
If you're looking for a more mature and "grown-up" La Corda (minus magic fairies), then this anime's for you.
Both series features music as a primary theme that mixes in comedy and drama into the story.
Both series' main protagonists are very talented but also cold towards their peers but deep down cares for those around him. The main female protagonist also has skills and is looking forward to demonstrating them to the world.
Both series takes place at a school like setting featuring students interested in the art of music that explores the genre in its finest form.
it is similar by the relationship between the two lead characters
--both the girls are totally inlove with a guy who's really rich and popular
--both the girls seems idiot but really has something inside her~
--[the guys are both cold hearted!]--
--the flow of the stories pretty much up.
Both are characteristic Josei stories with a cold but extraordinarily talented male character who is pursued by a ditzy but endearing female character. Nodame revolves around the theme of classical music whereas Itazura focuses on the movement of the characters through from being teenagers to adulthood and around healthcare. Both are superb but Nodame is arguably a masterpiece ...
Both lead charcters are the same. Female characters are free spirited beings who are not ashamed to show their affection for the male leads. Both Male leads are those cool types who likes to hide their true feelings.
The Male Lead Is Best At Something.. Like Irie Is The Best In Studies And Chiaki Is The Best In Piano.
Both I Guess Are Perfectionist.
For The Female Lead, Both Are Very High Spirited.
Both Also Chases The Guy They Like Even Though Rejected?
And Both Starts Out With The Guys Being Mean Towards The Girls And Then Eventually Forms Romantic Feelings Towards The Girls Overtime.
For all the reasons stated above. They are indeed very similar. Nodame is actually slightly more enjoyable for me (only because I have a background in music) if I'm being honest and I LOVE Itazura. I'm a sucker for a cold-hearted albeit gorgeous/smart/talented guy getting his emotional walls broken down by a plucky girl "trying her best" without him even realizing it and then they both get a happy ending - my favorite kind of story <3
itazura na kiss and nodame cantabile are two of my favorite animes! they're both rom/coms and have a similar humour. the relationship between the leading male and female in both animes are similar as well.
They both have male protagonists that are praised as geniuses, and tenacious and hard working. They're both romance stories that covers a period of time, and with the female protagonist chasing after the male protagonist.
The romance between the characters in both anime is almost indistinguishable and follow much the same path, albeit Nodame Cantabile a longer one.
Both anime gave me personally a satisfaction many anime, particularly those of the romance genre, fail to provide.
Unlike Itazura Na Kiss, which has a special at the end to tie things up, Nodame Cantabile leaves the viewer with a rather ordinary ending that needs more exploring. Don't let this discourage you though, because all in all the ending is good all the same but leaves a hint of the "I want more" feeling.
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
Nodame Cantabile is a great anime, especially if your fond of music. many people actually judge this anime directly because of its art, but it really has a great story. On the other hand Honey and Clover is the kind of anime wherein you could really appreciate the story as a whole especially the season II, despite the similarities of the art it really has a great story. I really recommend you watching it because I know you will really appreciate it. ^_^
Both produced by J.C Staff, with similar art styles and featuring amazing music. Although the plots are entirely different, both animes will definitely appeal to you if you're looking for good slice of life anime that is both thought provoking and infinitely stirring while maintaining a light-hearted mood.
Nodame Cantabile:music and Honey and Clover:arts.
Both story focus on the life of college students. They both have an amazing story and character development. They both have an amazing romance comedy story.
and most of all, they are both great anime..^_^
Both are slice of life/comedy animes that have to do with college students in a school of fine arts (one is an art college and the other a music college). The characters try to overcome hardships while working to reach there dreams.
Both definitely have a similar feeling, "Nodame Cantabile" is about classical music, where "Kids on the Slope" is about jazz, but they both have the same goal that you should enjoy the music your playing and give it feeling and not just playing it like it's written on the music sheet.
Both josei romances that center around a musical theme. Even though Nodame Cantabile is about classical music and Sakamichi no Apollon is about jazz, they both give you a very similar feel (minus Nodame Cantabile being absolutely hilarious).
