Nodame Cantabile OVA

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Synonyms: Nodame Cantabile OAD
Japanese: のだめカンタービレ OVA


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 10, 2009
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MusicMusic
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 21 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.421 (scored by 1460014,600 users)
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Ranked: #21482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4186
Members: 28,538
Favorites: 9

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Yukihisa Matsuda, principal conductor of the Rising Star Orchestra, arrives in Paris to perform Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture as a guest conductor for the Recyl Symphony Orchestra. When Matsuda overhears the orchestra members praising Shinichi Chiaki, the budding Japanese conductor of the Roux-Marlet Orchestra, he can barely contain his contempt at there being another "Black-Haired Noble" in the same city. Freshly dumped by his mistress following the performance, Matsuda catches Chiaki and takes him out to drink under the pretense of discussing career. But much to Chiaki's chagrin, the subject soon turns to Chiaki's own special someone.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Oosawa, Nobuhiro
Yamatani, Nakuru
Assistant Producer


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Ending Theme

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


Mar 21, 2011
This OVA is a side story to the paris chapter of the "Nodame Cantabile" franchise. Unlike the other side stories, it does not focus on Nodame and Chiaki or the regular side characters such as Mine. Instead it's a short side story about Yukihisa Matsuda who, for those that have a good eye for detail and are better at remembering Japanese names than I, will recognise as the replacement for Chiaki as conductor for the Rising Star Orchestra, briefly mentioned towards the end of the first season of "Nodame Cantabile".

The upside is that this is an entertaining side story, retaining a lot of the quirky ...
Oct 1, 2022
Nodame Cantabile has quickly become one of my favorite shows of all time but this OVA is just yikes yikes yikes.

I could overlook the show's mildly stereotypical treatment of its gay characters and its weird sexual harassment "comedy" with Stresemann as those are things you kind of just need to look past when viewing anime, especially older titles, but this was the straw that broke the camel's back. The character this OVA focuses on(I don't even remember his name) has no redeeming qualities, and isn't likeable or funny or interesting to watch. I was actually really confused for the first 5 or so minutes of ...

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