Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Nana

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 train to Tokyo, and despite being nothing alike, they hit it off.


I admit it, I am a sucker for a good Shōjo, and Nana is just that. The series is by Ai Yazawa, who also did Paradise Kiss. The characters are fun (particularly Osaki), and I like the concept. I just finished the first volume, which acts as a sort of prologue to the series. It's off to a good start, and I'm looking forward to the next chapter.

1 comment:

KAYLYN said...

I know this series is famous in the manga community so i've always wanted to read it and i've started it twice but it just doesn't keep me, i haven't read much into it but i wanna know if the whole series gets better?