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Ai Yazawa End-of-Book Notes 1-21

So at the end of every volume of NANA, Ai Yazawa has a brief paragraph about the manga or just some introspection about her life. They give great insight into the series and I think only a few are found on the scans of NANA online, so I thought I’d share them all!

Volume 1

The creator, Ai Yazawa, told us, “I created this story so that it could be enjoyed as a stand-alone and, at the same time, have a complete ending that could be connected to an ongoing series.  I hope you’ll look forward to the future of the two Nanas!”

Volume 2

A note from Ai Yazawa: “I had thought that if the two Nanas met each other, they would probably be constantly fighting, but they seem oddly friendly.  What’s up with that?!  It’s one of me (not so) seven wonders (ha-ha).”

Volume 3

Since childhood, the artists I’ve looked up to haven’t been writers and illustrators, but mostly musicians.  Music provides me the most emotional effect and excitement.  If there was no music, I don’t think my creative juices would boil.  Music is that important to my life.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 4

I realized one day that there are hit songs with the same names as the main female characters, NANA, JUNKO, and SACHIKO (the kanji for JUNKO is different, though).  It’s not that big a deal, but I sometimes just hum the melodies longingly.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 5

In the initial drafts, Nana’s band was a rockabilly band like the Stray Cats.  But due to various circumstances, I didn’t keep it that way.  But if they were rockabilly, Ren, Nobu and Shin would have had pompadours.  And Yasu too?

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 6

When I was a child, I used to take piano lessons.  Even after I stopped taking lessons, I bought sheet music I liked and continued playing.  I’ve had my hands full for several years now, but one of these days I’d like to learn how to play jazz piano, which I’ve wanted to do for years now.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 7

I had an opportunity to interview a group of professional musicians.  I showered them with questions, but they answered willingly, and it was very helpful.  I was having problems balancing the fictional world of manga-like simplicity and gorgeousness with a sense of reality.  But I realized again that what’s important is the humanity of the characters.

- Ai Yazawa

Volume 8

When I was in high school, there was a cool girl in my class who was a lone wolf.  I was really into a foreign New Romantic-type band then, and when she asked me one day, “Do you want to go to their concert together?” I was overwhelmed.  My heart fluttered more than when I was with my boyfriend (☺).  Have you had a Hachiko experience like that?  - Ai Yazawa

Keep reading

22 april 2017

@pixlokita scibbly comic for shinichi ½!

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I love this glasses wearing coffee shop family 👓

Don’t worry, I didn’t disappear off the face of the earth; I’m preparing for a flea market I’m gonna sell at next week and I got other things that need my attention; here’s another Persona 5 sketch dump and I’ve got a few more posts in my queue. I’ll make another post about that flea market I’m selling at on another day.

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@sixofwinter you majestic unicorn 🦄🦄🦄

I told u I want to purchase them ;v; 💕💕💕 I don’t deserve your kindness!! They came just in time when my new case came in. So now the kylux family have a special place 🐱!!

Your packaging skills are amazing!!! Even ur lil logo is so cute 😍😍 12/10!!! Thank you so muchhh 🦄🍬🐶🔥🦄💕🍦

i want mx to have individual instagram accounts but on the other hand imagine all the shit they’d post

oldmythos  asked:

How do you write so much wtf how

Lol the past two weeks I’ve been BAD

But like… write every day.  Seriously.  Set aside some time.  Just write.  Just do it.  Even if it’s like 500 words a day.  Make it a habit, because getting started.  INertia is the real problem.  There’s that getting started problem that is by far the hardest thing.  Truth.  There’s that awkward time where you’ve lost your train of thought so picking it back up is hard, and you’re not used to writing anymore so you don’t want to, and it’s so much easier to NOT write.

So write.

Do it.

That’s how I do it

It also helps that I have a job where there’s sometimes slower periods at a computer and I can write.

So yeah

Sticky, this really happened? I wonder…
By the way, I lost myself in the GCC club tag all day, indeed. So much gossip!


Lol, no, the internet would have definitely broken, but it would have been sweet.  I’m sure someone ficced it. 

My parents HATE overwatch because it takes up our entire wifi whenever my brother goes online and when I bought myself the new Zelda my mom was like “can I watch Netflix? or are you playing” and I was like no, no don’t worry it doesn’t take up internet. and she was so relieved and started walking towards the TV in her room and I was like “you want to watch it out here? I can switch to the handheld mode” and she was so impressed that she could watch Master Chef next to me while I played my game. Nintendo is truly the family system.

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Wow ya’ll, I can’t believe Jack adopted Ashi as a kid and is raising her. So beautifuuuul~