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Paradise Kiss  
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Description
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 fashion-obsessed artists who call 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' own exclusive clothing model.

In this manga we meet characters from Gokinjo Monogatari like Mikako (and her little sister, Miwako - she's in the "ParaKiss" group) and Arashi's father (only a poster, but still), as well as new characters like Isabella.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Gokinjo Monogatari (Adapted From)

Associated Names
パラダイス・キス
天堂之吻
ParaKiss

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.2 by Parakiss (2835d ago)
v.1 c.10+Omake by Parakiss (3023d ago)
v.2 c.1 by Parakiss (3023d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1
Ends at Vol 5

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (922 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 28th 2013, 9:20am PST


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Year
1999

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Zipper (Shodensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
TokyoPop (5 Volumes - Complete)
Vertical (3 Omnibus - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #807 increased(+150)
Monthly Pos #1449 decreased(-35)
3 Month Pos #1599 increased(+9)
6 Month Pos #1631 decreased(-23)

List Stats
On 358 reading lists
On 633 wish lists
On 2624 completed lists
On 77 unfinished lists
On 267 custom lists

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Makes my heart clench so much!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bebelala-chan
April 11th, 2012, 9:14am
Art is great! I mean Yazawa-Sensei just have this thing on her drawings that makes it so gorgeous. It's not cute, it's bizzare, Beautiful.

Story was as my subject say, Makes my heart clench so much! It was so full of drama that almost every chapter tears keep rolling down my eyes. Well, maybe because I sometimes see myself on Caroline, but I know it's not just that. The story just appeals to me so bad that I'll probably never forget about it my entire life biggrin

I gave a 9 because of it's bittersweet ending. I mean, i love bittersweet ending but Coraline have been through a lot of hardship the entire manga so I hope for a better ending for her. But I guess. It's too late to hope now none
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Paradise Kiss   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by nadl-chan
March 4th, 2012, 4:20am
This is really a bittersweet manga and i love it.
I gave it only a 9.9 , because I felt when I gave it a 10 I really would have to admit that the ending was the best for Yukari and George (I really thik it was for the best, BUT...)
So this is one of the most touching manga I ever read!
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Paradise Kiss!   
Rating: N/A
by ayanechan
January 23rd, 2012, 4:48am
Oh gosh i'm depressed reading this. The main character really grows though i can tell you this, i think i've fallen in love with her only really late in this series and to tell you the truth i don't like George, so i'm happy about the way it ended. I think it's really interesting how George's character kind of changed drastically in volume two but regardless its a good manga...if a bit sad XD
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nahhh   
Rating: N/A
by Cady94
January 1st, 2012, 2:10am
There was a Japanese movie made based on this and trust me, it was so much more amazing! She actually ends up with the right guy in it! wink haha The manga was okay (the art=amazing!) but the movie made it SO much better! ^^
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Gripping   
Rating: N/A
by XileDragon
October 29th, 2011, 12:30pm
An extremely strong, gripping manga that truly captivates the reader's attention for the entire ride. 5 volumes felt short, but at the time very fitting for the story it tells. The heart-wrenching nature of the ending is not for everyone, and certainly wasn't for me: it left me with a tremendous bittersweet and sad feeling. However, I can understand the logic behind it, and it does not take away from the quality of this masterpiece.
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Gorgeous   
Rating: N/A
by blublaise
August 24th, 2011, 8:43pm
I absolutely fell in love with this series. It's so touching...

The art was breathtaking. I loved it. It fits the story perfectly, and the clothing designs really piqued my interest. The main characters are gorgeous. It's almost as if everything in this manga is beautiful.

The story was absolutely breathtaking as well. There was not one slow moment. George and Yukari's relationship was absolutely gripping, that I often found myself falling in love with both of them. The other characters' were all very lovable and contributed a lot of awesomeness to the story. The ending almost made me cry...

I recommend this series!
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amazing   
Rating: N/A
by strawberriez880
July 7th, 2011, 6:11am
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paradise kiss couldn't have ended any better. ever since volume 3, i knew that george and yukari wouldn't stay together. their personalities just clash too much. if they did stay together, then the whole story of Paradise would be pointless, really. and there'd be no end to yukari and george's fights. on the other hand, i'm so glad arashi and miwako didn't break up. i almost expected miwako to ditch arashi for hiro, but anyway.

im too lazy to say anything else, so ill leave it at this. oh and, if you're the type of person who hates non-stereotypical manga, stay away from Parakiss. it'd be too much for your fantasy fillled brain.
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A Must Read !   
Rating: N/A
by Crazycat_kiss
June 13th, 2011, 9:16am
Beautifull, funny and touching... a great manga in my point of view
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lovely   
Rating: N/A
by suitopi
March 24th, 2011, 5:02pm
When my friend recommended this to me, I laughed and rejected it because I was a total fashion geek (yes, I drew and made my own clothes) and thought that this manga was inferior to my apparently amazing skills (yes, I am making fun of myself).

Recently, I picked it up because I was bored, and it really blew me away. Whatever reality is, I do not know. I will not generalize and call it romantic or realistic, but Yukari's situation itself held both adjectives and won more empathy than I really expected to give.

and this might sound stuck up but..

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the whole time he was being depressed I kept yelling "GO COUTURE, GO COUTURE! NOT EVERYTHING IS RTW YOU IDIOT. JUST WORK HARDER ASDFGHJKL;"

and then she finally broke it to him that he could actually work hard and get a chance.

That was probably was irritated me the most, haha.


If you're looking for a fluffy, romantic get-away, this is something you should probably avoid.

Oh and,

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As much as I wanted a happy ending with Yukari and George, I'm really happy they didn't end up together. I just feel that it wouldn't have been healthy for either of them... Maybe this is not why Yazawa split them, but I think it carries a good message about mentally abusive relationships. Okay, public service announcement done.
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great ending   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 1love
February 3rd, 2011, 5:53pm
This manga is like my guilty pleasure. I rarely find this type of dramatic shoujo/josei romance engaging, since most of them tend to be a bit over-the-top, but this one really got me - I finished it years ago and still come back and reread it once in a while. The art is beautiful; the story is actually pretty engaging; the characters are dramatic and silly and somehow lovable and have good development; the ending was amazing and a bit heartbreaking and happened at just the right time. Overall a great work from Yazawa Ai; I prefer this much more than her other works.
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