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Nodame Cantabile (2007)
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Nodame Cantabile (2007)
Original name: のだめカンタービレ
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Shinichi Chiaki is a first class musician whose dream is to play among the elites in Europe. Coming from a distinguished family, he is an infamous perfectionist; not only is he highly critical of himself, but of others as well. The only thing stopping Chiaki from leaving for Europe is his fear of flying. As a result, he's grounded in Japan. During his 4th year at Japan's top music university, Chiaki happens to meet Noda Megumi—or as she refers to herself, Nodame. On the surface, she seems to be an unkempt girl with no direction in life. However, when Chiaki hears Nodame play the piano for the first time, he is in awe at the kind of music she plays. To Chiaki's dismay, Nodame moves into the apartment next to his and finds out that she is head-over-heels in love with him.
Style: josei, feel good, captivating, shoujo, humorous, sincere, light, manga
Plot: romance, music, musician, classical music, university, coming of age, orchestra conductor, slice of life, pianist, love, friendship, fall in love, rivalry, art, school life, high school life, farce, everyday life, music school
Place: japan, paris france, europe

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