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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.214 by S2scans (21d ago)
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c.212 by S2scans (84d 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, 620 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (3208 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 #97 increased(+7)
Monthly Pos #47 decreased(-23)
3 Month Pos #35 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #38 decreased(-10)

List Stats
On 9036 reading lists
On 1218 wish lists
On 302 unfinished lists
On 726 custom lists

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Forum Posts
How do you think Skip Beat will end? 20 days, 21 hours, 20 minutes ago
Chapter 210-Not satisfactory... 147 days, 22 hours, 32 minutes ago
Will Ren discover about Kyoko's debut... 265 days, 22 hours, 58 minutes ago
Contacts?? 275 days, 15 hours, 58 minutes ago
Ch. 205 299 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes ago

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My First Love   
Rating: N/A
by chelsi889
December 31st, 2012, 12:53pm
This was the first manga I ever bought. EVER. I knew nothing about the series. I was in 5th grade and it had just come out in America. Ever since then, Kyoko stole my heart away.
Now I'm going to graduate high school and enter college. So I thought why not do a review of my favorite series before the new year starts. I felt it was time because I've been watching and reading the comments here. I've always wanted to put up one of my own. So here it is.
If I were to describe the story to you, I couldn't. It's too complicated and I won't do it justice. I think you'd have to read it yourself in order to really get the story. All the little bits, the cliff hangers, how silly Kyoko can be, Ren restraining himself, Shou meddling in Kyoko's affairs all contribute to how much I love this series. You get sucked up in Kyoko's pace as she tries to get her revenge on Shotaro. But as time passes the manga delves less and less on her revenge and more and more onto her and Ren. Kyoko does mature slightly and you can see her growth as an actor but she's still good ol Kyoko. (But now I believe everyone is reading Skip Beat to see her development with Ren LOL Good stuff, good stuff) It's the type of story that makes you yell out in anger and laugh so much til you cry. You really get involved in Kyoko's story as you look forward to each release because you cannot not love Kyoko. Sure she can be out of her mind sometimes. A little bit loony, a little bit goofy, but with good insight. Sheís just awesome.
Iíve read this manga more times than I could count. You can read Skip Beat over and over and over again and never be bored. I always find myself coming back every couple of months to reread the entire story mainly because Skip Beat cleanses my soul. (Reading a lot of shoujo requires that you cleanse your soul of all the sickening sweetness)
Although I know Skip Beat has been dragging on for about a year, I honestly wouldnít want the releases to come out quicker. Skip beat has been such an important part of my life, I donít think I could stand it if it ends. Itíll leave a big gaping hole in my life. (Well okay I want more chapters but I feel the more chapters released bringing us close to an end. Well actually I donít see it ending anytime soon but Iím getting anxious) I probably will never love any manga as much as this one.
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Too long   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Vanadie
December 14th, 2012, 12:05pm
This story is honestly getting on my nerves.
I have been a fan of it since the first time it was published in my country, but it's just so hard to keep up with it. I honestly love the characters and I even feel that the plot is finally going in the right direction, but for someone like me who has been reading every monthly update it's unbelievably tiring.
I just recently decided to decrease my rating.

To anybody out there interested in the manga. It is indeed incredibly funny and beautiful. However do yourself a favour and wait till the manga is finished (if it ever will be). I can already see this being the companion piece to the everlasting story of Detective Conan/Case Closed. Just in case the mangaka tries to make it into a second never-ending story amuse yourself with a different manga before starting this one. Otherwise you will be dragged into this painful stagnation relying on monthly updates that wont keep you satisfied in the least!

As I mentioned before. I strongly believe that this manga has great potential at becoming an all-time shojo favorite. It has already been said how original the plot is and I can definitely vouch for that being the case. The art might need some getting used to what with all the weird proportions, but even manga like Dragon Ball and One Piece have an artstyle that might not strike everyones fancy and have become popular to boot!

To sum this up.
For those of you interested in starting this manga: Wait a while. It looks indeed as though we wont have to wait long for it to reach its climax and then it will be an absolutely enjoyable read.
For those who already started and are stuck in limbo: I'm with you all the way
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The Story is good, but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MissJanny
December 9th, 2012, 5:14pm
I like Skip Beat, but the ART! I can't stand the art. Kyoko can change her appearance at will, and the shape of her eyes even change. All the dudes seem to have the same facial shape and broad shoulders, EVERYBODY has tiny heads and really long legs.
This manga is ten years old, and barely any development, and honestly, it drags on for far too long.
I don't even know why I gave it such a good rating. I suppose I just like it for absolutely no reason.

