Bah, it's so upsetting we heard 2014 was going to be the year she came back but it's very close to 2015 now ): I mean I'm very grateful she's drawing again just I feel so impatient. I'm also very grateful for your updates because I have such a hard time finding anything about her status mad it's actually hard to find any info regarding her hiatus for whatever reason it seems.
Well it looks like there might be some art coming up soon!
I've decided to revisit the manga and anime after putting it down since it has been in hiatus. ;_; I seriously can't handle how much this series has impacted me. It's taught me to persevere even if the inevitable end is not what I have planned for or dreamed of, which is totally ironic. Nana O embodies strength and empowerment but even the strongest structures have weaknesses. Nana K represents what women seem to be socialized to become, only to realize that love is often painful and unforgiving.
The underlying bond and love between the two Nanas is heartbreaking, and it hurts to see how they've both reverted to their old selves after they part ways. Hachi needed Nana's encouragement to fight for what she believes in, and Nana needed Hachi's unconditional love to remain whole with the loss of Ren.
I wish Ai Yazawa the best in health and future endeavors and as much as I'd love for her to continue on with the series, the fact that The Tale of Nana remains incomplete is both beautiful and tragic. Life is never a story with a definite beginning, middle, and end. Friends grow older and part ways but memories keep us bound together. It's easier to hope for the future than learn from the past.