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Kyouko Mogami lived solely for her childhood friend Shoutaro "Shou" Fuwa. She follows Shou to Tokyo so that he may realize his dream of becoming a famous singer. When his dream is realized, Kyouko overhears the truth behind his decision to bringing her with him: he was using her as a maid.

Shocked and enraged, Kyouko swears to take revenge by outdoing him in show business. With a new look and a new attitude, she joins LME, the agency where Ren Tsuruga (Shou's rival and the #1 actor of LME) works, in the hopes of achieving her goal of destroying Shou's pride.

Along the way, she discovers her true self, makes new friends (and enemies), and finds herself at the heart of some interesting situations that will change her life, and the lives of all others involved, forever.


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Associated Names
!تخطي العثرات
!سكيب بيت
Не сдавайся!
스킵 비트!

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Latest Release(s)
c.210 by S2scans (15d ago)
c.209 by S2scans (26d ago)
c.208 by S2scans (75d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
33 Volumes + Fanbook (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 11, Chap 66

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (3151 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 20th 2014, 11:59pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (32 Volumes & 7 Omnibuses - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #158 decreased(-2)
Monthly Pos #54 decreased(-25)
3 Month Pos #34 decreased(-2)
6 Month Pos #30 decreased(-4)

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Chapter 210-Not satisfactory... 13 days, 14 hours, 45 minutes ago
Will Ren discover about Kyoko's debut... 131 days, 15 hours, 11 minutes ago
Contacts?? 141 days, 8 hours, 11 minutes ago
Ch. 205 165 days, 11 hours, 2 minutes ago
just wondering 248 days, 15 hours, 44 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by evinrud3005
April 1st, 2014, 9:52am
OMFG! I am dying every chapter because I know I have to wait a month (or more if holidays) to read the next. If this series is so succesful, how is it that it can't be serialized faster?

But well, this is this only downside of the manga. I am just in too much of a rush to have all my questions answered, my squeals shoulted, my blushes blushed and so on. I am in love with the manga.
I have to admait that I miss the lite Kyoko's hate-spirit. They haven't appeared in a long time, and it really is what drew me completely into this manga!!!
But I am definitely sticking to the end. Though if only I could see it...!
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Great read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Azure Elvyner
March 13th, 2014, 5:10am
I've followed this manga for so long I don't even remember how many years has passed. I find this manga to be a great read. Though it is a shoujo manga, and does contain shoujo clichés, Yoshiki Nakamura doesn't specifically deal with the romance of the story, but she includes a variety of themes and concepts into the manga. It leaves a more profound impact on the reader, I believe, because it also deals with a person's aspirations, the finding of their identity, and the making of friends - as opposed to the typical shoujo manga.

Kyoko's character annoys many people, my sister included, and at first I was slightly irked by how naïve and gullible she was, but after thinking a little, I realised that her innocent personality more or less served as a foundation in allowing readers to see how diverse her acting ability is. That's how I see it, at any rate.

Skip Beat is slow - very slow, actually. We're currently 200+ chapters in and Kyoko has only just discovered her feelings for Ren; however, I think the slow pacing is best. Sure, it's emptying my wallet one volume at a time, but it's absolutely fine with me as long as there's character development, good pacing, and a good plot. Thankfully, Skip Beat is one such manga. My opinion on the greatness of the plot may change in the future, however - who knows?

The art is great; Yoshiki Nakamura's style is good in the sense that she can manage to convey a lot of emotions through her character's expressions alone. The art is clean. There is one little bit that used to annoy me though - the disproportion between the male character's head and body. But I got over it.

Overall, I give this a 10/10. It would have been a 9.5 but it turned into a 10 because I still get overly happy when a new chapter is released.

( T_T)/

... Last updated on March 13th, 2014, 5:13am
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I'm still loving it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
January 3rd, 2014, 10:19pm
After 5+ years of following this manga, I'm surprised to say that I still giggle/squeal like a little girl every time I see an update.

Sho, despite being the antagonist, is one of my favorite characters, and I just can't wait to see him again. The romance showcased in this is also reasonably realistic and cute, which makes me love this all the more.

