4.237 out of 5 from 409 votes
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.
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.
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!