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Fake_Harley
05-16-2003, 02:37 PM
Hey, does anyone else read Paradise Kiss? I've been looking through all the threads here and so far haven't found anything about it... or maybe I'm just increadably unobservent... Anyway, anyone else read it?! I didn't like how it "ended"... ;_;

JacksUsername
05-16-2003, 04:53 PM
er.....I borrowed the first volume from a friend and I really enjoyed it...i want to read the rest very badly but I have to wait to get some cash...

now I want to see how it "ended" just for curiosity's sake too :P

number18
05-16-2003, 06:25 PM
Yes, it's amazingly good and very unique. An excellent read and already the story is quite involving. The characters all are very neat and I have a particular fondness for Miwako.

I dunno why I didn't pick it up earlier than I did. I guess I was too busy spending my money on Peach Girl to notice. Heh...

But it's VERY good.


mwuahaha! Jack...if YOU were going to cosplay Parakiss, who would you cosplay? ^^

rei_hino
05-16-2003, 08:27 PM
I love paradise kiss! one of my favs. I like MIwako^_^though sometimes hard to follow (since she talks about herself in the 3rd person. . or is it first. . .-_-U)

hehe i think its pretty funny. havent read number 4 yet. . just bought 3. Heheh*

Jehuty
05-17-2003, 04:09 PM
Can someone post pictures of Arashi?

Ina
05-17-2003, 04:12 PM
i love PK! the art is great, i like the storyline too, and it invloves sewing XP the characters are cool too, as well as the costumes!

Jehuty
05-17-2003, 06:03 PM
I haven't seen the pictures of the characters yet but i'd like to

evaneko
05-17-2003, 07:33 PM
i really love parakiss- its very unique and i really love the art- its so bold and cool looking. ^^ plus all the outfits are *pretty pretty* ^^ sorry jehuty i dont have any pics right now... if you had asked a week ago i could have posted some ^^;;; ...

baku_neko
05-17-2003, 11:14 PM
OMG....I just started reading this manga and it's so AWESOME!!! Hehe...I like how the characters sometimes know that they're in a manga.....

Velvy
05-18-2003, 01:52 AM
Yes! :D Cosplaying Miwako this year too. ^.^

rei_hino
05-18-2003, 04:00 PM
i just read number 4. does anyone know when 5 comes out. . at all? it said it wasnt out in japan yet at the end. .

Jehuty
05-18-2003, 06:12 PM
uuuuh yeah I know I should stop posting on this thread because I haven't read the manga and all buuuuuttt i'm still interested in those pictures.

baku_neko
05-19-2003, 02:05 AM
Originally posted by Jehuty
uuuuh yeah I know I should stop posting on this thread because I haven't read the manga and all buuuuuttt i'm still interested in those pictures.

You can see pics of the some of the characters here at tokyo pop:

http://tokyopop.com/dbpage.php?propertycode=PKS&categorycode=BMG

and here at google image search:

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22paradise+kiss%22

Michi
05-19-2003, 02:32 AM
"Ended"? o.O; I read chapter one but that's it. I really wanna pick up volume one, 'cause what I read was great.

JacksUsername
05-19-2003, 01:02 PM
hehe, not this year, but hopefully next year I'm going to cosplay from Paradise Kiss, it'll give me some time to tone a little bit better. I have no clue when 5 is coming out, all I know is I have a lot of catching up to do, I'll probably get the books when I head down to Otakon and have some good reading material on the plane.

Michi, you definetly should check out volume 1, it just gets better :)

rei_hino
05-20-2003, 03:39 PM
hehe I loved book 4. . it was so funny!
im not gonna spoil it. .I just liked arashi's face at one point




for those of you who already read 4. . .
*don't let out the doves!*

JacksUsername
05-20-2003, 07:01 PM
Originally posted by number18


mwuahaha! Jack...if YOU were going to cosplay Parakiss, who would you cosplay? ^^

hehe, if I did, I'd probably do George, (was that his name, I forget, been awhile since I read it) because he's got cool hats :)

::makes mental note to reply when he reads volume 4::

Kaede
05-20-2003, 09:31 PM
*dances happily* i love Parakiss! Been reading the manga and Zipper issues whenever I can get a hold of them ^^ actually...Miwako was my first cosplay

Hitori
05-22-2003, 01:01 PM
I love Isabella! Yay^_^ I like this manga 'cause of all the different costume designs, it's just so fun that way^_^

CosPinay
05-22-2003, 07:25 PM
Yeah I love PK too. I think it has to be one of my fave manga right now. I just finished sewing an entire group of PK costumes that were worn at acen this year. too bad they couldn't let us compete.
the great thing though is that my boyfriend seems to like the series too and let me dress him as isabella!!! how awesome is that?

