ESC to close 3.45 (by 495 users)naeildo cantabile 내일도 칸타빌레
  • 2014
  • TV
  • Korea

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romanized naeildo cantabile
english Tomorrow Cantabile (literal)
aka naeil's cantabile, nodame cantabile final movement, nodame cantabile: the final movement

Based On

based on manga
title nodame cantabile (のだめカンタービレ)
author Ninomiya Tomoko (二ノ宮知子)


genres comedy, romance, school, music


language Korean


country Korea
type real
format TV
network KBS2


date 13 Oct, 2014 - 02 Dec, 2014
episodes 16
duration 70 minutes
air day Monday, Tuesday
at 22:00 - 23:10
status released


avg. score 3.45 of 5 by 495 users
total users 979
rating 1710
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nodame cantabile
2006 TV jp
same setting
nodame cantabile
2007 TV jp
same setting


Cha Yu Jin and Seol Nae Il go to the same music academy, both majoring in piano, and live next to each other. But they can't be more different. Yu Jin is considered a good, promising student. There are only two things that stop him from having a good future: firstly, he doesn't actually want to major in piano, but rather in conducting, to become just like his former teacher, Viera. Secondly, he can't go abroad to study in Europe, because after some troubles on an airplane, he has a trauma and can't board any ship or plane. So he is bound to stay in Korea, thus not being able to broaden his horizon like every other student. Nae Il, on the other side, is considered a leftover. She enjoys music for what it is, plays beautifully, but not the way many teachers want to see it. She lacks the will to go to competitions and actually only wants to do two things: enjoy playing piano and become a kindergarden teacher. One beautiful day, they meet and this is when Nae Il starts to disturb the peaceful life of Yu Jin and turns it upside down.


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Cha Yu Jin
Seol Nae Il
Choe Min Hui
Franz Stresemann
Yu Il Rak
Lee Yun Hu


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02 Jan, 2015
Tomorrow Cantabile continues the trend of Korean dramas remaking Japanese ones. And unlike some of its' predecessors, Tomorrow Cantabile manages to be a rousing success, not only as a tribute to the original content but also in becoming it's own entity.

Admittedly the show does take a bit of time to find its' footing. The first few episodes try too hard to merge the exaggerated comedy of the Japanese drama with the feel of Korean dramas...and the discord shows. But once the show manages to find its' own personality, the characters manage to flourish and the story grabs your heart.

The acting is great. Ju Won continues to show why he's such a well-loved actor, managing to encompass the heart of Yu Jin (that of a cold, prickly person) with the slow thawing as a result of Nae Il, all without losing that core. And while Eun Gyeong takes a while to find the balance between comedy and heart, as the story progresses she takes an iconic character and makes it her own.

The story has its flaws. Occasionally the school politics drag too long and some conflicts make you scratch your head, but the character growth makes it a worthwhile show.

A definite recommend for any fan of the original, just give it some time.
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13 Aug, 2018
Both revolve around performance arts students, in Dream High they learn vocals and dance, while in Cantabile it's Instrumental/Conducting/Orchestra. Both are similar in the sense that the main leads in both dramas are extremely talented but lacking in the emotional category (they have a hard time expressing how they really feel and so instead come of as cold, rude and indifferent). In both dramas this is enough of a set back to prevent them from truly showing their full potential. At the same time you have other characters who are seen as less talented but as time goes on they develop their skills and gradually gain recognition. Both show how the exceptionally gifted and the underestimated are able to evolve by interacting with each other, so as to be able to live up to their full potential. While doing so we get to see friendships formed and also tested.

29 Nov, 2014
In both, music is the major topic. Also, these series show the struggle of the "B category" or "Leftovers." Both show how much the characters love music and how they try to become famous, and how they have to beat those who have talent and money or good connections.


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kirtil 21 Oct, 2014
Watched the first episode and my thoughts are nowhere near the rest of yours.
I mean it was not bad exactly but I kept comparing characters to their japanese counterparts and none of them came close for me.
I love the japanese version so this is not unexpected and I will probably watch this also but right now this is not on my "must watch right now" list. I felt no urgency to rush and watch the next episode so I will probably wait until the series is complete then decide to watch then or later on.
honey 20 Oct, 2014
Watched the first episode and can't find anything bad to say. Thank god Park Shin Hye is not the female lead. Pretty sure she wouldn't fit it. Love Nae Il's and Yoo Jin's actors so far! =D
aquariia 17 Oct, 2014
Very good start. I'm so happy that the producers invested in good actors.
ariel12134 17 Oct, 2014
I am in love with this drama
vickyeahx 16 Oct, 2014
''doida pra ver o meu mozão joão <3'' +4 *ps: caindo da cadeira* esse drama é tão amor que eu tô chorando <3
rimawholoves 15 Oct, 2014
Ju Won is just perfect for this role. He's such a great actor. I'm loving this!
murii 15 Oct, 2014
Ju Won wears pants so well *-*

The part of Kim Tak Gu's bread, I can't omg
yuna 14 Oct, 2014
I'm suprised that girl playing main character has actual Ueno Juri's vibe :)