Discover this anime – Paradise Kiss
Categories: College, Daily Life, Josei, Manga, Romance, School Life
Yukari is a typical high-school student who listens to her parents and attends school everyday. As she starts to question her way of life, she encounters a group of fashion design students who has a clothing label known as “Paradise Kiss”. The group needs to find a model to showcase their designs in an up-coming fashion show and decides to pick Yukari instead. Initially, Yukari was reluctant to be associated with this seemingly eccentric group, but eventually, she realises that they are really nice people. Furthermore, their passion and enthusiasm to follow their ideals and dreams make Yukari realize that she has not been enjoying her life and this motivated her to pursue her own dreams.
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.971 (Very good), rank: #576
Weighted mean: 7.901 (Very good), rank: #522
Bayesian estimate: 7.898 (Very good), rank: #316
Source: Anime News Network
Recommended Fansubs: niizk [niizk], THORAnime [THORA].
My opinion: At first sight, the plot may make you think “bleh, wazzat?” but before you know it, you’re already addicted to the story. Just like the plot says, characters are all “eccentric”; each one has his/her problems in life, and you get to know a bit more about them as the story progresses. Needless to say, their personalities are totally different from one to another, which creates quite an unusual/unique atmosphere in the group. Romance speaking, this is more like “adult romance” rather than your usual “school-like” love story. Be advised that from time to time, there may be some nudity in the show.
What else to say.. This anime left a really good impression on me. The atmosphere is a bit unusual so it may not please everyone, but honestly : you’d miss something by not watching it