Sentai Filmworks introduced a brand new Blu-ray set of the basic Shojo Beat collection, Nana.
The beloved anime collection about two ladies with the identical identify has been out of print of a number of years, with previous DVDs of its authentic VIZ Media launch now promoting for a number of occasions their authentic value on the used market. Sentai has now licensed the collection and can launch all 47 episodes of present on Blu-ray with an all new HD switch. The brand new launch may also embrace 3 recap specials, in addition to clear variations of the entire present’s opening and ending animation sequences. The collection can be contained on 6 discs, which can be packaged inside a steelbook case that includes artwork of each Nanas. The brand new assortment can be launched on Feb. 22, 2022 and is at the moment accessible for preorder for $104.99.
Nana tells the story of two ladies of their twenties who’re each named Nana: the primary, Nana Komatsu, is a shiny and cheerful lady who’s into historically “girly” issues, whereas Nana Osaki is a world-weary vocalist and songwriter in a punk-rock band. The 2 meet on a prepare as they’re each transferring to Tokyo: Komatsu is transferring to the metropolis to hunt romance, whereas Osaki needs to additional her music profession. Regardless of their variations, the 2 rapidly grow to be finest associates and assist one another as the cruel realities of huge metropolis life threaten to finish each of their desires.
The collection was created by Ai Yazawa, who additionally created different in style shojo collection corresponding to Paradise Kiss and Princess Ai. The manga was serialized in Shueisha’s Cookie journal from 2000 – 2009, and was initially launched in English by VIZ Media by the short-lived Shojo Beat journal. The collection is without doubt one of the finest promoting shojo manga of all time, with over 50 million copies in circulation as of 2019. Madhouse, the studio behind the anime variations of Demise Be aware and Hunter X Hunter, animated all 47 episodes of the TV present in 2006. The anime starred Romi Park (Edward Elric in each Fullmetal Alchemist anime collection,) as Nana Osaki and Kaori (Kaleido Star, Pokémon: Advance Technology) as Nana Komatsu. The present was directed by Morio Asaka, who would later go on to direct all three seasons of one other shojo anime basic, Chihayafuru. Along with the anime, the manga was additionally tailored into two Japanese live-action movies, which have been launched in 2005 and 2006 and starred Jpop singer Mika Nakashima.
Just like Yazawa’s previous work, Paradise Kiss, Nana obtained widespread important approval for its fashionable artwork and character designs, in addition to its grounded, mature story and simply relatable characters. In 2002, Nana was awarded the distinguished Shogakukan Manga Award within the shojo class.
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