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Satoshi Kon's collection of short manga, from early in his career, show off all the sides he later brought to full fruition as an anime director. The very best of shojo manga operates, at least at first, in territory I might never have walked into under my own power.
If anything, the story ennobles the label. None of this comes without a few bumps, of course, and half the fun is watching the people in question hit those bumps and bang their heads on the ceiling. Be a patron. Chief among those people is Yukari Hayasaka, the high-school girl stuck in the tunnel vision so common to people her age. Yukari, not being born yesterday, immediately assumes something vile is afoot, and spurns the bunch of them. So far, so good. The ingredients all seem to be appropriate to the formula.
Before Yukari got mixed up with George, she was attracted to a classmate, Hiroyuki — as nice and straight-laced as George is adventurous and provocative. Turns out Miwako was also fond of him, a while back, but time and happenstance intervened — and now Yukari wonders if she should try and hitch the two of them back up. She doubts herself to do the right thing by Miwako, but she tries anyway, and we see how a very good person lies under all the fluster and worry imposed upon her by the current moment of her life.
So: the sex scene. They make love, with all the hesitance and ambivalence that real sex produces, and each discovers that there's something to the old adage "after sex, animal sadness". Two other characters, Miwako and her boyfriend, are provided as a sort-of contrast: they have a healthy sex life, but over time we see that they, too, use it as a way to avoid discussing a whole passel of unsolved problems that exist between them. By the end of that chapter, Yukari has moved in with George.
With all of my focus on the very red and beating heart of this story, I almost neglected to mention the rest of its flesh and blood. To two confident designers, Yukari is mostly a doll to put clothes on; she can do nothing but keep her mouth shut after her initial ugly reaction to Kaori's appearance.
In the end, Yukari and George both admit that they want different things and they are not able to change enough for each other to fulfill those needs. Yukari knows she cannot live her life as George's doll, and George knows that in order for Yukari to become the strong person she has the potential to be he cannot be in her life.
He decides not to go into designing, instead becoming a hair and makeup apprentice abroad, while Yukari pursues her new dream to become a model in Asia. Ten years later, Yukari is a well known face in the modeling industry and is engaged to Tokumori, who has become a doctor. Yukari's narration explains that they will spend their honeymoon in America seeing a Broadway show featuring George's designs. Paradise Kiss is the story of a happy ending with a few pieces missing.
Yukari explains that George opened her black and white world up to a more colorful one. Even if they are not together, he will always be her catalyst. What I think is most interesting about this whole bittersweet love story is that you can piece together a completely different manga from between the lines.
George's friend Kaori is a much more expected heroine in a manga about fashion design, what with her short hair, boyish figure, determination, and no nonsense attitude with George, but I think that is exactly why Yazawa chose to go a different direction. We all know Kaori's story. It is a lot like Skip Beat! Yukari rarely finds an opportunity to comfort George, instead needing more support, so it feels good in a way to know that she is strong enough by the end to walk away from him the way Kaori once did, although it is clear that for George and Yukari it really is the end.
Tokumori and Yukari's relationship brings to mind the words "life partnership. Yukari is now the more outspoken of the two, as compared to back in high school when she could barely speak to Tokumori without running off in a panic. And this is all good because Yukari needs an analytical person like Tokumori to be patient and understand her needs. So what is Kaori's story exactly? I can make a guess. She is a firecracker of a leading lady, not afraid of foul language or hand gestures, fitting in with the boys and playing with the big boys.
After working hard to get into fashion school, she met George, who she probably did not get along with very well at first. He comes from a rich background, unlike her, and acts like the world is there for his enjoyment while she spends day and night working toward her dream.
Rather than date him, Kaori "made him her rival. What Yukari only sees glimpses of—George's insecurity—Kaori sees fully and understands. However, Kaori's strength breaks after an incident in London, bringing her back to George's apartment on Christmas day without realizing it. She knocks furiously, desperate to see him despite the way they have skipped around having a relationship for years, and reaches out to him when he opens the door.
Seeing her in such a state brings down George's defenses for a moment, during which Yukari sees for the first time that much of George's flamboyance is not true confidence, but his shield. Yukari steps in, keeping Kaori and George from connecting, and they have an awkward evening having a few drinks.
It is apparent that George and Kaori connect on a deep level that Yukari has not been able to discover yet. Had the perspective of the story been different, we probably would have felt a combination of hostility and pity for Yukari as the girlfriend preventing George and Kaori from coming together, but this way we fully understand Yukari's feelings and why she is so possessive of George.
When your boyfriend is a flirt who desires a girl like Kaori, it is hard not to scowl or shout. Finally, the last part of Kaori's story we really see is that she decided to be proactive in George's life by going to his father's office and getting down on her knees to request that he release George from family expectations.
Yukari, meanwhile, barely meets George's father, let alone understands the complex relationship between the two. However, she does stand up to George's mother, who carelessly talks about the better she life she would have had if she had not gotten pregnant. So, in a way, both girls were necessary to George's life in terms of fighting his parents. So far we have discussed three points of interest about Paradise Kiss : a less than fairy tale ending, an ending with its happy moments, and a story from the perspective of the other woman.
Is there something else that makes it really unique? I would argue that Yazawa's art style is another thing that really separates this manga from the rest.
It is very recognizable, even iconic thanks to her work on Nana , and mixes a lot of things into it: some realism, sparkly eyes, bony fingers, dramatic expressions, sharp chins, big makeup, diverse appearances, skeletal frames And this is a fashion manga, so the featured clothes are fittingly creative and look like fashion drawings on the thin, tall characters.
Each character has a very defined style of dress. George is a movie star, Miwako embodies her sister's brand name Happy Berry, Arashi is a punk, Isabella is the perfect drag queen Yukari's style is harder to define because she so often is in her school uniform or in the clothes made by Paradise Kiss, but she also dresses herself sometimes.
Her personal style changes very quickly from high school sweet e. By the end, she has gone back to wearing overalls or whatever she likes because she has the reputation to get her places where a first impression used to.
What else about the art? It is not only expressive of the characters' personal styles or feelings; it also wraps you up in Yukari's experience with Paradise Kiss.
Being invited into the club really is like a fairy tale for her, even though she did not marry the prince at the end. We see in the final volume that her most treasured moment with George was when he embraced her after she walked the runway in his dress, showing it off like no one else could.
This was a proud moment for Yukari too, justifying her desire to become a model, allowing her to support George just once, and, although she did not know it, providing her with the opportunity to show off in front of Kaori, who attended the show.
The art really speaks to her perspective as an ugly duckling suddenly being shown she is a swan, and then a princess. Yukari's world is constantly interrupted by the outlandish appearances of her new friends, especially George with his fancy car, fluffy scarves, and blue hair.
Although color in this manga would make it all even more overwhelming, I think it easier on the eyes when it is in black and white and lets your brain do the work. You do not get tired of pink or blue hair, or Isabella's strange makeup, or even the constant wardrobe changes because the black and white of a manga allows you to take it in slowly. It is a great manga to go back and read over and over, looking at the little details. My favorite page is probably Yukari's crowning moment when she walks the runway in George's dress, the moment she knows her hopes and dreams are validated, even if in the future she and George do not stay together.
It is the story of being found by people who are willing to like you for you and of being completely overwhelmed by your feelings for another person. Pictures from Mangakalot.