A beautiful way to preserve a memory. In order to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the serialization of Tomoko Ninomiya’s Nodame Cantabile the manga will be getting a live-action musical stage adaptation in the fall of 2023.
Nodame Cantabile is a Josei manga that revolves around music. Its genre generally revolves around comedy and romance. It is about a genius piano prodigy whose life changed drastically when he saw a beautiful, and gifted young lady playing piano in a cantabile style. Just like that, they get involved in a whirlwind romance filled with laughter, music, and songs.
The exact staff, crew, and cast of the Anime are yet-to-be-revealed. However, it has already been announced that the musical adaptation of the anime is to be performed at the Theatre Create Venue in Tokyo. Toei, Kodansha, and Live Exam are some of the companies that are revealed responsible for the production of the play.
Along with the announcement of the live-action musical of the renowned josei manga, a new key visual has also been published for the production.
Check out Nodame Cantabile’s New Key Visual for the live adaptation here:
The Original Manga (Nodame Cantabile) was first serialized in 2001. The series ran for 10 years, and it officially ended in 2010. It was originally published in the Kodansha Kiss Josei Manga Magazine, and an English Language Version of the manga is also available from Kodansha USA, which describes the story as:
The son of a famous pianist, music student Shinichi Chiaki dreams of studying abroad and becoming a conductor like his mentor. Unfortunately, his fear of flying grounds his lofty plans! As he watches other classmates achieve what he has always wanted, Shinichi wonders if he should quit music altogether. Then one day he meets fellow student Megumi Noda, also known as Nodame. This oddball girl cannot cook, clean, or even read a music score, but she can play the piano in incomparable Cantabile style. And she teaches Chiaki something that he has forgotten: to enjoy his music, no matter where he is.KODANSHA, USA
More details regarding the live action musical should be revealed soon.