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Paradise Kiss  
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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 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.


Related Series
Gokinjo Monogatari (Adapted From)

Associated Names
Ателье Paradise Kiss

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.2 by Parakiss (4149d ago)
v.1 c.10+Omake by Parakiss (4336d ago)
v.2 c.1 by Parakiss (4336d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Tankoubon - Complete)
4 Volume (Bunkoban - Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1028 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 14th 2017, 3:44pm PST



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Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)

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

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #537 increased(+198)
Monthly Pos #1061 increased(+132)
3 Month Pos #1391 increased(+177)
6 Month Pos #1692 increased(+14)

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On 420 reading lists
On 748 wish lists
On 2969 completed lists
On 90 unfinished lists
On 362 custom lists

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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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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!
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why oh why?   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by fictionalscience
November 5th, 2007, 7:31am
I love this manga, I really do. I finished this manga in just a few days, sometimes laughing, sometimes crying, sometimes worrying about how the end will turn out, sometimes all three at once. But the ending... oh... the ENDING!!! Yes, it's realistic, but I don't like it sad . It makes me wish the story is longer, although I do realize that the length and the ending of the story is written this way to deliver a certain message about "first love" and "growing up". Still... I want more George!!! He's definitely the hero of this story.
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by xxanime_junkyxx
October 26th, 2007, 8:55pm
this is probably my most favorite manga of all time. Paradise Kiss was the first manga I have ever read, and even after reading so much manga, I have not been able to find anything like this! The characters are so utterly realistic and they are glorified in all their flaws. Yukari is perhaps the most realistic, she is uncertain of what she wants to do in her life, and when she is given the chance to choose after complaining so much, she has no clue what to do with all the freedom. Being overwhelmed with all that is going around her, she is completely lost in the world she is in now, and of course the hunk George <3

The story that was created was so realistic in the sense that everything in life doesn't really work out the way we want it to now does it? That is a harsh reality, and I think that was one of the main themes Yazawa was trying to portray in this story.

Beautiful piece of work, beautiful storyline which you can easily become emotionally attached to. In fact, I'm rereading the whole series for the 3rd time, I can't get enough of it!
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by era7890
September 11th, 2007, 4:48am
NOOOOOOOOOOOO....what happen to george!!!
ahhhhhhh..i wanna scream..
it was great but whyyy!!!!
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I don't like...   
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by syne
July 24th, 2007, 10:15am
...when manga brings me back to the reality of things, they're supposed to help me escape. But still, I recommend it, and Gokinjo Monogatari too, of course.
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Too bad it's only 5 volumes..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chowmein_x0
June 19th, 2007, 11:12am
I was quite disappointed after I read the 5th volume knowing that it will be over. This is one of my favorites, it's up there on my top 5 and it's a must read!! Argghh Ai Yazawa, must you corrupt me?!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonie
February 2nd, 2007, 5:44pm
i wish she would have kept going with it, but i understand she would want to focus on nana more.. i'm in love with NANA! but of course, i would have loved more plot development TT__TT the fashion aspect of the manga was awesome!!
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by atrachan
November 23rd, 2006, 1:18pm
makes me feel like i'm in love , ittai ii kimochiiiiiiiiii ( ´─`) ...
are the same thing as Nana YAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY XD
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She could improve it better.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by same
October 14th, 2006, 2:52pm
Ai Yazawa stopped working on ParaKiss because of Nana, so the last volume was written with a lot of haste, because she wanted to improve and to concentrate just on Nana.
I really like the story and the character, anyway.
Miwako is sooo soft <3
8/10, a good job wasted.
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