History Manga / NodameCantabile

19th Jan '16 9:15:49 AM spirasen
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** Rui and Nodame towards each other. Nodame's in awe of Rui's talent and prestige and her ability to play with Chiaki, and so she often strives to be as good as her. Little to her knowledge, Rui also views her as one - despite being a CloudCuckooLander, Nodame's interesting, erratic and spontaneous playing and her ability to draw people with it is what makes Rui jealous herself.

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** Rui and Nodame towards each other. Nodame's in awe of Rui's talent and prestige talent, prestige, and her ability to play with Chiaki, and so she often strives strives, to be as good as her. Little to her knowledge, Rui also views her as one - -- despite being a CloudCuckooLander, {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, Nodame's interesting, erratic and erratic, spontaneous playing playing, and her ability to draw people with it it, is what makes Rui jealous herself.
1st Aug '15 4:56:27 PM nombretomado
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** Live-action, end of third episode: ''[[MobileSuitGundam "SIEG ZEON!!!"]]''.

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** Live-action, end of third episode: ''[[MobileSuitGundam ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam "SIEG ZEON!!!"]]''.
24th Mar '15 3:40:40 PM Biblius
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[DoggedNiceGuy Nodame]] likes Chiaki, but so do [[StalkerWithACrush the violinist]] Takahashi who takes Kiyora's place, Chiaki's ex-girlfriend Saiko and timpanist [[CampGay Okuyama]]. Oboe player Yasunori, in turn, has a crush on Nodame.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[DoggedNiceGuy Nodame]] likes Chiaki, but so do does [[StalkerWithACrush the violinist]] Takahashi who takes Kiyora's place, Chiaki's ex-girlfriend Saiko and timpanist [[CampGay Okuyama]]. Oboe player Yasunori, in turn, has a crush on Nodame.
10th Dec '14 5:14:57 AM Rhapsody
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* ElegantClassicalMusician: Almost every female character, and almost all of the guys, too.

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* ElegantClassicalMusician: Almost every female character, and almost all of the guys, too. A given since they all play classical music and look awesome by default when playing.



* HostClub: Gender-inverted with the club "One More Kiss".

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* HostClub: Gender-inverted with the club "One More Kiss".Kiss" which Stresemann frequents.



* MisfitMobilizationMoment: The S Orchestra's performance at the school festival.
* MissedHimByThatMuch: Nodame and Chiaki frequently go through this.

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* MisfitMobilizationMoment: The S Orchestra's performance at the school festival.
festival, going from dead-lasts to impressive performers and shocking everyone who's mocked them.
* MissedHimByThatMuch: Nodame and Chiaki frequently go through this.this when looking for each other (or one of them doing so anyways), such as when Chiaki is out drinking with his new orchestra and just passes a distraught Nodame who's looking for Chiaki for comfort.



* OppositesAttract: Chiaki and Nodame.
* {{Otaku}}: Nodame, who is a big fan of [[ShowWithinAShow Puri Gorota]], and Frank, although soon after he admits he's nothing compared to Nodame.
* PaperFanOfDoom: Harisen-sensei is ''named'' after his paper fan, which was instrumental in causing the rift between him and Chiaki. He later gives it up in order to convince Nodame to take lessons from him.
* PastelChalkedFreezeFrame: The anime uses these a lot during concerts.
* PimpedOutDress: Masumi wears one, which he made himself, for the S Orchestra's performance of "Rhapsody in Blue" in Episode 10.

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* OppositesAttract: Chiaki A few.
** Nodame, a carefree ditzy girl, with Chiaki, a serious
and Nodame.
stern guy.
** Tanya, a flashy and fierce Russian, and Kuroki, a calm and socially-awkward Japanese.
* {{Otaku}}: {{Otaku}}:
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Nodame, who is a big fan of [[ShowWithinAShow Puri Gorota]], and Frank, Frank who also owns a lot of anime merchandise, although soon after he admits he's nothing compared to Nodame.
** The owner of the castle Nodame stays at for her recital is a ''masive'' Mozart geek. He practically has his significant dates and exact length of his lifetime memorised.
* PaperFanOfDoom: Harisen-sensei is ''named'' after his paper fan, which was is instrumental in causing the rift between him and Chiaki. He later gives it up in order to convince Nodame to take lessons from him.
* PastelChalkedFreezeFrame: The anime uses these a lot during concerts.
concerts to save the energy of having to animate every single movement of the instrumentalists.
* PimpedOutDress: PimpedOutDress:
**
Masumi wears one, which he made himself, for the S Orchestra's performance of "Rhapsody in Blue" in Episode 10.10.
** At the feasts on the night of Nodame's first recital, everyone dresses up in the same clothes as Mozart's time, so we have the ladies including Tanya in all sorts of pimped out dresses. Except for Nodame, who opts for a male outfit to mimic Mozart in her recital.



* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Chiaki and Nodame.

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* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Chiaki and Nodame.Nodame the Energetic Girl, due to being the bubbly GenkiGirl, to Chiaki's Savvy Guy, the uptight OnlySaneMan.



* {{Tsundere}}: A few characters especially toward their love interests - Chiaki to Nodame, Tanya to [[spoiler:Kuroki]], Kiyora to Mine.

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* {{Tsundere}}: A few characters especially toward their love interests - Chiaki to Nodame, Tanya to [[spoiler:Kuroki]], Kuroki, Kiyora to Mine.Mine. They all get snappy or somehow provoked by said love interests but deep down they really cherish them.



* UptightLovesWild: Chiaki to Nodame.

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* UptightLovesWild: Chiaki Chiaki, the neatfreak who is very technical with his music, to Nodame.Nodame, a very wild and spontaneous pianist who has a TrashOfTheTitans apartment.


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* WorkOffTheDebt: An interesting variant when Nodame has her first recital; the owner doesn't want the others to dine in their feast for free and so makes them dress-up the same way as Mozart's time and also makes them perform.
6th Dec '14 9:22:41 PM Rhapsody
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''Nodame Cantabile'' is a sweet {{slice of life}} drama, and both the anime and live action drama have strengths. It has some striking similarities with ''Manga/HoneyAndClover'', another show produced by J.C. Staff about quirky young people who pursue creative studies at college (art school, in that case). 2 sequel seasons were released, "Paris Chapters" and "Finale", both of which detail the manga chapters that take place in Europe, mostly Paris. The anime in general follows the manga very closely, so much so that the season titled "Finale" isn't really a finale at all because the anime leaves the story open much like the manga did in those parallel chapters. The manga ended in September 2010 with a two-volume sequel collectively known as "Opera-hen", bringing the total volume count to 25.

The Japanese {{dorama}} was made in 2006, followed by two special episodes and two movies. A KoreanDrama remake called ''Naeil Cantabile'' (Tomorrow Cantabile) also started airing in October 2014.

