Japanese: NANA [ナナ]
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Mar 28, 2007
23 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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drama music romance shoujo
SynopsisKomatsu Nana moves to Tokyo, following after her boyfriend Shouji to gain a life she has always dreamed of. On a train bound for Tokyo, she meets Osaki Nana, the vocalist for the punk rock band "Blast," also moving to Tokyo to achieve her dreams of becoming a professional. Sharing the same name, the two of them perhaps through a twist of fate, ended up becoming flat mates in Tokyo, where together they support each other through each of their love lives and careers.
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"Say, Nana... Do you remember the first time we met?"
These words are the introduction of the beautiful world of "Nana". Ai Yazawa is probably the most convincing shoujo manga writer ever. With colourful, realistic characters, breathtaking events and just a pinch of music she creates a world in witch every girl can forget about reality and fall into the embrace of romantic fantasies.
One of the best things about "Nana" are the characters - we can actually see the reflection of ourselves in some of them and believe, that someone like that can really exist. This is proof that you can make a good anime without the conventional tsundere, moe or annoying childhood friend.
One thing I didn't like though is Hachi's personality. Her behaviour at times is despicable. Mainly because she has no ideals or dreams (except getting married witch is pretty boring compared to the rest of the characters).
The story is also one of Nana's strong points. Ai Yazawa worked really hard on it, and did her best to create a realistic world so that the reader can almost become part of it and experience it emotionaly.
Even though the plot is a typical shoujo tearjerker (with a bit of music) it has that magical something that makes you cheer unconsciously for some characters and experience emotionally some events almost as strongly as the characters themselves. Another good thing about the story is that it exposes the hard, cruel reality, which has no happy endings and pure loves. Yazawa-sensei gives her characters a big imagination (especially Hachi) But the world they live in is just like ours.
As for the art, it wasn't that impressive. It annoys me how all the characters are so thin and tall. Other that that I think the art matched the story pretty well. There were lots of details regarding shadows and highlights. That's in order to underline the mood of certain moments, mainly in room 707.
Nana has one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard. The openings and endings were songs by the 2 fictional bands in the show, witch was a brilliant idea imo. Olivia Lufkin and Anna Tsuchiya fit the characters perfectly. Nothing much to add here: the music in Nana is brilliant. Period.
Overall, Nana is a must-see position for shoujo-fans. It tells us a lot about life, it's hardships and also teaches us an important lesson about the mistakes, that we shouldn't make.
This is my first review, so please don't be hard on me ;) read more
One of the things I like to see the most in anime is how they portray relationships. I’m a sucker for romance, but I hate the cheesy stuff you usually see in typical shoujo anime. Sometimes you’ll find an anime with realistic characters, with the typical flaws of human nature, and usually people love them. We can identify with them. Like in Evangelion many people who have dealt with depression could identify with Shinji (in some levels…).
For those of you who have watched your share of anime about love/relationships, I bet you could identify somehow with “Bokura ga Ita”, “Kimi ga Nozomu Eien” or “Kare Kano”. Or at least you felt connected with its characters. I have watched them all and know what I’m talking about.
Recently, I finally sat down and watched “Paradise Kiss”. It’s a short (12 episodes) anime that, to make it short, is about relationships and growing up. I was impressed by its maturity. The art style took a while to get used to, but afterwards I loved it. After watching it, I decided to watch “Nana”, which is by the same author and deals with similar issues.
“On board the train to Tokyo to meet her boyfriend Shoji, Nana Komatsu ("Hachi") happened to sit beside Nana Osaki who was traveling to Tokyo to fulfill her dreams of becoming a musician. The vocalist for her punk band "Blast", Nana aims for a major debut for "Blast" in Tokyo where her boyfriend, Ren, is the guitarist for a popular band "Trapnest". Sharing the same name "Nana", both girls quickly form a bond of friendship. Their paths cross again when they encounter each other while searching for accommodation in Tokyo. Eventually they decide to live together in the same unit and this further strengthens their bond as the two "Nana(s)" go through their love lives and career.” – AnimeNewsNetwork
I almost have no words to express how it made me feel. It’s amazing. Incredibly realistic and moving. I started watching it without knowing a thing about it (not even synopsis), though the title “Nana” sounded familiar as something popular among anime fans. The anime was broadcasted in 2006, lasting 47 episodes, but the manga first came out in Japan in 2000 and is still ongoing.
