Mangaka : Tomoko Ninomiya
Year of Published : 2004
Genre : Comedy, Drama, Josei, Romance, School, Life, Slice of Life
Scanlator : BYAAAH, MangaSearcher, NCIS, SnoopyCool, Village Idiot, Which Scanlations
The son of a famous pianist, music student Shinichi Chiaki dreams of studying abroad and becoming a conductor like his mentor. Unfortunately, his fear of flying grounds his lofty plans! As he watches other classmates achieve what he has always wanted, Shinichi wonders if he should quit music altogether.
Then one day he meets fellow student Megumi Noda, also known as Nodame. This oddball girl cannot cook, clean, or even read a music score, but she can play the piano in incomparable Cantabile style. And she teaches Chiaki something that he has forgotten: to enjoy his music, no matter where he is.
Nodame Cantabile received the 2004 Kodansha Manga Award for shoujo manga, and was a jury recommendation at both the 2005 and 2008 Japan Media Arts Festivals. It was a finalist for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2005 and 2006.
I buy this manga and collect it all^^ *I love this manga since I see it at the first time in book store^^*. Funny and so musical, one of my favourite after all^^v. Hehehehe, Welcome to Nodame world!