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Nana 

Two ostensibly opposite women, both named Nana, become roommates in Tokyo and grow inseparable. However, their relationship is jeopardized as the harsh realities of adult life take shape.
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Series cast summary:
Romi Pak ...  Nana Ôsaki 48 episodes, 2006-2007
Kaori Kaori ...  Nana Komatsu 48 episodes, 2006-2007
Brian Drummond ...  Yasushi Takagi 40 episodes, 2006-2007
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...  Takumi Ichinose 35 episodes, 2006-2007
Ashleigh Ball ...  Layla 'Reira' Serizawa 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Nicole Bouma ...  Misato Uehara 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Richard Ian Cox ...  Ginpei Shiroboshi 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Matthew Erickson Matthew Erickson ...  Nobuo Terashima 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Andrew Francis ...  Takumi Ichinose 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Jeremy From ...  Shoji Endo 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Saffron Henderson ...  Junko Saotome 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Maryke Hendrikse ...  Nami 34 episodes, 2006-2007
David Kaye ...  Shinichi Okazaki 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Adrian Petriw ...  Naoki Fujieda / ... 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Kelly Sheridan ...  Nana 'Hachiko' Komatsu 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Rebecca Shoichet ...  Nana Osaki 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Eric Vale ...  Takashi Asano 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Sam Vincent ...  Ren Honjo 34 episodes, 2006-2007
Alex Zahara ...  Mr. Muzuki 34 episodes, 2006-2007
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Two ostensibly opposite women, both named Nana, become roommates in Tokyo and grow inseparable. However, their relationship is jeopardized as the harsh realities of adult life take shape.

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5 April 2006 (Japan) See more »

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Depressing in the Wrong Way
24 December 2014 | by DonaldDooDSee all my reviews

Some works of art can be tragic, yet amazing. Their lack of a happy ending can hit close to home, or emphasize a real truth about this world. Nana did not hit that sweet spot. Its a downer of a series - but isn't evocative enough. Its too happy and slow to be a drama, too merciless to be a romance or slice-of-life.

I liked the characters. I fell in love with our two Nanas from the first episode. I wanted them to succeed, and find real love. I knew they would go through a lot of trials and self-discovery, but I was excited for the journey. I sat through episodes, each slightly less cheerful than the last. The romances became less passionate, the Nanas more distant. I was eagerly waiting for the day things all came together.

Nope. I'm not that lucky. The world in Nana freaking sucks. People only grow apart. They don't learn their lessons, they don't overcome their difficulties, they don't have solid, healthy relationships. It is a downward spiral, so subtle that, by the time you realize the descent, you're 20+ episodes in.

But again, its not major enough to call it a tragedy. It just winds up melancholic. I ended up disliking everyone for not being mature enough to solve their issues. In real life, I'd expect more effort. I can't take away anything from this show.

I know some people can relate more to this anime than I can. Congrats. But it left me cold and empty. No powerful emotion, no new insight, wishing for the opposite. This show bites.


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