An accomplished pianist and violinist, but is also known to be a perfectionist when it comes to music and is highly critical of himself and others. As he opens up to others (with much prodding from Nodame), he becomes more caring of his friends and readily lends a hand to his friends should they need help. In university, he was extremely popular among the female students due to his good looks and musical ability.
Megumi "Nodame" Noda
Maestro Franz von Stresemann
Voiced by: Shinji Ogawa (JP), Terrence Stone (EN)An elderly, highly-respected internationally famous conductor who comes to Momogaoka Music Academy as a guest instructor.
Voiced by: Masaya Matsukaze (JP), Joe Cappelletti (EN)A talented oboe player who falls for Nodame at first sight. Because he tends to be phlegmatic and quiet.
Voiced by: Mitsuru Ogata (JP), Robert Buchholz (EN)A piano teacher at Momogaoka, said to specialize in "drop-out" students.
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (JP), Peter Doyle (EN)A womanizing cellist and one of the founders of the Rising Star Orchestra.
Voiced by: Shintaro AsanumaA French piano student who lives in the same apartment complex as Chiaki and Nodame.
Tatiana "Tanya" Vishneva
Voiced by: Shizuka ItoAn attractive Russian senior piano student who lives in the same apartment complex as Chiaki, Nodame, Frank, and Yunlong. Her piano playing is somewhat mediocre and she lacks confidence in her ability, which seems to be the reason behind her fixation on finding an affluent boyfriend in France.
Voiced by: Satoshi HinoA Chinese piano player who lives in the same apartment complex as Nodame and Chiaki do in Paris.
Voiced by: Sayaka OharaA world-famous Chinese pianist who is making a gradual comeback.
Voiced by: Toshiyuki MorikawaAnother of Vieira's students, who also works in Paris and considers himself a rival to Chiaki.
Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (JP), Terrence Stone (EN)An esteemed and well-known professor of piano at the Conservatory where Nodame studies.
Voiced by: Kenyuu HoriuchiChiaki's father and a famous pianist. He left Chiaki's mother when Chiaki was still a young boy.
Voiced by: Hiroki TouchiThe conductor Chiaki chooses to replace him as conductor of the Rising Star Orchestra.