Ranked #43

Skip Beat! (Manga)

Skip Beat!

Alternative Titles

English: Skip Beat!
Japanese: スキップ・ビート!


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 15, 2002 to ?
Authors: Nakamura, Yoshiki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume


Score: 8.731 (scored by 24163 users)
Ranked: #432
Popularity: #37
Members: 46,049
Favorites: 7,381
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Kyoko Mogami followed her true love Sho to Tokyo to support him while he made it big as an idol. But he’s casting her out now that he’s famous enough! Kyoko won’t suffer in silence—she’s going to get her sweet revenge by beating Sho in show biz!

Kyoko’s broken heart and creepy rage keeps her from getting into her talent agency of choice. The eccentric president of the agency decides to give her a second chance, but it requires her to wear a bright pink uniform, put up with spoiled stars, and try to live up to the name of her new position—The Love Me Section! Can Kyoko stand the indignity long enough to find her vengeance?

(Source: VIZ Media)


Skip Beat! has been published in English by VIZ Media under the Shojo Beat imprint since July 5, 2006 and a 3-in-1 omnibus edition since March 6, 2012.

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May 9, 2009
When I first heard about Skip Beat, I (sadly) wasn't one of the first people who loved it from its summary. In fact, after reading the brief summary I went "Psshhh, what's so great about this? No originality at all! The art isn't even that great either!" and walked away.
The reason I first started to read it was because
1) I had finished my favorite manga at the time
2) I was extremely bored and it was ranked quite high
Horrible reasons I know, and I really didn't think I would enjoy Skip Beat at all. In fact I don't know why there were so many read more
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Nov 8, 2010
Skip Beat isn’t your classic Shoujo, The cover is deceiving, on the outside it looks cute and fluffy, you open it up expecting a pleasing little love story with the usual clichés of a cute protagonist and her knight in shining armour.
But Skip Beats protagonist is not a mere Mary sue… Not at all, she’s dark, vengeful lacking in essential emotions such as love and her knight in shining armour Shoutaro, is an egotistical user.

Story: I first started reading this manga after being dumped in a foreign country for a local Thai girl, so for me this was like medicine… I could really relate read more
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Jan 5, 2009
It's always a shock when you start submerging yourself in a story that you don't think will be that interesting and suddenly find yourself completely lost in it. Being a big fan of stories about the underdog, I'd have to say, Skip Beat! definitely captivated me; you're pulled in and can't stop reading wondering what will happen next.

The characters themselves are very unique and well developed. The main character turns out to be a young heroine, Mogami Kyoko, probably one of my favorite characters. Her natural frankness and unsurpassed perseverance makes you just want to root for her even though the way read more
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May 15, 2013
Skip Beat! is the one manga that I've been completely dedicated to. I've seen the anime and the drama, and read the current 200 chapters. No other manga or anime that I've picked up has had this honor so far. I have rewatched the anime and re-read this manga multiple times, and it is always refreshing and enjoyable. I swear this review will be chock-full of praises.

Story: (I'm going to avoid writing a summary here as much as possible) Kyouko put her soul into helping her childhood crush fulfill his dream of becoming a top celebrity. When she's betrayed by him, she decides to crush read more
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If you've read Skip Beat and liked the concept I think you'll defenitly like The One.
Both are about girls entering the entertainment business,(Skip beat-acting,The one-modelling) and how they struggle to make it, falling in love a long the way aso.
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They both are written by the same author, so the humor and drawings are similar. Both aren't your typical shoujo stories either; they are both unique. Tokyo Crazy Paradise has a whole lot more fighting scenes than Skip Beat where there's kicks and little devil spirits. But in both, the main character undergoes amazing transformations which make you want to see more. 
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With Glass Mask and Skip Beat, both of the female leads will do what it takes to make it in the entertainment world, even though their agenda and ultimate goals are different. They are also long running series. Skip Beat with over 20 volumes, and Glass Mask with over 40 - and still ongoing. If you like one, you would enjoy the other. 
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The ends of the heroine are the same and that is to defeat a certain someone in showbizness that is (was) mutually related to them. Other than that, they both contain the love triangle scenario though that facade is yet to be seen in Honey Hunt.

Honey Hunt is a tale about a girl who wishes to have revenge on her superstar mother. Also, she wishes to make a name of her own since a lot of people only saw her as the daughter of one of the world's greatest musician and a talented actress.  
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Both manga involve a girl rejected by the first boy she liked. So, they sink into a stae of depression (aka "black" or scary). Kyouko loves curses, voodoo dolls where as Sunako collects skeletons and creepy stuff. Both of them believe in fairy tales or fantasies.

The difference is in Skip Beat! Kyouko is trying her best to come to the top of showbiz world coz she loves it(though she started out to just get her revenge on sho). Whereas Sunako is trying to become a lady(not really!!) just because her aunt wants her to become one.

All in all these two are  read more 
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The revenge of the heroines is the common denominator. Also, both heroines joined the same league as the guy they are wishing to cast their revenge on. They are both determined to overthrow their former love because of the misery they caused them. And along the way, they'll meet colorful characters that will brighten up their gloomy facade - who knows if these characters will help them exact their vengeances? 
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