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The TV adaptation of Ninomiya Tomoko's manga Nodame Cantabile has become a big hit, even reviving the popularity of classical music in Japan. This wave now extends to animation, with the team behind Honey and Clover creating the anime version of the popular manga, dubbed by famous seiyu such as Seki Tomokazu and Kawasumi Ayako. The story follows top piano student Chiaki Shin'ichi who aspires to become a conductor. However, his travel phobia prevents him from acquiring greater exposure overseas, although he should have no problems in getting scholarships. While he feels his musical career is in stalemate, he meets Nodame, a girl from the same university. Though she is also a music genius, she is everything he is not - carefree, messy, chaotic. They may run into conflicts, but they also make perfect complements for each other!
Eros is a three-part anthology film about eroticism by a trio of world cinema's outstanding directors: Wong Kar Wai (2046), Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's Twelve) and Michelangelo Antonioni (Blow up). The three vignettes in Eros may seem totally unrelated on surface, but underneath the different stories lies a common theme about erotic desires. Each episode explores erotic desires at a different level, from physical to psychological to spiritual. It also serves as an homage by two younger directors, Wong and Soderbergh, to the Italian master Antonioni who has informed and inspired their work.
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