Asian Drama Fever

Movie: NANA (ナナ)

Posted on: July 7, 2008

NANA tells the stories of two girls – trendy cutie Komatsu Nana and punk rocker Oosaki Nana. Their personalities contrast highly, but they share the same name. The two meet by chance on the train to Tokyo and hit it off almost immediately, but don’t plan on meeting again after parting ways

Nana Komatsu (Aoi Miyazaki) journeys to Tokyo to be with her boyfriend. A stroke of luck finds her sitting on the train next to NANA Osaki (Mika Nakashima), a budding rock vocalist. Although they part at Tokyo Station, their paths cross once more as they compete for the same apartment. They decide to move in together and despite their differences, introspective NANA and outgoing nana become firm friends. NANA finds a new bassist and reforms her old band, Black Stones. Unfortunately, nana finds that the course of true love does not always run smoothly. nana receives some good news, however, when she wins a pair of tickets to see her favorite band, the hit sensation TRAPNEST, in concert and invites NANA along. NANA has reservations about seeing the band play live and it is now that nana discovers the secrets of her friend’s past – NANA’s unresolved feelings towards TRAPNEST’s guitarist, Ren, her ex-boyfriend and ex-BLACK STONES bassist. The curtain goes up on the TRAPNEST concert and Ren steps onto the stage. NANA sits below in the front row of the audience. Her eyes fill with tears as memories come flooding back. Will NANA and Ren be reunited…? (from the TBS English Site for the movie).

Based on Ai Yazawa’s manga.

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Aoi Miyazaki – Nana “Hachi” Komatsu
Mika Nakashima – Nana Osaki
Hiroki Narimiya – Nobuo “Nobu” Terashima
Ken’ichi Matsuyama – Shinichi “Shin” Okazaki
Ryuhei Matsuda – Ren Honjo
Saeko – Sachiko Kawamura
Tomomi Maruyama – Yasushi “Yasu” Takagi
Yuta Hiraoka – Shoji Endo
Anna Nose – Junko Saotome
Momosuke Mizutani – Naoki Fujieda
Takehisa Takayama – Kyosuke Takakura
Tetsuji Tamayama – Takumi Ichinose
Yuna Ito – Reira Serizawa

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