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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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!
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.
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
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. read more
They are both able to dig themselves into your heart and really love them. They are both great works of art that appeal to a persons romantic side. You will be constantly be experiencing all of the characters emotions as if they were your own. Truly recommend you watch it.
- Both anime are by the same studio
- Art styles are similar
- Main characters have a dream they want to achieve, and they also want to leave their home town for something bigger
- I'd describe both anime as more of a josei anime (so the story is a bit more mature), even though Nana is tagged as shoujo in MAL
- The romance seems more realistic than most romance anime
Just give them both a go, and you'll see the similar vibe they have. They're both great.
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.
They both are intricate storylines with rather complex characters. They both are on the mature side and deal with the theme that love isn't perfect. They both have characters who are trying to make it. Nana has music and Paradise kiss had music. Nana is definitely longer and in my opinion, Nana is better but if you're looking for something similar I recommend Paradise kiss.
The author of Nana is the author for Paradise Kiss, so if you love her work you'll enjoy this.
-Similar anime style and art
-the main character Yukari is a young woman who is trying to figure out what she wants in her life and along the way meets people who change her life and bring in the inspiration she needs, similar to the girls in Nana ^_^
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~
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.
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!
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.
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.
Nana and Beck have very similar feeling. When I was watching Beck, I remembered all my feelings about Nana. Also both have really great music and they are uncomparable to other animes from music genre.
Slice of life very similar taking place in a group of emerging music , combining musical passion and love passion in camera ... own dramatic tone for this special period that the transition from adolescence to adulthood where every failure is a deep wound , and every passion a religion. I have seen Nana there a long time now but I have always this feeling of desperate intensity among dream , hope, resignation, duty ... Two animated reflects very well our first steps in the world torn by our hopes and discovery of our limits
Slice of life très similaires qui prennent place dans un groupe de musique naissant , mêlant passion musicale et passion amoureuse en huis clos... un ton dramatique propre à cette période si particulière qu'est la transition de l'adolescence à l'age adulte où chaque échec est une profonde blessure et chaque passion une religion . J' ai vu Nana il y a fort longtemps maintenant mais j' ai toujours cette sensation d'intensité déséspérée entre rêve, espoir, résignation, devoir...Deux animés reflétant très bien nos premières armes dans le monde tiraillés par nos espérances et la découverte de nos limites. read more
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.
The two dominant music-dramas in anime/manga, for good reason. Both feature excellent rock based soundtracks and deal in the realistic when it comes to human drama. Beck is more of a "breaking out of your shell and do something" story, while Nana is more about the pitfalls that come with freedom as young adults. Nana's a stronger work, but Beck's really easy to watch, so I'd start with it if you haven't seen either.
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
- Both Beck and Nana deal with the hardships that certain people face as they attempt to make themselves and their music known, as well as deal with other day-to-day conflicts.
- Both Nana and Beck deal with the lives of musicians and how people can be changed by music.
- In each of the series there is a band that is trying to get started up, and become a group that everyone knows.
- Nana and Beck both tells us about the musical industry and everything concerning the creative process.
- In both series they show the sacrifices that need to be made while in a band as well as relationships and hardships that must be dealt with in everyday life.
While differences between from the shows' intended audience--Nana, a josei; and Beck, a shounen--are clear, both believably chart the growth in its main character's maturity with wonderful relationships to supporting characters, love interests, and the abstraction of the music business as an antagonist. These anime are top notch in the music genre. If you enjoyed one of the series because of its writing as well as music concepts you will no doubt more than enjoy the other.  read more
Nana and Beck are two music anime, that are about the life of a musician and the creative process, that goes into what they´re doing. They´re both heavily focused around rock music and have a score to complement such.
Nana is an wonderful example for a well done combination of slice of life, with very good development of its characters and their relationships, and an insight in the later punk music scene. If you like good melodrama, with a charming kind of sophisticated, fitting humor presenting compelling characters in an extremely impressive music arrangement & astonishing seiyû, you should try "Nana" too.
