Paradise Kiss, Volume 1

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TokyoPop, May 21, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 184 pages
125 Reviews
The last thing Yukari wants to do is stand out. So when she met the punk with the piercings and the stately drag queen while walking home from school one day, she wanted nothing to do with them. But curiosity and fate are working against the young preppy as she finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into their high-fashion wonderland of Paradise Kiss. Yukari has just the look that the eccentric fashion troupe wants in their new model, and their mysterious leader, George, always gets what he wants.

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Very unique and beautiful art work. - Goodreads
i hate the ending.But i love this one.. - Goodreads
Fairly good storyline...artwork is very unique. - Goodreads
I liked the plot, but not the characters. - Goodreads
Lovely art work a really good read. - Goodreads
Great artwork and story. - Goodreads

Review: Paradise Kiss, Volume 5 (Paradise Kiss #5)

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

I loved the art and the feel of this manga. I wasn't really a fan of the ending, but I was satisfied. Read full review

Review: Paradise Kiss, Part 3 (Pardise Kiss (Vertical) #3)

User Review  - Kiera Beddes - Goodreads

See part 1 for more thoughts. Read full review



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About the author (2002)

Ai Yazawa is the creator of many popular manga titles, including "Tenshi Nanka Janai" ("I'm No Angel") and "Gokinjo Monogatari" ("Neighborhood Story"). Another series, "Kagen no Tsuki" ("Last Quarter"), was made into a live-action movie and released in late 2004. American readers were introduced to Yazawa's stylish and sexy storytelling in 2002 when her title "Paradise Kiss" was translated into English.

"Nana" has become the all-time best selling shojo title from Japanese publishing giant, Shueisha. Cumulative sales from the first 12 graphic novels have sold more than 22 million copies and the series even garnered a Shogakukan Manga Award in the Girls' category in 2003. A live-action "Nana" movie is scheduled to hit Japanese theaters in the fall of 2005.

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