Nodame Cantabile Fuji TV Fall Drama 2006

Plot

An elite meticulous musical genius and a messy out-of-control pianist. This unlike pair somehow matches up and together with a group of colorful young classical musicians and an eccentric world-famous conductor, they start to create the most unique wonderful world of music. They are all against the conventional orders and rules, and try to make the most of their lives with humor and passion for music. Each character has a special (or weird) story to tell and they confront with each other hard and unite strongly. Based on a popular comic, this is a hilarious comedy with brilliant young ensemble cast and full of great classical music.

Notes

  1. “Nodame Cantabile” is adapted from Tomoko Ninomiya’s serial manga “Nodame Cantabile” (first published in July 10, 2001).
  2. The original manga is based on a real life person, Megumi Noda, who was a music college student at the time of the comic book publication and is now a piano teacher in Fukuoka.
  3. Drama was filmed on location in Okawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
  4. To prepare for his Chiaki Shinichi character, Hiroshi Tamaki practiced conducting music, violin, and piano. He noted that for Episode 8’s “Symphony No. 1 (Brahms)” scene he listened to the Brahms song over a 1,000 times.
  5. Related titles:
    1. Nodame Cantabile (Fuji TV / 2006)
    2. Nodame Cantabile in Europe (Fuji TV / 2008)
    3. Nodame Cantabile The Movie I | Nodame Kantabire saishu gakusho – Zenpen (2009)
    4. Nodame Cantabile The Movie II | Nodame Kantabire saishu gakusho – Gopen (2010)
    5. Naeil’s Cantabile | Naeildo Kantabilre (KBS2 / 2014)

Cast

Juri Ueno 90pxHiroshi TamakiEitaKeisuke KoideAsami MizukawaSaeko
Juri UenoHiroshi TamakiEitaKeisuke KoideAsami MizukawaSaeko
Noda ‘Nodame’ MegumiChiaki ShinichiRyutaro MineMasumi OkuyamaKiyora MikiSakura Saku
Misa UeharaNaoto TakenakaYuya EndoMasato IbuMayuko IwasaKoen Kondo
Misa UeharaNaoto TakenakaYuya EndoMasato IbuMayuko IwasaKoen Kondo
Saiko TagayaFranz StrezemannMamoru OokouchiRyuken MineReina IshikawaKeiji Tamaki
Emiko MatsuokaRinako MatsuokaMasahiko NishimuraMakoto SakamotoYukina TakaseKosuke Toyohara
Emiko MatsuokaRinako MatsuokaMasahiko NishimuraMakoto SakamotoYukina TakaseKosuke Toyohara
Kaoru SuzukiMoe SuzukiHajime TaniokaYouhei HashimotoMakiko TanakaKozo Eto
Aki FukadaMichiko KichiseHiroko HatanoYoshiko InoueKinako KobayashiTenten Kojima
Aki FukadaMichiko KichiseHiroko HatanoYoshiko InoueKinako KobayashiTenten Kojima
Yuki InoueEliseKeeko KawanoSuganuma SayaKinjo ShizukaKanai Kento

Addtional Cast Members

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