Nodame Cantabile: Finale

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Synonyms: Nodame Cantabile Third Season, Nodame Cantabile Season 3, Nodame Cantabile: Finale
Japanese: のだめカンタービレ フィナーレ


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 15, 2010 to Mar 26, 2010
Premiered: Winter 2010
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, JoseiJosei, MusicMusic, RomanceRomance
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.261 (scored by 6270962,709 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2512
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1379
Members: 115,837
Favorites: 384

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Shinichi Chiaki is quickly making a name for himself as the principal conductor of the revitalized Roux-Marlet Orchestra, and Megumi "Nodame" Noda has made leaps and bounds as a pianist at the Conservatoire de Paris. However, tensions mount between the two as Nodame feels left behind by Chiaki's growing success and his close friendship with legendary piano prodigy Rui Son. Disregarding her teacher Professor Charles Auclair's advice, Nodame enters another piano competition in an attempt to jumpstart her own performance career.

Meanwhile, those around Chiaki and Nodame are at their own crossroads. Rui begins to doubt herself after hearing Nodame's playing and being denied tutelage from Auclair; Maestro Franz von Stresemann faces the reality of his mortality; pianists Yunlong Li and Tatiana Vishneva feverishly prepare for a competition, while the latter also struggles with her growing feelings for oboist and fellow student Yasunori Kuroki.

As Chiaki, Nodame, and their friends continue on their respective journeys, they must not only strive to stay true to themselves, but also remember where it all started.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

"Manazashi ☆ Daydream (まなざし☆デイドリーム)" by Yuu Sakai (さかいゆう)

Ending Theme

"Kaze to Oka no Ballad (風と丘のバラード)" by Real Paradis with Nodame Orchestra

Apr 7, 2010
Archaeon (All reviews)
We've often heard the adage that the book is always better than the film/TV series, but how true is that statement? There are many cases where the written work is superior to the adaptation, and the reasons for the sometimes massive differences range from the limits of one's imagination and ability to visualise, to important chunks of plot being left on the cutting room floor.

Sometimes though, the difference between the two is very small....

So, Nodame Cantabile is finally over, and with it we say our collective goodbyes, gyabos and mukyas to the odd couple of the classical world. The aptly named "Finale" follows directly on read more
Mar 28, 2010
Poeticas (All reviews)
Nodame Cantabile is truly a master piece because it got you hooked up from the 1st season till the 3rd season ending with beautiful music and awesome storyline it makes a really great anime.

Story: Nodame Cantabile Finale story follows up 2nd season as Nodame and Chiaki struggles between work and their relationship. Meeting people and playing wonderful music with well known musicians from all over the world. As Nodame is becoming better and more popular its time for chiaki to struggle the same way as Nodame struggled in the past.

Art: Calming and beautiful.

Sound: Beautiful classical music... which isn't so popular nowadays but still captures read more
Feb 2, 2015
27lily (All reviews)
This may be quite unfair but I really want to rate this show based on all 3 seasons and I am going to do just that.

~~ This is based on my experience after watching S1,S2 + S3 ~~

Where do I begin? Ah. Nodame Cantabile is one of my favourite romance series and that being said, I do watch a lot of romance anime and although I do love the typical 'love at first sight' sort of thing - let's face it. It doesn't always happen in real life and Nodame Cantabile shows love in a realistic setting.

I personally love the "find someone who makes read more
Dec 29, 2014
luigi56 (All reviews)
So, I just finished watching Nodame Cantabile Finale, the last season of Nodame Cantabile, and so my memory is still fresh about it, not that the anime is short forgotten, not by any given means, because this may well be one of the most memorable anime that I will ever be given the chance to watch.

Watching Nodame Cantabile was just not simply watching but it was about having an experience as well. See I have 0 experience with musical studies, so I can't relate with the situation of the characters, but still after watching Nodame Cantabile I felt like I was experiencing the struggle of read more

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