The Best Episodes of Nana
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2019
One day Komatsu Nana (Hachi) decides to go to Tokyo where she wants to start a new life with her boyfriend Shoji. There are only a few seats free on the train and thus she decides to sit next to a girl whose name is Oosaki Nana. As a vocalist Nana aims for a debut in Tokyo with her punk band Blast to become professional musicians. Her boyfriend Ren already made it as a guitarist for the famous Trapnest there. After arriving in Tokyo their ways part - or so it seems. When searching for a flat to live in, they meet again and eventually decide to share it together. This strengthens their bond and together the Nanas go through their love lives and career in Tokyo.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#4 - Blast's First TV Performance
Season 1 - Episode 45
Trapnest and Blast make their TV appearances. Hachi admits to Junko that she feels the desire to explain things to Nobu because Shōji never explained his affair with Sachiko to her. The members of Blast play Mah-Jong with their neighbours, Yuri and Miyu. Hachi arranges to meet up with Blast for the fireworks.
#5 - 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.
#6 - Hachi's Choice
Season 1 - Episode 33
Hachi makes her final decision about her pregnancy. Takumi surprises her with his own.
#7 - 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...
#8 - 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.
#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.
#10 - Hachi and Nobu, Urgent Approach
Season 1 - Episode 28
Hachi decides she will break up with Takumi to be with Nobu.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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...
#13 - Hachi's Confused Heart
Season 1 - Episode 24
BLAST are noticed by a record company thanks to Yasu. Nana tells Hachiko what Takumi said to Shin and Nobu but also tells her that Nobu is in love with her. Later that day, Nobu confesses his true feelings to Hachi. Shin leaves his lighter at Reira's and gets it back but spends no time with her much to Reira's chargrin. Hachi is torn between Takumi and Nobu.
#14 - 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.
#15 - The Broken Strawberry Glass
Season 1 - Episode 34
Takumi and Hachi tell of their decision to marry. The other Trapnest and Nana are shocked by this. Nana is so upset she drops the Strawberry Glass they bought together back when they first moved in.
#16 - 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.
#17 - Don't Separate the Joined Hands
Season 1 - Episode 32
Nana and Nobu argue over what to do about the baby and whether or not Nobu should become the baby's father. Nobu goes to see Hachi. Reira explains the 'red thread' belief to Shin.
#18 - The Problem of Expressing Love
Season 1 - Episode 29
Hachiko admits to Nana that she loves Nobu after spending the night at his place. Junko, her boyfriend and Shoji try to analyse why Hachi is with Nobu. Yasu and the record company manager meets with Shin's father to sign the contract.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - Reira's Loneliness
Season 1 - Episode 35
Reira is upset about Takumi and Hachi's engagement.
#22 - Blast's New Song!!
Season 1 - Episode 36
The Black Stones perform their new song for their management. Later, Shin and Nana have a big argument. Nana heads home to apartment 707 for the first time in nine days only to find that Hachi has moved out.
#23 - Hachi, High-Class Housewife
Season 1 - Episode 37
Shouji, Junko and Kyosuke discuss the possibility that Hachi's fiance is Takumi from Trapnest. Meanwhile Hachi meets Naoki for the first time and shows off her new apartment to him and Takumi. Takumi tells Hachi that she doesn't have to keep their relationship a secret from their friends and family and expresses his desire to go and meet with Hachi's parents and sisters.
#24 - A Capricious and Selfish Man
Season 1 - Episode 25
Nana goes to live with Ren for the two weeks that Trapnest have off. Reira and Takumi visit America and bump into each other there. Nobu walks Hachi home but Takumi turns up and walks her the rest of the way. Hachi avoids going to watch BLAST practice because she can't face Nobu and Misato comes to visit for summer vacation.
#25 - Sudden Development! Hachi's Fate
Season 1 - Episode 20
During the Mahjong game, the group discover that Yasu and Reira used to be an item in the past. Hachi gets to know Nobu a little better and sees qualities in him that she sees in herself. Hachi wakes later to find she's late for work, and it looks like this was the last straw...