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Nodame Cantabile (のだめカンタービレ Nodame Kantābire?) produced by Fuji TV and animated by J.C.Staff. The series was broadcast on Fuji and associated stations in the Noitamina time slot. The first season, called just Nodame Cantabile, was broadcast in 23 episodes from 11 January to 28 June 2007, and the second season, called Nodame Cantabile: Paris Chapter, was broadcast in 11 episodes from 8 October to 18 December 2008.
(Source - Wiki)

List of Characters

I know some people have seen my sig and noticed a girl playing French Horn. Well, the first episode of Nodame Cantabile came out today. We'll probably have to wait a bit for subs to pop up. (C1-Anime and Froth-Bite have mentioned subbing it.)

It's about classical music, (yes, CLASSICAL) but if you have seen the live action drama, you know this series is made of WIN.

Geared toward 23 episodes.

Here's a short synopsis:

QUOTE (AnimeNewsNetwork)
At a top music academy in Japan, Shinichi Chiaki's arrogance is matched only by his top-notch piano playing. But when Chiaki and the teacher get into a fight, he's demoted to the reject class. Chiaki is left to pursue his dream of being a composer while surrounded by a bunch of loser musicians and one annoying girl, Noda, who has proclaimed herself Chiaki's girlfriend. It doesn't help that Noda, who insists on being called Nodame, lives right next door to him.

There are summaries, screenshots, and downloads for the op and ending up at memento

I hope this thread doesn't die out like the live action drama one.... But I'm asking a lot here. XP

Genres: comedy, romance, slice of life
Themes: Music
Episodes: 23
Age Rating: Teen
(Source - ANN)
Blitz: I was curious enough to check this thread out because the title intrigued me, but I'm rather glad I did because the anime looks like something I could really enjoy. I really haven't watched another anime since FMA ended, with exception to D.Grey Man, which is living up to the high standard I set for it. I never heard of Nodame Cantible, so I am glad that you brought it up. I love music, so this is definetly an anime/manga that I will be looking into.
Episode 01 out by C1 Anime!

The translations are superb! But I'll have to check Froth-Bite's when they upload it.

The first episode of the live-action was definitely more funny but then again, the dorama had an hour while the anime is twenty minutes.

I really love the opening. The animation is great and so is the song.

I like Chiaki and Nodame's seiyuus but because I'm so used to the dorama actors, I wish Tamki Hiroshi and Ueno Juri could do the voice acting....

The anime borrowed music from the live action dorama. Ex: Piano Sonata in D+ for Two K.448. Hah, the fart song's the same, too. XD
Just saw the first episode and I'm in love with it already. laugh.gif The animation has astounding accuracy, and I like the songs must have soundtrack. Makes me want to go practice. tongue.gif The overall tones of the characters' relationships are fantastic, and it's very lighthearted.
Envy II
Yay CLASSICAL music. It's about time something's not about rock music.

Anyways I picked up the first manga and read it, it seems like a nice series so far. However I haven't got to the second one because my Christmas money ran short and I had to rent it... and apparently I wasn't the only one who wanted it. sad.gif

So I'm pretty excited about this anime!

EDIT: I just watched it. I liked it... but one of the characters is missing. ohmy.gif

So when does the next episode come out?
^ Episodes air every Thursday night, I think.

02 out! The anime used Twin Dragon for Mine's electric violin part. XD (From the live action OST)
Hmmm, they didn't really show any actual playing, though. I barely saw any fingering or bowing. I guess animating that would be difficult.

Masumi appears in the next episode!~ Gyabo!
Envy II
Yeah... I realized that.

The character I said didn't show up showed up in this episode, so I can't complain. I just like what he decides to do at the end of the episode. tongue.gif
Gah! I love the OP and ED of NC!! >_<

Also, even though they don't always show the motion when they play, they still do those first A-rated animations for close up scenes. The fingers playing the instruments move so accurately that I think they spent most budget on those animations.

I like Chiaki's anime voice better but I think I like the drama version voice for Nodame.

