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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
قبلة الجنة
파라다이스 키스

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.2 by Parakiss (3583d ago)
v.1 c.10+Omake by Parakiss (3770d ago)
v.2 c.1 by Parakiss (3770d 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

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1002 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 14th 2016, 3:43am 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 #774 increased(+181)
Monthly Pos #1320 increased(+20)
3 Month Pos #1442 increased(+46)
6 Month Pos #1565 decreased(-89)

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On 396 reading lists
On 715 wish lists
On 2861 completed lists
On 87 unfinished lists
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Paradise Kiss   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by luzzz
September 1st, 2008, 5:19am
This manga is wonderful. It's one of those that I can just read over and over again. The ending was realistic and fitting. Characters were all very well developed, and I could easily relate to them. The pacing and length of the story is also just about right. Highly recommended to anyone who is into josei or romance. The ending might not be everyone's cup of tea but the ride more than makes up for it.

Also, Ai Yazawa has an innate sense of style. If the storyline doesn't catch your interest, then the fashion definitely will!
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Worth the hype   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by surabhi147
July 28th, 2008, 9:14am
I read ParaKiss only because of recommendations...I wasn't disappointed, not at all. Exactly a manga I would want to read once more (despite the fact that I hated it when George left Yukari, but then again, they weren't meant to be, I guess). The story was fantastic. I think it was really about Yukari breaking the conforming rules of society (you have to be a doctor/lawyer/engineer to earn some money, a job you can rely on, etc) - instead of choosing to go to college like her mother planned it for her, she chose a career in modelling. It was pretty cool how she stood up to her mother.

And of course, it was so realistic, esp. the whole things don't go as planned thing. All the situations were real - none of the ordinary shoujo fluff. And how can I forget the fashions of each individual??!?? It was so cool!!! I'm working on getting Miwako's look right!

I really liked this manga and will definitely read more of Yazawa's works someday. Meanwhile...READ IT IF YOU HAVEN'T!!!!
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why?   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by paradisekiss
July 8th, 2008, 4:28pm
i liked the manga! the art and fashion is amazing, the characters are cute and lovable, and the plot is good. of course the ending was somewhat sad....and i semi-dont like it either. this is manga, where you imagination runs wild and you can escape from reality....i dont want it to be REALISTIC!!!! but this is still a great manga, but it was kinda rushed. you should read this!
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waaaaah!!! Why'd it haveta end???   
Rating: N/A
by Disremembrance
May 24th, 2008, 11:26am
I guess considering how George's and Caroline's relationship went, that ending would end as it did, but it left me wanting more.
Beautiful artwork, amazing culture shock, it has a great over-all appeal.
Good for a laugh, if you're a goofy sap like me.

... Last updated on May 24th, 2008, 11:27am
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Oh, my love <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gigglemepiink
May 7th, 2008, 8:05pm
I could write a book on why I love parakiss (In fact, I got through about 2 paragraphs before my better judgement told me to quit while I'm behind, lol).

In tech terms, the art and fashion is amazing and it defies shoujo stereotypes with emotionally complex characters and the perfect plot (no matter what others may say about the ending, the ending made it what it is).

Simply put, it's the kind of manga you could read over and over. And it's so true to life that I've cried, laughed out loud, swooned, etc. every time I have read it over. Each time I finish it, I feel like I've discovered something new and insightful.

Ten!
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Better than I thought..   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by renees
March 20th, 2008, 3:04pm
I was wondering for a long time should I read this or not because of its sad ending that many had complained about. Well, finally I read it...... yeah, I admit, it WAS kinda depressing, BUT after all, I really think that George cared a lot about Yukari (Caroline). So that makes me feel better, because I know it wasn't just a one-sided love. For me the ending was.. well let's just say it was okay. I would've wanted a different ending, but the manga was great anyway. *thumbs up*
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Beautiful & Bittersweet....   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Xnova
March 13th, 2008, 9:45am
ParaKiss has one of the most beautiful and bittersweet endings I have come across in reading any romance mangas. The artwork is absolutely fantastic, the development between the characters are done with just the right touch of emotions, enough romance to make your heart wince at the final ending but not overtly soppy. What I love most about this series are the characters, they are real and i think anyone who has read it can identified with them on some level; I also really like the styling of the characters! They really have a kickass wardrobe!!! Highly recommended !!
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Ending   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by Twilight_Moon
February 10th, 2008, 7:36pm
Paradise Kiss is a breathtaking manga. The ending - it was realistic, it was fitting and it was beautiful. It really does show cruel reality and how you sometimes have to let go to move on. I also love how the characters don't have completely defined personalities - like real life. It's not like some shoujo manga sterotypical heroine - instead we see layers of emotions, feelings that all contradict with one another strongly in the hero and heroine.

Read it if you haven't already.
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Amazing   
Rating: N/A
by kumquat
January 27th, 2008, 4:28pm
contrary to what others say i think the ending was perfect. if it had ended like every other manga it wouldn't be as amazing as it is right now. i wouldn't have minded if it was a bit longer but just not too much longer. maybe the fact that it's so short added to the magic that is paradise kiss.
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Why?!   
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by Syk759
December 27th, 2007, 10:17pm
I absolutely fell in love with the artwork.
The artwork entranced me and the plot line captured me and didn't let go. Keeping me interested yet impatient for some things to just, well, happen.
The characters were realistic and not all fake and dream-like, like most stories about college students.
It showed Yukari's hesitation and inner feelings perfectly.
After all, humans aren't perfect.

However(now that I'm done acting all haughty), I can't believe what happened at the end.
I know, I know, life lessons, first lov, letting itgo...but still, what's up with that?! This is a manga not reality!
*whines*
George...
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