krelric's Paradise Kiss Tv Review

Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss tv Review

Story & Characters

Overall, this is one great plot. Although the anime is a little short, the plot is still wonderful. It's an awesome story for those who really like appreciate other people's feelings, because this is what this anime is about: people's feelings. The way the feelings and each character is portrayed makes this a masterpiece. The characters in this anime are not perfect, they are all very flawed, and yet they are all enjoyable. Perhaps the reason for this is that these characters are trully human, and not just some random Mary Sue. There is not one character that can be considered a true hero, but still, each character is a hero to someone in its own, unique way. Ai Yazawa is a true genius when it comes to describing people, their characters, and how they feel. We can see throughout the anime how each reaction is just a tiny part of the character's way of feeling.

Although the plot is developed around the world of fashion, which may seem shallow, it is not about fashion itself, but the art of fashion. The beauty and the complexity of the fashion world; the creativity designers must have; how they must be down to earth in order to sell, and simply just all the problems that come along with a world so complex and artistic.

This is a story with real real characters, with real feelings, and real problems. Plus, the ending is not a fairy-tale ending; it's one that is quite possible in a real-life situation. Although it is somewhat sad, the ending goes perfectly with the rest of the anime. It does not seem that it was just done to put an abrupt end to the series, but rather it is a perfectly adequate finale for the wonderful serie.

Rating: 10


Personally, I adore Ai Yazawa's art. The eyes, the hair, and specially the clothes, which in fact play a key role in the anime. The clothes are original, not to mention stylish. Each can be easily worked out by the clothes he or she wears. Each design seems to be carefully done and gives the anime a very neat and unique style. The style just emphasizes even more the plot of the anime. Each character has its own way of dressing and it reflects the way the are, and the way they feel. The characters have things that can if¡dentify them, such as piercings, make up, and the various hairstyles. The ornaments that go with the clothes are also mesmerizing, the shoes, bags and even the rings and earings are extremely detailed. Details in the art of this anime are very important because they reflect even further how complex a character is.

Rating: 9


The sound is very special in this anime. Each sound the characters make, each breath, each sigh, makes the anime so real, and as said before, this is an anime that feels a lot like reality. The music goes smoothly with the setting, very stylish, very neat and overall very in-fashion. The original soundtrack (for the opening, only) gives one a very weird and sudden desire to model in fashion show, which makes one feel sort of shalllow. However, the lyrics are quite different, and they explain the feeling of loneliness that at times comes with being beautiful ans successful.

Rating: 9


The presentation is down right fabulous. From the characters designs to the feelings each one of them conveys in the viewer, everything is just amazing. It has its funny parts, as well as the general angst of life. The situations of the different characters, and how they all resolve them (or run from them in certain cases) makes the viewer think this is a plausible story. The irony of life is present during the whole story; how even if you expect something and are almost sure it will be that way, sometimes, life tricks you and it turns out completely different.

Rating: 10

Final Verdict

9.67 (excellent)

Reviewed by krelric, Mar 03, 2008


  1. shoujoboy Mar 03, 2008

    When you start to review things in that upper echilon of scoring, you really need to make sure you drive your points across... and hard. I see an overall score of a 9.67, and yet I just don't get that impression from your review. Sure, you use words like fabulous, wonderful and special, but yet you couldn't manage to pull but one paragraph for the greater part of your review sections to describe that feeling? Take a little bit more time to be more detailed in the future and make the reader feel the same emotion that you feel writing it. It's your first review so all you can do from here is get better.

  2. BossMac Mar 05, 2008

    An adjective count of approximately 45 is not equal to a Review Rating of 9.67.

    Your review is short and sweet yet it lacks that juicy and meaty facts that reinforce your thoughts.

  3. davidh01 Mar 26, 2008

    A good start for your first review. Succinct, but as Shoujoboy suggests (and I agree with his observations) the basis for scoring so highly is really missing. You make some good points that attract my interest, particularly in the first section about the story and characters (and that is what a good review should be achieving).

    Could I suggest you take a look, if you haven't already done so, to the FAQ about reviews:
    http://support.minitokyo.net/faq/5/; and
    a very good "sticky" in the forums about writing reviews that expands on the FAQ:
    A Reviewer's Guide to Minitokyo Reviews
    I think both of these would help you when you're looking at scoring your future reviews - and may justify a revision of your current scores?

  4. SukiLovesAnime Dec 16, 2008

    This anime had a very good sense of fashion I can tell u that much,
    I loved all the clothes and the ending was sad but happy @ the sametime.
    The opening was good and catchy as well as the ending

  5. pmgbapm Jun 23, 2009

    well...this is good

  6. ResonantSoul Jul 23, 2009

    look pretty~

  7. lordryo Jul 28, 2009

    Good review.

  8. SchRita Aug 24, 2009

    Thanks for the review!

  9. rukasu04 Mute Member Oct 18, 2009

    Nice \o\

  10. SchRita Oct 31, 2009

    Thanks for the review!

  11. Fanatik007 Nov 03, 2009

    good review

  12. Baraka-Senpai Jul 05, 2011

    excellent anime guy! recommend!

  13. ai-yame Jul 08, 2011

    Pretty decent review.; just work on pointing out concrete and empirical pieces of evidence to prove your point, since you actually managed to raise points/issues worth pondering about. :)

  14. hitsu-chan Jul 28, 2011

    oooh, now I want to watch it! :) thx for ur review! xD

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