Beck and Nana are not identical but they do hit the same tone in the best sense of the word.
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.
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. ^^
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 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.
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 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 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
Both animes treat romance in a different way. They show imperfect relationships. Nothing is perfect and there's no such thing as "They're meant to to each other". In the end people have so many selfish wishes and don't give a shit about other people wishes.
I really love when I can see these realities been shown in animes.
Both shows take a more serious and dark look at relationships than your average anime. Nana explores this through its myriad of multi-faceted relationships of all kinds (often romantic), while Kuzu no Honkai is a more tightly focused piece on the psychology of sex. Both are compelling and often tough to watch, in a good way (like an emotional human trainwreck).
Both series are deeply rooted in drama that's edging on the verge of melodrama.
Kuzu No Honkai (Scum's Wish) aims to rip apart the hollow pursuit of a perfect teenage love, and thus the majority of the focus is on romantic relationships. Nana, on the other hand, has a wider scope of focus, looking more at the struggles of interpersonal relationships, rather they be as friends or lovers, and the trappings of newfound independence for a young adult.
Despite this difference, both series are relatively similar. Many characters in both series cause their own issues, rather it be for good-intentions, bad intentions, or out of ignorance. The 'main' character in both series (Though it's debatable which Nana is the main lead in that series) flitter from one relationship to another, their hearts fragile and their minds dulled, even if the dulling has different styles in both series. And both end up going down self-destructive paths, even if the depth and style of these paths differ (due to one being a teenage drama while the other focuses on young adults).
Both series also have a character who has a sole, likewise self-destructive character who finds themselves attracted to the main character, and desperately wishing for a fulfillment of said desire.
Both series also have a character that would likely be seen as an 'antagonist' once they're introduced, but as the series spends more time with them we discover more and more that these 'vile' characters are vile for shockingly human reasons, even if they're not necessarily directly relatable reasons.
Both series are VERY introspective with their characters. Nana slips into this more and more as the series progresses, while Kuzu No Honkai is very consistent with this style of analysis.
Both series also have amazing musical scores, though Nana's is Mid-2000's J-Rock and Punk while Kuzu no Honkai's is considerably less aggressive and leans more toward Mid-2010's J-Pop. read more
Both Kuzu no Honkai and Nana take a more adult approach to relationships, and both contain a fair amount of the main characters' own flaws and their own (slightly "out there") view on themselves an of love.
Both show truthful elements of love and the pain, young generations will have to achieve what they want romantically to happen. Both are very realistic and they both openly explore human nature's obsession with the perfect love.
It's hard to explain why these series are similar to each other. I'd rather say that if you liked Bokura ga Ita, you'd love NANA. Why? Bokura ga Ita relates a story about teenagers in love, NANA concentrates on a little older, but still young people; but still, their problems look really similar. Though, in NANA they're more serious. Plus the individual characters and awesome music.
They are both very dramatic and both have a very good grasp of a deep manga.
Bokura ga ita is more of a highschool story and NANA is more mature but I think they are both very good and people would enjoy both of them.
Both have elements of music and romance.
Kaikan Phrase, it centers around Bishounen (Beautiful males) while Nana centers aruond women and their relationships. Kaikan Phrase show more of the Japanese Pop-Rock or J-rock scene then punk. Kaikan phrase outlines the difficulties met by a band called Lucifer, a chronicle of their journey to becoming succesful and the hardships that come afterward. You have romance, deceit, betrayal, lust, love. All wrapped up in a convenient show. Animation is older, but well worth watching.
We have a music anime that is very focused in showing the hardship of getting popular within music in Kaikan Phrase while still having time to show hardships in relationships and everything that go along with it.
In Nana it focuses more on relationships at first, and then the music world - and the hardships that go along with that.
Chances are you watched Nana, and if you do I recommend you to look up Kaikan Phrase. They feel very similar even though it has a male main cast.
