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August 25, 2005

Love for Nana

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PS2 have understood their target market well. Instead of playing one of the two punk girls from the popular Cookie magazine comic Nana, you get to play their neighbour. Or rather, you do if you are in Japan where this gem is going to be marketed.

Nana features two main characters, Nana Osaki and Nana Komatsu. Both have just arrived to Tokyo in order to make their debut as vocalists in a punk band. The two end up sharing a room, with the game's storyline focusing on their lives.

But you actually don't play as these two. The game puts you in control of a person who lives next to the two Nanas, in room 707. The purpose of the game is two fold. You get to experience the storyline featured between volumes 5 and 8 of the original comic, meeting up with characters like Len, Takumi and, of course, your two next door neighbors. In addition, you also get to experience life in Tokyo, making a schedule, taking on part time jobs, buying clothes and furniture and setting up your own room.

The Love for Nana live adaptation tribute film may be available thanks to the byways of "the internet". Mainichi Daily News is on the case with crucial film details.

Nakashima, who revealed that she is a fan of the original comic, said, "I had fun with the scene in which my Nana was singing because the style of her singing was totally different from mine."

When asked about the part of the movie where Nakashima kisses Miyazaki to cheer her up, "We didn't find that uncomfortable. We were fine about it," the actresses answered in unison after looking at each other.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 25, 2005 08:23 AM

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