Ranked #204

Skip Beat!

Alternative Titles

Japanese: スキップ・ビート!

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.311 (scored by 67,370 users)
Ranked: #2042
Popularity: #343
Members: 115,074
Favorites: 3,875
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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

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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Silberkralle
Nov 15, 2008
Story:
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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hinahinaxxchoco
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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ggultra2764
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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Demi_V
Jan 6, 2014
Love can make people do crazy things, even if it’s skipping high school to follow your boyfriend to Tokyo to begin his career as a rockstar. Admittedly, the popular rom-com Skip Beat may give bad presumptions when it’s revealed that the main character’s (Kyouko) sole motivation for entering showbiz is to seek revenge on her ex-boyfriend (Shou) by outshining him. In actuality, Skip Beat is just as fun to watch as its name portrays it to be. The plot itself is actually what brings out the comedy in the anime because of the characters’ reactions. The anime is not reflected on a girl’s life that read more
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