Kaikan Phrase does not have the most modern animation quality as it is from the early 2000's, but I hope you will give it a shot - as it is definetly worth your time. read more
Nana and Nodame Cantabile are similar in that they each weigh heavily on music. Nodame Cantabile has much more comedy, whereas Nana contains more drama, but I'd group them close together in terms of character development and drama enthrallment.
They are both romantic dramas with some comedy that have to deal with music and deep relationships with others. Both are amazing in my opinion. I highly reccomend both...NANA for the more serious and dramatic and Nodame Cantabile for a little more comedy.
Both series has josei like artwork and contains music as a major theme.
Both series features drama as well as romance presented in a more realistic way.
Both series has a similar style that details every day life whether at school or with the band/choir group.
Similar setup as both Josei are slice of life that shows young adults instead of high schoolers, both deals with music, especially for Nodame Cantabile.
Nana Komatsu is somewhat similar to Nodame as they are great leads that are optimistic and exceed to share their (usually joyful moods) to the spectator. Both are pretty good comedy at the beginning Nana however has a drastic shift in the middle that turn it into a drama.
The type of comedy in LoveCom reminded me of Nana.
I also think Hachi & Risa are quite similar at times (both are usually cheerful and a bit silly).
Both anime are shoujo and have plenty of romance, even though LoveCom is more comedy-centered, and Nana is more dramatic and mature.
To put it simply nana is like a darker more mature (you'd have to be 18+ to watch on hulu) Version of Lovecom.
Both follow a girl in her expedition to find love. with a best friend whom cheers her on and cares for her.
Some aspects that you might like is that both anime are FUNNY, Insightful, Tear-jerking
and very much so loveable.
If you're looking an anime like LoveCom you will definitely find it in Nana!
For those that like the more comedic side of Nana, this is a good choice
A shorter anime that's less Heavy and has some loveable characters as well
But thats not to say it doesnt have its own share of drama added
This is probably the easier anime for most casual romance fans to watch, since it has a faster start than Nana
Nana and Carole & Tusday both have two similar main themes, female friendship and a love for music. Both start of with two girls meeting by chance and ending up living together in apartment, both shows have strong musical ties and people trying to make it big, and strange enough both shows use the two main characters names in their titles.
The shows seem to focus both strongly on character development. They have nice character designs and kick ass music, though I'd have to note C & T's main characters are much younger so this may effect their choice, desires and the whole shows attitude towards more adult content.  read more
The story nearly totally different but both of the series based on music and dreams. So Oosaki Nana and Mitsuki's goal is the same to be a singer, but they doing it in different way and style. Nana is for adults rather, in my opinion, especially for females.
Both series revolves around a female protagonist following her dream and trying to make a name in the music industry.
Nana has more mature themes while Full Moon has more comedy. However, both series contains drama that deals with many of the events that brings their dream closer but also with tragedy and sorrow.
Both series has comedy, drama, and romance themes with misunderstandings, trials, and emotions.
Like Nana, the protagonist, Misaki wants more than anything to become a singer if it is the last thing she does. Although Nana is a much more mature anime, I found them both really enjoyable and emotionally moving.
Nana is about two girl who have a lot of problems in their life and have to keep struggling, just like Nagisa had to. Both anime made me laugh and cry. The first few episodes of Nana may seem childish or boring, but that's the same problem I had with Clannad, however, in the end, they both became my favourite animes.
Both series are explorations into what it means to be in a relationship and what it takes to make it work amidst the turmoil that is life. They're both quite well developed in their characters and in their faithful portrayal of the ups and downs of love. If you like Nana, you should watch Clannad for the back-story then watch Clannad After Story and enjoy the soul-crushing void that comes with it. If you're in a relationship, or were in one where things didn't exactly go according to plan, or even if they did, you will be able to appreciate both Nana and Clannad After Story for all they have to offer. read more
Both deal with the complications of relationships, deceit, cheating, and loss of innocence. However, NANA doesn't make you want to tear out your hair quite as much, and isn't sluttery on such a high scale.
Really twisted, f#@ked up love stories.