... Last updated on January 16th, 2013, 11:16pm
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amazing   
Rating: N/A
by kerme
November 24th, 2012, 4:23pm
i put off reading this series for a LONG time because i looked at the description and thought 'oh god, a revenge one' you know? not to mention the art was not to my taste but once i started reading I.COULD.NOT.STOP! its amazing! the heroine isn't wimpy about Shou too much and she is actually kind of scary and Ren is pretty incredible and frightening as well
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Surprisingly Amazingly Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whistlebird
November 21st, 2012, 9:54pm
I wasn't so sure at first, because the art started out with all the guys having weird too-long faces and I was expecting just another shoujo manga with a shy ditzy heroine who wanted to be a star and worked really hard at it and didn't have too much depth. Well I was wrong. The art got beautiful and instead of an annoying main character who falls in love easily and cries too often (not that that's a bad thing, it's just been done too many times) I find she's actually kind of... scary. And unexpectedly devious, while at the same time, being sweet and innocent and full of heart enough to still be lovable. Don't know how that's possible, but you kind of lover her more because of her evil vengeful side that doesn't back down from a gritty fight to the death. Besides, her inner demons are adorable. She's got to be the most interesting, changeable main heroine I've read. She's aspiring to be an actress (strictly for a very roundabout sort of revenge at first) so she gets to put on a dozen different personalities and looks and all of them really suit her in different ways. It's fun (and hilarious) to watch her grow and learn and sparkle and freak out and melt and send out blasts of dark energy and pin terrified people down with her invisible little demons, which seem to be more real than just figments of her imagination. She's enamored with both sparkly fairy tales and the realistic self-made voodoo dolls that she crushes under her feet or talks to for advice. In short, she's a little crazy, a little naive, and very determined. And you have to laugh and love her for it.

As for the rest of the characters, they've also got a lot of different angles to them. The evil ones of course often turn out to be just people with problems and selfish desires who might really be okay if they're dealt with the right way, and Kyokou seems to have a talent for that as well as acting. They've got histories (especially Ren, who gets more and more interesting the more you don't learn about him) and feelings but it's not so wishy washy that you get bored and tired of sob stories. They're all different and react differently to Kyokou for different reasons, and at the end of their stories there's usually that warm fuzzy feeling of happiness.

As for the romance, that may be more typical, but still sweet and slightly frustrating (woot for love triangles and such) and I'm ever eager for developement.

Over all, an awesome series!
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Love it!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mnher15
November 18th, 2012, 2:26pm
This was the first manga that was recommend for me to read.. At first i thought it was a pretty boring story, but then she just kept on telling me to just keep on reading.. And since i was having a hard time reading it she suggest that i should start off by watching the anime and then continue where ever the anime left off and then read from the manga.. Now i am hook on to this manga and couldn't wait every month to read the next chapter.
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love love love   
Rating: N/A
by chin_lee
October 23rd, 2012, 3:46am
i LOVE skip beat!
reasons why i love it:
1. the art!! soooooo awesome. Yeah.
2. the character! all of them, even sho. they're developed well and have misterious side too. Reennn, loveee youuu!!!
3. the storyline! *gasp. read it. i can say nothing.
4. no insta-love. there are reasons why u would fall for him or her, not mentioning about their good looking.
5. many, many, MANY. i can't mention all of it. but this manga is much WORTH to try. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
oh i can't wait for the next chapter!!
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Worth any amount of waiting...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elliemoran
October 12th, 2012, 2:37pm
Yes, the infrequent releases and the short chapters are frustrating - but otherwise, this manga is just about perfect.

I see a lot of complaints about the most recent arc dragging on, being repetitive, and so on. I can understand that viewpoint, but I really don't agree. Ren has such a traumatic past that he has lived in a false persona for years, refusing to allow his true self any say. Even before taking on the character of 'Ren Tsuruga' he was unhappy and troubled. If the mangaka had been the type that would have resolved all that easily, she would not be anywhere near as good as she is.

The characters are real, and funny, quirky, likable.

The story and plot may seem slow, but I personally think that is partly because the manga is so addictive - when you go back and read the volumes again, what took so long when reading each chapter as it came out (think the dark moon arc) actually doesn't take that long to get through.

The art is fine to me - it improves drastically as the years pass. What the the manga lacks in beautiful art, it gains in characterization.
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Near Perfect for 8 years   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Sandric
October 7th, 2012, 1:30am
This is one of the best shoujo romance series out there and was very good in character development and interaction. Until the last story arc. Sadly the slowed down story development plus the switch to a once a monthly (irregular) from bimonthly (irregular) the few years has significantly hurt this series. If it had the same development early on OR had a more often and regular release schedule I am confident it would do fine. As it is, for a monthly series it is both too slow AND too short. It is still very good and I adore it. But I really do not want to wait another 5 years for this series to be concluded if it moves at this pace.

... Last updated on October 7th, 2012, 1:32am
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Honesty...   
Rating: N/A
by ayanechan
October 6th, 2012, 2:57pm
I don't feel its dragged out at all, i mean, the romance definitely has but i like slow romances. Additionally its nothing compared to Glass Mask which is still going. I do have to say though that it is frustrating, its a bit repetitive with Tsuruga getting mad and what not but the latest chapter (193) has really got me hating on Kyoko. HOW COULD SHE SAY THAT?? I DON'T GET IT?? I'm so angry at her i could scream!!!! SCRRRRREEEEEAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

It's a good series though. Read it and you won't be disappointed.
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