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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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!تخطي العثرات
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Status in Country of Origin
35 Volumes + Fanbook (Ongoing)

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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 (3275 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 22nd 2015, 6:50pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (33 Volumes & 9 Omnibuses - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #87 increased(+5)
Monthly Pos #78 decreased(-27)
3 Month Pos #58 decreased(-10)
6 Month Pos #48 increased(+3)

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I'd like to know if.... 21 days, 15 hours, 0 minutes ago
kyoko's mom... 26 days, 8 hours, 21 minutes ago
Will Kyoko and Ren in Skip Beat eventually have leading roles together? 86 days, 23 hours, 44 minutes ago
What about Reino 200 days, 11 hours, 6 minutes ago
is anyone else annoyed??? 200 days, 11 hours, 8 minutes ago

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Just frigging fantastic!   
Rating: N/A
by NegalisticBLAST
April 7th, 2013, 1:51pm
How is it after reading nearly 200 chapters, that it barely feels like I've read 20? No the chapters aren't short, but there just so good and exciting and heart stopping that you want more and more! Kyouko you make my heart beat like doki doki! And Ren................ Kyaaaaaaaaaaa!! I really love this series it's got a great story, likeable heroine and great cliffhangers and it's really funny too!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ForteAtrox
March 12th, 2013, 11:37pm
So normally I find shoujo that's been going on for over several years to be just plain bad. Usually the story becomes boring and draggy, the art decline, characters get irritating... and yet... and yet... SKIP BEAT HAS MANAGED TO KEEP MY ATTENTION!

Despite how long it has been going on, it doesn't feel like it's been dragging, I feel like there's so much potential in the story even after 100 chapters. I also don't feel like the mangaka has given up on her own manga, it seems as if she still enjoys it after working on it for over ten years. I'm thoroughly impressed by this manga.
The characters are great, they're all fun and consistent. They remain themselves and it's great to watch them grow. The story? The story is still fabulous, I especially love the comedy that is provided in this series, keeps me laughing all the time. Though some people may complain the romance is a bit slow, for some odd reason I don't mind it! I accepted that romance isn't the central focus of this manga, it has more to do with the characters and their dilemmas. Romance is just the extra sweet glaze over what is already good, and eventually the romance will happen, but before then the mangaka has shown us that the characters still have lots of room to grow to be able to fully develop their love. I for one, will continue to support this series and I recommend it to anyone who wants a great read.
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Falling in Love again!   
Rating: N/A
by rainsSHADOW
February 28th, 2013, 5:47pm
I was reading this series since highschool and i was always up to date with the chapters until i got into college and reading manga just didn't fit into my schedule. But recently I have more time to get back in mangas and i decided to catch up on Skip beat it again since it caught my eye (i have the first 3 volumes). I TOTALLY FORGOT WHAT I WAS MISSING OUT ON!!! Well at first when i tried to get back into reading Skip beat i was very reluctant because I remember losing interest and forgetting where i left off. So I decided to start all over with this manga and I JUST COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. I forgot how awesome Nakamaru's story telling and character development is. Though its very silly and strange at times and despite the fact that series has gone on for so long, its such an interesting read and one of my favorite mangas of all times. I recommend reading all the chapters all up to the recent chapter to get a better feel for the book. You might think "really? Starting over and reading 200 chapters to understand the manga completely is dumb" but i guarantee you, as you are reading, you wont' realize that the manga is so lengthy ^^
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Thoughts so far   
Rating: N/A
by Cheribae
January 2nd, 2013, 1:52am
I put this off for awhile because the updates were pretty slow and I was also starting to lose a bit of interest in it, but just a moment ago, I decided to pick it up again.. I REGRET NOT FOLLOWING IT SO MUCH. After many, many, many chapters, there is finally some more drastic developments between Kyoko and Ren and it had me squirming around like a fish out of water. I seriously had to gasp for air. I'm dying to know what happens after!

I've been in love with this manga since the first chapter and I really do love how the characters relationships between one another grew, but like one of the comments previously stated, it was becoming repetitive. I'm glad that it became more meaningful this time in Cain siblings arc. Before, it felt like Nakamura was just trolling us all by pulling Kyoko back to her original mindset instead of her finally realizing her love for Ren. But then again, I guess it just shows how hurt and unwilling Kyoko is towards love. Otherwise she wouldn't be Love Me's #1 member lol.
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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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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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