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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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Status in Country of Origin
34 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 (3192 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.98 / 10.0
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June 20th 2014, 8:34am 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 #32 decreased(-7)
Monthly Pos #38 increased(+27)
3 Month Pos #37 increased(+10)
6 Month Pos #41 decreased(-13)

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Chapter 210-Not satisfactory... 112 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes ago
Will Ren discover about Kyoko's debut... 230 days, 22 hours, 48 minutes ago
Contacts?? 240 days, 15 hours, 49 minutes ago
Ch. 205 264 days, 18 hours, 40 minutes ago
just wondering 347 days, 23 hours, 22 minutes ago

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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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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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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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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by born2shop
September 24th, 2012, 10:03pm
I agree with Qinni 100% Often times I get so frustrated with this series because of all the fillers and the needless drama, but I still love it SOO much. I anxiously wait and get excited over new uploads. But honestly.. I feels its been dragged out far too long. And I really don't want to be disappointed by the ending. I'm praying that it wont be and open ended ending and it will conclude the way I (and probably everyone else) imagines it would.

I love the characters first of all. I think they're all great. Even the hateful Shou-chan haha The concept to me is delightful. And that's why I'm so stuck on this series after all these years! I love the art and the humor is always on-point for me. Even the little twists and turns that are unexpected and somewhat pointless is still really good lol

I do think that people might want to wait for the series to be completely uploaded before reading or else they might wait to drop it out of frustration, but this is really a good read. One of my all time faves.
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Started off really awesome   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Qinni
August 17th, 2012, 8:04pm
It started off great, funny comedy, loved the personality of Kyoko; however, considering it's around 10 years old, it really is dragging out a LOT. It's obvious who's going to end up together, if the author is going to do a romantic ending (if it's not open-ended, i mean), and she puts a lot of fillers and long dialogues in between that's kind of ruining it for me....not to mention it's kind of frustrating to see two willful people not admitting their feelings for each other.

Oh well, I think I'm going to put this on hold until it's completely done, then go back and read it. It's pretty good though, but if you don't like long cliff-hangers, avoid this til this is done.
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