Friday, December 12, 2008

[News]More "Nodame" movie details

Mel's Edit: Gyaa for the movies!!Haunn~~ ^^


December 10,2008
Source: Tokyograph

A little more information has been revealed about the two "Nodame Cantabile" movies that were recently announced. First of all, Sankei Sports has reported a slightly different schedule for the films. The first one will be released in December 2009, while the second will be released about three months later in the spring. According to distributor Toho, no Japanese film sequel has ever been released so quickly after the first movie.

Producer Hiroki Wakamatsu said that it would have been impossible to fit the story into a single two-hour film, so it was decided that there would be two movies. Another producer, Kuga Maeda, expressed his confidence in the project, saying, "When you see Part I, you'll surely want to see Part II right away."

Filming is scheduled to start next May and last for a total of five months, including a long period in Europe. In order to not disappoint fans of classical music, the producers have requested a famous orchestra to perform at a well-known concert hall for the movie.

As reported earlier, the movies continue the story from the two-part drama special in January, following the musical progress of Nodame (Juri Ueno) and Chiaki (Hiroshi Tamaki). As for the romance between the two, Wakamatsu did not divulge any information, simply saying that he does not yet know the details.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

[Article] Nodame Cantabile: Cute and Funny

Nodame Cantabile is one show not to be missed if you are a manga fan.


January 30th 2008

By MELODY L. GOH
mulau@thestar.com.my


THERE is no doubt that classical music is prestigious, and an important part of history. For most people, though, classical music is too complicated and sophisticated to listen to on a daily basis.

But through the Japanese TV series, Nodame Cantabile, classical music somehow becomes more accessible to people who can’t tell the difference between a Beethoven and a Mozart piece.

Nodame Cantabile is originally a manga by Ninomiya Tomoko. Published since 2001, the ongoing manga now has 19 volumes, and has received numerous awards in Japan.

From left: Okuyama Masumi (played by Koide Keisuki), Ryutaro Mine (Eita), Noda Megumi (Ueno Juri) and Chiaki Shinichi (Tamaki Hiroshi) in Nodame Cantabile, a Japanese TV series based on the popular manga of the same name.


There are two TV adaptations of the manga – one as an anime series that began last year, and another as an 11-episode live-action comedy that aired in 2006 (which is now on 8TV).

Videogame maker Nintendo has also adapted the series into a game that was launched last year.

Nodame Cantabile is basically a cute romantic comedy that revolves around the lives of a group of talented music students at the prestigious Momogaoka College of Music in Tokyo.

At the core of this group are Chiaki Shinichi and Noda Megumi, or better known as Nodame (a portmanteau of her family name Noda and the first syllable of her given name Megumi).


Chiaki, already in his fourth year, is the school’s top student. He was born into a wealthy family and grew up in Europe, where he first took up playing the violin and, later, the piano. Because of his talent and noble upbringing, Chiaki is a perfectionist and somewhat arrogant.

He dreams of becoming a conductor but when he expresses this wish to his piano teacher/ mentor Etoh in Lesson One (each episode is considered a “lesson”), Chiaki gets “dumped” by Etoh instead!

Meanwhile, third-year piano student Nodame is the total opposite of “Prince Chiaki”, as he is known by his myriad of admirers at school (which includes the flamboyant male timpanist, Masumi Okuyama).

She is hopelessly messy (Chiaki sometimes calls her “garbage girl” because her apartment was so full of trash in Lesson One you couldn’t even see the floor!), loves to eat but can’t cook to save her life, and loves playing the piano by ear, rather than by reading the score sheet. Nodame is also sweet and friendly, while Chiaki is very choosy about whom he talks to.

Though he thinks Nodame is annoying and silly, Chiaki lets her hang around him, mainly because they are neighbours. Of course, Chiaki is a little reserved at first but, as days go by, one can see his softer side emerging.

So far, Chiaki has cooked for Nodame, let her use his bathroom when her water supply was cut, and even allowed her friends to speak to him.

However, Chiaki sometimes treats Nodame like a dog (as some of the female students put it) but Nodame is too enamoured of her prince to notice anything amiss.

