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#1 Oct 05 2009 at 7:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone seen this?

I'm really not into the romance/slice of life or shojo anime in general (I'm a guy after all) but I can say without a doubt that this is one of the best anime I've seen.

Simple but good story and amazing characters with all their qualities and flaws that makes them real are the strong points.It is based on a manga by Ai Yazawa. The anime covers the first 12 volumes of the manga (currently at vol. 21) There's talk of a second season once the manga wraps up.

I found myself so captivated by this anime, I ended up watching the entire serie (47 episodes) over the week-end.

If you're a fan of the genre or like me a fan of anime in general, I strongly recommend you give this show a try.

I rate it a solid 9
#2 Oct 05 2009 at 8:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah, normally I avoid the melodramas myself, but Nana is an exception because the story is so riveting.

My husband likes it even more than I do. He cosplays Yazu . . .
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#3 Oct 05 2009 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Yasu is one of my favorite character with Nana (Osaki) and Nobu... poor Nobu
#4 Oct 05 2009 at 11:24 AM Rating: Excellent
I saw Nana this morning, told him to have a good day at school.


>.> nana is my brother's nick name :D Know nothing about the anime
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#5 Oct 05 2009 at 3:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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I like this Nana.
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#6 Oct 05 2009 at 8:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ari and I have bonded over our love of the manga. I like the anime too. The live action movie sucks though. It took the life out of the story.
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#7 Oct 05 2009 at 8:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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romance/slice of life or shojo anime


Those tend towards being my favorites. Hrm...time to go see if it's on Netflix.


Edit: Is this it? If so, Netflix doesn't have the anime, though it does seem to have the live action...which is always death.


Edited, Oct 5th 2009 10:33pm by Poldaran
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#8 Oct 06 2009 at 3:14 AM Rating: Good
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Not all live action adaptations are bad. I was quite fond of the live action GTO, and Detroit Metal City. Real death is live action adaptation of an anime done in Hollywood. Look for Fist of the North Star, or my favorite tragedy: Guyver.
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#9 Oct 06 2009 at 3:40 AM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
live action GTO


That's one of the ones that makes me cringe.
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#10 Oct 06 2009 at 5:14 AM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
live action GTO


That's one of the ones that makes me cringe.


*Gasp!*

I loved Live Action GTO! Yes, it was ridiculous, but it was soooo funny! I saw it before I saw the actual GTO, though, so I'm biased. Actually, I didn't see all of the GTO anime. Did read all of the manga, which was awesome.

I'm starting to think our tastes in manga/anime aren't as compatible as I once thought :-( I feel so disheartened!
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#11 Oct 06 2009 at 5:52 AM Rating: Good
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LockeColeMA wrote:
I'm starting to think our tastes in manga/anime aren't as compatible as I once thought :-( I feel so disheartened!


Maybe I just have a different threshold for when "ridiculous" is no longer "good" than you do.

Edit: Upon talking to my roommate, he mentions that all we saw was the movie and that he'd heard the series was better. Was it the movie or the series(or both) that you saw?

Edited, Oct 6th 2009 7:53am by Poldaran
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The One and Only Poldaran wrote:
LockeColeMA wrote:
I'm starting to think our tastes in manga/anime aren't as compatible as I once thought :-( I feel so disheartened!


Maybe I just have a different threshold for when "ridiculous" is no longer "good" than you do.

Edit: Upon talking to my roommate, he mentions that all we saw was the movie and that he'd heard the series was better. Was it the movie or the series(or both) that you saw?

Edited, Oct 6th 2009 7:53am by Poldaran


I saw the series; I think it was like 12 episodes or something. I watched the first 4 or so at Otakon, and the rest with my friends after we got home. The last episode is apparently the most watched episode ever in Japan. I don't remember seeing the movie... but for some reason, the words "Canada land" are in my head. Was that in the movie? If so, yes, the movie sucked compared to the series itself.
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#13 Oct 06 2009 at 6:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Those tend towards being my favorites. Hrm...time to go see if it's on Netflix.


Edit: Is this it? If so, Netflix doesn't have the anime, though it does seem to have the live action...which is always death.



Yea that's the one. If you like the genre, you will love this anime.
#14 Oct 21 2009 at 4:12 PM Rating: Good
Too bad she stopped doing this manga... I was really liked it, but there hasn't been a new chapter since like May. Hopefully she's going to come back to it.
#15 Oct 21 2009 at 4:17 PM Rating: Good
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Too bad she stopped doing this manga... I was really liked it, but there hasn't been a new chapter since like May. Hopefully she's going to come back to it.


Apparently she was very sick recently and is now getting better and back to drawing.
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#16 Oct 21 2009 at 4:19 PM Rating: Good
Really? Well, it's good to hear she's getting better then. I read somewhere that people thought she was just focusing on other projects.

Well, your health has to come first, and comics/manga work seems like a pretty mentally draining job if you ask me.

Edited, Oct 21st 2009 4:21pm by LadyOfHolyDarkness
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