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Nana
Nana-film-poster
Film information
Director Kentaro Otani
Producers
Screenplay Taeko Asano
Kentaro Otani
Based on Nana by Ai Yazawa
Starring Mika Nakashima
Aoi Miyazaki
Music by Tadashi Ueda
Cinematography Kazuhiro Suzuki
Editing by Shuichi Kakesu
Studio
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Viz Media (current)
Release date September 3, 2005
Running time 115min.
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Nana (ナナ) is a 2005 film based on Nana by Ai Yazawa. The film was directed by Kentaro Otani, and released on September 2, 2005. It starred Mika Nakashima as Nana Osaki and Aoi Miyazaki as Nana Komatsu.

The sequel of the film was titled Nana 2 and released on December 9, 2005. Some of the cast did not reprise their roles in the sequel, including Aoi Miyazaki and Ryuhei Matsuda.

Synopsis

Cast and characters

Character Actor/Actress
Nana Osaki Mika Nakashima
Nana Komatsu Aoi Miyazaki
Nobuo Terashima Hiroki Narimiya
Shinichi Okazaki Kenichi Matsuyama
Ren Honjo Ryuhei Matsuda
Layla "Reira" Serizawa Yuna Ito
Sachiko Kawamura Saeko
Naoki Fujieda Momosuke Mizutani
Junko Saotome Anna Nose
Kyosuke Takakura Takehisa Takayama
Yasushi Takagi Tomomi Maruyama
Takumi Ichinose Tetsuji Tamayama
Shoji Endo Yuta Hiraoka
Koichi Sato Koga Mitsuki
Nami Komatsu Natsuki Okamoto
Nao Komatsu Mieko Konya
Natsuko Komatsu Yoshiko Miyazaki
Sakagami Rumi Shishido
Keiichi Mizukoshi Kazuma Suzuki
Yokoi Tetsuhiro Ikeda

Production and reception

Nana-Cast

Cast of Nana

The project was announced by Cookie in winter 2004, after the success the manga.

The director, Kentaro Otani was shortly chosen as well as most of the cast. Aoi Miyazaki was cast to be Nana Komatsu and Mika Nakashima as Nana Osaki. During the months leading up to the release, the film's website was constantly updated. The film was a big success in Japan and grossed $33,154,571 in the box office. It stayed in the top ten for several weeks.

An exhibition, "Nana Ten" was held from July 30 to August 14, 2005 to promote the film. Another event was held by News Deli from August 25 to September 7.

DVD release

Nana-Special-edition

Special edition cover

On March 3, 2006, the movie was released in both special and standard edition. The special edition included a photobook with eight postcards attached and was composed of two discs, the first held the film, trailers, and audio commentary, the second offers a making of the film, interviews, etc.

The standard edition has the film, and an exclusive interview with Mika Nakashima and Aoi Miyazaki not included in the special edition. Both editions reached the top ten in sales during the first week. A Nana themed bus was used to promote the DVDs.[1]

Viz Media released the film under their Viz Pictures label on April 8, 2008.[2]

Soundtrack

Main article: Nana Movie: Original Soundtrack

The soundtrack to Nana was released on September 28, 2005 by MUSIC RAY'N. It features primarily the background music of the film. Two singles written for the film, "Glamorous Sky" by Mika Nakashima (Nana Osaki) and "Endless Story" by Yuna Ito (Reira Serizawa), were also included.

Merchandise

Two books, Nana Movie: Photo Making Book and Nana, were released in August 2005 to promote the film. Two DVDs, Nana FM707 and Nana All About 707 featuring various behind-the-scenes content, were released also as promotional products.

Other merchandise includes, t-shirts, posters, desktop calendar, phone straps, and Nana-Hello Kitty pens.

Trailer

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Nana film trailer

References

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