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La Corda D'Oro ~primo passo~

Alt titles: Kin'iro no Chord: Primo Passo

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Hino Kahoko is a sophomore at a high school which caters to both general students, and the musically elite. On the first day of class, Hino meets a fairy named Lili and is entrusted with a magical violin; this violin has the ability to express the music in someone’s heart, even if they do not possess the talent for playing the instrument. With the violin in her care, Hino must now compete in a musical competition, but the guilt of not having true musical talent consumes her. Lili’s dream is to bring happiness to people with music, but Hino isn’t sure she has what it takes to be the one to do it. Can Hino perservere, or will she abandon Lili’s dream?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
La Corda D'Oro ~Primo Passo~ A Summer Encore DVD Special 2007 TBD
La Corda D'Oro ~secondo passo~ TV Special 2009 TBD
Kiniro no Corda: Blue♪Sky TV 2014 TBD

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La Corda d'Oro 2003 TBD
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Maki FUJIOKA Character Design
Mitsutaka TAJIRI Music
Yuki KURE Original Manga Creator

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La Corda D'Oro ~primo passo~ babyeinstein12 5/10 Jul 23, 2009
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Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

The studious and uptight Chiaki is well-known as the top pianist of his school, and dreams of becoming a world-class conductor like his idol, Viera; but his fear of flying (which makes studying abroad impossible) combined with a recent break-up and dismissal from his piano instructor causes that future to seem both bleak and unlikely. After collapsing outside of his apartment, drunk, Chiaki inadvertently meets a young woman named Nodame who, while quite talented at the piano, is unclean, clumsy, and haphazard. Despite being almost polar opposites, the two begin to grow closer and work, together, to overcome the obstacles in their careers.

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Both Corda and Nodame involve music and making music as well as competing with the "elite" style muscians.


Both series are full of music and fun. The main character in Nodame is very much like Hino because she doesn't think that she can play very well; but in reality everyone loves to hear her play. No magic violin is in Nodame, though... just a normal piano. 


If you love classical music and anime about people who love classical music you really should watch both Nodame and la Corda d'Oro. Additionally both anime are beautifully animated, and has well thought out plots.


Both Nodame Cantabile and La Corda D'Oro follows a group of students going to school for music, and involves the competitions that they participate in. If you enjoy classical music I think you would like these series.


Both animes are very similar. Nodame in Nodame Cantabile plays differently based on her feelings at the time. This is also how Hino from La Corda played her violin. Both are very emotional and leave an emotional impact.


Both series focus on the «discovery» of the true concept of music by music students. While the theme might be the same, these two shows have completely different moods. In Nodame you'll spend half the time laughing, while in Corda d'Oro it's mostly a serious mood sometimes bordering on depressive. Not to say that Corda is a bad anime... I liked it very much. It's just that it has a completely different take on music. Other major difference: in Nodame there are many interesting and different characters and many plot twists... while in Corda there are less characters, who aren't very different, and the story isn't that unpredictable.


Both are about music students, and both have strong female lead characters that are just a bit strange. Both animes have a strong appreciation of classical music and just by watching you can't help but learn something new about music.


Both series features competitions involving classical instruments and follow characters in their evolving relationships with other participants and with music itself.


Both Nodame Cantabile and La Corda D'Oro are anime series about classical music! The have lots of romance and quite a few funny situations! La Corda D'Oro is indeed a reverse harem type of anime, although Nodame Cantabile focuses on the feelings of a girl towards one boy, if you enjoy romance with lots of beautiul classical music and you liked one of them, I am sure you will like the other as well!


Both animes are about music! Music lovers are sure to enjoy them. The realtionships in between the characters are sweet too, just that for La Corda, the ending was a bit wrong because the main character didn't end up with anyone. At least the animators didn't make it apparent.. But overall, both La Corda and Nodame Cantabile are really good!


Both series let you enjoy the master pieces of classical music. You can learn about hard work that people studying music must face and the sacrifices they have to make. If you liked one, you would surely liked the other.


A strong musical theme is present in both animes. Both heroines exhibit an inate love and joy in playing their respective instruments. Both heroines are also happily surrounded by handsome males that add romantic interests and comedy to their lives at school. It is inspiring to see the growth each character makes along the way throughout each story!


Both are sugoi to watch, listen, feel, learn, enjoy and appreciate classical music through the eyes, ears and heart of a female student protaganist.  Even hard rockers will convert into classical buffs.  Must watch for all music lovers!


Well, as someone said before me, yes, both are romance stories with the theme of classical music heavily poured upon both.La Corda D'Oro is paced a lot faster than Nodame Cantabile, and has more characters.In short, if you love classical music and a good hunk of drama to get your teeth into, Nodame Cantabile and La Corda D'Oro are the animes to look out for. ^_^


Well, both series are really great and it gives you a peacefull state of mind. If you are into classic music you will find great song performed in an unique style.

