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NANA―ナナ― 1 (Nana #1)

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  28,252 Ratings  ·  368 Reviews
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 t

Paperback, 180 pages
Published May 15th 2000 by Shūeisha
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Truth i hated the end because nana willhave to leave the second berson she truly loves but it will also shows that she isnt as selfish as they all thought because she will stay with another man in order not to take the family life her coming child shoud have from her/him
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Aug 20, 2008 Jackie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A review of the entire manga series. No real plot spoilers, but very vague references to future events.

My all-time favorite manga. The story of two girls, punk rocker Nana Oosaki ("big" Nana) and girly Nana Komatsu ("small" Nana, known in the rest of the story as Hachi), who meet on a train to Tokyo and become the best of friends. Nana's dream is to become a famous punk singer, Hachi's to live with her boyfriend, Shouji.

The first volume deals with the girls' past - Hachi's normal, fairly happy
Rebecca McNutt
Nana was a really different kind of graphic novel, it sort of reminded me of Ginger and Rosa, but with less teenage melodrama and more pondering angst about various situations.
Mar 08, 2017 Macarena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own, manga, shōjo
Nana fue uno de los primeros animes que vi.
Y siempre me fascinó la historia de estas dos chicas, aunque a veces hachi me saca de quicio, a través del anime logre entablar una relación.
Elegí este manga para "comenzar a leer manga" porque ya conozco la historia entonces me pareció una buena elección, a pesar de que se separe en algún momento de los eventos del anime y que la mangaka este en un stand by con el manga.
Carla Dente
Mar 16, 2017 Carla Dente rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¡AMÉ, AMÉ, AMÉ! Pero todavía no es perfecto... No le doy las 5 estrellas por algunos pequeños detalles que no me terminan de gustar del todo en cuanto a la trama (y ciertos personajes), pero eso seguro solo me pasa con este tomo (ya que al principio del anime me sentía igual y después me terminé encariñando con todos y entendiendo un poco más sus motivaciones.. Pasa que quise dejar de lado eso para centrarme en lo que opiné sobre el primer tomo del manga como algo ajeno a lo que yo ya sé de la h ...more
Heather *live on coffee & flowers*
This review is for volumes 1-21, so there may be some spoilers.

I was excited when I found out my library had this series, because that meant I could finally finish it! I'd read volume 1 years ago, but it was right around the time I stopped buying manga, and so I never completed the series.

And then I found out from Kat the series isn't even complete!

This series is about two bands who rise to popularity in Japan and the struggles that go along with fame. It's also about the friendship between two
Mar 04, 2017 Niyura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Nana es amor <3
Steph Sinclair
I really hope the author gets better and decides to finish this series. Otherwise we will be left hanging forever!
Apr 25, 2011 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Nana, Volume 1 is the first volume out of a 21 volume series written by Ai Yazawa. Volume 1 introduces us to Nana Kumatsu, Nana Osaki, and Junko (Nana Kumatsu’s best friend, she’s pretty much a bonus to the series). The manga shows us these three girls lives (but mainly the two Nanas). Nana Kumatsu is this melodramatic and quite boy crazy girl. She follows her heart and a lot of the time, it gets her into trouble. Nana Osaki is a very dark and serious personality. She’s the lead singer of her ba ...more
Jul 27, 2015 Cath rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Meh this was okay, I'm not sure if I'll check out the next volume.
Nana #1 consists of two stories, one following a sparkly high school girl named Nana, and one story following a punk lead vocalist Nana. From here on I'll be referring to them as Barbie and Punky.

