Nodame Cantabile Finale

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Synonyms: Nodame Cantabile Third Season, Nodame Cantabile Season 3
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, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MusicMusic
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.231 (scored by 6939469,394 users)
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Ranked: #3192
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Popularity: #1725
Members: 127,530
Favorites: 408

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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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Opening Theme

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"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


Aug 18, 2022
For the most part it was an enjoyable season, everything is basically the same as usual however there was some issues with the characterisation that stood out to me.

Character intentions are muddy, they're very unclear. I suppose even Chiaki and Nodame don't know what they want but the constant flipflopping between wanting to have a relationship and not led to very little progress in their relationship the entire season. Chiaki mentions that he wants to heavily commit to them being together but then never professes so or seems to even try, he even actively attempts to distance himself from her on a regular basis. Originally ...
Dec 14, 2021
"It makes me think it's all here and so I get irritated by the lack of involvement, but the ending with a bang leaves me completely satisfied." (Nodame on a Beethoven piece)
There are no words to better describe this show, which are even said directly by the protagonist; when I started watching it, I was initially afraid of a relapse of style and that the story would be incomplete: in fact, the story was empty, almost as if it had lost the way to follow. The only mirage of salvation was the secondary relationships, which kept the curiosity for history alive, and the hints of ...
Dec 14, 2015
Mixed Feelings

If there's one thing I've learned throughout the viewing of Nodame, it's that everyone would hate me within the orchestra. But then again, most people hate me as I am, so it isn't really a surprise.

Contrary to my score, I loved the series. I binge watched it within 2 days, and didn't regret it one bit. Yet, unfortunately, I felt a massive drop in quality during the 3rd season that relates to three major problems: story, character(s) and ending. I gave first season 9 without flinching, and will probably re-watch it again soon, but when I compare the finale to the 1st season, ...

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