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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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Nana, one of the best fictional mangas i have ever read!
This manga didnt really catch my attention at first. The moment i read the summary i thought it would be a yuri manga so i didnt even bother reading the 1st chapter. but good gracious lord i really regretted why havent i bothered reading it before. it seemed like i missed a part of my life for ignoring this manga for such a long time. (lol)
ONE OF THE BEST MANGA IVE EVER READ!!!
one can even relate to this manga. it seemed that it covers all the types of love you would ever find in this world. True love, Romantic love, Puppy love, Familial love, Platonic love, erotic love and many more. That's why i love this manga. It shows so many aspects of life and you can really see that each person is very unique in his/her own way.
Plotline: Very unique one. This is the first time ive read a manga that deals with two women having the same name. Although you will easily see at first that both are way different from each other but as the story goes on, you will see that they're just like ordinary people who dont want anything but to love and be loved in return.
Character Design: Oh very very excellent. I really find the drawings so good. My favourite shoujo is nana (the singer) and the shounen would be ren (he's hot!) lol
Love Progress: Very excellent and unexpected. Everytime i flip through pages, it always leave me so much cliffhanges on what's about to happen next. The love pairing between Nana (the singer) and Ren is what i love the most. Their love is just so great! It makes me still believe that long distance relationship is still possible in this day and age. And for the other Nana (aka Hachi). I kinda find hers a little bit draggy. Although her love story is like "finding a true love", it just makes me not to follow her story after all.
Recommendation: If you like stories that has life-lessons and dramas in life, here's a manga for you to look at
A must read
Well this is undoubtably one of the best shojo manga out there. I've been following since Vol. 1. However, the story is getting alittle bit BORing after vol 15 i would say. Yazawa needs to step it up on the next release in August. I'm still hoping that hachi and Nobu will get back together sometime in the near future. just maybe...
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nana is the best
A must read...it's my absolute fave and I never get bored reading it. Stroyline and drawings are amazing...
... Last updated on July 13th, 2007, 6:32pm
My fav manga
I really love Nana, it's my favourite manga ^_^ Both Nana are really cool *but i prefer Osaki xD*, the plot is really interesting and character's design... Just great :3
it gets slow in the middle and i dropped it cause of school and finals. but the beginning of the manga was phenomenal. im thinking of picking it up again if i have time.
If I can give it an 11, I would..
This is one of my favorites as well.. I am currently on the 3rd volume, though, I need to catch up.. a tad slow, and a tad broke. lol
far better than anime and paradise kiss realistic. enjoyable. lively i agree with bullyjesus remind me Beck
An Absolute read
This is one of my favorites. After 5-6 volumes it so damn good its hard to stop reading.
... Last updated on June 9th, 2007, 12:38am
At first, I didn't really like this manga. I skimmed through the first couple of volumes when they came out from Shojo Beat, and read the chapters from the magazine when I got my hands on it, and though I really liked Paradise Kiss, this series unsettled me. I guess it's because in this manga, nobody gets a clear-cut happy ending. Things always happen and circumstances change; Hachi falls in and out of love, and as I read it, in the beginning, it always gave me this sense of unease. I love shoujo, and happy endings (even though the sappiness and innocence is really annoying sometimes), and I love romance, so I saw (and maybe still see) myself almost as a version of Hachi. The things she said when she was in art college really struck true to me, because I knew exactly the same things she felt--that you saw guys as guys, and not as human beings, and that was why your relationships didn't work out.
Since then (which was maybe a year or two ago), I've gotten over that problem. But reading about Hachi and Nana when they seemed to be having so many problems reminded me too much of myself, in an unpleasant, maybe even embarassing way. Then I recently found volumes 4 and 3 in the library here, and got a few issues of Shoujo Beat, and Hachi's relationship with Takumi really interested me, because I really, really wanted to see her get happy. And now I'm obsessed.. Ah, maybe I knew from the beginning that I'd get this way? Perhaps that's why I stayed away.. and of course, now I'm staying up until 4 in the morning reading Nana instead of writing my papers.
But the complexity and angst of this manga is amazingly realistic (even if the situation itself doesn't seem so), and I can really emphasize with these characters like few other manga I've ever read. Plus the art is gorgeous, as usual. So, I offer this prayer- please be happy, Nana, Hachi!