01 April 2008

のだめカンタービレ in ヨーロッパ Nodame Cantabile in Europe

Title: のだめカンタービレ in ヨーロッパ Nodame Kantābire in Yôroppa (Nodame Cantabile in Europe)
English Title: Nodame Cantabile in Europe
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Year: 2008
Episode: 2
  • 上野樹里 Uneo Juri
  • 玉木宏 Tamaki Hiroshi
  • 小出恵介 Koide Kesuke
  • ウエンツ瑛士 Wentz Eiji
  • ベッキー Becky
  • 福士誠治 Fukushi Seiji
  • 竹中直人 Takenaka Naoto
  • 吉瀬美智子 Kichise Michiko
  • 瑛太 Eita
  • 水川あさみ Mizukawa Asami
  • 向井理 Mukai Osamu
  • 橋爪遼 Hashizume Ryo
  • 桜井千寿 Sakurai Chizu
  • 木村了 Kimura Ryo
  • 近藤公園 Kondo Koen
  • 遠藤雄弥 Endo Yuya
  • 坂本真 Sakamoto Makoto
  • 松岡璃奈子 Matsuoka Rinako
  • 松岡恵望子 Matsuoka Emiko
  • 山中崇 Yamanaka Takashi
  • 小林きな子 Kobayashi Kinako
  • 深田あき Fukada Aki
  • 山口紗弥加 Yamaguchi Sayaka
  • 山田優 Yamada Yu

Shinichi Chiaki and Megumi Noda, better known as Nodame, graduate from Momogaoka College of Music and they go to France to pursue graduate studies in music.

Shinichi's dream is to be a world-renowned conductor. He enters an international competition for conductors to test his abilities.

Nodame attends the music conservatory and her dream is to play the piano for Shinichi. After her hard work, Nodame was given a chance to have a mini recital. During the recital, Chiaki saw her worth and realized that he cannot go on with out her.

I like Nodame Cantabile because it's a way to educate people about classical music and a way to encourage people to appreciate orchestra. I don't know a lot about classical music but I really like the drama's soundtrack.

I didn't really enjoy this special as much as I enjoyed the drama because only lead characters Megumi Noda, or Nodame, and Shinichi Chiaki are in this production. Well, Yasunori Kuroki is also in the second episode but he is not featured very much. The other characters are also in this special but they appear through phone calls and it's not really the same as when everyone is working together in an orchestra.

Shinichi and Nodame were considered as exceptionally talented and in a league of their own when they were in Japan so it was quite a wake-up call to both of them when they found out that their classmates in graduate school are equally gifted and remarkable.

Studying abroad is such a learning experience for Nodame because in a new environment and with different professors, she was forced to go out of her comfort zone and learn music properly.

Assistant Professor Majiro: Have you done any analysis? Analyzing musical compositions is difficult so it is essential to analyze the artists' period and mentality when playing the artists' music.
Nodame: I can't do analysis. I can't read music. I've never had this type of training before.
Assistant Professor Majiro: You never did it in Japan? You attended a music academy, didn't you?
Nodame: I never did it.
Assistant Professor Majiro: Then do it!
Nodame: But I don't understand it.
Assistant Professor Majiro: Then try to understand it.
Nodame: I wonder why I'm playing the piano...
Assistant Professor Majiro: In that case, quit! Go back to Japan and play the pieces you want the way you want to.

のだめカンタービレ Nodame Cantabile
のだめカンタービレ 最終楽章 前編 Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō - Zenpen
のだめカンタービレ 最終楽章 後編 Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō - Kōhen

 のだめカンタービレ in ヨーロッパ Nodame Cantabile in Europe