Australian anime publisher Siren Visual have filled their currently announced 2015 anime release slate with a number of classic series including Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water and Rahxephon. Taking a step back from their focus on classic anime yet still maintaining a preference towards unique series, Siren Visual have confirmed they now hold the rights to the 2007 anime Nodame Cantabile.
With the exception of a “since deleted” collection of Hong Kong DVD’s, Siren Visual will be the first company outside of Japan to publish Nodame Cantabile in English. Currently the plan is to release all 23 episodes as part of a complete set in Early 2015, with more specifics to be confirmed soon.
Set in a college music conservatorium, Nodame Cantabile tells the story of a prodigious yet neurotic classical music composer named Chiaki. Regarded as the next big orchestra conductor, he remains trapped in Japan due to a lifelong fear of air travel. Enter Nodame, a talented pianist who immediately falls in love with Chiaki and shows him there’s more to life than musical notation.