Yay!!! I finally got around to watching an anime that I have been meaning to watch for a while now and that’s Paradise Kiss. I had first heard about Paradise Kiss while looking for a good romance anime to watch but I wasn’t able to find a good website to watch it on. But finally I was able to and it was worth the wait. Also just to let you know there will be a few spoilers so if you don’t want to know about it then you may not want to read this review.
Here is the synopsis:
“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 have 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. Initially, Yukari is reluctant to be associated with this seemingly eccentric group, but eventually she realises they are really nice people. Furthermore, their passion and enthusiasm to follow their ideals and dreams make Yukari realise that she has not been enjoying her life and thus motivates her to pursue her own dreams. The story follows Yukari as she gets involved in the group and eventually falls in love with the leader, George.”
While Paradise Kiss may seem like your run of the mill romance anime it actually goes a lot deeper than that. It’s a good coming to age anime to show how many high schoolers may feel when they aren’t for sure where their life is supposed to go next or if they are just doing what they are doing because of their parents. I definitely felt that way while in high school and I feel that way now and I’m an adult.
Also the romance with Yukari and George while it does happen fast it still gets you excited as a viewer as to what will happen next with them. George is a strange character because he is very mellow toned and your not for sure where he is coming from at times. At one point he has completely fallen for Yukari and in another scene he is not sure about her. It keeps you on your toes since there are many times during the series that I thought they were going to break up.
Paradise Kiss also had the perfect mix of characters where they were very comedic but it didn’t take away from the drama or romance in the show. It made it much more light hearted and I looked forward to those moments.
The music in the show was also amazing! I loved the opening song! It had a nice beat to it that made me not mind listening to it for 12 episodes.
Now the most surprising thing about Paradise Kiss had to be the ending. The two main characters Yukari and George who are the main couple in the show don’t end up together at the end. Due to certain circumstances they end up going their separate ways and at first I didn’t like this since I invested 12 episodes into this couple but then once I thought about it, I realized that I was glad that they didn’t end up together. George taught Yukari a lot about herself and what she wanted to do with her life and I think that is what he was there to do. There is no denying that they loved each other but they weren’t meant to stay together.
Now I did watch Paradise Kiss dubbed and it was good! The voices to me worked well with the characters. Also the show is rated R 17+ due to profanity and there is a few sex scenes but nothing raunchy so don’t worry but if your someone that doesn’t like that kind of thing then you may want to skip this show.
But overall I give this show an 9.5/10. Paradise Kiss wasn’t your regular shoujo anime and it made me think about when I was in high school. So check out Paradise Kiss if you haven’t already. So comment down below what you thought of this review or let me know what you thought of this show. Like always I will answer back.
~Anime Reviewer Girl!