The show is highlighted by its beautiful performances of classical music, as well as its seamless blending of said music into the creative lives of its characters. [[http://www.crackle.com/c/Nodame_Cantabile Season 1 is available in English]] on Crackle.

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''Nodame Cantabile'' is a sweet {{slice of life}} drama, and both the anime and live action drama have strengths. It has some striking similarities with ''Manga/HoneyAndClover'', another show produced by J.C. Staff about quirky young people who pursue creative studies at college (art school, in that case). 2 sequel seasons were released, "Paris Chapters" Chapters"/"Paris-hen" and "Finale", both of which detail the manga chapters that take place in Europe, mostly Paris. The anime in general follows the manga very closely, so much so that the season titled "Finale" isn't really a finale at all because the anime leaves the story open much like the manga did in those parallel chapters. The manga ended in September 2010 with a two-volume sequel collectively known as "Opera-hen", bringing the total volume count to 25.

The Japanese {{dorama}} was made in 2006, followed by two special episodes and two movies. A KoreanDrama remake called ''Naeil Cantabile'' (Tomorrow Cantabile) also started airing in October aired 2014.

The show is highlighted by its beautiful performances of classical music, as well as its seamless blending of said music into the creative lives of its characters. Season 1 has also [[http://www.crackle.com/c/Nodame_Cantabile Season 1 been dubbed in English]].

The show
is available in English]] on Crackle.
highlighted by its beautiful performances of classical music, as well as its seamless blending of said music into the creative lives of its characters.



* ContrivedCoincidence:
** Earlier Chiaki initially decides to live in Prague when he learns Nodame was going to Paris. Then it's revealed that his father is relocating to Prague, and his mother knows that Shinichi would not want to make contact with him - sure enough he also moves to Paris with Nodame.
** Nodame hears Ravel's ''Piano Concerto in G Major'' for the first time and is inspired to perform it with Chiaki. However, that is also the same piece Chiaki is to perform with Rui. It absolutely breaks both of them when they find out separately.
* CovertPervert:
** Quite a few, whether it be Nodame trying to take Chiaki's shirt off or the replacement violinist Takahashi watching Chiaki take his off in the change room. Though itís mostly all played for laughs.
** Chiaki surprisingly exhibits some aspects of this too, such as his reaction when he discovered Nodame is actually a HiddenBuxom and his reactions to girls with revealing chests in his face.



* CoolandUnusualPunishment: After taking first place during his first conducting competition in France, Chiaki is kidnapped by [[BeleagueredAssistant Elise]], [[TricksterMentor Franz von Stresemann]]'s agent and manager, with the goal of forcing him to sign on with her publicity agency. When he refuses even after being beaten up by one of her bodyguards, she resorts to [[FelonyMisdemeanor tickling him with backscratchers until he submits]].



* ContrivedCoincidence:
** Earlier Chiaki initially decides to live in Prague when he learns Nodame was going to Paris. Then it's revealed that his father is relocating to Prague, and his mother knows that Shinichi would not want to make contact with him - sure enough he also moves to Paris with Nodame.
** Nodame hears Ravel's ''Piano Concerto in G Major'' for the first time and is inspired to perform it with Chiaki. However, that is also the same piece Chiaki is to perform with Rui. It absolutely breaks both of them when they find out separately.
* CoolandUnusualPunishment: After taking first place during his first conducting competition in France, Chiaki is kidnapped by [[BeleagueredAssistant Elise]], [[TricksterMentor Franz von Stresemann]]'s agent and manager, with the goal of forcing him to sign on with her publicity agency. When he refuses even after being beaten up by one of her bodyguards, she resorts to [[FelonyMisdemeanor tickling him with backscratchers until he submits]].



* CovertPervert:
** Quite a few, whether it be Nodame trying to take Chiaki's shirt off or the replacement violinist Takahashi watching Chiaki take his off in the change room. Though itís mostly all played for laughs.
** Chiaki surprisingly exhibits some aspects of this too, such as his reaction when he discovered Nodame is actually a HiddenBuxom and his reactions to girls with revealing chests in his face.



* The second season takes place in France, so all the characters in France, including Russians and Chinese, are speaking perfect Japanese in a fansub with English subtitles.

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* ** The second season takes place in France, so all the characters in France, including Russians and Chinese, are speaking perfect Japanese in a fansub with English subtitles.
15th Nov '14 10:39:35 PM Rhapsody
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''NodameCantabile'' is a sweet {{slice of life}} drama, and both the anime and live action drama have strengths. It has some striking similarities with ''HoneyAndClover'', another show produced by J.C. Staff about quirky young people who pursue creative studies at college (art school, in that case). 2 sequel seasons have been released, "Paris Chapters" and "Finale", both of which detail the manga chapters that take place in Europe, mostly Paris, France. The anime in general follows the manga very closely, so much so that the season titled "Finale" isn't really a finale at all because the anime leaves the story open much like the manga did in those parallel chapters. The manga ended in September 2010 with a two-volume sequel collectively known as "Opera-hen", bringing the total volume count to 25.

Additionally, a Japanese {{dorama}} was made in 2006, followed by two specials and two movies. A KoreanDrama remake called ''Naeil Cantabile'' (Tomorrow Cantabile) also started airing in October 2014.

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''NodameCantabile'' ''Nodame Cantabile'' is a sweet {{slice of life}} drama, and both the anime and live action drama have strengths. It has some striking similarities with ''HoneyAndClover'', ''Manga/HoneyAndClover'', another show produced by J.C. Staff about quirky young people who pursue creative studies at college (art school, in that case). 2 sequel seasons have been were released, "Paris Chapters" and "Finale", both of which detail the manga chapters that take place in Europe, mostly Paris, France.Paris. The anime in general follows the manga very closely, so much so that the season titled "Finale" isn't really a finale at all because the anime leaves the story open much like the manga did in those parallel chapters. The manga ended in September 2010 with a two-volume sequel collectively known as "Opera-hen", bringing the total volume count to 25.

Additionally, a The Japanese {{dorama}} was made in 2006, followed by two specials special episodes and two movies. A KoreanDrama remake called ''Naeil Cantabile'' (Tomorrow Cantabile) also started airing in October 2014.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[DoggedNiceGuy Nodame]] likes Chiaki, but so do [[StalkerWithACrush the violinist]] Noriyuki who took Kiyora's place, Chiaki's ex-girlfriend Saiko and timpanist [[CampGay Okuyama]]. Oboe player Yasunori, in turn, has a crush on Nodame.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[DoggedNiceGuy Nodame]] likes Chiaki, but so do [[StalkerWithACrush the violinist]] Noriyuki Takahashi who took takes Kiyora's place, Chiaki's ex-girlfriend Saiko and timpanist [[CampGay Okuyama]]. Oboe player Yasunori, in turn, has a crush on Nodame.



