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Kiniro no Corda  
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Kahoko Hino is a student at Seiso Academy, one with an ordinary life. One day, Lili - the mischievous musical fairy who had blessed the original founder of the school - finds Kahoko running late to class.

Delighted that she is able to see him, Lilli grants Kahoko a magical violin, and a place in the school's annual musical competition, which many students in the music department vie to partake in.

Kahoko refuses, only to be pressed on by the fairy, who constantly nags her until she finally gives way to his pleading. She reluctantly accepts the instrument. As she practices her pieces, Kahoko is amazed that she can play any piece on the violin as long as she knows the tune and plays it with her heart. She later gets more attached to the surrounding boys in the competition.

Also contains the Kiniro no Corda 2 (La Corda d’Oro 2) and Kiniro no Corda 3 (La Corda d’Oro 3) stories.


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Associated Names
บทเพลงสีทอง (Thai)
금색의 코르다
A Corda de Ouro
Cung Đàn Vàng
La Corda D'Oro
La Corda D'Oro 3
The Golden String
The String of Gold

Groups Scanlating
Alice Dreams
Cat Chan Scans

Latest Release(s)
c.Special 2 by Raindrops over 6 years ago
v.16 c.Story 3b by Raindrops over 6 years ago
c.Special by OoCelestialWingsoO over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 10, Chap 46

User Reviews
La Corda d'Oro by Asuka_Masamune

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (544 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.92 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 23rd 2018, 2:18pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)
LaLa Special (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (17 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #590 increased(+187)
Monthly Pos #1222 increased(+189)
3 Month Pos #2440 increased(+147)
6 Month Pos #2649 increased(+329)
Year Pos #3283 decreased(-23)

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On 1350 reading lists
On 861 wish lists
On 950 completed lists
On 155 unfinished lists
On 330 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Aoi Kaji (Spoilers) over 2 years ago
La Corda D'Oro 3 Gets Anime over 4 years ago
New La Corda D'Oro Manga in September over 6 years ago
I'm a bit confused. over 6 years ago
Favorite Pairing?/Pairings? over 6 years ago

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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by windshadow
August 7th, 2009, 12:37pm
For one, i love the guys. Actually maybe just Hihara. But whatever.

Lately, there seems to be more "development" taking place.

But then again, they've gotten even more characters in. I know it's because of the otome game, but still, this is getting to be quite a chore. You can obviously see who she's into now, so the new guys are merely serving as eye candy and to make you go: _____ is so hot/cute/drool-worthy !!!!

I'm one of those who have only a bit of a qualm for the slow pace this is going, but really, the massive number of guys have led to most (if not all) of them being flat characters.

Still, despite the magic violin thing, the people are relatively real. Hino is a main character i enjoy reading about. She's not too rash, not too shy, just trying to do her best and getting stuck or confused as she goes about doing so. Also, Hihara's silent admiration for her was beautifully portrayed. I think this touch of realism is what keeps me hooked onto the series.

Quite a relaxed and light read, no pain (unlike Ouran where you go all wretched after looking at that beautiful window scene when Kaoru looks at Haruhi), no dark traumatised past, plenty of eye candy and good art, read for fluff.

I'm giving this a 7 because it's what it sells itself as. A light fluffy read for females that is not too over the top. A decent (initially, when existing) plot with good art.

... Last updated on August 7th, 2009, 12:40pm
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I like it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Auro-Cyanide
July 14th, 2009, 6:25pm
I must say I have a soft spot for reverse harem and La Corda D'Oro is one of the best. I like that the girl dosn't fall over herself for one guy. Alot of people winge about the amount of guys (and there are ALOT) but you have to remember that this is based on a game that amounts to a dating sim. It is supposed to be like that.

I don't think Hino is spineless. I think she shows alot of bravery and courage. It's just she tends to be more... normal I suppose. She isn't in your face tough or bubbly, she actually reminds me of a normal human, quite and shy sometimes, dislikes confrontation, laughs with her friends and has akward embarressing moments. She just is alot quiter in tone then other heroines, and it's not a bad thing.