Both josei romances that center around a musical theme. Even though Nodame Cantabile is about classical music and Sakamichi no Apollon is about jazz, they both give you a very similar feel (minus Nodame Cantabile being absolutely hilarious).
Both are Joseis and are about music.
There are romance and student environment in Japan.
However there are some differences between each other:
Sakamichi no Apollon takes place in a secundary school on the sixties years; the kind of music played by main characters is the Jazz.
Nodame Cantabile TV takes place in a music faculty on the present days; the kind of music played by main characters is the Classical Music.
If you like a good music, like Jazz and Classical, you should watch these animes!!!
If you like a good story, with romance, some comedy, drama of daily life; you may like too!!
Both series has a josei genre and thus have a similar feeling and style.
Music plays a major theme in both series that also involves romance as well as drama and comedy
Both series are quite realistic and some of the characters have similar personalities.
It might seem at first sight that the josei genre be the most striking similarity and although the musical themes are different:
In "Nodame Cantabile" music is speaking in tones of among others Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Peter Schubert, Claude Debussy und Sergei Wassiljewitsch Rachmaninow (transcription: Rachmaninoff). So an musical framework of classical gems is presented.
In contrast does "Sakamichi no Apollon" presents the musical spirit of Jazz in the 60ties with the sound of George Gershwin, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington.
Nevertheless or better that is precisely why the main visible, extremely fastidious driving force in both anime, is an highly elaborated combination of story and qualities of dedication and innovation which symbolizes the love for music that always do inspire musicians. (personal note: in the case of "Sakamichi no Apollo" do skip the episode 12, because with the spirit of Jazz the end doesn't harmonize at all).
Both anime do have flaws but if you are fond of music, these two anime are excellent and none mainstream. They get across quite realistic, in regard to feelings and style and moreover showing well portrayed relationships and emotions. read more
Both series involve 2 characters who are completely polar opposites in character, come together through their mutual admiration of music. Both series' also focus more on the characters and their interactions, rather than the actual story
Both shows are centered around music. Drama isn't exactly similar in the two of them, but you'll probably end up enjoying the relationships developed between the characters. Koyuki could maybe be representative of Chiaki, as they're both struggling for a career in music.
Nodame Cantabile is more of comedy based - so if you feel that the music presentations in it weren't enough, then watch this anime called Beck - a band that will rock your world with awesome music displays.
Music is a strong influence in both Nodame Cantabile and Beck. In these two series, it plays a prominent role in shaping the main characters' lives and their futures. They share their understanding of music and their passion for it with other characters while at the same time learning about it themselves.
Both series has a similar feeling that reflects the mood of the series as being more slice of life revolving around the main characters.
But more than that, their appreciation of music leads the characters to meet new people and learn more about the world and even more about themselves.
Both series also has comedy, drama, and romance.
Both Risa and Nodame are silly and fun. The romance, drama, and comedy are very similar although NC is a bit more subtle and mature while LC is more exaggerated and ridiculous at times. For the most part, the characters in NC and LC are all searching for their own goals and trying their best to reach success and find happiness. Both anime are very deep in their own ways, realistic, and motivational! The most important thing is I finished them each in exactly 1.5 days. Go enjoy!
Both are romance/comedy type animes with a funny female main lead.
Nodame Cantabile is a more mature comedy-love-story with lots of classical music, unique art style and a cool male lead.
It's pretty funny, not overly dramatic and very heart-warming.
I think this anime is a good find and you should give it a try, because it's not your typical generic romance-comedy anime. Nodame Cantabile is something special.
Lovely Complex and Nodame are similar because of the relationships between the characters. Girl likes boy. Boy does not like girl. Girl tries to make boy love her. Lovely complex is more based of its romance and comedy. While Nodame is based off music. Both are romantic comedies and they are both awesome and worth watching.
The relationship between Chiaki and Noda(me) reminds me VERY much of that between Otari and Risa. The comedy's great! The art style is also somewhat similar.
