On a totally unrelated, in no way whatsoever snide retort to the above, RadFeminist's post got lost amidst Code Geass and..... male 'bonding' over obnoxious cinema goers. Time to reply, aha... ha.
Nana briefly made meeee feel in tune with my more feminine side. Two women from differing backgrounds, with polar opposite personalities bond and become bffs amidst romantic woes, supporting each other, is nice. Rarely do you see such open familiarity between the same gender without family/same sex relations, so twas quite touching~
Alas, I only read 4 or so volumes, and if memory serves the author-ess either became ill/ded, leaving the series incomplete. That said, the anime is around 50eps and is regarded as one of the greatest shoujo/Josei. Might get the blu-ray set next year.
As it happens, MadhouseOG did Paradise Kiss as well as Nana. I strongly recommend the former, if you have yet to see it and are a ladyperson.
No worries Magicallou, thanks for your input I wasn't completely happy with the anime of Paradise Kiss but I thought it was interesting and I liked the music and fashion