Yukari Hayasaka is a serious student who is held to high expectations by her overbearing mother. Excelling at her studies used to be her life's focus until one day she meets a group of fashion students who decide Yukari would be the perfect model for their latest design. While Yukari resists at first, she slowly comes to love this group of people who are living a life so different from her own. She also develops feelings for the lead designer, George Koizumi, and becomes close friends with Miwako Sakurada, her boyfriend Arashi Nagase, and Daisuke "Isabella" Yamamoto. Having these new friends in her life inspires Yukari to stop living her life the way her mother wants; so she strikes out on her own instead, determined to find what will make her happy.
With a noticeable tan and bleached hair, Momo Adachi is a high school student who is frequently misunderstood by her classmates. She's accused of being a playgirl and is the subject of many rumors, most of which originate from her ‘best friend' Sae who is jealous of Momo due to them having a crush on the same boy. Momo's life only gets worse when Kairi Okayasu, who she once saved from drowning, decides to make her his own. Kairi coming into Momo's life only encourages Sae to spread more rumors about Momo and Kairi while going after Toji herself, creating quite a complicated situation for everyone involved.
In Peach Girl and Paradise Kiss both girls have to learn how to make their own decisions in what they want to do. There is also a love-triangle between guys although it is more apparent in Peach Girl.
Four gorgeous guys, one fabulous mansion and one challenge - turn the landlady's niece into a perfect lady and live rent free; fail and their rent will triple! Surely this task will be no problem for Ranmaru Mori, Kyouhei Takano, Takenaga Oda and Yuki Tohyama, who are lauded as the princes of their high school and have girls dropping at their feet daily... right? The boys' dream of rent-free living comes crashing down when they meet Sunako Nakahara, the girl they must transform. Sunako has devoted her life to solitude, preferring the company of anatomy mannequins, horror movies and the darkened seclusion of her bedroom to the presence of the ‘dazzling creatures' that cause her to have violent nosebleeds. Flushing her out into the light might prove to be more than the boys can handle!
Paradise Kiss and Wallflower involve trying to turn girls into something else and shaping their lives in different ways. Paradise Kiss revolves more about fashion and trying to turn the main girl into a model. The series both involve high school students trying to find their way in the world living with real life issues.
Iwaya Sumire is a highly-educated, well-respected and young journalist at a major newspaper - though her social success can't stop her boyfriend of five years from dumping her for a less-educated woman. One day, as she's fuming over her lost relationship, Iwaya comes across a young man in desperate need for food. On a whim, she takes him to her home and feeds him, deciding to let him stay in exchange for becoming her "pet." With him at her side, Iwaya takes on love and life.
Both Kimi wa Petto and ParaKiss have a very well defined story. Often the romantic in my finds itself being a little depressed at the end of a series: "That's it then..." Endings aside, the progression of characters in both stories is wonderful, all of the main characters grow and change, and we are offered detailed information from their points of view. I find both series are a little meloncholy in places, but that just makes the sweet parts.. well, sweeter. I believe that if you enjoyed one, you will definitely enjoy the other!
Ageha holds two things dear to her heart: the series of purses she designs and gives away, and her overly-idolized elder sister. When her sister announces she is pregnant and is going to be wed to her loser boyfriend, Ageha couldn't be more shocked and refuses to accept the news. Meanwhile, Ageha and her friend bump into two men at the mall who seem very interested in her purse series, but little does Ageha know she will meet them again quite soon at the very establishment her sister is having her wedding dress custom made: Velvet Blue Rose! Now Ageha must prove her sewing competence in the ultimate test: making her sister's wedding dress!