Paradise Kiss

Name: Paradise Kiss
Mangaka: Yazawa, Ai

Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Licensed: Tokyopop
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Fashion/Psychological/Josei
Age Group: Teen

Summary: 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.

-From Mangaupdates

Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: Talking about classics, I have yet to review this gem despite promises made on Christmas. My bad!

So the graphics are very detailed and gorgeous. Ai Yazawa. There you go.

Storyline. So to be perfectly honest it is the EXACT same as the anime… except the ending is sorta different. Personally I prefer the manga ending but that’s just me. The characters are so much fun and I love the relationship between Yukari and George. Their dysfunction makes it so full and believable. Bitter-Sweet.

Another really amazing part of this is the FASHION. OH MY. If you like fashion read this because it is THE fashion manga. Hands down. So many cosplay oppurtunities. -drool-

It’s good. :)

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: From the creator of Nana

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