Skip Beat!

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  • TV-PG
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (1,613)

Skip Beat! is a Japanese romantic comedy anime series which was aired on TV Tokyo from October 2008 to March 2009. The series is based on the manga of the same name by Yoshiki Nakamura. It follows the story of Kyoko Mogami, who moves to Tokyo with her childhood friend Shotaro Fuwa to help him pursue his dream of becoming a famous singer. But when she finds out that he has been using her as a maid and has no intention of making her a part of his success, she decides to take revenge by becoming a star herself.

The series has a mix of genres including romance, comedy, drama, and music. The main character, Kyoko Mogami, is a determined and strong-willed girl who is full of energy and has a passion for acting. She works multiple part-time jobs to support herself and her dreams, and her journey towards becoming an actress is full of challenges, setbacks and triumphs. The show depicts the struggles faced by a young person who is trying to make it big in the entertainment industry.

Throughout the series, Kyoko encounters different characters who play important roles in her life. Ren Tsuruga, a famous actor, is one of the most prominent characters in the series. He acts as a mentor and helps Kyoko to improve her acting skills. However, it is evident that Ren has feelings for Kyoko, but he has a hard time expressing them. On the other hand, Sho Fuwa, Kyoko's childhood friend, is a rival to Kyoko's acting career. He is a selfish and self-centered character who tries to make things difficult for Kyoko.

The series also showcases the inner workings of the entertainment industry. It highlights the cut-throat competition that exists in the industry and the difficulties faced by aspiring actors. The shows also depicts the importance of hard work, determination, and passion for succeeding in the entertainment industry.

One of the unique features of the show is the use of the "Love Me" section. This is a fictional agency that Kyoko joins to help her become a better actress. The "Love Me" section assigns her different tasks related to acting, and she has to complete them to improve her acting skills.

Another interesting aspect of the show is the music. The series has a refreshing soundtrack and showcases different genres of music ranging from rock to pop. The show features several music performances by the cast members, which adds to the overall entertainment value of the series.

In terms of animation, the series has high-quality visuals and engaging character designs. The use of bright colors and the attention to detail draws the audience into the world of the show. The voice acting is excellent, with Ivy Chen bringing Kyoko Mogami to life with her energy and enthusiasm.

Overall, Skip Beat! is an entertaining and engaging anime series that showcases the unpredictable journey of a young girl trying to make it in the entertainment industry. The unique story, engaging characters, and excellent animation make it a must-watch for fans of the romance and comedy genres.

Skip Beat! is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on October 5, 2008.

