"GLAMOROUS SKY," sung by Mika Nakashima, who performed the role of Nana Osaki in the movie, is famous as the song inspired by NANA. But I prefer the one used in the anime series: "rose," sung by Anna Tsuchiya, who I guess is far similar to the character.
When I went to Ebisu and stayed all night with my friend about a month ago, we went to Karaoke. After singing a couple of songs each, my friend sang a Rock song, and then I felt like "I wanna sing rock too!," so I picked up "rose" to sing. Since it had been a few years since I listened to it last, I missed some melody, but the song was still so cool; Turned out, I often listen to this song these days.
I need your love. I'm a broken rose. Oh baby, help me from frozen pain with your smile, your eyes, and sing me, just for me
Hikaru Utada is one of my favorite artists. I have almost all singles and albums of hers, and often listen to them.
On February 9, her new single as Utada, not as 宇多田ヒカル, was released in the iTunes US store. Its title is "Come Back To Me." Though it's only available in the iTunes US store now, Island Records delivers it on a special website and we can try it (not just the excerpt but the whole song) for free. I knew this page on January 9, and since then, I often visit there. I love it. We're also able to listen to it on Utada's MySpace.
The day before yesterday, I read an article of an interview asking Utada about her musical history. Here's the article: "A Conversation with Utada." It was interesting.
Utada's new album: "This Is The One" will be released on March 4 in Japan, and on March 24 in United States. I can't wait to hear it!