Nana, Vol. 1

Nana, Vol. 1

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by Ai Yazawa
     
 

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Nana Komatsu is a young woman who's endured an unending string of boyfriend problems. Moving to Tokyo, she's hoping to take control of her life and put all those messy misadventures behind her. She's looking for love and she's hoping to find it in the big city.

Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is cool, confident and focused. She swaggers into town and proceeds to

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Nana Komatsu is a young woman who's endured an unending string of boyfriend problems. Moving to Tokyo, she's hoping to take control of her life and put all those messy misadventures behind her. She's looking for love and she's hoping to find it in the big city.

Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is cool, confident and focused. She swaggers into town and proceeds to kick down the doors to Tokyo's underground punk scene. She's got a dream and won't give up until she becomes Japan's No. 1 rock'n'roll superstar.

This is the story of two 20-year-old women who share the same name. Even though they come from completely different backgrounds, they somehow meet and become best friends. The world of Nana is a world exploding with sex, music, fashion, gossip and all-night parties.

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Publishers Weekly
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421552170
Publisher:
VIZ Media
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Series:
Nana , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
182
Sales rank:
178,333
File size:
80 MB
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Meet the Author

Ai Yazawa is the creator of many popular manga titles, including Tenshi Nanka Janai (I'm No Angel) and Gokinjo Monogatari (Neighborhood Story). Another series, Kagen no Tsuki (Last Quarter), was made into a live-action movie and released in late 2004. American readers were introduced to Yazawa's stylish and sexy storytelling in 2002 when her title Paradise Kiss was translated into English.

Nana has become the all-time best selling shojo title from Japanese publishing giant Shueisha, and the series even garnered a Shogakukan Manga Award in the girls category in 2003. A live-action Nana movie was released in Japan in 2006.

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Nana, Volume 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read NANA and saw the movie and I'm addicted to it! It's great for teenagers and woman in their twenties.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the story and the art. It keeps wanting me to read more.
ProfessionalBookNerd More than 1 year ago
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. ^_~ )
Book_Lover09 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!! ^_^
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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