* AwesomeMusic: With a PublicDomainSoundtrack featuring music from [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]] to [[MauriceRavel Ravel]], that is performed by the RealLife Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, this trope is a given for fans of classical music. Notable performances include the concerts of the in-universe [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits S-Orchestra/Rising Star Orchestra]] from Season 1, and any pieces played by Chiaki or Nodame ([[BrilliantButLazy when she is properly motivated]]). Also of note is the anime's first OP theme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZZAd3BVHV4 'Allegro Cantabile' by SUEMITSU & THE SUEMITH]]; the lyrics of which are about the joys devoting one's life to playing music. The first ED theme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZxggflHeRw 'Konna ni Chikaku de...' by Crystal Kay]] is also beautiful. If there were a theme song for the tropes CannotSpitItOut, and AllLoveIsUnrequited, it would be this.



* BeautifulAllAlong: Nodame, when she's not making silly faces or dressing like a slob. Yasunori Kuroki develops a crush on Nodame, though she does manage to destroy her image of her because she's Nodame. Also see Chapter 11's cover.

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* BeautifulAllAlong: Nodame, when she's not making silly faces or dressing like a slob. Yasunori Kuroki develops a crush on Nodame, though she does manage to destroy her image of her because she's Nodame. Also see Chapter 11's cover.



* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: In the live action adaptation, Nodame always has perfect makeup on even though she's supposed to be a total slob. The make up is minimal though and justified as actors have to wear good make up for filming. Of course this is averted when Nodame overapplies the make-up and becomes a CosmeticCatastrophe.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: In the live action adaptation, Nodame always has perfect makeup on even though she's supposed to be a total slob. The make up is minimal though and justified as actors have to wear good make up for due to the lighting when filming. Of course this is averted when Nodame overapplies the make-up and becomes a CosmeticCatastrophe.



** And later [[spoiler: Kuroki and Tanya too.]]

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** And later [[spoiler: Kuroki and Tanya too.[[spoiler: eventually.]]



** Earlier when Chiaki had initially decided to live in Prague when he learned Nodame was going to Paris. Then it's revealed that his father is relocating to Prague, and his mother knows that Shinichi would not want to make contact with him.

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** Earlier when Chiaki had initially decided decides to live in Prague when he learned learns Nodame was going to Paris. Then it's revealed that his father is relocating to Prague, and his mother knows that Shinichi would not want to make contact with him.him - sure enough he also moves to Paris with Nodame.



** Quite a few, whether it be Nodame trying to take Chiaki's shirt off or the replacement violinist Noriyuki watching Chiaki take his off in the change room. Though itís mostly all played for laughs.
** Chiaki surprisingly exhibits some aspects of this too, such as his reaction when he discovered Nodame is actually a HiddenBuxom.

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** Quite a few, whether it be Nodame trying to take Chiaki's shirt off or the replacement violinist Noriyuki Takahashi watching Chiaki take his off in the change room. Though itís mostly all played for laughs.
** Chiaki surprisingly exhibits some aspects of this too, such as his reaction when he discovered Nodame is actually a HiddenBuxom.HiddenBuxom and his reactions to girls with revealing chests in his face.



** The first series had 23 episodes to cover the first nine volumes of the manga. The next series had 11 episodes to cover the next seven. Yes, people noticed. The third season drops a storyline completely to fit the rest of the material in.
** The Japanese drama took minor stories out but otherwise covered the first nine volumes. The two specials that followed covered the next seven volumes, and so cut out even more than the second anime season. The following movies also cut out a lot of stories, mostly ones relating to the supporting characters.

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** The first series had 23 episodes to cover the first nine volumes of the manga. manga and didn't leave out much. The next series had 11 episodes to cover the next seven. Yes, seven - yes, people noticed. The third season drops a storyline completely to fit the rest of the material in.
** The Japanese drama took minor stories out but otherwise covered the first nine volumes. The two specials that followed covered the next seven volumes, volumes - while the first special episode covers the conducting competition arc fully and so cut accurately, the second episode cuts out even more than the second anime season.Paris-hen. The following movies also cut out a lot of stories, mostly ones relating to the supporting characters.



* DoggedNiceGuy: Quite a few due to the many AllLoveIsUnrequited instances, such as Kuroki for Nodame, Nodame for Chiaki [[WillTheyOrWontThey (sometimes)]] Masumi for Chiaki, Son Rui for Chiaki...

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Quite a few due to the many AllLoveIsUnrequited instances, such as Kuroki for Nodame, Nodame for Chiaki [[WillTheyOrWontThey (sometimes)]] (sometimes)]], Masumi for Chiaki, Son Rui for Chiaki...



* [[HostClub Hostess Club]]: Club One More Kiss.

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* [[HostClub Hostess Club]]: Club One HostClub: Gender-inverted with the club "One More Kiss.Kiss".



* LastMinuteHookup: Implied to be getting there with [[spoiler: Son Rui and Frank.]]

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* LastMinuteHookup: Implied to be getting there with [[spoiler: Son Rui and Frank.]]Frank]].



* LiveActionAdaptation: A Japanese drama adaptation aired in 2006 followed by two specials and two movies, and a Korean adaptation "Naeil Cantabile" started airing in 2014.

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* LiveActionAdaptation: A Japanese drama adaptation aired in 2006 followed by two specials special episodes and two movies, and a Korean adaptation "Naeil Cantabile" started airing in 2014.



* {{Otaku}}: Nodame, who is a big fan of [[ShowWithinAShow PuriGorota]], and Frank, although soon after he admits he's nothing compared to Nodame.

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* {{Otaku}}: Nodame, who is a big fan of [[ShowWithinAShow PuriGorota]], Puri Gorota]], and Frank, although soon after he admits he's nothing compared to Nodame.



* ProductPlacement: The show is sponsored by Yamaha. Guess what brand ''every'' piano is. Yes, also in France, which is not that surprising, a lot of music-school pianos are Yamahas, even in France.

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* ProductPlacement: The show is sponsored by Yamaha. Guess what brand ''every'' piano is. Yes, also in France, which is It's not that surprising, surprising since a lot of music-school pianos are Yamahas, Yamahas even in France.



** In Paris-hen, the next door neighbor, Franc, is an otaku who collects merchandise of Shakogan no Shana, another JC Staff anime.

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** In Paris-hen, the next door neighbor, Franc, Frank, is an otaku who collects merchandise of Shakogan no Shana, another JC Staff anime.



* SingleIssuePsychology: Played with Chiaki had a bad experience on a plane as a kid and developed a crushing fear of non-land based travel as a result. It only takes one hypnotherapy session with Nodame and he's "cured" - however she just makes him completely forget the incident, instead of curing the fear. It's seen afterwards that he's still comically afraid of non-land based travel, it's just that he can take it when there aren't any other options.

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* SingleIssuePsychology: Played with with; Chiaki had a bad experience on a plane as a kid and developed a crushing fear of non-land based travel as a result. It only takes one hypnotherapy session with Nodame and he's "cured" - however she just makes him completely forget the incident, instead of curing the fear. It's seen afterwards that he's still comically afraid of non-land based travel, it's just that he can take it when there aren't any other options.



** Not exactly a sound effect, but, in the manga, you can't hear the actual music. The manga simply states the name of the song being played -- and if you aren't familiar with the song, you're stuck with just the pretty pictures.

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** Not exactly a sound effect, but, in the manga, you can't hear the actual music. The manga simply states the name of the song being played -- and if you aren't familiar with the song, you're stuck with just the pretty pictures. It's also hard to know how well or badly the characters are playing.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: Nodame and Chiaki. In the first season of the anime they seem to get together in the end. For the second season this apparently has been reset, since the issue has still not been resolved in the manga it is based on.

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Nodame and Chiaki. In the first season of the anime they seem to get together in the end. For the second season this apparently has been reset, since the issue has still not been resolved in the manga it is based on.reset with Chiaki [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend constantly denying they are dating.]]



** Rui and Nodame toward each other. Nodame's in awe of Rui's talent and prestige and often strives to be as good as her. Little to her knowledge, Rui also views her as one - despite being a CloudCuckooLander, Nodame's interesting, erratic and spontaneous playing and her ability to draw people with it is what makes Rui jealous herself.

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** Rui and Nodame toward towards each other. Nodame's in awe of Rui's talent and prestige and her ability to play with Chiaki, and so she often strives to be as good as her. Little to her knowledge, Rui also views her as one - despite being a CloudCuckooLander, Nodame's interesting, erratic and spontaneous playing and her ability to draw people with it is what makes Rui jealous herself.
14th Nov '14 7:37:44 PM Rhapsody
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9th Nov '14 3:13:31 AM Rhapsody
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** Rui and Nodame toward each other. Nodame's in awe of Rui's talent and prestige and often strives to be as good as her. Little to her knowledge, Rui also views her as one - despite being a CuckooCloudLander, Nodame's interesting, erratic and spontaneous playing and her ability to draw people with it is what makes Rui jealous herself.

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** Rui and Nodame toward each other. Nodame's in awe of Rui's talent and prestige and often strives to be as good as her. Little to her knowledge, Rui also views her as one - despite being a CuckooCloudLander, CloudCuckooLander, Nodame's interesting, erratic and spontaneous playing and her ability to draw people with it is what makes Rui jealous herself.
9th Nov '14 3:09:19 AM Rhapsody
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** Same goes for the characters playing those instruments. Sometimes it can make a concert scene look realistic in ways that normal animation just can't pull off, [[UncannyValley but others...]]

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** Same goes for the characters playing those instruments. Sometimes it can make a concert scene look realistic in ways that normal animation just can't pull off, [[UncannyValley but others...]]off.
9th Nov '14 3:08:42 AM Rhapsody
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The show is highlighted by its beautiful performances of classical music, as well as its seamless blending of said music into the creative lives of its characters. [[http://www.crackle.com/c/Nodame_Cantabile Season 1 available in English]] on Crackle.

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Additionally, a Japanese {{dorama}} was made in 2006, followed by two specials and two movies. A KoreanDrama remake called ''Naeil Cantabile'' (Tomorrow Cantabile) also started airing in October 2014.

The show is highlighted by its beautiful performances of classical music, as well as its seamless blending of said music into the creative lives of its characters. [[http://www.crackle.com/c/Nodame_Cantabile Season 1 is available in English]] on Crackle.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[DoggedNiceGuy Nodame]] likes Chiaki, but so do [[StalkerWithACrush the violinist]] who took Kiyora's place, Chiaki's ex-girlfriend Saiko and timpanist [[CampGay Okuyama]]. Oboe player Yasunori, in turn, has a crush on Nodame.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: [[DoggedNiceGuy Nodame]] likes Chiaki, but so do [[StalkerWithACrush the violinist]] Noriyuki who took Kiyora's place, Chiaki's ex-girlfriend Saiko and timpanist [[CampGay Okuyama]]. Oboe player Yasunori, in turn, has a crush on Nodame.



* AwesomeMusic: With a PublicDomainSoundtrack featuring music from [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]] to [[MauriceRavel Ravel]], that is performed by the RealLife Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, this trope is a given if you are a fan of classical music. Notable performances include the concerts of the in-universe [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits S-Orchestra/Rising Star Orchestra]] from Season 1, and any pieces played by Chiaki or Nodame ([[BrilliantButLazy when she is properly motivated]]). Also of note is the anime's first OP theme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZZAd3BVHV4 'Allegro Cantabile' by SUEMITSU & THE SUEMITH]]; the lyrics of which are about the joys devoting one's life to playing music. The first ED theme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZxggflHeRw 'Konna ni Chikaku de...' by Crystal Kay]] is also beautiful. If there were a theme song for the tropes CannotSpitItOut, and AllLoveIsUnrequited, it would be this.

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* AwesomeMusic: With a PublicDomainSoundtrack featuring music from [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]] to [[MauriceRavel Ravel]], that is performed by the RealLife Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, this trope is a given if you are a fan for fans of classical music. Notable performances include the concerts of the in-universe [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits S-Orchestra/Rising Star Orchestra]] from Season 1, and any pieces played by Chiaki or Nodame ([[BrilliantButLazy when she is properly motivated]]). Also of note is the anime's first OP theme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZZAd3BVHV4 'Allegro Cantabile' by SUEMITSU & THE SUEMITH]]; the lyrics of which are about the joys devoting one's life to playing music. The first ED theme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZxggflHeRw 'Konna ni Chikaku de...' by Crystal Kay]] is also beautiful. If there were a theme song for the tropes CannotSpitItOut, and AllLoveIsUnrequited, it would be this.



* BeautifulAllAlong: Nodame, when she's not making silly faces or dressing like a slob. Season 2's Yasunori Kuroki develops a crush on Nodame, though she does manage to destroy her image of her because she's Nodame. Also see Chapter 11's cover. Hubba-hubba.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: In the live action adaptation, Nodame always has perfect makeup on even though she's supposed to be a total slob.
* BetaCouple: Mine and Kiyora.
** [[spoiler: And later Kuroki and Tanya too.]]

