“A surprisingly engaging piece of fluff.”
– Film Journal International
“…a delightful pop fairy tale that speaks to young women in the language of sisterhood and self-direction.” – New York Times
“…a very kawaii celebration of girl power based on a popular manga”
– Time Out New York
“Far from the typical teen tale”
– L.A. Times
“a crowd-pleaser with a genuinely artistic touch.”
– Slant Magazine
Based on the popular manga by Ai Yazawa, NANA follows the adventures of two girls both named Nana. While they share the same name, they couldn’t be more different. Nana “Hachi” Komatsu follows her boyfriend to Tokyo in hopes to make a new start, while Nana Osaki, who arrives in the city at the same time, is a punk rock beauty who has an ambition to make it big in the world of rock and roll. Although these two young women come from different backgrounds, they quickly become best friends to seek their happiness and dreams.
The J-pop Icon MIKA NAKASHIMA and the most desired actress AOI MIYAZAKI breath the bestselling manga into life with their fresh and expressive presence. Directed by KENTARO OTANI with the original theme song written by J-Rock charisma HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel).