Paradise Kiss (TV)

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©2005 Yazawa Manga Seisakusho/Shodensha / Paradise Kiss Committee


[ adapted from Paradise Kiss (manga) ]

Alternative title:
ParaKiss
قبلـة الجنـة (Arabic)
パラダイス・キス (Japanese)
天國之吻 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: drama, romance
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: 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 this motivated her to pursue her own dreams.
User Ratings: 1546 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 190 votes (sub:161, dub:22, raw:3, others:4
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 416 votes (sub:332, dub:68, raw:4, ?:1, others:11
9 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Very good: 448 votes (sub:359, dub:68, raw:2, others:19
13 Spanish subtitled
2 German dubbed
1 Czech subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Good: 284 votes (sub:229, dub:43, raw:2, ?:2, others:8
3 Spanish subtitled
2 German dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Decent: 100 votes (sub:80, dub:14, raw:1, others:5
2 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 So-so: 56 votes (sub:46, dub:7, others:3
3 Spanish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 20 votes (sub:16, dub:3, ?:1)
 Weak: 16 votes (sub:12, dub:2, ?:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Awful: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 2881 users, rank: #345 (of 6011)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.920 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.5703, rank: #601 (of 6004)
Weighted mean: 7.856 (Very good), rank: #579 (of 6004) (seen all: 7.99 / seen some: 6.85 / won't finish: 4.55)
Bayesian estimate: 7.854 (Very good), rank: #408 (of 4572)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage:
2005-10-13 to 2005-12-29
2007-01-17 (Ep. 1-3, Italy - Future Film Festival)
2007-07-31 to 2007-10-16 (USA - ImaginAsian TV)
Opening Theme:
"♥Lonely in Gorgeous♥" by Tommy february6
Ending Theme:
"Do You Want To" by FRANZ FERDINAND
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 4
Reviews:
Paradise Kiss Collection (Apr 14, 2011)
Paradise Kiss DVD 2 + 3 (May 7, 2007)
Paradise Kiss DVD 1 (Jan 13, 2007)
News: Show:
noitaminA Industry Panel (Jul 4, 2011)
Geneon Anime Licenses (Jul 2, 2006)
Paradise Kiss Trailer (Sep 23, 2005)
Paradise Kiss Correction (Mar 30, 2005)
Paradise Kiss Details (Mar 27, 2005)
Paradise Kiss Anime (Mar 22, 2005)
Masquerade - 2003 (Jul 21, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Paradise Kiss - DVD Box Set (DVD) 2007-11-20
    Paradise Kiss - Box Set (DVD) 2008-09-23
    Paradise Kiss - Box Set (Thinpack) (DVD) 2009-07-07
    Paradise Kiss (DVD 1) 2006-12-19 (from $16.49)
    Paradise Kiss (DVD 2) 2007-02-20 (from $49.99)
    Paradise Kiss (DVD 3) 2007-04-17
    Paradise Kiss - Special Edition (DVD 3) 2007-04-17
    Paradise Kiss + Artbox (DVD 1) 2006-12-19 (from $19.95)
DVD (Region 4)
    Paradise Kiss Collection (DVD) 2010-05-19

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Kobayashi
Series Composition: Osamu Kobayashi
Script: Osamu Kobayashi (eps 1-12)
Storyboard:
Motonobu Hori (eps 2, 8)
Osamu Kobayashi (OP; 6 episodes
eps 1, 3-4, 7, 11, 12 ED
)

Rintaro (ep 10)
Satoshi Nishimura (ep 6)
Takaaki Ishiyama (ep 5)
Yuichi Tanaka (ep 9)
Episode Director:
Ken'ichi Ishikura (eps 3 asst., 5)
Mitsuyuki Masuhara (3 episodes
eps 4, 10, 12 (asst)
)

Motonobu Hori (3 episodes
eps 2, 8, 11 (asst)
)

