Pata updates us on live-action TV shows based n popular manga:
Nodame Cantabile It was never a matter of if, just a matter of when, for this adaptation of a quirky romance between music conservatory students. Juri Ueno, who’s already been a musician once in the jazz comedy Swing Girls, takes to the keys as scatterbrained pianist Megumi “Nodame” Noda. Airs October 16, 2006.
Detective Conan: Shinichi Kudo’s Challenge No, you won’t get to see an adorable 10-year-old kid talking into his bowtie — this version of the hit mystery series takes place entirely before the events of the manga. Shun Oguri, who played Hanazawa in last year’s Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers), takes on the role of teenaged Shinichi Kudo, no shrinking required. Airs Fall 2006, no specific date yet.