Ranked #192
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: 8.341 (scored by 62639 users)
Ranked: #1922
Popularity: #310
Members: 105,864
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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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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

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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Nov 15, 2008 5:36 PM
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 10:31 PM
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 2, 2010 4:59 PM
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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Jun 23, 2011 4:33 AM
I like shows that mess with the formula of their genres instead of rehashing the same old stuff; it helps them to be more unique and memorable. Such a case is Skip Beat, which I came to view as a shojo with balls.

The twist comes from the very beginning, when the story begins right where almost any shojo usually ends; the hunk in the series has already admitted his love to the heroine and they are now beginning a steady relationship while living together. They even left high school and are now working for a living. Following their archetype, the hunk becomes a fashion read more
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