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The son of a famous pianist, music student Shinichi Chiaki has always wanted to study abroad and become a conductor like his mentor. However, his fear of planes and water make it impossible for him to follow his dream. As he watches other young students achieve what he has always wanted, Shinichi ponders whether he should quit music altogether.
Then, one day he meets a fellow music student named Megumi Noda, also known as Nodame. This oddball girl cannot cook, clean, or even read her own score, but she can play the piano in incomparable Cantabile style. And she teaches Chiaki some thing that he has forgotten: to enjoy his music no matter where he is.
Story and art by Tomoko Ninomiya.
*Episode #42 - Marie’s Spotlight