- "Hey, Nana. Do you remember the first time we met?"
- —Nana Komatsu narrates
"Prologue: Nana and NANA" (
Nana Komatsu receives a text from her boyfriend that he was accepted into to art college. She immediately packs, leaves a not for her parents, and boards a train. The train lurches forward just as she asks a girl if the seat next to her is taken. Embarrassed after falling into her lap, Nana asks her about the seat again. The two become aquainted, and the operator informs the passengers that the snow has caused a delay. They make the best of the situation and propose a toast. The mysterious girl tells Nana that her name is Nana too.
The train arrives in Tokyo and Nana's boyfriend calls her name. Nana is disappointed when she realizes she has lost track of her new friend without getting her phone number. The disappointment is short-lived, and Nana greets her old friends, Junko and Kyosuke. They drop Nana and Shoji off at his apartment. At first, Nana is surprised to learn she is staying with Shoji, until she learns that Junko and Kyosuke are currently living together.
The next day, Nana feels guilty for not waking up early to make Shoji breakfast. Therefore, she spends the rest of the day cleaning and cooking. Shoji expresses his concern at dinner, when he learns that she has not looked for a job or an apartment. Nana visits a realtor, Ando, and he takes her to Apartment 707. Nana Osaki happens to be looking at the same apartment, and after some dicussion the two decide to rent the apartment together.
Cast and characters
- The episode covers chapters one and two, as well as the last page of the prologue, "Nana – Nana Komatsu".
- Anna Tsuchiya's "Rose" was the opening theme for this episode, while the ending was "A Little Pain" by Olivia Lufkin.
- Nana Osaki is wearing a Sex Pistols "God Save the Queen" shirt. She is also seen wearing this shirt in chapter 2 of the manga and the Nana video game.