Madhouse adaptation of Ai Yazawa's manga is getting digital and home video release
NANA is back! The hit manga series by Ai Yazawa (Paradise Kiss, Princess Ai) was adapted into a TV anime by Madhouse from 2006 to 2007, and now the complete series is returning in glorious HD thanks to a license rescue by Sentai Filmworks.
Sentai's release has been upconverted from its original format to achieve the high-def visuals. The HD version is currently planned for release on select digital outlets, with home video to follow at a later date.
Morio Asaka (Chihayafuru, MY Love STORY!!) directed the 47-episode series, with Tomoko Konparu (Blue Spring Ride) on series composition and Tomoko Hasegawa (Mysterious Girlfriend X) on music for the Madhouse production. Romi Park and KAORI lead the cast as punk-rocker Nana Osaki and the cheerful Nana Komatsu, respectively.
Two twenty-somethings seemingly share nothing in common apart from their first name, but a chance meeting on a train bound for Tokyo sets Nana Komatsu and Nana Osaki on a collision course with destiny. Nana Komatsu, a love-at-first-sight dreamer, aims to find enduring happiness in the big city. Nana Osaki, neo punk rock vocalist, pursues her burning ambitions of musical stardom and worldwide fame. As their fates increasingly intertwine, they each chase their dreams — until the harsh realities of life in big city Tokyo threaten to tear everything apart.
Source: Sentai Filmworks