nana-reiraI’m still waiting for the newest NANA chapter to come out although it seems that the series is currently on hiatus until further notice. I’ve been curbing my NANA cravings by watching the MVs for the soundtrack openings and credits on youtube. If you haven’t checked out the NANA soundtrack from both the movie and the anime then I suggest you do so. In any case, this is another NANA feature. I noticed that alot of people were visting my site to look up cosplay on this series and I was happy to put up another one. I really love this cosplay. NANA isn’t particularily hard to put the manga outfits together so it’s really the expression and fine details that make certain NANA cosplays stand apart. The person who did this Reira really got the hair spot on. The childlike beauty of Reira is also portrayed perfectly by this stunning model. I really like the not-so-mainstream mangas and anime’s sometimes because people really put that extra effort into cosplaying them. Excellent work to the model and/or cosplay designer!

Reira is the beautiful lead singer of the immensly popular band Trapnest. She is half-American and half-Japanese and writes the lyrics for all of the band’s songs. Although she is naive, stubborn, and overly dependent on others, her qualities are made up for by her pure vocals and angelic beauty. Although Reira’s intent is never to hurt people, she does so through her spoiled and naive requests and pampering received by fellow bandmates. This, coupled with her almost excessive indecisive-ness, leads to a number of problems and misunderstandings throughout the series between her bandmates and the two main characters.

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nana-nanaIn celebration of the release of the 82nd chapter of Nana comes this cosplay picture by an unknown source (please contact me if you want to be credited). The best Nana cosplay I’ve seen and one of the first cosplay images I picked up. Excellent expression and I love the hair and make-up.

Nana Osaki is definitely one of my favourite characters to date. She’s stubborn, confident, and hella talented but also very considerate and love-able at the same time. Throughout the series you see her battle with some pretty harsh stuff. From love, betrayal, and sorrow you really get an idea of not only her strengths, but her weaknesses as well.

If you haven’t picked up or heard of Ai Yazawa’s NANA series, then I highly recommend it. Definitely one of my favourite page-turner, tear-jerkers of all time. It’s basically the story about two girls named Nana. Despite sharing the same name, both girls live very different lives. One Nana travels to Tokyo to reunite with her boyfriend and highschool friends without any real desire to better her life. Nana Osaki on the other hand, travels to Tokyo in hopes of making it big with her band, Black Stones. Through a turn of events both end up on the same train and incidently renting the same apartment. From here the story then proceeds to follow the lives of these two very different girls and how they encorporate their own morals, beliefs, and love into the lives of each other.

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