Nana and Paradise Kiss are both Shouju romance which means that the manga or story is for the girl/women audience. The relationship between Nana and Paradise Kiss is that both mangas were written by the same author: Ai Yazawa and both stories share a similar theme. The theme expressed in both of these mangas are about young women trying to figure out what they really want to do in life.In both of the stories one gets connected with the characters, all the problems and situations they face are realistic.These women just want to make the best of their lives. They are beginning to experience what the woman adult life is all about: love, consequences, choices, and responsibility.
Paradise Kiss is about a girl named Yukari that just graduated from high school and is now on her way to college. However, a crew of fashion design students ask her to model their new clothing line called “Paradise Kiss!” Now that Yukari is now a suppose adult, she must either choose to go the way her mother had told her to lead her life or take a different route of her own. It is up to her whether she will choose this new life in the fashion industry. Along with finding herself she will go through a series of events in where she realizes how getting into the fashion industry is not as easy as she thought it would be.
The only difference between Nana and Paradise Kiss is that Nana deals with the world of music and of punk rock. Nana tends to be a little bit more bitter than Paradise Kiss which is more soft. However, I enjoyed both stories and as a young women you get to see how other girls live their daily lives. Reading these types of stories about growing up makes me think about myself, about what I want to do and of course I still yet have a lot to learn about life. I am just now starting to live it. I definitely recommend other young women to read both mangas, their both interesting and one gets to a point where you can understand and feel the characters in both stories and how you can relate to them as well.