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Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 48
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 23, 1999 to Mar 22, 2003
Authors: Yazawa, Ai (Story & Art)
Serialization: Zipper

Statistics

Score: 8.341 (scored by 10932 users)
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Ranked: #2712
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Popularity: #226
Members: 20,205
Favorites: 1,344
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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /48

Synopsis

Yukari wants nothing more than to make her parents happy by studying hard and getting into a good college. One afternoon, however, she is kidnapped by a group of self-styled fashionistas calling themselves "Paradise Kiss." Yukari suddenly finds herself flung into the roller-coaster life of the fashion world, guided by George, art-snob extraordinaire. In a glamorous makeover of body, mind and soul, she is turned from a hapless bookworm into her friends 22 own exclusive clothing model.

(Source: Tokyopop)

Background

Paradise Kiss was published in English by Tokyopop from May 21, 2002 to March 9, 2004. Due to Tokyopop dissolving, Vertical Inc. acquired publishing rights to the series and republished the entire series into three volumes from September 25, 2012 to March 5, 2013.

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Characters

Koizumi, George
Koizumi, George
Main
Sakurada, Miwako
Sakurada, Miwako
Main
Hayasaka, Yukari
Hayasaka, Yukari
Main
Nagase, Arashi
Nagase, Arashi
Main
Yamamoto, Isabella
Yamamoto, Isabella
Main
Kouda, Mikako
Kouda, Mikako
Supporting
Yamaguchi, Tsutomu
Yamaguchi, Tsutomu
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

SeerQueen
Jun 22, 2008
Whenever I read "Nana" from manga-ka Ai Yazawa, I feel suckered into a world that, not only is fantastic, but is completely relatable... She has a knack for producing characters that are flawed, human. And make them likable... One doesn't realize the skill of an author so much when just given one example of their work, and, since I had only read the "Nana" manga (and absolutely love it, despite its flaws) I wasn't able to see just how good Ai Yazawa's pacing and storytelling can be... :)

"Paradise Kiss", an amalgamation of a love for fashion and love in general, is, as a whole, a read more
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Maz-Maz
Feb 12, 2011
Hayasaka Yukari, is your average highschool nerd that wants to go to Tokyo University. She's studious, and people think she's 'hot' (I put quotation marks because in my eyes... Not so much).

WHY? Why, couldn't the author think of any other less stereotypical character?

*Weeps*

Then, like aliens from somewhere VERY very faraway, enter Yazawa School for Arts senior year students who are in desperate need of a model for the clothes competition held yearly in their school.

So now we have two separate groups of people. WILL they EVER work together for some ridiculous common goal. I bet five (enter currency here) that they will.

They take read more
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taiyakicute
Aug 18, 2015
Paradise Kiss is a josei manga written by the mangaka of the famous Nana. It is apparently a sequel to a previous work of hers, Gokinjo Monogatari, which I wasn't aware about until after I already started reading (oops). This is only my 2nd time reading a josei manga (shoujo reader all the way), but I still found this one quite enjoyable.

Yukari is a senior in high school who has known studying all of her life. One day, however, she is kidnapped by a group of fashion designers who believe that she would be the perfect model for the next fashion show. Even though she read more
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UKyun
Jan 21, 2011
If your like me, you probably like deeper mangas then the ever so cliche tale of a innocent high school girl who falls in love with the nice guy and then falls in love with the guy who she has constantly insults while he is chasing after her. It scares me too how I kind of got the gist of most shojo mangas (Although, I must say that to those kind of stories, Im addicted ^.^).
Anyway, Paradise kiss is about this unwelcoming, smart, attractive, and tightly wound girl, yukari, who meets her fate when a student of a fashion school asks her to read more
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