Norihiko Nagahama (ep 7)
Osamu Kobayashi (OP; ED; eps 1, 3, 11-12)
Shigetaka Ikeda (ep 6)
Yuichi Tanaka (ep 9)
Original Manga: Ai Yazawa
Character Design: Nobuteru Yuki
Art:
Hisashi Ikeda (eps 7, 10-11)
Masako Okada (eps 3, 9)
Naruyo Kiriyama (eps 5, 8)
Shinichi Uehara (eps 1-2, 12)
Zohsui Nishikawa (eps 4, 6, 11)
Animation Director:
Fumie Muroi (eps 5-6, 9)
Hiromi Kato (eps 2, 8, 12)
Itsuko Takeda (ep 6)
Junichi Takaoka (ep 3)
Katsuya Yamada (eps 5-6, 11)
Kazuo Tomizawa (eps 7, 9)
Naomi Hayakawa (ep 7)
Nobuteru Yuki (OP)
Takehiro Hamatsu (ep 3)
Tsuguyuki Kubo (eps 4, 10)
Yuichi Tanaka (ep 1)
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Director of Photography: Seiichi Morishita
2nd Key Animation:
Bomin Kim (ep 10)
Chihiro Hayashi (ep 7)
Eriko Kubokawa (eps 8-9)
Hanako Enomoto (ep 7)
Hiroko Oohata (eps 6-9)
Ikuma Tobe (ep 7)
Kou Nishimura (eps 6-9, 11)
Masahiro Yamanaka (ep 11)
Masayuki Kouda (ep 10)
Meiying Hong (eps 8-9, 11)
Mifumi Tomita (ep 10)
Miho Inoue (ep 10)
Mika Uchiki (ep 10)
Miki Kato (ep 11)
Miki Yoshimoto (eps 6-7)
Miwako Yamamoto (eps 6-7)
Naoko Masui (eps 8-9, 11)
Naoyuki Asano (ep 6)
Osamu Kobayashi (ep 10)
Pil Kang Kim (ep 9)
Ryuuta Yanagi (ep 10)
Shinmei Saito (eps 7, 9)
Taiki Imamura (eps 6-7)
Animation producer:
Masao Morosawa
Tsutomu Fujio
Assistant producer:
Kumiko Nakano (Fuji TV)
Yosuke Toba (Fuji TV)
Background Art:
Hiromichi Tanigawa (Atelier BWCA; eps 4, 6, 11)
Hisashi Ikeda (6 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 8-9, 12
)

Kanae Sakakura (Atelier BWCA; eps 4, 6, 11)
Masako Okada (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 7-8, 10, 12
)

Masashi Kurihara (Atelier BWCA; eps 4, 6, 11)
Naruyo Kiriyama (6 episodes
eps 1-2, 7, 9-10, 12
)

Shinichi Uehara (eps 3, 5, 7-10)
Takuya Iida (Atelier BWCA; eps 4, 6, 11)
Tomie Akiho (Atelier BWCA; eps 4, 6, 11)
Toshiyuki Yoshimura (Atelier BWCA; eps 4, 6, 11)
Yasunari Usuda (Atelier BWCA; eps 4, 6, 11)
Yuichiro Nakajima (eps 4, 6)
Yuka Okamoto (Atelier BWCA; eps 4, 6, 11)
Yumiko Yamada (Atelier BWCA; eps 4, 6, 11)
Yuuichi Takayama (Atelier BWCA; eps 4, 6, 11)
Zohsui Nishikawa (Atelier BWCA; eps 4, 6, 11)
Chief Editor: Yoshiko Kimura
Clothing Design: Atsuro Tayama
Color Check:
Azusa Sasaki (eps 6, 9, 11)
Fumie Hayashi (5 episodes
eps 2-3, 6-7, 11
)

Izumi Murasaki (Pierrot DAR; ep 4)
Masako Torigata (eps 3, 8, 11)
Noriko Kikui (eps 3, 12)
Rika Fujishima (ep 5)
Tomoe Imamura (Pierrot DAR; ep 4)
Yasuko Suenaga (ep 10)
Yoshinori Horikawa (ep 1)
Yuuko Satou (eps 4, 10)
Color design: Yoshinori Horikawa
Color setting:
Azusa Sasaki (eps 6, 9, 11)
Fumie Hayashi (eps 2, 7, 11)
Masako Torigata (eps 8, 11)
Noriko Kikui (eps 3, 12)
Tomomi Kato (ep 5)
Yoshinori Horikawa (ep 1)
Yuki Kase (ep 10)
Yuuko Satou (ep 4)
Composite: Atsushi Takeyama (ED)
Digital Art: Rei Kawano
Digital Effects: Shinichi Igarashi (all eps)
In-Between Check:
Akiko Ohshima (8 episodes
eps 1-2, 6-9, 11-12
)

