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5th Mar '16 10:53:17 AM Willbyr
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** When it is revealed that Hachi got pregnant. [[spoiler:And that she is unsure who the father is: it was either Nobu or Takumi, and both don't take the news well.]]

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** When it is revealed that Hachi got pregnant. [[spoiler:And that she is unsure who the father is: it was either Nobu or Takumi, and both don't take neither takes the news well.]]


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12th Feb '16 1:04:00 PM Berrenta
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* TheMerch: Every volume spends several ''pages'' detailing new merchandise and spin-offs of ''Nana'' and Yazawa's other works.
17th Aug '15 3:44:34 PM Dentaku
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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Played up pretty high between the two Nanas [[spoiler:only to fizzle during the course of the series]].

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Played up pretty high between the two Nanas [[spoiler:only to fizzle out during the course of the series]].
17th Aug '15 3:43:53 PM Dentaku
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* MeaningfulFuneral: Averted. [[spoiler: tTere are scenes with Ren in his coffin, scenes before the funeral and after the funeral but not really one single scene from the funeral itself]].

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* MeaningfulFuneral: Averted. [[spoiler: tTere There are scenes with Ren in his coffin, scenes before the funeral and after the funeral but not really one single scene from the funeral itself]].



* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Played up pretty strongly among the two Nanas in the beginning, only to fizzle out as the series progresses.

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Played up pretty strongly among high between the two Nanas in the beginning, only [[spoiler:only to fizzle out as during the series progresses.course of the series]].
17th Aug '15 3:42:05 PM Dentaku
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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship

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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendshipRomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Played up pretty strongly among the two Nanas in the beginning, only to fizzle out as the series progresses.
23rd Jun '15 11:14:25 AM StFan
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Not to be confused with [[SevenOfSeven Shichinin no Nana]].

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Not to be confused with [[SevenOfSeven ''[[Anime/SevenOfSeven Shichinin no Nana]].Nana]]''.



* [[spoiler: BaitAndSwitchLesbians: The hinted infatuation between the two Nanas is practically thrown overboard as the series progresses. ]]

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* [[spoiler: BaitAndSwitchLesbians: The [[spoiler:The hinted infatuation between the two Nanas is practically thrown overboard as the series progresses. ]]
27th Apr '15 1:36:56 PM Famfrit
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* YokoOhNo: [[spoiler: This is how the Trapnest fans see Nana O. when it is openly reported that Ren was not only in Black Stones, but also her boyfriend. Especially when BLAST gets known in the music media, the fans thought that Nana was only using Ren as a "ladder" to success. It doesn't end ''good'' for neither her career but herself.]] [[invoked]]

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* YokoOhNo: [[spoiler: This is how the Trapnest fans see Nana O. when it is openly reported that Ren was not only in Black Stones, but also her boyfriend. Especially when BLAST gets known in the music media, the fans thought that Nana was only using Ren as a "ladder" to success. It doesn't end ''good'' for neither either her career but or herself.]] [[invoked]]
13th Mar '15 4:25:10 AM mnordhoff
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* TheMerch: Every volume spends several *pages* detailing new merchandise and spin-offs of ''Nana'' and Yazawa's other works.

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* TheMerch: Every volume spends several *pages* ''pages'' detailing new merchandise and spin-offs of ''Nana'' and Yazawa's other works.
13th Mar '15 4:24:03 AM mnordhoff
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* CastingCouch: In a variation, [[spoiler:Misato may be sleeping with the agency president for Blast's benefit]]. The series went on hiatus before it was confirmed.


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* TheMerch: Every volume spends several *pages* detailing new merchandise and spin-offs of ''Nana'' and Yazawa's other works.
9th Feb '15 10:48:24 PM kirara19
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* AscendedFanboy: Misato is hired as one of Blast's managers/assistants.

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* AscendedFanboy: Misato is hired as one of Blast's BLAST's managers/assistants.



* TheBeautifulElite: The members of Trapnest, such as Reira, and Ren are considered beauties, and the boys in Blast are considered attractive as well.

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* TheBeautifulElite: The members of Trapnest, such as Reira, and Ren are considered beauties, and the boys in Blast BLAST are considered attractive as well.



* ClingyJealousGirl: Yuri isn't exactly amused by [[spoiler:Mrs. Takumi Ichinose staying at the same dorm as Nobu and makes her feelings ''very'' clear.]]

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* ClingyJealousGirl: ClingyJealousGirl:
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Yuri isn't exactly amused by [[spoiler:Mrs. Takumi Ichinose staying at the same dorm as Nobu and makes her feelings ''very'' clear.]]



* DistantFinale: [[spoiler:six years later, at the least.]] For the anime, the manga being on hiatus.

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* DistantFinale: [[spoiler:six [[spoiler:It is pointed that there is one ''six years later, later'', at the least.]] For the anime, the manga being on hiatus.