These two animes are just generally similar, without being alike. Did that make sense?
Nana and Nodame Cantabile are similar in that they each weigh heavily on music. Nodame Cantabile has much more comedy, whereas Nana contains more drama, but I'd group them close together in terms of character development and drama enthrallment.
They are both romantic dramas with some comedy that have to deal with music and deep relationships with others. Both are amazing in my opinion. I highly reccomend both...NANA for the more serious and dramatic and Nodame Cantabile for a little more comedy.
Both series has josei like artwork and contains music as a major theme.
Both series features drama as well as romance presented in a more realistic way.
Both series has a similar style that details every day life whether at school or with the band/choir group.
Similar setup as both Josei are slice of life that shows young adults instead of high schoolers, both deals with music, especially for Nodame Cantabile.
Nana Komatsu is somewhat similar to Nodame as they are great leads that are optimistic and exceed to share their (usually joyful moods) to the spectator. Both are pretty good comedy at the beginning Nana however has a drastic shift in the middle that turn it into a drama.
Both series center around music even though the styles are very different the sense of humor from both series is light and interesting and they both have art styles that set them apart from other animes.
-Both have to do with music
-Both are funny
-Nodame and Yui are similar in a way
-Nodame Cantabile has more music than K-ON! and (in my opinion) it's better than K-ON!
-Defenetly watch Nodame Cantabile, you will not be dissappointed!!! ^_^
Two fun-loving female leads insert themselves into a slice-of-life comedy that revolves around music. While Nodame Cantabile leans towards slapstick and romance, and K-on is more "cute girls doing cute things", they both feature a very similar sense of humor and an overall lighthearted, relaxing mood.
They are similar because both main characters learn music by hearing it, and they have the same voice. They are both about music and there's this funny/comedy thing about the main characters that makes you say " so cute."
Both are directed by Ken'ichi Kasai and animated by JCStaff. Each show is centered around two characters and their pursuit of an artform (in Nodame it is playing classical music, in Bakuman it is writing manga.)
There is some character similarity also. Nizuma Eiji and Nodame are "instinct" types who work on feelings, while Chiaki and the Bakuman duo are considered to be "calculated" types who plan out their works as perfectionists.
Both series present alot of detail in the creative process, with a classic relaxed slice of life pacing. Romance is also present, though it is not the focus.
A 3-season long anime about 2 people making it big in their own industry.
Bakuman. is about manga whereas Nodame Cantabile is about classical music.
Both have romance splashed in but its never the main focus of the story.
Both have great comedy and side characters that the main duo compete and perform with.
These are both about young musicians and how they encourage each other grow and develop their musical talents. They feature a similar pair of lead characters: one is a rigorously trained perfectionist and the other is a free-spirited natural talent. Also, classical music plays a large role in Nodame and Piano no Mori.
Both are about playing the piano and classical music. The two lead characters share similar key features like how Chiaki and Amamiya are both neat and play music true to the score and perfectly, while Nodame and Kai enjoy the feeling of playing and not so much to do it in the right way. The passion for music is an essence in both and it all boils down to the joy of music.
These two anime belong together. Nodame is Kai, whilst Chiaki is Amamiya.
Piano no Mori is the kid-version of Nodame Cantabile and is simpler however, both anime feature characters who are finding their dreams and want to reach them. As another MAL user said, "one is a rigorously trained perfectionist and the other is a free-spirited, natural talent". Nodame and Kai both play by ear too.
Pianos. Yaaaay. :)
Work and music are intertwined in both of these series. In each, the main characters face the challenge of balancing the pressure of their social lives and meeting the expectations of their fellow colleagues. Nodame Cantabile is much longer and contains a considerable amount of comedy,both are enjoyable and entertaining.
Both of these shows are about cultivating the art of music in an Orchestral setting, where many characters face trials and tribulation to reach for the goal of being no. 1. Nodame is set during their college years and focuses on gaining international recognition whereas in Hibike, it's more focused on the high school setting and reaching for the Nationals. If you love your music, check these out!
