Paradise Kiss is a beautiful shoujo anime with quite a really pretty title.
Yukari is a high school senior getting ready to take the university entrance exam. However, before the exam she meets by chance the members of Paradise Kiss, and they want her to model for their end of year fashion competition. As she becomes more involved with the group, she becomes determined to become a top model.
This anime is such an escape from reality. After watching it, I really wished that someone would also just come up to me one day and give me an opportunity such as that (maybe not modeling but something that is not…). Take me away from my routine life and allow me to do something special…
Anyways, I certainly felt something as I watched Yukari ditch school and home for a few days to find out what she truly wants to do. (Oh well… I should just do what I need to do, stop complaining, and forget about whatever…. I’m rambling.)
The animation in this anime is just absolutely stunning. Gorgeous. Although the characters are not your typical big eyes, big chested loli or cutesy icons, they have a really classy elegant look that I really loved. I should also mention their clothes are also very nice. Shoujo in general have better art, and this is an anime about designs and modeling after all. High fashion and classy, Paradise Kiss certainly packs a lot of panache.
Looking for scans of Paradise Kiss was actually really fun, because the artwork is just so exciting and spectacular; some very Andy Warhol and a bit psychedilic, and others really handsome and shoujo manga-ish. There are so many more beautiful scans around.
(This is a revised version of a post (Feb. 2007) from my old abandoned blog. I’m trying to bring all my posts to a single place.)
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