Nodame Cantabile: Paris-hen

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Synonyms: Nodame Cantabile Paris Chapter, Nodame Cantabile Pari-hen
Japanese: のだめカンタービレ 巴里編


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 2008 to Dec 19, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MusicMusic
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.131 (scored by 7588175,881 users)
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Ranked: #4692
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Popularity: #1786
Members: 125,680
Favorites: 284

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Shinichi Chiaki conquers his fear of flying, and Megumi "Nodame" Noda's exceptional performance at a piano competition earns her an invitation to study at the prestigious Conservatoire de Paris. The pair go to Paris together to take the next step in their careers: Chiaki as a new rising conductor under the wing of the great maestro Franz von Stresemann, and Nodame as a pupil of the esteemed piano professor Charles Auclair.

But, of course, the music world is much bigger than the two of them could have ever imagined. Chiaki and Nodame, alongside old friends and new rivals, must fight and persevere to reach the dazzling musical heights that await them while never losing sight of what matters most.

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Opening Theme

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"Sky High!" by The Gospellers

Ending Theme

"東京 et 巴里 (Tokyo and Paris)" by Emiri Miyamoto x Solita


May 24, 2010

Sequels are always a bit of a problem when it comes to matters of continuity, depth of story, character development, and sometimes even the look and feel of a show. All too often will the viewing public find the first season of a given franchise to be very good, only to be served a huge helping of mediocrity when the sequel comes around.

There is hope though, as while there are plenty of shows that let the viewer down in this way, there are a growing number that actually manage to equal, if not better, the original series, and one such example is Nodame Cantabile: Paris ...
Dec 27, 2008
Story and Character

Paris Chapter is a direct sequel to Nodame Cantabile and picks up where the previous anime left off - with Nodame and Chiaki journeying to Paris to continue their musical education. Besides our two main protagonists a whole slew of new secondary characters are introduced.

You'd have to have a heart of stone not to enjoy the development of the relationship between Nodame and Chiaki. Parts were truly hilarious (episode 5-6), some bits were sad and others were "aah" moments that let you reflect on just how much both of them have grown as people. Their music has also evolved throughout this arc.

That being ...
Jul 18, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Being eager to continue the Nodame Cantabile series after thoroughly enjoying season 1, I instantly jumped into season 2 and finished it in a day's time.

Unfortunately, I was underwhelmed with what it had to offer. Season 2 seems a bit more like a watered down than the first season, and it didn't hold my attention as well as I expected it to.

Story: There not really a story here to be frank, it's just Chiaki performing in Paris. Season one had a similar case of a sort of loose story structure, but that was somewhat passable because Season 1 was very humor-heavy. These 11 episodes just ...

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