Saturday, June 6, 2009

Nodame Cantabile-recommended anime


I was brought into the wonderful world of animes (japanese animation) by my roommate back when i was still in uni days. For those of u who doesn't know what im talking about, i guess u should at least know sailormoon, pokemon, doraemon? LOL.

But animes, just like movies, comes in various ratings and level of maturity to cater to different category of audience. So its not all kiddie stuff like pokemon etc. Lately i happen to come across a nice anime called "Nodame Cantabile". I have finished watching the first season and i must say its pretty entertaining.

Plot Summary: At a top music academy in Japan, Shinichi Chiaki's arrogance is matched only by his top-notch piano playing. But when Chiaki and the teacher get into a fight, he's demoted to the reject class. Chiaki is left to pursue his dream of being a conductor while surrounded by a bunch of loser musicians and one annoying girl, Noda, who has proclaimed herself Chiaki's girlfriend. It doesn't help that Noda, who insists on being called Nodame, lives right next door to him...

The artwork is simple but convey messages well. The music is quite nice, though im not an audiophile or music afficiando to know how classical music should sound like :P But i think the most interesting part is it actually manage to give me a glimpse of how is it being in a orchestra team looks like. I was never a classical music enthusiast but suprisingly i enjoyed the series. The chemistry between the main male and female protagonist was nice and funny at the same time. So if u happened to like anime, do give it a try.

Out of curiosity, found some nice orchestra performance here (IMHO) haha. I never been to a real live performance before. Hope i have chance to see one:)


The first one by our very own Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.


Nice? Next up: Final Fantasy X To Zanarkand - Orchestra Live. This one gives me goosebumps when i hear it for the first time! Its totally awesome!! Im a big fan of Final Fantasy game series haha...



and finally...Final Fantasy VII One Winged Angel (Eminence Symphony). Enjoy!

5 comments:

bluesoule said...

binn: Love the Zanarkand~!

KenT: agree,nvr fails to captivate

binn & kent:

thanks for coming back! yeah its a great piece of composition! FFIX is coming too...

3quarks said...

yeah some anime series i do like but just really got no time to watch.. havent been to a live orchestra too, hope to see one too:)

bluesoule said...

3quarks:
yeah...lets go watch some real performance next time hehe

SynchingZincInc said...

love live orchestra, and it's Anime and movie themed

Helix

blue said...

Didn't know that u watch animes too, Helix. Lately I havent seen much of them though. Not even sure which ones are good now..