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 realise that she has not been enjoying her life and motivate 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. [Source: AniDB]
Name: Hayasaka “Caroline” Yukari
Description: Yukari is a pretty-faced high school senior that studies dutifully for her university entrance exams, but cannot find meaning in her repetitive life and feels bored. After she meets the ParaKiss crew, she discovers all new depths to her ambitions and personality.
Name: Koizumi “George” Jooji
Description: George is an eccentric and charismatic student at Yazagaku fashion school who has extraordinary talent with a gift for fashion design, particularly in haute couture. Despite his cold demeanor, he has extravagant ideas on everything.
Name: Sakurada Miwako
Description: A pink-haired student of Yazagaku who works with George to run their own brand, Paradise Kiss. She is exceptionally sweet and cute. Miwako tends to act in a rather childlike manner, both in her Lolita style dress and unique vocabulary.
Name: Nagase Arashi
Description: Miwako’s boyfriend and a student of Yazagaku who also works with George to run Paradise Kiss. He is the son of a musician and a guitarist in a punk band. He tends to act rough, but can be very caring. He also has quite an assortment of facial piercings.
Name: Yamamoto “Isabella” Daisuke
Description: Isabella is the mother figure to the members of ParaKiss. This tall Yazagaku student is the epitome of high class and femininity. Notably, Isabella is actually a crossdresser, and she is mortified when anyone refers to her as ‘Daisuke’, her birth name.
Name: Tokumori Hiroyuki
Description: Yukari’s classmate, an intelligent and handsome prodigy who happens to be the object of Yukari’s affections at the beginning of the story. Hiroyuki was once in love with Miwako is at the top of his class and aspires to become a physician.
Name: Aso Kaori
Description: A former Yazagaku student who is now studying abroad on a scholarship received as the previous winner of the junior Grand Prize. She has romantic feelings for her old friend George, but knows that he is not the type to make a woman happy.
Name: Kouda Mikako
Description: Kouda Mikako is a student at Yazawa Geijyutsu Gakuen, a special high school for the arts in Tokyo. Driven by her dream of becoming a fashion designer and having all the stores sell her handiwork under the brand name “Happy Berry”.
Name: Yamaguchi Alice
Description: Miwako’s niece. She is in third grade, and just as perky as Miwako. In the anime, she only makes a brief appearance. Alice has the same eyes as Tsutomu.
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