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2 Live-Action Nodame Cantabile Films Green-Lit for 2010

posted on by Egan Loo
Manga-based films to continue story of 2006 live-action drama, 2008 TV special

This year's 24th issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine has announced on Wednesday that two live-action films based on Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile musical romance manga have been green-lit for 2010. The two movies will continue the story of the 2006 live-action television drama series and this year's two-part Nodame Cantabile Shinshun Special in Europe television special (pictured at right). Specifically, it will continue the Paris chapter of two budding musicians who met each other as a student-teacher pair in Japan. Juri Ueno (live-action Young Kindaichi Case Files, Kodomo no Kodomo, Warau Michael) and Hiroshi Tamaki (MW's Michio Yūki, GTO drama guest star) will reprise their respective roles as Nodame and Chiaki. The first film will open in January 2010, while the second film will open later in the spring of 2010.

A sequel to the ongoing Nodame Cantabile: Paris anime series has been announced for fall 2009 in the latest issue of Animage magazine on Wednesday. Ninomiya has been drawing the original manga version runs in Kiss magazine, although she has taken a break to give birth to a son. Del Rey published the 15th volume of the original manga in North America last month.

Source: Moon Phase Comments, AnPunch blog

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