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Episode 25
25. Episode 25
March 29, 2009
Ren, someone who couldn't understand true love, couldn't even be satisfied after receiving advice from a monk. Even though he did not understand love, he was conscious of the fact that his head was full of thoughts and took on some shocks. On the other hand, Kyoko, who was looking forward to his return, had already decided to go see him. The moment she appeared in front of his eyes, Ren's unexpected feelings began to pour out...
Episode 24
24. Episode 24
March 22, 2009
Unable to get into the character of Katsuki, Ren breaks down. Given time to find his version of Katsuki a worried Kyoko realizes there are ways she can help.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
March 15, 2009
When we left off, Kyoko accepted the role Mio in the remake movie, "Dark Moon" and despite difficulties in early on, Kyoko has continued on proving that she deserves the role. However, Kyoko's goes missing, and after being warned by the production staff, Ren prepares for the worse. Meanwhile, Sho learns of Kyoko and Ren's scene together...
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
March 8, 2009
When asked to explain and carry out the essence of the role, by Hiroko Izuka, Kyoko was left speechless. Although Ren follows Kyoko to put her at ease, Kyoko still wasn't able get a hold of the role. Facing the adversity of getting into character, all of a sudden, she notices what is missing from her performance. Kyoko returns back and carries out an amazing transformation in character.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
March 1, 2009
Kyoko has expressed interest in taking on a role in the big hit drama remake of "Tsukigomori" called "Dark Moon". Meanwhile, Ren has received opposition towards going for a role in the very same movie from Lori, citing Ren's weak point in his ability to perform. As things progress, Kyoko discovers that remaking this movie to the standards of the first movie, is much more difficult than she expected...
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
February 22, 2009
Seeming like Kyoko's hatred towards Sho will affect her performance and hindering her from acting, how can she finish the performance like this? However, after talking it over with Moko, she comes up with a plan; but will this plan of theirs be enough to successfully make Kyoko's performance shine?
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
February 15, 2009
One scene away from finishing up her appearance for Sho's promotional video, Kyoko is struggling to find the right emotion to show during her scene. But after her conversation with Moko, she figures out what to do. As she enters the studio with anger and frustration on her face, she starts the scene but with unexpected results...
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
February 8, 2009
Shou, convinced this girl for the promotional video is Kyoko, is out to find out and reveal her true identity. Sho decides to set up a trap to reveal her identity once and for all. But Kyoko wont go down so easily. Thanks to a deceiving make up job, Sho begins to doubt his previous assumptions...
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
February 1, 2009
As Kyoko's job as manager ends, Ren tries to help her pass her entrance exam as Kyoko has longed to experience the full life of a high school student. As a thanks for her selflessness job while he was sick, Ren gives Kyoko surprising marks in her stamp book. Meanwhile, LME has requested for Kyoko to appear in a promotional music video for, none other than, Sho...
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
January 25, 2009
It seems as if she has put her job aside and taken on the responsibility as Ren's nurse and manager. Again, Ren's image of Kyoko changes as she tries her best to nurse him back to health. Meanwhile, she uses whatever free time she has to study for the school entrance exams again.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
January 18, 2009
When Ren's manager catches a cold, Kyoko takes over as his manager. Kyoko ends up being busier than expected and winds up making a flurry of mistakes. Yet, during her job as manager, she runs into a group of girls around her age and Ren finally learns the reason why Kyoko didn't continue on with school. Also about her past with Sho...
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
January 11, 2009
Team LME make it past the first round, and it seems like smooth sailing. But Kyoko's idea was stolen for the second round and now she has to come up with something on the spot or their chances for the commercial is lost. Will Moko trust in Kyoko to come up with a new winning idea?
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
January 11, 2009
For the commercial, it will require a pair of girls, so both Kyoko and Kanae have a chance to get a part. Erika, stopping at nothing to win the part (including sabotage) informs the director that they work for the same company and that they should do the whole audition without rehearsal....
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
January 2, 2009
Kyoko moves on to her next endeavor and tries out for a soda commercial, but so does Kanae! There, Kyoko meets Kanae's rival, Erika Koenji who relies more on her family's money to win roles, than talent. As Kanae and Kyoko team up, can the LME crew bring Erika down and win over the role?
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
January 2, 2009
Kyoko's next assignment is to be the mascot on a game that just so happens to be featuring Sho! This is Kyoko's chance to humiliate him. However, with every attempt made to humiliate Sho, he comes back to win the audience's love. What will she do now?
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
February 26, 2012
Gong Xi tries to ruin Bu Po Shang's interview on a variety show.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
February 19, 2012
Gong Xi manages to help Mary realized that her father truly love and care for her.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
February 15, 2012
Gong Xi gets a new partner in her department and is assigned a new task of by the CEO.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
February 5, 2012
Despite her injured foot, Gong Xi continues to act in the tea ceremony scene.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
January 29, 2012
Gong Xi injuries her foot while carrying Liu Li Er through the forest.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
January 15, 2012
Gong Xi becomes the first staff on LME's new department, the Love Me Department.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
January 8, 2012
After failing to get a spot on LME's talent roster, Gong Xi becomes depressed.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
January 1, 2012
Gong Xi manages to pass the first stage of LME's talent competition.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
December 25, 2011
Gong Xi vows to enter the entertainment world to seek vengeance against Bu Puo Shang.
And the Box was Opened
1. And the Box was Opened
October 5, 2008
Plain-Jane Kyoko is a girl living her dream (secretly) in Tokyo. She was chosen to leave her native Kyoto with her prince Sho and help him break into the music business. She works two jobs to pay for their lavish apartment and denies herself things she desires that other girls can take for granted. But when she learns how her prince really feels about her she snaps and swears she will become an even bigger star then he is! Laughing at her declaration, he call security to kick her out. Kyoko sells everything in their apartment and buys herself a makeover. Armed with a new look and a new attitude Kyoko sets out for revenge!
Where to Watch Skip Beat!
Skip Beat! is available for streaming on the TV Tokyo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Skip Beat! on demand at Amazon Prime and Viki.
  • Premiere Date
    October 5, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (1,613)