Japanese pop singer Mika Nakashima makes the transformation to punk rock in the six-track EP Nana. The songs are featured in a movie that is based on a popular manga (Japanese cartoon) series and stars Nakashima as the spiky title character. Unlike the singer's smash-hit debut True and follow-up Love - both characterised by mellow acoustic guitars and violin - Nana features a string of explosive, guitar-driven tracks. Opener Glamorous Sky is an energetic single composed by Hyde, the lead singer of Japanese rock band L'arc-en-Ciel. Isolation stands out as the best track, with Nakashima's powerful vocals set against a backdrop of rhythmic drum beats and bass lines. Rock fans seeking an adrenaline rush will appreciate the instrumental versions of Glamorous Sky and My Medicine. Unlike most J-pop idols, Nakashima is a versatile singer who can both croon and rock, without losing her unique feminine touch.