Nodame is initially very dependent on Chiaki in terms of ambition - she has little intention of becoming a professional pianist, despite her remarkable talent, and wants to become a kindergarten teacher, though many feel she is too reckless and lacks the appropriate sensibility to be responsible with teaching children. Her piano style is considered to be completely haphazard, diverting from original intent at both dynamics, rhythms and even themes. Realizing that her current attitude towards music will eventually drive her apart from Chiaki, Nodame gradually develops the necessary drive to pursue music for her own sake. Her attitude towards music is largely due to an incident in the past where she was hurt by a teacher who demanded her to play music "as it's written".
Nodame's character is based on a real-life counterpart with same name.
Seiyuu: Kawasumi Ayako
|Nodame Cantabile||Season 1||TV||23||8.72||8.8|
|Nodame Cantabile Special Lesson||Side story||Special||1||8.13||8.32|
|Nodame Cantabile Paris Chapter||Season 2||TV||11||8.61||8.71|
|Nodame Cantabile OVA||OVA 1||OVA||1||8.09||8.22|
|Nodame Cantabile Finale||Season 3||TV||11||8.58||8.7|
|Nodame Cantabile Finale Special||Special||1||7.97||8.16|
|Nodame Cantabile OVA 2||OVA||1||8.04||8.47|