The concept itself isn’t anything too extraordinary. People living together, people falling in and out of love, people trying to make it in showbiz and other stuff. You could say it blends many overused ideas, then twists them around and reinvents them, transforming itself into a completely original and brilliant idea. And it contains romance, drama and comedy, but the transition between them is really well done, so it doesn’t feel weird.
What really makes “Nana” shine is the incredible character development. The evolution of each character’s personality and relationships with other characters. The things we watch them go through seem so real, like we’d probably make the same mistakes and choices as they did. No one is perfect – that’s a fact. We often think to ourselves “If I was [him], I wouldn’t have made that choice”, but the truth is we are lying to ourselves. We are insecure, emotional beings, that often ignore rational thought and make reckless decisions. “Nana” is so realistic that it’ll blow your mind away.
This is a long series, but it’s not hard to watch. In the first episodes, the action often switches between the actual time and many flashbacks, but they really are important to understand a character’s background. At some point you might get the feeling that they’re repeating the flashbacks, but don’t worry. This isn’t a filler-filled series.
In the end I felt that the story was really well told. But they leave you in a sort of cliffhanger… because the manga isn’t finished yet. But they made it more than obvious that at some point there’ll be a second season of Nana, so don’t worry. In fact, I loved watching this and the way it ended wasn’t too frustrating because I’d just experienced an awesome series.
The way the characters look might be a little hard to get used to (at least imo), but I really like the art style. I don’t think there’s anything too impressive or revolutionary about the visuals here… which is a good thing. I think the plot alone would be enough to hold the audience and maybe if they’d done something too extravagant visually (*cough* Air *cough*) the viewer would get sidetracked from the story itself. I think the animation was very fitting for the anime.
The animation studio is Madhouse, which was also responsible for “Beck”, “CardCaptor Sakura”, “Paradise Kiss”, “Death Note” and a bunch of others.
I watched the episodes with the original Japanese voice actors and English subtitles. As for the actors, I think they were perfect for their roles. KAORI gave her voice to Nana “Hachi”, which suited the character perfectly with the childish and girlish tone (but thankfully not an annoying high-pitched voice). For the tough rock singer Nana Osaki we have Romi Paku, who also voiced Edward Elric in Full Metal Alchemist. They knew that “Nana” would be an instant success, so they gave it a cast of famous actors and spared no expense.
At first this seems like an anime about music, but it doesn’t play that much of a part here. I mean, we hear lots of songs, but the story isn’t focused on showing us the making of the songs in detail. Compared to “Gravitation” or “Full Moon wo Sagashite”, music wasn’t as important here.
I loved the songs. The fictional bands’ songs are used as openings and endings. OLIVIA is the singing voice of Reira, and we hear many songs from her. My favourite was “A little pain”. It was the first Ending, and since each episode ended on a relatively sad tone, the song fit perfectly. When I heard the first words of the lyrics (“Travel to the moon…”) it almost made me want to cry.
As I’ve mentioned, the characters are the best thing about the anime. We get the chance to know a bit about each character’s history, motivations, thoughts and desires. They are so realistic that we just can’t help but being sucked in by them.
As the anime progresses, the characters gradually grow. This is a very “slice of life” genre of anime, so we watch them growing up. I love how they all interact and deal with their decisions. I love how they aren’t perfect… but as flawed as humans should be.
I loved this anime and it will definitely become one of my favorite series of all time. I feel like watching it again and again, but since it is 47 episodes long and makes me very emotional, maybe it’ll have to wait until I have more time.
