Post Reply It has been over FIVE YEARS since NANA went on hiatus
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Posted 10/26/14
OVER FIVE YEARS ALREADY!!!!!!


What has become of NANA?! Had the author became permanently disabled or something?! I tried to find online the whereabouts of Ai Yazawa, but can't find much. Even if I try to go to a Japanese site (I know a little bit of Japanese), I can't find much because the search is somewhat restricted.


I miss NANA!
Posted 10/26/14 , edited 10/19/15
Try being a fan of CLAMP's masterpiece, X. Started in 1992, been on hiatus since 2003. 11 fucking years of no fucking story and characters permanently stuck in 1999.

Pain man. Pain.
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Posted 10/26/14
I read that one as well and know exactly how you feel: I posted my frustration on another forum way before, back then when my thighs had a slight gap (read, years ago when I was borderline anorexic in 2004). My theory is that CLAMP got too involved in their magical girl series (MKR, CCS). Ai Yazawa has not released a new series.

Bisco Hatori at least resumed "Millenium Snow" after finishing her super hit "Ouran HS Host Club".
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Posted 10/26/14
I heard it's not coming back due to health reasons. She can do the omake's since those don't require a lot of time commitment. I'm actually surprised Nana hasn't been dropped by the Publisher. It goes tho show you how popular the series is even with this Hiatus.
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Posted 10/26/14
Sigh....

Someday, it will return again. Still waiting on HxH now as well.
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Posted 10/26/14
She could at least write a light novel to finish the series, or get a hold of the people at Mad House for an OVA that would conclude the series.
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Posted 10/27/14 , edited 10/27/14
There is a few reasons why that is.
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Posted 4/28/15
exactly !
what happened to the author?
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Posted 4/28/15
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-06-26/nana-ai-yazawa-puts-manga-on-hold-due-to-illness

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-04-25/nana-manga-creator-ai-yazawa-returns-from-hospital


However, she said that she has not gripped a pen once since her illness, and revealed that she does not know when or if she will return to working again.
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Posted 4/28/15
At 21 volumes, I was so invested with Nana that I actually got depressed when it went on hiatus.
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Posted 9/27/15
Alright I'm reviving this thread because there is something I really wanna throw out there -

When I was reading through Nana the first time I was really taken aback
I've studied in Japan in college and homestayed there in high school and noticed that almost absolutely no one was doing illegal drugs (trust me, I tried to find some). I know there is some drug abusive for some musicians in Japan but the few times an artist got caught with drugs they either quit or get dropped by their label.

I'm sure there are plenty of exceptions, but it always appeared to me that the media never really made any drug references.
I assumed that it was because Ai Yazawa finally took it too far.

I was talking to my friend who has lived in Japan for like 7 years now and he said every once in a while they decide to crack down on censorship and art usually suffers as a result. As time goes by, artist start to loosen up until another big crack down happens again.

The details about Ai Yazawa illness is way too vague. I mean I assume it's tendonitis but they really have given us no information. Also, the manga was clearly about to start wrapping up and I'm sure that she has enough "ghost" artists working for her that she could of finished the story with 5 or so more volumes - even if she was unable to draw them herself.

So what I'm trying to say here is that I have reason to believe that Ai Yazawa was forced into hiatus. Technically there is no censorship in Japan and the constitution promises "freedom of expression"... So they prbly either threatened or paid her off to make her stop writing. I'm sure they've had it out for her for a long time since Nana was number 1 for so long and Nana and Parakiss dealt a lot of Japanese taboos. Especially since all her works also seem to tackle Japanese rape culture.
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Posted 10/19/15
I miss Nana too, it hit the right balance if realism and fantasy for me. People making mistakes, giving in to temptation, the booze, drugs, partying and sex that Japanese entertainment culture is so hush-hush about was put on wide-display. There's always collateral damage when you expose something that is ugly in an otherwise glittery world. I'm not surprised if she was paid to give up writing and ease back into civilian life as a normal obaa-san. I had an old theory that she may be still drawing but with a different name, since her art was so distinct it would've been easy to tell., But alas, nothing so far.
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