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, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: MusicMusic
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.161 (scored by 6864068,640 users)
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Ranked: #3522
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Popularity: #1433
Members: 112,781
Favorites: 270

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Kon, Chiaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director


Opening Theme

"Sky High!" by The Gospellers

Ending Theme

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

May 24, 2010
Archaeon (All reviews)

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 read more
Dec 27, 2008
Stormy_77 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 27, 2008
kiriska (All reviews)
I usually don't expect much out of sequels, but slice-of-life stories seem like they should have an advantage in that department, don't they?

STORY - This Paris Chapter picks up pretty much right where the first season leaves off. Chiaki is still working to advance towards his goal of being a renowned conductor, and even Nodame seems to have something more concrete in mind for an end result. The general idea of the story is more or less the same, but unfortunately, I think a lot of the charm is lost in the overseas transition -- mostly because their dreams don't seem quite so distant anymore. read more
Jan 3, 2014
DeusAnima (All reviews)
An Introduction

I remember being very hesitant to dip my toes into the josei genre due to a silly chemical called testosterone. This all changed when I watched H&C. Finally, I could watch romantic comedies where moe, fanservice, unrealistic sexual situations, and cliches were absent. By the end of H&C I was thoroughly convinced that I would never find another josei of a similar caliber. This is where Nodame Cantabile comes in. Nodame Cantabile has far exceeded my expectations and has captivated me from episode 1.

I will to the best of my abilities review the Paris Chapter in a way that will hopefully prove helpful read more

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