Fake_Harley
05-23-2003, 12:23 AM
the great thing though is that my boyfriend seems to like the series too and let me dress him as isabella!!! how awesome is that?

Lol, that's so cool! Have any pictures of that? hehe

Pink Bunnie
05-23-2003, 03:26 AM
XD I'm such a Parakiss fanatic. One of the few things I'll go fangirl over :P I've had a Yukari costume made for awhile now but I accidently destoyed one of my shoes -_-* So I haven't gotten around to pics yet cuz I'm unwilling to wear it without the shoes. They're like the focal point of the outfit...

Miwako is like the cutest character ever XD Its no small wonder everybody wants to cosplay her. Cute small pink and a bit naive and guillable...but just plain adorable XD

Oh and have you ever noticed how you can flip to any random page and chances are Yukari is either spazzing, crying or both? XD I think thats so funnie.

HuongStar
05-23-2003, 12:17 PM
I wish they would just hurry up and make a ParaKiss fanbook! >_< I already have the NANA one and I need more PK goodness. I'm so addicted to this manga; the characters are really unique and I love that Ai Yazawa pulled some of the Gokinjo characters into this new series.

KuroBara
05-23-2003, 01:11 PM
*raises hand*

I love this series. There's another thread about it buried deep in manga chat. Volume 5 is coming out in August, although I'm not sure exactly when.

A fanbook would be great! I hope Tokyopop licenses Nana, I'd love to see some of Ai Yazawa's other works.

makonurikoryoko
05-23-2003, 09:09 PM
August!? ::jaw drops to floor::

soooooo far away.... ::dies::
::crawls toward august::

Hey Jack you should cosplay with my friend (EvilChii) ^_^ Im trying to get her to cosplay Yukari hehe she wantsto be isabela though. And I want moonclarinet to be miwako ::forces manga upon her :: wahhaha

this is definitly an awsome series! i got the last 2 volumes the day they cam eout caus ei couldnt wait! Now waiting forever will kill me ;_;

ok well its not forever but its been awhile

rei_hino
05-24-2003, 08:19 PM
August!
. . . . .awwwww!!!!I keep on looking at book 4 and thinking *Next time i go shopping I MUST get number 5* and then i remember its not out yet-_-U


I love arashi when he's upset! Like he's like "STOP POking my butt!" and his face just looks so funny!!!and "Dont let the doves out!" I love His face! Isabella looks funny too. . .

CosPinay
05-25-2003, 10:17 AM
I just bought the issue of Zipper with the ENDING of Parakiss!!! ARGHGHGHGH!!!!!!!! i wasnt volume 5 out NOW soo bad it's not even funny!

oh, and BTW i've borrowed some pics that other people took of the PK cosplay group we had at acen 03. I just need to redo the miwako wig, and make the eyebrow peircing for arashi and it's completely done. we have a george too, but he was off shooting pics elsewhere...i can't wait till i get all my full group shots up. *^_^*

JacksUsername
05-26-2003, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by makonurikoryoko
August!? ::jaw drops to floor::

soooooo far away.... ::dies::
::crawls toward august::

Hey Jack you should cosplay with my friend (EvilChii) ^_^ Im trying to get her to cosplay Yukari hehe she wantsto be isabela though. And I want moonclarinet to be miwako ::forces manga upon her :: wahhaha

this is definitly an awsome series! i got the last 2 volumes the day they cam eout caus ei couldnt wait! Now waiting forever will kill me ;_;

ok well its not forever but its been awhile

haha, is evil chii going to otakon from paradise kiss....(I always come so close to calling it Para Para Paradise ...too much arcades for me)

