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Nana Vol 1 (GN)
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Ai Yazawa Ai Yazawa
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Nana Vol 1 (GN)

Ai Yazawa Ai Yazawa


9781421501086

Viz


Media » Manga;
Romance;
Award Winners » Shogakukan Manga Award


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192 pages

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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.

By:   Ai Yazawa
Illustrated by:   Ai Yazawa
Imprint:   Viz
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 191mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   166g
ISBN:   9781421501086
ISBN 10:   1421501082
Series:   Nana
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   December 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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. Cumulative sales from the first 12 graphic novels have sold more than 22 million copies and the series even garnered a Shogakukan Manga Award in the Girls' category in 2003. A live-action Nana movie hit Japanese theaters in the fall of 2005.

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