* {{Expy}}: Ren is one to [[SexPistols Sid Vicious]] - whom he cites as an influence for himself. And Nana's appearance - at least in the Movie version - was stated by her actress to be based off of J-Rocker Shiina Ringo.
** Ren also looks quite similar to Takeshi from the author's previous work, ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari'', save for Takeshi's red hair and eyebrow piercing. He also happens to play guitar in a band.
** [[http://i53.tinypic.com/5yrzt1.jpg Takumi looks exactly like an older version of Tomoki]] from ''Kagen no Tsuki'' (from the same author) who also cheated on his girlfriend.
*** Most of the characters' designs seem to be either borrowed or updated versions of ones from Yazawa's older works. Takumi's design is particularly prevalent, though, having not only Tomoki but also Yuusuke from ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari'' and to a lesser degree, Akira (with his hair down) from ''Manga/TenshiNankaJaNai.''

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
**
Ren is one to [[SexPistols [[Music/SexPistols Sid Vicious]] - whom he cites as an influence for himself. And Nana's appearance - at least in the Movie version - was stated by her actress to be based off of J-Rocker Shiina Ringo.
** Most of the characters' designs seem to be either borrowed or updated versions of ones from Yazawa's older works. Ren also looks quite similar to Takeshi from the author's previous work, ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari'', save for Takeshi's red hair and eyebrow piercing. He piercing, and also happens to play plays the guitar in a band.
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band. Takumi's design is particularly prevalent, though, having not [[http://i53.tinypic.com/5yrzt1.jpg Takumi looks exactly only looking]] like an older version of Tomoki]] Tomoki from ''Kagen no No Tsuki'' (from the same author) (and who also cheated on his girlfriend.
*** Most of the characters' designs seem to be either borrowed or updated versions of ones from Yazawa's older works. Takumi's design is particularly prevalent, though, having not only Tomoki
girlfriend) but also Yuusuke from ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari'' and to a lesser degree, Akira (with his hair down) from ''Manga/TenshiNankaJaNai.'' ''Manga/TenshiNankaJaNai''.



* {{Horrible Hollywood}} : Well, horrible music world. Full of Yakuza who pick up runaways and get them into porn, and music company presidents who get guitarists into heroin.

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* {{Horrible Hollywood}} : HorribleHollywood: Well, horrible music world. Full of Yakuza who pick up runaways and get them into porn, and music company presidents who get guitarists into heroin.



* KissOfLife [[spoiler:(In the case of Nana's panic attacks -- once from Ren and another later from Hachi.)]]

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* KissOfLife [[spoiler:(In KissOfLife: [[spoiler:In the case of Nana's panic attacks -- once from Ren and another later from Hachi.)]]]]



* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Nana K notes that she wants someone who will treasure her, but falls in love at first sight, despite the man's inner character.
* LoveHurts: Both Nana K and Nana O suffer from fatally flawed relationships.
* MeaningfulFuneral: Averted. [[spoiler: there are scenes with Ren in his coffin, scenes before the funeral and after the funeral but not really one single scene from the funeral itself]].
* MeaningfulName: Nana K. (Hachi) has a superstitious obsession with the number seven, believing that it brings bad luck. Two sevens in one place are particularly unlucky. "Nana" is the Japanese word for "seven" and she lives with another girl named Nana.
** Also, their apartment number is 707. Which makes it ''four'' sevens in the same place.
** Not to mention that in chapter 77 [[spoiler:Ren is killed in an automobile accident.]]

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* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Nana K K. notes that she wants someone who will treasure her, but falls in love at first sight, despite the man's inner character.
* LoveHurts: Both Nana K K. and Nana O O. suffer from fatally flawed relationships.
* MeaningfulFuneral: Averted. [[spoiler: there tTere are scenes with Ren in his coffin, scenes before the funeral and after the funeral but not really one single scene from the funeral itself]].
* MeaningfulName: The title of the series. It is named ''Nana'' because of the protagonists, Nana Komatsu and Nana Ohsaki, who start living together in the same apartment. And it gets down from there.
** "Nana" is also "seven" in Japanese.
Nana K. (Hachi) has a superstitious obsession with the number seven, believing that it brings bad luck. Two sevens in one place are particularly unlucky. "Nana" is the Japanese word for "seven" and she lives with another girl named Nana.
** Also,
And their apartment number is 707.''707''. Which makes it ''four'' sevens in the same place.
** Not to mention Taking that in consideration, chapter 77 is definitely a bad omen. [[spoiler:Ren is killed in an automobile crash accident.]]



* NoFourthWall: An entire scene in episode 15 makes heavy references to the production of the show, and has minor cast members discussing when they get time off (during sweeps)... and worrying about the show being canceled if "Hachi" were to kill herself.
** The manga is possibly even worse (or better, depending on your point of view) in this respect. The Nana's regularly ask the author to hurry up boring scenes, and at one point chastise her for [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic overusing]] [[SevenIsNana number seven-related symbolism]].

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* NoFourthWall: NoFourthWall:
**
An entire scene in episode 15 makes heavy references to the production of the show, and has minor cast members discussing when they get time off (during sweeps)... and worrying about the show being canceled if "Hachi" were to kill herself.
** The manga is possibly even worse (or better, depending on your point of view) in this respect. The Nana's Nanas regularly ask the author to hurry up boring scenes, and at one point chastise her for [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic overusing]] [[SevenIsNana number seven-related symbolism]].symbolism]].
** "Junko's Bar", at the end of the volumes, is definitely built with no walls for both the readers, and the characters of the series (and other guests from Yazawa's other works), while serving as a space of promotion as well.



