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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.


Related Series
Nana Fanbook (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
NANA นานะ

Groups Scanlating
Afternoon Illusions
AmieTofu Production
Celestial Delinquent

Latest Release(s)
v.20 c.84 by Celestial Delinquent (2064d ago)
c.84 by Eternal Darkness (2323d ago)
c.84 by Sinuse Scans (2324d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
21 Volumes (Hiatus since 2009)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 2, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 12, Chap 42

User Reviews

35 topics, 455 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1088 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
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 4% (40 votes)

Last Updated
June 13th 2015, 4:17pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Cookie (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (21 Volumes - Hiatus)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #618 increased(+27)
Monthly Pos #718 decreased(-9)
3 Month Pos #729 increased(+29)
6 Month Pos #690 increased(+86)

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On 2919 reading lists
On 1161 wish lists
On 310 unfinished lists
On 440 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Nobu or Takumi (or niether!)??? 68 days, 0 hours, 23 minutes ago
[SPOILERS].Ending speculations to pass the time while Nana is on hiatus. 502 days, 15 hours, 46 minutes ago
Analyzing Takumi 630 days, 18 hours, 41 minutes ago
Nana is coming back soon? 649 days, 18 hours, 11 minutes ago
Which character of NANA do you hate the most? And why? 669 days, 10 hours, 11 minutes ago

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Rating: N/A
by weronique
January 13th, 2009, 10:18am
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´s a beautiful relationship.

EDIT: Hiatus...confused Hiatusconfused 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
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<3 Nana   
Rating: N/A
by droobles92
November 15th, 2008, 8:31pm
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. " =)
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v 20 ch 78   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lozzenator
November 7th, 2008, 7:38am
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....
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Rating: N/A
by Annita
October 23rd, 2008, 8:59am
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. smile 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.
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To depressing for my personal taste..   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Venus_Vortex
October 2nd, 2008, 2:24am
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
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very close to perfect.......   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Monstar Maalik
August 26th, 2008, 9:26pm
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
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A masterpiece but...   
Rating: N/A
by xxamayaxx
August 26th, 2008, 5:23pm
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!
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Good, not great   
Rating: N/A
by metamike
August 12th, 2008, 6:11pm
I don't know why, but after a while it begins to feel like something is missing. Maybe it's all personal preference. I guess now that I'm on volume 16, I'll continue reading for the several that are left. By now the manga's getting a bit too depressing for me though. Hachi is no longer such a main part of the story, so her humor is no longer having a large influence on the manga. All of the other characters seem to be going through personal relationship issues right now, except for Jun (if that's her name), but she hasn't had an issue since I think the first volume.

It's just getting too sad. Not the kind of sad that makes you cry either, just the kind of sad that makes you feel like crap.

I'll give it 8 out of 10, not 9, because of as I said personal preference, and I prefer mangas that have at least a bit of a happy ending. However with the endings that were revealed in the random time-skips, I see very little happiness.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MissRaw
August 11th, 2008, 9:14pm
There's absolutely no complaint I have about this manga. Just pure perfection, and I love the art.

I'm quite confuse as to why people hate Hachi. She's not my favorite person in the manga, but there's just absolutely no logical reason for anybody to hate her. Now, if you hate somebody in this manga that DESERVE to be hated like Takumi, than that's different, but Hachi is just bubbly and very fun, and at the same time, she's realistic and go through things just like a normal girl would.

I mean, you hate her because she bubbly? What's wrong with you? Every time people discuss a heroine, there's BOUND to be a majority of girls that dislike her for whatever reason. Stop being catty b*tches... Please.

... Last updated on August 11th, 2008, 9:20pm
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Excellent read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mr. sickVisionz
August 11th, 2008, 6:46am
I love this manga. I don't really have any complaints about it. I started off by watching the anime and was worried that there would be a quality drop when I read how much further the manga goes in the storyline, but they've been able to stretch it and still keep it interesting.

I really like the characters. Alot of manga has characters who do things that I could never ever imagine a real person doing, but Nana is pretty realistic. People make mistakes, have flaws, and react fairly realistic in the situations they find themselves in.

If you like the genre that this manga is in, I can't imagine you disliking this. Even if you don't, this manga I think anyone could find something to enjoy about this.
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