Crowds Cheer When Nodame Appears
Translated by: sparkles_n15 @ asianfanatics.net
The movie version 'Nodame Cantabile Saishu Gakusho Zennen' opened in 409 theaters across Japan yesterday. In the lead roles of Chiaki Shinichi and Noda Megumi, Tamaki Hiroshi and Ueno Juri greeted fans along with a huge ensemble of cast members, including Wentz Eiji and Takenaka Naoto. When the cast appeared on stage, the audience gave them a standing ovation which lasted two minutes. The atmosphere inside the theatre was extremely lively.
Ueno first bowed to thank the crowd. Then she said, "I think it will be hard to come across an audience like this again." Tamaki once again commented on how difficult it was to film all the conducting scenes in the movie. He had to train very hard for it. Wentz joked that he was mesmerized by the intensity of Tamaki's performance.
The only one to appear in full costume was Takenaka. In his very exaggerated manner, he called out, "Chiaki, Nodame, it's so lively in here. Let's all have a group hug!" Then he started approaching Ueno, who quickly tried to move away. The movie will be released in Hong Kong and Taiwan in March, as well as other parts of Asia.