90 of 59 chapters read
After completing the book, like me, you'll understand how overly simplified, or even warped the description is. Since I read this before I even had a MAL account, when I read they're description, I thought that I wasn't picking the correct manga! I mean, like other shoujo fangirls, I must've read dozens of cliche mangas that were about "A jerk pervert hot guy seducing a quiet, innocent girl where the girl does nothing but cry for no reason" (if you are a fangirl/guy just think about it if you disagree). Yes, if you have read this, you would know that she does cry a lot, but it's not like where you just wanna pop in the page and slap her, because, well maybe just for me, I can sympathize with her. She has legit stuff to cry about, not about "You were talking to that GIRL cashier about getting the receipt or not! You bastard!". Also, the guy is not a jerk pervert. He's actually a dream guy through out the whole thing. Although he was [super] violent, he still had so many compelling factors to over power the bad ones. I say that and yet... I wouldn't want to split them up if I had been a rival to either of them. The author really made me feel like they were in love. Not the cheesy kind either like "I just get jealous because I love you, don't talk to another girl again or I'll tie you to the end of a car and drive to Canada with you still on it. (btw this is a continuation of the first quoty thing)". Both of them get jealous of course, but as I said, not for stupid reasons. Anyway, I'll stop my babbling and give you an overview of the things I needed to rate.
Fantastic. I'm a dork so, I stayed up all night reading this. Alluring, interesting, surprising, and heart beat acceleration. Whatever adjectives (or descriptive verbs I guess) you can say, this book has it! You should know that the story is not only very sad, but it's also really violent. But seeing that I, the girl who can't actually kill a fly because she's afraid it might... *ahem*... eat her (it could happen), got through it, I think that you can too.
I say 11 because I won't settle for 10. Maybe it's just me, but through out the book I had romanticized how much the mangaka had put into some of the astonishing artwork! It was dreamy even if it was on a small page. Perhaps it because me abilities with art is, lets say... at a 5 year old level, so maybe I'm over exaggerating, but I don't think so. The only thing I should tell you is that if you can only appreciate 'cute' art, then don't bother looking at beautiful, proportionate people. Then please stop looking here.
As I said earlier, the author had put the hate in the right place. And the characters that you should like, actually you begin to admire. Their love had withstood so much, and yet they're still together. If you don't understand, please start reading the book!
It was a wonderful experience I want to get again. These kind of Mangas don't come out to often.
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26 of 29 chapters read
48 of 48 chapters read
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 model for them in the next fashion show. When she finally accepts, she meets George a handsome designer and the head of the "Para Kiss" clothing line, Miwako who works with george and wants to start her own fashion line like her sister, Arashi who is miwakos boyfriend and plays in a rock back, Isabella who is the "mother" of the group, and Tokumori Yukaris friend at school.
The events that happen are unpredictable, the story is well said, the characters are appealing, and the art is captivating! I really enjoyed this and you might too.
(WARNING: THE SLIGHTIEST SLIGHT SLIGHT BIT OF ECCHINESS IS IN HERE! BUT NOT TOO MUCH NOT GRAPHIC AT ALL!) read more
47 of 47 episodes seen
1. You really are scared about what is going to happen next
2. There's a really well illustrated awkward moment that your heart just won't stop beating
3. You really don't want the book to end!
Well, all of these things happen in "Nana". It has a realistic and original story-line that just grasps you. It has an amazing love story with twists and turns all over the place.
The only people I would recommend this too is hard core teen shojo readers. Mostly because the book is a bit unorthodox. read more