Based on the manga series Nodame Cantabile is a music/rhythm game where you lead a group of misfit musicians in an orchestra. You help Chiaki, the conductor by tapping notes on the touch screen. After looking at the game I seems like Nodame Cantabile is inspired from Ouendan. You have the scene playing out on the top screen and you hit moving notes on the bottom screen. However, it doesn’t look like Nodame Cantabile is going to be as difficult as some of the stages in Ouendan so maybe it’s more like Ouendan for beginners.