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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Nodame Cantabile

Gyabo! Classical music and anime? All in one?

Chiaki and Nodame

After putting off this series for so long, and with many recommendations from a bunch of friends, I finally watched Nodame Cantabile (I'm getting to the sequels =/).

Nodame Cantabile mostly takes place at Momogaoka College of Music where our main characters, Megumi Noda and Shinichi Chiaki study. Nodame is a talented piano player, who can play music by ear (and prefers it) instead of reading the score. She also brings in her own style when playing the music, such as adding or subtracting notes, ignoring the score altogether. Chiaki is also a talented piano player (who also plays the violin) and was born in to a musical family. He has a secret ambition of pursuing a career in conducting, but is obstructed to study oversees (he resides in Japan) because of his child phobia of flying and the ocean.

The two of them accidentally meet and Nodame install falls in love with Chiaki. Chiaki discovers Nodame's talent and the series displays the lessons of music and life they give each other while encountering many other students and teachers of the college.

This series is definately a must for any anime and classical music fans (as you may be sitting through half an episode of classical music). Nodame Cantabile is a 23 episode series and was aired in 2007, produced by J.C. Staff. There is a sequel to Nodame Cantabile, which is Nodame Catabile: Paris, which continues right where the prequel left off. The whole franchise then concludes with Nodame Cantabile: Finale.

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Have you watched this series? Have you seen any music oriented series? Did you watch the dramas or live action movies of Nodame Cantabile?











14 comments:

A said...

Haha I have a friend who loves this, I never really payed attention to it.

Timothy Bowen said...

another one i haven't seen. but, I do enjoy musical shows, so I'll check it out.

1904 Blogger said...

me and my friends will have to check these out more

following

Gizmo said...

never heard of this one, but scenario is interesting!

My 2 Pesos said...

I have a friend who loves this, but I've never watched it. I guess I should. :D

Shockgrubz said...

I've not seen this, but would like to check it out as I am a fan of the classical music.

DWei said...

Watched the Live Action one. Certainly was really good. :P

Kid Shuffle said...

I think I've seen my cousin watching this

Shaw said...

Sounds to girly for me :[

Tony Storm said...

one of my favorite animes of all time, i happen to love classical music and i was really please of how legit they went with it

Rob said...

I'm going to check this out. Thanks for the recommendation.

Kingmush said...

This is awesome!

Kenneth Tso said...

This is one of my all time favs!

Bob said...

This is one of my favorite animes. :)
I've seen all three series.

I haven't seen any live action ones yet.

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