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Enters The Chinese Market
Translated by Lisa
The hit Japanese comic "NANA," created by mangaka Ai Yazawa, has transformed itself into both movie and anime. Starting January 11th 2007, every Thursday night from 9 to 10:30 P.M. on the new "Popular Animation Segment," the anime "NANA" will be broadcasted to the viewers of Taiwan.
"NANA's" comic form has exceeded 30 million volumes in sales. The story tastefully combines a sentimental friendship with love, dreams, rock music, and different realistic perspectives on life. The comic is well received among teenagers and adults, and has been translated for seven different language markets. It has even been serialized in the United States. The anime version of "NANA" have now been licensed in 21 countries, breaking any existing copyright record for a shoujo anime.
Aside from a very addicting storyline, "NANA" the anime offers a variety of alluring pop/rock throughout the series. Anna Tsuchiya and Olivia are featured songstresses, whose music play an important role in "NANA's" love story. Distribution of it's music in Taiwan has begun. Whether its the label of "NANA" that draws interest, or the desire of a sentimental friendship, the anime is definitely worth checking out.
Sources @ [ Yahoo Taiwan Anime News ]