Thursday, September 6, 2007

[LiveJournal] Nodame Cantabile Icons #2

More NC icons for you! There are 60 lovely pinkish+purplish+bluish Nodame Cantabile icons designed by lovewls here:

and 16 more fun NC icons made by i_comiyavi here:


Mel's Edit: I'm finally on the NodamexChiaki fanlist!Gyahaa!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Mel's Note #1

xXx are you really sleeping? xXx

Hello all, minna san ogengki desuka? Hajimemashite..I'm Mel and this would be my first official post to greet everyone who has been visiting Nodame Cantabile Resources..yoroshiku onegaishimasu.^^

It's only been 10 days today since I opened this blog with my starting entry, but it seems like I've been working on the blog forever. Perhaps it's because once I started it,I found myself unable and unwilling to stop, so I keep going on and on. It's chotto troublesome, but at the same time it's so much fun!Tanoshii desu.^^

I'm very pleased that this accidental blog of mine had been visited by many Nodame Cantabile fans from all over the world, and am extremely happy if this blog had somehow managed to help you find whatever the Nodame Cantabile-related thing was that you were looking for.However, I would definitely love it more if you can share some comments here in the blog,especially if you found a particular entry to be useful,or you've watched a certain video I posted.Or if you have something you want to ask me about,just leave it at the comment section at each new/corresponding entry to ensure I'll get to read it.^^

Just some words would be enough ne, I don't need a long post to make me happy--just some simple phrases would be fine.Or even just a little smiley.^^ I know there are hundreds of people visiting this blog, but sadly I never have any concrete idea who you are(other than where you're from),so drop me some lines and say hello ne. It's always exciting to meet another Nodame Cantabile fan who loves it as much as I do. At least with your comments,I can know for sure that this blog hadn't been here for nothing ne.^^

Don't be too shy around here,my dear visitors.(or too lazy..hehe)^^ Even if you are not confident enough with your English to post a long comment, I wouldn't mind a short one. Besides, my own English is not perfect,is it?I apologize in advance,for English is not my first language.^^ But that didn't stop from working on this blog right?^^

And as most of you are probably aware of, I currently have a YouTube account running, and I put up all the Nodame Cantabile Live Action extras stuff that I've managed to find so far over there at my Channel. However there is also a big possibility that my account could be suspended or deleted at any time--given the content of my channel*gulps* therefore I would like to share this info with you guys. I am also working on a Dailymotion channel and a Veoh channel right now, so those would act as my backup channel, should anything
bad happened to my YouTube account.Or if you think YouTube sucks and have another preference for your streaming video needs,you can just head over to the other two channels. ;-) Of course I just started on the two new places,so there is still a lot of things missing.But I'll try my best.p(^^)q .And as always,your comments and ratings for the videos there are greatly appreciated.

Just to let you know.And thank you for reading.^^

Monday, September 3, 2007

[Playlist] Nodame Cantabile OST

Get the CD at YesAsia:
Nodame Cantabile Original Soundtrack (Japan Version)

Nodame Cantabile Original Soundtrack (Hong Kong Version)

[News] 'Cantabile,' 'Suspect' earn three Seoul nods

'Cantabile,' 'Suspect' earn three Seoul nods
By Mark Russell
Aug 29, 2007

SEOUL -- Japanese miniseries "Nodame Cantabile" was the big winner Tuesday night at the second annual Seoul Drama Awards, picking up three awards, including nods for best miniseries, director and music director.

Also earning three awards was the U.K.'s "Prime Suspect 7," which took kudos for best short series and screenplay along with a nod for lead actress Helen Mirren.

China's "Great Revival" won best drama series and best cinematography for Shi Luan.

Other winners saw Japan's Kimura Takuya take best actor for his work on "The Family" and Korea's Lee Cheol-ho earn the art director nod for "Hwang Jin-yi." Best juvenile series went to Australia's "Mortified."

The Seoul Drama Awards are the only international television awards in Asia and, despite their youth, have attracted much attention from television broadcasters and producers around the region.

Created by Group 8 and hosted by the Korean Broadcasters Assn., the SDA are designed to honor outstanding achievements in television drama production from around the world.