They're twisted in the sense that everything is all cute and honky dory and all the characters are getting along at first, but then pretty much everyone becomes an asshole over time and the whole love story (or stories) becomes very dark, depressing, and dramatic ("dramatic" is an understatement)
If you even remotely enjoyed School Days, Nana is perfect for you.
Both anime are about two parters who start thier lives. Takagi Akito and Mashiro Moritaka at Bakuman and Komatsu Nana and Osaki Nana at Nana. Although Mashiro and Takagi are only 14, they grow up at the anime and become Nanas's age (20) at sencond season and the manga. Also, both anime talks about love. Many times at Bakuman there are talks about love and littlie sex as Mashiro wants to marry Miho or Takagi and Kaya's relationship (and much more at Nana). Also, while Takagi and Mashiro use their lives to make manga, Osaki Nana lives meant for music. Remember of course that Nana is Josei and Bakuman is Shounen. The two anime are wonderful read more
I know its sounds totally crazy but these two have some basic similarities. First is that there are characters wanting to achieve a dream.Second both animes have romance and slight humor. Third both animes have that feeling in the end of the episode where you cannot stop you curiosity to know what will happen in the next episode.
Although both series relates to different themes, Nana and Bakuman follows the idea of pursuing a dream and making it into a reality.
Both series has a great story with two prominent main characters who tells them.
Both series has drama, comedy, romance, and detailing what they do in their every day lives.
Nana falls more into the mature theme while Bakuman is more lighthearted. However, both series are realistic and conveys on what people believes in. Learning about what you like is one thing, mastering it is another.
Nana is basically the better version of Fukumenkei Noise. While heading more towards the j-rock genre instead of the alternative genre like Fukumenkei Noise, you're still getting female leads and love triangles and angst, except all of the characters in Nana have a lot more dimension and everything feels more put together.
Nana and Golden Time are both anime series with themes of relationships and complexity in terms of characters' dynamics. The main characters both have a past that are explored throughout both series.
Both series involves romance with a sense of maturity (more so in NANA). They have a more sense in adolescence as opposed to being in a high school setting. Additionally, the characters have dreams they hope to make come true.
Nana has an additional theme of music while Golden Time deals with more of an identity crisis. There's comedic dialogue but also emotions that are touched upon in both series.
Both anime have unbelievably strong resemblance. Especially the characters, even 2 characters are almost of same nature of the lead characters of NANA. Both anime deal with the building of relationship,trust and betrayals
- both series focus on performing arts (music/rakugo)
- there's a similar dynamic between main characters (unlikely friends)
- lots of realistic drama/relationships
- both are aimed at similar demographic (josei)
Both anime are about unlikely and very strong friendship of two very different people. Both deal with how this friendship interjects protagonists' other relationships and life of professional performer (musician or rakugoka, respective). Finally, both ask fundamentally the same question about this friendship.
i find both of these shows similar in scope, and mature subject matter. while each have their own stories, i find parallels of fame, relationships, and friendships. nana's driving force is music, and rakugo's being storytelling. so if you dig nana, you might find rakugo enjoyable? or not? but give it a shot.
After watching White Album 2, do you have a taste for characters suffering? Well, look no further! Like WA2, Nana is also music-based, but that's not the main focus (though Nana has better songs). Nana is very strong in the drama/romance department, with believable characters making a mess of their lives, similar to WA2. Both start off lighter in tone, and then fall away into darkness. If you liked what you saw in WA2, I advise you to hop over to Nana-land immediately... and be prepared to shed black tears.
NANA and White Album 2 both leave the viewer with so much agony and sadness. I personally cried my eyeballs out watching both. Moreover, both have amazing music groups, heartbreaking love stories that leaves you feeling unsatisfied and extremely cruel reality checks. The only difference is that White Album 2 has a way much better ending in terms of story. Great drama/romance going on through out the whole anime.
Both animes focus on music , and although Nana may be more mature and realistic, White Album 2 also shows the complexity of relationships among the teenage characters of the series. Both are fantastic in terms of soundtrack as well.