That' might be cool to do, I just have to get a convincing wig, but it'd be fun. I love what I've read of the series. :)

makonurikoryoko
05-26-2003, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by JacksUsername
haha, is evil chii going to otakon from paradise kiss....(I always come so close to calling it Para Para Paradise ...too much arcades for me)

That' might be cool to do, I just have to get a convincing wig, but it'd be fun. I love what I've read of the series. :)

im trying to get her to do it at Otakon ^.~ Ill keep you updated

JacksUsername
05-27-2003, 11:49 PM
cool!!!

btw, does anyone have any really good sites for pictures of george? I've only read it through borrowing it, so I don't too many pictures to refer to :P

rei_hino
05-28-2003, 02:00 PM
http://blue-smoke.org/pk/gallery.html

gotta link it though. .

If my scanner was working, id scan in all my PK books but the piece of crap. . . .its still busted and wont scan in the images so. .

http://www.parakisu.net/Images.html

Kuri-chan
05-28-2003, 08:53 PM
*timidly raises his hand* I like it too!

I just finished vol 1 this morning before work. My wife laughed when I tried to explain my excitement, but this is one of the coolest manga I've ever had the fortune to pick up on a whim!

"Paradice Kiss? Hmm, that looks... odd. Ooh, neat art. Different sort of story. Okay, I can aford a ten-spot. I'll grab this one."

Wow! I am shocked with delight. The stylized art is a breath of fresh air, and the story already has me by the heartstrings. *^_^* I love the charicters.

Volume four is out already? Erf... thank goodness I can't aford #2 yet, it makes the long crawl towards august and #5 that much more bearable.

CosPinay, I think I saw a pic of your boyfriend in Isabella cosplay (dont ask me where, but it was earlier today), very cool! Kawaii nea? Isabella is on my cosplay plan/wishlist for the future. Im still a newbie, so might be a hard first try. ^^; Hope I can look as pretty as he does. Some of the others would be fun to try.

*Sigh* It would be a blast to find a Parakiss group to cosplay with. ^_^ Im just too new at this stuff.

-Kuri

JacksUsername
05-28-2003, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by rei_hino
http://blue-smoke.org/pk/gallery.html

gotta link it though. .

If my scanner was working, id scan in all my PK books but the piece of crap. . . .its still busted and wont scan in the images so. .

http://www.parakisu.net/Images.html


thankee!!

kuri-chan, always good to know there's another fan out there, what cons are you planning on going to? there's always time to get a group on seekign cosplayers. :)

rei_hino
05-29-2003, 05:14 PM
I wasnt technically attracted to paradise kiss. I just got into it myself. Im always looking for new mangas, so when I go to the library and I see the first book of a series I get it. Paradise kiss was one of those books one day. . and I liked it so I kept reading more.

Jubie-Chan
06-01-2003, 11:22 AM
O.o what ended!? I have everyone vol. 1-4. but i let the whole 8th and 9th grade borrow it to read it (which they love) and i lost two of 'em...

rei_hino
06-01-2003, 12:39 PM
wow. . 2 whole grades? only my friends and I (which adds up to about 5) know what mangas are, let alone read them. There was one woman who was someone's mom who liked anime though.

DigitalShin
06-05-2003, 02:42 AM
I just got done reading Vol 1 and 2 today at work. Damn, this is a lot better then I thought it was. I'm wanting to get 3 and 4.

Jubie-Chan
06-09-2003, 02:42 PM
Well our school goes from 7-12 so can you imagine how many anime fans are out there Oo i tried to start and anime club but the students activites coodinter thing person had a baby...

lemonygoodness
06-12-2003, 06:02 AM
I love Parakiss so much! *_*

I got into it because my friend Aditi read it and told me I had to get it. I was a fashion design major (and have my own line of clothing right now) and a freak and I guess it reminded her of me?

Anyway, I'm planning to make costumes of each and every outfit Miwako wears. Well, the distinctive ones and any she claims are Happy Berry.

