A model student becomes a model.

parakiss allLength: 12 episodes

Rating: 4/5

Nickname: Parakiss

Based on a 5 volume manga by Ai Yazawa.

Yukari normal 3rd year high school student who’s asked to model for a group of student designers at their school’s festival fashion competition. She has to try to balance studying for college entrance with hanging out at their studio and falling deeper into the world of fashion.

I enjoyed this anime. It had a good pace and you got to know the main characters pretty well. The school festival competition made the show have an overarching tension and sense of purpose. There was also a good dash of romance. And as expected of a fashion-centered anime, the clothes everyone wore were gorgeous.

parakiss yukari
Believe it or not, this is the same girl above in the uniform.