Ranked #157
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


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Ranked: #1572
Popularity: #250
Members: 85,116
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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, Kyoko
Mogami, Kyoko
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
Odaka, Yoshinori
Episode Director
Osedo, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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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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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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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