Both anime are a good anime about music. Nodame Cantabile is about orchestra and hibike euphonium is about brass band.
Both anime tell you about wonderfulness of friendship, and how hard effort won't lie to you.
the difference is nodame cantabile focus on main character romance story whereas hibike euphonium focus on friendship and trust.
the relationship between the main characters in both anime are similar.. Mihoshi is like nodame is a push over.. while Saku and chiaki are having trouble dealing with her but in the same time they don't mind having the girl beside them.
Who'd thought that Chiaki's little brother would end up as a bookworm and Nodame's sister as an astronomist...
The main pair and their relationship in both series were much alike. Also the storytelling had many similarities.
I think the CRAZY way Nodame-chan is in love with Chiaki-sempai is similar to the (also crazy) feelings Mihoshi has for Ooyagi-kun.
It's the same crazy kind of love imho and also Chiaki and Ooyagi looks quite similar (smarty and cautiously).
Both anime are hilarious.
Nodame Cantabile and Skip Beat! are very similar in a lot of different aspects.
they both have a main character who is an awkward wall flower. they both strive to become a professional actor or musician and their passion in their work breaks through as inspirational!
they both have a love interest- although Skip Beat!'s interest is not as obvious as Nodame Cantabile,and is also less shown. but it is stated that its there.
either one are both something to look into. :D
The stories of the two lead characters (Nodame and Maya) have a great deal in common. Though Glass Mask is not comedic, like Nodame Cantabile, they both feature female protagonists who exist somewhat outside of their artistic communities. Both are phenomenal raw talents who struggle to find their niche amongst those who may be more technically skilled in their respective fields, but who often lack their same level of emotional committment.
The romance stories in the two series are handled differently, but similarly at the same time. Instead of pairing these characters up with their respective partners immediately, and then facing numerous obstacles all together, these romances develop slowly and subtly. Even the smallest of moments between the various couples can make your chest clench. Anyone who has enjoyed one of these series will definitely enjoy the other as well. read more
A girl. A young girl with a talent tries to fulfill a dream in both series. They practice and work to perfect their skills. At the same time, they go through emotional moments but also finds peace and enjoy on many occasions. They also meet an individual who is there for her when time calls.
There are those moments present in both series that captures the moments of the realism involving the field of becoming a star. Whether they shine or not, the main protagonist from both series strive to improve their skills. There is passion in their works that is expressed through their actions and from the fruits of their efforts. Additionally, there is some romance, comedy, and a lot of drama in their field of industry. read more
comedy is main focus. similar humour, both extremely funny.
both uses music effectively to emphasis particular feelings, as well as to increase the mood ~ in a masterpiece kind of way.
both have unique characters, which have excellent developments, having elements of drama when necessary. brilliant interactions between the characters as well, with hints of romance.
both are school slice of lifes.
BOTH ARE MASTERPIECES!!!!
While Nodame Cantabile is about classical music and Chihayafuru is about karuta, both of them revolve around people following a passion most people would find odd nowadays. They are a bit slow paced, but feature very solid character development. Chihayafuru doesn't have the same amount of romance as Nodame Cantabile does, but it's there. And the female leads are just as clueless.
Both series are about girls who enjoy more niche hobbies, and both have the same silly, energetic feeling to their stories. They're both serious about their hobbies, though it's portrayed in a fun, goofy way. Lovable main characters for the most part, though Chihayafuru doesn't quite have the romance that Nodame Cantabile does.
Both are about young people working hard and striving for their dreams.
Both protagonists are airheads yet extremely talented (in piano and karuta).
Anyone with a strong aspiration of their own will be able to relate to this anime.
Although some people may not like either of these series if you happen to like Toradora! then you should definitely check out Nodame Cantabile. Both of these series are funny, will probably have you laughing at least once every episode.
While being drastically different anime, some of the character traits are similar in both anime.
