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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
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.301 (scored by 70,379 users)
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Ranked: #2132
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Popularity: #352
Members: 120,871
Favorites: 3,994
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Episodes: /25


Bright, diligent, and yet naïve 16-year-old Kyouko Mogami works hard to support the career and dreams of her childhood friend, crush, and rising pop icon, Shoutarou Fuwa. Toiling endlessly at burger joints and tea ceremonies, the innocent Kyouko remains unaware that day in day out, all her tireless efforts have been taken for granted, until, one day, she finds out that her beloved Shou sees her as nothing but a free servant. Shocked, heartbroken and enraged, she vows to take revenge on the rookie star by entering the ruthless world of entertainment herself. As she steps into this new life, Kyouko will face new challenges as well as people who will push her out of her comfort zone.

Based on the best-selling shoujo manga by Yoshiki Nakamura, Skip Beat showcases the growth of a young woman who slowly unlearns how to work herself to the bone for the satisfaction of others and takes her future into her own hands instead.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Crunchyroll officially streamed the anime with English subtitles.

Aside from the manga and anime there are a series of novels written by Ayuna Fujisaki. There is also a Taiwanese drama named "Hua Li De Tiao Zhan" (Extravagant Challenge) inspired by the series, and a total of three drama CDs that cover different parts of the story.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mogami, Kyouko
Mogami, Kyouko
Inoue, Marina
Inoue, Marina
Tsuruga, Ren
Tsuruga, Ren
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Fuwa, Shoutarou
Fuwa, Shoutarou
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Yashiro, Yukihito
Yashiro, Yukihito
Kawanago, Masahito
Kawanago, Masahito


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

More episodes Episodes(25/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 And the Box Was Opened
Soshite Hako wa Akerareta (そして箱は開けられた)
Oct 6, 2008
2 Feast of Horror
Senritsu no Utage (戦慄の宴)
Oct 13, 2008
3 The Emotion She Lacks
Kaketeru Kimochi (欠けてる気持ち)
Oct 20, 2008
4 The Labyrinth of Reunion
Saikai no Labyrinth (再会の迷宮)
Oct 27, 2008
5 The Danger Zone
Kiken Chitai (危険地帯)
Nov 3, 2008

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)

More reviewsReviews

Nov 15, 2008
Based around a character that wants to become an idol I really didn't expect much from this series. Starting out with that prejudice I was surprised to see new approaches in this business and was instantly drawn by this anime. Unlike other storys full of clichéd stuff, our protagonist (Kyoko) isn't driven by the wish of fame, money or power as it is common. No, all she wants is revenge on her former ... well ... "boyfriend"... kind of... not.

With this the anime's story thrives very much from character developement and I mean REAL character developement. Additionally it is well rounded up with a 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.

Here's where the anime read more
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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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Nov 2, 2010
We know the story of the plucky girl making it big in the glitzy world of showbiz. It's the story of Bridget Jones, Josie, the Pussycats, and even Hanna Montana. Skip Beat! puts a welcome spin on it, and it's not just the (fascinating) insight into the Japanese entertainment industry. The story is consistently compelling throughout, and the surreal imagery is inventive and keeps the tone light and humorous, even as its emotions are scathingly deep.

While it's not beneath the show to humiliate the characters or make them look foolish, they are complex and principled, and the show has enough compassion to read more
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