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Paradise Kiss

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: parakiss
Japanese: パラダイス・キス


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)


Score: 7.951 (scored by 41,999 users)
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Ranked: #5962
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Popularity: #617
Members: 78,143
Favorites: 1,664
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Episodes: /12


Yukari is a typical high-school student who listens to her parents and attends school everyday. As she starts to question her way of life, she encounters a group of fashion design students who have a clothing label known as "Paradise Kiss". The group needs to find a model to showcase their designs in an up-coming fashion show and decides to pick Yukari. Initially, Yukari is reluctant to be associated with this seemingly eccentric group, but eventually she realises they are really nice people. Furthermore, their passion and enthusiasm to follow their ideals and dreams make Yukari realise that she has not been enjoying her life and thus motivates her to pursue her own dreams. The story follows Yukari as she gets involved in the group and eventually falls in love with the leader, George.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Yamamoto, Kouji
Yamamoto, Kouji
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

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Studio
Atelier (アトリエ)
Oct 14, 2005
2 Illumination
Illumination (イルミネーション)
Oct 20, 2005
3 Kiss
Oct 28, 2005
4 George
George (ジョージ)
Nov 4, 2005
5 Mother
Nov 11, 2005

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"♥Lonely in Gorgeous♥" by Tommy february6

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"Do You Want To" by Franz Ferdinand

More reviewsReviews

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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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?

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.

A little funny looking at times, but the art is definitely nice. Sexy looking read more
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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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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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