Chiaki’s growing affection for Nodame may also have to do with her sincere efforts to help him fulfil his dreams of becoming a conductor and, ultimately, a better person

With Nodame’s help, Chiaki is chosen as the conductor for the S Orchestra, comprising a group of wayward musicians handpicked by the college’s mysterious visiting lecturer, Maestro Franz von Stresemann.

The S Orchestra is considered a joke by most of the other lecturers, and by the musicians in the A Orchestra, the school’s main orchestra.

Chiaki ‘shoving’ Noda Megumi in a scene from the show.

Chiaki is at first appalled by the situation, and even more disgusted with the musicians under his charge, but his strong determination to succeed overcomes all obstacles and he does his best to whip the S Orchestra into shape. However, things aren’t as easy as it seems because there is more to being a conductor than merely waving a baton.

With a very subtle lesson from Nodame, and the help of the S Orchestra leader Ryutaro Mine, Chiaki discovers a new kind of feeling for music that he has never felt before.

What is fascinating about Nodame Cantabile is that the show manages to keep its manga qualities intact without appearing too silly. These manga qualities are depicted through over-the-top actions and the usage of icons or cartoons to depict emotions.

For example, whenever Chiaki pushes Nodame out of the way, her exaggerated reaction is complemented by cute sound effects. Or, whenever Nodame or Masumi looks lovingly at Chiaki, a small cartoon of a beating heart appears near their faces!

While “cute” best describes Nodame Cantabile, the script itself is both funny and poignant. Couple that with the seriousness of classical music, and you have one entertaining show. Of course, the actors should be given credit, too.

Ueno Juri is perfect as the lovable Nodame, managing to capture the character’s carefree spirit, sincerity and yes, even klutziness. Ueno was named best actress (the series won best drama) in Japan’s top TV award – equivalent to the American Emmys – for her role as Nodame.

Tamaki Hiroshi, who plays Chiaki, is no less wonderful. Through Tamaki, one really believes that Chiaki, though proud and harsh with his words, has a softer side that is just waiting to come out.

Other actors include Eita (who plays Mine), Koide Koisuke (Masumi), Takenaka Naoto (Stresemann) and Mizukawa Asami (as A Orchestra violinist Miki Kiyora).

The show is definitely worth watching, especially if you’re a fan of Japanese manga or anime, or one who simply loves cute, funny shows with even cuter actors. Oh, and also if you’re someone who is trying to understand classical music more.

Nodame Cantabile airs at 3pm every Sunday on 8TV.

Friday, April 4, 2008

[Video] Nodame Cantabile In Europe SP NG clip

NGs (No Goods,bloopers) from Nodame Cantabile in Europe Special, Fuji TV Ganbatta Awards 10th Ed.(2008.03.14)




Uploaded by meldinsky


Lols at sleeping Tamaki Hiroshi,though I think he must've been too tired that he really fell asleep while filming. xD

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

[News] Nodame character inspired by real person!

Mel's Edit:Old news,but still new to the blog!^^

December 14,2006
Source: Tokyograph

Nodame, the main character of Tomoko Ninomiya's wildly popular Nodame Cantabile manga series, was apparently inspired by a real person. In 2001, a female fan posted an interesting photo on the bulletin board of a website run by Ninomiya - the picture showed a piano being played inside a messy room. The woman who posted the photo was a music college student named Megumi Noda. From this, Ninomiya found the inspiration to create a series about a sloppy but talented piano player.

Since then, the real Megumi Noda has graduated and gone on to teach piano. Ninomiya reportedly remains in contact with Noda to gather ideas for the story. Noda's contribution is referenced by a "Special Thanks Megumi Noda" message that appears after each volume of the manga.

Monday, March 10, 2008

[Links] Nodame Cantabile in Europe - Special Lesson 2 English Hardsubbed by SARS-Fansub on MU

Here are the MU links for Nodame Cantabile Special Lesson 2 - English Hardsubbed by SARS-Fansubs, courtesy of fellow Nodame fan Dorian.(Thank you very much for your efforts,Dorian!)