I don’t feel like reading the manga for the sole reason that it is too damn long. If it weren’t for that, I would have already ordered all the volumes. But I gained new respect for the mangaka Ai Yazawa.
There are 2 live-action movies for “Nana”. I haven’t watched them yet, but will soon. I’m curious as to how they squeezed all that plot into 2 movies (I’d say they have enough material to make a whole 11 episode drama or maybe something even longer).
The anime will have a second season… I’m sure of that. But for that to happen, we’ll have to wait until the manga is finished. Hurry up!
“I always thought that life was about standing your ground, no matter how strong the current was. But going with the flow isn't so bad after all. As long as it takes you forward.”
The flow of life is a capricious one, precariously soaring high and plummeting low, and as such, we may find ourselves chained to these cherished memories we grasp onto so dearly, finding solace in our past, perhaps comforted by its consistency while the world darts to and fro around us. Helpless longing, unrequited love, the bittersweet corollaries of growth - all of these things may constantly invade our lives, yet what can one do? Maybe all we can do is cherish and endure, and perhaps wear a fictitious facade, ideals perfectly encapsulated by this review's opening quote, and by extension, this series.
Nana hits the ground running, as our two protagonists meet right from the get-go: Konatsu Nana encounters Osaki Nana on a train headed to Tokyo, forming a rather friendly bond relative to the short pan of their trip. As luck would have it however, the two end up as flat mates in Tokyo, and the two go on about, carving out their diverging paths. Osaki Nana, as part of an indie rock band, Blast, itches for a breakthrough in the music scene, whereas Konatsu Nana is simply along for the ride, her pure naiveté gradually distorting into a murky gray. Without a doubt, the cast is where Nana shines brightest, expertly explored and authentically developed; delving into the sea of their minds felt so personal and so intricate that few characters are left as strangers by the end of this show's 47 episode run. Our two protagonists, to no surprise, are at the forefront of progression, as we bear witness to their appreciably subtle changes and growth through the tumultuous events shaping their lives. However, by no means is development neglected for the rest of this decently sized cast; supporting characters are almost equally layered - impressively so - and as reality would testify, are never funneled into strict caricatures and summed up by meager stereotypes. There are no sinister villains or noble heroes, and the show never attempts to tilt the scales towards either end of the dichotomy; these characters themselves seem rather uncertain of the directions they're headed towards, and they often oscillate between being irksome at one moment to respectable the next as we are treated to various elucidating perspectives.
Of course, Nana's categorization under "drama" likely connotes a fair share of perpetual make-ups and break-ups. There's a definite soap opera vibe, and thrilling occurrences are tossed at the viewer at a frantic pace, but never did this show teeter onto the side of the melodramatic; and although our protagonists' journeys are chaotic to be sure, every little occurrence, every intertwining thread, felt meaningful. Character feelings and relationships emanate a strong sense of reflection, and their emotions are rendered evocatively through a mix of sharply written dialogue and eloquent, poetic monologues.
Madhouse studios delivers on high standards in the visuals category, even considering their impressive résumé. Our characters' facial expressions are detailed, and their movements are fluid; environments are also drawn meticulously. The colour palette is dark and almost somber, and the lighting fluctuates between luminous and blooming to dim and ominous, apt for the various masks in tone which this show seamlessly glides between. However, the character designs, with their seemingly elongated, often lanky body structures, are certainly an acquired taste. The soundtrack, however, is thoroughly enjoyable, and many songs used throughout are "performed" by the two bands centered on within the series, a subtle detail which contributes greatly to immersion; as a result, these musicians feel larger than life, as if breaking out of the show's contextual barriers.
