Paradise Kiss
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Paradise Kiss

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Synonyms: ParaKiss
Japanese: パラダイス・キス
English: Paradise Kiss
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 48
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 23, 1999 to Mar 22, 2003
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: School School, Visual Arts Visual Arts
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Zipper
Authors: Yazawa, Ai (Story & Art)


Score: 8.291 (scored by 2049920,499 users)
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Ranked: #3102
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Popularity: #309
Members: 50,520
Favorites: 2,529


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MangaZipperYazawa, Ai (Story & Art)
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After two eccentrically dressed individuals ambush her, high school student Yukari Hayasaka promptly passes out due to shock. She soon awakens to find herself surrounded by even more strangely dressed people in the basement studio of Paradise Kiss—a fashion design club composed of four students from Yazawa School for the Arts. Although it seems like Yukari has been kidnapped, the older students explain that they only approached her to see if she would model their collection for an upcoming fashion show.

Being a senior with a busy schedule, Yukari furiously rejects the group's offer. But when she drops her student passbook in her haste to leave, the ringleader of the group, George Koizumi, picks it up and uses it as a means to coerce Yukari into considering their request. After hearing about the other members' unbridled ambition, Yukari is inspired to reevaluate her own circumstances and eventually agrees to help them out.

Now as Paradise Kiss' model, Yukari must learn to balance her new responsibilities with her hectic personal life. However, the more time she spends with George and the rest of the team, the harder it becomes for her to avoid getting swept up in the glitz and glamor of the fashion world.

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Paradise Kiss was published in English by Tokyopop from May 21, 2002 to March 9, 2004. Due to Tokyopop dissolving in 2011, Vertical Inc. acquired the publishing rights and republished the entire series in three volumes from September 25, 2012 to March 5, 2013.

The manga received a live-action film adaptation produced by Fox International, which was released in Japan on June 4, 2011. A mobile game based on the series was published by Hot Pod on June 6, 2011.

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Dec 2, 2023
ok, so, im a aizawa bitch and im straight by the way lol; its just a masterpiece i cannot expland in precisive words but let's imagine this:
-you got 5 volums to create a whole world and carachters and arts and history to make something come alive out of that, otherwise the major thought will be about how short this material is and because of that u wouldn't be able to absorb much things of that
-with only 5 volums to introduce me to what is the concept of fashion and love, she got ...
Jul 27, 2017
Mixed Feelings
For the first time in a long while, my endeavor to find good women's manga ended with a positive result. Even though I'm still not exactly thrilled this was a nice way to expand horizons.

Art: Gotta say, while there are lots of pretty, close shots of beautiful characters in the flashy outfits, everything else is rather awful.
While some drawings like chapter and volume covers, as well as occasional manga panels have more or less realistic proportions, the rest of the manga is filled with skeleton people trying to hide inside skin bags with various degrees of success. It's inconsistent but it's probably a ...
Nov 20, 2021
As someone who has engaged with Ai Yazawa’s works like NANA, Tenshi Nanka ja Nai (I’m Not an Angel), and Kagen no Tsuki (Last Quarter), I am very familiar with what she is capable of. Ai Yazawa has the power to write characters who are flawed but you still feel for them and want them to be well, even if you don’t agree with all their decisions. Characters who you look forward to seeing how their journey ahead will be like. Characters who aren’t pretentious and are truly doing their best at what they strive towards. So after about eight weeks of waiting to borrow ...

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