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Description
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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Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
!تخطي العثرات
!سكيب بيت
Не сдавайся!
スキップ・ビート!
下一站巨星
华丽的挑战
華麗的挑戰
스킵 비트!
Skip Beat

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Latest Release(s)
c.232 by Impatient Scans (20d ago)
c.231 by Shogun Scanlations (30d ago)
c.231 by Impatient Scans (46d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
36 Volumes + Fanbook (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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

User Reviews
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Forum
55 topics, 643 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (3361 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 24th 2016, 6:10am PST


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Year
2002

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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (35 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #109 decreased(-18)
Monthly Pos #75 (No change)
3 Month Pos #61 decreased(-1)
6 Month Pos #64 increased(+12)

List Stats
On 9415 reading lists
On 1304 wish lists
On 357 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
is the end in sight anytime soon? 20 days, 22 hours, 12 minutes ago
Sorry Chapter searching 258 days, 0 hours, 23 minutes ago
I'd like to know if.... 343 days, 12 hours, 2 minutes ago
kyoko's mom... 348 days, 5 hours, 23 minutes ago
Will Kyoko and Ren in Skip Beat eventually have leading roles together? 408 days, 20 hours, 46 minutes ago

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Pretty Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dridia
January 26th, 2016, 6:08pm
After guzzling down this series over the last week, I'm quite surprised how much I enjoyed it. The manga has an incredible energy to it (particularly in the first few years) where almost every panel is used to tell a joke or entertain the audience. Although Kyouko can be quite over the top, I was quite impressed with how well she was handled. Instead of turning into the self insert actor love cliche I was expecting, we see the gradual change of her hatred finally opening up. There are many heartwarming scenes worth reading for.

That said, this manga does have quite a few faults. There are two large droughts in quality (Ren's arc in Dark Moon and Ren's movie arc) that really are drudges to read through. These droughts mostly coincided with a focus on the romance. Really, this series is best when focusing on Kyouko (specifically her turning into her roles) and the supporting cast, which oddly gets very little screentime in a 14 year series.

That said, this manga is worth its faults. Kyouko is a very entertaining and heartfelt character that you don't see enough in shoujo.
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Went from a 10 to a 6 when the chapters got to three digits   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by eternalight
October 31st, 2015, 12:11am
Disclaimer: I've read this 100% through scanlation so I regret it's a completely different and bias experience compared to reading the professional translations by VIZ, which I recommend you do.

If you've never read this before, judge whether you want to continue or not by reading till the Devil vs. Angel Music Video arc (forgot whether it was chapter ~40 or ~60). That was the point of no return for me i'm right now suffering RIghT nOW.

I went through much fantastic emotion with the very earlier part of the series but I'm currently on ch229 and every other chapter has been so thick with close up reactions, choppy pretense, and sitting-around-a-table for exposition that i don't even know what's happening anymore because i don't. care. about 97% of what is going on.

I just want my main couple SHIPPED and DONE already and it still hasn't happened yet.

May kami save us all.

/sinks back into the oblivion

... Last updated on October 31st, 2015, 11:27am
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In love <3   
Rating: N/A
by Ariaofthesong
August 17th, 2015, 3:57am
Ever read something and think to yourself "wow...I literally cannot pull myself away." Basically skip beat is dark magic that somehow gets into your soul and roots itself in there. I'm deeply in love with it.

While it may seem daunting (at over 200 chapters + ongoing) it is by far one of the most worthwhile manga you can possibly read. And I think to satisfactorily bring it to a conclusion it needs at least 5-10 volumes... at least. It literally wouldn't be half as amazing as it is if it didn't have this many chapters. THE WHOLE POINT IS to properly convey and create a realistic (hahaha) tone with characters who you can fall in love with. Characters that aren't just a two dimensional drawing. I don't know about anyone else, but both Ren and Kyoko are very much real to me. I feel like they live and they breathe. It's really amazing to be able to continuously see their characterization evolve.

The story itself is amazing. It took something that could have possibly been cliche and bland and turned it into a masterpiece. Kyoko is truly one of the best shoujo characters I've ever seen. (And trust me... I've seen more than I can even remember) she's mentally and physically strong, but sometimes trips up. She's got her flaws, but by they serve to make her human. And best of all... Her self worth is no longer tied to a man. She's become her own woman. I absolutely adore Ren as well. Alot of people seem to think he's a bad male lead and that he's like pretty much every other shoujo male lead (a perfect jerkpants). Sooooo wrong. Ren is one my few favorites... he's perfect... but he's not. He's actually rather gentle to our leading lady, but isn't afraid to knock some sense into her. Yeah he gets mad at her for stupid reasons, but I think its more like he's mad at himself. A very mature character who really respects the woman he loves. *swoons*