And does anyone know where I can get Gokinjo? Because I HAVE to read that. I love Mikako (and I should be cosplaying as HER instead of Miwako, then I could stop with the padded bras >_>) and Arashi's mom. :D

I can only imagine what your wife was thinking, Kuri-chan. I know my son was looking at me all strange when I was hopping up and down because my volume 4 came in the mail. But isn't it sooooo good? *_*

Fake_Harley
06-12-2003, 11:29 AM
lemonygoodness, I love your user name! Heheh! Anyway, I want to do all of Miwako's outfits, too. I'd probably end up wearing a lot of it on just a regular basis. It's all so cute! Unfortunately, I don't know where to get Gokinjo. I want it, too! *o*

JacksUsername
06-13-2003, 09:41 PM
wow, that's quite a task....all of miwako's outfits, but that would defiently be cool :)

good luck!

Ymecy
06-16-2003, 08:33 PM
hmm I always saw it in the bookstores and never really bothered to pick it up.

but then one day i picked it up and started reading the first few pages of vol. 1
I liked it I was laughing and then i had to go so I never got to read it all u_u

yup so now i really want to buy it!! but i loved it so far

Ina
06-16-2003, 09:00 PM
all of miwako's costume are soo cute. there should REALLY be a real happy berry clothing line XDD that and miwako's wigs are sooo kick ass

number18
06-19-2003, 11:53 AM
I almost bet you there IS a Happy Berry line in Japan, what with the sheer number of boutiques you read about in Nihon fashion magazines... (there might even be one in Europe or America, ya know? )

I, too, love Miwako. However, it's funny...I don't feel like I am much like Caroline but what happens in volume 2 with her running away and her mom is like...it really reflects what happened in my own life in ways. Made me all gushy and sad when I was reading it. Now I almost want to dye my hair to pink just because Miwako is such a kind-hearted, giving person, ya know? (however, my dying plans are either go pink or go daaaaaaark blue-black with two or three alternate colored chunks )

Kei Hoshiakari
07-17-2003, 04:23 PM
Miwako is so cute! A little bit blue Miwako... You should be lovey dovey pink! ^^ I love Para Kiss.

Arisa
07-17-2003, 05:04 PM
Yes, we all <3 Miwako!

Nikitsuki
07-17-2003, 05:12 PM
I heart Arashi!!! ^^;; I love all his piercings... I can't blame Caroline (Yuzuki) running away from him in the first volume though... ^^
Also, I've read all 5 books and I still don't get where they got Caroline from... I've been searching my books trying to figure it out... But I can't.. ^^ Help?

Fake_Harley
07-17-2003, 08:46 PM
Huh? In the first issue Miwako didn't know her name so she just blurted out Caroline, which I assume was the first name to pop into her head.

LuckInSpades
07-17-2003, 09:50 PM
I own all four of the mangas for PK that are currently in the US right now. You know, the ones in english >.< (still haven't learned Japanese *sigh*). I made my own version of a Miwako costume that I wore to school on Valentine's Day, and for my Senior Ball, I am making the Yukari Fashion show gown, and George's matching outfit for me and my boyfriend. Yes, I am shooting for precise detail, too.

LuckInSpades
07-17-2003, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by Fake_Harley
Huh? In the first issue Miwako didn't know her name so she just blurted out Caroline, which I assume was the first name to pop into her head.

I believe Miwako says that Yukari "looked like a Caroline" so that is why she chose the name to try and call Yukari. However, don't hold me to it. I have to re-read them and see.

Fake_Harley
07-17-2003, 10:27 PM
Yeah I'd need to re-read it, too. XD I just remember her saying, "her name is Yukari? Miwako called her Caroline..." or something... -shrugs-

kitti-chan
07-18-2003, 09:00 PM
Parakiss 1 was my first manga and im dieing to get a hold of anything else by ai yazawa...she's the most wonderfullest manga-ka ever...well in my tunnel visioned world...

DarkGunner
07-18-2003, 11:23 PM
Paradise Kiss is so magical! I can't get enough of it. The characters are all so different and fun! If time and money funds permit it would awesome to do a Miwako cosplay because pink hair=gooood. XD I'm hoping they make an anime series out of this...such awesomeness that would be.

Fake_Harley
07-23-2003, 05:21 PM
Yeah I hope they make an anime, too! Hey, there's an anime based on Neighborhood story so why not? I like your nana avatar, btw! n_n and kitti-chan, ai yazawa is my favorite, too! I love her style and plots so much!