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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

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.2 by Parakiss (3666d ago)
v.1 c.10+Omake by Parakiss (3853d ago)
v.2 c.1 by Parakiss (3853d 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
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1007 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 14th 2016, 7:04am PST


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Year
1999

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Feel Young (Shodensha)
Zipper (Shodensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Tokyopop (5 Volumes - Complete)
Vertical (3 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #653 increased(+252)
Monthly Pos #1198 increased(+262)
3 Month Pos #1651 decreased(-14)
6 Month Pos #1671 decreased(-83)

List Stats
On 401 reading lists
On 717 wish lists
On 2880 completed lists
On 87 unfinished lists
On 333 custom lists

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Kewl   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sphear
May 20th, 2012, 5:36pm
I'm an easy rater, but trust me, this manga is worth your time. I'd consider it a good old 19s manga for sure. The art is definitely unique, and so are the characters and the situations they're put through. Much originality to indulge on, hm, hm.

It has its own style. The ending was pretty bitter-sweet, but I think it was not a bad way of ending the story. I have to include - I'm just really grateful to this mangaka for not making her characters all sterotypical and shit.

... Last updated on August 13th, 2012, 11:57am
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9/10 but 1 Point Penalty = 8/10   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Meins
May 4th, 2012, 10:31pm
Art is not bad (and mean more an British "not bad" than anything else *g*). Objects are drawn good, faces have not very much distinguished features and the range of expressions are limited. But overall OK.

The story is good, the characters have noticeable own personal motivations and own goals.
I really like the story. It's not happy story, a story that could happen in real live. Even the one main character is only 18, the story is very mature (well it's Josei after all). The Ending is appropriate and good but the last 11 pages are completely unnecessary. On the last 11 pages you can read what happens 10 years after this story. It seams that the author is weak-willed and dare not to let a strong ending standing alone. The 11 pages didn't destroy anything, they are only unnecessary. What happens in 6 months or 10 years is simply a different story.

I give a penalty point to the author for two reasons: first, i didn't like the meta-talking. This thing when characters begin to talk about how many panels they have left for this chapter, or complaining that they have not enough appearance in the manga and there like more.
Second and more importantly: the author is recycling old characters from old stories.This happened in this manga also. I thing it's boring. Arashi, Miwako and Hiroyuki were a love-triangle in a other manga. In volume 4, out of the blue and without a real connection to main story, the author begins something like "and now we continue the story of this 3 Lovers". I could almost follow what and why they say things to each other but some hints could only readers of the old manga understand. It is a very bad style for storyteller if you begin a side story which don't connect to the main story (OK, there is a connection in the way that the 3 were side characters in the main story but this lame), the outcome of this side story has no influence on the main story what ever. If you think as a marketing chef this is a very good move to get some readers interested in the old manga. For a Storyteller this is only very, very bad style.

Besides this penalty point(s), i can only recommend this manga. smile
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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   
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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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