Nodame Cantabile was also adapted as an anime television series, produced by Fuji TV and animated by J.C. Staff. The series was broadcast on Fuji and associated stations in the Noitamina time slot. The first season, called just Nodame Cantabile, was broadcast in 23 episodes from 11 January to 28 June 2007, and the second season, called Nodame Cantabile: Paris Chapter, was broadcast in 11 episodes from 8 October to 18 December 2008.
Both seasons were also later aired inJapan on Animax. The first season was directed by Ken'ichi Kasai and the second season by Chiaki Kon, and starred Ayako Kawasumi as Megumi "Nodame" Noda and omokazu Seki as Shinichi Chiaki. An OVA episode was included with the limited edition volume 22 of the manga when it was published in Japan on 10 August 2009, and a third and final anime season, called Nodame Cantabile: Finale started airing in January 2010.
On 6 February 2009, the series received its English Language television premiere on Animax Asia across its networks in South East Asia and South Asia, airing the series with its original Japanese audio and English subtitles. And later its air in English Dubbed on 12 June 2009.
Music director for both seasons was Suguru Matsutani. As with the live-action drama, several works of classical music were featured in each episode, performed by the Nodame Orchestra.
The opening theme of season one was "Allegro Cantabile" by Suemitsu & The Suemith and the ending themes were "Konna Ni Chikaku De..." by Crystal Kay (episodes 1–12), "Sagittarius" by Suemitsu & the Nodame Orchestra (episodes 13–22), and "Allegro Cantabile" by Suemitsu & The Suemith (episode 23).
The opening theme for the second season was "Sky High" by The Gospellers (with melody taken from the Third movement ("Allegro Scherzando") of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2), and the ending theme was "Tokyo et Paris" by Emiri Miyamoto x solita (with variations on the theme from Ravel's Bolero)
The opening theme for the final season is "Manazashi Daydream" by Yuu Sakai (with variations on the theme from Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring) and the ending theme is "Kaze to Oka no Ballad by Real Paradis with Nodame Orchestra.
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