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  • TV-MA
  • 2006
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.5  (5,586)

Nana is a Japanese anime series created by MADHOUSE and based on the manga series of the same name by Ai Yazawa. It aired on NTV from April 5, 2006, to March 28, 2007, and ran for 47 episodes. The show follows the story of two young women, both named Nana, who meet on a train to Tokyo and become roommates while pursuing their dreams. Nana Komatsu, also known as Hachi, is a naive and clumsy girl from the countryside who moves to Tokyo to be with her boyfriend. Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is a punk rock singer and songwriter who is trying to make it big in the music industry.

Despite their differences, the two Nanas become fast friends and support each other through their respective struggles. Hachi's relationship with her boyfriend is complicated by his infidelity, while Nana is haunted by the tragic breakup of her former band and the loss of her boyfriend, who left to become a successful musician without her.

Throughout the series, the two women experience both the highs and lows of life in Tokyo, navigating their way through love and heartbreak, friendship and betrayal, success and failure. They meet a colorful cast of characters, including Hachi's fellow trainee at her office job, Shinichi, and Nana's bandmates, Nobuo, Yasu, and Ren.

The show features beautiful animation and a gripping storyline that keeps viewers engaged from beginning to end. The music, which is a central theme of the show, is outstanding, with a blend of rock, punk, and pop that perfectly captures the vibe of the characters and the city they inhabit.

The voice acting is also excellent, with Romi Park delivering a standout performance as Nana Osaki. Her portrayal of the character's passion and vulnerability is both nuanced and powerful. Kaori, who voices Hachi, also does a fantastic job of bringing the character's charm and naivete to life.

The English dub, which features the talents of Canadian voice actor Brian Drummond, is equally impressive. Drummond delivers a memorable performance as the enigmatic Ren, bringing depth and complexity to the character.

Overall, Nana is a must-watch for fans of anime and music alike. Its compelling storyline, gorgeous animation, and incredible soundtrack make it a true masterpiece of the genre.

Nana is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (101 episodes). The series first aired on April 5, 2006.

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Episode 47
47. Episode 47
March 28, 2007
With Nana K and Takumi's wedding two weeks away, both Nana K and Nobu are nervous about seeing each other, but Nana O is determined to bring them together at the fireworks show that the band is attending in disguise.
Episode 46
46. Episode 46
March 21, 2007
Yasu gets permission from their manager for everyone to attend the fireworks show. Disguised to protect themselves from ardent fans, the band members wait in apt. 707 for Nana K.
Episode 45
45. Episode 45
March 14, 2007
Nana K is overcome with fan fever when she sees Blast's live performance on TV. Hoping to reconnect with Nana O and apologize to Nobu, she texts Shin with an invitation to a fireworks show.
Episode 44
44. Episode 44
March 7, 2007
Blast and Trapnest prepare to appear on the same show together, giving Ren an opportunity to ambush Nana in her dressing room with a shocking proposal.
Episode 43
43. Episode 43
February 28, 2007
Nana O recovers from her collapse, and Blast's schedule becomes crammed. Nana relies on Yasu to handle the stress, but the image of Ren is always at the back of her mind.
Episode 42
42. Episode 42
February 21, 2007
Blast records at a training camp, while in Nana K's hometown, Takumi charms and is charmed by the Komatsu family.
Episode 41
41. Episode 41
February 14, 2007
Takumi returns from London and prepares to meet Nana's parents, while Ren ponders if he can ever love Nana O the way that Yasu does.
Episode 40
40. Episode 40
February 7, 2007
While Blast deals with the repercussions of the media attention, Nana K makes up with Takumi, only to discover he's going away--to London.
Episode 39
39. Episode 39
January 31, 2007
Nana O and Ren suddenly find themselves in the spotlight when their relationship becomes fodder for the entertainment media. Everyone's on edge, including Takumi and Nana K, who have their first fight.
Episode 38
38. Episode 38
January 24, 2007
Nana O is ready at last to see Nana K again, but is turned away at their building as a stalker fan! Nana K is actually only steps away at a coffee shop with Shin, who tells her to stand by her decision.
Episode 37
37. Episode 37
January 17, 2007
Takumi and Nana K are blissful in their new apartment, but Reira is torn apart by the engagement, prompting Shin to rush to her side.
Episode 36
36. Episode 36
December 20, 2006
Nana O stays away from apt. 707, but unknown to her, Nana K has moved into a luxurious new apartment and is spending her days knitting for the baby.
Where to Watch Nana
Nana is available for streaming on the NTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Nana on demand at Netflix and Hulu.
  • Premiere Date
    April 5, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (5,586)