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* BeautifulAllAlong: Nodame, when she's not making silly faces or dressing like a slob. Season 2's Yasunori Kuroki develops a crush on Nodame, though she does manage to destroy her image of her because she's Nodame. Also see Chapter 11's cover. Hubba-hubba.
cover.
* BeautifulDreamer: Nodame finds Chiaki asleep, and then [[DudeShesLikeInAComa sneaks a kiss]] on his cheek. Then again, he looks like [[http://img478.imageshack.us/img478/8392/0434st0.jpg this.]] Can't really blame Nodame.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: In the live action adaptation, Nodame always has perfect makeup on even though she's supposed to be a total slob. \n The make up is minimal though and justified as actors have to wear good make up for filming. Of course this is averted when Nodame overapplies the make-up and becomes a CosmeticCatastrophe.
* BetaCouple: BetaCouple:
**
Mine and Kiyora.
** And later [[spoiler: And later Kuroki and Tanya too.]]



* BlueWithShock: Happens a lot to Nodameóand everyone who gets involved with her.
* BookEnds: The first anime season uses these expertly, with the first scene of episode one, a flashback, running alongside a "narration" (words appearing an otherwise blank screen) about memories, and the final scene of the last episode continuing the thought to reflect one of the series' big themes and the development of the characters. Makes an already touching finale so damn-near perfect.

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* BlueWithShock: Happens a lot to Nodameóand Nodame ó and everyone who gets involved with her.
* BookEnds: BookEnds:
**
The first anime season uses these expertly, with the first scene of episode one, a flashback, running alongside a "narration" (words appearing an otherwise blank screen) about memories, and the final scene of the last episode continuing the thought to reflect one of the series' big themes and the development of the characters. Makes an already touching finale so damn-near perfect.



* TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires: When Chiaki goes to [[spoiler:SaoPaulo, in Brazil]], the guy that received him in the airport takes him to the beach. Almost anyone knows that city has no beaches so near.
** Some other related stereotypes are shown, played straight and {{Lampshaded}}.
* CatchPhrase: GYABOOOOOOO~

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* TheCapitalOfBrazilIsBuenosAires: When Chiaki goes to [[spoiler:SaoPaulo, in Brazil]], the guy that received him in the airport takes him to the beach. Almost anyone everyone knows that city has no beaches so near.
**
near. Some other related stereotypes are also shown, played straight and {{Lampshaded}}.
* CatchPhrase: GYABOOOOOOO~"GYABOOOOOOO!"



* ChildProdigy: Season 2's Sun Rui started performing internationally at age 10. Luca is a child also accepted into the same conservatory as Nodame. Of course, neither compares to the real life child prodigy in season 2, Mozart!
** Nodame herself used to be one as a little girl.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Played straight [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] most of the time by Nodame, rarely played for drama. In fact there are quite a number of instances where Nodame is reasonable and understanding toward Chiaki's relationships with other people, especially when it involves his musical career.
** The only time she is genuinely a bit jealous is when Son Rui is concerned - and not because of potential romance but because she got to play piano in the first few piano concertos (or a pieces that involves piano/keyboard instruments) Chiaki conducted, which was what Nodame wanted to.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Nodame hears Ravel's ''Piano Concerto in G Major'' for the first time and is inspired to perform it with Chiaki. However, that is also the same piece Chiaki is to perform with Rui. It absolutely breaks both of them when they find out separately.
** Also earlier when Chiaki had initially decided to live in Prague when he learned Nodame was going to Paris. Then it's revealed that his father is relocating to Prague, and his mother knows that Shinichi would not want to make contact with him.
* CovertPervert: Nodame has shades of this towards Chiaki. Though itís mostly played for laughs.

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* ChildProdigy: Several, unsurprisingly. Nodame herself used to be one as a little girl, Season 2's Sun Rui started performing internationally at age 10. 10, and Luca is a child also accepted into the same conservatory as Nodame. Of course, neither compares to the real life child prodigy in season 2, Mozart!
* ContrivedCoincidence:
** Nodame herself used to be one as a little girl.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Played straight [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] most of the time by Nodame, rarely played for drama. In fact there are quite a number of instances where Nodame is reasonable and understanding toward Chiaki's relationships with other people, especially when it involves his musical career.
** The only time she is genuinely a bit jealous is when Son Rui is concerned - and not because of potential romance but because she got to play piano in the first few piano concertos (or a pieces that involves piano/keyboard instruments) Chiaki conducted, which was what Nodame wanted to.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Nodame hears Ravel's ''Piano Concerto in G Major'' for the first time and is inspired to perform it with Chiaki. However, that is also the same piece Chiaki is to perform with Rui. It absolutely breaks both of them when they find out separately.
** Also earlier
Earlier when Chiaki had initially decided to live in Prague when he learned Nodame was going to Paris. Then it's revealed that his father is relocating to Prague, and his mother knows that Shinichi would not want to make contact with him.
* CovertPervert: ** Nodame has shades of this towards hears Ravel's ''Piano Concerto in G Major'' for the first time and is inspired to perform it with Chiaki. However, that is also the same piece Chiaki is to perform with Rui. It absolutely breaks both of them when they find out separately.
* CovertPervert:
** Quite a few, whether it be Nodame trying to take Chiaki's shirt off or the replacement violinist Noriyuki watching Chiaki take his off in the change room.
Though itís mostly all played for laughs.



* CloudCuckooLander: Nodame and [[spoiler:Yadovika, the Hungarian composer and Theremin player girl]].
* [[CoolandUnusualPunishment Cool and Unusual Punishment]]: After taking first place during his first conducting competition in France, Chiaki is kidnapped by [[BeleagueredAssistant Elise]], [[LovableSexManiac Franz]] [[TricksterMentor von Stresemann]]'s agent and manager, with the goal of forcing him to sign on with her publicity agency. When he refuses even after being beaten up by one of her bodyguards, she resorts to [[FelonyMisdemeanor tickling him with backscratchers until he submits]].
* CompressedAdaptation: The first series had 23 episodes to cover the first nine volumes of the manga. The next series had 11 episodes to cover the next seven. Yes, people noticed. The third season drops a storyline completely to fit the rest of the material in.

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* CloudCuckooLander: Plenty of them, ranging from Nodame and to [[spoiler:Yadovika, the Hungarian composer and Theremin player girl]].
* [[CoolandUnusualPunishment Cool and Unusual Punishment]]: CoolandUnusualPunishment: After taking first place during his first conducting competition in France, Chiaki is kidnapped by [[BeleagueredAssistant Elise]], [[LovableSexManiac Franz]] [[TricksterMentor Franz von Stresemann]]'s agent and manager, with the goal of forcing him to sign on with her publicity agency. When he refuses even after being beaten up by one of her bodyguards, she resorts to [[FelonyMisdemeanor tickling him with backscratchers until he submits]].
* CompressedAdaptation: CompressedAdaptation:
**
The first series had 23 episodes to cover the first nine volumes of the manga. The next series had 11 episodes to cover the next seven. Yes, people noticed. The third season drops a storyline completely to fit the rest of the material in.in.
** The Japanese drama took minor stories out but otherwise covered the first nine volumes. The two specials that followed covered the next seven volumes, and so cut out even more than the second anime season. The following movies also cut out a lot of stories, mostly ones relating to the supporting characters.