The other resemble between both of them is the ability of heroines to play parts of music after a few hearings. Plus you are able to "see" parts of a music student life, witch is great.



i'm sorry, did that catch your attention? i hope it did ... it did, didn't it? isn't that why you're reading this? well, they both have main characters, and minor characters, a plot, some random guy in the background, a girl tha- what? ooooohhhhhh, you want me to tell you about the anime itself ..... gosh, you should've said so in the first place!! well then ... the first thing you need to do is ...... WATCH THE ANIME YOURSELF!!! if you have time readint this thing -dang its long- then you should have time to watch it!! of course, the art is different, so i won't get mad at you if your eyes bleed because the guys are so hot, but seriously, you have GOT to watch it!! and when you do, tell me because i'm not sure if i've watched this either.

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...

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In the world where a female is the center of attention, it'll take all the guys around to help her in a time of need. In both Ouran High School Host Club and La Corda, you'll have tears brought to your eyes watching the guys come to the rescue of the main protagonist. If you like reverse harem anime with a touch of humor and manga influence, then Ouran High School Host Club would be the anime to watch.


These anime could be part of a reverse harem comedic enterprise. Ouran Host Club is a lighter anime than La Corda and has a more comedy. Both series have a plethora of characters who express different opinions and views towards the heroine, making the resulting setting magnificent. La Corda takes on a more serious note due to the stress of having to learn how to play the violin.


Both Ouran and La Cordo revolve around a young girl who has a very carefree attitude at first, but then matures and sees the wonderful opportunities that have been presented to her by "bad luck." She is surrounded by beautiful guys who are admired; these guys eventually start to see the good sides of the girl and fall for her. She must decide who to choose, but who will it be? You'll have to watch to find out!


Both are outstanding shoujo reverse harem anime. Each show plays on Bishounen stereotypes but they do so in a way that is refreshing and enjoyable. While La Corda is more of a drama and Host Club is more of a comedy, both series effectively focus on character interactions and development rather than on plot.


Both series are pretty much about a girl who doesn't really fit in, but accidently join a school club where she makes a lot of new friends.It's really fun to watch the girls in these anime grow and mature with the help of their friends and families! And to play "Who Gets The Girl". ;D


Ouran and La Corda are nice. Even though the storylines aren't very the same.. But still, the development of realtionships are nice in both cases. Both are cool ><


These animes are very similar. While OHSHC pokes fun at itself and its stereotypical characters, La Corda D'Oro does not, but those are really the only differences. Both feature a female character who changes the lives of the men around her by her own strong will and personality. Both also blossom with exciting romance possibilities.


Both are reverse harem and have excellent music. If you enjoy romantic comedy, this is a good choice.


Well, they're both reverse harem. And almost all characters are wealthy. But the their plot is different from each other. Anyhow, watching both series will definitely satisfy anime (and reverse harem) lovers out there!


In Ouran HighSchool Host Club we have Haruhi, an oblivious heroine that is suddenly forced to join the Host Club and becomes surrounded by gorgeous men that will give her a hard time. As it advances, it’s implied that more than one of the hosts starts to have feelings for Haruhi. It’s probably the best reverse harem out there.

In La Corda D’Oro we have Kohoko, a heroine forced to participate in the famous musical competition in her school, making her spend a lot of time with the other contestants that belong to the elite group of the school. It’s implied that more than one of the competitors develops feelings for her.

If you like one, then for sure you’ll like the other, even though Ouran is more of a comedy than La Corda D’Oro.


well i think you would like ouran host club because it has those moments where youre in suspense thinking WHO IS SHE GONNA CHOOSE!?!?!?!?!? just like in La Corda where the main character is also surrounded by guys and gets into situations but ouran focuses more on humor and has LOL moments La Corda focuses on the beauty of music and hardships they were both awesome and have segregated classes that think they are "better" then everybody else


Both animes deal about a girl in the middle of a bunch of boys. They have a great deal of funny moments, although La Corda D'Oro tends to be more serious & dramatic.Both series have a wide range of characters and you'll sure find one you can fall in love with ;)

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Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%

Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%

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they are both reverse harem that have to do with a girl that seems to attract all the guys to her with her lovable wuality, in uta no prince-sama there may be a guy that will start to like haruka just like in la carda, with the main girl and the guy with the blue hair(forgot name). either way they both have to do with music and a school that focuses in music. another similarity is that the girl in uta no prince-sama haruka may have a talent but she has o work really hard to play the piano in la cardo (spolier sorta) the girl also was given the talent to play he violin but after she lost that she studied hard to learn to play it again


Reverse Harem? Filled with Bishies? Revolving around music? It's obvious that the two of these animes are very similar and therefore if you like one you'll definitely like the other.