Both anime include a protagonist who meet a troublesome girl who is incapable of taking care of herself. In both anime the girl takes advantage of the guy by coming over the the protagonist's house to eat their food. The girl can't take care of herself and allows her apartment to fill with trash, until the protagonist becomes friends with them and helps them live on their own. The protagonist helps the girl over come her problems and reach the goal they were aiming for.
That is where the similarities end.
Both series are comedic slice-of-life romances with perfectionist male leads and relatively strange female leads. The male leads are frequently frustrated with the antics of the female leads, but in the end both couples really do seem to care for each other.
I can stop thinking about Nodame when I watch Arakawa, the graphic style is so similar, it is also the same kind of humor, with very strange character except the hero, who is quite "normal".
Plus, Kou reminds me a lot of Chiaki in Nodame : they are both issued from rich families and will meet a strange girl who will "teach" them how to really "live"...
- Both are about classical music.
- Characters grow up and mature in both shows.
- Centered around piano as the main instrument, although Nodame Cantabile has a more wide array of charaters who play different instruments.
Both of the mc are very gifted at piano, and eccentric in some sort of way..(well the mc from nodame is on a different level...) They both got a mentor who they fell deeply about, however nodame has romantic feelings for her mentor and piano no mori feels deep respect and admiration for his. If you like piano no mori I'm sure you'll like this one too :D
The characters in both this movie and this anime series are very similar in both looks and how they both strive for their dreams through the arts. Through out watching this movie I couldn't help but think of Nodame Cantabile. Hope this helps!
Both are romance anime whose main characters are girls that are not typical "girl" types. For example, Nodame is messy and cannot cook for herself. Both couples are extremely cute, but Kimi ni Todoke's romance is more gentle than Nodame Cantabile. Also, if you enjoy music then Nodame Cantabile is a plus!
Both are slice of life comedies which include a serious artist who take themselves too seriously having their life turned upside down by eccentric characters. The artist then becomes better at what they do as they learn about life and what is really important in life. Both have a focus on friendship.
These are both rather happy anime that center around self growth in the MC, in Aishiteruze Baby the main character learns responsibility as he goes through many situations while raising his much younger cousin while in Nodame Cantabile she learns about truly understanding a piece of music and the joy it can bring to truly practice with the intent to get better. The key similarity however is the overflowing happiness both bring out, with a slight bit of romance on the side, In Aishiteruze Baby this is a bit more obvious and upfront while in Nodame Cantabile it is much more subtle. Both series do not contain too much drama and will really give off a rather refreshing feeling. read more
Nodame Cantabile looks like a high-class drama. Glancing at the poster, one would not expect the violinist to hit the pianist with a frying pan... but that is exactly what he does. Multiple times. In both shows, the male lead is a violent tsundere who routinely hurls comedic physical and verbal abuse at a hopelessly lovestruck "idiot" girl, but the girl refuses to be dissuaded and leave him in peace. Her tenacity and charm quickly win viewers' hearts, though his is harder for her to reach.
Unlike the acclaimed character-driven narrative of Nodame Cantabile, Aho Girl is a simple 4-koma gag show in which the situation doesn't change. This recommendation is therefore mainly for fans of Aho Girl, who might like to see a similar situation develop into a proper romance. read more
The two sets of main characters are very similar.
Chiaki is comparable to Nozaki in how they are very stern individuals only focused on one thing. For Chiaki it's music and Nozaki it's his shoujo manga.
Nodame is comparable to Sakura in that they have very up-beat personalities and that they share an unrequited love for a guy who is either oblivious to their feelings or is too busy to care. Though it's tough to compare Sakura to Nodame because there is no one character that comes anywhere close to being anywhere as unique as Noda Megumi.
Nevertheless, these are both great anime for a lot of different reasons and are totally worth your time! read more
I think these shows are similar because they are both about passion and pursuing dreams. They both follow a realistic slice of life style with relationships and friendships evolving over time. Although the topics are very different, they are similar in the way they instantly hook you regardless of your prior preferences and by the end, you'll end up with a new appreciation of the topic, which in my opinion is the mark of a great anime.
