I have always been a fan of japanese anime/manga and sentai since I was a kid. I remember my parents allowing me to watch Voltes V as a reward whenever I get to accomplish something.

My interest in anime/manga carried on ’til now that I’m 25. Hidalgo, Quiapo is a haven! A lot of anime DVDs (sorry for patronizing pirated stuffs ^_^V  ) being sold for only P50 (pag maraming bibilhin may discount pa♥). Few years ago, a guy friend suggested that I should watch this certain anime because of its craftsmanship and also the story.

Paradise Kiss (Paradaisu Kisu) — It’s a shoujo manga. Young girls (even the young at hearts) will surely love this because it has drama, comedy, romance, and fashion, fashion fashion! For a guy friend suggesting this to me, I’m quite sure some guys will like this too.

Paradise Kiss is about Yukari, a high school girl who’s life is just boring. It’s her mom’s dream that she goes to college in a very good university, even if she isn’t brainy at all. She’s pretty but has an unattractive personality. One day, she was kidnapped by Isabelle, one of the members of the Paradise Kiss, who’s members are all fashion major. Other members are George, Miwako, and Arashi. The ParaKiss gave Yukari or Caroline (as Miwako calls her) a huge make over, and she models their creations.

Caroline’s life changed as she explored a different world that used to be so routinary. George, a handsome,extremely appealing and has an extraordinary gift for fashion designing became her love interest.

Now, Paradise Kiss has live action version and is showing next year in Japan =). I hope a film fest (cinemanila, cinemalaya etc..) would let us filipinos see this like what they did with Evangelion Rebuild: You are [Not] Alone that was shown at Cinemanila on Nov. 2008.

The anime also featured groovy soundtracks,  the most popular was Lonely in Gorgeous by TommyFebruary6 and Do You Want To by Franz Ferdinand.

I hope this will make a good film.

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