Nodame Cantabile (のだめカンタービレ) is a manga by Tomoko Ninomiya. The series depicts the relationship between two aspiring classical musicians, Megumi “Nodame” Noda and Shinichi Chiaki, as university students and after graduation. It received the 2004 Kodansha Manga Award for best shōjo manga.
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 Shinichi from leaving for Europe is his fear of flying. As a result, he’s grounded in Japan.
During his fourth year at Japan’s top music university, Shinichi happens to meet Megumi Noda or, as she refers to herself, Nodame. On the surface, she seems to be an unkempt girl with no direction in life. However, when Shinichi hears Nodame play the piano for the first time, he is in awe of the kind of music she creates. Nevertheless, Shinichi is dismayed to discover that Nodame is his neighbor, and worse, she ends up falling head over heels in love with him.
“Allegro Cantabile Sound” by SUEMITSU & THE SUEMITH
“Konna ni Chikaku de…” by Crystal Kay
“Sagittarius” by SUEMITSU & THE NODAME ORCHESTRA
Opening Theme: Paris-hen
“Sky High!” by The Gospellers
Ending Theme: Paris-hen
“Tokyo and Paris” by Emiri Miyamoto x Solita
Opening Theme: Finale Special
“Manazashi ☆ Daydream” by Yuu Sakai
Ending Theme: Finale Special
“Kaze to Oka no Ballad” by Real Paradis with Nodame Orchestra
Orchestra de Nodame Live
Orchestra de Nodame Story
Nodame Cantabile Special BEST!
Nodame Cantabile Mongoose Box
Nodame Cantabile Original Soundtrack
Nodame Cantabile Best 100 Collection Box
Nodame Cantabile La Folle Journee Selection
Nodame Cantabile Paris Hen Original Soundtrack
Nodame Cantabile Finale Original Soundtrack & All Seasons Best