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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    Quote Originally Posted by baboysai View Post
    that is indeed a sign! at least we know that she can draw again!
    Indeed it's a good sign! I just recently started reading this, quite surprised when I knew the author has gone into long hiatus.. I was afraid that she lose her ability to draw, but this is a good news.

    I guess I'll read it slowly, and by the time I'm catching up with this, hopefully she has started drawing again.

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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    i am keeping my excitement under wraps for now. the woman made us made for 3 years and after that she drew 2 pages. Until i hear something from the magazine i am not putting my trust to yazawa.

    @doraku, the sig. avatar set of psycho-pass was better actually.

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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    @Dorakun, how do you like the manga so far?

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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    I don't always go to this section of MH, but when I do...

    It's to be all fangirly about Nana! I'm just so asdfghjkl; right now. So so very happy. I really hope she manages to finish it.

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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    I don't usually post in shoujo forums, but...I'm really emotional right now while listening to this.

    Unfortunately, I have never been deeply in love or in a relationship so there is a lot of deep themes in Nana that I find hard to grasp.
    But I really enjoyed the ride while reading Nana (I finished it in what, almost a year ago?).
    I know it hasn't ended, but let me say what I think.
    I don't really think of it as romantic or anything fluffy and child-like but as a very mature manga that deals with very adultish(is that even a word) problems
    that woman face.
    As a guy, reading this opened up my mindset A LOT.
    As an asian kid(lol) , it changed my perspective about sex and relationships between people.
    I think there is the ongoing theme of true love in Nana, but in Nana, true love is mature and can be related to, it's realistic and feels like a real story
    sometimes...unlike other shoujos. People come and go, you might never be appreciated by the person you love, someone can treat you badly and
    you can still love him/her that badly too.
    It's the best shoujo manga out there that I've read, no...I don't think I'm exaggerating or giving false praise.
    Japanese, female, teens, adults, whatever. Everyone should give Nana ago, so what if it hasn't ended? So what if the author doesn't intent to continue it?
    It's an amazing work already.

    The relationship between the two NaNas is also one of the most developed/written ones, one of true friendship and once again, it's realistic.
    It's one of the things that I really, really like.
    In reality, dreams aren't such pure things and getting there is never an easy thing.
    Damn, I remembered I started reading Nana with such a bad outlook on it, that there was no point in reading/watching this series because everything I look
    for in a manga isn't there.
    I was proven wrong.

    Here's hoping that the author continues the work and I'll re-read it someday for sure in the near future.

    /endrandomshortreviewoutofnowhere.

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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    How is it that I can't thank and like your post at the same time, Zeltrax?

    that was such sweet praise for the manga I always thought that it was unappreciated here in MH... but maybe the hiatus is turning people off from picking it up (for first time readers), unlike in the old days where I could mention at least five people at the top of my head who read it.

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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    Quote Originally Posted by baboysai View Post
    How is it that I can't thank and like your post at the same time, Zeltrax?
    Well, I can like your post for thanking mine ...whatever sense that made.
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    that was such sweet praise for the manga I always thought that it was unappreciated here in MH... but maybe the hiatus is turning people off from picking it up (for first time readers), unlike in the old days where I could mention at least five people at the top of my head who read it.
    It's weird really, I don't intended it to be sweet, I just...whoa, typed everything when I listened to that song.
    It's like everything from Nana came back to me and now I'm eager to jump back on it again.

    I think that the hiatus shouldn't turn people off, people shouldn't see Nana as a "series I won't read because it's not going to be finished anytime soon"
    but as something that they should read...ongoing, hiatus, whatever. Really, you don't need Nana to be completed to teach you anything. There are so many
    parts of the manga that were so heart-tugging and touching that opened up my mind so much.
    Nana still have that special spot in my heart after not reading anything related to it for a year now

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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    I've wanted to read this manga for a really long time, but its eternal hiatus kind of put me off from it.
    Is it worth it? Should I wait for it to resume?

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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    I think it's really worth it. are you familiar with Yazawa Ai's other works?

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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    Quote Originally Posted by baboysai View Post
    I think it's really worth it. are you familiar with Yazawa Ai's other works?
    Nope, I though Nana was a good starting point.
    I'll start reading it then.
    Should I have the hope of seeing it resuming? Or are the odds too low?

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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    I'm not really sure because the mangaka had a wrist problem. But I think she will have to resume it, it's not like she's old or anything. And it's by far her most famous work. It would be sad if she didn't finish it- I mean, if I was a writer with any unfinished work it would bother me until the death bed lol.

    Nana is a good series to read even for males. Because it deals with pretty serious stuff that happen to 20-year olds all over the world like moving to the city from a hick town to make it big, only to find yourself unemployed and running out of money. Or getting pregnant. >.>
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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    Nana is heartbreaking, frustrating, prone to hitting a little too close to home, and without question the best manga I have ever read. Read it, I cannot recommend it highly enough, but be warned: it may leave a hole in your heart that nothing but the uncertain end can fill.

    Maybe not so uncertain I'm sure most of you know this already but Junko's Room has been updating on a bi-monthly basis since January 2013. Raws can be found here. I don't know what this means for the future of Nana but it sure tells us that while it may be gone it is not forgotten.
    Last edited by Number A; May 12, 2014 at 08:09 AM.

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    Re: [Shoujo] Nana by Ai Yazawa

    yeah I don't know how to interpret what the return of Junko's room could mean. But like I said, maybe she's just easing into the drawing exercises through Junko's room before returning full blast with Nana chapters.

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