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Nana (ナナ () ) is a Japanese film based on Ai Yazawa's manga series, Nana. It was directed by Kentaro Otani, who co-wrote the script with Taeko Asano. The film premiered on September 3, 2005[1] and remained in the Japanese box office's top ten for eight weeks.[2] Mika Nakashima and Aoi Miyazaki starred as the titular characters, Nana Osaki and Nana Komatsu.[3]

Nakashima performed the film's theme song, "Glamorous Sky",[4] while Yuna Ito, who portrayed Reira Serizawa, recorded "Endless Story".[5] The soundtrack to the film was published on September 28, 2005.[6] A sequel, titled Nana 2, was released in 2006.[7]

Nana Komatsu (Miyazaki) and Nana Osaki (Nakashima) become roommates, after meeting on a train to Tokyo.

Plot

Cast and characters

Starring

Costarring

Staff

  • Original work: Nana by Ai Yazawa
  • Director: Kentaro Otani
  • Screenplay: Taeko Asano, Kentaro Otani
  • Music: Tadashi Ueda
  • Cinematography: Kazuhiro Suzuki
  • Editing: Shuichi Kakesu
  • Production committee: Sedic International, IMJ Entertainment, Excellent Films, TBS, Toho, Shueisha, True Project, MBS, Aniplex

Production and promotion

Nana-Cast

Cast of the 2005 film Nana

The project was first announced in Cookie during the winter of 2004.[8] Nana was the second film based on one of Ai Yazawa's series, after Kagen no Tsuki in 2004.[9] Hiroki Narimiya, who played Nobuo Terashima in Nana, also appeared in Kagen no Tsuki.[10]

On July 7, 2005, a press conference was held for the film. The director Kentaro Otani, Aoi Miyazaki (Nana Komatsu), Mika Nakashima (Nana Osaki), Tomomi Maruyama (Yasushi Takagi), Narimiya (Nobu), Yuta Hiraoka (Shoji Endo), Ryuhei Matsuda (Ren Honjo), Tetsuji Tamayama (Takumi Ichinose), and Kenichi Matsuyama (Shinichi Okazaki) all attended the conference.[8]

An exhibition, titled "Nana Ten" was held from July 30 to August 14, 2005 to promote the film. The event began in Harajuku and Osaka, before moving to the rest of Japan.[11] The restaurant News Deli offered a special menu dedicated to Nana from August 25 to September 7, 2005.[8]

DVD release

Nana-FM707

Nana FM707

On March 3, 2006, Nana was released in "Special" and "Standard Edition".[12][13] The special edition includes a photo book, audio commentary, theatrical trailers, television spots, a making-of documentary, and unreleased live band performances.[14] Both DVDs entered Oricon's top-ten during their first week.[15] Viz Media released the film under their Viz Pictures label on April 8, 2008.[16]

Nana FM707, a DVD featuring behind-the-scenes information, was released on August 26, 2005. It features commentary by Nakashima and Miyazaki and an interview with Kentaro Otani. A similar promotional product, Nana All About 707 was also published in 2005.[15]

Cover Release date Contents
Japan
Standard Edition
Nana-film
Special Edition
Nana-Special-edition
March 3, 2006
DVD details
  • 2-disc set (Special), 1-disc set (Standard)
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Running time: 114 minutes
  • Dolby Digital 5.1
United States
Nana-Viz-Pictures April 8, 2008
DVD details[17]
  • 1-disc set
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Running time: 114 minutes

Soundtrack

Movie-soundtrack

Nana: Movie – Original Soundtrack

Main article: Nana: Movie – Original Soundtrack

The soundtrack to Nana was released on September 28, 2005 by MUSIC RAY'N. Short versions of the film's theme songs, "Glamorous Sky" and "Endless Story" were featured on the soundtrack.[6][18] The lyrics of Mika Nakashima's "Glamorous Sky" were written by Yazawa. It was released as a single on August 31, 2005. "Endless Story" was Yuna Ito's debut single and was released on September 7.[11]

Reception

Nana grossed over four billion yen.[19][20] It reached the second position at the Japanese box office[21] and remained in the top ten for eight weeks.[2]

References

  1. http://www.tbs.co.jp/movie/nana.html (Japanese)
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2005-10-31/japanese-box-office
  3. http://www.tbs.co.jp/movie/english/nana/
  4. https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2102304/full/ (Japanese)
  5. https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/9260/full/
  6. 6.0 6.1 https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B000AMZ0GC/ (Japanese)
  7. Nana volume 16, "The Family Times"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 http://www.damagedsoul.net/nana/movie/ (Italian)
  9. Nana volume 11, "The Family Times"
  10. Nana volume 12, "Bonus Page"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Nana volume 13, "The Family Times"
  12. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/TDV-16041D
  13. https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/14186/full/ (Japanese)
  14. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/TDV-16042D
  15. 15.0 15.1 http://www.damagedsoul.net/nana/movie/goods.html (Italian)
  16. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2008-04-07/viz-pictures-announces-dvd-release-of-live-action-film-nana
  17. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0012EM5II/
  18. https://www.yesasia.com/global/nana-soundtrack-cd-dvd-limited-pressing-japan-version/1004045699-0-0-0-en/info.html
  19. http://www.eiren.org/toukei/img/eiren_kosyu/data_2005.pdf (Japanese)
  20. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2008-04-07/viz-pictures-announces-dvd-release-of-live-action-film-nana
  21. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2005-09-27/japanese-box-office-update

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