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Based on the manga by Ai Yazawa, the shojo (girl's) series Paradise Kiss (2005) mixes fashion, romance, and teenage rebellion. Yukari Hayasaka is a hard-working student whose parents insist she prepare for college. When she meets four students from the Yazawa School of Design who want her to model their clothes in the school fashion show, she falls for George, the talented, bisexual star designer. Paradise Kiss suggests Project Runway re-imagined by the creators of Fancy Lala. The priggish Yukari does a 180-degree personality switch in record time, skipping cram school and lying to her mother. Just what she sees in the arrogant, orchidaceous George is never made clear. The animation is extremely limited and instead of playing scenes to their conclusion, director Osamu Kobayashi keeps cutting to images of flowers or stuffed animals. The story progresses at a leaden pace, despite the choppy editing, and the result is soap opera slush. (Rated 16 and older: sexual situations, risqué humor, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon
The latest reviews of Paradise Kiss anime were back in 2007, so I decided to write about it from a 2015 perspective. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shannon Quinn
Paradise Kiss enthralls me no matter how many times I watch it. Though the dub is, admittedly, awkward in most parts, the story and visuals are gorgeous enough to make up for it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Riya-chan
Product was delivered in timely fashion,price was right and dvd was in condition describe by merchant. Will order from this merchant again.Published on November 23, 2008 by O.J.
Addicting... its definitely different from your typical anime, but a damn good change as far as im concerned! Read morePublished on January 25, 2007 by Gypsy❤️Pril