Nodame Cantabile, Vol. 9 - Tomoko Ninomiya I feel that Chiaki is falling for Nodame just because of her piano's skills...

He finally asks her to go with him to Europe, but she turns him down. She does not want to play piano and achieve "a higher goal" just becaue everyone tell her too. Go Nodame! Why people likes to meddle into other's people's life?

Chiaki goes then to Nodame's hometown after not hearing from her for a while (after the competition's final). And he meets her family, who are as odd as she is.

I was listening to Beethoven Symphony 7 while reading this. The RS Orchestra plays this piece in this volume.