Ranked #166
Skip Beat!

Skip Beat!

Alternative Titles

Japanese: スキップ・ビート!


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2008 to Mar 30, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.371 (scored by 55602 users)
Ranked: #1662
Popularity: #268
Members: 92,045
Favorites: 3,448
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The story revolves around a young girl named Kyouko who went with her childhood friend, Shou, to Tokyo to pursue his dream of becoming an idol. Despite her supporting him, she overhears him dismissing her as a boring wallflower. Furious, Kyouko vows to get her revenge by defeating him in the entertainment world.

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Adaptation: Skip Beat!

Characters & Voice Actors

Fuwa, Shoutarou
Fuwa, Shoutarou
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Choi, Won Hyeong
Choi, Won Hyeong
Mogami, Kyouko
Mogami, Kyouko
Inoue, Marina
Inoue, Marina
Hostekint, Justine
Hostekint, Justine
Tsuruga, Ren
Tsuruga, Ren
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Darumaya Owner
Darumaya Owner
Satou, Haruo
Satou, Haruo


Sayama, Kiyoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Osedo, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Odaka, Yoshinori
Episode Director

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Nov 1, 2014
Been quite a while since I last found a shoujo title that I genuinely enjoyed. Skip Beat focuses on the challenges faced by our lead Kyoko in trying to become a successful actress as she learns that she wants to get more out of it besides being a tool to get revenge on her jerk of an ex-boyfriend and popular musician, Sho Fuwa. Some have called the series as something of a Cinderella story and the description seems mostly accurate as we learn of Kyoko's tragic and impoverished back story and dealing with the ramifications of being abandoned by those close to her. The emotional read more
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Jul 16, 2013
Lovers of comedy, dynamic characters, and stories with the realistic backdrop of a dog-eat-dog show biz world, rejoice! There is a perfectly enjoyable and ultimately very satisfying anime in store for you called Skip Beat!.

Skip Beat! follows the endearing young Kyoko Mogami as she travels 200-something miles across Japan to support her childhood friend Sho in his debut as a pop singer. She continues to bail him out until she finds out he's only been using her for her delicious cooking and wife-like, hardworking traits. And he's allowed to because he is THE Fuwa Sho? Kyoko doesn't think so.

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Forceful main girls, and both have a vulnerable sides. They also can't stand a certain guy.
Both main characters go into show business and have to over come many challenges in order to act well. They both have trouble finding out how to act out characters as well.

Opening Theme

#1: "Dream Star" by the generous (ep 1-19)
#2: "Renaissance" by the generous (ep 20-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Namida (ナミダ)" by 2BACKKA (ep 1-19)
#2: "Eien (永遠)" by Yuusaku Kiyama (ep 20-24)
#3: "Dream Star" by the generous (ep. 25)

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