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Nana

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Japanese: NANA
English: Nana
German: NANA
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 84
Status: On Hiatus
Published: May 26, 2000 to May 26, 2009
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Love Polygon Love Polygon, Music Music
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Cookie
Authors: Yazawa, Ai (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.771 (scored by 3669836,698 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #382
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #87
Members: 112,961
Favorites: 9,706

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Synopsis

Nana Komatsu is a naive, unmotivated girl who spends her high school days chasing one crush after the other. Despite continually facing failure in her quest for love, her spirits have never dampened. At the age of 20, she finds herself on a train to Tokyo with hopes of reuniting with her current boyfriend.

Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is feisty and prideful. After joining a local band during her high school days, she falls in love with music and one of the band members. However, when faced with the choice between her relationship and her musical career, she chooses the latter and separates from her boyfriend. On her 20th birthday, she boards the same train to Tokyo, like her namesake, where she aims to become a top vocalist.

The two girls with the same name but very different aspirations find themselves sitting together on their journey to the city, and, as fate would have it, eventually share the same apartment. A deep and unique bond is then forged, where they will support each other in this saga of love, music, friendship, and heartbreak.

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Background

Nana has been published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint since December 6, 2005; in Spain by Planeta Cómic since 2007; and in Argentina by Editorial Ivrea since 2009.

The series was placed on hiatus since the July 2009 issue of Cookie due to the mangaka's sudden illness.

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Aug 8, 2012
NANA is definitely one of the best mangas that I've ever read. There's something about it that makes it very different from other ones, so I personally think it's a must-read. Anyways, my review may contain some spoilers, but I'll try my best not to reveal too much.

Story- 10
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of NANA is how incredibly realistic it is compared to many other mangas. It starts out very normal like any other shoujo/josei manga; introducing the two main characters who both happen to have the name Nana. It pretty much follows the life of these two girls as ...
Jun 10, 2013
The longer we live, the more weight we carry in our hearts.

A sentence that truly summarizes and embodies the manga of Nana. The tale follows the lives of two very different girls who share the same name of Nana, and not much else. After a fateful meeting on a train bound to Tokyo, they manage to become friends and their lives weave closely together from that moment forwards. Written most nostalgically by one of the Nana’s from sometime years in the future, the story is a remembrance of the friendship between two girls and all the people who surrounded them who all rushed into life ...
Jul 7, 2008
Preliminary (76/84 chp)
NANA is a great romantic/dramatic manga. NANA also have some funny moments. The manga is about two girls with the same name, Nana, and they meet by fate and eventually become best friends. Even though they are best friends, their life take a twist and they are separated by fame, husband, boyfriend, and work. This manga shows the world of the entertainment industry and it focus it on bands and music and a bit of adult movie but that its later on the manga.
NANA starts out as people trying to pursue their dreams. What's more important for an singer/band/model: Follow their dreams or their loved ...

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