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Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile Manga to End on October 10 (Update 2)

posted on 2009-09-24 22:36 EDT
Announced in Friday's issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine

This year's 19th issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine has announced on Friday that Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile manga will end in the next issue on October 10. The story centers around two music prodigies who find themselves on parallel paths in Japan and later Europe.

The first of two live-action Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō (Nodame Cantabile: The Final Movement) movies based on the manga will open on December 19, and the second film will open next spring. The third anime series will premiere in Japan next January.

30 million copies of the original manga's 22 compiled book volumes have been published so far. Ninomiya had confirmed on her personal blog on June 21 that she would resume her Nodame Cantabile romantic comedy manga in Kodansha's biweekly Kiss magazine on July 25, after putting the manga on hold in June due to acute appendicitis. She added on July 7 that she planned to draw new manga installments in the next three issues. She had previously written that she will end the manga soon.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

Update: More background and story information added.

Update 2: Del Rey will publish the 17th volume of the manga in January.


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