Sunday, June 20, 2010

Freeze In Front of TV

Last week my sister got full series of Nodame Cantabile live action, so I decided to spent this weekend just watching on it. This drama based on hit comic book by Tomoko Ninomiya and aired first time by Fuji TV on 2006.

The drama opened by Chiaki Shinichi, who is one of the most talented music student at the Momogaoka Music Academy. However, his ambition to become a conductor and study under the renowned Sebastiano Viera puts him at odds with his piano teacher, Etou. Chiaki’s fear of flying prevents him from leaving Japan to become Viera’s student. After being dropped from Etou’s class, which leads to Chiaki also being dumped by his girlfriend, Tagaya Saiko, Chiaki meets by accident with a bizarre, messy girl, Noda Megumi (who insists on being called “Nodame”), the 3rd grade student in Momogaoka. Nodame is an extremely talented pianist who wants to be a preschool teacher, she prefers playing by ear rather than reading the music score. She is messy and disorganized, takes baths several days apart and loves to eat, sometimes stealing her friend's lunchbox when it is filled with delicacies.

Chiaki doesn’t like Nodame, but is strangely drawn to her. On the other hand, Nodame almost instantly falls in love with Chiaki, but it takes much longer for Chiaki to even begin to appreciate Nodame's unusual qualities. Their relationship causes them both to develop and grow. Along the way, they meet some crazy people (like Masumi, Mine, and Stresemann) and make lasting friendships. Because of Nodame, Chiaki gets the opportunity to lead a student orchestra and begins to have a broader appreciation of people's musical abilities. Because of Chiaki, Nodame faces her fears and enters a piano competition. Opportunities open up as both begin taking risks, stretching themselves far more than they ever thought possible.

I love this drama, the characters was varies and unique. I play it several times but never getting bored.