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Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile: Experiencing One Work in Three Different Mediums

The Manga

Volumes 1-25
Published in English by Del Rey

Some would argue that because this work is originally a manga, this medium is the best one for it but I would have to respectfully disagree for reasons I will get into later because right now we should really introduce you to… 978 more words

Review

Musical Performances in Anime/Manga

Periodically, I discuss with a friend about performance of music in anime, particularly compared to its portrayal in manga [1]. Anime engages both our visual and auditory senses to create the scene. 1,108 more words

Anime

Nodame Cantabile: encore!

In preparation for the new, fourth series of early 2000s anime hit Nodame Cantabile, I have been re-watching series three. The show charts the relationship of a naive and exuberant piano student with her serious “senpai” or senior, with a quirky mixture of otaku obsessiveness (in this case, in relation to classical music), sweetly good natured observations about human nature and that very Japanese sensibility – which I love – of cherishing and appreciating the everday and the mundane. 19 more words

Kitty

USA | 1945 | black and white
| 103 minutes

CREDITS

Directors Mitchell Leisen

Notable cast Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland

Production company Paramount Pictures

One of the many iterations of the Pygmalion narrative, Kitty diverges from the crowd of HepburnĀ musicals and the teenage makeover flicks in its wiliness to depict the more… 949 more words

Your Lie in April, or Why Classical Music Anime Is My Weakness

I always regret that I wasn’t more active and involved in music when I was in high school. By my teachers’ accounts, I was a skilled percussionist who just needed to practice and put a little bit more dedication and I might have been able to achieve something worthwhile. 438 more words

Anime

Pink diamond and chocolate

Ok. It is high time I explained the pink diamond from one of my previous posts. The jewel has nothing to do with Pink Panther ( I’ve always loved Pink Panther by the way ), but it has everything to do with a manga I recently found. 474 more words

Manga

Classical music manga Nodame Cantabile getting first new chapter in over five years

After striking a chord with so many fans during its original run, Nodame is coming back for an encore. 389 more words

Japan