The only bad thing about it I can think of is the art work and and plot in the beginning. Overlook it amd you'll fall in love. BTW Sorry about the long rant/ comment... I really love this manga.
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Still good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by leloar
August 4th, 2015, 3:37am
Although the updates are slow, the author makes sure to keep the plot going! She actually uses each chapter to build onto the character development. Little to none fillers! <3 Highly recommended. Reading the latest update just makes me want to reread it all over again. Too bad that they didn't continue with the anime... It's way too good to not have a continuation. Maybe Skip Beat! will get picked up again, considering how all of the great shojo animes are being made (e.g. Kamisama Hajimemashita, Akatsuki no Yona, Akagami no Shirayukihime...)
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good manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kagayaki_kaya
May 9th, 2015, 12:53pm
i cant stop waiting for the new updates manga.
the character is so unique and the picture is good.
and it's not all about love.
there are frienship, job, and the other things.
but the progress of their love story is so slow.. this's that i dont like about.
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Loved It Before. Love it Now,   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by oishi24
November 26th, 2014, 11:52am
This is undoubtedly one of the best shoujo manga I have ever read and trust me, I have read many. When I first read the description of Skip Beat, I wasn't impressed. I thought it would be one of those boring manga's with weak heroine and jerk of a hero, with heroine probably overdoing the revenge thing.
But OH MY GOD, this turned out to be simply amazing. The firs chapter is cliched, but after that, it just got me hooked. The plot was well thought out and even better were the characters. The best thing about this is, how the characters are very well thought out and react exactly how they are should in a situation according to their character description.
I do agree that the love story appears slow, but truth is, after you are betrayed like that and also have several other past matters to sort out, it ain't that easy to fall in love, lest alone accept it. It shows reality for me. So, according to me the pace of romance is completely fine.
The growth of the character is very apparent as the story progresses, with the leads making mistakes and learning from them in time, which is wonderful.

... Last updated on November 26th, 2014, 11:54am
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Still the best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lorie
November 25th, 2014, 1:24pm
I have just come back to this manga after a long time and I am still in love with it. It starts out as a typical shoujo (until the end of the first chapter) and then just branches out into such a feel-good and truly romantic manga that you feel its really all the other shoujo authors who have been doing it wrong. If you are looking for a manga that resembles life in the way it explores love, then this is it. The love story comes out of itself so gradually and understandably, that before you know it you have read 200 chapters. There are no villains or whiny loved up girls (thank god). Nothing is too dramatic or cheesy, no nonsense drama, and the main leads all have a life that doesnt revolve around love. We have space for personal growth, exploring characters relationships with friends/parents and career growth.
I think most people feel frustrated with the slow development but I personally find it natural and enjoy almost all of the side characters, who are all three dimensional. It is really refreshing to see, and you always root for the main leads who seem so perfect together (again, no drama of love triangles or rejections).
Overall, a perfect love story with a feel-good, truly "shoujo", vibe. The author did a fantastic job.
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slow updates... but it is the Finest of all shoujo   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by faex
November 18th, 2014, 6:16pm
This manga is like a polished gem that I can't stop staring at. It has wonderful character growth, realistic relationship developments, nice philosophies about life and dreams, and many scenes that gives me adrenaline rush....

My only complaint would be the art and slow release. But that's nothing in the face of this author's ingenious writing and story-crafting skills.

... Last updated on May 2nd, 2015, 3:10pm
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One of the best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by youichilover333
September 21st, 2014, 12:05pm
I have been reading this manga for such a long time- and I remember watching the anime a couple of years ago, thinking, "Well, this was... okay?" and not having any particular feelings towards it. Then, after rewatching it, watching the live action, and reading the manga, I fell in love.

Kyoko is a teenage girl who, like most girls, had a slight fangirl problem. However, this was towards her (famous) best friend- who treated her like dirt. After an unintentional wake up call, she decides to whoop his ass by becoming more famous in the entertainment industry than he is (he is a singer). Along the way, she meets the most famous Japenese actor in the modern day, Tsugara Ren, who, to his surprise (she doens't know), already knows Kyoko from long ago, when he was a "fairy prince."

The story of Kyoko slowly regaining her ability to love is touching, and humorous at most times, as well. The added bonus of such a perfect male lead for the atypical shojo Kyoko just adds on to the perfection. I have falled in love with every character, from Sho to Momo to Chiori to the random side characters that appear every so often. Though it may be long, every chapter is something special and holds a place in my heart. I anxiously wait for each new (slowly updated) chapter as soon as I finish reading the new update. If you don't mind the loss of hair (from the tugging) that will accompany the slow romance, this is one of the best. The incredible mix of drama, romance, comedy, and heartwarming moral lessons that comes with this manga leaves you laughing, crying, and smiling all at once.

... Last updated on September 21st, 2014, 12:06pm
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well   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aclgrafix
August 13th, 2014, 8:10am
This series has captured me the same way that Angel Densetsu did, i dont particularly like the art, half the dialog is meaningless, and theres quite a few "wasted" chapters (useless to the plot) BUT it has a heart, (best way i can describe it) and it's increasingly rare to find a manga with heart.

the only real downfall is the releases that are so slow a snail could cross a continent before a new chapter is out and which leaves me thinking this series will end with a "Due to author's death"

still great manga 10/10
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