* ConspicuousCG: Close-ups of musical instruments are clearly computer-rendered.

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* ConspicuousCG: ConspicuousCG:
**
Close-ups of musical instruments are clearly computer-rendered.



* DoggedNiceGirl: Guess who...

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* DoggedNiceGirl: Guess who...DoggedNiceGuy: Quite a few due to the many AllLoveIsUnrequited instances, such as Kuroki for Nodame, Nodame for Chiaki [[WillTheyOrWontThey (sometimes)]] Masumi for Chiaki, Son Rui for Chiaki...



* ElegantClassicalMusician: Almost every female character.
** And almost all of the guys, too.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: [[CampGay Okuyama]] > Chiaki < [[DoggedNiceGuy Nodame]]. Nuff said.
* FlamboyantGay: Okuyama Masumi, who is the embodiment of most every stereotype of homosexual males.

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* ElegantClassicalMusician: Almost every female character.
** And
character, and almost all of the guys, too.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: [[CampGay Okuyama]] > Chiaki < [[DoggedNiceGuy Nodame]]. Nuff said.
* FlamboyantGay: Okuyama Masumi, who is the embodiment of most every stereotype of homosexual males.
too.



* FriendToAllChildren: Nodame has a very easy time making friends with children. Maybe because she can [[OneOfTheKids understand and relate to them very well]].
* FunnyAfro: Okuyama Masumi again.
* GeniusDitz: Nodame, of course. She can even learn French just by listening to it. (It helps that she was watching her favorite anime dubbed in French for several hours.)



* GratuitousSpecialEffects: In the live-action series.
* HardDrinkingTropes: Chiaki in seasons 2 and 3, at least relative to the other characters.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/AyakoKawasumi as Nodame, though chances are you won't recognize her until she gets [[{{Kuudere}} really, really angry]]. Then she sounds like [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber]]. Conveniently Creator/KateHiggins voices both Nodame and Saber in the respective dubs.
** Interestingly, Chiaki sounds a lot like Gilgamesh from the same due to also being voiced by Creator/TomokazuSeki. In the dub he's voiced by Creator/DougErholtz.
* HiddenBuxom: Nodame usually wears extremely loose fitting shirts and sweaters. That's why it comes as a surprise to Chiaki that she's actually quite well endowed.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Chiaki may seem to be an aloof and arrogant JerkAss, but his utter love of music is only matched by the admiration he feels for those who can create and appreciate it. This love of music draws him to Nodame, and helps him to believe in the abilities of the people around him.



* {{Kotatsu}}: Proves to be the bane of Chiaki's existence. '''IT TURNS PEOPLE INTO LAZY SLOBS!''' He has Nodame to thank for introducing it to him, and almost ruining his life there and then. When he finally gets the chance to clean up his apartment and throw the table away, Nodame takes it from the trash and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny mentions how someone threw out a perfectly good Kotatsu]]. Chiaki was less than thrilled about it.
* LadykillerInLove: Stresemann, who is a borderline DirtyOldMan, genuinely loved the school's principal when they were younger and decided to remain JustFriends. It's implied his feelings for her had never changed.
* LastMinuteHookup
* LethalChef: Nodame displays all the usual traits, although she can at least manage rice balls. Chiaki, on the other hand, is a SupremeChef.

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* {{Kotatsu}}: Proves to be the bane of Chiaki's existence. '''IT TURNS PEOPLE INTO LAZY SLOBS!''' He has Nodame to thank for introducing it to him, and almost ruining his life there and then. When he finally gets the chance to clean up his apartment and throw the table away, Nodame takes it from the trash and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny mentions how someone threw out a perfectly good Kotatsu]]. Chiaki was less than thrilled about it.
* LadykillerInLove: Stresemann, who is a borderline DirtyOldMan, genuinely loved the school's principal when they were younger and decided to remain JustFriends. It's implied his feelings for her had never changed.
it.
* LastMinuteHookup
LastMinuteHookup: Implied to be getting there with [[spoiler: Son Rui and Frank.]]
* LethalChef: Nodame and Son Rui displays all the usual traits, although she Nodame can at least manage rice balls. Chiaki, on the other hand, is a SupremeChef.balls.



* LiveActionAdaptation
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There's a full orchestra to deal with, so naturally, there are a lot of characters.

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* LiveActionAdaptation
LiveActionAdaptation: A Japanese drama adaptation aired in 2006 followed by two specials and two movies, and a Korean adaptation "Naeil Cantabile" started airing in 2014.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There's a full orchestra few orchestras to deal with, so naturally, there are a lot of characters.



* LovableSexManiac: Stresemann (almost a DirtyOldMan, indeed)
** Mozart's [[{{OminousLatinChanting}} Requiem Dies Irae]] playing during these scenes does not help.



* ManlyTears: Everyone, including [[TheStoic Chiaki and Kiyora]], get a bit teary as they realize this may be their last concert together before they all go their separate ways.

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* ManlyTears: ManlyTears:
**
Everyone, including [[TheStoic Chiaki and Kiyora]], get a bit teary as they realize this may be their last concert together before they all go their separate ways.



* {{Megane}}: Chiaki went undercover and got to wear glasses. Needless to say, he looks [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nCltiUEP0u8/TFOjDA-Da5I/AAAAAAAAANc/10AB5vWPkAM/s1600/Nodame_Cantabile-_The_Final_Score_-_Part_I-06.jpg more]] [[http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs047.snc3/13445_1523250320096_1199735118_31456358_5970947_n.jpg hotter.]] FetishFuel galore.
* MeddlingParents: Season 2's Rui's mother, even moreso in Season 3.
* MessyHair: Chiaki.



* NoExportForYou: Animax Asia produced a (rather good) dub for the series. It can be viewed in the U.S. via online streaming, but its only DVD release was for Region 3 (Hong Kong). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WJscIwujtQ Here's a sample.]]



* OccidentalOtaku: Frank.



* {{Ojou}}: Saiko, especially at the beginning.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Megumi "Nodame" Noda.



* {{Otaku}}: Nodame is a big fan of [[ShowWithinAShow PuriGorota]].
** Frank, although soon after he admits he's nothing compared to Nodame.

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* {{Otaku}}: Nodame Nodame, who is a big fan of [[ShowWithinAShow PuriGorota]].
**
PuriGorota]], and Frank, although soon after he admits he's nothing compared to Nodame.



* RaceForYourLove: Chiaki has two instances of this, although he is not in danger of losing Nodame foreveróhe just has important revelations regarding what she means to him.

