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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Beautiful,Very Beautiful

Author: Timothy McKann ( from United States
24 December 2007

When I first started hearing about this series on AnimeTV,I have to say that this series is magnificent,and it was. When I bought the entire collection of this show at Moviestop,it was the best. I gotta say this show has a good storyline,and great physic. My favorite characters I liked in this series are:Yukari,George,and Izabelle. And I really do like Yukari wearing the beautiful blue gown she wore to the fashion show. She really looks like Cinderella. But what this series really tells us that it's important to have a dream,and always focus on the first thing before moving on.And also,doing any dream comes with a greater responsibility. I do believe that Yukari has learned that first things always comes first before reaching the next best. But however,this show proves all. And another thing about this series is the great voice work. So in closing,if you want to see something good,then watch this series,and you will see what I mean.

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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful:

Paradise kiss

Author: zinah
11 October 2006

Usually am among those fans of animation series that just go through comments but never stop by to drop in the words..but today i came across such a series that moved me.. Paradise kiss is among one of the best ones i've's realistic with a bit of magic in it..i did want to cry in the end...a series that can motivate to follow one's dreams..nothing is impossible if u put your heart to it.. Miwako is real cute..George as handsome, flirtatious n complex as ever, Isabella so mysterious..who would have thought hmm..Funky styled Akashi jealous,protective and hardworking..and above all Caroline..the nickname..such a strong girl..A series of love,passion,hobby and dreams..all surviving in reality..Way to go..Cheersss

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

A pleasant surprise

Author: Rectangular_businessman from Peru
10 December 2013

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This is the first Josei anime show that I've seen in my entire life. I have to say, after seeing some previews and images, I was totally expecting this to be like some kind of soap opera, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this was actually a more than enjoyable series, with complex and interesting characters and an entertaining plot which avoids the most common clichés from this kind of stories.

Having an excellent artwork and animation (I particularly liked the stylish and surreal sequences from the beginning of every episode before the opening credits) "Paradise Kiss" does a great work depicting an atypical love-story, which doesn't follow the predictable pattern of other romantic works.

The way in which the relationship between the main characters feels realistic and believable, opposed to the more idealized manner in which love and romance is treated in most works of fiction, having for that reason more honest feeling, being closer to the spirit of modern times. The Franz Ferdinand song in the closing credits was a nice touch, too.

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Beauty in its most simplistic (and outrageous) forms.

Author: therubberboot from Canada
29 June 2006

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As far as I'm concerned, Paradise Kiss was one of the best Shojo anime I've seen in a long time. Despite the length of the series, it manages to tell an in-depth story about Caroline's struggles to find herself.

The art is beautiful, the costumes inspiring, and the story completely draws the viewer in. I watched it as it was released and could barely stand to wait the week between episodes.

One thing I really enjoyed about this series, and many anime in general, is the fact that it doesn't have a fairy-tale ending. It reflects reality in that sense. The characters touch each other's lives, and when they part ways they are all better people, more content with who they are. In one light it's tragic, in another it's beautiful.

As far as I can see, the anime follows closely to the manga, so do expect too many deviations.

If your interested in something similar, I'd strongly suggest NANA, both the live action movie, and the anime.

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