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 1605816,058 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24322
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4081
Members: 28,865
Favorites: 14

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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


Ninomiya, Tomoko
Original Creator
Tsuzuki, Yukako
Chief Animation Director


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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.

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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 ...
Oct 21, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I could be a little unbiased, as Nodame Cantabile is an anime i have yet to see. This is easily in my top 10 most lazy ova i have seen along with One Piece OVAs and the one with the hamster. Simple plot, and relevant characters show both depth and understanding of what was a hard world at that beach. Film score and closing song is both haunting and provoking. I’ve watched this ova once, but I can recite 80% of the script, but still enjoy from start to finish. I did laugh once which most anime don't make me laugh. ok OVA 5/10
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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