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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
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Love Polygon Love Polygon, Music Music
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Cookie
Authors: Yazawa, Ai (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.791 (scored by 4311343,113 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #362
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #78
Members: 138,559
Favorites: 11,486

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Volumes: /21
Chapters: /84

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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Reviews

Oct 25, 2023
Preliminary (84/84 eps)
I remember. God, do I remember: Not knowing what the hell you’re doing. Being lost in the emotions, the dreams, the coldly shattered preconceptions. Uncovering connection and a sort of camaraderie in the unlikeliest, even loneliest of places. Being struck by this one person; magnetic, bold, talented; more broken than you could know. Creating your own dumb fun. Drowning in stupid, lustful, beautiful love and risking everything for your dream.

Laughing, drinking, being without a care with the coolest people you’re sure you’ll ever meet. Enraptured by freedom, expression, possibility. Licking your wounds when you fall, and picking yourself back up because you know no ...
Aug 6, 2023
Preliminary (84/84 eps)
Nana is a manga which has a premise which doesn’t appeal to me in the slightest, but I chose to read it because it’s praised extremely highly. As it turns out, the reason for this praise is that it’s one of the most all-round transcendently brilliantly created manga out there. I wish something with an insane premise was written this well, but more than that I wish this manga was actually finished. It must be some curse on me that all of my favourite stories seem to be doomed to eternal incompletion via hiatus, and Nana is another of its kind; it’s author, Ai Yazawa, ...
Jan 3, 2022
Mixed Feelings
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Preliminary (84/84 eps)
Do you think including sex in a story makes the story mature and for mature audience? Then might enjoy this manga, as that is exactly the target audience of this smut.

The only reason why I kept reading this manga is to try to discover why everyone seems to like this series. I regret to inform you I have failed in this task. For a manga that claims to be about romance and friendship, it surely doesn't have much of either of those. Sure, there are relationships, but actual displays of romance or friendships are scarce. Mostly it's just conflicts, harlotry and playboys - who slept ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: NANA Chapter 29 Discussion
accela - Jun 10, 2008
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Feb 14, 7:41 PM
Poll: Nana Chapter 25 Discussion
r053_ - Apr 15, 2018
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How well would Nana do if it resumed now?
DarkHumor04 - Jan 25
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Poll: NANA Chapter 1 Discussion
rebwaters - Jul 14, 2009
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