According to Natalie news, a side story (bangaihen) of manga Nodame Cantabile was announced to start serialization in Kiss magazine volume 24 to be released on December 10th. The main story ended on October 10th in Kiss vol.20.
Yeah, hopefully it will be like Emma Bangaihen, which is arguably as great as the main story. Also a nice early birthday present for me =D
I know! I loved Emma Bangaihen so much, especially since it gave it a real happy conclusion to the main manga which did not have a true closure, in my opinion. Nodame's ending was lacking a bit too, so I'm hoping Nodame does what Emma did.
Nodame Bangaihen MUST end with a Nodame/Chiaki Concerto!!!!