Both series deals with romance that is quite realistic and presented in a more mature way than the typical shoujo style series.
But that's not all..because music plays a key theme in both Nana and White Album.
Both series has comedy (less so in White Album), a lot of drama, romance, and a female protagonist who hopes to make their name known in the music industry through hard work and determination.
Again, both series are quite realistic and generally aimed at more mature audiences.
I believe that this show almost resembles Nana in terms of "starting a band" and meeting characters by fate. When it comes to the story, Fuuka is lighter, as well as less mature of a story to follow; until tragedy comes through out of nowhere and hits you like a truck. The drama in Fuuka feels forced where as the drama in Nana feels natural. I feel that if you like Fuuka and want to see a story that's better, more mature and lengthier. Then I would strongly recommend Nana for your viewing pleasure.
When you look at these shows, I'm surprised-more so shocked that no one has recomended NANA to NA kiss. Fact is, both female leads are similar looking and have a similiar outlook on the male characters. The main difference is, hachi is stuck in a more drama love triangle kind of situation, apposed to an unrequitted love. It's a very easy recomendation, and I believe anyone who enjoyed either NANA or NA Kiss would enjoy the other equally as much
In my opinion Nana is definitely similar to Itazura na Kiss. Itazura na Kiss follows the life of Kotoko from her high school years to adulthood as with Nana. Also, i feel the main girl characters (Nana (Haichi) and Kotoko) are very similar for their "clumsy but keeps trying" attitude. Indeed there is a lot of drama in both, however Nana uses that drama and brings it to a next level. It is Itazura na Kiss in a more mature way. I had heartaches and heart warms through watching both of these amazing anime series. I was really surprised to find only ONE recommendation of Nana to Itazura Na Kiss since this is the first anime that pops into my head when i think of the two. I truly truly hope whoever reads this will watch the amazing anime Nana and realize how similar the two are :) ~ Ja Ne~ read more
Both shows have love and music as their main theme. Shigatsu may seem more of the dramatic type and innocent love, Nana can be a bit darker and tragic. These two are homogeneous in terms of characters having a hit and miss in their love target but anyhow, things just somehow get refreshing and bittersweet
Chihayafuru and Nana are Josei series (yes, Nana IS Josei) which contain strong female leads. Despite being from different genres, (Chihayafuru is sport and Nana is music)Chihaya Ayase from Chihayafuru and Nana Osaki from Nana are both determined to achieve goals set for themselves from since a young age. Even with challenging situations and relationships in their lives, they push forward.
Overall, the two anime portray the feelings of their respective characters perfectly, whether it's happiness, vulnerability or sadness.
If you really like music anime series, try Nana / K-ON!. Both series are about music bands, trying to get famous. Warning though, Nana has more drama in to it and is more mature. K-ON! is more kawai and about school girls.
Both are slice-of-life series with female protagonists who are extremely close friends and have lots of lesbian undertones. Both feature main characters who are in a band, and both series center on rock and feature references to Western rock-stars. Also both series have a cute but naive main character who has short, brown hair and does extremely stupid things.
They're both romantically focused, but at the same time, there's more drama going on than you think.
They're also both quite realistic in the sense that not everything goes as planned, and there's also a lot of character development in both
In both Nana and 5 cm, nothing really goes as planned. They also talk a lot about desire and longing to be with someone and as much as they wish, they just can't be together. Both also talk about the pain involved with desire for another. Nana goes much more in depth in many other aspects as well such as relationship dilemmas and real life issues but that is to be expected since it is 47 episodes while 5 cm is only 3 parts. However, both will incite deep and real emotions.
Okay, so one is an avant-garde sci-fi retelling of a literary classic and the other is a shoujou grounded in reality. What kind of similarities could possibly exist? Quite a few actually.
First and foremost, both shows are about things not going the way you want them to go, not only for the characters, but for the audience. Boasting wide casts of characters, all with unique, separate motives, both shows will find you rooting for one character, only to have you question whether their motives were just in the first place. You'll thus switch allegiances only to find yourself in the same cycle again and again.
