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Nodame Cantabile


Mangaka: Tomoko Ninomiya 二ノ宮 知子
Born: 25th of May, 1969 Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Original Publisher: Kodansha
English Language Publisher: Del Rey Books
Published: July 2001 to October 2009
Status: Finished
Number of Volumes: 27
Serialized: Kiss キス
Genre: Coming of Age, Romance
Demographic: josei

    The quintessential odd couple romance, Nodame Cantabile follows the budding relationship between two students at Momogoaka Music Academy.

    Shinchi aspires to become a conductor of a great orchestra in Europe. The prospects of this actually happening are next to nil, as he not only is terrified of flying, he is also very off-putting to others.
    Background & Impact
    Published in Kiss Magazine from 2000 to 2009, this josei manga ruled that decade, inspiring three separate anime series, two live action dramas, and two feature length films.

    Rivaled perhaps only by Tramps Like Us, Nodame Cantabile is Kiss Magazine's biggest series to date.