Hiroko Tezuka (ep 10)
Kayo Sakazume (9 episodes
eps 1-3, 6-9, 11-12
)

Megumi Tonegawa (7 episodes
eps 3, 6-9, 11-12
)

Sakiko Watanabe (eps 1-2)
Yaeko Kodama (ep 4)
Yuki Nomura (ep 5)
Key Animation:
Akiko Asaki (ep 1)
Akio Hasegawa (ep 9)
Ayumu Kotake (eps 3, 12)
Bomin Kim (ep 4)
Chihiro Hayashi (8 episodes
eps 1-3, 6, 8-9, 11-12
)

Emiko Kataoka (eps 2, 6)
Eriko Kubokawa (ep 7)
Fumie Muroi (OP; eps 3, 9, 12)
Fumio Fukushima (ep 5)
Hidehiko Sawada (7 episodes
eps 2-3, 6-7, 9, 11-12
)

Hiroko Oohata (eps 3, 12)
Hiromi Kato (eps 1, 9)
Hirotaka Kinoshita (ep 4)
Hiroto Tanaka (OP)
Hiroyuki Hashimoto (eps 1, 3, 6)
Hiroyuki Imaishi (ED)
Itsuko Takeda (OP)
Junichi Takaoka (eps 7, 9, 11)
Katsuya Yamada (eps 11-12)
Kazuko Shibata (ep 12)
Kazunobu Hoshi (ep 10)
Kazuya Saitoh (eps 2, 6, 9)
Koji Maruoka (ep 5)
Kouichi Arai (OP)
Kunihiko Inoue (eps 2, 6, 9, 12)
Kunio Katsuki (OP; ep 2)
Masafumi Nakagawa (eps 3, 6)
Masahiko Sasaki (8 episodes
eps 1-3, 6, 8-9, 11-12
)

Masahiro Neriki (eps 4, 10)
Masahiro Yamanaka (eps 6, 9)
Masayuki Kouda (ep 4)
Masayuki Sato (eps 6, 9, 11-12)
Meiying Hong (ep 12)
Mika Uchiki (ep 4)
Mika Yamamoto (ep 7)
Miki Kato (ep 6)
Miki Yoshimoto (ep 3)
Miwako Yamamoto (ep 3)
Motohiko Kurihara (ep 9)
Motonobu Hori (6 episodes
eps 1-3, 8, 11-12
)

Nagisa Nakajima (ep 2)
Naoko Masui (ep 12)
Naoyuki Asano (eps 1, 3, 12)
Nobuyuki Kitajima (ep 9)
Norimoto Tokura (OP)
Osamu Kobayashi (OP; 10 episodes
eps 1, 3-9, 11-12
)

Pil Kang Kim (eps 2, 7-8)
Ryou Iino (ep 5)
Ryouma Ebata (ep 7)
Ryuuta Yanagi (ep 4)
Seika Saruwatari (ep 2)
Setsuko Unno (ep 5)
Shingo Okano (ep 3)
Shuuji Miyazaki (eps 2, 8)
Tadakatsu Yoshida (ep 10)
Tadashi Shimizu (ep 5)
Taiki Imamura (eps 3, 8)
Takashi Otsuka (ep 5)
Tsuguyuki Kubo (eps 4, 10)
Yoshiaki Tsubata (ep 8)
Yosuke Sotoyama (ep 9)
Yu Maruyama (ep 1)
Yuichi Endo (eps 4, 10)
Yuichi Tanaka (eps 9, 12)
Yuki Nomura (ep 5)
Yumi Masuda (ep 1)
Yusuke Yoshigaki (ED)
Yuujirou Moriyama (eps 2, 8)
Music producer: Hiroaki Sano
Planning: Koji Kaneda (Fuji TV)
Setting Production: Yoshifumi Sueda
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Special Effects:
Ayumi Arahata (eps 1-2, 5)
Kumiko Taniguchi (eps 1-2, 5)
Tomoe Ikeda (Pierrot DAR; eps 4, 10)
Toyohiko Sakakibara (7 episodes
eps 3, 6-9, 11-12
)

