Paradise Kiss Vol 1

by Ai Yazawa | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1931514607 Global Overview for this book
Registered by emmejo of Cortland, New York USA on 8/22/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by emmejo from Cortland, New York USA on Thursday, August 22, 2013
Yukari is a model prep-school student and a hard worker, but when she meets a group of teens from an art school, she begins to question the reasons for her dedication. Quick-tempered punk Arishi, sweet, girlish Miwako, elegant, clever, transgender Isabella and handsome, rich George are a whole new world for her, and they want her to be their model for a student fashion show.

I don't like this as much as Yazawa's other well-known series, NANA, but it was a fun read. Yazawa's stylized, angular yet delicate artwork is perfect for a fashion heavy comic. There is a lot of humor, and the forth wall is frequently broken with remarks like "Don't say my name in kanji!" or quips about the title of the chapter. There's a bit too much romanic melodrama for my taste, but others may like it more.

Journal Entry 2 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (8/22/2013 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA

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This book is heading out as part of the Manga/Graphic Novel/Comic Relay Game.

Journal Entry 3 by Merolia at Halandri - Χαλάνδρι, Attica Greece on Friday, August 30, 2013
Received with thanks. I already started reading it, I gradually manage not to get confused by the manga-style print -something that I found very interesting to come accross!

Journal Entry 4 by Merolia at Halandri - Χαλάνδρι, Attica Greece on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (9/3/2013 UTC) at Halandri - Χαλάνδρι, Attica Greece

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Unlike its companion, this was sweet and kind of girlish. It was an enjoyable read, even though the story was quite simple and slow. I liked the characters and the drawings a lot, except when they became overexpressive. I would have liked to see more of the story, to see how things went and especially to see more cloths and designs!

The little book is now travelling to Austria with a new companion.

Journal Entry 5 by PrincessRainbow at Zirl, Tirol Austria on Thursday, September 05, 2013
5 September 2013: The book arrived today together with another comic. In the little parcel were also 2 beautiful postcards and 2 nice bookmarks. Thank you very much, Merolia.

Journal Entry 6 by PrincessRainbow at Zirl, Tirol Austria on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (9/24/2013 UTC) at Zirl, Tirol Austria

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The book is on the way to Lamilla (Belarus) in company with another manga.

Journal Entry 7 by wingLamillawing at Мінск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Arrived today, thank you!

Journal Entry 8 by wingLamillawing at Мінск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
reserved for manga relay. This book will continue travelling along with the other manga I chose as a replacement.

Journal Entry 9 by wingLamillawing at Мінск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (11/27/2013 UTC) at Мінск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus

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Sent today via airmail along with the other book for the relay

Track: RR031063972BY

Journal Entry 10 by rem_collin26 at Dasmarinas, Cavite Philippines on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Arrived safely today. Thanks Lamilla for sending and emmejo for organizing!

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