La Corda D'Oro ~primo passo~
Kahoko Hino is a second year student at the Seisou Academy, the man who founded the school befriended a fairy saving its life. In return the fairy blessed his school with the gift of music. Hino’s running late to school but as she pauses by the school monument, she sees the fairy. She’s the only person who can see it and as a reward the fairy gives her a magical violin and enters her in the school music contest. The school is split into two divisions, one side being the regular students this is the group Hino belongs to and the other division is the music group. All of the other contestants in the “concurs” are from the music group and there is much uproar in the school that a regular student, Hino has been chosen to be in the prestigious contest.
Looking for something to watch now that Nodame Cantabile Special is finished, then look no further this anime will be music to you’re ears. I’ve only seen the first ten episodes of this 2006 anime but when I started it over the weekend while I waited for the Nodame subs to be released I was hooked right away. This series like Nodame features lots of great classical music but unlike Nodame this isn’t for orchestra rather it’s single or accompanied performances. The fairy appears at the end of the episode with some music facts and a quiz, you can’t help but to learn something. Also like Nodame this series features a strong female lead character but unlike Nodame’s romance with Chiaki, Hino is surrounded by bishounen classmates and so far it seems like a reverse harem show. I would highly recommend this show to anyone who enjoyed Nodame Cantabile anime or live action.
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