However, in the end, you will unfortunately realize that nobody will leave this situation in a better position than the one they came into it with. These shows reaffirm that life is tough and even fiction doesn't always conform to your desires or expectations.
Outside of this primary similarity, both shows are written with many cliff-hangers and hold crucial information from the viewer until a well-built dramatic reveal.
I can't promise that if you like one, you'll like another, but if you loved how bittersweet either Gankutsuou or Nana is and are tired of formulaic stores, the opposite show is at least worth your time. read more
The atmosphere throughout the whole series is VERY similar. They're both about music bands, competition, love stories and for R-rated audiences. The only difference is NANA is straight, while Gravitation is shounen-ai. SimilarityL 3 1/2 *
Mature, thoughtful stories about adult women living in contemporary Japan. Neither show shies away from realistic depictions of romance, sex, and failed relationships. Both have a strong sense of melancholy interspersed with levity at life's absurdities, and their protagonists make difficult and interesting decisions. Nana is long and lacks a conclusive ending; Anime Time tells four unrelated short stories. In each case it's less about the destination than the journey.
Both have strong female protagonists, who have vulnerable best friends who are easily hurt and often have to be protected by their friend. Both also have irresistable male leads and are both great romance comedies, with strong addictive storylines.
Both are really good and have a very sad story with unsatisfactory ending. Nana is the story about two girls that share the same name but with different personalities and about their friendship and love lives and the problems and obstacles they go through and Candy Candy is about a very good nature orphan girl who goes through a lot of obstacles in her life but she never gives up and also about her love life. Both of them are really sad dramas specially when it comes to their romantic lives and hardships of life. Expect to get emotionally consumed when watching Candy Candy just like in Nana. Both are really good stories and tearjerkers. read more
Both have interesting and complex characters and both are of the josei genre. If you're looking for something with a little more substance than your standard slice of life or romance, either one is an excellent choice.
Nana and Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru (Kaze) are similar in their character development and their drama. The characters are given vivid, realistic backstories. And while Nana is about getting to the top of music/showbiz, Kaze is about being in the top 10 to win the biggest running competition in Japan.
Nana is a Josei (for women) and Kaze is more is more for boys. But it's refreshing how the characters are older. In Nana, they're out of school and Kaze is college. The drama is very heavy in both and the scenes are pretty realistic as well as the actions and motivations of the characters.
There is a lot of development that is done in both shows and they have such a wistful feeling at the end of the later episodes.  read more
Both have similar shoujo style character drama and yuri undertones. (Moreso Utena) And both tell a story with 2 female leads, who are different like night and day and characteristically rub off on each other.
I would recommend Nana to anyone who enjoyed Given because they are both music anime and they both include 2 characters with a complex wholesome relationship. The same feelings of the joy of friendship, the complications of life and overall relaxing tone is reflected in both series. In Nana the 2 main characters have a platonic relationship unlike given, however the bond the 2 characters in nana share made me fell the same as a romantic one. Also Nana has superrrr cool outfits and great music too! lots of punk and vivienne
The best thing about Nana is that there are a group of interesting characters and you can relate to each of their lives. It gets you in the feels and you have grown to understand why people think and do the things they do. And people learn in their own way how to grow up and make changes. Also catchy and loveable music, drama, love triangle, regrets, pain and happiness.
Orange is very similar. if not, the same. Minus the music. If you want to go through the same feels, gain a smile time through time, shed tears of sadness and joy, and enjoy the school life of a group of friends trying to save and continue their love for one another....this is the one. Please, watch the anime and also read the manga. Most beautiful story next to Nana. read more
1. Although Nana is completely based on real-life complications and emotions, Nana and Kokoro Connect both offer extremely authentic, original characters.
2. They both delve into the deeper and more complex aspects of human relationships, individuality, psychology - there is serious character development in both.
3. Touches on adult themes, but contains no unnecessary fan-service
4. Fantastic music in both.
It is about the love of music. Characters in both animes are very passionate about music and want to become the best. They always try hard to achieve their goals and succeed.
