Nana "Hachi" Komatsu hopes that moving to Tokyo will help her make a clean start and leave her capricious love life behind her. Nana Osaki, who arrives in the city at the same time, has plans to score big in the world of rock'n'roll. Although these two young women come from different backgrounds, they quickly become best friends in a whirlwind world of sex, music, fashion, gossip and all-night parties!
NANA is enjoyable to read because readers can relate it to their own daily lifes. And it also has some classic moments
which readers will never forget. Of course NANA is pretty funny as well, thus making it more entertaining.
Overall, NANA is a great shojo manga which I recommend to all girls (and guys who are interested). It is a manga that can have you emotionally attached to, and craze over. It can also make you think, and make you inspired by the characters inside. In NANA you can find someone you love, someone like you, someone you look up to, someone to make you happy, someone good looking, someone your Superstar.
Even though this is a pretty old series, I ran across one of the openings & enjoyed it. So I decided afterwards to check out the series. I watched it dubbed. 'Hachiko' as a character, while it makes sense because she's young; she's way too impulsive, guy obsessed, quite frankly naive and a pretty dumb character when you look at the things she does/how she lives. Nana Osaki has a few issues of her own but between the two I find her more enjoyable to watch. Yasu is awesome. ^^
I'm not in such drama animes, but this one is pretty good, the author is genius, it's worth watching by all means.
In the beginning it seems dumb, but it gets pretty complicated you'll get excited to it, and its soundtrack is one of the best.
Watch it, I'll recommend it until the day I die!
My favorite anime and favorite manga. I saw the anime first, which inspired me to read the manga. The basic premise of the story is two 20 year old girls, both named Nana, who meet each other on the train while they are moving to Tokyo. The story focuses on their friendship and their romances. The characters are very flawed and more realistic than what you will see in your average shoujo anime. The anime is very true to the manga, so if you enjoy the anime you can immediately continue the story by reading chapter 43 (though you should also go back and read the special chapter about Naoki in volume 9 of the manga).
Only I can say about this anime/manga is that i'm waiting more. I hope her to continue doing it. It's definitely one of my favourites. The story is so interesting but i need to know what happened with nana!! Please Yasawa-San!! The couples are so cute. This manga made me feel so vulnerable, it made me cry and made me so happy but I felt as if i was going to cry for the rest of my life because of ren's death. I really fell in love with all those characters. They are so special, everyone have a particular story, a life behind, a past and a future, past lovers and forgetable lovers. I recommend it at 100%
This is one of my favorite stories of all times. The characters have depth and the relationships between them develop at a good pace so that makes you want to keep watching. The music was great: Anna Tsuchiya and Olivia. I recommend it a lot and the manga even more.
What can I say about that...
This anime is juste so beautiful. I don't like Shojo. But, this is an exception. First, the plot seems simple but, if you continue, you'll see that it's more complicate. Characters, story. First it's just an anime about music and love then, it beacomes a rel drama. So, see and cry at the end (;
I don't usually like the romantic drama kind of anime but I really enjoyed watching this one. First of all, the music is awesome and I still have the music on my ipod. The characters are great in the series, all unique and play an important role in the series (no annoying ones too, great!). I always found myself eagerly wanting to watch the next episode to find out what happens next.
I loved this anime, because even though the drawings can't be compared to the ones of the manga, it was great to finally hear the songs live. Anna Tsuchiya and Olivia Lufkin are really two great voices. And Ai Yazawa in her manga created such a great story…
At first I thought that for once they finally made an anime in which not everything is rose-coloured, not everyone lives
happily ever after, characters don't always get what they want even persevering, but in the end I found myself so sad
... The end can pass, but all that melancholy that pervades every episode is too much! Nana is an "adult"
anime, in some way, that faces issues unexplored in a very real way, but the main character is, to say the least,
intolerable, I've never seen a girl more insignificant and fickle than she is. Like: 'Go where the wind takes you
NANA KOMATSU: "I am pissed off at your insensitive inability to understand why I'm pissed off in the first place!"
I watch this anime when I was still in my 'pure and innocent' days, so I don't really understand what's the need of
'intimate' relationship between people at that time. I read some part of the manga before I watched the anime. The anime
was full of tension but some humor exist between it. It's real, it's funny, it's intense, it annoys and it's depressing.
My first impression - a lot of music, cigarettes and sex. But it turned out that everything is much harder and deeper -
the story of choosing their own life path. Both the heroine with the name and the apartment for two - but there their
similarity ends. And the lifestyle and aspirations they have are very different - one wants to be just herself and
deserve love, despite the circumstances, and the other - wants to be loved, avoiding all the circumstances
And the difficulties will be in each of the characters and I have not once had to worry about them (maybe I'm just too empathic)
Finally finished it, and I wish there was a second season! I'm gonna order the manga soon.
But anyways, awesome show. One of my favorites. Great love story, even though I don't like how it ended up/how they
made it seem end. But the characters were so lovable, and I like Japanese music, so enjoyed the music a lot. Great
storyline, made me emotional, but then again, I'm extremely over emotional when it comes to books and shows...
I cried pretty hard. When I finished the last episode I sat there and cried for 5 minutes. It sucked. =_=
Now this is a shoujo manga & anime I love! I'm a big fan of the mangaka too.
Is it just me or these kind of shoujo manga are rare?
I gave it a 9.5 rating just bc it still doesn't have a sequel, the rest is perfect.
Absolutely love this series! Explores the different sides of love, and the results aren't always what you might expect. This anime has one of most poignant confession scenes in an anime in which Nobu exclaims "Then shatter my illusion! Because otherwise I don't know what to do to stop loving you". *swoons* Shin, despite his many problems is still one of my favorite characters.
I watched the first 5 episodes but well, readed more of the manga. Anime was a bit too dramatic but amnga was good at first. Then It just turned out to be an Asian-drama. Idk the last chapter of manga I have red, but I don't think that I'll keep reading. But I really enjoyed at first. Maybe after a (long) break I'll be able to read it again. It's jsut not sth I can read non-stop.