And so it ends. Saying goodbye to Nodame feels like saying goodbye to an old friend. It’s a little hard to let go. Especially since there’s plenty more good times that could be had. But still, though it wasn’t the grand finale that I might’ve wished for, I thought it was a fitting end to the show.
After the epic highs of the last episode, I wondered how this episode would pick up. And while it felt a lot more schizophrenic, and even a bit frustrating, it was still powerful stuff.
If the last episode was one of the best episodes of Nodame Cantabile, this one just upped the ante. My stomach was in knots, my breath taken away and I had shivers listening to Nodame perform – equally in awe and hoping that Stresemann could hold the beautiful disaster together.
Wow, well this was a topsy, turvy episode of Nodame Cantabile. Some great moments and a totally head scratching ending.
Man, I should’ve saved my "Bebe-chan grows up" subtitle for this week. Another good Nodame x Chiaki-centric episode.
I’m late posting this because a.) I was saving the world in Mass Effect 2 (much better than ME1) and b.) I’ve been thinking for the last couple days about what exactly to say. To put it succinctly, it was a great episode.
For an episode that focused mostly on Tanya and Yun-Long, I thought this episode was great. Of all the 2nd and 3rd season episodes, I thought this got as close to the first season "feel" as any.
Along with the new Japanese girl who doesn’t really look Japanese (although to be fair, I guess Nodame doesn’t look very Japanese either).
There were some laugh out loud moments in this episode, but they were mostly overshadowed by most of the dramatic breakthroughs. Oh nothing terribly melodramatic, but definitely some major events.
Even though Nodame Cantabile doesn’t crack my top 5, if I could marry a show, this would be the show I marry. Why? Because after each episode, I realize that for whatever nitpicky faults I completely adore the characters, their situations, the story and the music. It’s not the sexiest show and it’s not the cutest show, but it hits all the right notes. I get all zetsuboushta when I realize it’s the last season. But enough of that! Let’s focus on the good stuff!