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Paradise Kiss


Alternative Titles

English: Paradise Kiss
Synonyms: parakiss
Japanese: パラダイス・キス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2005 to Dec 30, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, Fuji TV
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.941 (scored by 42,968 users)
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Ranked: #6112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #632
Members: 80,350
Favorites: 1,709
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Third-year high school student Yukari Hayasaka has no time for frivolous things. She needs to study hard and attend cram school so she can do well on her university exams. She doesn't care which university she gets into; she just wants to leave the town she's grown bored of. Too bad her parents have other opinions on the subject.

One day, while Yukari is walking down the street, a guy with multiple piercings and bleached hair flags her down. Suspicious of the stranger, she tries to get away from him but fails and ultimately ends up meeting his friends: a group of third-year fashion design students at a prestigious art school. They want her to be their model for their final project, but Yukari thinks it will only get in the way of her studies. But the more she gets to know them, the more she grows to admire the way they go after their dreams. Will modeling for this eccentric group of would-be fashion designers give Yukari a much-needed push to strive for her own goals? And what about her attraction to the group's leader, George Koizumi? Can a relationship between them work? Watch Paradise Kiss to find out!

Background

Paradise Kiss aired on Fuji Television's noitaminA block.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Koizumi, George
Koizumi, George
Main
Hamada, Kenji
Japanese
Hamada, Kenji
Sakurada, Miwako
Sakurada, Miwako
Main
Matsumoto, Marika
Japanese
Matsumoto, Marika
Hayasaka, Yukari
Hayasaka, Yukari
Main
Yamada, Yu
Japanese
Yamada, Yu
Nagase, Arashi
Nagase, Arashi
Main
Mizutani, Shunsuke
Japanese
Mizutani, Shunsuke

Staff

Yamamoto, Kouji
Yamamoto, Kouji
Producer
Kobayashi, Osamu
Kobayashi, Osamu
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Tanaka, Yuuichi
Tanaka, Yuuichi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation


Edit Opening Theme

"♥Lonely in Gorgeous♥" by Tommy february6

Edit Ending Theme

"Do You Want To" by Franz Ferdinand



More reviewsReviews

Ranivus
Jun 28, 2008
Please read my review before pressing that nothelpful button
Cool is what rules in this anime. Everything in the artwork, characters, attitude, and even the story just emanates cool and they even do it with an attitude. As you already know it's about a girl named Yukari thats not to sure about her future. Just by a chance encounter on the street gets discovered by the most unsuitable of characters.


Story - (Outstanding)
The story is a typical love drama, but the setting, characters, and personalities are what make this completely different from the rest of group. It takes a more realistic approach toward drama. Something you'd see read more
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Xinil
Jul 27, 2007
Looking for a quick 12 episode show to watch? Paradise Kiss is just for you. Sure, it\'s a little more for the "Shojo" audience, but it has plenty of stuff to keep any guy entertained. So, what\'d I think about it?

Story
Meet Caroline, the girl who doesn\'t really know what she\'s doing with her life. She happens upon a group of college students that need her to be their fashion model. Interesting premise, and doesn\'t sound too farfetched from what might happen in real life. Good ending that actually makes some sense too.

Art
A little funny looking at times, but the art is definitely nice. Sexy looking read more
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boberic
Jan 24, 2014
So there are very few anime in this world that can satisfy you completely. They give you everything you want and then some delivered in a neatly wrapped box with a bow. This anime does nothing but deliver from the very first episode up until the last few seconds of the series. But let me be frank; If you're looking for a cutesy series that sugar coats all of its drama in anime cliches then get out and don't let the door hit you on your way out. This anime is not for you! With that said let's move on.

Paradise Kiss accomplishes so many things read more
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Venneh
Sep 24, 2007
Title: Paradise Kiss

Manga/Anime: Paradise Kiss was originally a manga created by Ai Yazawa (famous for Nana), and ran in the Japanese fashion magazine Zipper from the April 2000 issue to the March 2004 issue. Five volumes have been compiled, and all have been released, both in Japan, and Stateside from Tokyopop.

The anime was produced by Studio Madhouse (famous for Death Note, Paranoia Agent, and Devil May Cry, among others), directed by Osamu Kobayashi (who also directed Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad and Kimagure Orange Road), and ran on Japanese TV from October 13th, 2005 to December 29th, 2005. It has been licensed Stateside by read more
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