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Japanese Title: パラダイス・キス / Paradaisu Kisu
Cast: Keiko Kitagawa, Osamu Mukai, Yusuke Yamamoto, Shunji Igarashi, Kento Kaku, Aya Omasa, Natsuki Kato, Hitomi Takahashi, Shigemitsu Ogi, Michiko Hada
Date Released: June 4, 2011 (Japan)
Download Links: DVDrip hardsubbed (mp4) 1.94GB | DVDrip hardsubbed (mkv) 247MB
Watch trailer: here
Keiko Kitagawa as Yukari ‘Caroline’ Hayasaka Osamu Mukai as Jouji ‘George’ Koizumi
Plot: Yukari Hayasaka (Keiko Kitagawa) is a high school student who has become tired of her life of constant schooling. She then comes across a group of student fashion designers in need of a model for their “Paradise Kiss” clothing label. Yukari knows nothing about the fashion world and is taken back by the group’s eccentric ways, but she soon comes to admire their free thinking ways and ability to pursue their dreams with a one track mind.
Kento Kaku as Arashi Nagase Aya Omasa as Miwako Sakurada Shunji Igarashi as Isabella
Keane: Honestly, all the pretty here is enough for me to give this movie a green light, and just go-go-go. Like, heck yeah, I’ll go for it! They’re HOT! Kkk~ Yes, shallow, I AM.
Yusuke Yamamoto as Hiroyuki Tokumori (Poor Puppy…)
I will enjoy a live action done well, and I’m sure I’m not the only one, for I think this film although is not one of the best yet it definitely can get tossed in the good pile. I love the make-up, camera usage, lighting, and most importantly THE COSTUMES. Can I raid George‘s closet? Pretty please. I’ve been a good girl thus far, well, I’m not a saint but pretty close. I love these dedicated actors and actresses, but I couldn’t like Kento as Arashi. I was in WTH mode every time he was on screen; just because he’s wearing leather doesn’t make him Arashi ‘kay. Where are all the piercings? Why is he less of an A-hole in this movie? Then, Caroline and George… WTH x 2. I know Osamu and Keiko are beautiful people but George is… is the Devil in high end clothes and Caroline is… is this donkey who just loves George whipping (it’s a metaphor peeps) her into an independent person. I love to hate Caroline because I want George to myself. Tahehe~ I couldn’t hate Keiko as Caroline at all; she’s too nice looking for me to pick a point to start. Frustrating!
Ugh, I have a tooth to pick about the film’s story too. It has so, so much potential yet fail to deliver what avid anime and manga fans crave. I hate that this film tamed the sexual tension amongst the couples. Why? In order to make this film a rated PG movie? C’mon… as a producer and/or director, if you are gonna hire sexy looking actors and actresses, make sure you max out their seductive card. I’m sorry to say, I enjoyed looking at cosplay fans more than a few of these cast members. Oh-oh, and raise your hand if you agree with me on this, I loved every designer student ever an extra or had a line in this film. How cool are they!?!
This is the second time I’ve seen Keiko Kitagawa on screen, my first time seems eons ago in the drama “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” as Sailor Mars (who was my least fav sailor guardian) and third time’s a charm recently marathoning “The Fast and the Furious” series with my god-brothers. Oh. Em. Gee~ Keiko was in “Tokyo Drift.” And well, (sheepishly speaking) I started watching this movie truly for Osamu Mukai. Love-love-love him in “Beck” and “Atashinchi no Danshi” so I try to follow every project he’s associated in even though it’s a flop. Too bad he was not devilish enough for me in this movie. He couldn’t shake the guy-next-door appeal off his cute face. Shame, but he is worth a toothache for overall. Root canal even. Bring it! For all the glitz and glamour, I can’t phase the fact that Shunji Igarashi can practically steal the show portraying the soft dame, Isabella.
Hope you’ll enjoy the film. Who do you like most or least? Did the story sustain enough substance for you to appreciate it? Leave a comment below or squeak to me about broken links. XD Click here: How To DL? R/L