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 134481134,481 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4732
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #817
Members: 254,467
Favorites: 5,016

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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.

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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

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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)

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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