Thursday, September 20, 2007

[LiveJournal] Nodame Cantabile Icons #3




It's time for another batch of gorgeous Nodame Cantabile icons, and in this entry I am presenting not only one, but two sets of wonderful icons designed by the talented milkydrop.^^


gyabooo! It's the first lovely set of icons:





and mukyaa!!! Here's the second one:





And this particular icon deserves a special mention here, because it very nearly made me broke my back from laughing (and falling off my chair):


xXx the one and only, Milch Holstein xXx

Enjoy!^^

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

[Playlist] Nodame Cantabile Best 100 - 1






Get this CD at YesAsia:

Nodame Cantabile Best 100 (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)
US$49.49

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

[Video] Tamaki Hiroshi and Ueno Juri,watching the Nodame Orchestra

[Dec 22nd,2006] After the interview, Tamaki Hiroshi and Ueno Juri watched the Nodame Orchestra's performance of Rhapsody In Blue through a TV screen backstage.



Despite the filming process of the drama being already wrapped up the day before the concert,
Tamaki Hiroshi looked like he's still in Conductor Chiaki mode,whereas Ueno Juri seemed to reminisce her "Mongoose" performance choreography for the song.One of my favourite clips..it's just too sweet. ^^

[Video]Tamaki Hiroshi & Ueno Juri Interview + Nodame Orchestra

It's Tamaki Hiroshi and Ueno Juri interviewed together on stage on December 22nd 2006 during Nodame Orchestra's first performance. The 160-member Nodame Orchestra performed a total of 12 pieces at the Tokyo International Forum.

Translations courtesy of my wondergirl Aya @
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[MC]
Thank you for waiting.
We would now like to present the two you have all been awaiting.
It's Nodame aka Ueno Juri and Chiaki Shinichi aka Tamaki Hiroshi!
Please come in!
[Ueno Juri]
Hello.
[MC]
So sorry you had to wait for such a long time.
[Tamaki Hiroshi]
No, I was sitting in the audience and watching too.
[Ueno]
Me too.
[MC]
You were down there?
[Tamaki]
Yes.
[MC]
Around where?
[Tamaki]
Around the middle, on the 1st floor.
[MC]
Is that true?
[Tamaki]
Yes. Then - as I was listening Beethoven No.7, I couldn't stop my tears.
*laughter*
[MC]
Ueno Juri san, you were listening from the audience too?
[Ueno]
Yes.
[MC]
How was it up to here?
[Ueno]
Really...really, I had to try really hard to prevent myself from crying.
[MC]
The lady in the front row - I think she's gazing at you two with a pose as though praying.
*laughter*
[MC]
You must be so ecstatic. Good for you to get the first row.
And Nodame Cantabile's cank-up was actually yesterday?
[Tamaki]
Yes, all the filming finished yesterday.
[Ueno]
Yes.
[MC]
Hard work!
*applause*
[Ueno]
We were in Fukuoka, a part of Fukuoka rather nearer Saga.
[Tamaki]
Ookawa city.
[Ueno]
Yes. It was Nodame's family home.
[MC]
You were on-location in Fukuoka where Nodame's family home is?
[Tamaki]
Yes.
[MC]
So how was the filming in Fukuoka? A success?
[Tamaki]
Of course.
[MC]
Good.
[Ueno]
Rain - it was supposed to rain in the beginning, it was "cloudy then rain" -
[MC]
The weather forecast said rain?
[Ueno]
But then it changed to "cloudy then fine"
[Tamaki]
So we could see the magnificent sun-setting.
[Ueno]
The sky was um - the clouds went away. Right?
[Tamaki]
It was rainy all over Japan, and Saga was the only place without clouds, and the only place with fine weather.
[MC]
Really?
[Ueno]
Yes, the place where the camera was focusing was the only place with clear sky.
[MC]
Amazing.
[Ueno]
It really was amazing. And we met the real Nodame-chan, too.
[Tamaki]
The real Nodame.
[Ueno]
Yes.
[Tamaki]
A real life Noda Megumi-san.
[MC]
Hm, hm.
[Tamaki]
We met with her. Yes.
[MC]
Really...
In the drama, in the scenes with the performances, Nodame cries in the audience seat, and I thought those tears were fabulous - but were you crying genuinely because of the music?
[Ueno]
Y-yes, yes. I DID listen during practice scenes, but didn't listened (at home) at all until the real filming.
And I just let my feelings express what I felt at the filming.
[MC]
I see.
Now, Tamaki-san. When you look back, which scenes/filming leave the deepest impression on you?
[Tamaki]
Hmmm. Every time the amount equalled that of the last filming, so every part is unforgettable, especially since I practiced for conducting, piano and violin...
But the most difficult was Brahms No.1.
[MC]
Ah.
[Tamaki]
The conducting in Episode 8 was truly difficult, and the number of times I played it on my computer was 1000 times.
[MC]
1000?!
[Tamaki]
Yes. I listened to the music on my cell phone, and then watched videos to practice for the conducting.
I listened and practiced so many times - so I would say that Brahms No.1 in Episode8 is extremely unforgettable.
[MC]
Brahms Symphony No.1, you listened to it 1000 times?
[Tamaki]
1000. More than 1000. 1000 was only on my computer.
[MC]
Wow. So you really needed to put in such a great effort in order to remember that music.
[Tamaki]
Yes. Chiaki's feeling and the orchestra's feelings were closely linked to the choice of music, so it was extremely easy to emotionally blend in with the music.
So - every music was very memorable to me.
[MC]
Research shows that of all the Monday 9o'clock dramas so far, this drama has captured far more viewers from teenagers.
[Tamaki]
Yes.
[MC]
Completely new thing as a Monday 9o'clock drama.
[Ueno]
Very honored.
[MC]
Nodame Cantabile, capturing young people and older people too, was watched as a whole family.
Thank you very much for the interesting talk.

Mel's Edit: Thanks Aya,as usual you're awesome. *hugs*
Mel's Fangirl Edit: I think I could go on forever and ever just watching Tamaki Hiroshi talking ..lolz.