A music anime with wonderful characters and great comedy to boot. However, Nodame Cantabile makes music more central to the story, and the characters are college-aged and, therefore, provide a nice change of pace from high school anime without going too drastic.
Both of these shows are stories centered around adults. Although Nodame is about musicians and Net-juu no Susume is about online gamers, what makes these shows similar is the way the shows are focused on the daily life of adults. How the characters' passions, careers, relationships, etc, all intertwine. These shows are both surprisingly funny as well.
Okay, this is a wacky recommendation since both are different in target audience and content, but they are very similar overall. Both series have a simple but meaningful story about pursuing goals and overcoming trials featuring very realistic characters with very realistic motivations set in the real world. And if this helps, both are very simplistic and comedic in style with great execution: no overly idealistic deep dialogues, no unnecessary complexities of any sorts, no moe, no fanservice, no edginess or whatever that plagues today's industry. So if you're someone who appreciates anime on a personal level or just wants a refreshing experience, pick up one or both. Just remember that Hajime no Ippo is a shounen boxing anime with lots of action, while Nodame Cantabile is a shoujo/josei anime about classical music with some romance so one's taste might not suit the other. read more
I wonder how this was not mentioned earlier ...
If you want to watch an anime close to NC than i think SSP would do the job - the genres are preatty much far apart one eachother since NC its more science of life/comedy and SSP its Fantasy but none the less the music in both of them its tottaly awesome.
The often playful antics of Holo are very similar to those by Nodame in Nodame Cantabile. Additionally both of the main male characters in Spice and Wolf and Nodame tend to reject the presence of the growing relationship between themselves and the female protagonists of the animes.
This is my first recommendation, also english is not my mother tounge, please forgive me for possible shortcomings.
I am sure that everybody agrees with me that one of the most important elements of "Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi" is the protagonists dubbing voice, if you do not agree yet then you will find out as soon as you watch "Nodame Cantabile". Tomokazu Seki does a great job in entertaning the audience and defining the special flavour that makes both "SSDK" and "Nodame Cantabile" a pleasure to watch.
Also in both anime the protagonist engages in a discipleship under a master with a rather sophisticated personality. The responsiveness of both disciple and master are very similar in both anime. Story wise the desciple master relationship is very different though.
The female role that the romance in both anime focuses around is played by a somewhat naive kind of girl(, though Nodame certainly has more depth and Miu more cuteness and ecchi appeal), beeing another key to the taste and comedy everybody loves in "SSDK".
I can see why there is not many others that made these comparisions before, but if it is the Characters you loved in "SSDK", the sweet touch of a romance and the focus on an art rather than fighting and action then I believe you will like Nodame Cantabile a lot, give it a try.
If you are not looking for only superficial similarities, but for Animes that have a similar feel to it give it a try. Maybe with this you will even be able to enjoy both Anime for what they are rather than enjoying one Anime for being the same as another Anime.
(Your Age might or might not play a crucial role in this, I liked Kenichi better when I was younger and now I like Nodame better, but that's just if you look to identify with the protagonists.) read more
I believe that both of these anime are similar in that both of them deal with schools that focus in something, Agricultural school in Gin no Saji and a Music college in Nodame Cantable. In those schools we are able to learn not only more about what they working with but we also learn more about the characters and people with in them as they go about life.
Suzuka has Track and Field...
Nodame Cantabile has classical music...
Both animes have characters at first which don't take what they do seriously. They devote themselves more and more as their love for the other character increases.
Suzuka isn't based as heavily on track as Nodame Cantabile is on music. Suzuka has more drama while Nodame Cantabile has more performance.
NC is a 2007 anime so it's somewhat more visually and audially appealing. Suzuka isn't as good, but it still has a strong story :)
The stories have very different feels to them, and the characters are very different too, but both are interesting and unique mangas about characters pursuing careers in music. Though NC has a more mature story.