Very few complaints came to mind as I was watching this series; however, that also rendered the few hitches I did find all the more prominent. The introductory episode propels at a rapid pace, but the show then spends the next few episodes diving into our main characters' histories; it later resumes with an episode which is mostly a repeat of the first, making for an awkward, albeit minor, hitch in pacing. Also, as the manga was left incomplete and on hiatus, we are provided with an inconclusive ending, showing the outcome of things with a time leap, but leaving many questions unanswered in between.
But oh, what a journey it was. With its outstanding cast and vivid drama, Nana is often beautiful, yet poignant; heartrending, yet gratifying; in other words, it's akin to our lives, true to both our ephemeral moments of joy and our incessant difficulties - and we know oh-so-well what a ride that could be.
Note: This is a heavily edited version of a previous review (which was written very long ago). read more
Shoujo is probably the last word I would use to describe this anime.
NANA is possibly one of the most complicated romances I have ever come across; this complexity is what makes it so amazing, outstanding and fascinating. It is because NANA is not a typical shoujo which makes it suitable for a wider audience; it's far from your average school-life-love-triangle romance. This anime will make anyone laugh, cry and feel a connection with the protagonists by the end of 47 episodes.
Story - 10/10
Can anyone have any more drama in their life than the characters from NANA? In my opinion, the summary above doesn't really do the anime justice. What’s so special about this anime is that it makes you think deeply. You come to realise how small the world really is, two girls roughly the same age, with the same name, heading towards the same place but both aiming for different goals. Initially, it may seem like the anime focuses on the two Nanas’ lives running parallel with one another, day to day life just like that, but further into the anime, it makes people realise that even though the two Nanas have a lot in common and almost become as close as sisters, they are still extremely different to each other in person and opinions, thus creating conflicting situations. The anime revolves around how these situations are resolved for the better good of someone close to them, selflessness and selfishness. Drama is primarily dominant in this anime, as it continuously escalates, I can assure you that not one single episode is a disappointment.
Art - 9/10
The art style in NANA is very unique; it differs from the conventional anime art style you may see in other anime. The characters are drawn very stylishly, each with their own unique appearance, the landscape is drawn almost as well as the characters and everything is very distinguishable and pleasant to look at. If you’ve seen Ai Yazawa’s previous work of Paradise Kiss, it is very similar to that. Only complaint I would have is that there is the occasional blurriness, but seeing as this is a 2006/2007 anime, it’s forgivable.
Sound - 9/10
The voice actors were perfect in their roles, I saw nothing weird or out of place with how the voice actors matched with the character’s personality of which they were voicing. I really enjoyed the OST of NANA, the OPs and EDs were fitting in every way, I found myself looking forward to the next OP/ED each time. Anna Tsuchiya’s vocals really brought out the punk-like character of Nana Osaki and Olivia Lufkin managed to convey the gentleness of Reira. An excellent OST as expected from a music based anime.
Characters - 9/10
The characters were very unique, whether it be a significant past story or an underlying secret, each character had a special trait that separated them from each other. The characters were generally very likable throughout, they were all characters that perhaps people may find them easy to relate to since NANA has quite a realistic element to it. As the story progressed there was noticeable change in the characters’ attitudes and personalities, each one developing in their own way through influences of the people around them. In my opinion, Ai Yazawa’s characters are always well thought out and interesting which makes them so hard to hate.
Enjoyment & Overall - 10/10
I gave this anime a 10 without hesitation. Overall, I really and thoroughly enjoyed this anime; each episode has something waiting for you and will never leave you disappointed. I watched this anime twice over and I ended up loving it even more by the second time. It is definitely the best romance anime I have seen by far and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a not-too-long but not-too-short romance that will leave you content and thinking about whether events in everyday life are merely a coincidence or down to fate itself.
Nana and Paradise Kiss are similar in that they're both done by the same producers. This leads both shows to have a similar "drama" appeal. You're not quite sure what will happen to all the characters, even all the way up to the last couple minutes of the last episode. Both are directed toward more of the "girl" market, but they're entertaining enough for any type of drama/romance fan.
