Monday, September 21, 2015

Nana Volume 2, by Ai Yazawa

Relived by being able to finally get to Tokyo, after all the long waiting days, the two Nana packed up their bags and left their homes in a jiffy. Surprisingly they happen to be in the same train headed to the same destination and fate makes them bump into each other during their ride. Things aren’t so warm and welcoming when both Nanas struggle to find a real home for themselves to stay in. At least on the plus side of all the troubles the two girls faces, their responsible friends are willing to help them settle their lives in Tokyo.

I was waiting very eagerly to reach a point where the two Nanas finally step into the city of their dreams. This second volume of the series was fine as we watched the two young girls try their best to settle in. But I did feel that there were a lot of extra scenes which were too detailed and took up too much of the readers time. This could’ve been all avoided by cutting many of the unnecessary parts but still balancing the comedy and interesting occurrences. Also, Nana Volume 2, by Ai Yazawa, did not have a climactic moment and was rather a same straight line all the way.

Reviewed by Anonymous, Grade 11
Glendale Central Library