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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.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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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!

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Latest Release(s)
c.215 by S2scans (9d ago)
c.214 by S2scans (53d ago)
c.213 by S2scans (74d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
34 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
52 topics, 625 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (3221 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 20th 2014, 8:34am PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

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

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #76 decreased(-58)
Monthly Pos #26 (No change)
3 Month Pos #28 increased(+10)
6 Month Pos #34 increased(+3)

List Stats
On 9071 reading lists
On 1229 wish lists
On 301 unfinished lists
On 736 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Will Kyoko and Ren in Skip Beat eventually have leading roles together? 20 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes ago
What about Reino 20 days, 12 hours, 1 minutes ago
is anyone else annoyed??? 20 days, 12 hours, 4 minutes ago
How do you think Skip Beat will end? 20 days, 12 hours, 17 minutes ago
Chapter 210-Not satisfactory... 180 days, 5 hours, 22 minutes ago

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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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Special One   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lovermanga
August 8th, 2014, 3:16am
I been reading this manga since day one. This is the only manga I always check on and truly look forward too. And this is the only manga I own. I'm so excited to find out more and yet It'll be very sad to have this manga finish. I hate the thought of it. We are already on the chapters were Kyoko is aware of her feelings towards Ren. I hope for Ren and Kyoko to find happiness. Hoping they will end up together happy because they deserve happiness after all what they both went thru

... Last updated on August 8th, 2014, 3:17am
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Started off good..   
Rating: N/A
by Ifra12
July 2nd, 2014, 8:26am
It started off great but now it feels kinda like its dragging without actually continuing the plot. The characters are interesting though and the plot itself is unique and original, just wish the manga didn't drag on as much as it does.
The artwork is quite interesting, though some of the body proportions are a bit off. Nothing too bad, not like some yaoi mangas at least.
If you like long and slow mangas, then you will probably like this, however 200+ chapters for a shoujo that doesn't seem like it's reaching its end is kind of hmmm...
The anime is really good and enjoyable despite the horrible cliff hanger ending (my opinion).
Overall, its a good manga that has dragged on for a good while now smile.
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Needs to be K.O.ed   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by x56a
June 19th, 2014, 4:48am
reading others peoples comments i can say i feel the same. I love this manga and ive watched anything related to it, but the thing is it needs to stop. Yea..i loved the fun stunts and the romance.....sadly now its to too drag out. like seriously
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way too many chapters for them acting as brother and sister. though some spicy moments...
I do like it but for does who cant tough out 200+ chapters, i say don't do it, unless you just have a ton of free time.
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ARGH! AWESOME, BUT SO DANM SLOW!   
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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STILL LOVING IT! I WON'T GIVE UP ON THIS!   
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....

but yes. This manga has all the things I look for. Kyoko becomes her own person and finds passion all through acting, and I loved how her first acting jobs were ironically tied to the man who abandoned her. From there, her jobs progressed as she grew as a person. Beautiful.

The manga also has themes of friendship, responsibility, and (lack of) family. Although the most obvious plot of the romance, it progresses at a perfect pace. I love it so much.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2014, 11:12pm
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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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