Ok, first the art of Nana and ParaKiss is very similar. Second, the plots revolve around people in showbiz (fashion - music). Third, love, sex and making one's way in life are told in a mature way...means more realistic, minus the teen angst...plus drama.
Both animes are very visually appealing, and the characters in both series are very trendy and have that cool-coffee house aura. It also has similar romantic themes. Enjoy!
both mangas were written by the same author so the style of drawing is the same. Also the themes, young love, angst, rebellion, etc are present in both animes.
Besides being from the same genuis author, both revolve around one thing. For Nana it was music and for ParaKiss it is fashion. Both have realistic and interesting characters, realtionships,friendships, and drama. Plus both animes end in a place where you didnt expect them to. TIAYWBH! (Try It And You Will Be Hooked):)
Done by the same mangaka, Ai Yazawa, both works highlight fashion and the lifestyle of a select group of artistes, whether of the fashion world or the underground punk scene. The stories, starting out as simple and uncomplicated, soon branch out to explore the separate lives of other characters. While ParaKiss is a little more abbreviated than NANA, both have strong elements of soap opera in them. ParaKiss is actually the earlier work of the two but the art style of Ai Yazawa is echoed to some extent in NANA, featuring skinny characters with a strong sense of style.
Well, aside from having been made by the same mangaka, I loved both Nana and ParaKiss. If you're into serious drama about love life, you must watch them!
Like Nana, it's by Yazawa Ai. So, the type of story is very similar, a lot of drama and romance.
They're done by the same artist as Paradise Kiss and has an amazing plot that had me crying...
Written by Ai Yazawa and both showcases creative fashion statements.
Both series were created by the awesome Ai Yazawa. The story premises are similar except NANA is about music and ParaKiss is about fashion. What could be better? Both titles are a piece of Shōjo heaven.
Both are by Mad House and adapdated from the manga by Ai Yazawa.
In both you’ll find romance, drama, and a group of friends with all their relationships, problems, and background stories.
Both have very pretty and detailed art, unique characters, and a good OST.
Parakiss is shorter, less romantic, and more sexual than Nana, and the latter is more dramatic, touching, and moving, but both are mature, enjoyable, and well-made.
Nana focuses on music and Parakiss on fashion, anyway if you loved one you’ll like the other as well.
It's more or less the same but its more NANA is more focused on music whereas Paradise Kiss is focused on fashion.
But they are both GREAT!
Similar characters not so much in story but you will definitley LOVE this show if uve seen either of them, and im pretty sure it was made by the same person that made nana.
its not a long show but trust me youll wish it was when its all over.
The art for the two shows were originally done by the same person. Both are very realistic, and dramatic. There is romance, (more in NANA, but then again it's a longer anime), and characters discovering who they truly are. Be prepared for tears, or at least deep feelings, in both. (More in NANA, once again, it's longer)
They are both mature dramas that are based on manga by Ai Yazawa and are targeted towards adult women. Both shows deal with love, drama and finding ones place in life.
The stories might differ , but their design is similar and so is the atmosphere they give off. You find cool characters with piercings etc. in both series and their plots are pretty interesting. Both have moments of romance, fun, drama as well as melancholy.
From the same mangaka, now is related about a friendship and one of the characters pass for a suffering relationship with a famous person, and the protagonist is helped with any doubts about life.
Paradise Kiss and Nana are about "being famous". Nana is more about music, while Paradise Kiss (ParaKiss for short) is about fashion. The stories are about 2 girls who want to be big (as a model and as a band singer). Both series are made by the same mangaka (Ai Yazawa) and include lots and lots of romance and drama. A must see!
the faces the drawings, the awesome music, krazy styles and details , its all very much alik i abousolutely love both of these shows!!!!!!!!
Both Nana's (NANA) and Yukari (ParaKiss) try to find love, while moving up in the world with their careers, and trying to find something more to live for. All of the characters are revealed to secrets as their stories progress, and the hard times of characters in NANA are much like that of the hard times for characters in ParaKiss.
