Paradise Kiss, Volume 1

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781931514606
  • Publisher: TOKYOPOP
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Series: Paradise Kiss Series , #1
  • Edition description: Not appropriate for children
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2008

    An amazing Manga

    This is an amazing piece of manga that all will sure enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2007

    Paradise Kiss is awesome!

    First of all, I really loved the artwork for this manga. I loved the story, the characters, and mostly everything about it. There was some comedy, lots of romance, and some twists too. It's my all time favorite manga =)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2006

    I didn't think I'd like it this much

    Volume one is a rush! If I'd of known I'd like the first volume of this series so much, I would have read it a lot sooner. The art work is beautiful, I especially love the way the author draws her character's eyes. The characters are refreshing compared to some of the other Shojo mangas I've read. George is witty and sophisticated, and Yukari keeps up with him well considering she's never even had a boyfriend before. I look forward to reading volume two.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2007

    This is a MUST read!!

    I suggest if you like shojo(girl)that you need to read this title! At first I wasn't sure if it was something I would like as soon as I started reading it I had to read them all!! It well writen and lots of fun to read!! And something that might actually happen in real life which made it even better! I just wish it would have been longer!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2005

    Lover of Manga

    this manga was awesome when i first started i didnt like it that much now i love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2004

    I wanted SO MUCH to love this manga...

    Seriously, there's some real creativity here, the characters are unique, and the animation is very nicely detailed. What's the problem? The two main characters, George and Yukari. Yukari is unintelligent beyond belief sometimes, but then randomly (mostly later in the series) is full of unfathomable wisdom that actually makes sense. George is a complete j erk and Yukari, like some many shoujo female characters is one of those braindead girls that thinks the first guy they run into is their destiny and they can't possibly live without that person. Sorry, but that plot's been used before Yazawa. The plot does seem to take a few mildy interesting turns, then turns out to be something less interesting. I'd give it a 3 1/2 stars if I could, but again, I wish Yukari's character wasn't so weak willed and niave. At least she came to her senses by the end of the series...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2005

    Kiss me

    All right this is a great manga even though some times George isn't the sweetist person in the world. I really got into it. George is a love hate kind off guy. On one hand he can be sexy and sweet. Then if he is in a bad mood he can put you down and make you fell bad. But he doesn't want to give you any thing for the people he loves and he doesn't want a girl to give up any thing for him. He has his reasons and Yukari life turns for the better in the end. It is a love story with a lot of twist and turns. I really do love this book and even George.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2004

    Paradise Kiss The Best!

    This is my favorite Manga because it combines love with comedy and drama. Ai Yazawa's Art is beautiful, I can't wait to read more from her. The story line kept me on the edge of my seat. When i was done with one book I wanted to go out and buy the next one right away. So I recommend this book highly to anyone that loves cute guys and a good story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2004

    The best shoujo manga ever!

    This is the series that's a keep-sake. It will touch your heart no matter what your age is, as long as you've been young once. It's definitely worth my 50 bucks to get the entire series. It's unique yet the emotions are easy to understand and close to what real girls feel. Ai Yazawa's a genius.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2003

    Paradise Kiss: Unique and Unusual

    When I first heard about Paradise Kiss, I did not take any interest, thinking that a story about fashion models could never live up to the standards of a 'traditional' manga. It was Ai Yazawa's intriguing art style that grabbed my attention and motivated me to give it a chance. I soon found out that the manga was close to perfection. The plot was a breath of fresh air, and it is so different that I could not even think of a category that it could fall into (even though it is supposed to be a shojou manga). This is definently NOT a cliche. Paradise Kiss contains characters that are the polar opposites of your normal manga heroes, who are either unrealistically brave with exaggerated physical features, or way too shy and depressed. Each character is funny in their own way, no matter how out of this world thet may be. Yukari, who is sometimes called Caroline (just in case you get confused), is obsessed with schoolwork and making her parents proud, and George is the gender-blind hero that falls for her. Miwako is the teen girl who looks 8 and speaks in the third person, and Arashi, the punk with the saftey-pin piercings, is Miwako's boyfriend. Isabella is the wise and classy cross-dresser who fooled me at first. Please keep in mind that Paradise Kiss is not for all audiences, and some parents may not feel comfortable letting young children read this manga (this is NOT like Sailor Moon!). Some of the scenes and dialogue are not appropriate for all ages (Although younger children would probably not understand most of the content). Anyway, for anyone who always reads the same type of manga, I urge you to broaden your horizons. I highly reccommend reading this series. After all, Paradise Kiss is truly unique and unusual.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2003

    I loved it!!

    It's a new twist to mangas.I hope to read the other 3.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2003

    VERY VERY WONDERFUL

    omg..this is one of the best mangas i have ever read! it is extremely cyute and keeps me on my toes all the time. it never gets boring and it is nicely drawn. it filled me with laughs and sighs and 'AWW!!'s. lol it's really great and Arashi is hot!!! ^o^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2003

    Great read!

    I loved the story line, it's so different from the rest of the mangas out there. Buy it! Trust me, you won't regret it. A word of warning, volumes 2-3 are not for kids (adult themes and such). Otherwise, outstanding!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2003

    Best Ten Dollars

    There's so many good things I could say about this manga. It's just the BEST. It's hilarious, edgy, and beautiful. It's the best ten dollars I've ever spent;) I highly recommend this to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2003

    Awsome !!!

    I love manga, it's great. Paradise Kiss is one I love alot the funky fashions(that i would love to wear)love, and oh just every thing the guys are pretty hot too *sigh* I highly think you, yes I'm pointing to you should buy this book. You'll love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2003

    O My!!

    I love this manga!! When I picked it up at the store, it looked interesting, so I bought. About 10 pages in, it was officially my favorite manga. One thing thats so attractive about it is that its not quite like any other manga you've ever read. The difference is very refreshing. The characters are great (Arashi is the best though!) and so is the story line. All in all, this manga totally rules!!! *_*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2002

    Wonderful Dahling...

    I fell in love with Paradise Kiss as soon as I read a few pages of it. It proved to be worth $10.00. I loved every char. in P.K. and the artwork was wonderful! The detail that Ai Yazawa put into the clothing was amazing. In short, you need to check out this Manga.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2002

    Very cool!

    The first volume of 'Paradise Kiss' by Ai Yazawa is amazing. It's not like any other manga I've ever read. First off, TokyoPop presents it in the original format, which is backwards for English readers. It's not all that hard to get used to however, so don't worry! The artwork here is good, but it's the characterization that really stands out. Lovely shojo manga, with completely unique fashion themes and old-fashioned romance themes. The story is compelling and realistic. I really recommend this title a lot!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2002

    Punk Meets Manga

    Ai Yazawa brings the freaks to manga in something that hasn't seen before in anime or manga. Yukari is an average girl that finds herself swept up in an alice in wonderland sort of dream, with an unlikely romance and bizarre new friends. It may seem strange at first, but the story really takes you and you get so wrapped up, you can't wait for the next one to be released!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2002

    A weirded-out reality...

    When I first heard about this wild tale of a girl who gets drawn into a world of fashion, I thought that it would be weird, and it was. But don't get me wrong, I loved it! The love pairings are so diverse, I can't help but get lost in this strange world of Paradise Kiss. The art has its own unique style, but is quite beautiful and the storyline is unlike any of the others I've read. Even though I've only read the first book, I can certainly say that I will buy more to see what happens next!

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