10 Best Episodes of Nana

Nana is a 2006 anime series based upon the manga of the same name. It centers on two girls with the same name and of the same age, crossing paths and ending up living together in Tokyo.

Written by Sophie and last updated on aug 22, 2022.

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Nana - S1E30

#15 - Breakdown, NANA's Heart (Season 1 - Episode 30)

Hachi feels ill during work and her boss tells her to see a doctor. Nobu gets Nana a job at the moving company he part-time works for so she can make some money. Hachi makes a shocking discovery.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 12 votes.

Nana - S1E28

#14 - Hachi and Nobu, Urgent Approach (Season 1 - Episode 28)


Hachi decides she will break up with Takumi to be with Nobu.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 12 votes.

Nana - S1E19

#13 - NANA's Prize (Season 1 - Episode 19)

Nana and Ren discuss their future. Hachi starts thinking about finding another boyfriend. Ren and Nana's band decide to meet at the Nana's apartment to play Mahjong and another surprise guest turns up as well...

The episode was rated 8.50 from 14 votes.

Nana - S1E46

#12 - Reunion! Hachi and Shoji (Season 1 - Episode 46)


As Blast's members excitedly prepare for the fireworks festival by cancelling their other appointments and finding disguises, Hachi heads to Jackson Hole where she encounters Shoji for the first time since their breakup. Meanwhile Takumi and Reira discuss Ren's desire to marry Nana.

The episode was rated 8.55 from 11 votes.

Nana - S1E43

#11 - Blast, Guerilla Live (Season 1 - Episode 43)

A mysterious actress named Miyu gives Nobu directions on how to help Nana with her panic attack. Takumi notices that Reira has Shin's lighter, although Reira claims she received it from a fan. Blast has an unannounced live in Shinjuku, which Hachiko unknowingly stumbles upon.

The episode was rated 8.55 from 11 votes.

Nana - S1E9

#10 - Nobu Arrives in Tokyo! NANA's Song (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Nana and Hachi get settled into their new apartment. Hachi begins her new job. That night, they receive a visitor from Nana's old band back home.

The episode was rated 8.56 from 16 votes.

Nana - S1E27

#9 - Hachi's Desired Future (Season 1 - Episode 27)

BLAST visit Hachi to celebrate their latest success and discuss record contracts. Shin convinces Hachi and Nobu to go to the convenience store to buy more wine. On the way, Hachi and Nobu are forced to face their feelings for each other.

The episode was rated 8.58 from 12 votes.

Nana - S1E40

#8 - Blast, Debut! (Season 1 - Episode 40)


With Blast holed up in a secret hotel room, Misato has come to visit again while Yasu and Gaia finally make a decision about the debut. Nana tells Nobu that she has a plan to get Hachi back. Trapnest's members leave for London and Hachiko heads back to her hometown, while Reira discovers that Blast's debut single will be released on the same day as Trapnest's new single.

The episode was rated 8.60 from 10 votes.

Nana - S1E47

#7 - Fireworks Display, Hachi and NANA (Season 1 - Episode 47)

Several years in the future, the members of Blast plus Hachi and her daughter Satsuke meet each other again at Room 707 for the fireworks display, but strangely Nana is not present. Back in 2001, Hachi has cold feet about seeing Nobu again so Nana lies and tells her that he won't be present for the fireworks.

The episode was rated 8.64 from 11 votes.

Nana - S1E33

#6 - Hachi's Choice (Season 1 - Episode 33)


Hachi makes her final decision about her pregnancy. Takumi surprises her with his own.

The episode was rated 8.64 from 11 votes.

Nana - S1E18

#5 - Hachi's Prayer, NANA's Thoughts (Season 1 - Episode 18)

After the concert, Ren calls Yasu, having noticed Nana in the crowd. With Yasu's help Nana contacts Ren and arranges to meet in their hotel...

The episode was rated 8.67 from 15 votes.

Nana - S1E31

#4 - Hachi's Child, Pregnancy (Season 1 - Episode 31)


Hachi is pregnant but doesn't know if it's Takumi's or Nobu's. She tries to hide it from those around her, especially Nana.

The episode was rated 8.73 from 11 votes.

Nana - S1E44

#3 - Blast vs. Trapnest (Season 1 - Episode 44)

As both bands rehearse for a TV appearance, Yasu confronts Ren about his drug use and treatment of Nana. Ren later proposes to Nana, followed up by a session of rough sex which excites and terrifies Nana at the same time. Reira and Shin manage to sneak out for some alone time, while Nobu is discouraged when he learns that Miyu is seven years older than him.

The episode was rated 8.83 from 12 votes.

Nana - S1E39

#2 - Look, Hachiko (Season 1 - Episode 39)


The love life of Ren and Nana has leaked to the press. Blast suspects Gaia to be involved. Nana faces the consequences, and leaves a message for Hachiko through a TV broadcast. Hachi on her side is having problems with Takumi and confesses to Junko and Kyosuke that she is in love with him, even though she wishes that she could love Nobu.

The episode was rated 8.90 from 10 votes.

Nana - S1E17

#1 - Trapnest, Live (Season 1 - Episode 17)

Nana and Hachi travel back to her hometown to see Trapnest perform. While there, Hachi learns a few things about Nana she didn't know before, including her feelings for Ren now.

The episode was rated 9.06 from 16 votes.

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