Paradise Kiss is written by the same author, Ai Yazawa. The animation and graphics are similar and it has a really good storyline!
Romance Sex By Same Creator(same art) can't explain ecatly why there alike but you'll under stand when you watch both VERY good
As i watched both Paradise Kiss and Nana i found some similarities like the fashion statement this both anime has. Both of this anime has good art in fashion both animes have nice soundtracks and different different genres. The characters too has some similarities as well. :D
The shows both have a very similar feel and style to it, it's not your average romance anime but both have a very realistic touch over them. The art also looks rather similar although there are of course various difference but still great and fitting for the story!
Both were produced by MadHouse Studios
Several Characters in each dress in the visual kei style
There are several similar characters in both
Nana having more episodes was able to expand on its drama and characters better
Also there is quite a bit more comedy in Nana
Characters change clothes quite a bit in both anime
Both are animes that take one of the more realistic approaches to romance
Both animes are about an interesting girl joining a talented group of people
And the Main Char. girl who joins also gets a nickname in both Nana and Paradise
The Opening and Ending song fit Nana and Paradise Kiss really well
The author of both anime is the same. Both anime talk about love and fame world. They both have a similar ambient and the characters are extravagant.
Ai Yazawa’s work is so distinctive that no one could mistake Nana and Paradise Kiss as being written by anyone else. While the series aren't perfect, they can be considered one of the frontrunners of modern shoujo romance.
I emphasize modern because of how backward and traditional other romance anime seems when compared to Yazawa’s work. While other shoujo series are still mucking about with idealistic conceptions of the One True Love, the feelings of Yazawa’s characters are much more complex, layered, and believable. Nana and Paradise Kiss are amazing not only for convincing us that its characters love each other, but for convincing us that we know why they love each other.
They are written by the same author. Both have emotional impact, though the end may be viewed as a happy one.
Music, music, music. Both series have great music scores to keep you entertained, not to mention the underlining drama that eats away at each character. Even if you're not a fan of the drama, you'll probably end up enjoying the music in some sense~
Both are good music series. Competition of two bands, romance, drama, and of course good music. Must see both
Nana feels like the love-child of Beck and Honey & Clover. If you liked Nana, I'd suggest Beck if you liked the struggling band/musical aspects of Nana. And vice versa. =)
Nana and Beck tell us about the musical industry and everything concerning the creative process. We'll meet naive novices and tycoons of record labels, rookies and stars. Although in Nana the story is focused on love and relationships, it's also about the life of musicians, including live shows in small clubs, the recording process, promotion and music videos. If you want to know more about the musical industry you'll enjoy watching these series.
Both series are done by Mad House. Both have their good share of drama and music, and overall the atmosphere is similar. They both have similar characters and the struggle of a new band trying to show this world their talent.
Prominently-themed in Indie rock music and relationship experiences through growing up.
Music and life.
Both are great anime about a group of friends trying to make a rock band.
Slice of life, drama, and romance are the predominant elements of both series (Nana is more girl-oriented, though).
There is also the competition between 2 rival bands.
We see the characters growing up during the series, and struggling to make their dreams come true.
Also, both anime are by Mad House, and Takumi and Ryusuke are similar.
Both anime have a theme of music, BECK is more of a music fans anime while NANA is more centered toward a shoujo audience . never the less both anime are amoung my favourite. Although I feel BECK is my favourite anime of all time NANA is the closest anime you will get related to rock music. (next to BECK that is)
Both NANA & Beck are focused on music. NANA has female main characters and the serie centers around them. Also, they're already in their twenties. Beck on the other hand has young boys as main characters. Their both great to watch and have their own amount of music and drama.
both are portraying a struggling rock band for their path to popularity, their love problems, friendship... although, nana is a more emotional, and from a girls point of view, while in beck, except their music (and all around it), we do not get to know their other side: family. both have some great music, that will stuck to your mind hours and days later. enjoy!
