• An ongoing manga series—over 17 volumes with over 38.3 million copies sold to date in Japan
• Every volume has reached the TOP 10 in Japan’s best-seller list.
• Inspired an anime series, live action movies, music CD, and PS2 game
• VIZ Media has the rights for the Nana anime series.
• VIZ Pictures is releasing Nana movie 1 & 2.
• A top-ten title in Japan and winner of a Shogakukan Manga Award in the girls category in 2003
• Named one of the Top 50 Manga Properties in 2006 by ICv2
• Yazawa also contributed character designs for the Courtney Love inspired series, Princess Ai. The collaboration between the grunge rock queen and the wildly popular mangaka was an immediate hit.
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.
With the tabloids still out for blood, Nana and her Blast bandmates move into a weird dorm building run by their agency. But they've barely got enough time to settle into their new digs because their crammed schedule has them running from music studio to TV interview. The stress of band life and dealing with a disintegrating Ren have started to take their toll on Nana. If she collapses now, will she ever get back up?