Nodame Cantabile

TV (23 eps)
4.467 out of 5 from 8,959 votes
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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

RabidMonk's avatar by RabidMonk on Oct 7, 2009
Score: 9/10

Let me preface by saying this is one of the best anime series I've seen.  I anticipated good things considering the comments and reviews I'd read, but I had no idea how much I'd really enjoy it even though I'm not particularly a fan of either the piano or classical music (I do appreciate both but I'm not the type to go buy a cd or something). From the theme song to the closing credits it was a great... read more

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