However, there arent any deep love relationships in Uta no Prince-sama anime even though male characters are secretly in love with the female heroine.
Anyway, even tho the theme of the animes might not be so alike I cant help but think about Nana when I watch Uta no Prince-sama. They kind of have the same feeling ( for me ).
Both are romance anime but there is also drama as well. There are many types of relationships and characters development. Some lighthearted moment that will make you love the characters. If you like Hanasakeru Seishounen, you should try watching NANA and vice versa.
Cute girl, romance, rock band, handsome guys and good music. NANA had all that, but Ai Shite Night did it first. . .over 20 years earlier, too. It was kind of revolutionary for its time. I've been wanting to see this show for several years. It was worth the wait!
if you liked all the drama and sadness in nana you would like canvas 2 in the first couple episodes its not so good just like nana was but then it gets interesting and i really enjoyed it and i actually cryed in the last couple episodes and the ones in the middle of the anime
The aura, year and the fell might be a little different but I can actually say that they both revolve around love stories about unrequited love, reunited love and new love. I believe that you will enjoy both of their stories and characters. While, Nana is a bit matured than Ao Haru Ride but even so, you will love them both.
If you liked NANA for the realism, romance and soap opera drama, you will probably like Kimi ga Nozomu Eien too. The characters are also of similar ages. Although the stories are both extremely different.
Though it's no Yuri I think the strong bond between the starring characters are very much alike. In addition to that both have a strong female character you will like. As I do like strong bonds between people I would recommend seeing Nana as well if you liked Strawberry Panic, also it has real good music in it.
If you are looking for a music anime that isn't just happy and fluffy all the time but has a rather realistic ring to it, these shows might be for you. They aren't exactly similar in their overall topics, but in this aspect, they can be comepared.
Wake Up, Girls is about a group of girls trying to make their way into the idol industry, realizing how harsh this industry actually is and therefor giving an insight in the japanese idol industry in a way not a lot of idol shows tend to do. It is still quite fluffy but it's more realistic than the average idol anime.
In Nana, you have some people trying to become sucessful with their punk band and while we do get some insight in the music industry as well, it's mainly realistic in it's portraying of characters and relationships.
Overall, Nana is still a lot more serious than Wake Up, Girls, but still, if you like some realism in your shows, and enjoy anime about music in general, you might like both of these. read more
Both are about young people leading their lives in a city. Even though Mouhoutsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto focuses on supernatural elements the way the drama unfolds is rather similar. Also, both shows focus on relationships and how people handle those relationships. Without spoiling anything the way they end is quite different but that doesn't take away from the overall atmosphere and experience.
The subject matter is completely different, but they are similar in that they deal with more mature themes from a female perspective. There is quirky lighthearted humor in both shows and there are adult situations and complicated or serious issues which are addressed and portrayed in a realistic dramatic manner.
Both can be realistic in a way and have very understandable human characteristics esp. NANA which actually made me cry at points. Death note is good for the psychological views of humans and our sadistic evil nature.
Both shows deal with similar conflicts such as discovering what love is, relationships, the difficulties with growing up and trying to figure out what you really want out of life vs. what you thought you wanted. Both shows include very relatable characters and life challenges, the emotions never feel forced or out of place. You will find yourself feeling a personal connection to almost each character as you watch them go through different situations
It may not be the most obvious recommendation but still I find some similarities between Rainbow and Nana. What first got me thinking about it was the background music it sounds pretty much the same, also the art work (some characters from Rainbow do look like some characters from Nana). But ultimatly what I believe is the most resounding similarity between this too is the hoplessness, the despair, the feeling that there are just some things you cannot fix, no matter how hard you try.
All in all I believe if you liked Rainbow you will probably like Nana.
Although not shoujo ai it's a great romance story. Much better, because it has the airing time to deliver much more about characters and story.
Yuzu has somewhat similiar personality to Komatsu Nana and maybe I liked Citrus much more because of that similarity.