Nana's Weekend Movie Picks

Ready to have some fun this weekend? Then how about rocking out to my three picks this weekend. These  movies will leave you wanting more, as they are packed with: drama, music, friendship, romance, and did I mention Sexy Rocker Boys (my weakness). Well enough with the talk and on to my picks...







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Description: Maho Minami (Shiori Kutsuna) returns to Japan after studying in New York. Her half brother Ryusuke Minami (Hiro Mizushima) is an ultra talented guitarist. Maho & Ryosuke then meet Koyuki (Takeru Sato ), a fellow young teen whom Maho takes interest in. Soon enough, Ryosuke and Koyuki form a 5 piece rock band named "Beck," while Maho and Koyuki become involved in a romantic relationship. The band starts to play live shows and grow an enthusiastic following. The release of their debut CD helps to further the band's popularity. People start to notice Koyuki. The band then endures a producer's planned conspiracy and other hardships. Beck then receives an offer to play at a rock festival, but with the unusual stipulation that the band may have to dissolve.

Genre: Music, Drama.                                          Year: 2010                                 Country: Japan


Why I loved it: Well come on, first of all the cast is a plus, I love Mizushima Hiro and Mukai Osamu <3 I really enjoyed watching how the friendship/bromance between all the guys is put to the test. They all face difficulties as a band trying to reach fame. When Beck is finally given the opportunity to show what they've got, they are confronted with even more obstacles that can jeopardize their dreams  Will they overcome this? You will have to watch to find out. 







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Description: Set in Japan in the 1990s, there is one rising band called LANDS, that is starting to find success midst a flood of other bands. Asako (Kitano Kie) and Miharu (Anne Watanabe) are two Tokyo high school students. When Miharu gives Asako her favorite indie rock band - a LANDS CD - she becomes an overnight fan and sets her heart on talented guitarist Yukiya (Kora Kengo). When they go to see them in concert, they sneak their way into the backstage area and Asako gets acquainted with some of the band's members. Natsu (Akanishi Jin), the vocalist, is immediately attracted to Asako and begins bringing her along to the band's practice sessions. Though Asako enjoys it, she proves to be a distraction to the other band members and is soon ejected from the session by Yukari, their manager. But Natsu is determined to keep her around, pulling strings to make Yukari and Asako become friends, and eventually, helping Asako to become LANDS co-manager. LANDS was formed among friends, but as the band begins to climb the ladder towards major stardom, they get in touch with the dark side of the music industry.  Discord surfaces, inevitable frictions emerge, and unrequited love strains their friendship, threatening to pull their bonds apart.


Genre: Music                                                    Year: 2010                                       Country: Japan

Why I loved it: I really liked how this movie takes place in the 90's. Its like going back in time. In contrast with Beck, this movie is more realistic. The movie shows the real dark side of the music industry, which was what I really liked. Akanishi Jin and Kitano Kie  play amazing roles. Their relationship is somewhat complicated but I liked it. The music in the movie is just great! I'm sure you will become a fan of the Lands.















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Description: Two girls meet on a train headed for Tokyo. The bubbly girl in white is named Nana and she sits next to a black clad rocker girl named Nana as well. They talk briefly and seem to share some common bond, before leaving for their own separate ways. When bubbly Nana looks at an apartment for rent in Tokyo, of course black clad Nana would be there and wants to rent the same apartment. Instead of trying to decide who should get the apartment they decide to share the apartment as roommates. From there their bond grows closer as they help each other deal with their own personal problems.


Genre: Friendship, Romance, Drama                              Year:2005                               Country: Japan

Why I loved It: Last but not least: my favorite. It's not just because I'm a fan that I'm recommending you guys to watch it. The movie itself is just great. Nana fans, I assure you that you will love this movie if you have not yet seen it. Disappointments in love/romance make two total opposite girls become best friends and their friendship is the only thing that keeps them strong. One of the two Nana Osaki (Nakashima Mika, my favorite), is the leader of the band Black Stones whose dream is for them to become famous and surpass her ex-boyfriend's band Trapnest, who left her for fame. Will The Black Stones surpass Trapnest? You will have to watch it to find out! FYI - make sure to check out Nana 2. Oh yeah and the music is awesome!!




