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Nana

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Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her name but seems to be everything Nana Komatsu is not; cool, street-wise, and a punk rocker. The two hit it off and spend the entire journey getting to know each other, but when they get to Tokyo, circumstance separates them seemingly forever. However, fate is not finished with these two. Whilst hunting for a place to live the two Nanas again cross paths. They decide to share a flat and become best friends in no time. Nana K. must learn to be independent and mature, while Nana O. works on becoming famous with her band; but together, they will learn about love and loss, and the growth that comes with it.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Nana Recaps TV Special 2006 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Nana 2000 Original Manga
Name Role
Kunihiko HAMADA Character Design
Morio ASAKA Director
Tomoki HASEGAWA Music
Ai YAZAWA Original Manga Creator
Masao MARUYAMA Producer
Toshio NAKATANI Producer

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Nana vivafruit 7.5/10 Aug 3, 2007

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Nana TinyBird 8.9/10 Jun 17, 2013
Nana superseiyan 10/10 Mar 27, 2012
Nana FreddyCrab 8/10 Dec 2, 2011
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Platonic Chain

Platonic Chain

Platonic Chain consists of short 6 minute episodes completely done with computer graphics. The series explores different facets of human life/interaction through an interesting idea: the presence of a computer program that knows of your most embarassing moments, your likes and dislikes, your ideal diet plan, the routes you take to get places, and more!

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KiraRin

Life never runs smoothly when you're in your mid teens and living in a city. There are boys to consider, your future and friends who have issues of their own. Although Platonic Chain and Nana are dissimilar on the surface, the underlying story of young naive girls moving in the wide world is what underpins them both.

If you enjoy a good romantic drama, I think you will enjoy both of these shows.

Read or Die

Read or Die

Secret agent for the British Libraries, Yomiko Readman, has an infatuation with books. When she purchases one of the books that contain the notes for a plan to purge the world of humanity, Yomiko (along with the help of Ms. Deep and Drake) uses her powers of paper manipulation to stop a group of resurrected men from fulfilling the plan.

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Lemmons998

Both anime are about a strong relationship between two women who are very different from each other. And has lesbian undertones.

Rec

Rec
  • TV (9 eps x 12 min)
  • 2006

Fumihiko Matsumaru is a salary man who works in the marketing department of a snack company. As a bachelor, he tried to date a girl from his company; but coincidently, he met Aka Onda, a rookie voice actor, instead. Through another stroke of fate, Aka’s house burned down that very night. With nowhere to stay and no family to aid Aka, Fumihiko took her in; and the next day, Fumihiko’s new marketing idea was accepted, and Aka’s being hired for the product’s voice actor! As the relationship of Aka and Fumihiko deepens, the more difficult their relationship becomes. Can they live together under the same roof while keeping the secret of their relationship safe?

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KiraRin

So many anime series are still sticking to the tried and tested shoujo fairy tail stories. What I liked about Nana and Rec is that they are more of a modern day shoujo tale.

People fall in love, people fall out of love. It never runs smooth and in that idealistic way its portrayed on the big screen.

The ebb and flow of Nana and Rec are very similar, and will probably both break your heart as true love is not realised in a simple way. Both shows are for a more mature audience, and I would recommend they be watched to their full potential by someone who has been or currently is in love ^^

Shuffle!

Shuffle!

Kaede is a devoted high school student who lives with her adopted brother Rin. She holds a quiet confidence that one day, when Rin finally starts showing interest in sex, he will make the obvious choice and turn to his loving sister. But what Kaede wasn’t counting on was the lords of heaven and hell coming to Earth, wanting Rin to mate with their nubile daughters! Rin, like any teenager would, takes full advantage of his newly acquired harem; but how long can he keep up his carefree, boxed-lunches-on-the-rooftop lifestyle, as the horde of girls on his tail grows?

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RedCrossRobbery

Both Nana and Shuffle are very different animes, but even though the first is a real-world setting melodrama, and the latter - shuffle - is a harem comedy, they both attain something very rare in the world of female character outside of Studio Ghibli. The girls in both of these series are wonderfully human, expressing everything from foaming girly love, to dark, lecherous jealousy. If the darker moments of human intimacy in either of these series captured your attention, or even your heart, I highly recommend the other too.

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Toradora!

Toradora!

Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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TropicalSwirl

Both Nana and Toradora! have multiple characters with many facets that run deep. The relationships between the characters and the internal struggles that each goes through are beautiful and painful. Both series are a part of the very few that have made me cry. Nana takes place in a more adult world while Toradora! has more of a youthful feel, but both are easily-relatable, mature stories.