Paradise Kiss, Volume 1
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-proclaimed fashion mavens calling themselves "Paradise Kiss." Yukari suddenly finds herself in the roller coaster life of the... show more
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-proclaimed fashion mavens calling themselves "Paradise Kiss." Yukari suddenly finds herself in 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.
Publish date: May 14th 2002
Pages no: 181
Edition language: English
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Series: Paradise Kiss (#1)
It is an interesting manga, although I was expecting more of the world of fashion, which I guess it will be in the following chapters. Yukari is funny and kinda clumsy character, but she forgets too soon 'her true love' and falls rather quickly for George. The guys at the studio (the rocker, the lol...
That artwork could improve (I think I have a thing for the cute large-eyed type mangas).And at first I was majorly hoping for something between Arashi and "Caroline" but I like George too.(Never liked Hiro. He seems a bit evil.)But I can't believe where this left off with Caroline and George!I can't...
Cute start to a series. I like that character dynamics. Ai Yazawa has that skill down nicely. The story focus on a girl named Yukari who is a hardworking student who tries hard to please her parents. She meets some students of a nearby art school and they ask her to model their clothing the creat...
This is good stuff. I got a self-insert feeling from it, but the environment she is in is so wonderfully crafted, it don't matter, because you want to be her tooo. Maybe. Unless any kind of entitled whiny Mary Sue vibe pisses you off. Seriously though, if you like Ai Yazawa's other stuff, this is ju...
Paradise Kiss is one of my favorite manga series. It has a great romance and I love Ai Yazawa's artistic style.