8.2
182 votes
Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

Fuji TV 2007

At a top music academy in Japan, Shinichi Chiaki's arrogance is matched only by his top-notch piano playing. But when Chiaki and the teacher get into a fight, he's demoted to the reject class. Chiaki is left to pursue his dream of being a conductor while surrounded by a bunch of loser musicians and one annoying girl, Noda, who has proclaimed herself Chiaki's girlfriend. It doesn't help that Noda, who insists on being called Nodame, lives right next door to him.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile - S3E9

#1 - Lesson 9

8.89

Season 3 - Episode 9

Nodame has been absent from school and Chiaki starts looking desperately for her, just to find that she was rehearsing for a concerto with Stresseman in London. Pieces featured: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 by Chopin

The episode was rated from 9 votes.

Nodame Cantabile - S3E10

#2 - Lesson 10

8.78

Season 3 - Episode 10

Nodame's concerto with Stresseman becomes a huge success worldwide. However, she loses the will to keep playing and disappears for a while. Meanwhile, Chiaki finally comes at terms with his feelings for her.

The episode was rated from 9 votes.

Nodame Cantabile - S3E6

#3 - Lesson 6

8.67

Season 3 - Episode 6

Nodame finds that Chiaki has hidden from her the connection between the piece and his concert with Rui and she can't hide from him her dissatisfaction for not telling her sooner. After looking at how much difficult pieces Nodame is studying with her teacher, Chiaki cancels an important trip to Italy just to lend a hand to her.

The episode was rated from 9 votes.

Nodame Cantabile - S1E23

#4 - Lesson 23: Future

8.53

Season 1 - Episode 23

Chiaki conducts his last piece with the Rising Star Orchestra and contemplates how he even got there in the first place. With Nodame still away in Okawa, Chiaki is urged to persuade her to return to piano by visiting her home town after the concert. Chiaki and Nodame share an intimate moment at the riverbed as her father catches sight of them from his boat. Chiaki and Nodame will be looking forward to seeing each other in Europe. The pieces performed in the episode are Symphony No. 7, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven and Piano Sonata D845 by Franz Schubert.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.

Nodame Cantabile - S1E11

#5 - Lesson 11: Piano

8.39

Season 1 - Episode 11

It is finally Stresemann, Chiaki, and the A Orchestra's turn to perform for the school's fall festival. They manage to captivate the audience with their Rachmaninoff performance. Chiaki and Stresemann go their separate ways as Stresemann returned to Europe the next day. Nodame becomes desperate to perform in an orchestra like Chiaki and is left with a message and present from Stresemann. Saiko, still thinking about Chiaki, comes by for a visit. Nodame also comes by after practicing Rachmaninoff for days without bathing and hardly any food. The piece performed in this episode is Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

The episode was rated from 18 votes.

Nodame Cantabile - S2E10
#6 - Lesson 10
8.33
Season 2 - Episode 10

Nodame's first recital becomes a huge success, to the point of her receiving other proposals for job.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
Nodame Cantabile - S2E4
#7 - Lesson 4
8.31
Season 2 - Episode 4

Chiaki rehearses for his debut concert in Paris, and finds that Nodame is troubled as she is not doing fine at the conservatoire. While he tries to cheer her up, their relationship ends up moving a little forward.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
Nodame Cantabile - S2E1
#8 - Lesson 1
8.29
Season 2 - Episode 1

Chiaki and Nodame arrive at Paris to hone their musical skills. While he who had lived in France before easily adapts himself to their new environment, she must face some difficulties herself, including having to learn the country's language.

The episode was rated from 17 votes.
Nodame Cantabile - S3E11
#9 - The Last Lesson
8.27
Season 3 - Episode 11

Back in Paris, Nodame spends her days quietly playing for children while her friends wonder if she will ever resume her studies or her career. Determined to put Nodame back on track, Chiaki asks her to play with him-- the same piece they played together when they first met. This episode also tells us what has happened to some of the characters they met in Paris. Piece Featured: Sonata for Two Pianos in D major by Mozart.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
Nodame Cantabile - S1E7
#10 - Lesson 7: Kazuo's Many Years
8.26
Season 1 - Episode 7

Chiaki is still having trouble getting the orchestra into shape, and everyone's confidence shatters under his harsh criticisms. With help from Nodame, Chiaki finally realizes Stresemann's reasoning behind the S Orchestra just in time for the concert subscription series, and the S Orchestra manages to impress their audience with an unorthodox display. The piece performed in the episode is Symphony No. 3 Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven.

The episode was rated from 19 votes.

Last updated: oct 20, 2020

Comments

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I can only think of one thing when the great series Nodame Cantabile pops up into my mind... "GYAAAAAAAAAAAABO!" This is one of the finest animes that I've watched and if you have any interest in slice of life, romance/comedy and music, this is a no-brainer. You'll instantly fall in love with all of the characters, and the ever-developing dynamic between Chiaki and Nodame is truly a joy to behold. I can't get enough of the comedy in this series with the goofball Nodame anchoring it all down. The story is very well-done following the journey of these two through their college lives, with their love toward each other and with music. And my god. The music. If you have any interest in music, you'll be floored by all the spectacular classical pieces that they've worked into each episode. Time after time, the creators interweave a character's real-time analysis and feelings/emotions about a piece being played almost as a substitution for direct dialog to progress through countless critical scenes. You'll truly find depth in the pieces that could take an individual a life-time to notice. This is without a doubt one of the most fantastic romantic comedy animes out there (right there with Toradora although with less drama). Do yourself a favor and watch this ASAP.

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A very heart warming anime with a great plot. Every episode will make you want to watch more. All the Characters were incredible, Nodame was the best Obviously. Ending was a bit unsatisfactory, as there was no proper explanation of [spoiler]Nodame's and Chiaki's Relationship[/spoiler]. My Ratings - Season 01 : 9/10 Season 02 : 8.5/10 Season 03 : 8/10

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Very easy/fun anime to watch, especially the first season.

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