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Nana

Nana

Alternative Titles

English: Nana
Japanese: NANA

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 84
Status: Publishing
Published: May 26, 2000 to May 26, 2009
Authors: Yazawa, Ai (Story & Art)
Serialization: Cookie

Statistics

Score: 8.731 (scored by 18648 users)
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Ranked: #362
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Popularity: #89
Members: 42,150
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Synopsis

Nana Komatsu is a young woman who's endured an unending string of boyfriend problems. Moving to Tokyo, she's hoping to take control of her life and put all those messy misadventures behind her. She's looking for love and she's hoping to find it in the big city.

Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is cool, confident and focused. She swaggers into town and proceeds to kick down the doors to Tokyo's underground punk scene. She's got a dream and won't give up until she becomes Japan's No. 1 rock'n'roll superstar.

This is the story of two 20-year-old women who share the same name. Even though they come from completely different backgrounds, they somehow meet and become best friends. The world of Nana is a world exploding with sex, music, fashion, gossip and all-night parties.

(Source: VIZ Media)

This series is on hiatus.

Background

Nana has been published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint since December 6, 2005.

It 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
RainSpirit (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 10, 2013
mokona_mushroom (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 31, 2010
Maz-Maz (All reviews)
Nana was, I must admit, relatively realistic for a Manga.

Firstly:

We meet Nana#1, later nicknamed Hachikō, as the story begins, a dumb-ass of a chick, more like a hopeless case of the human race.
That's either: WAY too horny or must have been high on SOMETHING for most of her life.
Falling in 'love at first sight' seems to be her strongest skill, as well as 'judging a book by its cover' and inevitably, is a pro at being the victim of breakups. Though sometimes she is cute, she can be a major headache for readers and characters alike.

Then we meet Nana#2, nicknamed the Dark Priestess read more
Nov 29, 2009
missmatsura93 (All reviews)
This is one of the most beautiful mangas that I have ever read. Just the storyline amused me a lot.

At first, I saw the anime until episode 47 and then I continued with the manga. The anime is loyal to the manga; there are rarely any differences at all.

All of the characters of the manga are really when done; they all have rally profound characteristics and they continue throughout the story.

Something that I found annoying was how in the manga of the pages it was all so crumpled up, there were so many texts in one page it was difficult to concentrate.

It is read more

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