What surprises me most is that when watching this anime/drama/manga, it makes one want to play their formal instruments so badly... XD
Episode 03's out~

"What a complete moron." Poor Masumi. XD
Nodame Cantabile Pari-Hen announced for October!
^ JDfl;ajkdlajfdkjla;fjd :D

More Nodame! Thanks for the news asunder.
There's not enough nodame love on this forum!

Which is why starting today will be the 23 days MONTH of Nodame!
Everyday for the next few weeks, i'll post a download link to an episode/ost/fun?

The episode summaries (from wiki) below may contain spoilers so beware!

First up Episode 1
Shinichi Chiaki was almost giving up his dream of becoming a conductor, until he met Megumi Noda, also known as "Nodame". The pieces performed in the episode are Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saëns (brief), Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven (brief), Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 13 "Adagio Cantabile" by Ludwig van Beethoven (brief) and 2-Piano Sonata in D Major, K.448/375a by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

ENJOY! ohmy.gif

ninja edit!

Episode 2:
Ryutaro Mine is a violinist who needed a piano player for his violin jury. But when he chooses Nodame as his partner, little did he know his troubles were just beginning. The piece performed in the episode is Sonata No. 5 "Spring" for Violin and Piano, Op. 24 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Episode 3:
An admirer of Chiaki, timpanist Masumi Okuyama becomes jealous of Nodame's relationship with him, and torments her with pranks. To sort out their rivalry, they compete to see who can snag a date with Chiaki on Christmas Eve. The piece performed in the episode is a jazz arrangement of Chiaki's composition arranged by Nodame, Mine, and Masumi.

Episode 4
A foreigner visits Chiaki's school and becomes friends with Nodame. Chiaki refuses to let him into his house because of his perverted behavior. It turns out the foreigner is Maestro Franz von Stresemann and is attending the school as head of the conducting department. Chiaki, interested in changing his major to conducting, gets rejected by the new professor who is apparently at odds with Chiaki's former "teacher", Vieira. The piece performed in the episode is Fantaisie Impromptu, Op. 66 by Frédéric Chopin (brief).

Episode 5
With Stresemann knocked out cold, Nodame "convinces" Chiaki to be substitute conductor for the special orchestra. Chiaki agrees and finds out that the group he's conducting is out of synch. As the rehearsal falls apart, Stresemann takes over and demonstrates everything that Chiaki failed to do. Stresemann finally accepts Chiaki as his student but tells him to remain a piano major. The piece performed in the episode is Symphony No. 7, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Episode 6

The S orchestra is to perform before the A orchestra at the upcoming concert. However, Stresemann takes "business" leave and Chiaki is forced to take his place conducting the S orchestra. In a twist of events, Stresemann quits the S orchestra and in revenge against Chiaki, plans to lead the A orchestra in humiliating the S orchestra at the concert. With the concert just a week away, Chiaki becomes the S orchestra's new conductor. The piece performed in the episode is Symphony No. 3 Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Episode 7 (updated june 14th)
Chiaki is still having trouble getting the orchestra into shape, and everyone's confidence shatters under his harsh criticisms. With help from Nodame, Chiaki finally realizes Stresemann's reasoning behind the S Orchestra just in time for the concert subscription series, and the S Orchestra manages to impress their audience with an unorthodox display. The piece performed in the episode is Symphony No. 3 Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Episode 8 (updated june 14th)
Chiaki is asked to leave the S orchestra to play the piano solo of Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff as requested by Stresseman for the A orchestra. It is revealed that Stresseman was asked by his ex-lover, a member of the academy's board of directors to instruct Chiaki in conducting. The piece performed by Nodame towards the end of the episode is Etude N° 4 in C Sharp Minor by Frédéric Chopin. The short piece that was played by Stresseman's ex is an excerpt from Nocturne Op 55 No. 1 in F minor, also by Frédéric Chopin.

