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This is a list of characters who appear in the anime/manga series Paradise Kiss by Ai Yazawa. This needs a lot of work.


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    Main Characters 

Yukari 'Caroline' Hayasaka

Voiced by: Yu Yamada (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (English)

The main protagonist of the story, Yukari Hayasaka is an Ordinary High-School Student trying to get into the best college to impress her mother. She's always studying hard and is crushing on her classmate, Hiroyuki Tokumori. All of a sudden, she gets rope into the world of fashion...


Jōji "George" Koizumi

Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)

An arrogant, handsome, VERY talented student in an art college. He starts dating Yukari few after she starts frequenting his college.

Miwako Sakurada

Voiced by: Marika Matsumoto (Japanese), Melissa Fahn (English)

Another art student and George's friend and co-worker. Very cute and cheerful, she soon becomes Yukari's best friend.

Arashi Nagase

Voiced by: Shunsuke Mizutani (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (English)

Miwako's Hot-Blooded, blunt boyfriend. He's both a student of George and Miwako's art school and the vocalist of a punk rock band.

Isabella Yamamoto

Voiced by: Chiharu Suzuka (Japanese), Mari Devon (English)

The eldest of the gang, Isabella is a young transgender woman who acts as the mentor of the group.

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    Supporting Characters 

Hiroyuki Tokumori

Voiced by: Noriyuki Uchino (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)

Yukari's crush, as well as an old friend to both Miwako and Arashi.

  • Only Sane Man: He's usually the one giving Yukari the soundest advice and has a mature perspective of life that resides outside her stubbornness and the main group's eccentricity. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he eventually starts studying to be a psychologist.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: He may be seen as this in the beginning, but since the series is partly about desconstructing romance tropes to hell and back, it gets beautifully subverted in the end. He still gets the shaft in fanworks, though.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: One of the few male characters with dark hair, in fact, and noted to be handsome.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Miwako.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: To Arashi.

Kaori Asō

Voiced by: Miho Saiki (Japanese), Dorothy Elias Fahn (English)

A former Yazagaku student who is now studying abroad on a scholarship received as the previous winner of the junior Grand Prize.

Seiji Kisaragi

Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese), Liam O'Brien (English)

Mikako's mother's assistant. His dream was to study abroad as a hair stylist.

Yasuko Hayasaka

Voiced by: Shoko Tsuda (Japanese), Sam Carr (English)

Yukari's mother.

Suguru Hayasaka

Voiced by: Makoto Tsumura (Japanese), Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese, older), Michelle Ruff (English), Vic Mignogna (English, older)

Yukari's brother.

Alice Yamaguchi

Voiced by: Rumi Shishido (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)

Miwako's niece.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese), Peter Doyle (English)

Mikako's husband.


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