Nodame Cantabile

TV (23 eps)
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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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Arcanum's avatar by Arcanum on Oct 2, 2007
Score 8.5/10

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How long would it take to teach a normal person with little or no exposure to classical music how to understand and appreciate the fine nuances of a Mozart sonata, or a Rachmaninov piano concerto? How much longer would it take to convince such a person that his preconceptions about classical music were totally unfounded and that classical music might actually be...interesting?Apparently, all it... read more

jv4ever's avatar by jv4ever on Sep 8, 2015
Score 8.7/10

For a video review, check out my Youtube channel. Link on my profile page. This review will cover the three seasons of Nodame Cantabile. Positive *First of all I want to address the background art, especially when we get into the second season: Paris hen, I found the backgrounds to be very good. The way that the Parisian buildings and the city as a whole were drawn was very artistic and it perfectly showed... read more

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