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Yazawa, Ai 1967-

Overview
Works: 415 works in 989 publications in 11 languages and 7,277 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comics (Graphic works)  Fiction  Young adult works  Romance comics  Drama  Teen films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Artist, Originator, Scenarist
Classifications: PN6790.J33, 741.5952
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Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nana Komatsu is a young woman who has endured an unending string of boyfriend problems. Moving to Tokyo, she's hoping to take control of her life and put all those messy misadventures behind her. She is looking for love and hoping to find it in the big city. Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is cool, confident and focused. She swaggers into town and proceeds to kick down the doors to Tokyo's underground punk scene. She has a dream and won't give up until she becomes Japan's No. 1 rock 'n' roll superstar. This is the story of two 20-year-old women who share the same name. Even though they come from completely different backgrounds, they somehow meet and become best friends
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publishers Weekly: Nana, Japan's most popular shojo (girl's) manga, is appearing in English for the first time. Nana Komatsu is a flaky young woman who's just emerged from an emotionally devastating affair with an older, married man. She dreams of a perfect romantic love, like in the movies, but her best friend, Junko, counsels her that it might be time to try being friends with a guy instead of just falling in love with him. So when she meets Shoji, Nana is determined to be completely platonic, despite Shoji's interest. Meanwhile, Nana Osaki, a high school dropout, is rocking onstage as lead singer of a punk band and offstage with the band's guitarist, Ren. When Ren alone is offered a recording contract, Nana decides not to go to Tokyo with him. She wants to prove to herself that she can be a star without Ren. Both Nanas find their way to Tokyo, where this first issue sets them up, leaving later volumes to unfold the complexities of their entwined destinies. Despite the soap opera surface, Yazawa's art is graceful and naturalistic, portraying all of the characters, both main and supporting, with such depth and care that you cannot help being drawn in
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nana K. and Nana O., two different girls from two different places, both move to Tokyo where their lives come together
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revival of the Black Stones has things looking up for Nana Osaki, but Nana Komatsu, haunted by her personal demons and a rocky relationship, isn't finding life in Tokyo nearly as good
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ren and Nana are back together, leaving Hachi with nothing to do but get into trouble
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her own life falling apart around her, Nana K. seizes onto a juicy piece of gossip about Nana O.'s past love life to keep her mind off her own problems. Will playing cupid for her friend get her any closer to her own happy ending?
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nana was happy to be Blast's biggest cheerleader, but now that the band is taking off, she's discovering that there are hordes of fans eager to take her place. When a chance for another kind of happiness presents itself, will Nana be strong enough to face the difficult choices that result?
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two stories of two girls who share a name
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the tabloids hounding Blast and Trapnest have photos that make it look like Reira and Ren are having an affair. With Nana and Ren's engagement recently made public, the photos could spell doom for both bands."--Page 4 of cover
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nana "Hachi" Komatsu hopes that moving to Tokyo will help here make a clean start and leave her capricious love life behind her. Nana Osaki, who arrives in the city at the same time, has plans to score big in the world of rock' n' roll. Although these two young women come from different backgrounds, they quickly gecome best friends in a whirlwind world of sex, music, fashion, gossip and all-night parties! Takumi and Hachi are getting married, but it's far from a joyous announcement. Nobu and Nana are devastated, and even Takumi's bandmates take the news hard. With paparazzi skulking around for a new scandal to exploit and tensions between Trapnest and Blast on high alert, will Hachi ever get her happily ever after?
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hachi tells herself that she's got her eye on the future and her life with Takumi, but she just can't let go of the past and her friendship with Nana and the rest of Blast--especially Nobu. And the tangle gets thicker when Hachi's wedding has to be postponed in favor of Nana and Ren's nuptials. Can Hachi handle another delay in her happily-ever-after?
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the tabloids still out for blood, Nana and her Blast bandmates move into a weird dorm building run by their agency. But they've barely got enough time to settle into their new digs because their crammed schedule has them running from music studio to TV interview. The stress of band life and dealing with a disintegrating Ren have started to take their toll on Nana. If she collapses now, will she ever get back up?
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being an engaged woman isn't as wonderful as Hachi had thought it would be. When scandal hits Blast hard, Trapnest and her fiancé flee to Europe and Hachi is left to watch Blast suffer in the scandal rags and tabloid shows
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Blast prepares for their major debut performance, the fan club, led by the fashionable Shion, get ready and go on the hunt for Misato, a renegade fan who has gotten too close to Nana and is applying for a job with the band
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since she got engaged to Takumi and moved out of apartment 707, Hachi has felt like she's slipping out of Nana's life. When the tabloids start digging up Nana's troubled family history, Hachi tries to step in and take care of things. But the price for bringing down Blast keeps going up. Will Hachi's good intentions just make things worse?"--Page 4 of cover
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hachi has not seen Nana or the rest of Blast since she moved in with Takumi, and Shin and Reira's joint birthday party seems like the perfect chance for a little reunion. But Takumi is furious at Hachi for crashing the event, and she is forced to choose Takumi over Nana one more time. Was this Hachi's last chance to get back in Nana's life?
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blast is at the top of the charts, and the band is making all kinds of P.R. appearances. Nana just wants to sing though, and all the marketing is starting to wear on her. A party planned for the loyal fans might be just what she needs to cheer her up. But there are secrets about her past lurking in Osaka, and the magazine Weekly search is determined to bring them to light!"--Page 4 of cover
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things aren't looking good for Blast. Shin's attempts to reestablish ties with his own family turns out to be a horrible failure, and before he can connect Nana with her unknown little sister, Shin gets arrested
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tabloid feeding frenzy has finally brought Blast down, but Nana is determined to keep hope alive. She's going to take a gig as a solo artist and even accept acting jobs she has no interest in. As long as she keeps herself in the spotlight, she knows there's a chance Blast can make a comeback. But while all eyes are on Nana, what's happening to her friends in the background?!"--Cover
Nana by Ai Yazawa( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two twenty-year-old women with the same first name meet and become best friends despite their different personalities, they experience a world of music, fashion, sex, gossip, and all-night parties
 
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Alternative Names
Ai, Yazawa

Ai Yazawa 1967-

Ai Yazawa dessinateur japonais

Ai Yazawa fumettista giapponese

Ai Yazawa Japanese mangaka

Ai Yazawa japanische Manga-Zeichnerin

Ai Yazawa Japans mangaka

Ai Yazawa japoński autor mangi

Ai Yazawa Manga author

Jazava Ai

Yazawa, Ai

Ай Ядзава

Ядзава А. псевдоним 1967-

Ядзава, Ай

Ядзава псевдоним

Язава Ай

Այ Յազավա

איי יזואה

أي يازاوا

أي يازاوا فنانة مانغا

آی یازاوا

ಐ ಯಜವಾ

야자와 아이

やざわ あい

矢沢あい

矢沢あい 1967-

矢沢あい 日本の漫画家

矢澤愛

矢澤愛 日本漫畫家

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