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YMMV: Nodame Cantabile
  • Ass Pull: The resolution of Rui's storyline in the Finale anime due to the time constraints.
  • Awesome Music: Can we just give the whole series this and call it?
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Chiaki frequently uses physical violence against Nodame, Played for Laughs in the manner of a Boke and Tsukkomi Routine. In the live-action version especially, however, it can come across as less slapstick and a bit more disturbing for some.
  • Ear Worm: "Allegro Cantabile". The Opening Theme is that awesome!
  • Gratuitous Special Effects: In the live-action series, especially for comedic effect such as when Nodame is sent flying.
  • Ho Yay:
    • One-sided from Okuyama towards Chiaki.
    • Mine always seems awfully happy when Chiaki is around and is also very concerned with getting his "radar".
    • The violinist who takes Kiyora's place as the concertmaster also showed some signs, staring intently as Chiaki was unbuttoning his shirt and following Chiaki around.
  • Les Yay: Nodame and Saiko have an... interesting encounter in a karaoke-bar. It's rather short-lived though, since Nodame is very drunk and Saiko clearly not interested.
  • Narm: In the live-action version, the scenes where Chiaki flashes back to his childhood traumas can be extremely narmy due to the low production values involved.

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