Texture Art: Yuichi Suehiro
Theme Song Performance:
Franz Ferdinand (ED)
Tommy february (OP)
Kenji Hamada as Jouji "George" Koizumi
Yu Yamada as Yukari "Caroline" Hayasaka

Chiharu Suzuka as Isabella
Marika Matsumoto as Miwako Sakurada
Noriyuki Uchino as Hiroyuki Tokumori
Shunsuke Mizutani as Arashi Nagase

Akeno Watanabe as Higasa(ep 6)
Akiko Kawase as Hamada-sensei(eps 7, 9-12)
Daisuke Namikawa as Suguru Hayasaka(Yukari's brother (ep 12))
Enapou as School nurse(ep 9)
KAORI as Store girl(ep 6)
Kappei Yamaguchi as Tsutomu Yamaguchi
Kenichi Ogata as Sebas-chan(ep 10)
Makoto Tsumura as Suguru Hayasaka(Yukari's brother)
Megumi Toyoguchi as Tanabe(ep 6)
Miho Saiki as Kaori Asou(eps 10-12)
Porche Okite as Noriji Sunami(ep 10)
Rica Matsumoto as young George(ep 10)
Rie Kugimiya as young Isabella(ep 10)
Rumi Shishido as
Alice Yamaguchi(ep 2)
Mikako Kouda
Shinichiro Miki as Seiji Kisaragi(eps 1, 6, 11-12)
Shoko Tsuda as Yasuko Hayasaka(Yukari's mother)
Tooru Nara as Konishi(Tokumori's friend)
Urara Takano as Lisa Nagase
Yoko Soumi as Kozue Shimamoto(ep 7)
Yoshino Takamori as Yukino Koizumi
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation:
Anime Roman (eps 7, 9, 11)
Mouse (eps 7, 9)
Tokyo Animation Center (ep 7)
Triple A (ep 6)
Wombat (eps 6-9, 11)
Animation Production: Madhouse Studios
Background Art:
Atelier BWCA (eps 4, 6, 8, 12)
Dr. Movie (all eps)
Digital Photography: Studio Twinkle
Music Production: Aniplex
Production Assistance:
Pierrot (eps 4, 10)
Sanchai Corporation (ep 5)
Sound Effects: Sound Box
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Stephanie Sheh
Translation: Shoko Oono
Executive producer: Katsuhiko Tsurumoto
ADR Writer: Stephanie Sheh
Assistant producer: Mami Okada
Associate Casting Director: Mami Okada
Casting Director: Kaeko Sakamoto
Engineering Assistant:
Amie Farquhar (eps 1-4)
Jeff Prosser (eps 9-12)
Matt Hovland (eps 5-8)
Post-Production Assistant: Don Alderson
Production Assistant:
Charles Ohta
John Cha
Mark Fujita
Production Coordination: Megumi Kunisada
Re-Recording Mixing: Michael Brooks
Subtitling: Clark Cheng
Supervising Sound Engineer: Patrick Rodman
Julie Ann Taylor as Yukari
Patrick Seitz as Jouji "George" Koizumi

Barbara Goodson as Kozue Shimamoto
Derek Stephen Prince as Arashi Nagase
Jane Alan as Isabella
Johnny Yong Bosch as Hiroyuki Tokumori
Jolie Jackson as Miwako Sakurada

