Skip Beat!

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: スキップ・ビート!
English: Skip Beat!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2008 to Mar 30, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Mondays at 02:00 (JST)
Licensors: Pied Piper
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, ShowbizShowbiz
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.091 (scored by 131618131,618 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4592
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #794
Members: 247,830
Favorites: 4,905

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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.

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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


Sayama, Kiyoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Furukawa, Tomohiro
Episode Director, Key Animation
Andou, Ken
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Dream Star" by the generous (eps 1-19)
2: "Renaissance" by the generous (eps 20-25)

Ending Theme

1: "Namida (ナミダ)" by 2BACKKA (eps 1-19)
2: "Eien (永遠)" by Yuusaku Kiyama (eps 20-24)
3: "Dream Star" by the generous (eps 25)

Jul 16, 2013
hinahinaxxchoco (All reviews)
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
Nov 2, 2010
zarusoba (All reviews)
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
Nov 1, 2014
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
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
Jan 6, 2014
Demi_V (All reviews)
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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