Group 8 also is the main organizer behind the BCWW television conference and trade market, one of the biggest in Asia, which runs Wednesday-Friday in Seoul.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Omedetto Gozaimasu, Nodame Cantabile!^^

Sunday, September 2, 2007

[News] Seoul Drama Awards announce winners

Written by Darcy Paquet
Wednesday, 29 August 2007

SEOUL – The second edition of the Seoul Drama Awards presented its top prizes to TV works from Japan, China and South Korea.

Beijing JC&AL’s “The Great Revival” took home the prize for best drama series, Fuji TV’s “Nodame Cantabile” won for best miniseries and KBS’s “A Dwarf Launches a Small Ball” took the short drama award.

Australian entry “Mortified” won in the juvenile drama category, and a special jury award was presented to Bavaria Media GmbH’s drama “Can” from Germany.

“Nodame Cantabile” also picked up two prizes among the individual awards for best director (Takeuchi Hideki) and best music. Top acting honors went to Japanese actor Kimura Takuya for “The Family” and Helen Mirren for her role in “Prime Suspect 7”.

An international jury headed by Larry Gershman, chairman of the Emmy Committee, chose the awards from a total 130 submissions from 32 countries. An awards presentation ceremony was held on Tuesday in KBS Hall in Seoul.

This year’s event, timed to coincide with the BCWW (Broadcast Worldwide) conference, was noted for throwing a wider international net, with submissions from India, Argentina, Ukraine, Jordan, Brazil, Germany and Belgium.



● Mini-Series

- Nodame Cantabile (Japan): Fuji Television Network, Inc.
- The Family (Japan): Tokyo Broadcasting System
- Surgeon Bong Dal-hee (Korea): Seoul Broadcasting System
- The Tudors (U.S.A): Sony Pictures Television International
- Genesis - In the mind of the killer (German): Bavaria Media GmbH
- The Pasquier's Clan (Fance): Carrere Group D.A.

● Actress

- Ueno Juri (Japan): Nodame Cantabile
- Makiko Esumi (Japan): The Street Lawyers
- Helen Mirren (U.K.): Prime Suspect 7
- Brenda Blethyn (U.K.): Mysterious Creatures

● Director

- Hideki Takeuchi (Japan): Nodame Cantabile
- Hou Yong (China): The Great Revival
- Pino Amenta (Australia): Mortified
- Agustin Crespi (Spain): Remember When

● Music Director

- Hideki Takeuchi (Japan): Nodame Cantabile
- Xiaoming Xu (China): Tang Dynasty
- Jin Woo, Oh (Korea): Prince of the Legend
- Mario DelBanito (Spain): Remember When

● Art Director

- Hideki Takeuchi (Japan): Nodame Cantabile
- Zhenzhou Yi (China): Tang Dynasty
- Cheol Ho, Lee (Korea): Hwang Jini
- Alan Gilmore (U.S.A): The Tudors

Congratulations, Director Hideki Takeuchi and Nodame Cantabile Drama Team!^^

[Soundtrack] = Nodame Cantabile Character Selection - Nodame = Links

Nodame Cantabile Character Selection - Nodame links I found:

01. Leonard Bernstein, Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra - Rhapsody in Blue
02. Glenn Gould - Piano Sonata #8 in C Minor 'Pathetique'
03. Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen - Sonata for 2 Pianos in D Major K448
04. 石岡芳乃 - Sonata for 2 Pianos in D Major K448 (Nodame's practice version)
05. 石岡芳乃 - Symphony #7, Op.92, 1st Movement (Piano version)


Megaupload 1
Megaupload 2

Credits to the original uploaders. ^^

[Magazine] TV GUIDE November 2006 Issue

Tamaki Hiroshi
(Chiaki Shinichi) and Ueno Juri (Noda Megumi/Nodame) were featured on the cover of the November 18-24 issue of TV Guide magazine.

Here are the scans from the magazine:

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Special thanks to boys_paper for the scans! ^^

[Playlist] Nodame Cantabile Mongoose Box 1

Get this CD at YesAsia:
Nodame Cantabile Mongoose Box (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)