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: 8.071 (scored by 141493141,493 users)
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Ranked: #5462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #908
Members: 271,339
Favorites: 5,255

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Day in and day out, Kyouko Mogami works multiple jobs to support her childhood friend, Shoutarou "Shou" Fuwa, in his rise to stardom as an idol. She never complains about her way of life, as she is deeply infatuated with Shou and would go to the ends of the world for him. However, her heart is broken when she overhears Shou talk about how he views her as nothing more than a maid he cares little for.

Angered over being used, Kyouko flies into a rage and swears to get revenge on her former crush by entering the world of showbiz to surpass him. Joining the relentless and unforgiving entertainment industry proves to be a challenge, as she continuously meets people who force her out of her comfort zone. But for the sake of vengeance, Kyouko is determined to push herself and rise to the top.

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Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, Skip Beat! was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Pied Piper in March 2018. This North American home video release included an all-new English dub.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kumagai, Takuto
Sayama, Kiyoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Furukawa, Tomohiro
Episode Director, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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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)

Episode Videos


Nov 2, 2010
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 ...
Apr 12, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I fell in love with the manga and ended up watching the anime afterwards because I just couldn't get enough of it. That being said, I was highly disappointed with the anime adaptation, and felt like the overall vibe was very different than the original manga (and no, I am not someone who automatically feels that the manga version of any story is superior). It's difficult for me to pinpoint exactly why I loved the manga and hated the adaptation, but I'll try.

Plotwise, the anime more or less follows the story. Parts were shortened and some scenes eliminated, but nothing that really stood ...
Feb 5, 2021
This series is the antithesis to Ai Yazawa's Nana! While Nana is a coming-of-age story about young adults pursuing their passions and having mature romantic relationships, Skip Beat is about Kyōko Mogami, a teenage girl who drops out of high school to get a full-time job, so she can simp for her childhood crush... and when he inevitably betrays her, her solution is... to stalk him and join the same talent agency, to get her revenge by becoming more famous than him! The premise is just as vapid as it sounds and while I occasionally like a nice romance anime to shut my mind off ...

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