Paradise Kiss, Volume 1

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TokyoPop, May 21, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 184 pages
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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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This book surprised me! I thought it was going to be a cliche manga, but there's nothing cliche about it. The story at the beginning was okay, but after a few pages, things intensified and then I was ... Read full review

Paradise Kiss, Book 4

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One of Tokyopop's "Authentic Manga," this series tells the story of high school student Yukari Hayasaka, who has fallen in with a group of fashion design students who call themselves Paradise Kiss ... 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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