When I started watching Chance Pop Session, I got the same vibe I felt from watching Nodame Cantabile way back when. Though Nodame Cantabile is the superior anime, both are adorable and calming. If you like Chance Pop Session, you'll love Nodame Cantabile, and if you love Nodame Cantabile, it won't hurt to try Chance Pop Session.
Hetalia is a 5-minute ONA and Nodame is longer than that but I felt that the atmosphere and some of the randomness were quite similar. The drawings kind of reminded me of each other as well.
Plus, "South Italy" (Feliciano) really reminds me of Nodame and vice versa.
If you like one, you will definitely like the other. Although they both are very different artificially, on a more fundamental level they are very similar. They both excel at bringing you to a different world and creating unique experiences. The male leads are both strong, admirable, and popular with the ladies. The female leads are both quirky and fun. Music is an important component for both animes although more so for Nodame. However, you feel the same kind of joy, sadness, and passion when you watch them both.
The key similarity is the interaction between the male and female protagonist and their character design (more or less).
Chiaki (Nodame Cantabile) is very similar to Naru (Ghost Hunt) in the sense that they are both young, handsome, talented, narcissistic, self centered etc..
Nodame (Nodame Cantabile) is similar to Mai (Ghost Hunt) where they are both klutzie characters, a bit of an air head, but has a latent talent that surprises our male lead.
The interaction between the two pairs is what makes the similarity stand out. The super one sided infatuation from both Nodame and Mai to Chiaki and Naru respectively are pretty much the same. Girl falls for guy (within the first episode). Girl love/hates guy's selfish narcissistic nature. Girl is still hopelessly in love with guy. And the guy treats the girl like second rate even though they do care.
If you really want to know what I mean, watch both series and see for yourself! read more
Both focus on the hardship of college life and students trying to better themselves. The relationship between the two main protaganists are also similar (Noda helps Chiaka & Misaki helps Satou). Where one is trying to help the other, out of blind love, but is seen as somewhat of a nuisance by the other.
The bittersweet struggle for music.
Both show the powerful journey of music, & the devolvement of characters as they dive deep into the world of Music.
Although, Nodame has a lot of Comedy & Romance you won't find in Nitaboh.
Also, Nitaboh story is based on Japanese Folk Music while Nodame focuses on Westren Classical Music.
Love-At-First-Glance. A girl madly falls in love with the ‘guy’ who does not want anything to do with her, but otherwised gives in.
Both "Nodamn Cantabile" and "There she is" takes in this theme. The relationship eventually goes through a process where the 'guy' has to deal with inner-conflict with staying in relationship.
"Nodamn Cantabile" has Chiaki and Nodame dealing with their dreams in becoming musician clash with trying to staying together. "There she is" has Nabi and Doki dealing with discrimination.
Another great similarity is the hilarious antics of both parties.
Both series feature the ups and downs of being a superstar in the music/acting business. The relationships made by the lead characters share similar interactions. Akito and Sana share many characteristics with Chiaki and Nodame. However, Kodocha tackles much darker themes later on in the series.
Both share the same formula regarding character’s design: No need for extravagant hair colors or big sparkly eyes, just simple and “realistic” character designs. That, and the character’ personality is all you need to love them. Both are set up in the real actual world. Different premises, similar atmosphere, similar protagonist: a young 20 years old lady.
The most striking resemblance I see in these two anime series is in the characters Arima and Chiaki - their background, character and weaknesses (which are all further explored in their respective manga series). Both are laugh-out-loud funny at times but have similar themed dark moments. If you didn't like the wait for Nodame and Chiaki to finally establish their relationship, Kare Kano is refreshing in that their romantic relationship hits off pretty early in the series. If you loved the romance between Nodame and Chiaki and wanted more, Kare Kano is for you.
If you loved the role of music in Nodame Cantabile and want to experience an anime series that shares the theme in a completely different genre, then RahXephon is a must watch. Despite being a mecha anime series, music plays a central role in setting the atmosphere and representing characters' emotions and actions throughout the anime series.