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The Best Episodes of NANA

Every episode of NANA ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of NANA!

Nana Osaki is a guarded and ambitious young woman with a strong will and a rough past. She is the vocalist for a punk band called Black Stones and she desires fame and recognition more than anything else. Nana Komatsu is an outgoing and flighty young woman with a weak will and a stable past. Her life revolves around her desire to find love and marriage. The two meet for the first time while traveling to Tokyo - in pursuit of their respective dreams - and they later decide to be roommates. Although drastically different people, the two become very close and together they find out if their biggest dreams have room for their best friend.

Genres:AnimationComedyDrama
Network:Nippon TV

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "NANA" is "Fireworks Display, Hachi and NANA", rated 9/10 from 97 user votes. It was directed by Morio Asaka and written by Tomoko Konparu. "Fireworks Display, Hachi and NANA" aired on 3/28/2007 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Broken Strawberry Glass".

  • Fireworks Display, Hachi and NANA
    9.0/10 97 votes

    #1 - Fireworks Display, Hachi and NANA

    Season 1 Episode 47 - Aired 2007-03-28

    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.

    Director: Morio Asaka

    Writer: Tomoko Konparu

  • The Broken Strawberry Glass
    8.8/10 67 votes

    #2 - The Broken Strawberry Glass

    Season 1 Episode 34 - Aired 2006-12-06

    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.

    Director: Yu Kosakui

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Look, Hachiko
    8.8/10 60 votes

    #3 - Look, Hachiko

    Season 1 Episode 39 - Aired 2007-01-31

    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.

    Director: Atsuko Ishizuka

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Nobu Arrives in Tokyo! NANA's Song
    8.7/10 83 votes

    #4 - Nobu Arrives in Tokyo! NANA's Song

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2006-05-31

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Tatsuhiko Urahata

  • Trapnest, Live
    8.6/10 70 votes

    #5 - Trapnest, Live

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2006-08-02

    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.

    Director: Atsuko Ishizuka, Toru Takahashi

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Hachi's Prayer, NANA's Thoughts
    8.6/10 70 votes

    #6 - Hachi's Prayer, NANA's Thoughts

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2006-08-09

    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...

    Director: Atsuko Ishizuka

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • NANA's Prize
    8.6/10 70 votes

    #7 - NANA's Prize

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2006-08-16

    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...

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Tomoko Konparu

  • Wish of July 7th, Hachi's Love
    8.6/10 73 votes

    #8 - Wish of July 7th, Hachi's Love

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2006-09-13

    The last day of Trapnest's tour is here. Hachi wonders if Takumi will come to see her now that the tour is over. Nobu and Shin join Trapnest at the after party, where a confrontation emerges.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Hachi's Child, Pregnancy
    8.6/10 65 votes

    #9 - Hachi's Child, Pregnancy

    Season 1 Episode 31 - Aired 2006-11-15

    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.

    Director: Atsuko Ishizuka

    Writer: Tomoko Konparu

  • Blast vs. Trapnest
    8.6/10 55 votes

    #10 - Blast vs. Trapnest

    Season 1 Episode 44 - Aired 2007-03-07

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Tomoko Konparu

  • The Handsome Youth, Shin, Appears!
    8.5/10 80 votes

    #11 - The Handsome Youth, Shin, Appears!

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2006-06-07

    Nana and Nobu, along with Hachi, start their search for two more band members. Meanwhile, Shoji is asked to train a young girl named Sachiko. Hachi previously joked about Shoji having an affair with a woman named Sachiko, but this is just a coincidence, right?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Tatsuhiko Urahata

  • Hachi's Desired Future
    8.5/10 65 votes

    #12 - Hachi's Desired Future

    Season 1 Episode 27 - Aired 2006-10-18

    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.

    Director: Nanako Sasaki

    Writer: Tatsuhiko Urahata

  • Don't Separate the Joined Hands
    8.5/10 64 votes

    #13 - Don't Separate the Joined Hands

    Season 1 Episode 32 - Aired 2006-11-20

    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.

    Director: Atsuko Ishizuka

    Writer: Tomoko Konparu

  • Blast's First TV Performance
    8.5/10 52 votes

    #14 - Blast's First TV Performance

    Season 1 Episode 45 - Aired 2007-03-14

    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.