Monday, March 3, 2008

[Links] Nodame Cantabile in Europe - Special Lesson 2 English Hardsubbed by SARS-Fansub


It's a new month of March! And SARS-Fansubs has released the English-hardsubbbed version of Nodame Cantabile in Europe: Special Lesson 2 a couple of weeks back, so go get it now through BT. Thank you very much SARS-Fansubs subbing team for your excellent work!^^



Name.........: nodame_cantabile_special_ep02_hdtv[sars].avi
Filesize.....: 1,026 MB (or 1,051,638 KB or 1,076,877,312 bytes)
Runtime......: 02:02:05 (219,521 fr)
Video Codec..: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1039 kb/s
Audio Codec..: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s (64/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.90.°
Frame Size...: 704x396 (1.78:1) [=16:9]

Subtitles: YES! (English Hard-subbed)
Translators: psiclopz and dorakura
Timer: amrayu
Editors: dorakura and amrayu
Raw Provider: amrayu
Encoder, Typesetter, QC, Project Manager: amrayu
Special thanks to: psiclopz, dorakura, sioc for handling the IRC bots, and the rest of the staff.
Source: 1280x720 HDTV Divx
Grade: A



Friday, February 15, 2008

[Links] Nodame Cantabile in Europe - Special Lesson 1 English Hardsubbed by SARS-Fansub on MU



For those who've been waiting for it, here are the MU links for Nodame Cantabile Special Lesson 1 - English Hardsubbed by SARS-Fansubs as uploaded by fellow Nodame fan *Ai:



A tremendous "thank you" goes out to *Ai for the uploads, and to everyone else ..enjoy watching!^^

Monday, February 11, 2008

Mel's Note #8 - It's been a while..


xxx No,really?! xxx


Hello minna,it's been a while since the last time I left you a note isn't it?More than a month and a half to be precise.^^ So I hope everybody is doing well and not too busy with life,unlike me.Yes,the lack of updates at the blog recently are due to my own lack of free time,so I'd like to apologize to all our friends here especially those of you who've been visiting everyday to check on any latest updates.Your support are greatly appreciated.^^

I will try to post new entries whenever I can,and I promise that I still have a few stuff coming soon,I just can't say exactly when it's gonna happen.But yeah rest assured this blog hadn't been abandoned,no sirree.And for those who emailed me or sent me any requests,I will get back to you as soon as I can.^^

Before I go,I'd like to wish those who celebrated it a belated
Happy Lunar New Year!^^ May we have a prosperous and fruitful year ahead of us.Last but not least,have a great time watching the hardsubbed SP episodes and keep loving Nodame!

Mel

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

[Links] Nodame Cantabile in Europe - Special Lesson 1 English Hardsubbed by SARS-Fansub

Here's a great news for you: SARS-Fansubs has released the much awaited English-hardsubbed version of Nodame Cantabile in Europe: Special Lesson 1!^^ You can now get it through BT here or through SARS' own IRC channel (#SARS-Fansubs on irc.rizon.net)




Name.........: nodame_cantabile_special_ep01_hdtv[sars].avi
Filesize.....: 1,027 MB (or 1,052,516 KB or 1,077,776,384 bytes)
Runtime......: 01:54:50 (206,486 fr)
Video Codec..: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1115 kb/s
Audio Codec..: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s (64/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.90.°
Frame Size...: 704x396 (1.78:1) [=16:9]

Subtitles: YES! (English Hard-subbed)
Translators: psiclopz and dorakura
Timer: Nawidy
Editors: dorakura and amrayu
Raw Provider: amrayu
Encoder, Typesetter, QC, Project Manager: amrayu
Special thanks to: psiclopz, dorakura, Nawidy, Lone for letting us use his server for seeding, sioc for handling the IRC bots, and the rest of the staff.
Source: 1280x720 HDTV Divx
Grade: A

Let's enjoy Special Lesson 1 again,minna-san! And thanks for the hardwork, SARS-Fansubs!^^

Monday, January 28, 2008

[Soundtrack] Nodame Cantabile La Folle Journee Selection



Nodame Cantabile La Folle Journee Selection CD1
MU

Nodame Cantabile La Folle Journee Selection CD2
MU

Nodame Cantabile La Folle Journee Selection CD3
MU

Nodame Cantabile La Folle Journee Selection CD4
MU

Nodame Cantabile La Folle Journee Selection CD5
MU

Nodame Cantabile La Folle Journee Selection CD6
MU

Listen to the playlists:
CD1 = CD2 = CD3 = CD4

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

[Subtitles] Nodame SP Lesson 2 English Softsubs(final version) by Siantut

I'm sure most of you have already known about this for a while, but for those who are still not aware of it, fansubber Siantut has released the final version of English softsubs for Special Lesson 2!^^ You can now get both sets of finalized softsubs at d-addicts or Siantut's forum s-projects. Don't forget to say your thanks after downloading the subs,and don't misuse it in any way.

