Nodame Cantabile's Tomoko Ninomiya Ends 87 Clockers Manga in June
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The manga centers on Kanade Ichinose, a third year college student studying violin in a music college. However, he lacks motivation to continue his studies, and refuses to participate in competitions, only coasting through his mother's piano tutoring business. When he sees a girl standing barefoot in the snow outside his apartment, he falls in love. Through her, he enters the world of competitive hardware overclocking.
Ninomiya launched the manga in Shueisha's Jump Kai (Jump X) magazine in 2011, serializing it in the magazine until December 2014, when she moved the manga to Young Jump. Shueisha published the manga's eighth compiled book volume on March 18.
Ninomiya launched her Nodame Cantabile manga in Kodansha's Kiss in 2001, and ended it in 2009. Kodansha published 23 compiled book volumes for the series. Del Rey published 16 volumes of the manga in North America until the publisher ceased releasing manga. The manga was adapted into three television anime series, and has also received live-action drama and film adaptations.