Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kin'iro no Corda

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The animation segment comes once again. The anime for this month sections is Golden Corda or Kin'iro no Corda. I found it when lurking around at the East Coast Mall, Kuantan. The series adapted from the PS2 game from Koei and later adapted into manga. The anime adaptation from manga is titled Kin'iro no Corda: Primo Passo first broadcast in October 2006.


Lili and Hino

The story is about Kahoko Hino, an ordinary student with ordinary life. One day, running late to school, she found Lili, which is a musical fairy (A mischievous one). Lili, delighted that someone can actually see him grants Kahoko a magical violin, and worse, place her in the school annual musical competition, which many students in the music department vie to partake in.

The school, Seiso Academy is founded by someone who actually saved Lili in the past. And the academy is actually a blessing from Lili to him. The school consists of 2 departments, General Education and Music. Each has differs uniform, do not shares classes and separated in two blocks.

Kahoko refuses the offer as she never plays violin before. But Lili keeps pleading Kahoko to play and to extend depressed with Kahoko attitude that she supposedly happy and overjoyed becomes the ‘Chosen One’. Kahoko then reluctantly accept the offer and play the pieces she likes. As she practices her pieces, Kahoko is amazed that she can play any piece on the violin as long as she knows the tune and plays it with her heart.

Accepting the offer of the music competition, she later gets in touch with other boys around her. There are 6 competitor and later 7 but only 2 girls including her competes.


Kahoko Hino (violin)

Hino Kahoko

Kahoko is the main female protagonist of the series. She is a second year at Seiso Academy. She has a warm and friendly personality and is very honest and straightforward, as shown from the way she expresses herself through her violin.

Ryoutaro Tsuchiura (piano)

Tsuchiura Ryotaro

Tsuchiura is a second year as well as Kahoko's friend. He and Kahoko met after he ran into her, nearly knocking her down a staircase, saving her just in time in episode 1. Their friendship eventually grows, and she even confesses to him that she knew nothing of playing the violin

Tsukimori Len (violin)

Tsukimori Len

Len is in the Music department and is in Year 2, Class A. He is quiet and cold towards everyone else, including his own parents. Later, he warms up to Kahoko and eventually gives her advice on how to hold and play the violin properly.

Hihara Kazuki (trumpet)

Hihara Kazuki

Kazuki is an outgoing person and is extremely friendly to others. He has little sense of social boundary. During his time in middle school, he was in the track team but pulled out to play the trumpet in the school band.

Yunoki Azuma (Flute)

Yunoki Azuma

Azuma is a third year student. He appears to be a very considerate and kind to others, and is considered a "prince" in school because of his good looks, perfect grades, and charming personality. Azuma comes from a well-brought family of traditional Kado background and he is extremely capable in traditional Japanese rituals and customs, like ikebana, tea ceremonies and traditional gardening.

Fuyuumi Shoko (Clarinet)

Fuyumi Shouko

Shoko is the only other female competitor in the concours, and is also shown to play a little piano from the special episode. She’s an extremely shy girl. She is very hesitant and easily intimidated.

Shimizu Keiichi (Cello)

Shimizu Keiichi

Keiichi is the youngest male competitor in the concours. He likes to do things at his own pace. He is very drowsy all the time and often seems confused or in a daze. Keiichi speaks slowly and politely, in a quiet voice, and can be found sleeping anywhere, anytime.


This anime brought back my memory the first time I play the violin. Over 2 years joining the orchestra club, perform in the events and even convocation ceremony and dinner is very enjoyable. But, only just 1 year I’m not playing the violin enough to make me back to my incompetence state. The story nevertheless brings back my spirit to plays the violin again. Miss it very much. If I can plays the Canon in D in the right way is more than enough. Practice makes perfect…. =D


Here some of the solo and duet that I like.

Ave Maria (Duet, Kahoko and Tsukimori)

Gavotte (Duet Kahoko and Hihara)

Ai no Aisatsu (Quintet; Len, Shimizu, Yunoki, Hihara, Tsichiura)



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