Paradise Kiss

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Synonyms: ParaKiss
Japanese: Paradise kiss
English: Paradise Kiss
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2005 to Dec 30, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:35 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: SchoolSchool, Visual ArtsVisual Arts
Demographic: JoseiJosei
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.861 (scored by 9958699,586 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8672
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1067
Members: 229,837
Favorites: 4,600

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On her way home from school, Yukari Hayasaka is approached by a weird-looking guy who starts looking at her body intently. He's got blond spiky hair, a spiked choker, and multiple piercings on his ears and face. She wants nothing to do with him, and runs away, only to bump into a very tall and beautiful purple-haired woman with a flower pattern around her eye. Yukari faints from shock and wakes up later in a strange place called the Atelier. It turns out that these strangers are fashion designers who attend the most famous art school around, Yazawa Art Academy, and their group wants Yukari to model for their brand in Yazawa Academy's upcoming show.

Yukari turns down their offer and escapes the Atelier, but unknowingly leaves her school ID behind. George Koizumi, the head designer, later sees it and immediately knows she would be the perfect model for them and will not stop until he gets what he wants—and he wants her. Yukari had never considered something as frivolous as modeling before, but could life among these eccentric designers actually prove to be fun? Or will Yukari lose herself in this world of art and passion?

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Paradise Kiss aired on Fuji Television's noitaminA block.

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Opening Theme

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"♥Lonely in Gorgeous♥" by Tommy february6

Ending Theme

"Do You Want To" by Franz Ferdinand


Jun 28, 2008
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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 ...
Dec 7, 2016
Mixed Feelings
I finished paradise kiss in one day, which is quick for me even though there are only 12 episodes, but I can't say I liked watching it. It was inspiring, sure, and the art was great, but from the beginning to the end I felt an underlying bitterness that I couldn't get out of.


So, even though some of the interaction in paradise kiss was more realistic than in other shoujo anime, I never got to liking the characters. The main girl didn't really have anything going for her and her love interest was extremely selfish. The fact that they fell ...
Jun 6, 2017
I tried watching this a few years back and only got up to episode two before calling it quits. The only reason I went back and tried again was that I wanted to watch something similar to Nana. And I actually believed I could find an anime with a balance of story with actual intimacy without it being boring.

Sadly to say I didn't find what I was looking for.

I watched this dubbed but I'm sure watching it subbed wouldn't have mattered too much anyway. But for the dubbed version, the voice acting was so terrible that it took out any emotion they were trying to ...

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Plans for Live Action "Paradise Kiss"

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