Episode 9 (updated june 14th)
t is finally Stresemann, Chiaki, and the A Orchestra's turn to perform for the school's fall festival. They manage to captivate the audience with their Rachmaninoff performance. Chiaki and Stresemann go their separate ways as Stresemann returned to Europe the next day. Nodame becomes desperate to perform in an orchestra like Chiaki and is left with a message and present from Stresemann. Saiko, still thinking about Chiaki, comes by for a visit. Nodame also comes by after practicing Rachmaninoff for days without bathing and hardly any food. The piece performed in this episode is Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
I fully endorse this series. Worth it for the music alone.
I watched episode one a few days ago. Since Summer's coming up, I'll probably be able to marathon it along with several other series.
Episode 10 (updated june 14th)

The school festival is here and the S Orchestra is to perform without the aid of Chiaki, who is busy practicing with the A Orchestra with their performance. Chiaki discovers what was missing from his playing courtesy of the S Orchestra, but Stresemann tells him to disregard it for their upcoming performance after insisting on it throughout all his practices. The pieces performed in this episode are Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (brief) and Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin (pianica version).

Episode 11 (updated june 14th)

It is finally Stresemann, Chiaki, and the A Orchestra's turn to perform for the school's fall festival. They manage to captivate the audience with their Rachmaninoff performance. Chiaki and Stresemann go their separate ways as Stresemann returned to Europe the next day. Nodame becomes desperate to perform in an orchestra like Chiaki and is left with a message and present from Stresemann. Saiko, still thinking about Chiaki, comes by for a visit. Nodame also comes by after practicing Rachmaninoff for days without bathing and hardly any food. The piece performed in this episode is Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Episode 12 (updated june 14th)

Chiaki and Nodame perform Rachmaninoff on two pianos and cause quite a stir attracting an audience including Saiko and Etou-sensei. Later Chiaki meets with the writers from Classic Life magazine and they try to investigate why Chiaki is still in Japan when he could be going abroad. Nodame goes around bringing candy to various 4th year students in the S Orchestra as they reflect on their experience playing under Chiaki and on their future as graduation looms around the corner. The piece performed in the episode is Piano Concerto No. 2 (for 2 pianos 4 hands) by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Episode 13 (updated june 14th)

It's graduation time at the Momogaoka College of Music and its graduating students (including Chiaki and Masumi) put on a performance of various classical pieces for their graduation recital. Kiyora, the former concert mistress of the Nina Lutz Seminar Youth Orchestra, proposes to Chiaki her idea of assembling an orchestra. She invites Chiaki in as their conductor. Needless to say, she also requests that Chiaki and his "superstar" status to invite some of the elite musicians (cellist, violinist, and oboist) into the orchestra. The S Orchestra has their final get together as they disband and move on. The pieces performed in the episode are Concerto for Flute and Percussion by André Jolivet and Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke) by Franz Liszt.

Episode 14

Under rather bizarre circumstances, Nodame makes a visit to the home in which Chiaki grew up, meets his family, and even makes dinner for them (onigiri and nabe). Since the passing of Chiaki's grandfather, tensions seem to have risen within the family, nearly to a breaking point. The pair end up staying over night, and when a nightmare wakes Chiaki, he retreats to his grandfather's audio room. Upon waking to the sound of the opera, Nodame finds Chiaki in the study, listening to records. Eager to play, she convinces him to accompany her on the violin while she plays the piano. There are no pieces performed in this episode; however, Chiaki listens to Matthäuspassion by Johann Sebastian Bach in his Grandfather's audio room.

Episode 15

Chiaki's relatives are awaken by Chiaki and Nodame's playing. Both uncle and cousin agree that Chiaki should continue his music studies. Just before leaving Chiaki and his relatives all agree that Nodame should become a concert pianist and not a kindergarten teacher (seeing as she will be bullied). Nodame is perturbed and decides to go home by herself (as opposed to riding a taxi with Chiaki). Later, back in school, Chiaki meets up with Kiyora (violin), Kuroki (oboe), and Kikuchi (cello) to discuss the new orchestra they were about to "build". Meanwhile, Nodame has been officially transferred to Etou-sensei (famous for his white fan for hitting people with). Later that night, Chiaki goes to a drinking party of the new orchestra deciding the piece of their first performance. Mine's father called and said that Nodame dropped by to look for Chiaki but did not eat anything. The piece performed in this episode is Violin Sonata (Sonata for Violin and Piano) op.82 by Edward Elgar.

