Nodame Cantabile: Nodame to Chiaki no Umi Monogatari

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Synonyms: Nodame and Chiaki Summer Tales, Nodame Cantabile Special
Japanese: のだめカンタービレ「のだめと千秋の海物語」


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2007
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 14 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.351 (scored by 1615116,151 users)
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Ranked: #24552
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Popularity: #4141
Members: 29,027
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World-class conductor Franz von Stresemann sends his favorite music students Shinichi Chiaki, Megumi "Nodame" Noda, Ryuutarou Mine, and Masumi Okuyama to the Nina Lutz Music Festival in Nagano to study under other famous masters. During their car ride, Chiaki is irritated by his friends' antics, but later wakes up from a nap to discover that they took a detour to a beach in Niigata. Mine tans under the bright sun while Nodame and Masumi enjoy a refreshing swim; Chiaki sits inside the beach club, trying his best to hide his fear of the sea. When Nodame suggests renting an inflatable boat to row over to a small island, will Chiaki be able to keep his secret?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takada, Kouichi
Ninomiya, Tomoko
Original Creator
Tsuzuki, Yukako
Chief Animation Director


Opening Theme

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"Allegro Cantabile Sound" by SUEMITSU & THE SUEMITH

Ending Theme



Aug 11, 2008
___________________________________________ Review the 4th

Chihuahua Review(short&sweet): This is NOT a special lesson in the music sense(they're at the beach). If you're gonna watch this it is recommended to be watched AFTER EPISODE 8. Get ready for a little summer fun from Chiaki and friends.

------------------------------>In Depth Review:<------------------------
STORY: This is filler of the stop Chiaki and friends took on the way to the music festival in Nagano. Here a certain character's fear of water is inadvertently exploited by his/her unknowing comrades.^_^ This results in some mild humor and antics familiar to that of the series. Overall its funny but not to the level of some great extras ...
Jan 13, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Although the series are all very highly rated (and deservedly so), the "Nodame Cantabile" specials are not so hot. This special is probably the lowest rated one of the lot (and deservedly so). For one thing, it's only about half the length of a normal episode, which is not enough time to fit in anything of particular interest. For another, it's a beach episode, but since it's a josei, the result is a pseudo reverse harem-esq situation involving the afro timpanist (who I originally thought to be a girl, but who is actually a guy who acts like a girl, apparently) and Nodame fighting over ...
Jan 5, 2012
What made the Nodame Cantabile series work are the wacky humor, great characters, and some great classical music pieces. There is a decent amount of Chopin that arouses my classical music love. No one can truly forget Chiaki's performance of Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor by Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff. This is what made Nodame Cantabile work and I consider it a masterpiece of a work.

Thus, I finish off the intro with these following thoughts: Nodame Cantabile is a coming-of-age and romance story of two classical musicians aspiring to work together in prestigious orchestras. Nodame Cantabile Special is a beach episode.

Something is clearly wrong.

This ...

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