Well I really hope you guys enjoy this weekend's movie picks. Let me know what you think. If you have already seen them, I would love to hear from you as well. Have any recommendations for me, please let me know. 




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    athlinia Dec 23, 2012

    Omg Nana! I have to rewatch both movies! I have so many feels for this movie/anime/manga I can`t even begin to describe them properly. And I just saw Beck and it was awesome~

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    maeline Dec 23, 2012

    Wow Nana looks good, I'm gonna check it out :)

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    dramafreak007 Dec 23, 2012

    I am a big fan of Nana and I watched both movies. Yesterday I checked out Beck and it was AWESOME. I am scared to check out the last one because I get emotional easy.

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      Nana87 Dec 23, 2012

      Glad you liked it :D
      You should watch it. I love it when a drama/movie makes me cry, lets me know its good.

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    DramaLoverSara Dec 23, 2012

    just asking what was the final ending of nana( the manga) was it sad or good ,like i cant find the last ever chapter ??? so confused

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    aya_chan Dec 23, 2012

    Nana has been my first J Movie so it will always have a special place in my heart <3 (even if the 2nd one disappointed me a lot!)Mika Nakashima and Yuna Ito have such amazing voices!!! I'll watch the others, thanks for the tip!

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    harumasgirl Dec 23, 2012

    All three are great movies, although I am yet to watch BECK, I already love it because of Hiro Mizushima & Takeru Sato :) And I always recommend my all-time fave movie NANA ^_^

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    AmudoBun Dec 22, 2012

    Ahhh.. Nana recommended Nana xD And BTW I love all of them xD

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    shadowdancer Dec 22, 2012

    wathced them all, so a small tip, do not just watch them...Listen to them...Listen to Mika Nakashima's strong "Glamorous Sky", Akanishi's soft "Genki" and Beck's rock-rap "Evolution"

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    shadowdancer Dec 22, 2012

    wathced them all, so a small tip, do not just watch them...Listen to them...Listen to Mika Nakashima's strong "Glamorous Sky", Akanishi's soft "Genki" and Beck's rock-rap "Evolution"

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    GoEunChanDaddict Dec 22, 2012

    i saw everyone of them and Bandage twice or so but i'm not impressed from the movie BECK. actually i saw the Anime and it was great and i so wanted to see the live Action but i'm really disappointed. despite the only Thing, i dislike in the movie (i don't want to reaveal too much) it's preety good though

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    herdersmat Dec 22, 2012

    I just watched Nana. Great movie. Thanks for the recommendation, you made my day!

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      Nana87 Dec 22, 2012

      aww I'm glad you liked it :D Don't forget to check out the second movie Nana2.

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      herdersmat Dec 23, 2012

      It's on my list :-)

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    ketibachan Dec 22, 2012

    Seen all of them and highly recommended as well. The ranking of these three imo is: #1 BECK , #2 Nana, #3 Bandage. And this ranking is based on the story, acting and cinemafeeling, not based on the actors.

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      Nana87 Dec 22, 2012

      I didn't really place them in any order but for me it is #1 Nana, #2 Beck, #3 Bandage.

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      ketibachan Dec 22, 2012

      Yeah I was aware of that ^^ Just liked to share my ranking of these three. And I notice you like Nana more. Have you seen Nana 2 as well?

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      Nana87 Dec 22, 2012

      lol yeah I have seen both and the anime as well.

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    LLL78 Dec 22, 2012

    Started all of them and quite have way for all of them ...
    Maybe I'll give these movies another try :)

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    YuanWei Dec 21, 2012

    I love all of these movies & I guess I can watch Beck & Bandage one more time ^___^ They are awesome <3

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      Nana87 Dec 22, 2012

      lol i was thinking the same thing while writing this :P

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    TheTurbulentKnight Dec 21, 2012

    All are in my PTWL...
    Nana looks interesting...

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