We start out with Barbie, who has an affair with a grown man she knows almost nothing about. When he ends things, she's having a hard time getting over him. Barbie always falls head over heels for older guys, and usually within the first ten seconds of meeting them. Influenced by her best friend, she t
3ème lecture : relu pour les besoins d'un cours, mais du coup maintenant j'ai envie de relire toute la série :p
Cette série est et restera pendant encore longtemps mon shôjo préféré et Ai Yazawa ma mangaka préférée.
Feb 28, 2011 Joyzi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Shoujo
Recommended to Joyzi by: Crunchyroll
I love this one because it's not only funny and romantic but it tackles all the sensitive issues, premarital sex, drugs, unplanned pregnancies even Abortion. Reminiscent of Juno. I've read this one but not all of them, more of the latter volumes, I'm more fan of the anime. It also have all the best OST.
Lola  Reviewer
Everything about this manga is perfect. The story, the characters and, of course, the art are truly great! I found really interesting seeing the contrast between the two Nanas. Though, my favorite Nana is the singer one. :)
Dec 20, 2008 Helena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
its SO SAD!! but still its INCREDIBLE!!
Apr 08, 2016 Alexa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
I like both of these gals a whole lot! Very teen/college drama, but still great fun to read overall, and I look forward to learning more about each girl.

The Japanese incarnation of Lisabeth Salander. That's what I first thought of when I saw punk-gothic, band playing Nana raising an eyebrow at the over gushy chatterbox sitting next to her. Who also happens to be named Nana...

When two utterly different girls with two completely divergent personalities find themselves sitting next to each other on a 5 hour train journey to Tokyo what else is there to do but talk especially, since both of them share the same age, direction and name? Nana however,
Despair Speaking
Oct 01, 2012 Despair Speaking rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you meet someone with the same name as you and yet is completely different from you? (Don't worry, that person is NOT your doppleganger!)

This, for me, was the most interesting thing about Nana. Nana Komatsu is a young woman hoping to start a new life after having gone through a lot of heartache. She moves to Tokyo and meets Nana Osaka on the train. Nana Osaka is everything she's not. She's cool, she's confident, and she's absolutely sure of what sh
Jun 18, 2016 Princolitas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lo amé, al ya saber la historia del anime, el cual por cierto me encanta, no creí que sería muy diferente, pero vaya sorpresa que me he llevado, la historia es increíble y mucho más profunda que el anime, puedes conocer a detalle lo que sienten los personajes y ni que decir de esos títulos pequeños y graciosos que hay en la historia que me hicieron reírme a carcajadas. Ansiosa por leer el siguiente volumen.
Mar 20, 2016 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an amazing Manga! I loved the anime but was so happy to find that I love the manga just as much. I love the contrasting personalities between the two Nana's! I'm so excited to see how they are going to be once they actually meet and spend more time together.
Feb 26, 2009 Kat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The artwork is fabulous-I want to make some of these outfits myself and you get a definite feel for Tokyo and Japan as a whole.
Rasha | رشا

شفت نانا وانا في المتوسط تقريباً , وقتها ما كان متوفر الا من ترجمة أنمي داون وبجودة متوسطة , فكثير اشياء فاتت عليا وما فهمتها (بما انهم كانوا يحرفوا الترجمة بكل قواة عين) , بعدها اتذكر ان كان في مدونة مختصه بدأوا يترجموا المسلسل بجودة عالية ترجمه احترافية لكن للأسف ما كملوا , حاولت بعدها اني اقرأ المانجا ولكن لغتي الانجيليزية وقتها ما كانت تدعم , فما كملت

لكن اليوم أنا متحمسة اني اقرأها من اولها لآخرها بكل استمتاع واتاكه , نانا يمكن من افضل شخصيات البنات الي قابلتها في عالم الانمي (ببساطة لانها
Apr 19, 2017 Ilay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, manga, e-book
Çok özlemişim ya :')
Feb 15, 2008 Trane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: shojo manga fans, escapists and dreamers
Shelves: manga-and-comics
I'm completely addicted to Ai Yazawa's shojo manga Nana. Nana is the story of two young women, both from small towns, who meet on the bullet train and end up moving in together in Tokyo. Nana Komatsu (a.k.a. "Hachi") is a small-town girl who has big city dreams of romance and leaving her old life (and self) behind, while Nana Osaki has come to Tokyo to try to find success as the singer of her (psuedo) punk rock band, Blast. This all sounds like pretty standard fare so far, but once you throw in ...more
Jan 04, 2009 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nana is an amazing manga. Probably the one that has drawn me in the most. Ever.