Here's a big thank you for Siantut and everybody involved in the making of the softsubs, what would we Nodame fans do without you!^^

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

[Songlist] Nodame Cantabile In Europe - Special Lesson 1

Here's the complete songlist as it appeared on Special Lesson 1, translated by youkosiren and hemisofia from the original source here :

Special - first night
Minute / Scene / Composer / Song

0 - 2007 spring - Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "The Italian" - 1st movement
2 - airplane flashback - Giuseppe Verdi - Requiem - "Dies irae"
OP - Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, 1st Movement
4 - Vieira concert - Richard Strauss - Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op. 40
4 - Chiaki's flashback - Dvorak - Czech Suite in D major, Op. 39 - 5th mvmt "Furiant"
6 - Paris restaurant - Lehar - Gold und Silber
7 - Why escargot? - Meacham - American Patrol
9 - sleeping Chiaki - Takayuki Hattori - original
11 - Nodame & Chiaki sightseeing - Takayuki Hattori - original
12 - new apartment - Johann Strauss II - Wiener Blut (Viennese Blood), waltz, Op.354
13 - Nodame's piano performance - Ravel - Miroirs, 4th mvmt "Alborada del gracioso" (The Comedian's Aubade)
15 - Nodame & Franc hug - Handel - oratorio Solomon - "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"
16 - Chiaki - Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 - 4th mvmt
17 - Chiaki jogging - J.S. Bach - Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life), cantata, BWV 147
19 - Nodame practicing French in the cafe - Tchaikovsky – Serenade in C Major Op 48, 2nd mvmt – Waltz
20 - Chiaki studying for the competition - Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op.23 - 1st mvmt
----------- CM -------------
24 - Tanya and Chiaki - Elgar - Salut d'Amour (Liebesgruss), Op.12
26 - Chiaki fixing the computer - Rimsky-Korsakov - The Tale of Tsar Saltan - "Flight of the Bumblebee"
28 - Chiaki holding bread - Saint-Saëns - The Carnival of the Animals - "Aquarium"
29 - Tanya's room - Elgar - Salut d'Amour (Liebesgruss), Op.12
30 - Tanya on the piano - Chopin - Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53 (Heroic Polonaise)
31 - Chiaki & Nodame - Meacham - American Patrol
----------- CM -------------
34 - text message - Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker Suite - "Waltz of the Flowers"
35 - Paris, September - Bizet - Carmen, opera - "Habanera"
37 - Paris, Gare de Lyon - Gershwin - "I Got Rhythm"
39 - Station bench to Chiaki on the train - Brahms - Hungarian Dances No. 5 in F-sharp minor
41 - leaving the station - Fauré - Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 - 3rd mvmt "Sicilienne"
----------- CM -------------
43 - explanation of the competition - Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 - 4th mvmt
46 - Chiaki in room - Haydn - Symphony No. 104 in D major, "London" - 1st mvmt
----------- CM -------------
50 - competition, 1st round - Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 "The Italian" - 1st movement
52 - Chiaki conducting - Haydn - Symphony No. 104 in D major, "London" - 1st mvmt, 4th mvmt
54 - Jean conducting - Rossini - "William Tell" overture
59 - Nodame reading mail - Tchaikovsky – Serenade in C Major Op 48, 2nd mvmt – Waltz
----------- CM -------------
61 - 2nd round - Dvorak - Symphony no 9 in E minor “From the New World”, Op. 95 B178 - 4th mvmt
65 - Chiaki in the room - Brahms - Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op.68 - 4th mvmt
----------- CM -------------
68 - Nodame kissing Chiaki's picture - Mozart - Divertimenti, K.136
71 - 3rd round, Jean - Richard Strauss - Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op.28
73 - Chiaki - Bizet - Carmen, opera - "Habanera"
----------- CM -------------
76 - 3rd round, Chiaki - Richard Strauss - Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op.28
80 - Chiaki - Saint-Saëns - The Carnival of the Animals - "Aquarium"
----------- CM -------------
84 - Nodame comforting Chiaki - Chiaki - Saint-Saëns - The Carnival of the Animals - "Aquarium"
86 - Nodame & Chiaki in the restaurant - Boccherini - Minuet
87 - Jean leaving the restaurant - Takayuki Hattori - original
----------- CM -------------
92 - 3rd round, Katagiri - Glinka - "Ruslan and Lyudmila" overture
95 - restaurant - Smetana - Má vlast (My Homeland), symphonic poem - Vltava (or Die Moldau)
98 - Jean choosing - Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21
99 - taken away - Handel - oratorio Solomon - "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"
100 - Viera on the phone - Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances for the Lute, Suite No. 3 - "Italiana"
----------- CM -------------
103 - Nodame & Chiaki - Meacham - American Patrol
104 - Chiaki flashback - "Time to Say Goodbye"
108 - Chiaki flashback - Richard Strauss - Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op.28
----------- CM -------------
112 - Chiaki in the competition - Richard Strauss - Richard Strauss - Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op.28
118 - Chiaki in the competition - Tchaikovsky - Violin concerto in D major, Op.35 - 1st mvmt, 3rd mvmt
122 - Chiaki finishes, results revealed - Elgar - "Enigma Variations", Op.36 - Variation 9 "Nimrod"
125 - party bg - Handel - Royal Fireworks Music, HWV351
126 - Jean hands Chiaki the memo - Puccini - "Gianni Schicchi", opera - "O mio babbino caro" (Oh, my dearest papa)
128 - Chiaki flashbacks, hugs Nodame - Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
130 - Milche on the plane - Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 Op.64 - "The Montagues and Capulets"
131 - Nodame is woken up - Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, 1st Movement
133 - Ending - Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue

