Waiting on Wednesday–Paradise Kiss by Ai Yazawa

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Ai Yazawa is one of my favorite manga-ka, and Paradise Kiss is one of my favorite manga, so I am super excited to see that Vertical picked up the license.  This series deserves to be back in print, and I’m eager to see Vertical’s always classy presentation of this epically awesome story. 

In stores next week.


Yukari is a spirited high school senior in the process of studying for her college entrance exams. Sadly the prospect of subjecting herself to a meaningless dull life leaves her feeling depressed about the future.  In a bout of frustration, Yukari begins to ignore her courses and she begins to hang out with a group of fashion design students. But what Yukari doesn’t know is that this circle is known as Paradise Kiss, and they are run by a pair of young designers already making their mark on the Asian scene. Furthermore, while her life is going to soon change, it will not be due to the elite political or commerce based future her family may have hoped for, instead her life may eventually be set in a world of high fashion, with her strutting down the catwalk as the face of Asian fashion!

What are you waiting on?

5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday–Paradise Kiss by Ai Yazawa

  • September 27, 2012 at 5:15 am

    OMG Paradise Kiss! One of the coolest anime EVER. I only read a few chapters of the manga online but I really loved the anime. I’d definitely consider buying them. I was actually hoping that it would be an omnibus. Still, this is great news!

    I always forget to add manga to my Goodreads and WOW posts, mostly because I don’t keep very up to date with the releases. That’s why I’m subscribed to your blog. 😛

  • September 27, 2012 at 5:23 am

    @Cass – I’ll have a review of ParaKiss in October. Vertical did a nice job with the first volume. It’s nice to see it back in print.

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