The thin pen line styled art is supremely illustrated, and the characters are extremely elegant. The punk/Lolita style is absolutely gorgeous. The expressions of the characters are drawn masterfully. The humor and the cute simplifications adds a lot of laughter to this manga. Although the storyline is full of problems and dismay, there's always humor to lighten up the mood. Especially Nana "Hachi" Komatsu who is extre
Jul 01, 2014 MC rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though a shojo manga, Nana is often confused for a josei title. This is because the themes are more mature. But it does appear in a shojo magazine in Japan, so it's shojo. I begin with this explanation for two purposes. First off, I want to clarify what type of genre and demographic this story is, and secondly, by so doing, give folks a sense of what to expect from it.

Nana is the story of two separate women, both named "Nana". The first is a love-struck girl that falls in love at the drop of a h
Sarah Sammis
May 28, 2008 Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pc
Nana Volume 1 by Ai Yazawa is a shojo manga and quite a departure for me from my usual manga choices. I saw this volume reviewed on my of favorite book blogs but it was months ago and I can't remember where. Anyway, the cover art appealed to me as did the title and I was looking for a change.

There are actually two young women named Nana: Nana Komatsu, who is introduced on pages 3-104, and Nana Osaki who is introduced on pages 105-176. The first volume comes to a close with a coda dedicated to a
Apr 25, 2015 Tumchenmamentumlein rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Dopo tanti anni ho deciso di leggere il manga che mi porta un senso di ritrovamento e di casa, d'altronde mi sono fatta tatuare il nome della sigla: Rose. È un manga che tengo nel cuore perché porta con sé dolori famigliari, amori ed amicizie. Un manga molto sentimentale con disegni che considero stupendi. Peccato la serie sia ferma da lunghi anni, molti aspettano un seguito che forse non arriverà mai.

Naturalmente preferisco Nana Osaki. La ragazza dura che ha imparato a cavarsela da sola e che n
Feb 12, 2008 Nick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Overall Rating: A
Synopsis: Nana Komatsu is a 20 year old with a penchant for falling in love at first sight. After a year at art school, her best friend and her boyfriend move to Tokyo, so Nana decides to save up her money and follow them after a year.

Nana Osaki is a punk singer in the band Blast with her boyfriend Ren. When Ren gets an offer to join an up-and-coming band in Tokyo, he leaves Blast and Nina behind. A year later, Nina heads to Tokyo as well.

The two women meet by chance on the tr
Apr 25, 2013 Sophia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This as to be in my top five favorite manga of all time!!!!

This had everything that I think can be universal for a lot of audiences.

This is about two girls with different backgrounds both have a dream of leaving their small town and making it in Tokyo.
I love Nana Osaki!!! She a beautiful badass punk rock lead singer of Black Stones aka Blast. When her boyfriend Ren, the bass guitarist of the band and the love of her life leaves her and the band for Trapnest (a recording band) she is determined
I remember reading Nana back when I first discovered the world of online scanlations. This was my first realistic contemporary series that lacked that element of adorable that I was so accustom associating with manga at the time. I don't know how far I got in the series, but I loved every second of it and stayed up well past any reasonable bedtime to continue reading. Coming back to this so many years later has me wanting to re-read the series and re-connect with where I left off. However, every ...more
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Ai Yazawa (矢沢 あい ,Yazawa Ai, born 1967-03-07 in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese manga author. Her pen name comes from Japanese singer Eikichi Yazawa, of whom she is a fan.

Yazawa started her manga publishing life in 1985; throughout 15 years of publishing, she wrote over 10 series in Ribon. While most of her manga continues to be published in Japan by Shueisha, publishers of Ribon and Cookie
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“I wanted to have a good relationship. One that's romantic and dramatic, like in the movies. But I finally became a woman at 17 and learned that men aren't really that simple.” 42 likes
“Hey Nana, do you remember the first time we met? I beleive in things like fate.
So I think it was fate.”
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