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Skip Beat!

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Japanese: スキップ・ビート!
English: Skip Beat!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 15, 2002 to ?
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, Showbiz Showbiz
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Authors: Nakamura, Yoshiki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.561 (scored by 3866138,661 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1052
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #151
Members: 89,938
Favorites: 9,146

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Sixteen-year-old Kyouko Mogami followed her childhood friend and love interest Shoutarou "Shou" Fuwa to Tokyo to support him while he works toward his dream of becoming a top idol in the entertainment industry. But after finding out that Shou considers her as little more than a mere housekeeper, she swears to enact revenge by entering the entertainment industry herself and beating him at his own game!

However, Kyouko's revenge plan suffers a setback almost immediately when she is rejected by the talent agency of her choice. Fortunately, the president of the agency gives her a second chance, and places her in the newly made "Love Me" section. Kyouko then begins her long journey to stardom, cultivating her skills as an actress and forming relationships with new friends along the way.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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This is a pretty funny take on a shojo. I really like the comedy, which balances out the more 'mushy' parts of a traditional shojo. The main character has traits that make her strong and diverse while maintaining realism (ie she's "basic", not overly talented without hard work, clumsy but not a vapid airhead, etc.). There are some ~questionable takes in the series (ie age differences), but they are smoothed out really well by wholesome logic that keeps it realistic and not too icky.

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This review stops at chapter 233, where the series starts to rapidly decline in quality. Since the manga spanned over 15 years and nicely ties up most loose ends by that point, the story can end at that point and stand on its own merits. If I were to review the entire manga up until the time of this review, its rating would drop significantly.

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Is this the One Piece of shoujo manga?

It's been a minute since I last wrote a review, but it's been many more minutes since Skip Beat! began. In the simple words of a fellow reader of this series:

"Either we will die or the author will die before this manga is completed"

Honestly I've faithfully followed Skip Beat! for several years now, with the intent of postponing my review until its completion. But what is this? "This pacing is rather slow," thought I. "The clothing and hairstyles are a bit outdated as well, I noticed. Just when did this begin? ...I'm sorry, does that say 2002?!? We're ...

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