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gNodame Cantabileh Crescendos to the Silver Screen!
Fuji TVfs Massive Hit Drama Now a Major Motion Picture in two movements! Movie I & II!

Japanfs most popular couple is back! Ever since the quirky piano wunderkind, Megumi Noda, and her brilliant mentor-conductor, Shinichi Chiaki, splashed onto the pages of Tomoko Ninomiyafs comic@book series, gNodame Cantabileh (Kiss magazine, Kodansha Ltd., 2001), Japan and much of the comic-reading universe have been enchanted with this uniquely uplifting romantic comedy and its endearing odd couple. gNodame Cantabileh has become a cultural phenomenon, selling over 30 million copies in its original comic book form, followed by an immensely popular live-action serialization in 2006 on the Fuji Television Network.
Now, between January and April of 2010, gNodameh fans will be rewarded for their patience in double, thanks to a scheduled two-part release! gNodame Cantabile: The Movieh, spaced only months apart and breaking the record for shortest time span between movie franchise installments.
Shooting took place in 5 countries, starting in Japan and moving to France, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic; with Juri Ueno and Hiroshi Tamaki once again headlining as Nodame and Chiaki, respectively, along with return performances by Naoto Takenaka, Eita, Asami Mizukawa and Keisuke Koide, plus all-star newcomers in Eiji Wentz, Becky, Shosuke Tanihara, and comedians Takeshi Nadagi and Chad Mullane. @
If youfre like millions of fans dying to find out where Nodame and Chiakifs strange relationship and budding musical careers are headed, then let the music enter as gNodame Cantabileh swells to its climactic finish..

STORY

   Chiaki (Hiroshi Tamaki) has just won the prestigious Platini International Music Competition leading to his being named new conductor for the Le Marlet Orchestra. Despite having a storied tradition and the place where Chiakifs mentor, Herr Streseman, got his start, Chiaki finds to his great dismay nothing more than a ragtag group of lackluster musicians with no unity or desire. The orchestra has fallen on hard times, with financial cutbacks leading to less rehearsals, smaller and smaller audiences and dwindling patrons plus an uncooperative concertmaster who throws Chiaki into despair.@
     Meanwhile, Nodame (Juri Ueno) spends her days steeped in piano practice. Along with friends Frank (Eiji Wentz), Tania (Becky) and Kuroki (Seiji Fukushi), all are pinning their hopes on passing a tough examination for promotion at their music conservatory. When Chiaki asks Nodame to perform with his orchestra as celesta for Ravelfs Bolero, she is beside herself with joyc until circumstances lead to her giving way to gifted pianist, Rui (Yu Yamada). Nodame is crushed, but suppresses her shock, allowing her heartfelt yearning to see Chiaki succeed take precedence. Matters are further complicated when a horrible fate strikes Chiaki and his roughly-hewn Marlet Orchestra prior to their first performance.

     Will Chiaki be able to revive a broken down orchestra and launch his musical career? And what will become of Nodame and Chiakifs relationship? Are they beginning to drift apart? The answers lie in the dramatic conclusion of gNodame Cantabile: The Movie I & IIh.

  

 

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