Barbara Goodson as George(Young; ep 10)
David Keefir as Konishi(eps 1-3)
Dorothy Fahn as Kaori Aso
Jasmine Dias as Mikako Kouda
Jennifer Sekiguchi as
Alice Yamaguchi
Nakayama
Julie Rei Goldstein as Risa Nagase
Karen Thompson as Teacher Hamada
Liam O'Brien as
Guy in Street(ep 1)
Noriji Sunami(eps 10-11)
Seiji Kisaragi(eps 1, 6, 11-12)
Teacher(ep 3)
Mia Bradly as Yukino Koizumi
Michelle Ruff as
Cram School Girl(ep 3)
Girl in Street(ep 1)
Hostess(ep 4)
School Nurse(ep 9)
Suguru Hayasaka(Young)
Mike McFarland as Joichi Nikaido
Patrick Seitz as Sebastian(ep 10)
Peter Doyle as Tsutomu Yamaguchi
Sam Carr as Yasuko Hayasaka
Tara Platt as Higasa(ep 6)
Vic Mignogna as Suguru Hayasaka(Older)
English companies
ADR Production: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Distributor:
FUNimation Entertainment (North America; expired)
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Licensed by:
Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc. (expired)
Korean staff
Korean cast
(none)
Ja-Hyeong Gu as Jouji "George" Koizumi
Seon Lee as Yukari "Caroline" Hayasaka

Dong-Gyun Yu as Hiroyuki Tokumori
Min-Jeong Yeo as Miwako Sakurada
Minji as Isabella
Sewung Yun as Arashi Nagase

Dong-Gyun Yu as Seiji Kisaragi
Jeong Hyeok as
Arisu Yamaguchi
Hamada
Yukino Koizumi
Min-Jeong Yeo as Kaori Asou
Minji as Kozue Shimamoto
Sewung Yun as Tsutomu Yamaguchi
Sin-Hui Park as
Mikako Kouda
Yukari's Mother
Korean companies
(none)
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Philippe Roullier

Adaptation: Charles Platto
Céline Melloul as Yukari "Caroline" Hayasaka
Philippe Roullier as Jouji "George" Koizumi

Bérangère Jean as Isabella
Bruno Meyere as Hiroyuki Tokumori
Jessie Lambotte as Miwako Sakurada
Thierry Bourdon as Arashi Nagase

Adrien Solis as Konishi
Christine Paris as
Hama
Yukino Koizumi
Fabrice Lelyon as Professeur
Olivia Dutron as
Kaori
Mikako
Pascale Chemin as
Nakayama
Yasuko Hayasaka
French companies
Broadcaster: June (from 18 July 2012)
Distributor: Kana Video
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Stefano Crescentini

Dubbing Assistant: Luciano De Santis
Dubbing Sound: Roberto Ronzini
Editorial Coordination: Luca Ficarelli
Domitilla D'Amico as Yukari "Caroline" Hayasaka
Francesco Bulckaen as Jouji "George" Koizumi

Alessandra Cassioli as Isabella
David Chevalier as Arashi Nagase
Maria Letizia Scifoni as Miwako Sakurada

Alessandra Korompay as Yukino Koizumi
Alessandro Budroni as Tsutomu
Antonella Baldini as Mikako Kouda
Bianca Portone as Alice Yamaguchi(ep 2)
Emanuela Rossi as Kozue Shimamoto(ep 7)
Federica Bebi as Isabella(young)
Federica Bomba as Lisa Nagase
Gabriele Patriarca as George(young)
Marco Vivio as Seiji Kisaragi(eps 1, 6, 11-12)
Stefano Crescentini as Hiroyuki Tokumori
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Cartoon Network Italia (from 30 June 2008)
Man-Ga (from September 2011)
Distributor: Panini Video Italia
German staff
German cast
Dubbing Director: Richard Westerhaus (eps 1-12)

Dialogue Writer: Christian Schneider (eps 1-12)
Gabi Wienand as Yukari "Caroline" Hayasaka
Markus Pfeiffer as Jouji "George" Koizumi

Dieter Maise as Arashi Nagase
Heiko Obermüller as Hiroyuki Tokumori
Ilya Welter as Isabella
Sarah Brückner as Miwako Sakurada

Britt Gülland as Hamada
Corinna Dörenkamp as Mikako Kouda
Philipp Scheppmann as Konishi
German companies
Distributor: Panini Video
Dubbing: G&G Tonstudios
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Distributor: Mega-Anime
Russian cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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