Before anythine else, let me warn you that this will not be a detailed recap. It’s more like just an episode guide. I am having a hard time recapping jdoramas that are based on manga’s. Most of the time the creators of the live action series treat the funny and comedic parts of the story as if they are doing the anime version. So there are moments in the series that I do not how to translate into words…those actions that you cannot justify in real world. Watch it so you will understand what I am pertaining to.
“Rhapsody of the weird pianist vs. the self-centered conductor”
Shinichi Chiaki, a top and popular student in the Momogaoka College of Music is going day by day annoyed that he is wasting his time staying in Japan. He wanted to go back to Europe and study under Maestro Vieira a famous conductor who he met when he was a little boy. He could go back, money isn’t a problem but what really is stopping him is his fear in flying. He developed this phobia due to a traumatic landing accident he experienced when he was a little boy. He is an arrogant gifted pianist who has this secret ambition of being a great conductor.
One day, he got into a fight with a piano teacher, got drunked and accidentally met Nodame also a piano student from the same college. She plays the piano by ear and is so lazy in reading the music sheets. She loves to eat and will not think twice to steal her friend’s food if the mood strikes her. She is a very disorganized girl who doesnt take a bath everyday. Her apartment is filled with garbage.
She saw him lying on the floor. He passed out from drinking too much alcohol. She brought her inside her room. When he woke up he was filled with wonderful piano music but was quite disgusted by the filthy room so he ran out.
Next thing they knew, both of them were chosen to play a piano piece using two pianos so they started to learn and practice everyday.
Thus, a friendship began.