Nodame Cantabile: An Anime About Piano

Nodame Cantabile


I am not really a person who is addicted to Japanese anime. However, Nodame Cantabile is one of the anime that caught my attention. I’ve fallen in love with it immediately after watching the first episode. This anime is really funny and can be used as a stress reliever to cheer up everyone. Most importantly, this anime is filled with great classical music. It has a magic spell to make people feel really want to play the piano! For classical music lovers, Nodame Cantabile is indeed an anime that really worth watching.




Nodame Cantabile Live Action

Nodame Cantabile is created based on the famous manga series of Tomoko Ninomiya. The story revolves around the life of a girl, Megumi Noda or better known as Nodame who is a piano student at Momogaoka College of Music. Nodame is a messy girl who is very talented in piano. She likes to play piano by ear following her own style instead of looking at the piano sheet music. This character is actually based on a real-life person who is now a kindergarten teacher in Fukuoka, Japan.


On the other hand, Shinichi Chiaki is a top student in the same college who came from a musical family. He is talented in piano and violin with a dream to become a conductor. Chiaki is arrogant and perfectionist, but he is stuck in Japan because of his childhood phobia of boarding an aeroplane and ship. When Nodame and Chiaki meet each other, the spark of their relationship helps both of them grow.


Nodame Cantabile has two anime seasons, a special and a live action drama.

Season 1: Nodame Cantabile

Special   : Nodame Cantabile Special in Europe

Season 2: Nodame Cantabile Paris Hen

Movie    : Nodame Cantabile Live Action


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If you haven’t watched this amazing series yet, get the DVD from Amazon!


Piano Music in Nodame Cantabile


Nodame Cantabile Best 100 Collection Box

This collection box set contains 8 CDs filled with awesome music from Nodame Cantabile. Definitely a great collection of classical music soundtracks for Nodame fans!


There are a lot of great classical music from various composers in this series. These composers include Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Debussy, Brahm, and Schuman.


Piano Sheet Music from some of these composers can be purchased in the links below:

Beethoven – Complete Piano Sonatas

Rachmaninoff – Complete Preludes, Etudes Tableaux and Moments Musicaux, Op. 16

Debussy – The Ultimate Piano Collection


Mozart’s Sonata in D major for Two Pianos K 375a (K 448), Allegro con spirito – Performed by Nodame and Chiaki in the Nodame Cantabile Live Action



Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A Minor, Op. 42, D. 845, Moderato – Performed by Nodame in the Episode 9 and 11 of Season 1



Nodame Performing Mozart’s Twelve Variations of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in the Nodame Cantabile Europe Special



Are you a fan of Nodame Cantabile? Which piece of piano music from the series is your favorite? Let us know in the comment box below!

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