Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss is an anime series in the Paradise Kiss franchise
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Teenager Yukari thinks that she spends her whole life trying to live up to the expectations of her pushy mother. Her life of books and constant studying is interrupted by the not entirely unwelcome attentions of a group of fashion students, who think that she would make an ideal model for their clothes label, the titular Paradise Kiss. She initially refuses their offer, although they are able to blackmail her into her first show by threatening to reveal the identity of her secret crush, which they have discovered by reading her mislaid notebook. With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Yukari begins to hang out at a bar with the bad boy, the pretty boy, the mysterious girl, and the one who is supposed to be cute. Before long, however, she begins to appreciate that these people are more than just another rack of off-the-peg schoolday archetypes, there is more to life than school, and that even if these misfits are not behaving conventionally, they are nevertheless choosing their own path. In becoming their muse, Yukari is inspired to become her own person. Combining the fashion obsessions of Cosplay Complex or Mon Cherie Coco with the questionable associates of Boys over Flowers, this series is actually a sequel of sorts to TV Asahi's Neighborhood Story, and is similarly based on a manga by Ai Yazawa. The closing theme of the Japanese broadcast is "Do You Want To?" by Franz Ferdinand, liable to secure more interest from outside anime fandom than one might normally expect-compare to Interstella 5555.

Episodes
Season/Ep# Name Airdate
1 - 12
Future
12/29/2005
1 - 11
Stage
12/22/2005
1 - 10
Rose
12/15/2005
1 - 9
Designer
12/08/2005
1 - 8
Tokumori
12/01/2005
1 - 7
Butterfly
11/24/2005
1 - 6
New World
11/17/2005
1 - 5
Mother
11/10/2005
1 - 4
George
11/03/2005
1 - 3
Kiss
10/27/2005
1 - 2
Illumination
10/20/2005
1 - 1
Atelier
10/13/2005

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Original US Poster Art

General Information Edit
Name Paradise Kiss
Name: パラダイス・キス
Romaji: Paradaisu Kisu
Publisher Madhouse Studios
Start Year 2005
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Aliases Parakiss
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