-In India: on Animax
-Originally a manga, adapted into an anime in
-12 episodes in total.
Hayasaka Yukari is a high school student studying for university entrance exams who is unhappy with the way her life is shaping up. A chance encounter with a designer, Koizumi George, changes everything when he and the rest of ‘Paradise Kiss’, the brand run by George and his classmates – Sakurada Miwako, Nagase Arashi and Isabella née Yamamoto Daisuke – convince Yukari to become their model.
As ‘Caroline’ – the name given to her by Miwako – Yukari decides to become a model, and the show follows Yukari and George at their attempt to showcase ParaKiss at a competition, while dealing with their messy relationships with family and friends.
OP: Lonely in Gorgeous by Tommy february6
ED: Do you Want to by Franz Ferdinand
My thoughts, let me show you them
The show is one of those bittersweet josei ones (along the lines of Honey and Clover) with messy relationships and no easy answers to any of the important questions. I did like George/Yukari, so I was disappointed with the ending – not surprised, but saddened – and it actually made me tear up a little.
Don’t they look good together?
Check out the awesome eye make up she has here! I would totally go out like that everyday if I was brave enough.
One of the things that kind of annoyed me with this series was the comedy bits, where everyone suddenly goes super deformed – it definitely jarred on me.
The simian looking individual is actually George. :/
Poster and trailer here.
Why You Should Watch It
For the gorgeous, gorgeous clothes. And the slick artwork.
The OP and ED themes were also really nice – I especially liked the ED animation.
Never Was and Never Will Be by Grasshopper
Rated: PG-13, Spoilers: Various for the entire series
Pairings: Koizumi George x Hayasaka Yukari, some Tokumori Hiroyuki x Hayasaka Yukari, Tokumori Hiroyuki x Sakurada Miwako
Summary: In which there are five futures that George and Yukari never lived.
All the Difference by Grasshopper
Rated: PG, Spoilers: Various through the series, but mainly the end
Summary: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…
Duty by Grasshopper
Rated: PG-13, Spoilers: Up through the end of the series.
Summary: Friends don’t let friends get married without just cause.
[music| Iktata: Kavita Seth and Amitabh Bhattacharya – ‘Wake Up Sid’ OST]