Paradise Kiss

Synopsis: Yukari Hayasaka is a mediocre student who has worked her way to a top school just to make her mother proud. She always puts others first and herself last. However, her world is turned upside down when she crosses paths with a group of eccentric fashion design students. They know from the start she has the perfect look to model their design in their last school fashion show, but will she build up the courage to stand on her own two feet?
Genre: Drama
115 min

It was past the bakery

that always smelled so good..

...around the corner

at an exciting accessories shop...

...and down, down, down...

...a dangerous-looking alley.

A place hidden away,

probably once a bar.

They called it their 'studio.'

These marks won't get you in.

You'll have to take a study year,

or more, and try the exams again.

At this rate your friends

will graduate before you even start.

What's wrong?

Why won't you concentrate?

Life's not a game, Hayasaka.

I know it isn't, you old bald jerk!

Change your jersey sometimes!

I took my first entrance exam

when I was five...

...for a famous universitys

primary school

But in life? first great test

I failed miserably.

It wasn't failing that bothered me,

it was my mother.

I thought she might abandon

her Mat daughter.

So from that day on,

I studied harder than anyone.

Ms. Hayasaka...

That is correct.

All right, what about the next one?

Let's see...

Ms. Hayasaka?

I got my own back by qualifying

for one of the top high schools.

But my little brother,

who was much smarter than me...

was taking exams by then.

My mother focused an him.

It was as if I'd been set free.

Nope, no girlfriend.

That's Tokumori.

He's so cute!

He was my first love.

But far three years that first love...

...bore the title 'unrequited'


You OK?

Yes. Thank you.


See ya.

Back in a minute.

What are you doing?

Nothing! Trying out my new phone.

Take us both, then.


If you like.

Hey, honey!

Hey! Hey, you!

Hey! Aw, come on!

Go hit on someone else.

I'm busy.

Excuse me.

I'm in a hurry.

Five minutes!

I'm busy!

Three minutes! Two! One!





No! I'm getting robbed!


What are you doing?!

I didn't want her outrunning me.


Now what?

What's wrong?


I've been lying awake nights

worrying about exams.

Let's take her to the studio.


Man, this girl's heavy!

Get her legs.

Nice legs!

A new way of life

suddenly opened out before me.

My monkey palanquin

turned at a sweet-smelling bakery..

Are you OK?

You're awake!

I'm Miwako Sakurada.

We would've called a doctor,

but you were talking in your sleep...

...about a monkey.

Where am I?

In our studio.


We make clothes here.

We're from

the Yazawa Academy of Arts.


You've heard of it? Great!

See? Our school's famous.

Famous for taking in idiots.

Who hit on people from other schools.

I was scouting, not hitting.

Next month we're having

our graduation fashion show.

It's the last school festival

for us third-year students.

We're looking for a runway model

to wear what we've made.

Me? A model?

You've got to be kidding!

I've got entrance exams.

I don't have time for games

with the likes of you.

I'm going.

Wait, Caroline!

You mean me?

You haven't told us your name.

And I don't intend to.

Thanks for the nursing.

Wait a minute.

Now what?

This isn't a game to us.

Take that back.

Say you're sorry

but you haven't got time.


You go to Seiei.

So you can give us attitude?

Take it back.

Who's this?


Arashi scouted her.


For our model?

She looked perfect,

but she's an idiot!

Something smells good.

It's not for you, it was for her.

'Stamina stew'.

I guess it'll be my dinner now.

You won't let me eat

what you made for her?

Just like your dress.




...have you ever met someone

who was 'scary'?

Right from the start... thought,

'This person scares me.

'If this person's around,

he'll wreck my life.'

Right when I me! him,

I had that feeling.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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