Monday, January 14, 2008

[Streaming] Nodame Cantabile in Europe - Making of Special on Tudou

I've already posted some streaming links for the Making of Special for Nodame Cantabile in Europe a while back, but if Veoh didn't work for you here is another set of links for Tudou streamings, contributed by our friend Priscilla(thank you!).



*The clips are not subbed*

Sunday, January 13, 2008

[Subtitles] Nodame SP Lesson 1 English Softsubs(final version) by Siantut

Minna-san, Siantut of S-projects has released THE english softsubs for Special Lesson 1 at her website! Yes,it has arrived! ^__^ You can now get the final version of the subtitles for the first part of the SP here at her website/forum S-projects and remember, registration is needed before you can have access to the subs.

Also don't forget to thank our generous softsubs maker Siantut for all her hard work! ^^ Siantut has contributed a lot for us fans of the live action version of Nodame Cantabile since the very beginning, and I personally feel that we are indeed lucky to have somebody as gracious and dedicated as she is in our community.And I know for sure that her efforts had given me such a wonderful time in experiencing Nodame Cantabile LA, so she deserved more than a mere thank you from me.^^

So here's to Siantut and her highly-anticipated,much loved(and needed!) English softsubs!^^ Happy (re)watching everybody!


Mel's Edit: My stance on questions regarding softsubs is still the same ne,so please..google it,and you'll be fine.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

[Soundtrack] Nodame Cantabile Special BEST!


