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Nodame Cantabile

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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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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Nodame Cantabile: Paris TV 2008 Sequel
Nodame Cantabile: Special Lesson DVD Special 2008 Side Story Episode released with the DVD boxset. Set between episodes 8 and 9.
Puri Gorota: Uchuu no Yuujou Daibouken OVA 2008 TBD
Nodame Cantabile OVA OVA 2009 Same Franchise Special OVA released with volume 22 of the manga.
Nodame Cantabile: Finale TV 2010 Same Franchise
Nodame Cantabile: Finale Special DVD Special 2010 Same Franchise
Nodame Cantabile OVA 2 OVA 2010 Same Franchise Special OVA released with volume 24 of the manga.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Nodame Cantabile 2001 TBD
Name Role
Shuichi SHIMAMURA Character Design
Kenichi KASAI Director
Suguru MATSUTANI Music
Tomoko NINOMIYA Original Manga Creator
Kouji YAMAMOTO Producer
Atsuya TAKASE Producer
Nobuhiro OSAWA Producer
Yukihiro ITO Producer

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Nodame Cantabile Arcanum 8.5/10 Oct 2, 2007

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Nodame Cantabile Moparty 8.4/10 Aug 30, 2013
Nodame Cantabile RedCrossRobbery 8.5/10 Dec 11, 2011
Nodame Cantabile zonkiethegreat 8.5/10 Sep 28, 2011
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