Let me confess that ‘drama’ is not my cup of tea, but I can vouch for the anime drama ‘Nana‘ as one of the best of its kind I have ever seen. I really liked the plot, characters and the way the story reveals its various layers. Amazing animation and music also elevate the anime as a new experience. Here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘Nana’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Nana’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
7. Sakamichi no Apollon (2012)
‘Sakamichi no Apollon’ is a Josei anime with lots of drama, music and romance. It is entertaining and engaging for both the drama and music lovers. ‘Sakamichi no Apollon’ evokes similar feelings like that of ‘Nana’ except a gender swap as the protagonists in discussion are male. The shows share common features like two close friends as main characters and a keen focus on exploring the musical potential of the plot. But ‘Sakamichi no Apollon’ takes a diversion when it follows the path of drama which is inevitable when it comes to the nuances of love and relationships.
Kaoru Nishimi, one of the main characters in the anime moves to Kyushu to enroll in a high school. He is good at academics and is a classical pianist. Having moved from place to place during his childhood, Kaoru finds himself an introverted blacks heep everywhere. He is apprehensive about being an outcast in the new place too. But when he crosses paths with Sentarou Kawabuchi, another delinquent who loves Jazz more than anything in the world, his life takes a turn for the better. Sentarou instills a fire for Jazz within Kaoru and he starts learning more about it. He starts playing the piano during their jazz-sessions at the basement of a friend’s home. Kaoru soon finds out that music can help a person to come out of his shell while entertaining others.
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6. Paradise Kiss (2005)