And finally, alot of people worry about the magical violin thing, and truthfull I thought it was a bit weird too, though nothing to stop you reading it. Remember it is based on a game. And how else would you get a total ametur into music like that. Like any manga, sometimes you just have to let go of your rationality and get on with it.
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La Corda D'oro   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by EtceteraSpeed
July 1st, 2009, 6:09pm
it's dragging on... and on... and on... just end it already.
And pretend I didn't rate it a ten. I'm leaving my old rating hoping it'll pick up some speed.
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Typical Shoujo Stupidity   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
June 9th, 2009, 12:11pm
I like Shoujo mangas. I'll admit it. I normally am fine with all the silliness that you find in the typical shoujo story. I watched the anime when it came out, and thought, why not give the manga a try. As I started to read it, I found myself thinking, this girl is just brainless fluff. Chapter 4, was particularly pathetic, as the girl is 'challenged' with her music, and rather then responding as most girls would, instead acts idiotic, and ends up having to be saved by one of the guys. I mean come on, if a bunch of girls challenge you, and say moronic stuff like, we'll never acknowledge you, say, "well, I have no desire to be recognized by you, as for whether or not I belong in the concourse, why not wait til the performance before making a decision."

Hino shows over and over, that rather then being a strong heroine, with opinions and desires of her own, she is merely a typical brainless heroine, who constantly needs to be saved. Grow a spine girl! After reading a good portion of this manga, I find myself thinking something unusual. That the anime is better then the manga.
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Rating: N/A
by kejjie
June 7th, 2009, 9:01am
a very good manga - recommended.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
toooo many males in competition for her love. it really is a harem. i mean, she's a nice girl but not so amazing that every guy she meets starts blushing all the time.

... Last updated on June 7th, 2009, 9:04am
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The romance is finally here!   
Rating: N/A
by Tomochii-Chan
March 29th, 2009, 7:58am
There's actually a LOT of development going on in the latest chapters! ^3^ It's getting really good now. And there's hints...actually LOTS of hints of romance now 8D

Not saying with who, find out yourself bigrazz
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making their moves.   
Rating: N/A
by yuniehime
March 9th, 2009, 7:50am
im currently collecting this manga and can't wait for the juicy stuffs to happen. so far, the guys have been waving flags at each other. tsuchiura have already made his intentions clear in front of tsukimori, whereas tsukimori is buying time to get to know her more before he leaves for his study abroad. argh, i can't wait for the next chapters.

... Last updated on March 26th, 2009, 6:52pm
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Rating: N/A
by destati
December 18th, 2008, 11:15pm
Playing the violin myself, I'm kind of "ehhhhhhh" about the whole magic violin thing. She could hold instrument and bow correctly her first time (and everytime thereafter) when before, she'd never even HEARD of the word "violin". This manga is just not my cup of coffee. And so, I followed it for the romance. I mean, there were hints. But after so many of "I really like...!" TURNS NEXT PAGE: ..."the violin!" I just totally give up. Totally. I have never felt so disappointed, mainly because the characters are really, really good looking and I think this manga deserves some better romances besides what we have so far. This manga is non-existent in plot and romance.


... Last updated on December 23rd, 2008, 9:47pm
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Rating: N/A
by flakizz
October 2nd, 2008, 10:32am
i guess it was okay but dumb because this has nothing to do with romance sure the guys fall in love with her but she doesn't even realize that. well i think its okay but absolutely no romance
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seriously who doesn't love this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lynn101
September 20th, 2008, 4:46pm
one of my top 3 mangas of all time!
i love how it concentrates on music and the heorine is pretty strong and doesn't give up
the guys are all really good looking
a really good plot...i really can't wait for the next chapter
i don't even know why i haven't read this before...

if you like the anime then read the manga...if you like the manga then watch the anime

it's worth your time...seriously!
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