In terms of what you're looking for in an anime though, they can slightly vary. If you are looking for a storyline with a little meaning and an anime that focuses on the instrumental side of music, you're probably going to want to watch LCD more. The characters appear to have more depth and stray from the stereotypes, something that is rare nowadays. However, Love 1000% has its own unique points of view. With each episode there will be new music, new songs, something that is very intriguing and you can look forward too all the time. The initial storyline takes a while to get going, but it is in it's own right, something to watch.

I gurantee if you enjoy one, you're likely to enjoy the other :)


Both animes revolve around one girl whose studying music at a music school. Both protagonists are surrounded by a lot of bishonens who all end up infatuated with her. Both animes are really good and i think if you like one of them you'll most likely like the other!!!


They are both very similar. One deals with classical music, while the other deals with modern music. But it's still music! They are both, in a way, reverse harems filled with handsome male characters. The plots for both are quite meaningful as well. Would you like the other if you liked the first? Probably, yes!


it has really cute guys and it as a music school its really simaliar you should try it the girl's pretty too


Both animes revolve around one girl whose studying music at a music school. Both protagonists are surrounded by a lot of bishonens who all end up infatuated with her. Both animes are really good and i think if you like one of them you'll most likely like the other!!!


The moment I started Uta no Prince-sama, I thought of La Corda D'Oro. I waited six episodes to make the recommendation, just to confirm the connection, but my first instinct was right. Both have many charismatic, musically talented male characters created basically to make girls squeal. They both have a kind female lead whom all the cute boys are drawn to. Basically, if you finish one and want more shoujo/reverse harem, try the other. I'm pretty sure you'll like it.


Both animes have a girl who is trying hard in the Music buisness and in both it is in a "music school". I strongly recommened the other one if you liked the other! :)


Two reverse harems featuring plenty of bishounen in the eye candy department, both UtaPri and La Corda D'Oro are also set at music schools & have plain lead female MCs. It's safe to say that if you enjoyed one show, you'd probably enjoy the other.

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Yumeiro Pâtissière

Yumeiro Pâtissière

Fourteen-year-old Amano Ichigo is a would-be pâtissière who acquired her love of sweets from her late grandmother’s desserts. After meeting the talented Henri Lucas at a local sweets festa, Amano convinces her parents to let her attend the culinary Marie Academy so that she can fulfill her dream. However, as she’s only armed with a positive attitude and no real cooking skills, Amano quickly finds herself at the bottom of the class. Luckily, she soon meets Vanilla, a sweets spirit who’s here to help Amano reach her full potential. Alongside good friends such as Rumi and the three gorgeous Princes of Sweets, Amano will bake, mix and sift her way to the top!

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La Corda D'Oro and Yumeiro Patissiere have a strong message of not giving up trying to succeed in your own personal goal.  To this this both of the main heroines of the stories are helped by little fairies pushing them on and encouraging them to practice so that they can get better at want they want to do to accomplish their goals in life.  Both series have a similar sense of purpose La Corda happens to revolve around music while Yumeiro is about sweets; each wonderful in their own special way!


Both series features a main protagonist girl who attends an elite school in some fashion. Not only are Ichigo and Hino complete beginners in the elite systems they both have an academy born legend who takes the form of a fairy to help them through their troubles. Both girls strive to eventually be a patissiere or violinist with their own strength. 


An elite/private school with focus on a specialty (music, dessert making)? Check. Main female character with "latent" talent and special fairy helper(s)? Check. Reverse harem shoujo and plenty of bangs? Check. There are lots of similarities here that can entertain fans of either show.

Earl and Fairy

Earl and Fairy

Throughout the ages, fairy doctors served as liaisons between humans and fairies; but in the present time of the 19th century, fairies are nothing more than an old wives' tale. Nineteen-year-old Lydia Carlton is one of the only remaining fairy doctors and enjoys a quiet life in the countryside of England - that is, until the dashing Edgar, for mysterious reasons, whisks her away on a daring adventure. Said to be the descendent of the earl of the fairy nation, Edgar desires the noble sword of the merrow that serves as proof to his lineage. Though his motives and origins are questionable, Lydia now sets forth to help Edgar on his quest.

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I think that both of the heroine are very similar. They are at most the only one who can see the fairy. And both are shoujo with similiar art works. I think if you like Earl and Fairy you'll love the love triangle that La Corda D'Oro has.


Fairy? Check! Multiple bishounen? Check! Both La Corda D'Oro and Earl and Fairy appear at first glance to be simple children's tales, but they prove to be much more than that. La Corda D'Oro has much less of the fantasy adventure element to it than Earl and Fairy, but the general feel is the same. Both anime have the all important charming gentlemen and fairy enchantments. If you like one, you're bound to like the other - I sure did.