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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)


Score: 8.761 (scored by 3471734,717 users)
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Ranked: #382
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Popularity: #94
Members: 103,825
Favorites: 9,108

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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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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
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
lady_ribbon (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
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
Jul 5, 2012
merifromhere (All reviews)
I am fairly new to shoujo Mangas, but I think that Nana is one of the best ones ever. It’s just that kind of manga that keeps you on your toes, trying to guess what’s next (even though you will be shocked at how different what Ai Yazawa comes up with is from what you expected).
Nana is about how life is extremely unpredictable; two girls with the same name “Nana” meet on a train to Tokyo. The girls are totally different but meet again in an apartment that they end up renting together, so they become roommates and friends. Then the Mangaka takes us on read more

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