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* RaceForYourLove: Chiaki has two instances of this, although he is not in danger of losing Nodame foreveróhe forever ó he just has important revelations regarding what she means to him.



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The S-Orchestra is this. When they were recruited by Stresemann, many of the members were so-called underachievers, and Chiaki especially got frustrated during their practices. Their delivering smash-hit performances in concert is a classic ZeroToHero story.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: RagtagBunchOfMisfits:
**
The S-Orchestra is this. When they were are recruited by Stresemann, many of the members were are so-called underachievers, and Chiaki especially got frustrated during their practices. Their delivering smash-hit performances in concert is a classic ZeroToHero story.



* RunningGag: Chiaki purchasing canned food whenever something is troubling him.
* [[SaveOurTeam Save Our Orchestra]]: Of the musical variety. Starring Chiaki in his first full-time conducting job with Paris' Roux-Marlet Orchestra. The orchestra itself has [[GloryDays a storied and prestigious 150 year long history]], and was conducted in the past by Chiaki's [[TricksterMentor famous mentor]], [[LovableSexManiac Franz von Stresemann]]. But when Chiaki becomes it's regular conductor, he finds it has fallen on harder times. Its [[ClubStub short on members]], and those who remain are [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen unmotivated and demoralized by a recent streak of lacklustre performances]]. After an absolutely dismal concert with Chiaki conducting, he vows bring the orchestra back to its former glory. He did it before with the S Orchestra in Season 1, and he'll do it again.

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
**
Chiaki purchasing canned food whenever something is troubling him.
** Stresemann trying to cop a feel on Nodame.
* [[SaveOurTeam Save Our Orchestra]]: SaveOurTeam: Of the musical variety.variety with the orchetra. Starring Chiaki in his first full-time conducting job with Paris' Roux-Marlet Orchestra. The orchestra itself has [[GloryDays a storied and prestigious 150 year long history]], and was conducted in the past by Chiaki's [[TricksterMentor famous mentor]], [[LovableSexManiac Franz von Stresemann]]. But when Chiaki becomes it's regular conductor, he finds it has fallen on harder times. Its [[ClubStub short on members]], and those who remain are [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen unmotivated and demoralized by a recent streak of lacklustre performances]]. After an absolutely dismal concert with Chiaki conducting, he vows bring the orchestra back to its former glory. He did it before with the S Orchestra in Season 1, and he'll do it again.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Animax Latinamerica had the first six episodes dubbed in Spanish, but then never really has been followed up, thanks to Network Decay.
** It was completed and finally started airing. Sadly, all anime that is left in the network (now known as Spin and dedicated to live-action series) was moved to a space ridiculously early in the morning.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Tanioka's first assignment for Nodame and Chiaki is to perform Mozart's ''Sonata for Two Pianos''. Chiaki thinks it is a lesson for the technically inept Nodame, but after the performance is a success, it's revealed that it was also a lesson for himself, in learning to cooperate and work with others.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Animax Latinamerica had the first six episodes dubbed in Spanish, but then never really has been followed up, thanks to Network Decay.
** It was completed and finally started airing. Sadly, all anime that is left in the network (now known as Spin and dedicated to live-action series) was moved to a space ridiculously early in the morning.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Tanioka's first assignment for Nodame and Chiaki is to perform Mozart's ''Sonata for Two Pianos''. Chiaki thinks it is a lesson for the technically inept Nodame, but after the performance is a success, it's revealed that it was it's also a lesson for himself, in learning to cooperate and work with others.



* ShoutOut: Live-action, end of third episode: ''[[MobileSuitGundam "SIEG ZEON!!!"]]''. Also, in Nodame Cantabile Paris, the next door neighbor, Franc, is an otaku who collects merchandise of Shakogan no Shana, another JC Staff anime.
* ShowWithinAShow: Type 2 (Nodame is a huge fan of Puri Gorota) and 3 (The very existence of that show made a difference).

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
Live-action, end of third episode: ''[[MobileSuitGundam "SIEG ZEON!!!"]]''. Also, in Nodame Cantabile Paris, ZEON!!!"]]''.
** In Paris-hen,
the next door neighbor, Franc, is an otaku who collects merchandise of Shakogan no Shana, another JC Staff anime.
* ShowWithinAShow: Puri Gorota - Type 2 (Nodame is a huge fan of Puri Gorota) it) and 3 (The (the very existence of that show made a difference).



* SingleIssuePsychology: Chiaki had a bad experience on a plane as a kid and developed a crushing fear of non-land based travel as a result. It only takes one hypnotherapy session with Nodame and he's cured.
** Well, she just makes him completely forget the incident, instead of curing the fear. We see afterwards that he's still comically afraid of non-land based travel, it's just that he can take it when there aren't any other options.

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* SingleIssuePsychology: Played with Chiaki had a bad experience on a plane as a kid and developed a crushing fear of non-land based travel as a result. It only takes one hypnotherapy session with Nodame and he's cured.
** Well,
"cured" - however she just makes him completely forget the incident, instead of curing the fear. We see It's seen afterwards that he's still comically afraid of non-land based travel, it's just that he can take it when there aren't any other options.



* SleepCute: From the live-action drama, Nodame finds Chiaki asleep. Then [[DudeShesLikeInAComa sneaks a kiss]] on his cheek. Then again, he looks like [[http://img478.imageshack.us/img478/8392/0434st0.jpg this.]] Can't really blame Nodame.



* StalkingIsFunnyIfItIsFemaleAfterMale: Nodame, of course. And, yes, in season two we find she ''does'' have those sort of photos of Chiaki and she does want to do ''that'' with Chiaki. You don't want to know how many times she ''sniffs'' him.
* SupremeChef: Chiaki.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Chiaki embodies this.

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* StalkingIsFunnyIfItIsFemaleAfterMale: Nodame, of course. And, yes, in season two we find it's shown she ''does'' have those sort of photos of Chiaki and she does want to do ''that'' with Chiaki. You don't One does not want to know how many times she ''sniffs'' him.
* SupremeChef: Chiaki.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Chiaki embodies this.
him.



* ThirdPersonPerson: Nodame, this is among her quirky idiosyncrasies.



* [[ThroughHisStomach Through Her Stomach]]: Little does Chiaki realize what he gets himself into once he starts feeding Nodame.
* TrainingFromHell: Working with Chiaki is like this.
* TrainStationGoodbye: A brief, accidental one when Nodame goes with Chiaki to the station intent on accompanying him to Prague. Chiaki kicks her off, only to realize his rival Jean is accompanied by his girlfriend Yuko. He is only able to share a last glance with Nodame as he leaves. Subverted because Nodame goes to Prague with Frank for an anime festival and she stays with Chiaki for the rest of his competition.
* TranslationConvention: Kai Dunn of the Berlin Philharmonic arrives in one episode, but has only a limited grasp of Japanese. While the episode renders everything in Japanese, handy notes appear whenever the characters are in fact speaking German. And, of course, the second season takes place in France, so all the characters in France, including Russians and Chinese, are speaking perfect Japanese in a fansub with English subtitles.