* OddCouple: Nana K is a perky cheerful girl who falls in love at first sight. Nana O is a quieter and cooler type.
* OneSteveLimit: The aversion of this is the idea from where it all kicks off. Nana Komatsu is nicknamed "Hachi" to tell her apart from Nana Osaki. Having their given names the same makes their differences more obvious.

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* OddCouple: Nana K K. is a perky cheerful girl who falls in love at first sight. Nana O O. is a quieter and cooler type.
* OneSteveLimit: The aversion of this is the idea from where it all kicks off. Nana Komatsu is nicknamed "Hachi" to tell her apart from Nana Osaki.Ohsaki. Having their given names the same makes their differences more obvious.



* ProductionThrowback: The volume extras have characters from Yazawa's older works, like ''ParadiseKiss'' and ''Manga/TenshiNankaJanai''.

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* ProductionThrowback: The volume extras have characters from Yazawa's older works, like ''ParadiseKiss'' ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' and ''Manga/TenshiNankaJanai''.



* SmokingIsCool: Everybody except Hachi and Reira.
** And Nobu.

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* SmokingIsCool: Everybody except Hachi Everyone smokes, with exception of Hachi, Reira and Reira.
** And
Nobu.



* ShipSinking: Well... [[spoiler: Ren is dead]].

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* ShipSinking: Well... [[spoiler: [[spoiler:While it is open about what could happen with Nobu and Hachi in the "present", especially concerning that she gets divorced from Takumi sometime in the six years period... it is definitely clear that Nana and Ren is dead]].as a couple gets sunk... when he dies.]]



* SproutingEars: Nana K is often shown with dog ears and the dog comparison is discussed among the characters. It's part of the origin behind her nickname Hachi. Nana O is also sometimes seen with cat ears.

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* SproutingEars: Nana K K. is often shown with dog ears and the dog comparison is discussed among the characters. It's part of the origin behind her nickname Hachi. "Hachi". Nana O O. is also sometimes seen with cat ears.



* TeamMom: Hachi, who is usually the childish one in most of her relationships, is actually quite motherly towards the members of Blast (with the exception of Yasu, who is this type of character himself), even before [[spoiler:she finds out she's pregnant]]. Afterwards, it only increases especially in regard to [[spoiler: her taking care of Nana after Ren's death in the current story arc. Shin even starts refering to her as his mother.]]

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* TeamMom: Hachi, who is usually the childish one in most of her relationships, is actually quite motherly towards the members of Blast (with the exception of Yasu, who is this type of character himself), even before [[spoiler:she finds out she's pregnant]]. Afterwards, it only increases especially in regard to [[spoiler: her taking care of Nana after Ren's death in the current story arc. Shin even starts refering to her as his mother."his mother".]]



* ThoseTwoGuys: In-universe, Takumi mentions that most people only know him and Naoki as "The long haired guy and the blond guy"

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* ThoseTwoGuys: In-universe, Takumi mentions that most people only know him and Naoki as "The long haired guy and the blond guy"guy".



* UnlimitedWardrobe: Pretty much everybody, but especially Hachi.
** Justified, since the author originally went to school for fashion design before becoming a mangaka.

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* UnlimitedWardrobe: Pretty much everybody, but especially Hachi.
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Hachi. Justified, since the author originally went to school for fashion design before becoming a mangaka.



* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Episode 30, where Hachi finds out she's pregnant. And then it doesn't let up for a good half-dozen episodes.]]

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* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Episode 30, where WhamEpisode:
** When it is revealed that Hachi got pregnant. [[spoiler:And that she is unsure who the father is: it was either Nobu or Takumi, and both don't take the news well.]]
** [[spoiler:The flashforward chapters are whole built into this. The first flashforward chapter reveals that Hachi had a cute little girl named Satsuki, but the ''WHAM'' happens many chapters later when it is revealed that she has an ''older'' brother, named Ren.]]
** [[spoiler:When it is discovered that while Nana's mom abandoned her, she formed a new family, and ''Misato'', her fan number one, is not who ''she'' is supposed to be, taking the name of Nana's real ''half-sister''.]]
** [[spoiler:In another flashforward chapter,
Hachi finds out she's pregnant. And then it doesn't let up for that Nana is still alive and well, and her whereabouts are rumoured to be in Europe.]]
** [[spoiler: Ren's death in chapter 77. Partly drugged, followed by paparazzi, he took
a good half-dozen episodes.wrong turn (by a distraction) and crashes. The real sad thing of this? It happened on Nana O.'s birthday.]]



* YokoOhNo: InUniverse.

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* YokoOhNo: InUniverse.[[spoiler: This is how the Trapnest fans see Nana O. when it is openly reported that Ren was not only in Black Stones, but also her boyfriend. Especially when BLAST gets known in the music media, the fans thought that Nana was only using Ren as a "ladder" to success. It doesn't end ''good'' for neither her career but herself.]] [[invoked]]
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