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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 (543 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.92 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 4th 2016, 3:24pm 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 #627 increased(+94)
Monthly Pos #1086 increased(+464)
3 Month Pos #2071 increased(+516)
6 Month Pos #2950 increased(+115)
Year Pos #3231 increased(+29)

List Stats
On 1348 reading lists
On 858 wish lists
On 950 completed lists
On 155 unfinished lists
On 329 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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Interesting but missing something.   
Rating: 7.7 / 10.0
by asianromance
September 19th, 2008, 9:42pm
The art is good. The storyline is interesting and the characters are likable. However, sometimes it all felt a bit flat and half-hearted to me. And the whole deal with the fairy- it seemed like he was the one who set things in motion, but after that, it felt like the mangaka was going "ah, so where should I go with this fairy character?".
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Very good   
Rating: N/A
by Serafimangel
August 31st, 2008, 5:46pm
I agree that the manga is probably slightly better than the anime however in the anime you can hear the pieces which is good. The manga does introduce the reader to classical music from a newbie's perspective which is good however actually being able to hear the pieces (such as Pachbel's Canon) makes the anime an enjoyable experience too.

A good romance where for one of the first times in shoujo (for me) I genuinely cannot tell who she will end up with. The relationships develop and all the characters are different. Very good read.


((Gaaaah! Who does she end up with?!?))
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luv it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iluvmuzic
July 6th, 2008, 7:07am
being a violinist/trumpeter/pianist/flautist/sometimes cellist, this is THE perfect manga for me. the art andl storyline in the beginning were a bit iffy, but it got better, and now i can't wait for the next volume to be released!
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Rating: N/A
by shinorei
June 6th, 2008, 11:27am
The manga is really good. It first starts off slow, introducing the characters systematically and then later in the series, it gets better and better as the female lead meets up with guys that eventually falls in love with her. It's cute seeing how that happens, as it's more in pace with real-life, rather than other shoujo mangas which have the guys falling for the girls almost immediately (too fast).

Another bonus for this manga is the classical music -centered plot. The female lead doesn't know any real music for the first start, so she kind of relates with most (or some) or the female readers here, giving them space to fantasize, etc.

It's really good, reading this manga as the artwork is clean and there aren't too many speeches. Mostly the plot centres on the female lead's dilemma to do well in music, facing a few obstacles on the way.

Personally, the anime does the manga no justice. So if it's possible, read the manga before watching the anime. Or.. if you've read the manga, then don't watch the anime. However, if you're not planning to read the manga, I guess it's not too bad to try and watch the anime. But let me warn you, it would not be as smashing as the manga! biggrin
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yumetsukihime
March 20th, 2008, 10:23am
I really love this manga, aminly because of the bishies and the music. I adore it and I think the anime is quite good too, especially since you get t hear the songs. XD And I play instruments too (piano and flute) so I was so happy... ;3

... Last updated on March 20th, 2008, 10:36am
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Very Good   
Rating: N/A
by Akane-chan
January 9th, 2008, 6:09pm
Well, from what I've read so far, it's good. It's mostly like the same kind of shoujo manga. The art is well done, and for the anime, I really loved the music. I recommend this to anyone who's interested in music.
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the manga...meh   
Rating: N/A
by xelien
October 29th, 2007, 8:47pm
At first when I watched the anime, I thought it was nice. Pretty boys and fantastic music, but the the story left me wanting more. I had my hopes that the manga 's plot had more development than the anime, but yet its pretty much the same. The manga lacks the music and fun the anime had, and neither had a good enough plot to make this seem amazing. Just a nice little shoujo story.

... Last updated on October 29th, 2007, 8:48pm
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Three words: Oh. My. GOD!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by justlooking
October 28th, 2007, 10:20pm
This series is THE BEST! I love it so much! The anime was awesome too! I listened to the songs over and over! 1,000,000 / 10!!!! XD
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Yay for classical music!!   
Rating: N/A
by vampyre1manga
October 8th, 2007, 5:13pm
I love this manga if for nothing more than it focuses on classical music, most of it western. I used to play the viola (basically a deeper version of the violin) and it is nearly impossible to find books set in the modern world that have the hero/ine playing Beethoven instead of Pink, Queen, or Korn. I also like the plot, and that most of the characters are deeper than they appear. It's an easy read, and addictive (I'm going crazy because I went to four different stores and none of them had volume 5 in English. Gah, it's frustrating!!!). Anyone can read it. I recommend it highly.
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Stunned xD   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kreamii
August 29th, 2007, 7:10am
Amazing!!! The royal feeling of classy music, and the cute side romance is really the kind of manga i love. xD It's become one of my favourites... but comparing the anime to the manga to the game, I'd have to say that I like the game best... xD
Still, this is awsome xD Fantastic! Fabulous! Extravagent! Now, i'm running out of things to call it xD

... Last updated on August 29th, 2007, 7:10am
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