Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile (Japaneseのだめカンタービレ, Nodame Kantābire ) ( Italian: " Cantabile " means in music " singable " or " song-like ") is a manga series of the Japanese graphic artist Tomoko Ninomiya, who from 2001 to 2009 in the manga magazine Kiss and was published in 23 anthologies. The manga series was implemented, among others, as a drama, as two live-action movies and three anime television series and is continued by the spin-off Nodame Cantabile encore opera hen. The Japan commercially very successful and multi-award winning manga can be assigned to the Josei genus.

The manga is about the story of the unusual pianist Megumi Noda ( Nodame ) and the ascending conductors Shin'ichi Chiaki.

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In his childhood, Shin'ichi Chiaki traveled with his father, a world-renowned pianist, and his mother through Europe and learned so know the classical music and love. The conductor Sebastiano Viera often took care of him and became his role model. At twenty-one years, he studied at the Academy of Music Momogaoka. His fear of airplanes and in front of the sea keep him from studying abroad. Although he is committed to the University playing the piano and is considered one of the best students, his real dream is to become a conductor and composer. Shin'ichi is arrogant and sees most of the other students as incompetents.

Named Megumi Noda, often " Nodame ", also studied piano at the Momogaoka College of Music and has her apartment next to that of Shin'ichi. Although it is also talented, but not read music; she plays mainly through their hearing - the latter is for extremely pronounced. Megumi is presented as Chaotin, while it has many serious symptoms of compulsive hoarding syndrome - her apartment succumbs to the chaos and is full of garbage. Megumi itself even neglect their personal hygiene. It is hereby in extreme contrast to Shin'ichi, which maintains a perfectionist, neat nature.

As Shin'ichi is zerstreitet with his piano teacher at the Academy, he received another, is rumored to take only the rebellious students. Megumi, the teacher is at the same, and he will then often time together and to jointly rehearse pieces. Megumi falls in love with Shin'ichi.

By chance, Megumi learns the famous German conductor Franz von Stresemann know which recognizes the talent of Megumi immediately. He introduces himself to her as milk Holstein ago and due to the fact that Nodame thinks this is a real name, are called him Milchi. It turns out that Stresemann is an old friend of the director of the University and as a visiting professor at the University receives, where he directs the school orchestra and teaches Chiaki.

Chiaki is prevented from his big dream to become a world- Conductor, by his fear of airplanes and in front of the sea. Nodame helps him to overcome this fear. But Chiaki Nodame supports and encourages them to get more serious to deal with playing the piano. Together, they travel to Europe. In Paris Nodame studied piano while Chiaki a reputation as a conductor secures, inter alia, the renowned Roux- Marlet Orchestra passes.


Nodame Cantabile was released in Japan from July 2001 to October 2009 in individual chapters in the manga magazine Kiss. The Kodansha publishing house brought the 136 published in Kiss single chapter out in a total of 23 anthologies.

The manga is published in North America, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan. Del Rey Manga publishes the English-language edition in the U.S. and Canada.

Ninomiya had to stop several times their work on the manga. In October 2008, she moved to bring back for her child to the world, in the following month, she reported in her blog that she is suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome which her ​​hand can be deaf, among other things. After her recovery she took in March 2009 their work on the manga again, but she had in June because of an appendicitis again for a month to adjust.

Following the announcement on the blog of the author and in Kiss magazine the manga ended in 2009 in the 20th edition of the magazine, which was published on 10 October 2009.

A spin-off, Nodame Cantabile encore opera hen, was begun in the published December 10, 2009 Issue 24 of the magazine.

Success and Awards

The first sixteen anthologies sold in Japan until December 2006 approximately fifteen million times, to February 2007, over eighteen million times and by April of the same year more than 22 million times. The first 22 volumes of the manga collection sold until September 2009, about 30 million times.

In 2004, the manga Kodansha Manga Award in the shōjo category. For the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize, he was twice, 2005 and 2006, nominated, but was not excellent both times.



From October to December 2006 on the Japanese television station Fuji TV drama one, a real television series, aired on the basis of the manga. The drama consists of eleven episodes and was directed Hideki Takeuchi and Yasuhiro Kawamura. In January 2008, an almost four-hour special on Nodames and Chiaki was shown in Paris and Prague, which was broadcast on two consecutive nights on Fuji TV.

An album composed for the TV series of classical music, Nodame Cantabile LIVE!, Sold in its first week 53,000 times and reached number seven on the Oricon charts, making the record for the highest ranked classical music album was broken. The drama was awarded by the magazine The Television Drama Academy Awards for Best Drama, Best Actress ( Juri Ueno ), Best Director, Best Music and Best Theme Song .. In the Seoul Drama Awards 2007 received the Dorama five nominations and was in the categories for Best Miniseries, Best Director ( Hideki Takeuchi ) and Best Music Award.

In the Kanto region, the series received a market share of up to 21% of their Original.


Real Movies

As a sequel to the drama and the Special two live action movies were announced in the magazine Kiss. The first movie, Nodame Cantabile: Saishu Gakushō Zempen (のだめカンタービレ 最終 楽章 前編), came on December 19, 2009 in Japanese theaters and reached the second place on the weekly list of the most successful films of Kogyo Tsushinsha. The film was also shown in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore. The start of the second film Nodame Cantabile: Saishu Gakushō Kohen (のだめカンタービレ 最終 楽章 後編) was in 410 theaters on April 17, 2010. In Kogyo Tsushinsha third place was achieved.


JCStaff produced an anime television series based on the manga series. The first 23 episodes complete series was aired from 11 January until 28 June 2007, Fuji TV as part of the noitaminA series. It was directed by Ken'ichi Kasai, the character design designed Shimamura Hidekazu and the artistic director had Shichiro Kobayashi held. A second season of 9 October to 18 December 2008 under the name Nodame Cantabile: Paris - hen (のだめカンタービレ 巴里 編, Nodame Kantābire: Pari- hen, dt as: " Nodame Cantabile: Paris Chapter " ) of Fuji TV broadcast. Directed by Chiaki Kon this time. It was also announced a third anime season in the magazine Animage, which should first be aired in the fall of 2009, but was postponed to January 2010. The third season, titled Nodame Cantabile: Finale (のだめカンタービレ フィナーレ) marks the end of the anime series.

The anime was translated into Russian and Korean.


Also starring are, inter alia, Akira Ishida, Hiroshi Kamiya, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Keiji Fujiwara and Toshiyuki Morikawa heard.


The music of the series composed by Suguru Matsutani. The title song Allegro Cantabile comes from SUEMITSU & THE SUEMITH. As the credits songs to Episode 12 Konna ni were Chikaku de ... by Crystal Kay, from episode 13 of Sagittarius SUEMITSU & THE SUEMITH and for the last episode used the theme song.

Sky High the prestressing second season title comes from The Gospellers, the credits song Tōkyō et Paris (东京et巴里) by Emiri Miyamoto x solita.