As requested:



(Tracklist by: *Ai )

++ Disc 1 - Chiaki and Orchestra ++
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Opus 92 (Opening)
1st-4th Movements ending drama version
(~Chiaki conducts R☆S Orchestra Suntory Hall Christmas Concert Drama Version)
2. Hadyn: Symphony No. 104 in D (London) 1st movement extract★
3. R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks★
4. Glinka: Opera "Russlan and Ludmilla" (Overture)★
5. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Op. 35, 1st movement extract★
6. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Op. 35, 3rd movement extract★
7. Borodin: Opera "Prince Igor" Polovtsian Dances extract★
8. Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 68, beginning of 1st movement★
9. Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 68, 4th movement★

※Bonus Tracks
10. Dvorzak: Symphony No. 9 ('From the New World') 4th movement ("searching for mistakes" version)★
11. Dvorzak: Symphony No. 9 ('From the New World') 4th movement ("searching for mistakes" --correct version)★


++ Disc 2 - Nodame Piano and chamber music ++
1. Ravel: Miroirs, "Alborada del Gracioso" (Dawn song of the jester) extract★
2. Chopin: "Heroic" Polonaise Op. 53★
3. Liszt: Mazeppa (Transcendental Etude No. 4)★
4: Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 30, 1st movement★
5: Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 30, 3rd movement extract★
6. Oojima Michiru: "Moja Moja Suite" First song "Moja Moja Forest" extract (Drama Special Version)★
7. Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 16 in A (D845) first half→second half extract★
8. Mozart: Variations on "Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman" (aka "Twinkle Twinkle") in C, K265★
9. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 18 in D (K576), 1st movement★
10. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 18 in D (K576), 3rd movement★
11. Ravel: Miroirs, "Alborada del Gracioso" (Dawn song of the jester)★
12. Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F (K370) 1st movement
13. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (arranged by Hattori Takayuki) drama ending version


++ Zipped Files ++

Nodame Cantabile Special BEST! - Disc 1
MU
SS Part 1 + SS Part 2

Nodame Cantabile Special BEST! - Disc 2
MU
SS Part 1 + SS Part 2

( Credits to thtl for the MU links)

[Soundtrack] Nodame Cantabile Best 100



Nodame Cantabile Best 100 Collection Box 1
MU: zipped

Nodame Cantabile Best 100 Collection Box 2
MU: zipped

Nodame Cantabile Best 100 Collection Box 3
SS: Zipped
MU: Zipped

Nodame Cantabile Best 100 Collection Box 4
SF: Part 1 = Part 2 = Part 3
MU: Zipped

Nodame Cantabile Best 100 Collection Box 5
SS: Zipped
MU: Nodame Cantabile Best 100 - Disc 1.rar [98.71MiB]

Nodame Cantabile Best 100 Collection Box 6
SS : Zipped
MU: Nodame Cantabile Best 100 - Disc 6.rar [104.24MiB]


Nodame Cantabile Best 100 Collection Box 7
SS: Zipped
MU: Nodame Cantabile Best 100 - Disc 7.rar [95.38MiB]

Nodame Cantabile Best 100 Collection Box 8
MU: Nodame Cantabile Best 100 - Disc 8.rar [94.72MiB]

Mel's Edit: All links will now only be in Sendspace OR Megaupload.

Friday, January 11, 2008

[Subtitles] Nodame SP Lesson 1 English Softsubs(beta) by Siantut

Good news everyone, Siantut of S-projects has released the beta version of english softsubs for Special Lesson 1 at her website!^^ For those of you who cannot wait any longer, visit S-projects to get the subtitles(registration is necessary). Now please remember that this is a Beta version and NOT the finalized one, and there are bound to be errors and mistakes so there is no need to be extra critical or complaining about it, as Siantut will still be working on the QC before releasing the final version.

And no,I won't be answering your questions on "how to use softsubs/how does softsubs work" on this blog or through emails, so please feel free to google your questions or look around the various Asian Drama forums existing on the Net,and I'm sure you'll find what you need.

Enjoy Special Lesson 1 with subtitles,everybody!^^

Thursday, January 10, 2008

[Streaming] Nodame Cantabile in Europe - Making of Special


Take a look at the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Nodame Cantabile SP in this special "Making of" program shown before both parts of the SP was aired (Yes,the SP has it's own SP..lol), streaming on Veoh.