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* [[ThroughHisStomach Through Her Stomach]]: Little does Chiaki realize what he gets himself into once he starts feeding Nodame.
* TrainingFromHell: Working with Chiaki is like this.
this, as people like the S Orchestra and Nodame find out the hard way.
* TrainStationGoodbye: A brief, accidental one when Nodame goes with Chiaki to the station intent on accompanying him to Prague. Chiaki kicks her off, only to realize his rival Jean is accompanied by his girlfriend Yuko. He is only able to share a last glance with Nodame as he leaves. Subverted Averted because Nodame goes to Prague with Frank for an anime festival and she stays with Chiaki for the rest of his competition.
* TranslationConvention: TranslationConvention:
**
Kai Dunn of the Berlin Philharmonic arrives in one episode, but has only a limited grasp of Japanese. While the episode renders everything in Japanese, handy notes appear whenever the characters are in fact speaking German. And, of course, the German.
* The
second season takes place in France, so all the characters in France, including Russians and Chinese, are speaking perfect Japanese in a fansub with English subtitles.



* TrashOfTheTitans: Nodame's apartment. Chiaki just can't resist cleaning it up.
* TricksterMentor: Stresemann to Chiaki.
* {{Tsundere}}: Chiaki is very much this toward Nodame, leaning very toward the ''tsuntsun'' (cranky) end, but with frequent, if short-lived, affectionate and sweet moments towards her.
* UnsoundEffect: Not exactly a sound effect, but, in the manga, you can't hear the actual music. The manga simply states the name of the song being played -- and if you aren't familiar with the song, you're stuck with just the pretty pictures. Another UnsoundEffect is Nodame's badger, whose presence is seen in Nodame's emotional outbursts.

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* TrashOfTheTitans: Nodame's apartment. Chiaki just can't resist cleaning it up.
* TricksterMentor: Stresemann
up. He hilariously faces deja vu as he visit Rui's apartment in France and sees she's ''just'' as bad as Nodame, and he has to Chiaki.
stop himself from instinctively trying to clean it as if it was Nodame's.
* {{Tsundere}}: A few characters especially toward their love interests - Chiaki is very much this toward to Nodame, leaning very toward the ''tsuntsun'' (cranky) end, but with frequent, if short-lived, affectionate and sweet moments towards her.
Tanya to [[spoiler:Kuroki]], Kiyora to Mine.
* UnsoundEffect: UnsoundEffect:
**
Not exactly a sound effect, but, in the manga, you can't hear the actual music. The manga simply states the name of the song being played -- and if you aren't familiar with the song, you're stuck with just the pretty pictures. Another UnsoundEffect is pictures.
**
Nodame's badger, whose presence is seen in Nodame's emotional outbursts.



* VerbalTic: Nodame often uses nonsense exclamations like "Gyabo!" and "Mukya!"
* WhenSheSmiles:
** In the live-drama, Kiyora was already pretty. But you can see how when she changes from [[http://pics.livejournal.com/tsukisagi/pic/0007bceh/s640x480 this]] to [[http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/6272/nodame0417lghm6.jpg this]], she's absolutely ''glowing''.
** Chiaki himself, also in the live-drama. He usually reserves his smiles. But when he generally pleased or happy, though they are small, he [[http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4589/1192gy3ga7.jpg doesn't]] [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/34599287@N05/3216726181 resist]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DoKvecRWiI8/RtO2mnnm_gI/AAAAAAAAABU/cLhLaJbbst4/s1600-h/nodame.jpg them.]]
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue

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* VerbalTic: Nodame often uses nonsense exclamations like "Gyabo!" and "Mukya!"
* WhenSheSmiles:
** In the live-drama, Kiyora was already pretty. But you can see how when she changes from [[http://pics.livejournal.com/tsukisagi/pic/0007bceh/s640x480 this]]
WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The end give some insight of what happens to [[http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/6272/nodame0417lghm6.jpg this]], she's absolutely ''glowing''.
** Chiaki himself, also in the live-drama. He usually reserves his smiles. But when he generally pleased or happy, though they are small, he [[http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4589/1192gy3ga7.jpg doesn't]] [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/34599287@N05/3216726181 resist]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DoKvecRWiI8/RtO2mnnm_gI/AAAAAAAAABU/cLhLaJbbst4/s1600-h/nodame.jpg them.]]
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
some characters.



* WorthyOpponent: Despite displaying some traits of a musical ArrogantKungFuGuy, french conductor Jean Donnadieu is this during Chiaki's first conducting competition in France. Its actually his girlfriend Yuuko who does most of the [[TrashTalk trash talking]], much to his chagrin.
* {{Yandere}}:
** Nodame's a relatively mild case; in the Paris Chapter, when Chiaki wanted to break up with her, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome she beat the crap out of him (on a bridge overlooking the Seine!) until he changed his mind]]. At least she didn't bring out any [[AxCrazy sharp implements]]...
** During the fight, Nodame also makes a valid point--every time she thinks they're getting closer, Chiaki pulls away from her. Chiaki knows she's right, and it's implied that it helps cause him to relent just as much as him wanting the pain to stop does.
** This one is PlayedForLaughs, but still counts: in the first season, when they try to cure Chiaki with hypnosis, Nodame also tries to hypnotize him...into being her boyfriend. It fails.

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* WorthyOpponent: A few which helps characters set goals and strive to become better.
**
Despite displaying some traits of a musical ArrogantKungFuGuy, french conductor Jean Donnadieu is this during Chiaki's first conducting competition in France. Its actually his girlfriend Yuuko who does most of the [[TrashTalk trash talking]], much to his chagrin.
* {{Yandere}}:
** Rui and Nodame toward each other. Nodame's a relatively mild case; in the Paris Chapter, when Chiaki wanted awe of Rui's talent and prestige and often strives to break up be as good as her. Little to her knowledge, Rui also views her as one - despite being a CuckooCloudLander, Nodame's interesting, erratic and spontaneous playing and her ability to draw people with her, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome she beat the crap out of him (on a bridge overlooking the Seine!) until he changed his mind]]. At least she didn't bring out any [[AxCrazy sharp implements]]...
** During the fight, Nodame also
it is what makes a valid point--every time she thinks they're getting closer, Chiaki pulls away from her. Chiaki knows she's right, and it's implied that it helps cause him to relent just as much as him wanting the pain to stop does.
** This one is PlayedForLaughs, but still counts: in the first season, when they try to cure Chiaki with hypnosis, Nodame also tries to hypnotize him...into being her boyfriend. It fails.
Rui jealous herself.
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