Some ironies can only be written by life. A secretive recluse who has gained international notoriety for her works of fiction airing out the dirty laundry of extroverted performers and fashion moguls, Ai Yazawa's fame is proof she has tapped into a deep cultural vein. See how stories that cause so much pain can be such a pleasure to read, after the jump!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kuipo, a Japanese fashion company, American designer Anna Sui is collaborating with 7 different manga series (including "Princess Knight" and "Urusei Yatsura") to produce a line high-concept fashion accessories. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ai Yazawa's 1999 fashion school manga Paradise Kiss, adapted into a 2005 anime and 2011, is getting a new release in Japan. Volumes 1 and 2 will be release January 17th and 3 and 3 will be released February 18th. Get a look at new covers after the jump.
At Anime Boston, Vertical Inc. added a big title of the "Josei phase of manga evolution!!" New omnibus collections of Ai Yazawa's Paradise Kiss are planned for a fall release. More after the jump.
Japanese moviegoers planning to attend showings of the live-action Paradise Kiss adaptation—based on the Ai Yazawa's manga of the same name—have something else to tide them over until the June 4 premiere. Paradise Kiss: After School is a 4-episode spin-off series that will be available exclusively through mobile content service "LISMO Drama!"