Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

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Shinichi Chiaki is a first class musician whose dream is to play among the elites in Europe. Coming from a distinguished family, he is an infamous perfectionist—not only is he highly critical of himself, but of others as well. The only thing stopping Shinichi from leaving for Europe is his fear of flying. As a result, he's grounded in Japan. During his fourth year at Japan's top music university, Shinichi happens to meet Megumi Noda or, as she refers to herself, Nodame. On the surface, she seems to be an unkempt girl with no direction in life. However, when Shinichi hears Nodame play the piano for the first time, he is in awe of the kind of music she creates. Nevertheless, Shinichi is dismayed to discover that Nodame is his neighbor, and worse, she ends up falling head over heels in love with him.

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English: Nodame Cantabile
Japanese: のだめカンタービレ
Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2007 to Jun 15, 2007
Premiered: Winter 2007
Broadcast: Fridays at Unknown
Producers: Dentsu, Genco, Kodansha, Fuji TV, Magic Capsule, Sony Music Entertainment, Fujipacific Music
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: Music, Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Josei
Duration: 22 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Kouji Yamamoto – Producer
Kenichi Kasai – Director, Storyboard
Jin Aketagawa – Sound Director
Kunihiko Ikuhara – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Allegro Cantabile Sound” by SUEMITSU & THE SUEMITH
ED1: “Konna ni Chikaku de…” by Crystal Kay (eps 01-12)
ED2: “Sagittarius” by SUEMITSU & THE NODAME ORCHESTRA (eps 13-23)

Episode List

01: Lesson 1
02: Lesson 2
03: Lesson 3: Queen of Percussion
04: Lesson 4: Master Milch’s Appearance
05: Lesson 5: Chiaki the S Orchestra’s Conductor
06: Lesson 6: Withdrawal
07: Lesson 7: Chiaki and Kazuo
08: Lesson 8: Milch’s Repatriation
09: Lesson 9: Music Festival
10: Lesson 10: The Fact Charm
11: Lesson 11: Piano
12: Lesson 12: Course
13: Lesson 13: Graduation
14: Lesson 14: Past
15: Lesson 15: Change
16: Lesson 16: Start-Up
17: Lesson 17: Waste
18: Lesson 18: Arousal
19: Lesson 19: Flight
20: Lesson 20: World
21: Lesson 21: Accident
22: Lesson 22: Last
23: Lesson 23: Future


Fantastic romance series that doesn’t take place in high school for once. Also Nodame is mai waifu, fight me


Most naturally developed romantic relationship and BEST female lead.


One of my favorite anime, Nodame is a great character-driven story with excellent comedy and wonderful classical music. Really a gem!


Funny couple


It’s so shippable.


The first season of a freaking good anime with hardcore good classical music.


Most natural Romance I have seen in music Anime. Lovely story.


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