Episode 16

The R-S Orchestra starts rehearsing for their first concert, while Nodame and her new teacher finally come to an agreement. The piece played is Mozart's Oboe Concerto in C major K 314.

Episode 17
Nodame finishes her last "Moja Moja" song and now must do her part in her deal with Etou sensei. Meanwhile, some members of the R-S Orchestra take a break on rehearsals to dedicate to their solo competitions. The piece performed in this episode is Symphonie Espagnole, op. 21 - 1. Allegro non troppo by Édouard Lalo.

Episode 18

Finally the time comes for the R-S Orchestra's first concert.

Episode 19
After the concert, Nodame uses hypnotism to cure Chiaki's fear of flying. The pieces performed in this episode are Symphony no.1 in c minor by Johannes Brahms, Piano Sonata D845 by Franz Schubert, and Transcendental Etude No. 5 "Feux Follets" by Franz Liszt.

Episode 20

Nodame advances through the preliminaries of the Maradona piano competition, while the R-S Orcherstra's fame increases, drawing more and more attention. The pieces performed in this episode are Piano Sonata D845 by Schubert, Prelude and fugue no.16 (only the fugue) WTK book 2 by Bach, Etude Op. 10, No. 4 by Chopin, Transcendental Etude No. 5 "Feux Follets" by Liszt and L'Isle Joyeuse by Debussy.

Episode 21

Nodame makes it to the final round, but an untimely fever from practicing too much sets her back as it now becomes a race against time to finish memorizing the pieces for the final round. Just when the pressure couldn't have been any heavier, she runs into a colleague from her childhood, Segawa Yuuto, which in turn brings back her bad memories she had repressed. Chiaki, on the other hand, has his hands full with the new violinist, but attends the Maradona finals to observe Nodame and the other contestants. The pieces performed in this episode are Variations on a Theme of Paganini by Johannes Brahms, Gaspard de la nuit by Joseph-Maurice Ravel, Piano Sonata No. 23 Op. 57 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8 K.310 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata No. 2 in G minor by Robert Schumann and Petrushka by Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky.

Episode 22

Nodame is in deep trouble as her train of thought is robbed at an unfortunate moment. She leaves the competition hall disappointed as well as Chiaki who had hoped she would goto Europe with him. The New Year's concert is around the corner and Chiaki has yet to inform the Rising-Star Orchestra of his pending departure from Japan as well as his replacement conductor, Matsuda. Sakuma also shares his reasons as to why he had helped Chiaki throughout his past 2 years starting from his Rachmaninoff performance. The pieces performed in this episode are Petrushka by Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy, Carmen Fantasy by Pablo de Sarasate, and Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op.28 by Richard Strauss.

Episode 23 Final Ep!

Chiaki conducts his last piece with the Rising Star Orchestra and contemplates how he even got there in the first place. With Nodame still away in Okawa, Chiaki is urged to persuade her to return to piano by visiting her home town after the concert. Chiaki and Nodame share an intimate moment at the riverbed as her father catches sight of them from his boat. Chiaki and Nodame will be looking forward to seeing each other in Europe. The pieces performed in the episode are Symphony No. 7, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven and Piano Sonata D845 by Franz Schubert.
~ Nodame Cantabile: Pari-hen / のだめカンタービレ 巴里編, Season 2!!! Mukya! Gyabo! *may contain spoilers* ~

The continuation of the popular anime now finds our 'main protaganists' in Paris!
What lays in store for them? ohmy.gif Will Chiaki become a famous conductor? Will Nodame win over her loved one? Will Mine become a rockstar? What happens to the rest of S orchestra?

You probably already know the answers if you've been keeping up with the manga :x

Trailer: --> Select the "Special" link — the 10th link on the righthand column — and then select the play button

anyways some logistics:
Air date: October 9th
Number of episodes: 11
Genres: comedy, romance
Themes: Music

OP Song: "Sky High" by Gostudio

zomg i can't wait.
fansubs will be provided in the fma irc channel: #circleoftyrants @
I suppose the other Nodame thread died.

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FRICK YES! I've been waiting for this for a long time.

Love your avatar, by the way.
hrm anyone else following this series of piano pr0n?

I'm planning to marathon it later.
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