Fujimi Orchestra

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Fujimi Orchestra
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Cover of the first novel
富士見二丁目交響楽団
(Fujimi Nichōme Kōkyō Gakudan)
GenreYaoi, Drama, Romance
Novel series
Written byKohdi Akizuki
Illustrated byKeiko Nishi
Sey Goto
Published byKadokawa Shoten
DemographicShōjo
ImprintKadokawa Ruby Bunko
Original run1994 – present
Volumes27
Manga
Written byfiKoh Akizuki
Illustrated bySey Goto
DemographicShōjo
PublishedKadoasokawa Shoten
Original video animation
StudioAnime International Company
ReleasedJuly 22, 1997
Runtime60 minutes
Live-action film
Cold Front Conductor
Directed by[1]
Written byRino Itaya[1]
StudioGeneon Universal Entertainment[1]
Released12 February 2012 (2012-02-12)
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Fujimi Orchestra (Japanese: 富士見二丁目交響楽団, Hepburn: Fujimi Nichōme Kōkyō Gakudan, lit. "Fujimi Block No. 2 Symphony Orchestra") is a yaoi Japanese novel series that has had a manga, an anime Original Video Animation, and a live-action film based on it. The novels are written by Koh Akizuki (秋月こお Akizuki Koh), and feature an amateur orchestra, its concertmaster and its conductor. Tonoin Kei, a musical genius who has studied extensively in the area of conducting, falls in love with violinist and music teacher, Morimura Yuuki. Morimura also acts as concertmaster for the amateur orchestra that meets three times a week at the Fujimi Civic Center. Morimura is in love with Kawashima Natsuko, a female flutist in the orchestra, but Kawashima falls for Tonoin when he joins as the group's new conductor in order to get closer to Morimura. The unfolding relationships serve as the bases of the stories.

Plot[edit]

Fujimi Orchestra is primarily about Tonoin and Morimura's romance, but also follows their musical careers. After being berated by Tonoin time and again, Morimura says he wants to quit the orchestra. To prevent this, Tonoin steals his violin and leads him to his house, where he forces himself on the violinist. Upon realizing that the encounter is Morimura's first time with a male lover, he is remorseful and confesses his love, telling him that Kawashima does not love him. With emotions overwhelming him, Morimura flees, but slips down a flight of wet stairs. Tonoin nurses the injured violist back to health, proving his devotion is genuine. In the end, Morimura stays with Fujimi Orchestra despite Tonoin's continued pressure to improve his playing while surreptitiously pursuing the man behind closed doors.

Media[edit]

The novels are published by Kadokawa Ruby Bunko (角川ルビー文庫), a publishing company which specializes in Boy's Love titles. The first 16 novels and 3 additional character books were illustrated by Nishi Keiko (西炯子), while all those that have been released since have been illustrated by Sey Goto (後藤星). The first and fourth stories in the series were made into a manga which was illustrated by Sey Goto.

The series also has a number of audio drama and musical accompaniment CDs released by Sony Music (Liner Notes Music) and June Collections.

The series also had an Original Video Animation made for it entitled Cold Front - The Storm After the Rain, which featured the first story (entitled Cold Front Conductor in the novel), in which Kei and Yuuki meet and events are set into motion. The OVA is actually from Morimura's perspective (as are the novels and the majority of the drama CDs), and is set after things have begun, so Yuuki explains the situation in retrospect.

Voice actors[edit]

Soundtrack music[edit]

The sound track of Fujimi Orchestra is composed primarily of european classical music. The soundtracks include music from a number of composers including, among others, Wagner, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.

All original music composed for Fujimi Orchestra is written by Fujio Takano (高野ふじお) and is released on CD by Sony Music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "『富士見二丁目交響楽団シリーズ』主演の高崎翔太さんにインタビュー - ニュース - アニメイトTV". animate.tv (in Japanese). 16 May 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2013.

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