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Nodame Cantabile  
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The son of a famous pianist, music student Shinichi Chiaki dreams of studying abroad and becoming a conductor like his mentor. Unfortunately, his fear of flying grounds his lofty plans! As he watches other classmates achieve what he has always wanted, Shinichi wonders if he should quit music altogether.
Then one day he meets fellow student Megumi Noda, also known as Nodame. This oddball girl cannot cook, clean, or even read a music score, but she can play the piano in incomparable Cantabile style. And she teaches Chiaki something that he has forgotten: to enjoy his music, no matter where he is.

Winner of the Kodansha Manga Award for Shoujo in 2004.


Related Series

Associated Names
Nodame Cantabile - Opera Hen

Groups Scanlating
Eien Scans

Latest Release(s)
c.Epilogue by Eien Scans & HappyScans! over 2 years ago
v.25 c.10 + Extra (end) by Village Idiot over 6 years ago
v.25 c.9 by Village Idiot over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
25 Volumes (incl. Encore Opera Hen) (Complete)
+ Extra Chapter (2016)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 [Season 1]; Vol 10, Chap 53 [Paris-Hen]; Vol 17, Chap 95 [Finale]
Ends at Vol 9, Chap 52 [Season 1]; Vol 16, Chap 94 [Paris-Hen]; Vol 23, Chap 136 [Finale]

User Reviews
Nodame Cantabile by nightcrawler103

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1380 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.65 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 8th 2018, 3:21pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
KISS (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (25 Volumes - Complete; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #456 increased(+84)
Monthly Pos #677 increased(+156)
3 Month Pos #982 increased(+36)
6 Month Pos #1058 decreased(-92)
Year Pos #938 decreased(-43)

List Stats
On 1949 reading lists
On 1322 wish lists
On 2288 completed lists
On 150 unfinished lists
On 610 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Nodame Cantabile Gets 1-Shot Manga in February over 2 years ago
where can I read vol 24 over 7 years ago
Nodame Cantabile Manga Has Not Yet Ended over 7 years ago
Nodame Cantabile Manga to Bundle Anime DVD, CD in April over 8 years ago
Nodame Cantabile: Finale DVD to Have Unaired Episode over 8 years ago

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NC live action dramaaaa   
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by lilkorsy
May 9th, 2007, 10:13pm
you HAVE to watch nodame cantabile live action drama. it's even better than the manga.
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just love it   
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by dbesing
May 4th, 2007, 8:55am
i just love it for some reason.... and i dont even like music <.<;; well okay classical is great but yeah
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Really good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Jedai
April 6th, 2007, 10:58am
A must read in the comedy section, it's light and fun... and touching amazingly. A real shame that Snoopycool had to drop it. I'm currently viewing the anime and it's pretty interesting how the music add to the story, for the Nodame manga fan, don't miss the anime. smile
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The Best out there   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ranmaru
March 31st, 2007, 12:23pm
Great read, The story only gets better, currently reading vol.12,
you should go ahead and read it. The characters are one of the best i've ever seen in a josei manga, they develop and evolve together, I really love this manga~~~<3

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2007, 12:10pm
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Brilliant manga... and very funny too   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by zero_ant
February 8th, 2007, 6:43am
I read all the volumes I had over and over just to laugh again. The fun never die, really. Ninomiya puts a lot of background character activity in the manga, thus makes us want to look at every detail in every frame she draws... and satisfied with it. The characters' expressions are also funny. Those crazy acts too. Yet sometimes we can't resist to awe at them. Simply genius.
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beck or perfect world of kai in classic theme   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by exit
February 1st, 2007, 1:03pm
if you have read 2 of these manga you shouldn't skip these one of the great musician manga.

... Last updated on February 1st, 2007, 1:04pm
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manga full with wacky characters   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Rui_J
October 5th, 2006, 12:28am
Funny, wacky and meaningful at the same time....
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cute and crezy!!   
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by pan-pan
June 21st, 2006, 4:53am
so funny and make us want to read it more than 1 time...
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funny, easy to read, funny, funny, funny,....   
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by Anonymous
March 28th, 2006, 7:56am
this manga is funny, but also make us want to know what will be happened next..
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Just that damn good...   
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by Hostile
May 12th, 2005, 7:37pm
Great read. Funny stuff, too.
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