There both are about trying to make it big in a band and falling in love.
Revolving around music and in a way relationships. Beck is more of an anime I'd recommend if you enjoy having your adrenline pumping. Captivating, slow at times but worth every minute of every episode. Catchy music.
Nana, more if you want to have your heart thumping, rising, tears in your eyes. Yet still some essences of adreanline. Creative characters, good story lines. Overall both series are MUST-WATCH for all music fans be they pop music, indie, rock, heavy metal, punk.
Both focus on the mentality and hard work it takes to become the biggest rock band in the world. Both feature AMAZING soundtracks plus references to big rock bands.
Both are well-received anime centered around drama and music. Both have fantastic soundtracks.
Wow, both of these series reminds me of one and the other in a variety of ways.
Both series features music as a prominent theme. They have a band who are trying to make a name of themselves in the music industry. But more than that, there is a complex friendship between the two main characters in both series.
Beck and Nana are like brothers and sisters imo. They have comedy, romance, drama, and is presented in a mature way that is more than the typical shoujo/high school romances.
Both series also has that slice of life feeling detailing some of the events of the characters' every day lives whether involving their careers or their love lives.
If you like Beck you might just enjoy Nana. They both have rock bands and awesome music and are pretty realistic. The only difference is Beck is light, comedic and shounen. Nana makes you cry its Shoujo.
Both of these two anime revolve around the topic music in one way or another, for example they both involve bands trying to make their debut. The overall feeling is the same, in both they are dealing with everyday issues and things that "ordinary" people can relate to.
they both are centered around music and drama and romance.
however, nana has more drama and romance than beck while beck has more music.
but both are still really enjoyable and if you like one you would probably like the other
There are a lot love related issues in both series~! If your into who's gonna end up with who, you will love Nana as much as Peach Girl. ^_^
Both have strong female character and it seems to have the drama and also the love triangle
Both anime are close to reality. There are lots of romance, drama and some funny stuff. Nana is a really great anime. ^_^
yessss, too much crying in both of them))) heroines have characters with similar points, but they are different in main point coz different ends)) here is good end, in nana worse
There are a lot of drama and complications on both series hence this recommendation. Then, of course, there is romance and comedy. While NANA is more for the mature audience, both series emphasizes relationship problems that are spawned from misunderstandings and jealousy.
Both of these series also have realism in which situations are present in every day's lives. It revolves around the struggle of a relationship and how to solve problems together through tough times.
-Nana K. and Momo's personalities
-Drama and love triangles
Both anime are about friendship and romance. How hard things can get and how difficult it is to survive through it all. Both are amazing shows :)
I loved both of these anime series. Both have a mature romance, a lot of drama, and a touch of comedy too. Both protagonists have rivals trying to steal their boyfriends. Well, I truly recommend them if you like romance anime with drama. ^^
Both have romance and complicated love triangles, both addicting to watch, funny!
Somehow, I feel a similarity to this both the female main charcters (mogami,kyoko and nana) have been pushed aside by their mothers, and the whereabouts of the fathers are unknown. Another thing is that both the female main characters are trying their best to enter the *Celebrity World*. Skip Beat is somewhat more of a comical version and Nana a more serious version. But there definately is a similarity in both Nana and Skip Beat!
Another Shoujo anime in a similar style, only this one deals more with music and the relationship between two girls and their struggles with love and life, one a band member and the other an ordinary girl.
Similar art and style shoujos about female lead characters struggling to make it in the entertainment industry, learning about love and themselves along the way.
Skip Beat might be consdidered a little less dramatic and more light hearted, but if you love one then you will assurdedly enjoy the other.
Skip Beat! and Nana have the same storyline and have the same kinda genre (romance and drama). They both have a main female characters who were left behind by their boyfriends, and want to get revenge by becoming famous. Both are struggling to achieve their goals. Nana is more about music, while Skip Beat is more about acting. I'd prefer Nana though, but Skip Beat is also okay.
