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Japanese: NANA [ナナ]
English: Nana
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Type: TV
Episodes: 47
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Mar 28, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:25 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Love PolygonLove Polygon, MusicMusic
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 8.541 (scored by 235242235,242 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #317
Members: 616,761
Favorites: 27,099

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Departing from their respective hometowns, two young women with identical names are brought together in their pursuit of new beginnings. With their hearts set on going to Tokyo, Nana Komatsu dreams about blissful love, while Nana Osaki aims for a successful music career.

The former has a cheerful and friendly nature, but her naivety has steered her romantic life astray until she meets her dependable boyfriend—Shouji Endo. Without letting herself be dismayed by Shouji's decision to study in Tokyo, Nana works hard to earn enough money and follow him there. Meanwhile, her namesake is a solitary punk vocalist whose impassioned romance with her band's bassist, Ren Honjou, comes to a sudden end. Though heartbroken, Nana bravely looks forward and travels to the capital with the ambition of becoming a recognized artist.

Shortly after they arrive in Tokyo, the girls cross paths again due to an unexpected coincidence that ultimately leads them to live under the same roof. As they grow closer, the two strive to support one another amid their struggles to forge a future for themselves.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


After the release of the first episode on April 5, 2006, Nana's highest TV rating was 6.3% in the Kanto region, making it the first late-night anime to reach the top 10 of the weekly audience ranking.

In Japan, VAP published 17 DVDs of the series between July 7, 2006 and November 21, 2007. In North America, four DVD box sets were released by Viz Media from September 2009 to April 2010. The company also released an English dub version, which premiered on the Funimation Channel on September 19, 2009. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series in 2021 after Viz Media lost its rights.

Nana inspired a couple of tribute albums, the most notable of them being "Love for Nana - Only 1 Tribute," which was released by EMI Music Japan on March 16, 2005.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kobayashi, Mikiko
Assistant Producer
Asaka, Morio
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
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~ (eps 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))

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 ...
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 ...
Jul 14, 2015
Nana is one of those acclaimed anime that everyone seems to know the existence of, but very few people have ever actually watched. The fact that it’s almost 50 episodes long is a bit of a turn-off in of itself, but even the people who have seen it barely discuss the thing anymore. Very few “favorite anime” lists that I’ve read actually include it. It’s up there with Great Teacher Onizuka, Hajime no Ippo, and most of the Major anime in terms of high-ranking MAL darlings that the majority of MAL users will go “oh yeah, I’ve heard how good this thing is. Better put ...

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