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Paradise Kiss

Alternative Titles

English: Paradise Kiss
Synonyms: ParaKiss
Japanese: Paradise kiss


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2005 to Dec 30, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:35 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Fuji TV
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.881 (scored by 57,900 users)
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Ranked: #7582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #907
Members: 119,788
Favorites: 2,253


Nana and Paradise Kiss are similar in that they're both done by the same producers. This leads both shows to have a similar "drama" appeal. You're not quite sure what will happen to all the characters, even all the way up to the last couple minutes of the last episode. Both are directed toward more of the "girl" market, but they're entertaining enough for any type of drama/romance fan. 
report Recommended by Xinil
Anime adaptations of josei manga with an emphasis on fashion. One would assume this means most males should run far away with their anuses clenched and never look back, but no: they are strangely accessible and appealing even to the more manly males that frequent this site, such as myself. Seeing adult(ish) characters mentally dealing with the highs and lows of AN ACTUAL SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP IN ANIME!!111! is appealing in Paradise Kiss. Princess Jellyfish's fujoshi-in-a-boarding house freakout gag humour makes it more of a comedy than a drama and even more male-accessible as a consequence. And the fashion aspects are presented from the respective heroine's  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
They have the same feel, animation, and general story line. While Beck seems to appeal more to the Male audience, Paradise Kiss seems to be more towards the Female aspect 
report Recommended by spikesreign
Both of them are written by Ai Yazawa so the ambiance feels the same : a group of people making clothes themselves while trying to figure out their dreams. Romance is involved in both, and we follow more the relationship of the male and femal main characters. same kind of humor. If you liked Paradise Kiss, their is not doubt you will also like gokinjo monogatari. 
report Recommended by Chipie
I'd say Paradise Kiss is a more abstract version of Skip Beat, honestly. There are a few differences though. An example would be that in Skip Beat, the protagonist is an aspiring actress, while in Paradise Kiss, the protagonist is an aspiring model. As for the similarities, both protagonists originally have no interest in what they eventually begin to pursue. 
report Recommended by Em_Leingod
Both are about highschool girl that isn't close to anyone and just lives her dreary life until she meets the guy that shows her the joys of youth and helps her come out of her shell. Both focus on teenage girls feelings. ParaKiss is more about fashion, Sukinayo is more school-ish 
report Recommended by helensan
Both from the Noitamina programming block of Fuji TV, Hataraki Man and Paradise Kiss describe different professions but in the same way. If you want to know a little bit not only about fashion but also about journalism in Japan, and won't snore, these are a good choice. By all means the nice main characters bring these series together. 
report Recommended by Iahel
well.. it's my other favorite drama [without all the science-fiction-y unrealistic elements].. great animation, some of the best i've seen.. and the characters are solid.. romance, whatnot.. it's all there and my guess is that if you liked honey and clover you'd like this one as well. 
report Recommended by inoneoutheother
Both animes experience the realer elements of romance and touch on human natures obsession with love. Love isn't perfect is a recurring theme in both animes 
report Recommended by ali22605
Both contain social shut ins who become beautiful  
report Recommended by StarZero
Both shows revolve around a young, impressionable talent being pulled into a goal-oriented group of people by their charismatic, but emotionally manipulative leader. 
report Recommended by NavyCherub
both are mature, developed josei stories with really beautiful art/character design, both have a sophisticated, jazzy vibe, both draw the viewer in very early with great music/seiyuu... 
report Recommended by octal9
The protagonists in both of these stories come to know themselves better through their loves, and ultimately become strong women who are not going to collapse if their love falls through. They're about the empowerment of women without the loss of femininity and grace, and without degrading men. 
report Recommended by Gurkie
-Both are a very special love story -Rebellious heroines -Heroines have a lot of problems -Both heroes are handsome and popular:-)  
report Recommended by Gladarit
The art is very very similar. Both have romance, but Redline is more of an action film.  
report Recommended by bananahell
They are both coming of age stories. The protagonists are a group of art / design students. The stories focus on their love lifes. They both give of a nostalgic feeling about the struggles of youth. 
report Recommended by MoshiMoshiiih
They both deal with relationships and feelings on a level that's rare to find in anime. They both show the dark aspects as well as the lighter sides of life, and they both have well thought-out characters. I would definitely recommend them both! 
report Recommended by Aurakin
In both of them, the main girl character discovers that there's more to life than studying. Both girl characters also struggle to discover their true feelings, and both anime have romance in them. However, Paradise Kiss seems to be a more serious type of romance story whereas Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is much more light-hearted. 
report Recommended by tish92
It does not have the same aspects as Paradise, but it definitely has the drama It is another anime that takes a quite real approach to romance Kimi ga is probably more prone to tugging on people's emotions Also both Kimi and Paradise both lean on their story, instead of adding comic relief 
report Recommended by thereisonlyone
Story wise, these two shows are very different, but their art style and character design are very similar; and both feature great fashion design. 
report Recommended by TVC15
Light and funny, the two stories are different, but both are heartwarming and simply great. If you like one, you'll definitely appreciate the other one! 
report Recommended by as3
Both are stories about different spheres of entertainment/art, but the stories are very different 
report Recommended by as3
Although different, both stories explore the idea of pursuing your own dreams within the arts. Both have a very cute story, light humor and romance. 
report Recommended by as3
It has a similar theme in that both have stubborn and edgy girls, whose parents have high expectations for (one for her studies and the other for a rich husband), gets into a romantic relationship with rich 'bad boys'.  
report Recommended by xo_cl2
Mature and realistic slice of life, female point of view. If you enjoyed the slow pace and you are in one of those "look at yourself in the mirror" kind of moods this is exactly what you are looking for. Slightly nostalgic, bittersweet, very enjoyable watch. I really wish there was more like this! 
report Recommended by vampiricneko
Stories about group of friends that involves couple, who tries to put two together and one girly girl (?) ^^ 
report Recommended by Eriis
Both are similar in terms of animation and romance theme. 
report Recommended by MJSpice
I can compare Elemental Gelade and Paradise kiss in their arts style, not in story or whatever.. For me, the character design in Elemental Gelade is clean and pleasant to the eyes, but there's nothing particular about it compared to Paradise Kiss. It's got its charm, though. The swift change from normal to chibi characters feels natural in the context, and you also get to see exaggerated expressions on the characters' faces which is quite normal in anime. They all match their personalities. Seeing Coud does give you an impression of a naive young boy, while Rowen has a mature aura. 
report Recommended by hitsuki_kun
Both are mature, realistic dramas about life, romance and finding oneself. 
report Recommended by TVC15
The dramatic scenes and comedic animation breaks make the two similar...I highly recommend Parakiss. 
report Recommended by filanesekiss
Story of art, culture, and the lives of students are qualities these two shows share. Intrigue and insight into the world of idols and artists. 
report Recommended by zozero
Though not much resemblance, somehow these two had a similar feeling. A strong male leader and a girl who is in uncertain relationship - that's how I felt it. Besides, both were introduced in the noitaminA block. 
report Recommended by the_orange