Nodame Cantabile: The Essential Guide

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DH Publishing Inc, Oct 15, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 191 pages
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Nodame Cantabile is an award-winning manga, anime and live-action drama which began in January 2007. Shinichi Chiaki is the top piano student at his university and an excellent violinist, but he dreams of someday becoming a conductor. However, he has several deep-rooted fears about traveling, and so finds himself trapped in Japan. Because of this, he questions how far he can go in music, especially when he's passed over again and again. This is when he meets Nodame, or Megumi Noda, a messy free spirit who reminds Chiaki that music can be fun. Chiaki learns how to deal with others and begins to realize what is possible for him, even within Japan. a game based on the manga was announced for the Nintendo DS, for release in Spring 2007.
 

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Contents

What promise does Chiaki make at the Bastille New Opera House?
54
Where do Chiaki and Nodame live in France?
55
Nodame never studied French so how is she able to speak it?
56
Whats Operation Desert Prometheus?
57
Whos the mysterious artist that lives in the attic of Nodame and Chiakis apartment?
59
What happened with Nodames pork curry?
61
Why is Kuroki bluishgreen?
63
Will Nodame ever perform onstage with Chiaki?
65

Whats the deal with the kotatsu that Nodame loves and Chiaki hates so much?
24
What kind of a restaurant is Uraken?
26
Why is Sakura Saku so poor?
28
Why did von Stresemann suddenly leave the S Orchestra for A Orchestra?
30
What is Purigorota?
32
Who really is the chairperson?
34
Whats Nodames dream?
36
Why did von Stresemann become a conductor?
37
Whats the deal with Nodame and mongooses?
38
How did Chiakis exgirlfriend Saiko Tagaya get out of her slump?
39
How did Chiaki start his own orchestra?
40
Who is the Miyoshi family?
42
Whats the Curly Hair Convention?
44
What happened to Kurokis crush?
46
What was the secret behind Chiaki overcoming his phobia?
48
What twist of fate helped Nodame recover from her depression?
49
France
51
What scarred Nodame for life when she was little?
52
Whats Rui Suns problem?
66
What is Yukihisa Matsudas future diary?
68
What battle began at the used car dealership?
70
How did Nodames first recital in Paris go?
71
What were the results of the Rou Marle Orchestra auditions?
73
Whats Rou Marle Orchestras advertising strategy?
75
Whats the harmony that Toma Simon talks about?
76
What happened after Nodames first recital in Paris?
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Glossary of Composers
81
Places Institutions
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Glossary of Instruments
103
Glossary of Musical Pieces
116
Glossary of Musical Terms
151
Orchestras Competitions
155
Glossary of Characters
163
KEYWORD INDEX
188
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