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by Ai YazawaParadise kiss


I love paradise kiss. I think its really good.

This comic is widely read not only in Japan, but in many countries around the world. The Paradise Kiss manga has been translated from Japanese to at least nine different languages, Chinese (Taiwan and Hong Kong), Korean, French, Italian, Polish, Thai, German, Spanish and English. The English version is published by TOKYOPOP.

Yukari Hayasaka lives the typical life of a Japanese high school senior. She is constantly under the stress of her mother, Tomoko, who desperately wants her to succeed as a student. Walking the streets, Yukari is accosted by Arashi Nagase who tells her she has the perfect look. Shocked by his bizarre appearance and uncomprehending of his intentions, Yukari tries to escape, but bumps into Isabella, is "captured" by her, faints, and is brought to the Paradise Kiss atelier.

She regains consciousness in the studio and meets the kind and childlike Miwako, Arashi's girlfriend. The trio explains that they are students at the unique art school Yazawa Gakuen, and they ask her to be their model for the school's annual fashion show. At first she angrily declines and leaves in a huff, dropping her student handbook.

Soon after, she meets their eccentric leader/designer, George, who under the guise of returning the ID book, introduces Yukari to the world of fashion, to the world of Paradise Kiss. Drawn by the allure of Paradise Kiss members' determination and George's charisma, Yukari is quickly swept off her feet and into the cut-throat world of fashion and romance.

Volumes: 5 (complete) http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=1144

Published by: Tokyopop & Vertical

Anime Episodes: 12*

This series has also live action drama released

Yukari Hayasaka (早坂紫, Yukari Hayasaka?)
A high school student who is tired of her meaningless and repetitive life moulded by her up-tight mother, she ends up modelling for Paradise Kiss after being kidnapped. She is often referred to as "Caroline" by Miwako.
Voiced by: Yu Yamada (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (English)

George Koizumi (小泉譲二, Koizumi Jōji?)
An eccentric but handsome student of Yazagaku who has an extraordinary talent as a fashion designer. He has a lot of extravagant ideas, which are not always accepted by the general public. He wants Yukari to become a real and independent woman.
Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)

Miwako Sakurada (櫻田実和子, Sakurada Miwako?)
A student of Yazagaku who works with George to run their own brand, Paradise Kiss. She is the younger sister of the creator of the Happy Berry brand, Mikako Kouda, who was the protagonist of Gokinjo Monogatari. She is very sweet and cute, and tends to act in a rather childlike manner.
Voiced by: Marika Matsumoto (Japanese), Jolie Jackson (English)

Arashi Nagase (永瀬嵐, Nagase Arashi?)
Miwako's boyfriend and a student of Yazagaku who also works with George to run Paradise Kiss. He is the son of a musician and a guitarist in a punk band. He tends to act rough, but can be very caring. He also has quite an assortment of facial piercings. Son of Kanzaki Risa, who is a good friend of Mikako Kouda, also from Gokinjo Monogatari.
Voiced by: Shunsuke Mizutani (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (English)

Daisuke "Isabella" Yamamoto (山本大助, Yamamoto Daisuke?)
A very tall, mysterious, transgendered Yazagaku student, who has been a good friend of George's since childhood. Isabella prefers to be thought of as a woman, and is mortified when referred to as her birth name 'Daisuke'.
Voiced by: Chiharu Suzuka (Japanese), Mari Devon (English)

Hiroyuki Tokumori (徳森浩行, Tokumori Hiroyuki?)
Yukari's classmate, as well as the object of her affections at the beginning of the story. Hiroyuki was once in love with Miwako, but Arashi forbid her from seeing him. He is very intelligent and handsome. He eventually falls for Yukari. Son of Gokinjo Monogatari character, Hiroaki Tokumori a.k.a "Toku-chan".
Voiced by: Noriyuki Uchino (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

Kaori Aso (麻生香, Asō Kaori?)
A former Yazagaku student who is now studying abroad. She has romantic feelings for her old friend George, but knows that he is not the type to make a woman happy.
Voiced by: Miho Saiki


The opening of paradise kiss






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Guest dreamskye.

Ah! this was one of my fav mangas

i loved the ending where she got all the dresses

it was so sweet! ^^

wish they had a sequel or something... :lol:

i highly recommend reading this!!

lolz, can't believe no one started a PK thread until now...

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one of my favorties. when i first saw the cover of the manga i didnt think twice about reading it. i thought to myself-"meh, seems to me like some goth lolita shoujo that i shouldnt waste my money on" i laugh at myself now for thinking that. paradise kiss is not just any other love story. its sad, funny, and ill say it- deep lol. you'll fall in love with the characters, laugh, and cry with them. A MUST READ AND WATCH!

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I didn't know Vertical released omnibus version of this one! sweet. I've got this series on my wishlist now and the covers are beautiful.
I wish Gokinjo Monogatari was licensed too. It's my second favourite Yazawa series after NANA.

Now that I think of it, only 2 books from Yazawa have been licensed! shocker.

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