Nodame Cantabile Rewatch Interlude Post

Stringed here with possibly one of the most insane ideas she’s had yet. Mori convinced me to join in the fun of a Nodame Cantabile blogger group rewatch. So I’m participating, along with, Mori, Eternal, and Jedi I’m posting this entry because I needed something to post about, and haven’t had time to get a proper update on anything around.

Why is this insane, you ask? Well, for starters, I haven’t actually finished Nodame Cantabile yet. I’ve got 4 episodes to go still before I finish, and then I have Paris hen to tackle. As if that isn’t bad enough, I’m a horrendously slow anime watcher, and to top it off, school is starting back up in 5 days. But I still feel that I’m up to the task of this rewatch, as well as actually finishing those last 4 eps off so I can actually rewatch them.

So why am I doing this? Nodame Cantabile is quite possibly the best show to come out in the past few years (I can legitimately say this, since Gankutsuou, Princess Tutu, and Haibane Renmei are all pre-2005 titles, unless I’m horribly mistaken). I’m probably biased because of my fanaticism for classical music, but I think it has the potential to be enjoyable to anyone with any ambition, or even just people that like good character dramas. Something as good as Nodame deserves more than one run-through.

Also, I love the classical music so much that I want to go through and write down the names and composers for the pieces used in each episode and note which episode they were used in, since the anime itself does tell you what all the pieces are in those handy little text notes that pop up on screen. Thus my posts for the rewatch will contain the titles and composers of the pieces used, as well as my thoughts on them. I own the Nodame Cantabile 100 Best CD collection, so I can listen to all of the pieces used in full.

…I’m also doing this because I have a terrifying femcrush on Miki Kiyora. I fail so miserably at all things intelligent. Curse you for looking so good with a violin, Kiyora! And to revisit Masumi-chan and his awesomeness.

And a useless parting screenshot:

Damn, Kiyora’s not one to mess with, either.