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Title: Tomorrow’s Cantabile, Nodame’s Cantabile
Author: Tomoko Ninomiya
Serialization: July 2001-October 2009; 2009-2010
Anime adaptations: 2007, 2008, 2010
Drama Adaptations: (J) 2006, 2008, (K) 2014
Film Adaptations: (J) 2009, 2010
Synopsis: (J) An elite meticulous musical genius and a messy out-of-control pianist. This unlike pair somehow matches up and together with a group of colorful young classical musicians and an eccentric world-famous conductor, they start to create the most unique wonderful world of music. They are all against the conventional orders and rules, and try to make the most of their lives with humor and passion for music. Each character has a special (or weird) story to tell and they confront with each other hard and unite strongly. Based on a popular comic, this is a hilarious comedy with brilliant young ensemble cast and full of great classical music.
(K) Musical prodigy Cha Yoo Jin (Joo Won) dreams of conducting orchestras, but despite his ambitions and international upbringing, he’s begrudgingly stuck in South Korea because of a traumatic childhood accident. Cue Seol Nae Il (Shim Eun Kyung), a nutty classmate who eschews the rules and plays everything by ear, from music to life. Though initially repelled by her unrefined ways, Yoo Jin slowly discovers Nae Il is the unique melody to his harmony: combined, the two create a song that makes their hearts soar.
Watch the Japanese films (except the tv special) and drama on Gooddrama, watch the Korean version on Dramafever!