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Alternative Titles

English: Nana
Japanese: NANA [ナナ]


Type: TV
Episodes: 47
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Mar 28, 2007
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.601 (scored by 59497 users)
Ranked: #712
Popularity: #189
Members: 122,659
Favorites: 7,463
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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drama music romance shoujo


Komatsu 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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Adaptation: Nana
Summary: Nana Recaps

Characters & Voice Actors

Komatsu, Nana
Komatsu, Nana
Kawana, Midori
Kawana, Midori
Sheridan, Kelly
Sheridan, Kelly
Osaki, Nana
Osaki, Nana
Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Tsuchiya, Anna
Tsuchiya, Anna
Ogata, Kenichi
Ogata, Kenichi
Pichon, Yann
Pichon, Yann
Horikawa, Jin
Horikawa, Jin


Maruyama, Masao
Asaka, Morio
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Ishizuka, Atsuko
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Jan 24, 2010
"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 read more
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Sep 5, 2007
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 read more
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Sep 19, 2014
“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.”

I've decided to open up this review with my favourite quote from the anime, one that is not only relevant within the context of the show, but could also be surprisingly applicable and meaningful in every day life. This quote serves as a great representation of Nana's themes and messages, being a show very much grounded in reality, more so than most others I have seen among this medium. It's read more
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Dec 18, 2014
I watched this anime countless times. I just can't stop watching it.
The story, I thought it was pretty boring when I started watching it, but it was getting better and better. I just feel that the story is really realistic, it shows how people cope with trouble and get hurt all the time.
It was just beautiful. Except the ending. I mean "ending".
Art, I love Ai Yazawa's art. It's actually quite realistic. Except that the characters have kinda too long arms and legs but I don't mind.
Sound, the best thing about this anime. It's just so beautiful. My heart hurts when I listen read more
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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.
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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~
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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. ^_^
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!
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.
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.
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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))

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