Very amazing musical anime to get strait to the point. I enjoyed all of this with its quirky moments and all. I also love the fact that the girl is literally head over heals for the guy. It's rated a 8.50 on IMAL2 Synopsis- Shinichi Chiaki is a first class musician whose dream is to play among the elites in Europe. Coming from a distinguished family, he is an infamous perfectionistnot only is he highly critical of himself, but of others as well. The only thing stopping Shinichi from leaving for Europe is his fear of flying. As a result, hes grounded in Japan. During his fourth year at Japans top music university, Shinichi happens to meet Megumi Noda or, as she refers to herself, Nodame. On the surface, she seems to be an unkempt girl with no direction in life. However, when Shinichi hears Nodame play the piano for the first time, he is in awe of the kind of music she creates. Nevertheless, Shinichi is dismayed to discover that Nodame is his neighbor, and worse, she ends up falling head over heels in love with him. Overall I rated it a 9. I watched both sequels as well and enjoyed the music and especially all the chosen pieces as well as the fact its about mainly a struggling amazing dazzling larini at who falls head over heals for a future to be conductor!! Watch this NAKAMA!! Its a must add for any drama, slice of life, musical anime fanatic!! Anime is life!!