Wednesday, January 9, 2008

[Streaming] Nodame Cantabile Special Lesson 2 - Chinese Subbed




Links for Chinese-subtitled Special Lesson 2,streaming on Tudou(thanks Jace!):



Uploaded by: mayleann

[Links] Nodame Cantabile Special Lesson 2 on MU by Tiffiany




Our friend Tiffiany has now uploaded Special Lesson 2 in 5 separate parts on MU, so here are your links:


Please use HJSplit to join files after downloading all parts
(Uploaded by: Tiffiany)




For MU links of Special Lesson 1, please go to this entry.Happy DL-ing(and leeching!) and I hope you will enjoy watching the very memorable Special Lesson 2 immensely!^^

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

[Playlist]Nodame Cantabile Special BEST! 2






Get this CD at YesAsia:


Nodame Cantabile Special BEST! (Japan Version)
US$33.75

[News] "Atsuhime" opener, "Nodame" SP break 20%

January 7,2008
Source: Tokyograph

According to data released by Video Research Ltd., the first episode of the NHK taiga drama "Atsuhime," which aired on the 6th, had viewership ratings of 20.3% (19.8% in the Kansai region). Last year's taiga drama, "Fuurinkazan," started out with ratings of 21.0% (16.2% in Kansai).

Also exceeding the 20% mark was "Nodame Cantabile Shinshun Special in Europe," the two-night continuation of last year's popular "Nodame Cantabile" drama series. The January 4 broadcast had ratings of 18.9%, which increased to 21.0% for the January 5 episode.


Mel's Edit: Hmm, in all honesty I was actually hoping for a higher number in ratings for the SP but I guess at least it went over 20%. And Tokyograph (or it's original source) got the fact wrong here; the SP was not a "continuation of last year's popular "Nodame Cantabile" drama series" because the final episode of the 11-eps dorama aired on December 25, 2006 not 2007. Or maybe somebody made a mistake and think it's still 2007..lol.

Monday, January 7, 2008

[Streaming] Nodame SP Special Lesson 2





Aisukadane has finally uploaded all parts of unsubbed Special Lesson 2 on her account, so go watch it there while you still can! Mel's Edit: The links are unfortunately no longer available,but I will be replacing them with a new set of streaming links,and they should be working just fine:


= Part 1 = Part 2 = Part 3 = Part 4 =
= Part 5 = Part 6 = Part 7 = Part 8 =
= Part 9 = Part 10 = Part 11 = Part 12 =
= Part 13 = Part 14 =



For Aisukadane's links of Special Lesson 1, go here. Don't forget to thank the uploader for all his/her hard work when you're done watching.^^

[Streaming] Nodame Cantabile Special Lesson 1 - Chinese Subbed!

Here's a good question to ask: Are you ready to watch the first part of the SP with Chinese subtitles?^^ Fellow Nodame fan Jace (thanks for the help Jace!) sent me some links for Chinese-subbed Special Lesson 1, available via streaming on Tudou.com.

Here's the first set of links,as uploaded by mayleann :

[Streaming] Nodame SP Special Lesson 2 on Veoh

Here is Special Lesson 2,uploaded by NM0412 or Ran of http://nomanymore.co.nr on Veoh. You can also download the clips through VeohTV.^^

[Video] Tamaki Hiroshi and Ueno Juri on Tokudane!



On January 4th 2008, 'Nodame Cantabile in Europe' was featured in a 15 minutes segment on Fuji TV's Tokudane! which included an interview with Tamaki Hiroshi and Ueno Juri and some behind-the-scenes clip. Also featured in the segment was a performance by Nodame Oke as Umeda Toshiaki (Permanent Conductor, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra) conducts a Special Version of Beethoven's Symphony No.7:






Watch the entire segment:

Uploaded by fmfirstr






Watch the performance only:



Sunday, January 6, 2008

[Streaming] Nodame SP Special Lesson 1 on Veoh

Another streaming alternative for watching Nodame SP! For a higher quality online viewing of Special Lesson 1, watch it in on Veoh as uploaded by user NM0412 or Ran of http://nomanymore.co.nr.You also have the option of downloading the clips through VeohTV, so check it out!^^



More Nodame Cantabile Shinshun Special in Europe at:



Mel's Edit: It's fixed now!^^
Mel's Edit II: Go here for NM0412's link of Special Lesson 2!

[Links]Nodame Cantabile Special Lesson 2 - 2nd Night BT


( Caps/Art by bittersweet_bun)


BT users, you can now get Nodame Cantabile Special Lesson 2 here, in 704x396 DivX6 quality.^^