The ONLY downside I have for this is its slow monthly releases.... And when it goes on holiday breaks? Oh lord....
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Honestly, stick with it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by heisrisen01
October 18th, 2013, 10:00pm
This manga is pretty slow in its releases and if you've been following it for a long time, you can lose some of your momentum. I recently read the latest chapter and I wasn't as excited as I normally was. Because of this, I went back and re-read it from the beginning. HONESTLY! This is one of the few stories that I could read over and over again and never tire of it. I had forgotten a lot and by re-reading it, I found a new love and appreciation for this story when I got to the end again. This story is worth the wait though sometimes you need to go back and be reminded of it. ^-^'
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slow but reasonable   
Rating: N/A
by yamzi
October 12th, 2013, 10:29am
i know that this manga seems to slow that it already reaches more than 200 chapters, saying that its kyoko is at fault.. bear in mind that kyouko is inexperience in love and unassuming that it wouldn't cross her mind that ren has feelngs for her just because he's nice, and also ren is known for being a kind gentleman in that industry..
as of the others saying that why wont she just tell him that she loves him then let me ask you, would you be able to tell the one you love that you love him when you heard coming from his mouth that he cant fall inlove with someone now.. even i wouldn't be able to coz i know wat awaits me if i tell him..

and love isnt all there is, realizing her dream and working her way up is a good thing...

this i 1 of the best manga i've ever read, i dont care bout the opinion of others... smile
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Good idea, badly executed   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kulianne
October 12th, 2013, 9:11am
First of all, I have to say that I love how it started off and it seemed very promising: a young girl realizing she had been used by someone she loved and decides to become more famous than him to get her revenge.
However, a lot of times I feel like it goes off-plot and the only times we focus on the heroine is during her encounters with Ren, which in itself is not a bad thing, except I would imagine there is more to becoming an actress than that.
I hope we're gonna get back on track soon and focus more on her trying to be an actress.

PS: I think I prefer
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
her Setsu personality more than her actual self
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lily_kitty15
October 10th, 2013, 2:36am
i started out reading this from a site with summary i was wishing to watch a tv version or comic and finally found the site that had chapters this was my first manga i ever read and got hooked on

at that time i think it was round 70-ish chapter it has been annoying please dont be upset with the scanlator group its the author thats only releasing 1-2 chapters a month from what i remember
so its more like push the author for more chapter each month lol i wish i could go to the author and beg to keep working on the series BUT just please at least release 1 chapter each week!!! im dying here for a chapter or 2 a month!

i only find 1 thing disappointing the lack of romance finally when i thought Kyouko realized
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
her feelings toward Ren jerk and jealous Shou shows up and makes a mess of everything and brain washes her again

other then that its still good i think besides this manga i only care about Hwang Mi Ri's manhwas even though lately her work has been so-so not as good as it used to be but i love the tough girl gang stuff most just hate the cry baby crap and pig type girls who are leaders
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Totally awesome, but I hope it finishes soon   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by AndyProk
July 12th, 2013, 2:38pm
I've been reading this manga since so long ago, I don't even remember when. Certainly not 2003, but possibly 2007. Truth to be told, it's been so long, I've forgotten most of the earlier volumes. There have been times when I got as exasperated as P.O.C.K.Y. (especially when
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
that stupid guy that can see Kyouko's hate spirits turned up
, which made me want to send hate spirits of my own to the author >_>), but I've always loved the series. And ever since I started seeing signs of it finally beginning to wrap up
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especially now that Kyouko *finally* lost the last lock on her love container
, I cannot wait for the next chapter. Then again, that has always been the case.
In a way, this is the manga that first made me aware of the perils of reading a manga that hasn't been completed yet. I would be devastated if the author suddenly died or similar.
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Rating: N/A
by P_O_C_K_Y
June 26th, 2013, 7:37pm
I agree with flowinmyboat completely.This manga was brilliant when it first started and while it's not terrible yet, it really lacks to engage me like it once did. When you follow a manga for this long, it's going to lose some of its charm, especially when you start to get into other mangas while you wait for the scanlators to put out new chapter.

There's a reason this manga is so popular, it's an ace read and if you're just starting out you'll probably still be in love even after 200 chapters. But if you're like the group of people that have been following this since it's first release in 2003, then the hype has worn off and you're wondering why the bloody deuce you're still reading this.

This manga has entered the world of unnecessary continuity. It's a good read, but not good enough to still be trying to introduce new plots and characters. It's time for it to wrap up while it's still liked before it turns into a mess like other never-ending mangas that lose their fanbase.
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WOW. Really?   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by flowinmyboat
June 19th, 2013, 7:50pm
I remember reading this manga when I was in middle school and loving it (in like ~'06-'07). I cannot believe how unbelievingly boring this series has gotten though. Two-hundred chapters is more than enough to have achieved revenge, fulfilled Kyoko's dreams and developed a solid romance. Instead, more plots and characters keep being introduced. There are still parts that pull you in but for the most part the pacing is ridiculously slow and it shows no signs of ending.

Despite that, I would recommend reading this series. It's great at the beginning and there still seems to be people who enjoy it until now, so I would say read and see how long it takes before you get sick of it (or not).
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