1st Nodame Film Gets HK, Singapore Opening Dates

posted on by Egan Loo

The website reports that the first live-action Nodame Cantabile Saishū Gakushō (Nodame Cantabile: The Final Movement) film will open in Hong Kong and Macau on March 4, and in Singapore on March 11. The producers of the films based on Tomoko Ninomiya's Nodame Cantabile romantic comedy manga say they also received distribution offers from Korea, and they are making arrangments with distribution companies in Korea as well as other countries worldwide.

The original manga, the live-action version, and a separate anime version all center around two music students (Hiroshi Tamaki, Juri Ueno) who find themselves on parallel paths in Japan and later Europe. The first film opened on Saturday, and the second film will open on April 17. The main manga just ended on October 10, although Kodansha's biweekly Kiss magazine launched a side story manga in the 24th issue this month. The final television anime series will premiere in January.

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