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Nana (2005)

A chance encounter between two girls of the same name, "Nana," triggers a series of events and relationships.

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Kentarô Ohtani

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Ai Yazawa (comic), Taeko Asano (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mika Nakashima ... Nana Ôsaki
Aoi Miyazaki ... Nana Komatsu
Hiroki Narimiya Hiroki Narimiya ... Nobuo Terashima
Yûta Hiraoka ... Shôji Endô
Tomomi Maruyama Tomomi Maruyama ... Yasushi Takagi
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Shin'ichi Okazaki
Saeko Saeko ... Sachiko Kawamura
Yuna Ito Yuna Ito ... Reira
Momosuke Mizutani Momosuke Mizutani ... Naoki Fujieda
Anna Nose Anna Nose ... Junko Saotome
Takehisa Takayama Takehisa Takayama ... Kyôsuke Takakura
Mickey Koga ... Satô Kôichi (as Mitsuki Koga)
Bengaru Bengaru ... Editor in Chief
Toshifumi Muramatsu Toshifumi Muramatsu ... Real Estate Agent
Kazuma Suzuki ... Seiichi Mizukoshi
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Storyline

A friendship is born when two twenty-year-old girls named Nana meet on the night train to Tokyo. Yet, they could not be any more different in appearance, experience or demeanour. One is a pop rock singer with an ambition to conquer the stage. The other wants to be with, and serve, her boyfriend. Written by aghaemi

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

4 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the story, since both main characters have the same first name, to differentiate one Nana to the other, Nana Osaki affectionately called Nana Komatsu "Hachi", because she thinks Nana Komatsu behaves like a dog, faithful but sometimes annoying. This is actually a play of word. The female name "Nana" is a homonym of the Japanese word "nana" that means "seven", and while "Hachi" is a common dog name in Japan, it is also a homonym of the word "hachi" that means "eight". See more »

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When Nobu is playing his tape to Nana the first time, you can clearly hear a bass guitar in the song. This is not possible at that time since Ren left for Tokio long before that and Shin wasn't in the band yet. See more »

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Endless Story
Performed by Yuna Ito
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Lyrics by Dawn Ann Thomas
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6 February 2006 | by YetAnotherOpinionSee all my reviews

I saw this on an AA flight back from Japan and have to say it was a pretty enjoyable flick, so much so that I'll request netflix to carry it if/when it comes out on DVD so I can watch it with my wife.

It behooves me to add a bit of context, unlike quite a few of the people here, I've never read the manga, so for me this was a standalone movie with no preconceptions of what the characters should look/act like. I thought they were reasonably developed, interesting characters with good amount of depth.

My only real issue (as is frequently the case) is the manner in which they subtitled this movie. It's hard for me to ignore the subtitles if they're there, and worse, when they are poorly done then I spend an irritating amount of time interrupting myself mentally, thinking "Wait a second, that is not at all what (s)he said". This may just be my problem but it's definitely irritating. At the same time, they were not so drastically different that they significantly changed the feeling of the whole movie, which is frequently a complaint heard about English language movies with Japanese subtitles.


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