    Director: Atsuko Ishizuka

    Writer: Tomoko Konparu

  • Ren's Dream, NANA's Thoughts
    8.4/10 101 votes

    #15 - Ren's Dream, NANA's Thoughts

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2006-05-03

    Ren has revealed that he will be moving to Tokyo to join the band "Trapnest". This leaves the rest of the band trying to decide what to do next, with Nana having to face the toughest decision of them all. Will she follow Ren to Tokyo, or remain behind to pursue her own dreams?

    Director: Kanji Wakabayashi

    Writer: Tatsuhiko Urahata

  • Blast, First Live
    8.4/10 71 votes

    #16 - Blast, First Live

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2006-07-19

    Nana's band, "Blast", are preparing for their first live concert. Hachi goes to see them and meets a strange girl connected with Nana's past.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • Reunion! Hachi and Shoji
    8.4/10 53 votes

    #17 - Reunion! Hachi and Shoji

    Season 1 Episode 46 - Aired 2007-03-21

    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.

    Director: Tomomi Yoshino

    Writer: Tomoko Konparu

  • Strawberry Glass and Lotus Flower
    8.3/10 81 votes

    #18 - Strawberry Glass and Lotus Flower

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2006-05-24

    The two Nana's have now moved in together and decide to go shopping for furniture for the apartment. While talking, Oosaki Nana decides to nickname Komatsu Nana "Hachi" (eight) to make things less confusing.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Tatsuhiko Urahata

  • Sachiko's Tears, Shoji's Determination
    8.3/10 76 votes

    #19 - Sachiko's Tears, Shoji's Determination

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2006-07-05

    Hachi finds a new job but is not enjoying it at all. Nana's band finally get an opening to play. To celebrate, they go to the family restaurant where Shoji and Sachiko work. This spells trouble for everyone involved.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Tatsuhiko Urahata

  • Family Restaurant of Shambles
    8.3/10 78 votes

    #20 - Family Restaurant of Shambles

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2006-07-05

    Nana and Hachi confront Shoji and Sachiko over their relationship. Later, Hachi receives tickets to see "Trapnest" that she ordered in the past.

    Director: Hiroshi Kugimiya, Katsuyoshi Yatabe

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • I Do Not Want to Pass Over to Anybody
    8.3/10 63 votes

    #21 - I Do Not Want to Pass Over to Anybody

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2006-09-20

    Nobu comes to terms with his feelings for Hachiko whilst Nana confides in Yasu that she will be by Hachi's side no matter what she decides - even though she disapproves of Takumi. Ren asks Nana to move in with him. Reira gives Shin money to spend the night with her.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu

  • The Passing Hachi and NANA
    8.3/10 65 votes

    #22 - The Passing Hachi and NANA

    Season 1 Episode 26 - Aired 2006-10-10

    BLAST's first live is sold out. Hachiko feels lonely after Nana turns her down to celebrating at hers so she goes to see Takumi.

    Director: Mayumi Ueda

    Writer: Tatsuhiko Urahata

  • Sachiko, Is This on Purpose?
    8.2/10 74 votes

    #23 - Sachiko, Is This on Purpose?

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2006-06-14

    Hachi's boss reveals some bad news to her. Meanwhile, Shoji is becoming closer with Sachiko, perhaps dangerously so. Nana's former band member, Yasu, makes an important decision.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Tatsuhiko Urahata

  • Urgent Approach! Shoji and Sachiko
    8.2/10 76 votes

    #24 - Urgent Approach! Shoji and Sachiko

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2006-06-28

    Hachi is trying to get her life back on track after suddenly losing her job. Meanwhile, Shoji is forced to work out his feelings for Sachiko and Hachi.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Tatsuhiko Urahata

  • NANA's Love Whereabouts
    8.2/10 67 votes

    #25 - NANA's Love Whereabouts

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2006-07-26

    Whilst apologising to Misato for her outburst the night before, it is hinted to Hachi that Ren used to be in Nana's band. Hachi asks Nobu to find out more about Nana and Ren's past.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu