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From Viz: 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!
Note: Won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo in 2002.
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Complicated... but good
The story is very good. It's deep, bittersweet, and very different and refreshing. I love Ai Yazawa's stylish drawings of the clothes, and the references to music and bands. The art might seem different at first but after you get used to it, you'll like it. And anyways, it doesn't take you away from the story at all.
And psst.... recent chapters.... I cried so much!!! The emotions in this story are really moving. Nana and Hachi's friendship is so touching. But yeah... later chapters get a little depressing and the plot is slow at times... but Nana still holds my interest enough for me to look forward to the next chapter. It's a worthwhile manga, recommended!
Good, but too slow!
Overall, I think Nana was a great read. But the plot develops SOOOOOO slowly..... And what's worse is that I am a really impatient person. So I guess I would say, if you are patient.... you will like this. If you are like me, and like to have things happen at a rapid pace, you will still enjoy it but you will get slightly annoyed at the slow plot development.
I really like this one, sometimes I get a little confused with all the flashbacks, but it's really a great story. Ai Yazawa has done it again.! Maybe sometimes it can be a bit to much with all the bad stuff happening, but in the end it's one of the best manga's I have read so far
at first i thought that it was "wow" than i was a bit annoyed that so many bad things occured and continue to occur, but i thought:"it´ll be ok smehow..the´re gonna solve those problems"..and now...wuaaa....i guess i´m gonna drop it for now and wait for the ending ´cause i cannot stand so much sadness, i think that real life is complicated enough (yeah, i am a pessimist...) and manga with tragedy are killin´ me... but i like the fact that no matter what happens one nana is a great friend to other nana, they never just right away judge one another but always try to be understanding and support each other...it´s a beautiful relationship.
EDIT: Hiatus... Hiatus Now I'm really gonna drop it forever and even if it starts again I'm sure I won't read it.
... Last updated on February 10th, 2010, 5:03am
I love Nana. XD. But I get the feeling that it is starting to drag out, just a bit. It is the same feeling constantly lately. Depression and sadness after each chapter. It would be so sad to see this manga end badly, like, "oh.... this is the end?" I hope it goes out with a huge POW! If you know what I mean. And a good POW that leaves us thinking, "All those times checking everyday to see if the next chapter was out is all worth it in the end. " =)
v 20 ch 78
This manga is the best Josei EVER. I get so involved and love/hate the characters. We're nearing the end of the manga now and I'm dreading it! Can't help but feel slightly annoyed that the ending may leave us wondering....
this manga definitely has a happy ending. Yes i can feel it. I think we're going through 2/3 of the story already. The hint Yazawa Ai gives us in the future scenes (with Satsuki and long hair singer Nana) in Nana sures help to think about positive ending. Although i can clearly picture my ending now, i wonder if Yazawa Ai also has the same thought as mine. Haha i hope she does.
To depressing for my personal taste..
IMO Nana is a really sad manga... I mean how much depressing, sad, tragic s*** must these characters go through before they finally get a peace of mind, a chance to relax, maybe a little smile here and there. Come on, the sad tragic crap gets a little old... I guess its nice cuz it is considered to be realistic (which is a nice change) but seriously whose that sad?
... Last updated on November 12th, 2010, 1:59am
very close to perfect.......
manga's really don't get much better than this......this is easily top 5 best mangas out right now.....there's no reason why anyone should not be reading this, it's easily the best romance manga i've read....and the best manga targeted towards females also
i really don't need to explain much.....if you haven't read this and you're reading my comment....stop reading my comment and read this manga
... Last updated on August 26th, 2008, 9:27pm
A masterpiece but...
Yes nana is a master piece but one that is dragging I feel. I love nana I live and breathe it in my room there nana merchandise and pictures every where. so yes I am a major nana fan but I agree with metamike that lately the most recent half of nana has gotten really rather depressing some times I wince at each chapter which comes out. I'm not saying this because of the recent chapter 77 but ever since volume 10ish it seems that Nana has become very sad and depressing no one is happy and those who are you know won't be for long. But Nana is a beautiful and amazing one of a kind story and because of its depressing elements it makes it all the more beautiful and realistic and yes because you feel so connected with a character you will feel like crap some times when reading it, but that just reflects what a great manga it is because then you will feel happy in another part. A manga which can influence emotions is definitely a master piece. which is why I love it!