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Nana to Kaoru

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Nana and Kaoru
Japanese: ナナとカオル


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 29, 2011
Producers: AIC Plus+
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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Kaoru is a 17-year-old virgin who has an S&M fetish. He has always dreamt about an SM relationship with his childhood friend Nana, who is looked upon as perfect and is always the target of boys' eyes. Their relationship has somewhat deteriorated through the years, due to them hanging out with different people and because Kaoru is not taking his education too seriously.

One day though, Kaoru's mother gives some of his S&M toys to Nana for safekeeping - Nana finds the leather one-piece that Kaoru bought and tries it on but accidentally locks herself in it and doesn't have the key!

Kaoru frees her of the one-piece, but then Nana realizes she may like Kaoru's hobby more than she thought and subsequently the two of them start engaging in so-called "breathers". These breathers are intended to relieve Nana of stress, stress originating from her attempts at keeping her grades and her name perfect.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Chigusa, Nana
Chigusa, Nana
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Mizuhara, Kaoru
Sugimura, Kaoru
Sugimura, Kaoru
Majima, Junji
Majima, Junji
Sugimura, Waka
Sugimura, Waka
Saito, Kimiko
Saito, Kimiko
Yagami, Hiroshi
Yagami, Hiroshi
Amazume, Ryuta
Amazume, Ryuta


Okamoto, Hideki
Okamoto, Hideki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Amazume, Ryuta
Amazume, Ryuta
Original Creator
Miura, Satoshi
Miura, Satoshi
Art Director, Background Art

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Ending Theme

"Owaranai Yoru ni (終わらない夜に)" by Yui Sakakibara

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May 19, 2015
This doesn't do the manga justice at all. This OVA left out so many crucial parts that keep the plot from getting creepy and sadly dull, like this was. It's very much a simplified version of the manga with only the S&M scenes and none of the cute, essential moments between the two protagonists Kaoru and Nana like; (spoilers) when Kaoru apologized for taking it too far in the bondage seen, making the flowers for Nana's cutlture festival banner when she couldn't finish it herself (and being to short to place them on the top of the banner ^_^), or when Kaoru saved Nana from read more
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Apr 20, 2011
A butchery of the source material, really.

The premise is badly explained, as well as the motivations of both Nana and Kaoru.

The initial breather depicted was done fairly faithfully, though Nana's warring inner dialogues left a lot to be desired, and the pinnacle of the scene with Kaoru damaging the prop to get Nana out of it was omitted.

The second S&M scene was also poorly adapted, in the manga it was supposed to detail Kaoru's one lapse in control as a benevolent dom, but since they once again omitted the end of the scene, it just portrayed him as an asshole.

If the read more
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Apr 13, 2011
So I've been waiting for a Nana to Kaoru anime adaptation for some time now. And when it's here I couldn't help but feel, misled.

The thing that was so great about Nana to Kaoru Manga was because of the storyline and how the charactors develop though time. And also giving a view into the world of S&M. It taught us that it's not all about the sex! That it's alot about real love and stress relief. The ecchi was a bonus to say atleast.

And the story is practically none! This falls flat is basicly because they were focising sooooooo much on the ecchi it was read more
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Jun 18, 2015
As a lover of the manga - my first and foremost thing to say with this review is that the manga is tons of times better than this OVA, and I can explain exactly why.

The OVA is Ecchi-focused, and also - it isn't about the daily struggle of life. I believe that in the manga many can sympathize with the characters for the reason that they never understand each other, although connecting through a thing both seem to enjoy a ton, and the OVA has none of that. You can really come to terms to begin calling Kaoru "Creepymura" in the OVA because there is read more
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Anime: Nozoki Ana
First of all, both are OVAs. In Nozoki Ana, it's the girl who plays around with the MC; in Nana to Kaoru,it's the girl. Both Kaoru and Emiru change their personalities when in school, and they're both secretly perverts. Then the MC soon gain feelings from the other. There's romance there somewhere... It's not hentai, but close enough. 
reportRecommended by Vaenny
Anime: B Gata H Kei
Both are comedy, ecchi, romance and seinen.
Both peverted characters

One is specific about S&M while the other isn't.
reportRecommended by H00FD
Anime: MM!
Well if you're curious or into S&M or simply find it funny, MM! deals with a M guy who has a bad case of it, however in MM! It's more about the comedy of dealing with it and some cute characters with a slight harem thing going on. Just don't expect actual S&M to take place (much).
Also MM! doesn't have nudity. 
reportRecommended by alphacompton

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OVA of Ecchi Manga Nana to Kaoru Announced

According to the cover note of manga volume 5, an OVA of Nana to Kaoru was announced to be released on March 29th. It will be bundled with the limited edition of the...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Nana to Kaoru Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Kanade-chan - Mar 29, 2011
76 replies by _HeroKenzan_ »»
Jun 10, 10:15 PM
Is there going to be an episode 2 of this?
Mimerio - Jan 15, 2012
7 replies by jakov »»
Oct 29, 2014 5:36 AM