Paradise Kiss, Volume 3

Paradise Kiss, Volume 3

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by Ai Yazawa, Al Yazawa
     
 

Though Yukari never expected it, she is now the new model for the student-clothing label, Paradise Kiss, and part of the fashion world. Her parents didn't expect it either — in fact, they forbid it. But Yukari continues to see her fashion friends and gets kicked out of her house! Now she needs a place to live, but is not about shack up with George, the designer…  See more details below

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Though Yukari never expected it, she is now the new model for the student-clothing label, Paradise Kiss, and part of the fashion world. Her parents didn't expect it either — in fact, they forbid it. But Yukari continues to see her fashion friends and gets kicked out of her house! Now she needs a place to live, but is not about shack up with George, the designer she just started seeing. Yukari will have to grow up fast if she's going to live alone.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Beautiful, long-legged Yukari should be preparing for her entrance exams, but she can't tear herself away from the excitement at the Paradise Kiss fashion studio. Ever since the gang of students-cum-fashion designers invited her to be their model, Yukari has been fascinated by them. There's George, the possibly bisexual head designer who's romancing her, and Miwako, a golden-haired darling who's becoming a solid friend. Miwako's boyfriend, Arashi, is sarcastic but sweet, and Isabella, a gorgeous transsexual, is gracious and welcoming. Is it any wonder Yukari will do anything to join the party? She gets her chance to prove her mettle when George decides to design a beaded dress and Yukari volunteers to help. Soon enough, Yukari's a regular at the studio, but it's not improving her romance with the aloof George. Fashion isn't nearly as fickle, however, and eventually Yukari quits school and is subsequently kicked out of her house, all in the name of joining the world she loves best. With pages full of outrageous fashions and romantic reversals, all intricately inked, this manga makes the most of its traditionally feminine topic. Yet Yazawa is confident enough to play with it, endowing the characters with an awareness that they're playing their lives out in a comic book. Yukari announces she's the main character on the first page, and when she learns George might be sleeping with her hairdresser, she wonders if this is "really the kind of manga we want this to be?" The intelligence behind the dialogue holds the wild plot together, and like Yukari, readers will find this world an almost irresistible escape. (July) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591820536
Publisher:
TOKYOPOP
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Series:
Paradise Kiss Series, #3
Edition description:
Not appropriate for children
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 4.98(h) x 0.55(d)

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Paradise Kiss, Volume 3 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Omg! Ai-kun has such awesome clothing ides in her manga! THe story line is really good also ^^ 'Carrie' needs to make a good decision in this volume otherwise she'll be depending on other people for the rest of her life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, there are some explicit scenes in this series, but we're all mature enough to handle that right? And just because there are sex scenes, doesn't mean this series is porno! Ai Yazawa's style is mature and steady. The art is unbelievably beautiful, and the plot is just as amazing. It's definitely worth the money!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once you start on this series you can't stop!!! It's highly entertaining and a real good read. Pick it up at your nearest bookstore that carries Tokyopop!!! The chemistry between Geroge and Yukari is sizzling!!! Recommended for mature aduiences only.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love parakiss! since this is more of a shojo manga, of course there is gonna be a little romance in it. i don't really know why people are so shocked at the site of arashi & miwako having sex. of course i don't know anything about volume 3. i'm still waiting for it to come to barnes and noble in bel air! >.
Guest More than 1 year ago
miwako is really cute character you really do want to take her home with you !!! The story is really fun and exciting !!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the first two books, so naturally, I also bought the next ones that came out. I was in for quite a shock when there ended up being some pretty graphic sex in this book. (Sorry if I ruined any plots) That was my only complaint. Other than that, it's really a world-class comic. Buy it just because it's very fresh and innovative. I recommend this manga to people who can stand a lot of romance, a little PMS-ing, and silly characters who never exactly do what you want them to.