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
Theme: School School
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Zipper
Authors: Yazawa, Ai (Story & Art)


Score: 8.271 (scored by 1656616,566 users)
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Ranked: #3022
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Popularity: #340
Members: 37,685
Favorites: 1,895

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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)


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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Jun 22, 2008
SeerQueen (All reviews)
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
Sep 17, 2012
Brandan526 (All reviews)
For the manga I think it has a good story line and it keeps on rolling forward and does not stall I am disappointed in the ending I thort that it could have be better.
Like she could have got back with George after wearing some of his close for a shoot or samthing but overall it was a good read.

Jan 21, 2011
UKyun (All reviews)
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
Aug 18, 2015
taiyakicute (All reviews)
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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