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Nana, Japan's most popular shojo (girl's) manga, is appearing in English for the first time. Nana Komatsu is a flaky young woman who's just emerged from an emotionally devastating affair with an older, married man. She dreams of a perfect romantic love, like in the movies, but her best friend, Junko, counsels her that it might be time to try being friends with a guy instead of just falling in love with him. So when she meets Shoji, Nana is determined to be completely platonic, despite Shoji's interest. Meanwhile, Nana Osaki, a high school dropout, is rocking onstage as lead singer of a punk band and offstage with the band's guitarist, Ren. When Ren alone is offered a recording contract, Nana decides not to go to Tokyo with him. She wants to prove to herself that she can be a star without Ren. Both Nanas find their way to Tokyo, where this first issue sets them up, leaving later volumes to unfold the complexities of their entwined destinies. Despite the soap opera surface, Yazawa's art is graceful and naturalistic, portraying all of the characters, both main and supporting, with such depth and care that you cannot help being drawn in. (Dec.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421501086
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 12/6/2005
  • Series: Nana Series , #1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 213,310
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2006

    Beautiful

    NANA is a wonderful book for people in their teens and above. Ai Yazawa's beautiful art will draw you in, but the story will keep you. Its two protagonists Nana Osaki and Nana Komatsu have believable personalities so any reader can put themselves in their shoes. The story is down-to-earth with a touch of glamour. If you want a break from the 'Magical Girl' shoujo genre to something mature with an awesome storyline, NANA is the manga for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2005

    NANA is so awesome

    I've read NANA and saw the movie and I'm addicted to it! It's great for teenagers and woman in their twenties.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

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    Good

    I love the story and the art. It keeps wanting me to read more.

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  • Posted February 16, 2010

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    I <3 this series!

    This series has me giggling one minute and sobbing the next. It's a perfect choice for those looking for a soap opera of a series that you can get wrapped up in and fall in love with. It starts pretty light and happy, but then things get complicated, and well, life happens. (Literally! You'll see. ^_~ )

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    Nana

    I had always come across this manga in some shape or form. It wasn't until i actually bought it that i realized how awesome it was. If you like manga. Well more like shoujo manga. Then you NEED to read this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2008

    Nana!

    This really IS the best manga book ever. Ai Yazawa did an OUTSTANDING job! I can't even explain how much I loved this book. It's up to you to buy it if you want to enjoy it too!!!! ^_^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2007

    Too Cool

    This is the premier shojo title. I fell in love with it the first time I read it. Everyone knows a Nana K and a Nana O. If there is the one series I will start collecting, this is it especially since it will no longer be serialized in Shojo Beat after August 2007.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2005

    PERFECT!

    I luv nana, its the BEST but not just good for ppl in their twenties its good for all teenage girls. This is the best book EVER!!!

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