Both Nana's (NANA) and Kyoko (Skip Beat!) are trying to move up in the world with their careers, as well as finding love along the way.
Both series contain a female protagonist who is strong minded and trying to make their dream into a reality.
Both series has tons of comedy, drama, and romance. While Nana is more of the mature side, Skip Beat also has its serious moments in the stage of showbiz. Ultimately, it deals with characters growing up and learning how to get through life.
These two series are quite enjoyable for those into the more dramatic side of anime as they shows that explicitly every episode through its execution.
Both series have a very mature approach in romance and relationships. Music is also an important factor in both series, but romance and drama predominate.
They are very similar:
* Both are Josei, Slice of life, drama
* The two male protagonists from SNA are like the female protagonists from Nana, being great friends even with their differences.
* The love story in both have realism and conflicts (but I think there are more conflicts in Nana)
* They are about music
I'm sure if you like one you'll like the other.
Both are about music, and characters who have to deal with complicated love stories and familial issues, as well as being rejected by society. Both also show a strong friendship between two main characters who are totally the opposite but actually closer than with anyone else, and who can support each others in difficult times.
Both are about music and finding more about yourself.
Both series are about music dealing with friendship, rivalry, and love complications.
Both series has a josei type of feeling.
Both series has drama with complicated storyline.
Both series has a great pace of story.
Both series contain interesting characters.
Both series explores the realism of a love and music.
Both series are a must-watch.
Both of these animes have a large prospect in the slice of life point of view and the drama in these animes are overwhelming. >_> While Nana concentrates on Music, Honey and Clover concentrates on Art, and they both display the characters of these anime trying to pursue a career toward these things.
Nana feels like the love-child of Beck and Honey & Clover. If you liked Nana, I'd suggest Honey & Clover if you liked the coming of age, slice of life, romance/drama aspects of Nana. And vice versa. =)
both are slice of life dramas with a touch of romance and even some comedy. both portray the ups and downs of life extremely well, having tons of soul searching, character development, beautiful development between the characters in complex, interesting and realistic ways. beautiful!!
Looking to discover yourself? Well, look no further in these two series as the main protagonists tries to do just that. Additionally, similarities between these two anime(s) include:
- deep characters
- hilarious comedy
- love triangles
- almost josei-like style
- light-hearted moments
hachimitsu to clover has 2 seasons. i havent seen the second season yet but i must say, both are definitely the best drama/romance anime out there.
both are centered more around drama than romance. while nana's main theme is music, hachimitsu to clover's (honey and clover in english) main theme is art.
if you like one you will SURELY love the other. both have wonderful english dubs
Opening Theme#1: "Rose" by Anna inspi' Nana ~Black Stones~ (eps 1-21)
#2: "Wish" by Olivia inspi' Reira ~Trapnest~ (eps 22-36)
#3: "Lucy" by Tsuchiya, Anna inspi' Nana ~Black Stones~ (eps 37-47)
Ending Theme#1: "A Little Pain" by Olivia inspi' Reira ~Trapnest~ (eps 01-08, 10-18, 41 (for TV broadcast))
#2: "Rose" by Anna inspi' Nana ~Black Stones~ (ep 9 (for TV broadcast and DVD))
#3: "Starless Night" by Olivia inspi' Reira ~Trapnest~ (eps 19-29, 42 (for TV broadcast), DVD: eps 01-08, 10-29, 41-42)
#4: "Kuroi Namida" by Anna inspi' Nana ~Black Stones~ (eps 30-40, 47 (for TV broadcast and DVD))
#5: "Winter Sleep" by Olivia inspi' Reira ~Trapnest~ (eps 43-44 (for TV broadcast and DVD))
#6: "Stand By Me" by Tsuchiya, Anna inspi' Nana ~Black Stones~ (eps 45-46 (for TV broadcast and DVD))more
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